The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Charity number 1074930

Here at the Coalfields Regeneration Trust we are dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in former coalmining communities. Since the closure of the deep coalmining industry in the UK many areas have struggled to recover and significant issues still remain. Many of our communities sit within the top 30 per cent most deprived areas in the UK and without the assistance they need they will struggle to be as confident, strong and economically prosperous as they once were. Our mission is to create opportunities for social and economic growth, deliver a positive lasting impact and ensure former mining communities are not disadvantaged by their past legacy.

Current vacancies

Events Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,574 pro-rata
  • Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 28th January 2022

The core purpose of the Events Co-ordinator role is to provide support to the Development Manager you will build the skills, knowledge and capacity of third sector agencies operating in East Ayrshire’s former coalfield communities. You will have experience of co-ordinating, delivering and organising public-facing events and have the ability to work with a wide range of public, private and third sector heritage and cultural agencies to deliver a collective series of events and promotions that celebrate ‘tombstone tourism’ in East Ayrshire. In particular to coordinate a summer programme and autumn programme of activities.

You will provide marketing and promotion skills, to enhance third sector engagement in the programmes and have the ability to create and develop marketing collateral including the development of social media campaigns to promote the events.

You will have experience in monitoring and be able to produce reports on the impact of the programme.

This is a fixed-term position and will end on 28th February 2023.

Organisation Profile

Our mission is to create opportunities for social and economic growth, deliver lasting impact and ensure former mining communities are not disadvantaged by the legacy of the past. The Trust has a compelling evidence base that demonstrates former coal mining communities continually lag behind national averages in relation to skills and qualifications and the numbers of people employed. In addition, there are higher numbers of people out of work on benefit and living with life limiting health conditions. Over the last twenty years we have developed a track record in delivering solutions to these challenges and currently focus our interventions on three strategic themes; employment; skills; and health and wellbeing.

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Training and Employability Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,049
  • Kincardine
  • Closing 14th February 2022

The core purpose of the post is to contribute towards the delivery of the Trust’s: Strategy, Operational Plan and overall objectives by leading on the Trust’s community learning programme. You will develop, promote and oversee delivery of an accessible programme of training and learning opportunities for people living in coalfield communities across Scotland. Working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector to develop tailored programmes of training and learning. You will identify potential new courses and training opportunities including the adoption of online learning opportunities and develop, recruit and support a pool of suitably qualified and experienced trainers.

You will ensure systems, processes and administration are in place to achieve SQA and other accreditation whilst developing income streams and funding partnerships to support delivery of the training and learning programme, alongside managing relationships with CRT funded Employability projects.

Organisation Profile

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is the UK’s leading regeneration agency dedicated to the former coalfields. Since 1999, we have invested over £300 million in diverse projects and in house programmes that have impacted positively on over 2 million people. We are increasingly taking a proactive approach to developing and investing in strategic programmes to address regeneration issues and pride ourselves in how we work with communities. We have a constituency of supporting groups and partners which places us in a unique position to help communities develop community regeneration projects.

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Top job! Head of Operations - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £54,400
  • Kincardine, Fife
  • Closing 7th May 2021

Overview

Are you an experienced strategic manager with a track record of delivering success? Someone who is innovative and able to lead and motivate others to succeed in an evolving environment? Do you have experience of community regeneration with the proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to deliver high quality programmes and services?

If so, our Head of Operations role will offer you the opportunity to join our Senior Management Team and, reporting directly to our Chief Executive, contribute to our overall strategy and delivery plan with prime responsibility for ensuring their effective implementation in Scotland.

We are the only organisation dedicated to delivering regeneration activity in the former coalfields, which has a combined population of 5.7 million people, and where significant challenges still remain. The CRT delivers a range of programmes, focused on our strategic themes of Health & Wellbeing, Employment and Skills, creating opportunities in these former mining towns and villages in response to these challenges.

We are looking for a candidate that can identify with the values of the organisation, share our ambition for CRT’s communities and commit energy to achieving the outcomes required in delivering success across the coalfields.

Role

The Head of Operations - Scotland has strategic and operational management responsibility for the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy and country wide delivery plan and for the effective delivery of the programmes set out in the Scottish implementation plan.

This role is responsible to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees for the effective day-to-day delivery of our activities in Scotland. As an integral part of the Senior Management Team, you will work closely with the CE, Heads of Operations for England and Wales plus other senior colleagues with shared collective responsibility to provide strategic leadership and ensure a strong compelling vision is developed and communicated to staff, stakeholders, partners and in managing change as the organisation evolves.

Whilst there will be country variations on programme design and implementation, by working as part of a team across the whole organisation, this role will be key to ensuring a consistent approach to quality, branding and communication with key stakeholder groups.

This is a complex role requiring the skilful balancing of multiple work streams underpinned with strong leadership qualities. A proactive contribution to organisational development; management of change; a wide understanding of political agendas and their impact across the coalfields; leading a dedicated team to support a culture of development and quality delivery; communicating and influencing to form and cement strategic alliances and partnership working; these form the pillars on which your success in the role will be built.

If you can bring these attributes, along with a well-developed awareness of local community issues and the wider regeneration agenda, we want you as part of our team and can offer a competitive package and the opportunity to be part of a thriving, innovative team that is making real impact and changing lives for the better.

Organisation Profile

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is the UK’s leading regeneration agency dedicated to the former coalfields. Since 1999, we have invested over £300 million in diverse projects and in house programmes that have impacted positively on over 2 million people. We are increasingly taking a proactive approach to developing and investing in strategic programmes to address regeneration issues and pride ourselves in how we work with communities. We have a constituency of supporting groups and partners which places us in a unique position to help communities develop community regeneration projects.

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