Green Shoots Project at the Berwick Hills Nature Reserve!

With the new year comes a new group of amazing volunteers! Green Shoots have been lucky enough to have students from Prior Pursglove College join our team to help out on our important conservation work across Middlesbrough. The students enjoy being outdoors and are excited to get stuck into the Green Shoots tasks.

For their first week, the group carried out a litter pick at Berwick Hills Nature Reserve. This important green space is extensive and teeming with life: Unfortunately, it is often neglected and used as a dumping ground and the area is often covered in litter. Over the past nine months, the Green Shoots team have dedicated time to regularly litter pick Berwick Hills Nature Reserve and as a result the area now looks cleaner and cared for. The students did an amazing job helping us with this and are excited to get involved with more Green Shoots tasks in the future!

Green Shoots couldn’t carry out our important work without our volunteers, and we still have a lot of important work that we need to get through! If you enjoy working outdoors and care about your local area, then please get in touch! We’re a friendly bunch and the work is fun and fulfilling, and there’s even an opportunity to complete a free qualification in conservation which our staff can guide you through.

If you would like an informal chat or would like to sign up for a no-obligation taster session, then please call Jade on 01642 579820 or email jade.harley@menvcity.org.uk.

Two new vacancies online for applications!

We’ve got two new vacancies live and waiting for your applications!

Both require excellent communication skills, a passion for tackling the ongoing climate crisis and great organisational skills. The Food for the Planet Officer will ideally have a PTLSS or other education qualification, a qualification in a food-related subject and previous experience of delivering sustainability-based campaigns and/or initiatives. The Horticulture Officer will ideally have a qualification in horticulture, with a good level of knowledge and experience in horticulture vital for the role.

If you’ve got the skills, we’d love to hear from you, so visit the links in the post to find the application forms! Alternatively, contact our team at MEC at info@menvcity.org.uk or on 01642 579820 for more information.

Horticulture Officer – https://menvcity.org.uk/horticulture-officer/

Food for the Planet Officer – https://menvcity.org.uk/food-for-the-planet-officer/

Food for the Planet Officer

Salary:  MEC Band 8 – £21,577 to £23,237 pro rata

18.5 hrs / 2 ½ days per week – 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) is an independent charity that promotes healthy and
sustainable lifestyles using the ten principles of One Planet Living. We have an exciting opportunity
for an enthusiastic and dynamic officer to deliver a unique campaign.

Food for the Planet is a campaign that aims to reduce the environmental impact of food on our
planet by encouraging and supporting food outlets and institutions to serve more climate friendly
food and less and better meat.

This role will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the campaign including project planning
and delivery, partnership development, monitoring of outcomes, coordination with the project
partner organisations and evaluation.

With a passion to tackle the climate crisis and reducing the environmental impact of food, you will
have the ability to motivate, providing inspiration and leadership to others. You will require excellent
communication and organisational skills and have a commitment to addressing climate change.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this position, then we would like to hear from you. For further details please refer to the Job Description. To apply, please download an application form located at the foot of this page. Alternatively, contact Middlesbrough Environment City at info@menvcity.org.uk or 01642 579820.

Closing Date: 10am – Monday 7th February 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 10th February 2022

Horticulture Officer

Salary:  MEC Band 8 – £21,577 to £23,237 pro rata

18.5 hrs / 2 ½ days per week – 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) is an independent charity that promotes healthy and
sustainable lifestyles using the ten principles of One Planet Living. We have an exciting opportunity
for an enthusiastic and dynamic officer to deliver a unique project.

The Horticulture Officer will work on the Growing Active project, a pilot project working with
community organisations and residents to share skills around horticulture and growing to support
existing community greening and growing programmes. This role will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the project including project planning and delivery, partnership development, monitoring of outcomes, coordination with the project partner organisations and evaluation.

With a sound understanding of horticulture and a passion to tackle the climate crisis, you will have
previous experience of running community-based projects and have the ability to motivate,
providing inspiration and leadership to others. You will require excellent communication and
organisational skills and have a commitment to a community-led approach to addressing climate
change locally.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this position, then we would like to hear from
you. For further details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply please
download an application form from the foot of this page. Alternatively, contact Middlesbrough
Environment City on info@menvcity.org.uk or 01642 579820.

Closing Date: 10am – Monday 7th February 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 10th February 2022

Join CAM for hedge planting at Linthorpe Cemetery!

Climate Action Middlesbrough are taking part in hedge planting at Linthorpe Cemetery on Saturday January 29th, 10am to 2pm: All are welcome! Families, friends, bring whoever you want to help Linthorpe Cemetery and its value to wildlife. Places are limited however so contact Ian Wilson via email at iwilson@teeswildlife.org to book your spot!

Become an Eco-Peer Mentor!

The Eco-Champion Peer Mentor course starts tomorrow on Tuesday 18th January, but there are a number of other dates also due soon if you can’t make it. Contact Kate.Gething@Actes.co.uk and join Climate Action Middlesbrough in helping Middlesbrough combat the climate crisis!

We have re-opened for 2022!

Our offices have now re-opened for 2022! As always, our opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Also, please be aware of the new opening hours for Middlesbrough Cycle Centre:

New Year rides and walks!

Starting from Tuesday 4th January, we have a weekly walk and ride available every Tuesday: Our walk is from 10am at the Cycle Centre in Middlesbrough Bus Station, while our ride starts at 1.30pm at the Transporter Bridge. No booking necessary: Come along!