See below for current opportunities to work with the Tool Library.
Community Engagement Worker – Graduate 6 Month Part-time Job Opportunity
Applicants must apply via Graduate Career Advantage Scotland
22.5 hours per week
£10.50 per hour
Contract length: June – November
Closing Date: 12/05/2022
We are seeking to employ a Community Engagement Worker who is responsible for delivering a National Lottery funded events programme titled “Building a Culture of Sharing and Repairing”. This events programme will launch alongside our new Hub and Spoke drop off and collection service in the East and West of Glasgow. The Community Engagement Worker’s primary aim will be to deliver – alongside freelance facilitators and other GTL staff – 12 events across the city, 4 x North, 4 x East, 4 x West that focus on the values that underpin the Tool Library. These events will be a mixture of film screenings, woodworking classes, community conversations and fun days.
Another aim of the Hub and Spoke Community Engagement Worker will be to connect with stakeholders and groups in our new communities to create partnerships and connections that will allow us to tailor our service and events to the needs of each community. Connecting with groups and stakeholders will also allow the Community Engagement Worker to highlight how people join the GTL community, by becoming a member, volunteering, or donating tools and equipment.
Project: Building a Culture of Sharing and Repairing in Glasgow
You will be responsible for delivering our “Building a Culture of Sharing and Repairing’ events programme and connecting with community members and groups across our three communities in Glasgow.
We have been funded to deliver the following activity:
3 x Film Screenings
3 x Woodworking Workshop
3 x Community Assemblies
3 x Community Fun Days
Tasks involved in the delivery of this programme:
- Work with the GTL team to plan community engagement events that will sit alongside the other core activities of the tool library. Attending meetings and developing strong communication with other members of staff.
- Establishing ways for the local people to be involved in the development and delivery of our events and service
- Identify, maintain and strengthen links with relevant local community organisations, groups, stakeholders
- Identify barriers to accessing GTL events and services within the local communities and formulate strategies as to how these might be overcome
- Manage event budgets, along with overall project budget
- Identify potential venues, creating an itinerary of the equipment, facilitators, catering and transport that are needed for each event
- Delivering events alongside freelance facilitators
- Posting event information on social media and ticketing platforms (Eventbrite)
- Gather feedback and evaluation after each event to create a project impact report
- Regular reporting to line manager
- Applicants must be a member of the GCAS Talent Pool to apply
- Enjoy working with people, personable, good communicator, comfortable with groups, and interested in deepening/developing relationships with members and community partners
- Self confidence and display initiative to approach and develop strong relationships with community partners
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Highly organised and punctual
- Some experience being involved in community or voluntary groups
- Ability to work as part of a small team
- Project management or events management experience, either professionally, in education or in a voluntary capacity
- Experience in organsing accessible and inclusive community events.
- Experience managing social media accounts, either personally or professionally, or an interest in marketing
- Enthusiasm for circular economy and community projects that inspire people to take action against climate catastrophe and become more practically resilient
- IT literate, with experience of Google Workspace (Sheets and Documents) and task management platforms, such as Trello
You are eligible if you are:
- Unemployed or employed in a non-graduate level role that does not fit into your future career plan
- A recent graduate (summer 2019>) from:
- Dip HE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PhD levels of study
- Aged 29 or under
- Based in Scotland
- Have the right to work in the UK* for the duration of the internships you apply to
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