Vacant posts

Helping the allotment committee is a great way of gaining new skills and experiences, and some of the roles we have can be added to your CV as the skills involved are highly sought after by employers.

All main committee members and associated committee members give their time freely and voluntarily. The work they do is invaluable to the success of the allotments, and helps to maintain our standing with Durham County Council as a very well run site.

Currently, we are seeking people to carry out the following roles on a part time volunteer basis. You must be willing to use modern communication methods, including email, text messaging, and Microsoft Teams, but no experience is necessary of these or of the work involved and coaching / training will be given where needed.

You don’t need to be a member of the association to carry out these roles, so if you know of friends of family that might be interested in volunteering and gaining some valuable experience please forward this web page.


We require a secretary to undertake many of the admin duties associated with running the allotment site, including but not limited to:

  • Organising meetings
  • Prepare Agenda
  • Record Actions
  • Maintain records
  • Create attractive posters
  • Act as a first line of contact

This post would suit someone with good organisational skills.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month

Project Manager(s)

In order to carry out various projects, including those detailed in the Projects page, we require suitably skilled and organised person(s) to manage the workload and to ensure projects are delivered on time. Key aspects of this role include:

  • Planning projects (in consultation with the Committee)
  • Ensure funding is arranged (with help from a Bid Writer if required)
  • Provide progress updates
  • Ensure tasks are completed to progress projects

Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month

Team Member(s)

To help with the general maintenance of the site, and or to help the Project Manager(s) in completing project tasks.

The post includes, but is not limited to:

  • Grass cutting
  • General maintenance
  • Work with Project Manager to progress projects

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month

Web Editor

To assist with the upkeep of the Newton Hall Allotments website.

  • Create and maintain web content using WordPress
  • Monitor web admin mailbox
  • Set up user login details

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month

To apply for any of these posts please complete the form below and we will follow up with you by email initially.

    Thank you for showing an interest in helping to make Newton Hall Allotments a successful site.

    Once we receive your initial enquiry we will be back in touch by email. Please allow 7 working days for a reply.