Skills Development Coordinator

  • Apr 30, 2021
Location: Edinburgh
Category: Development
Type: Full-time
Salary: 24,000 PA

Bridgend Farmhouse are a vibrant community-led organisation in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work, and grow together to create a flourishing community and place. Our Skills Development Coordinator will support disadvantaged young people (aged 16 to 25) and socially isolated adults across our community of benefit to have better life chances.

The role involves recruiting and supporting individuals from the target groups to develop practical, social, emotional, literacy, and/or creative skills that enable them to play their part in a connected and inclusive community. The post holder will coordinate and develop learning, training, and volunteering opportunities for participants according to individual needs and goals.

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Bridgend Farmhouse CBS

Bridgend Farmhouse is an award winning community benefit society with charitable status based in South East Edinburgh. Our mission is learning, working, and growing together to develop a flourishing community and place. Following a successful campaign to gain community ownership of the land, the community project renovated and extended the 18th century farm steading and now runs a thriving community hub where people meet to carry out creative, physical, and purposeful activities and to share their skills and knowledge with others. We work to address social inequalities, reduce isolation and loneliness, strengthen community involvement, build local resilience, develop environmental education and stewardship, and support people to be active agents in their life. Our members are our 400+ Community Shareholders, and we are led by our Board of Trustees who are elected from our membership and are predominantly local people. We work with a sociocratic model of sub-groups and Volunteers’ Forum to inform and influence decisions at all levels of the organisation.