Concrete Garden is a community development and wellbeing charity based in Possilpark, North Glasgow. We exist to support the growth of a happy, healthy, and thriving outdoor community and Socio economy. We know that when people spend time outdoors, and with nature, working, playing, learning, and growing together, they become happier, healthier, and more connected.
Our work transforms and regenerates derelict land for community benefit. Over the last 10 years we have created 2 award winning community gardens, and a natural play area. We are progressing plans for a community land buy out to develop our gardens and expand our Outdoor Play service and through the creation of a community owned Adventure playground and outdoor play and learning hub (Est 2023/24).
We strive to create places where people can come together to learn new skills, meet socially, have fun, and find a new purpose. The impact of this through time, has seen people feel empowered to care more for themselves, their community, the environment around them, and each other. Our work covers 3 themes: 1. Community Food and Social/Therapeutic Gardens –-2. Outdoor Play and Learning 3. Volunteer Support and Training. We deliver over 500 sessions/workshops/events/activities each year
Overview of the position
This is a new post, developed to support and add capacity to the work of our Chief Executive Officer. Creating a model of lateral leadership for the charity and our staff teams. Responsibilities will include the coproduction and implementation of organisation wide strategic development, administration, Human resource, and fiscal management. Working with The Chief Executive Officer and our Board of Trustees to develop the long-term strategy and business plan for Concrete Garden SC043154.
Daily duties – Provide support and assistance to The Chief Executive Officer in all aspects of the day to day operational, strategic, and financial leadership for our Community Development and Wellbeing charity. Deputise for The Chief Executive Officer in absence.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Closing date – 9am Monday 24th October 2022
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV, and a covering letter as an attachment (2 side A4 maximum) detailing:
• How your skills and experience will add capacity and provide support to our Chief Executive.
• How your experience, skills and motivations meet those outlined in the job description