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  • CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil - Woodworker

    Created: 28/06/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Woodworker Vacancy 
    Hours: 12-13 hours per week year-round mainly over 2 days per week

    CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil, an active local environmental/regeneration charity, is looking for a woodworker to join their staff team delivering environmental improvement projects across Buckhaven and Methil. The successful candidate will be based in their community wood workshop at 47 Sandwell Street, Buckhaven with responsibility for a safe and efficient working environment as well as some repair and installation work outside at other sites. They work with local volunteers and groups, with a wide range of abilities and ages.

    Role And Responsibilities:

    • Supervising and assisting volunteers with a range of ages and abilities, to produce wood products and to keep productively engaged;
    • Producing bespoke wood products and features, including: routered or carved lettering for waymarkers and signs, carved totem poles and landscape features, timber bases for interpretation and heritage boards and similar;
    • Producing a range of simple wood products including planters, bird boxes and benches, etc from reclaimed and sustainable timber;
    • Repairing and restoring garden furniture;
    • Carrying out outside work installing timber and other landscape features including measurement/survey and final installation;
    • Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the workshop;
    • Assisting the Project Manager (and other staff as required) in delivering projects and organising additional training and workshops; including any other relevant tasks which arise.

    Skills and Experience:

    The following set of skills and experience are required:

    • Ability and experience in operating a wide range of workshop tools (various saws, lathe, planer/thicknesser, etc);
    • Ability to supervise and assist volunteers and groups in making simple timber products regardless of their widely varying capacities;
    • Ability to work constructively and flexibly within a team of staff and volunteers as well as individual working;
    • Exploring potential sources of reclaimed or waste timber and other means of reusing and recycling; also suggesting other relevant products for CLEAR to attempt.

    Other Requirements:

    • Punctual and reliable time keeper;
    • Able to assist in occasional open days and other community events, including demos of work;
    • A valid driving licence is preferred but not essential;
    • Ability to lift heavy objects;
    • Ability to be welcoming and friendly with volunteers and others;
    • PVG (but this can be organised through CLEAR).

    Reporting and Working Relations:
    As a small charity, a reasonable degree of flexibility and adaptability is required the woodworker will report to the Project Manager and liaise with other staff and volunteers, to ensure project delivery.

    Contract, Working Hours and Remuneration:
    A sessional contract is offered (ie self-employed) for 12-13 hours per week year-round mainly over 2 days per week.  The usual working days are Wednesday and Thursdays (9.30-4pm with half hour lunch break) worth occasional weekend working.  Depending on availability, they are looking for the Woodworker to start in July.

    Following a probationary period, the contract is offered for a total of 12 months. During this period, they will review to continue this post beyond that.

    A remuneration equivalent to £12-13 per hour is offered.  There is some limited flexibility to adjust hours and also to consider a regular staff short-term contact.

    Application Procedure and Closing Date 
    There is no formal application form.   Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability by 12 July via e-mail to: [email protected]

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