Become a Member of Staff

Current Vacancy:

Site Based Coordinator

Are you a hardworking and compassionate individual looking for a unique opportunity to use and broaden both your practical and care skills to create real change in your local community? This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the Earthworks core staff team, taking a lead on maintaining the site's facilities whilst supporting and engaging Earthworkers in associated activities as well as outdoor nature based tasks.

Job Title: Site Based Coordinator

Location: Earthworks, Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0TZ

Remuneration:    £18,200 per annum salary (£10.00/hour equivalent) and generous employer pension contribution

Duration:  1 year fixed term contract (possibility of extension relevant to funding and the needs of the organisation)

Hours:   35 hours per week (7 hours per day) Monday – Friday, 9.15am – 4.35pm

Holiday Allowance: 25 days/year + Bank Holidays


To apply: Please send completed application forms to Stephen Pike:


The closing date for applications is 9AM on the 6th June 2019


Please click the links below for associated documents:

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Applicant Privacy Notice 2019

Join the Board of Trustees

So that Earthworks can continue to grow and thrive we need experienced members of the public to join our board of trustees. This is a great way to use your professional skills and experience for the good of a very worthy cause. We are keen to hear from people from a diversity of professional backgrounds, in particular we are currently seeking a new treasurer.

What you can get out of being a trustee:

 Make a difference to the lives of adults who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties
 Help the environment and support conservation efforts and education
 Feel valued and part of a team
 Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
 Get to know and support the local community
 Play a key role within a well-respected and award-winning local charity

For general information about becoming at trustee for Earthworks please read our Trustee Recruitment Pack.


Treasure Trustee Vacancy

Role title: Treasurer Trustee

Location: Earthworks St Albans, Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0TZ

Role Type: Voluntary

Hours: 1-2 hours per week, variable and flexible

About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our board of trustees as treasurer. This role involves oversight of charity finances, maintenance of proper accounts and ensuring that robust financial controls are in place. As a member of the board, the treasurer also works alongside other trustees to provide effective governance of Earthworks. For further details, please see the role description.

To learn more about the Treasure Trustee role please see the documents below:

Treasurer Trustee Advert

Treasurer Trustee Role Description 

Trustee Recruitment Pack.

For further information about becoming a trustee please contact Steve Pike:


Become a Placement Student

Every year Earthworks offers at least one paid placement to a student within the Geography / Environmental Management departments at the University of Hertfordshire or similar institution.

If you would be interested in spending a year with us or are interested in a shorter, unpaid placement, please contact us.

Placement students participate fully in all aspects of life at Earthworks and have been known to tell us that it was the best experience of their lives!

Earthworks offers a unique and highly rewarding academic placement suitable for an undergraduate studying: Geography, Environmental Science, Conservation or similar degree programme.

Job Title: Placement Project Worker

Location: Earthworks site: Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0TZ

Number of Vacancies: One

Duration:  1 academic year (Sept 2019 – August 2020)

Hours:   5 days per week, Monday – Friday 9.15am – 4.35pm

Closing Date: 7th June 2019

Please click the links below for associated documents:

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Applicant Privacy Notice 2019

Appointment subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Please return your completed application form to Steve Pike (Placement Supervisor):

Don’t hesitate to contact Steve or Bianca (Joint Project Leaders) for an informal chat about the role or to organise a visit to the site. Site Mobile 07981 052248

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Become a Volunteer

Earthworks values the role of volunteers. We recognise that everyone has a contribution to make. We want to encourage and enable volunteers to offer their enthusiasm, energy, skills and creativity to the charity and to support our earthworkers to maximise what they get out of each day. Our volunteer registration form will provide further information: volunteer-policy-and-registration

Volunteers are needed for the following areas:

  • Support Volunteer. Part of or a full day each week (9.30am-3pm) to support earthworkers with learning disabilities to gain the most out of their day at the Earthworks site. Activities may include garden maintenance and conservation work; fruit and vegetable production; log chopping; running craft activities; general cleaning, tidying and tea making.
  • Farmers Market Volunteers. Once a month, on the second Sunday of the month, Earthworks has a stall at the St.Albans Farmers Market opposite the Town Hall. We need volunteers to help on a regular or occasional basis to pick vegetables (7-8am), operate the stall and load/unload van (8am-2pm).
  • Other opportunities. People with specific skills are occasionally required to help with areas such as marketing, publicity, fundraising, legal matters, event organisation, training, running workshops etc. Please speak to us if you have an area of expertise that you think Earthworks would benefit from.
  • Team Building Days. We can offer a limited number of Team Building Days on site to companies. Please contact Earthworks separately for details of these opportunities.

We would also like to hear from anyone who wants to organise collection days in town and at local venues or simply take part on the day. Alternatively occasional volunteers may wish to organise and run specific annual / bi-annual fundraising initiatives such as: coffee mornings, quizzes, sponsored sport events, jumble sales, black tie balls, etc.

We would also like to harness the creative skills of local artists who could lead inclusive craft workshops for our trainees.

All occasional volunteers will receive the full support of Earthworks staff.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in volunteering with Earthworks, please contact us or download and complete an application form below.

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