Sustainable Living Trainer (CommUNITY Actions)



Salary:  £19,613 to £21,121 (Pro Rata)
Hours: 3 or 4 Days (Negotiable)
Contract: 3 year Fixed Term
Posts Available: Two

We are Middlesbrough Environment City, an independent charity that works to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles using the ten principles of One Planet Living. We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and dynamic Sustainability Living Trainers who will work alongside communities in Middlesbrough to co-produce community led activities.  The project aims to bring communities together, building social cohesion and resilience, supporting healthier lifestyles and creating sustainable change through community action.

The post holder will work as part of a team, under the CommUNITY Action Co-ordinator, to integrate CommUNITY Actions across existing MEC projects, building upon and developing existing activities and engaging with new communities, acting as the conduit to bring together innovation, skills, resource and mutual learning.  You will facilitate community conversations to gain deeper insight into aspirations and assets within communities, and will help to co-organise events, activities and networking sessions working alongside community members, in order to develop and/or progress small project ideas. Three themes will underpin the project: Food, Active Travel and Affordable Warmth.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working individuals. We ask for experience of delivering practical sessions with community groups, experience in planning and organising events and a driving licence. We also ask for a high degree of computer literacy, with knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and excellent written and verbal communication skills alongside great organisational skills. It would be extremely advantageous if you have TAQA or PETALL qualifications, and experience in delivering nutritional programmes, walking and/or cycling programmes, community growing and/or energy advice within community settings.

As this post involves work with children and vulnerable groups, please be aware that you will be subject to a disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are seeking two individuals to work as Sustainable Living Trainers.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this position, then we would like to hear from you.  You can find the Job Description and Person Specification, as well as the Application Form, at the bottom of this post. The programme is funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund.

Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 9th September 2019
Interview Date: Monday 16th September 2019

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification