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26th April 2021

Vacancy at Communigrow: Wellbeing Project Leader

Job Title: Wellbeing Project leader

Salary: £10 per hour

Reporting to: Secretary / Trustee board

Hours: Initially 10 hours per week and reducing hours as project gets underway

Contract: Self employed status, fixed term for 6 months

Location: Communigrow Field, Ditton, East Malling, Kent, ME20 6PE but with some travel across the region for meetings and attendance of events (mileage allowance paid)

This role is subject to DBS and due diligence checks prior to appointment.

Background context

Since its creation in 2014, Communigrow has established an excellent reputation as a safe and supportive environment for education, skills and personal development activities and opportunities. Based on a large 2.4 acre site and using horticulture, we creatively offer tailored opportunities for a diversity of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and adults. The appointment of a Wellbeing Leader will enable us to deliver activities for those over 55 and those under 55 with long term health conditions in partnership with INVOLVE Kent Community Wellbeing.

Purpose of the role

To set up and create a range of activities and opportunities that promote health and wellbeing. For example:

- Rolling programme of small groups to come to the site for a weekly 2-hour session over 4/6 weeks.

- Participate in seasonal growing activities tailored to their abilities and interests

- Have interest groups on wellbeing, wildlife, food, horticultural therapy

Key Responsibilities

1. Research and refine our offer

2. Research and contact local groups and individuals

3. In conjunction with the digital team produce promotional material outlining our offer

4. Promote and advertise using a variety of media

5. Recruit and enrol participants

6. Support participants whilst on the programme

7. Support staff on field who are involved in delivering activities

8. Collect KPI data as required

9. Supported by the team prepare a Risk Assessment specific to this group and activities they will be involved

10. Check and make adjustments to ensure site offers facilities to people with limited mobility

Person Specification

1. A good understanding of the benefits of nature and gardening activities

2. An active interest in horticulture and its benefits for people and the environment

3. Excellent communicator with good presentation skills

4. Experience of working with older people

5. Experience of working with people with complex health conditions

6. Project management experience

7. Excellent IT skills

8. Creative, innovative and imaginative in achieving results

9. Be an excellent ambassador for Communigrow and an active networker attracting interest, support and involvement in our work.

10. Experience of community development support projects

To apply please send CV and letter of support stating motivation for application and relevant skills and experience.

To: Helen Turner

Closing date 30th April 2021