Urban Biodiversity is a recently formed Community Interest Company that aims to reduce social deprivation by developing underused urban sites into places that offer community benefit and a fair chance for all. Working with local communities we aim to create high quality, low impact, urban spaces that provide social inclusion, environmental education, training and employability opportunities, food security, community events and affordable organic produce. Our activities empower local communities with the skills and opportunities to improve their surroundings for the betterment of their health and wellbeing, and for the betterment of their natural environment.
Through our multi award winning flagship site Newquay Community Orchard we are showing how the solutions to these aims are intrinsically linked.
Newquay Community Orchard is a multifunctional community space designed to improve people’s perception on the environment; provide education; mental health therapy; food security; community events; and develop environmentally sustainable economic growth. The orchard is set in 7 acres of land in the heart of Newquay and currently under construction to provide wildlife areas, woodland, community growing space, amphitheatres, and a community building and café.
The ideal candidate will be driven, self-motivated and keen to develop our relationship with the community and beyond. You should be passionate about education and have a keen interest in ecology, sustainability, permaculture, and horticulture, or have a keen willingness to learn.