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Centre for Stewardship in Falkland

The Centre for Stewardship covers 1500 hectares of land, farm, forest and hill

Current Job Vacancies

*Information and Venue Assistants * Events Assistant * Office Assistant * 

Information and Venue Assistants x 2

Please note: these vacancies are only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled and young people with convictions who are not on the Work Programme, Work Choice, Specialist Employment Support, Work First Scotland or Work Able Scotland. Please contact your Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form (this is the only way to apply! If you email us we will direct you to Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland).

These posts offer a great chance for someone interested in working with the public.

You will join the busy team at the Centre for Stewardship. You will be part of a team of staff and volunteers who help welcome visitors to the Estate and provide great events and facilities.

On a day to day basis you will work in our Information Hub selling refreshments to visitors and providing them with information on the Estate.

This is a varied job and the following tasks and duties will be involved:

* Making sure the Information Hub is well stocked up with sellable goods and free leaflets.
* Opening and closing the Information Hub.
* Working a till and cash handling
* Working with volunteers and encouraging volunteers to work in the Information Hub (so helping with their training and recruitment).
* Dealing with Information Hub suppliers.
* Some baking if you have a flair for this!

When you are not working in the Information Hub you will help with events and venue team to deliver a range of activities at the Centre for Stewardship. These duties will include:

* Assisting with set up and delivery of events (including weddings) such as the upkeep of the facilities, provision of refreshments, making sure IT equipment is working and other needs of delegates and participants are met.
* Ensuring that the venues are neat, tidy and safe at all times.
* Helping in practical ways to ensure the facilities are kept in good order (e.g. cleaning and recycling)

During the course of 2018/2019 we are looking to expand the Information Hub and open up a new gallery space to visitors. This will be an exciting project that the Information and Venue Assistant will be part of.

Essential criteria: 
* Good people skills.
* Good communication skills
* Basic numeracy and literacy
* Some use of computers
* A desire to learn and develop
* Willing to help maintain facilities to a high standard.

Desirable criteria: 
* An interest in the work we do e.g. care for the environment
* Interest in catering.

Duration: 52 weeks

Pay: £NMW

Hours: 25 per week

Some weekend or evening working will be essential

Events Assistant x 1

Please note: this vacancy is only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled and young people with convictions who are not on the Work Programme, Work Choice, Specialist Employment Support, Work First Scotland or Work Able Scotland. Please contact your Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form.

This is a great chance for someone interested in taking up a career in the events industry.

You will join the busy events team at the Centre for Stewardship. Working to the Events & Venue Manager you will be part of a team of staff and volunteers who both run events such as weddings and craft fayres.

On a day to day basis you will work closely with the Senior Events Assistant and the Events Manager to coordinate activities on the Estate.

This is a varied job and the following tasks and duties will be involved:

* Organising practical arrangements around events such as making sure the event spaces are pristine and ready for participants.
* Helping to update the website, facebook and other social media with news about events.
* Printing and photocopying posters and other flyers about events.
* Taking enquiries and passing these to the Events Manager./Senior Events Assistant..
* Opening up the venue spaces for events and working with event organisers to ensure that they have everything they need.
* Set up and take down of events. Ensuring that all catering is ready for the start of events, the IT is working and that everything is tidied away at the end.
* Helping to write risk assessments.
* Helping in practical ways to ensure the facilities are kept in good order (eg cleaning and recycling).
* Helping with evaluations (feedback forms), photographs and videos where possible.
* Helping to serve refreshments.

Essential criteria: 
* Good people skills.
* Good communication skills
* Basic numeracy and literacy
* Some use of computers
* A desire to learn and develop
* Willing to help maintain facilities to a high standard.

Desirable criteria: 
* An interest in the work we do e.g. care for the environment
* Some knowledge of social media and taking photographs/videos.

Duration: 52 weeks

Pay: £NMW

Hours: 25 per week

Some weekend or evening working will be essential

Office Assistant

Please note: this vacancy is only open to unemployed 16 to 29 year olds who have a disability and or long term health condition and who are not on the Work Programme, Community Work Placement, Work Choice or Specialist Employment Support. Please contact your Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form.

Reporting directly to the Centre Director, you will assist with the smooth running of the Centre’s offices.
Duties include:
* Answering the phone and dealing with face to face enquiries.
* Assisting the Centre Director with the processing of grant claims.
* Ordering stationery supplies.
* Dealing with email enquiries.
* Ensuring that the office filing system is in good order.
* Act as a contact point for our volunteers.

Essential:
* Organised
* Punctual
* Basic numeracy and literacy
* Good communication skills
* Some use of computers
* Experience of social media e.g. Facebook, twitter
* A desire to learn and develop

Desirable:
* An interest in the work we do e.g. care for the environment
* Able to use Excel and Word

Duration: 78 weeks

Pay: £NMW

Hours: 16 per week

Criteria for eligibility

How to apply for any of these posts: 

Please contact your Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form.

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Volunteering opportunities

The Centre for Stewardship relies on the goodwill, expertise and generosity of volunteers to help support much of our work. Whether you are interested in conservation, gardening, events or archiving we can offer a range of opportunities.

Information Hub volunteers

A chance to welcome people to Falkland Estate, offer hints and tips on where to walk as well as serve refreshments. Shifts are either morning (10am to 1pm) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm). We’ll provide you with training and you can either work solo or with company. We enjoy meeting and greeting our regular dog walkers as well as visitors to the estate. Each shift is different and it’s a great way to meet people. If you are interested then please call Helen on 01337 858838 or email. We currently have shifts for:

Tuesday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Thursday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Saturday morning (10am to 1pm)

Saturday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Monday & Friday conservation volunteers

Opportunities to work on a variety of woodlands stewardship tasks such as biodiversity work, pruning young hardwoods and rhododendron control. Our volunteer group gather at the Stables for 10am, finishing by 3pm and are led by our Woodland Ranger, Sam Docherty. Bring a packed lunch and something to drink and with the weather getting colder, wear warm clothes and waterproofs (if you don’t have waterproofs we can supply them). If you are interested in joining the group then please contact Sam by phone, 01337 858838 or email.

Corporate volunteering

We currently have opportunities for companies to take part in corporate volunteering. If your team is looking for a chance to escape the office, put on some wellies and go deep in to the country then this is for you! Through our ‘Recovering a Lost Landscape’ project we are looking to tackle invasive Rhododendron ponticum which, if not treated, will suffocate native species and the habitats of our most precious wildlife including the red squirrel will be threatened. If your organisation is interested, please email Caroline Collie or call 01337 85883.

The Woolly Tree gang

Do you have a creative streak in you and want to be part of a group that creates amazing craft pieces? The Woolly Tree gang may be for you! The Woolly Tree gang are a group of people who meet on a project by project basis to share skills – needlework, stitching, embroidery, tapestry, knitting etc. Have a look at their web page for some photos of what they have got up to recently, and ways to take part.

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Falkland Centre for Stewardship
The Stables
Falkland Estate
Falkland
Fife
KY15 7AF

01337 858838

Offices open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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