Trinity exists to empower and connect communities through the arts because we believe that art improves the well-being of individuals, empowers communities and enhances society. We attract the most diverse audience of any arts centre in Bristol and deliver a programme that encompasses cultural performance, community events, formal and informal education programmes.
We are seeking a Community Activities Coordinator to develop and deliver our community activities programme, including:
1. 'Adventures in Nature' project, funded by Children in Need, 2019-2021 (3 yrs). Based in Trinity’s Community Garden, your role will be to recruit and work with a Project Assistant to develop and deliver accessible outdoor activities for local children and families; permaculture, foraging, growing, harvesting, nature learning and play.
2. ‘Community Kickstart’ project, funded by Awards for All, 2019/20 (1yr).Your role will be to support local residents within our immediate locality to develop and deliver their own activities based within the Trinity Centre. You will plan, deliver and evaluate a varied community-led programme that will engage local children and families from all backgrounds and which is representative and reflective of the diverse communities surrounding the centre. You will be provided with a small project budget to support sessions and activities.
• Project delivery: coordinate, plan and deliver the proposed activities programme; engaging and supporting local residents to understand their needs and interests, facilitating sessions, volunteering and the participation in project development/design
• Project administration, including scheduling via our calendar system, data management via our CRM system, monitoring, evaluation and grant reporting, including evidencing project outcomes and impact, presenting regular reports and updates for publication and for the Board of Trustees
• Project budget: manage and monitor small budget for the project, costing and purchasing materials, commissioning session workers and approving project volunteer expenses • Health & safety: ensuring all project activities are adequately risk assessed in line with our policies and working practices
• Policies: ensuring all relevant TCA policies are adhered to, including safeguarding and equal opportunities • Engagement: work with the Engagement Officer to build existing and new partnerships with voluntary organisations and schools, to engage project participants and volunteers and grow our membership scheme.
• Marketing: work with the Marketing Officer to develop and distribute marketing materials for engagement and to demonstrate impact • Fundraising: assist the Centre Director to develop case for support for the continued provision of our community activities programme
• Strategy: Work alongside the Programme Director to develop and inform our emerging community engagement strategy • Other: attend team meetings and any relevant Trinity training, where required and to undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required for the successful delivery of our community activities programme
• Demonstrable experience in planning and delivery of community activities programmes
• Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds in a learning/play environment
• Experience delivering outdoor activity programmes and nature-based/gardening activities
• Understanding of permaculture including forest school and nature-play principles
• Community engagement, volunteer management/development and excellent communication, interpersonal and people skills
• Relevant project activity facilitation and delivery skills, including outdoor play, healthy cooking/eating, gardening (weeding, planting, potting, watering) and bush-craft (fire-lighting, den building, knot tying, etc)
• Clear ability to develop good effective relationships with a diverse range of community groups, local residents and partner organisations • Strong organisation and time-management skills and ability to work using own initiative and to meet deadlines
• Excellent administration skills including monitoring, reporting and budget management, as well as transferable ICT skills
• Understanding of working with and engagement of a diverse, multicultural community and target groups
• Experience working within an outdoor/urban setting and a clear understanding on the challenges of inner-city open spaces i.e. managing difficult situations and challenging people, working with and confidence in supporting vulnerable adults, including rough sleepers
• Qualification/accreditation and/or training in relevant subject/s i.e. community development, First Aid, Food Hygiene
• Promotions and marketing, including social media
• Experience using databases and developing office filing systems DBS Check An enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this post, in line with our Safeguarding Policy.