Current Vacancies

Project Manager


(part-time – 2 or 3 days p/w)  6-month fixed term contract


About Us

Hardie Park is a community hub, greatly valued by local residents, that offers a safe green space for outdoor recreation, a café, and various free or low-cost activities and groups open to all.


The role

The Project Manager is a senior post at Hardie Park, and will take overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations across the various elements of the Hardie Park project – including (but not limited to) our Café, Men’s Shed, Gardening project and our “Pop-up” shop. The full-time salary for this position is £35,000 (but will be pro-rata depending on how many days/hours are agreed at the start of the contract).

In addition to this, the Project Manager will hold responsibility for financial processing, will serve as the day-to-day contact for our many local partners (in particular Council Staff, Police, community teams, local residents etc.), and will plan and manage operations during park events.

The Project Manager will work closely with the Board, who through the Finance, Fundraising, Communications and Events sub-groups support the charity’s operations.

About You

We are looking for a candidate that shares the values of the Hardie Park project, and who can demonstrate the potential to lead small teams of staff and volunteers. With a strong customer service ethic, and an inclusive communications style, you will be collaborative, a team-player, and ideally have experience of working within the charity sector (although this is not essential). This is a varied role, and as such you will be organised, able to prioritise conflicting deadlines, and able to think on your feet. You will be a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

For more information, please see the job description and person specification HERE

To Apply

The deadline for applications is 10am Wednesday 31st  August. It is expected that interviews will be held in the latter part of the w/c 5th September

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement (of maximum 1 side of A4) outlining your interest and experience for this role to For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Matt Adams, Chair of Trustees, using the above email address.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.



Trustees (voluntary basis)


About us

Hardie Park is a community hub, greatly valued by local residents, that offers a safe green space for outdoor recreation, a café, a cycle hub, and various free or low-cost activities and groups open to all.

The role

We are looking to grow our Trustee team, and as such would like to bring up to 4 new Trustees on Board to help us in our work to ensure that Hardie Park is able to continue making a difference to the people of Stanford-le-Hope, and beyond.

We meet monthly – in the evening of the first Monday of each month. Historically our meetings have been held at our community space in Hardie Park (Stanford-le-Hope, Essex), but we are able to accommodate virtual attendance for anyone based further afield. Beyond our monthly meetings, we would expect ad-hoc involvement in matters relating to the charity’s governance, meetings with partners etc. Beyond that, trustees will be encouraged (although this is not essential) to volunteer time with the charity to learn more about the organisation, systems/processes, to meet park users, understand fully the impact of our work etc

About you

We are looking for people who understand the power of community organisations such as ours, and who are passionate about improving our work. While we do have a need on the Board for a trustee with skills and knowledge of HR, we would welcome applications from anyone who feels that they can contribute their skills, and their time to our work. We are looking for people with a commitment to diversity and inclusion, who are a team player, and most importantly, people who are passionate about the work of our charity.

This is a voluntary role but all reasonable expenses properly incurred will be reimbursed.

We are considering applications on a rolling basis.

To apply

Please send a CV and a short supporting statement (maximum of one side of A4) outlining your interest in our work and this opportunity. For a confidential discussion, please contact Matt Adams, our Chair, on