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  • Fife Migrants Forum - Walk Leader

    Created: 06/01/2022, Updated: 07/01/2022

    Post: Walk Leader

    Hours: Part-time - 7 hours per week

    Salary: £9.80 per hour

    Contract: Fixed-Term - Three months

    Location: Kirkcaldy with regular travel around Fife

    Fife Migrants Forum (FMF) is a Scottish Charity founded by people experiencing migration, people from minority communities and local Fife communities. The agency was set up to offer practical support, information, advice, and advocacy to meet the needs of large numbers of new migrants coming into the area. The main areas of work concern employment, health, housing, welfare, and legal issues and the anxieties and fears people face, often with little understanding of English impeding their' settling in'.

    About the Role:

    FMF is growing its services, and is looking to recruit an energetic Walk Leader who can help plan, organise and facilitate accessible community-based walks for people wishing to improve their health. This role is all about helping people in the community to get active and healthy, ensuring walks are friendly, safe, and well run and showing people that walking really can bring the community together. Your primary responsibilities will be to:

    • Lead and manage walks, making sure they are welcoming, friendly, safe and enjoyable.
    • Manage the logistics for daily, weekly and monthly walking events, including communications, advertising, routes, health and safety, facilities management, equipment and volunteer resources.
    • Encourage beneficiaries to participate in walking activities to improve their inclusion and opportunities for socialisation, relaxation and recreation. Establish a briefing process for new walkers.
    • Observe participation during the walks, moving between the front, middle and back of the walk and seeking feedback from beneficiaries.
    • Use the participant insights to continuously improve our walks or the logistical, organisational processes.
    • Conduct health and safety risk assessments, ensuring that all hazards are mitigated, and that walks are always conducted safely.
    • Maintain records of walks, registration forms and attendance records.

    Ideally, you'll have a successful background in organising and managing walking programmes and understand what it takes to establish a thriving community walking programme. You'll be experienced in risk assessing and setting routes with a first aid qualification and effective communication and leadership skills. You'll ensure the group knows what is happening and operate within all health and safety rules and guidelines. You'll be a warm, friendly and influential person who relishes bringing people together and creating thriving, inclusive communities. If you are interested, please provide a CV with a covering letter stating how you believe this role will play to your strengths to [email protected] by Friday 21 January 2022. Once the organisation receives your note of interest, it will email you an application form and the full job description with return instructions. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 January 2022. 

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