LandWorks is a ground-breaking training charity that supports those in prison or at risk of going to prison (‘trainees’) away from crime and back into their community through intensive, long-term placements. LandWorks started in 2013 with one member of staff, four prisoners and a seed of an idea. Now with a strong infrastructure and staff team in place, we have transformed a derelict quarry into the 2-acre LandWorks training centre with three thriving commercial enterprises and have an exemplary track record of reducing reoffending and changing lives. More information available here.
Site Maintenance Co-ordinator
Job title: Site Maintenance Co-ordinator
Location: Dartington Hall Estate, near Totnes, South Devon
Basic salary: From £21 to 25k p.a. depending upon experience
Employment status: Full-time, permanent (with probationary period)
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, Mon to Fri 8am-4.30pm
Holiday: 25 set days plus public and bank holidays
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021
We have an exciting opportunity for someone who has the desire and aptitude to work with people who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Are you committed, able to work flexibly and to build trusting, supportive relationships, whilst maintaining professional boundaries? Do you enjoy working outdoors and have the skills and ability to maintain our site?
LandWorks is a small, ground-breaking charity based in South Devon. We work with people in prison or at risk of going to prison to aid their resettlement into the community and employment. This role is based just outside Totnes on the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate where we have built our workshops, market garden and offices.
You will be part of a small, dedicated team who deliver rehabilitation and resettlement support to create positive life changes for people on placement at LandWorks. This important role will ensure the maintenance of the LandWorks site (including the use of machinery and manual handling), support the day-to-day running of LandWorks across all our enterprises, facilitating and supervising trainees undertaking individual projects.
LandWorks takes safeguarding seriously and will seek references and undertake DBS checks for new employees where appropriate. However, we positively welcome applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and will only take into account relevant information concerning previous convictions and we undertake not to discriminate unfairly. We do not ask for disclosure of previous convictions at the initial application stage. We can arrange a confidential conversation prior to applying if you have any questions.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are applying for the job and how you meet the requirements, using specific examples of experience and skills. The job description and person specification can be found below. For an informal chat before applying call Chris on 01803 864891.