Projects Network Development Officer, Permaculture Association

Type of job: 
part time
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, 25 January, 2021
About the Job: 

Are you looking to apply your skills to a passionate network committed to positive change? Are you interested in helping groups to develop and learn? Can you pull information together, work as part of a team and support volunteers? Are you comfortable working online as part of a distributed team? Are you willing to start small and help to grow the network, and the role? Are you looking for a flexible working pattern in an organisation committed to good People Care? If so, read on!

We are able to offer this post by bringing together a number of smaller funding pots. The common theme with all of them is supporting and developing the more practical side of permaculture, and building the network of local groups, projects and demonstration sites. Please read the attached Job Description for more detail on both the funding and the support we want to provide.

As an inclusive employer and membership organisation, we want our staff team to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. Therefore we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.


  • Background information about the Permaculture Association, our structure and the post
  • Job description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form

Key details about the Projects Network Development Officer role (1 year fixed-term)

Salary: £23,600 pro-rata (£4,720 per annum before any deductions)

Hours: 7.4 hrs per week (20% fraction of 37 hour week) to be worked on a flexible basis. Additional hours may become available over the course of the year.

Holiday entitlement: 32 days including Bank Holidays pro rata.

Place of work: This post is suitable for remote working. The postholder must be able to visit the Permaculture Association’s office in Leeds (Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Leeds, LS5 3BP). We are able to provide office space, so applicants can also be based at the Leeds office.

Job purpose: To assist with the development of the projects network, including LAND Centres and Learners, local group and project members, member farms and smallholdings.

Duties will include:

  • LAND and the projects network support
  • Strategy and fundraising
  • Farming engagement (Northern Real Farming Conference & Oxford Real Farming Conference)
  • Finance, admin, monitoring and evaluation
  • Communications & Events

The full person specification and job application form is attached, along with an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Please read the application form carefully and answer all sections fully. CVs will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications is 12 midnight, 25 January 2021. Interviews will be held on 4 February with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Andy, andyg [at]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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