Site and Land Coordinator


Higher Ashton, Devon

Volunteer • Full Time 01647 252 983 Clare Mann

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 05 February 2018

A new opportunity to join our leadership experience as Site and Land Coordinator.

Main Purpose of the Job

As part of the site and land team you will care for our animals and land, and maintain Embercombe’s facilities in order to support programmes and business needs. You will also provide leadership and contribute to planning and management of the site and land department. As part of the leadership experience you will be supported and encouraged to develop your personal sense of purpose and ability to affect positive change in the world.

Role Overview

The Site and Land team play a crucial role in maintaining facilities and spaces for the Embercombe community, programme participants and the general public. The Site and Land Coordinator will contribute to the planning and implementation of scheduled maintenance, provide reactive maintenance support, operate and maintain site equipment, machinery and vehicles, and work collaboratively with other teams to ensure all aspects of the charity’s operation run smoothly. You will also take responsibility for our animals, a small flock of Shetland sheep and approximately 20 chickens.

Hours of work

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Includes some weekend work with time of in lieu
  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays
  • This is a fixed-term role that will ideally begin at the start of January 2018. Coordinator positions will be for a period of a year with the potential to extend. The length of contract will be discussed with individuals at the interview stage and we are open to proposals of alternative start and finish dates.

Key benefits

  • Living with fellow change makers as part of a vibrant and welcoming community
  • Exploring your world-view and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Experiencing authenticity in communication and action
  • The opportunity to develop and share your gifts
  • On-going professional and personal support and development, including a monthly 1 hour session with a personal coach
  • Deepening your own development with a place on our flagship programme ‘The Journey’ or on our ‘Speaking Out’ programme.
  • An opportunity to network, share ideas and spark further thinking around action in the world with social pioneers and fellow change-makers including Embercombe founder Mac Macartney
  • Living and working on a beautiful 50-acre site with woodland, forest gardens and a lake, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • £40 a week stipend
  • Basic accommodation on site
  • Delicious free organic breakfast, lunch and dinner made with locally grown, seasonal produce
  • 25 days annual leave plus an allowance equivalent to statutory bank holidays.
  • Opportunities to organise and attend events such as film nights and performance nights
  • EmberChoir 5-6pm Wednesdays led by choir director Helen Yeomans

This is a long term residential volunteering position at Embercombe. For full details and application form or to see our other positions please visit our website

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