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Global Gardens Project Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)

Location: The Trinity Centre, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1LE.

Duration of post: Currently funded July 2018 – Sept 2019.

Salary: £12 per/hr

Hours: 7.5 hours per week; some out of hours working required.

Are you passionate about supporting intercultural communication and understanding? Would you like to get involved in a community growing project? Global Gardens Project are recruiting an Outreach Coordinator to work to develop links with new and existing project partners and participants.


Through the shared activities of gardening, cooking, arts and crafts the aim of the Global Gardens Project is to bring together refugees, asylum seekers and the local community to work together and celebrate ecological and cultural diversity. We have an allotment site where we are cultivating an organic community kitchen garden, celebrating crops from around the world. Here we have weekly sessions every Saturday and Wednesday. The crops grown are used at monthly community suppers at the Embassy café, Cathays Community Centre and for other community-shared meals. Our vision is to create a growing space and associated activities that support community-based sharing of food, cultures and skills. Through this, we aim to facilitate inter-cultural communication and understanding and support community integration, health and well-being.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator role will assist us in delivering and further developing links with potential and existing partners and participants. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working with diverse individuals and communities. The post-holder will work at least 7.5 hours per week at £12 per hour. The post will be managed by the Global Gardens core team and will be based at the Trinity Centre, as well as other community settings and locations relevant to the project, including the Global Gardens growing site. Through outreach and partnership building, the post-holder will support the development of Global Gardens activities and programmes. The role will include recruitment of new participants and development of a programme of monitoring and evaluation.

Job description

Role: Outreach coordinator

Salary: £12 per/hr

Hours: 7.5 hours per week; some out of hours working required.

Job purpose

- To develop relationships between Global Gardens and existing and potential partner organisations, including the Trinity Centre;

- To support the development of opportunities for participants at the Global Gardens Project, including refugees and asylum seekers;

- To establish and implement a programme of monitoring and evaluation for the project.

Duties and responsibilities

Relationship building

- To have regular contact with the Trinity Centre and liaise with users regarding visits to the Global Gardens Project;

- To support new and existing participants in accessing the Global Gardens Project activities;

- To develop relationships with new partners identifying particular opportunities for collaboration with Global Gardens.


-To explore with existing and potential participants what to develop at the Global Gardens Project;

-To support the development of identified areas.

Monitoring and evaluation

- To support the development of a monitoring and evaluation programme;

- To develop ways to understand the impact of our work with participants.


- To provide support with fundraising applications and social media.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

• Your name and contact details.

• An up-to-date CV (no more than 2 sides) to include professional work, training, and relevant experience.

•A statement (no more than 800 words) detailing your interest in this post. Please explain what experience you can bring to the role, based on the essential and desirable skills criteria listed in the job description, providing examples of past work you have undertaken to evidence this.

•Your availability on Monday/Thursday 2-4pm, Wednesdays 10-2pm and occasional Saturdays.

• The names and contact details of two referees.

Application submission is by email to:

Timeline: Deadline for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 17th July.

Interviews: Monday 23rd July.

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