As our Men’s Shed Community Project Worker, you will lead and collaborate on developing our Men’s Shed project in the Craigmillar community. As part of the community development team, you will work with colleagues both within and outwith Carr Gomm to meet your objectives of supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing in a way which builds both their capacity and that of the community.
You will support people, groups and volunteers, as required, in a person-centred way and in line with Carr Gomm’s values. The values are: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency; Joint Working and User Involvement.
Reporting to the Edinburgh Community Projects Manager, you will develop the project in the Craigmillar community, working with local people and groups with reference to the project plan whilst prioritising their needs:
This outline is by no means exhaustive; it gives a flavour of the responsibilities and skills required.
What makes a great Community Project Worker?
You will have experience of working in communities, of engaging with local people, of planning and bringing projects to fruition. We also have an expectation of attitude - a proactive learner with a flair for engaging with, and relating to people; someone who is enthused by this project and shares our values. You will have to be creative, patient, positive and motivated with a wide range of skills to draw on. You must be a natural communicator with a gift for getting alongside vulnerable and isolated men - so you can build networks and links with local people and groups but successfully feedback information in multiple formats for managers to disseminate to funders.
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Closing date: 7th May 2021.