Post: Community Recycling & Workshop Establishment Consultancy/Freelancer
Hours: to be discussed during interview
Salary: to be discussed during interview
CLEAR is seeking the services of a consultant or freelancer to provide advice, hands-on practical guidance and other assistance to improve its recycling (especially wood, bikes and similar) and community workshop operations based around the Community Workshop at Sandwell Street Buckhaven. The small Workshop is undergoing renovation at present and, under the Aspiring Communities Project, funding is available to carry out this work which is likely to include the following elements:
Provide practical hands-on guidance on the setup, working arrangements and methods, including safe operations and risk assessments to ensure efficient, productive operations.
Limited survey of potential local markets for existing and new products and services and, on this basis, produce a simple business plan which can guide CLEAR in this area. This includes identifying both potentially `profitable' lines and methods of recycling which maximise available materials, staff and volunteer time.
Orientation of staff and volunteers in the improved operations recommended.
Two brief reports - practical recommendations on setup and operations and a simple business plan will be required. A budget not exceeding £5,000 is available to cover all costs involved. The assignment must be completed by mid August 2019.
This assignment is likely to require the following capacities and qualities:
Management skills and experience, including ability to analyse operations and methods, identify bottlenecks and opportunities, and to redesign as required;
Familiarity/experience with and commitment to recycling;
Familiarity with and commitment to community regeneration and engagement in areas of high deprivation and a strong motivation to provide support.
Relevant academic or professional qualifications are an advantage, alternatively evidence of similar work conducted in similar circumstances elsewhere.
Potential applicants are invited to submit a CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for this post to [email protected].
Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 20 April 2019.