This opportunity comes from Impact Arts with a deadline of 12 noon on 6th May 2015.
Urban Green: Cranhill Food Growing Project is an exciting and innovative programme that aims to transform an underused piece of ground in to a community garden. You will work as part of a team to transform the space and work with local young people and groups to make the project sustainable post March 2016.
This is a partnership project between Thenue Housing Association and Impact Arts and is funded through the Climate Challenge Fund.
The Project Outcomes are as follows:
• Increased knowledge of food production
• increased consumption of locally grown, healthy, low carbon food
• increased energy efficiency awareness
• reduced contribution to landfill
• improved mental & physical health amongst local people
• increased employability of local young people
• increased community awareness of climate change and commitment to minimizing environmental impact
These outcomes will be achieved through the delivery of key projects over the duration of the programme including:
• 2 programmes for people currently unemployed aged 16-24 based on Impact Arts successful Creative Pathways programme
• Community food growing workshops 2 days per week for 9 months for the wider Cranhill community
• Food growing sites will use recycled materials to divert materials from landfill including a creation of artworks
• Creation of composting site to reduce carbon emissions of vegetable waste going to landfill
Your role is to design and deliver a high quality and structured programme, in line with the project objectives.
You will lead and support a group of up to 15 unemployed young people to create food growing sites in the community in a creative and inspiring way.
You will be teaching skills in recycling/upcycling materials, creating public art, environmental awareness and other subject areas as suited to your skill base.
You must have the ability to work with challenging groups and an understanding of the barriers facing young people in gaining and sustaining employment.
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