We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic team member with the ability to establish, promote and develop community projects.
Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for Befriending Arran and Dementia Friendly Arran projects and will have previous project management/development experience.
Verbal and written communication skills are essential and applicants should also have experience of financial control and good IT skills.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this role forms part of the new ‘Gateway to the Trail’ project, which follows on from the successful launch of the Hebridean Whale Trail in 2019.
The role is a unique position within the charity, pivotal to the expansion and improvement of the current visitor offer through overseeing the development of new media exhibits and refreshing the existing space. Informing others about the centre and it’s activities is key to the role so we are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivator, familiar with event promotion, experienced in public engagement, with outstanding communication skills.
We are looking for somebody with a passion for visitor experience and a desire to make our centre the best it can be. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget while being able to provide a consistent and friendly welcome to the centre on a day to day basis. Understanding the needs of volunteers, as well as being able to work with the wider team of staff and trustees, to deliver project outcomes with the vision of the trust is central to all tasks. A genuine interest in cetaceans and marine conservation is essential and an understanding of the workings of a charity/NGO would be an advantage.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.