Last Call for Administrators!

HGN are looking someone local to take on an Administration role with the Network.

Do you have energy, a broad and enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living and carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way… and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity.

If so, click here to find out more about the post and how to apply.

Applications must be submitted before 9am on 30th November 2018.

With thanks to Herefordshire Community Foundation (Glencora) for their support with this role.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon!


.. and sending out best wishes to Averil Clother, our previous excellent Administrator, as she starts her new full time role with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust this week.

Come & join our team!

HGN are looking for someone who would like to join our team and work with the Herefordshire Green Network.

If you have energy, a broad and enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living and carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way, and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity, click here to find out more about the post and how to apply.

Applications should be submitted before 9am on 30th November 2018.

With thanks to Herefordshire Community Foundation (Glencora) for their support.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Vacancies & Opportunities

We’ve had an influx of job and vacancy notifications over the past couple of weeks. Here are the links if you are looking for work in environmental or social sustainability in Herefordshire.


Herefordshire Council:

Litter Innovation Fund Project Manager

Main Purpose:

  • To successfully manage the 6 month Litter Innovation Fund Project
  • To research the impact of bin rationalisation on litter levels through better understanding of public behaviours
  • To develop a public awareness campaign to educate the public about bin rationalisation
  • To collate data and write a project report for submission to WRAP at the end of the project

The fixed budget available for the successful management of this project over the 6 month period is £3,600

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Hoople Agency by Friday 6th July 2018

Full details in the document here.


Herefordshire Wildlife Trust:

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

  • This role offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience and training in practical and applied conservation work and is the ideal first step in gaining a career in conservation while making a positive contribution to the conservation of Herefordshire’s habitats and species.
  • Salary: this is not a salaried role though some expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Closing date: 1st August 2018

Shop Assistant

  • The successful candidate will be required to work when needed, also at short notice at times and, in accordance with the business needs, across our two shops based in Ledbury and in Queenswood County Park near Leominster. As such the successful candidate will be considered to be a bank/casual worker and will not be guaranteed any hours.
  • Flexibility to work weekends as well as week days is essential.
  • Salary: national minimum wage
  • Closing date: 3rd June 2019


Building Better Opportunities Herefordshire:

Part-time Key Support Worker

This role will focus on Hereford South Wye and on those who are furthest from the labour market, helping them engage in activity improve their skills and move forwards into employment. Full details in the attached document here.


And talking of opportunities – we’re very excited to be interviewing 3 excellent candidates for the role of HGN Administrator on Monday morning next week. Hold onto your hats as things move around at HGN and make space for some new ideas and new faces ahead…

Queenswood Project Officer

There is an opportunity for a Project Officer employed by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Herefordshire New Leaf, with the aim of managing the Heritage Gateway project at Queenswood.

For more information about the role please click here. Please note that applications must be submitted by Monday 14th May.


Work with CLT

Would you be interested in working for Hereford Community Land Trust? Or do you know someone who might be? They are seeking to appoint a paid Project Manager to run their “Building Momentum” project – this role to be undertaken on a part-time self-employed basis, over the next 8 months.

The Project Job Description is attached in our Documents page on the HGN website, and the associated Project Milestones, along with some background information about Hereford Community Land Trust (HCLT).

If you are interested, then please apply by submitting your CV along with a covering letter which should set out, in particular, why you are interested in this project and what you think you would bring to it. Please include full contact details and send these by email to . If you wish to apply by post, please let us know and we can provide a mailing address.

The closing date for applications will be 5pm on Wednesday 28th March and CLT will decide by the end of Thursday 29th March whom they would like to interview. They hope that the person appointed will be able to start the Project during April.

If, having read the information supplied, there is anything you would like to ask CLT before submitting your application, please do so using this email address:

Work with Sustainability West Midlands

SWM are recruiting for an Office Administrator to join their small but growing team. The Office Administrator will provide the efficient and effective running of their office and finance systems to support the delivery of their mission. They need someone who will be able to fit in quickly, contribute and deliver for our stakeholders, whilst also helping their organisation develop and grow as they seek to create a better future for the businesses and communities within the West Midlands.

The role is located at Sustainability West Midlands office, hosted by Groundwork UK Birmingham B1 2RR. The job is part time 2 days per week, 15 hours with flexibility on pattern of working with a salary of £16,000 – £20,000 pro-rata.

If you know of someone or if you are interested in this role please click here to view the job full job description as the closing date for applications is on 20 April with interviews to be held on 30 April.


Work with HGN

We have had some fabulously exciting applications for the HGN Event Coordinator role, who we will be shortlisting and interviewing over the coming fortnight.

If you are intending to apply, please remember that the deadline for applications is Monday 19th February at

To see the job description again, click on the HGN Events Coordiantor document via this link.

Calling all Growers & Makers…

A new ‘Sunset Market’ in Hereford City

This summer Left Bank Village are launching their first evening local produce market. Working in collaboration with New Leaf Sustainable Development the market will be a celebration of Herefordshire with a combination of both local foods and crafts produce stalls

Local Djs and live acoustic music will create a vibrant ‘after work’ vibe, plus children’s activities to keep the little ones entertained. This will transform a regular weekly shop into a truly enjoyable outing for all the family.

New Leaf plan to add a second Sunset Market at Queenswood over the coming months, offering another opportunity for a ‘local stop & shop’ on the route home from school and work.

This month’s market in the gorgeous riverside courtyard at De Koffie Pot will include delicious local fresh produce and preserves, alongside local ales, cider and craft. On Wednesday evening at 6pm there will also be a visit from the Turnastone Peace Choir, and at 7.30pm upstairs in De Koffie Pot the market will be followed by a discussion about ‘How People Transform’ hosted by the Herefordshire Green Network.

This is something truly wonderful and unique created by locals for locals! Organisers hope that the markets will become a regular feature of Hereford city living. The addition of talks and speakers means that this is an opportunity to feed your minds as well as your bodies on tasty locally goodness.


The first market days will be Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of August running from 3pm to 7pm.


If you would like to take part as a vendor please contact FAO Sophie: Local Market.

Engagement Officer at Queenswood & Bodenham Lake

A new opportunity to work with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and New Leaf Sustainable Development at the lovely Queenswood & Bodenham Lake sites has come available. This is a fabulous chance for someone with an interest to develop and implement workshops across themes of sustainable development, nature play and environmental education. For more information click here.