Bridgend Farmhouse
Bridgend Farmhouse

Charity registered in Scotland SC048396

We own Bridgend Farmhouse on the edge of Craigmillar Castle Park in South Edinburgh as a result of one of the first urban community asset transfers and Big Lottery capital funding. We have renovated and transformed the once derelict farmhouse into a vibrant community hub, focused on “learning, working and growing together to develop a flourishing community and place”. Volunteers are the bedrock of what we do and are involved at every level of our activities, outdoors and indoors. More about us at Facebook @BridgendFarmhouse and Twitter: @BridgendFarmhse

Current vacancies

Skills Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2021

We 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 new post of 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.

To apply, you will need a strong track record in community development and/or skills development and experience of managing volunteers and sessional workers. You will be competent in building strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders. You will have experience of facilitating the delivery of nationally recognised qualifications, either directly or working in partnership with an external provider. You will be used to working with people in peer-led and informal education settings. If you are also self-motivated, well-organised and have digital, monitoring, and evaluation skills, this may be the post for you.