About Broadstairs Town Shed
The Shed is a Broadstairs Town Team project where older people can meet and socialise in a wood working workshop. In normal times, the Shed is a hive of activity with many members meeting to work in the workshop and to socialise in the kitchen and lounge.
Although shut at the moment, the Shed will re-open again soon under Covid-19 restrictions with the Shedders working in support bubbles in order to control social distancing.
This lead role is crucial to the future of the Shed and responsible for ensuring sufficient funds are raised. A commitment to the ethos of the men’s shed movement and understanding of grassroots community development are key, including supporting volunteer-led initiatives to thrive and grow the Shed’s offer organically. The day-to-day running of the Shed is carried out by our team of ‘Shed Heads’. You will meet with them fortnightly to ensure the smooth running of the Shed for the members of the Shed, our Shedders. You will be managing the Shed Administrator and be responsible for communication with stakeholders and the local community. You will be reporting to our hands-on Trustees who are passionate about all things Shed.
Sourcing grant funding and preparing successful grant applications
Working with the volunteer ‘Shedheads’ to ensure the Shed runs smoothly and meets the Shedders needs
Promoting the Shed in the local community and liaising with stakeholder organisations, community & referral partners
Managing the work of the Shed Administrator
Monitoring and evaluation of projects, activities
Organising training and health initiatives for the Shedders
Organising fund-raising events
Monitoring and implementing policies and procedures for the running of the Shed
Ensuring the Shed is Health and Safety compliant, organise the contracts for services for the building and ensure the security of Shed equipment.
Working on other Town Team projects as required by the Trustees
Managing the building services
In depth experience of fund raising and grant applications in the voluntary sector
Experience in working on voluntary sector projects and liaising with volunteers
A self-starter who can plan ahead, work independently, and work effectively in a team, be self-motivated and use own initiative.
Excellent communicator who can build partnerships and work with people from a variety of backgrounds. With a strong awareness of diversity and inclusion you will have the ability to judge situations and personalities quickly and adapt style accordingly
Excellent organisational, planning and management skills, with strong attention to detail.
Suite of IT skills
Terms : 15 Hours per week
Salary : £11,250 – £12,000 ( £30-32k FTE pro rata)