The WHALE Arts Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.
Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.
Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Operations and Marketing Coordinator to assist the Enterprise and Facilities Manager with the daily running, marketing and ongoing improvements of the WHALE Arts’ building and enterprise activities.
Assisting with the implementation and marketing of new and current enterprise activities to help build capacity at WHALE Arts, your role will be important to help implement plans to achieve our strategic vision set out within our 5-year Strategic Plan. The role will include administrative and reception duties and is normally based at reception 2 days per week and 3 days per week in the office.
[During COVID-19 we will enable this role to be in line with current restrictions and the successful candidate who undertakes this position will be flexible to work from home, and occasionally in the building when required]
The Operations and Marketing Coordinator’s responsibilities include the gathering and monitoring of evaluation data for the organisation, coordinating and implementing marketing strategies and assisting with enterprise activities. You will liaise with contractors to ensure the upkeep and improvement of the building where required, and carry out daily and weekly facilities checks in line with health and safety.
To be successful as an Operations and Marketing Coordinator you should be a good problem solver, have a can-do attitude and a firm grasp and understanding of marketing. Ultimately, an outstanding Operations and Marketing Coordinator should be able to ensure the smooth daily operations of our building and reception function, room bookings, assisting with new online and offline enterprise activities including events, and implementing marketing campaigns set out by their line manager.