We are recruiting!

Our building on Tooting Common will be ready later this year so in preparation we are recruiting a Woodfield Project Manager. This is an opportunity for the right person to help create something special and unique for the local community.


Please apply by emailing thewoodfieldproject@gmail.com with a completed application form and equal opportunities form. Make sure you put your name in the title of each document. If you are unable to download the forms, or have any questions about the role, please email us.


Download the application form here: Application_Form_ TWP


Download the equal opportunities monitoring form here: Equal opportunities form



Deadline for applications is Friday 15th February 2019. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 27th February.
This post will be managed by The Woodfield Project, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The job description is also below.
 Woodfield Project Manager
Location: Woodfield Pavilion, Woodfield Recreational Ground, SW16 1AP.

Salary: Up to £27,300 based on a 35-hour working week

Job type: Fixed term contract for one year with possible extension, subject to review and availability of sufficient resources. Probationary period of three months. Appointment subject to references and enhanced DBS check.

Hours: 5 days per week (35 hours), worked flexibly (negotiable), including some weekend and/or evening hours. 25 days’ holidays per annum, not including Bank Holidays.


  • Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Woodfield pavilion.
  • Support the implementation of the TWP business plan and manage overhead costs to an optimum
    level within agreed budgets.
  • Work with the management team and Trustees to raise funds for the charity to ensure its financial
  • Coordinate and deliver/arrange for delivery of a programme of community activities and events
    including guided walks and talks on history, archaeology, biodiversity, veteran trees, built
    environment (including heritage) and wildlife.
  • Liaise with schools, Forest Schools and other learning providers and manage relationships with a
    diverse group of community groups, organisations, individual volunteers and partners to achieve
    the Woodfield Project’s aims and objectives.
  • Be responsible for social media, web development and promotional material – production of a
    monthly/bi-monthly newsletter and publicity of all events and activities
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and administrating all bookings for the Woodfield pavilion, ensuring
    that all visits to the pavilion are logged and monitored and that complaints and suggestions arising
    are handled efficiently and appropriately.
  • Maintain and develop a database of all users of the Woodfield pavilion and identify opportunities to
    increase the use of the pavilion and additional revenue streams.
  • With the management team, recruit volunteers in order to support the project; maintain a database
    of all volunteers; develop and implement a volunteer policy and procedure and training schedule
    and provide a positive and caring working environment for volunteers.
  • Attend to the health and safety requirements with regard to the building and grounds; prepare or
    assess risk assessment of all events and activities; safeguard users where relevant; aim to
    provide equality of opportunity both for visitors to the building and for attendees at events and
  • Ensure that the Woodfield pavilion and its outside areas are maintained in a clean and hygienic
    condition appropriate to its use by the general public.
  • Undertake any other duties, appropriate to the demands of running a community centre based in a
    public space.


  • Educated to “A” level (or equivalent qualification) or appropriate experience in a directly
    related post.
  • Proven ability to manage a community building including responsibility for all aspects of
    health and safety, risk assessment and first aid, safeguarding and equality of opportunity for
    all users.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build working relationships with a diverse
    range of partners, and to meet the needs of different audiences.
  • Proven ability of excellent writing and presentation skills including preparation of progress
    reports, project development briefs and promotional & publicity materials.
  • Confidence and ability to use computer packages (e.g. Microsoft Office -Word, Excel and
    Outlook) to handle correspondence, produce reports, manage budgets and resources.
  • Knowledge of social media, website and digital development and maintenance.
  • Experience in project management including managing budgets and satisfying funder
    requirements, suitable reporting approaches and evaluation.
  • Knowledge and experience of working on a green open space comparable in scope and
    character to Tooting Common.
  • Able to promote, organise and deliver events and activities which raise awareness of
    biodiversity, history, archaeology, veteran trees, built heritage and wildlife.
  • Experience of co-ordinating and managing volunteers
  • Experience of working with children and vulnerable adults
  • The ability to work independently using their initiative and prioritise effectively whilst at the
    same time working collaboratively as part of a team on common goals.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive or final statement of the duties required of
the postholder.

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.

AGM 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Woodfield Project will be held on Thursday 18 May at 7.30-9 pm at St Thomas’s Church Hall, Telford Park, SW2 4XW, near the corner of Telford Avenue and Salford Road.

Only members of the Woodfield Project may vote, but all are very welcome to attend.

After the brief AGM there will be a talk by Leonie Cooper.

Leonie is the London Assembly Member for Merton & Wandsworth, and is Chair of the Environment Committee at City Hall. She is also a Borough of Wandsworth Councillor, a founder-member of the Friends of Tooting Common, and a long-standing member of Wandsworth’s Management Advisory Committee–the ‘MAC’, which advises the council on the management of the Tooting commons. Few know more about the natural, legal and political environments of the Tooting Common and the Woodfield site.

Refreshments and informal discussion will follow. It will help with the organisation if you RSVP to https://woodfieldagm2017.eventbrite.co.uk but an RSVP is not essential.