We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Project Co-ordinator to lead WoodWorks and also work more broadly across other projects at Falkland Centre for Stewardship with a focus on actively promoting and engaging people, particularly young people, in the creation and development of a hub of woodland learning and enterprise on Falkland Estate.
The main priority within the first six months will be to establish and host the WoodWorks programme for young people who wish to learn about woodland culture and ways of making a living from the woods. By summer 2016, we expect to have completed work on the old sawmill that will provide the physical space for indoor work and learning. A variety of projects will operate out of the premises, building on and linking with existing training and volunteering work: neighbouring craft tenants; a community woodfuel project; and Fife Council’s work with children and young people nearby.
The coordinator’s role will be to develop a dynamic hub of woodland learning and enterprise in collaboration with those who use the centre and surrounding woods, and to contribute towards the creation of a business model that enables the centre to be sustained and expanded through delivery of courses, contracts and rentals.
By summer 2017, the Coordinator will have facilitated the establishment of this new social enterprise where people learn and practice rural skills, craft activities and environmental work. The centre will provide incubation space for new woodland and craft enterprises as well as a place for hosting courses and events, environmental community action, training and volunteering opportunities.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and competent individual who can adopt a creative and structured approach to the establishment of a new hub of enterprising stewardship and woodland culture. Key to the successful implementation of this work will be your ability to encourage and enable others, particularly young people to participate and contribute to the development of the WoodWorks project and new Woodland Centre. The successful candidate will appreciate the barriers that can be faced by young people in seeking fulfilling engagement and identifying opportunities for their personal and career development. The successful candidate will have positive and creative ideas to offer to help young people thrive.
How to Apply
Further details of the post and how to apply are on the Centre for Stewardship website.
Deadline: 3rd December
Interviews: 11th December