Job Title: Master Composter
(Milton CRUNCH Project)
Deadline for application
Monday 11th November 2013
Glasgow Community Food Initiative’s Board of Directors
term post funded to March 2015 (funder:
Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund)
Salary: £6,116 (£20,388 pro-rata) funded to March 2015.
Plus 6% pension
contribution, 25 days annual leave and 12 public holidays pro rata.
of 10.5 hours per week. Need
to be flexible with working hours as more hours are worked during the growing season and fewer hours during autumn / winter
period. Early evening and weekend working may be required.
Responsible to: Community Gardener (Milton CRUNCH)
Job Purpose: As Community Composter you will be
skilled and able to educate and enthuse the public about the benefits and methods of composting. You will deliver training
sessions to support this.
1. Reduce Organic Food Waste going to Landfill
2. Establish relations and 'agreements' with local shops, cafes
and businesses and develop waste collection schedule. Create basic database of partner organisations
3. Collect food waste from local shops, community cafes and businesses
on NGCFI's delivery list and feed to compost systems
4. Install / construct Composters & Compost System at NGCFI Growing
5. Ensure safe and effective management of compost system adequate for production of compost for garden inc. seed compost Composting
6. To work primarily with adults, young people and schools to bring food waste for composting
To issue a minimum of
100 vegetable waste containers and train in use
8. Collect food
waste from established partners and compost appropriately
9. Weigh and compost all waste, grass cuttings, pruning’s, weeds etc. from growing spaces
10. Collect or arrange
delivery of grass cuttings and other biomass for Community Garden bin system
11. Maintain composting systems at all garden sites
12. Attend meetings to plan events, share information and prepare for presentations
13. Plan and teach classes, slide shows and compost demonstrations
14. Set up interactive compost displays at community events
15. Manage or participate in demonstration site work (manage compost; maintain bins/site)
technical assistance for on-site composting efforts and assist with maintaining compost toilet.
17. To develop and maintain partnerships
support and enthuse volunteers related to role.
19. Health and Safety, Risk assessment and Child ProtectionUndertake a risk assessment of all activities and
to be responsible for the health and safety and wellbeing of volunteers and participants. Respond to and manage incidents
as and when they arise. Comply with NGCFI Child Protection and Vulnerable adults policies, ensuring all relevant staff and
volunteers have been Disclosure checked; ensure annual training on child protection. Comply with Health and Safety Legislation
and other relevant policies and procedures.
20. Monitoring and evaluation
comply with requirements, including weighing compost. In designing the project, embed appropriate ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project, ensuring targets are
met. Writing of regular reports for funders. Maintaining an equipment and stock inventory in liaison with other staff.
21. Team working.
To work co-operatively with other members of NGCFI’s
team to deliver agreed objectives. Attend and participate in meetings, including staff meetings, support and supervision,
appraisal and training as required. To account for work undertaken and provide briefings to line manager, Project Manager
or Board as required. To ensure confidentiality on all appropriate matters and recognise that any breach of this confidentiality
will be treated seriously. To positively represent NGCFI externally.
22. To drive a van / vehicle in relation to role
23. To undertake other duties appropriate
to the post in support of the North Glasgow Community Food Initiative’s aims. This Job Description is not contractual and will not form part of your Employment Contract. It may be subject to
review from time to time.
This post is subject to PVG / disclosure checks.
|Personal Attributes|| || |
well organised with good time management skills||· || |
|Ability work well with and communicate at ease
with young people, parents / residents, asylum seekers, shop keepers and fellow professionals, within a low income community
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|An interest in and desire to work towards the aims
of NGCFI, including a commitment to healthy diet and living|| ||· |
|Work/life Experience|| || |
|Experience delivering activities with
young people, youth groups and adults. ||· || |
|Training in or experience of composting activities.
Experience of planning and delivering composting activities. ||·
working||· || |
|Experience of monitoring and evaluating project
work||· || |
|Experience of supporting volunteers
and/or experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour|| ||·
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careful and up to date records in order to demonstrate activity outcomes. Keeping time sheets of your own work||·
to line manager/ Project Co-ordinator to ensure tracking of all outcomes and measures of carbon reductions. ||·
of Microsoft Word and Excel||·
|Other|| || |
Protection experience and knowledge willing to undertake additional Child protection training if required. Willingness to
undergo a Disclosure / PVG check ||·
to work flexible hours including more during growing season, evenings and occasional evening or weekend
working||· || |
|Clean drivers license (up to 3 points) and willing to drive van.||·
to cope with a physically demanding job||· || |
Master Composter Job Packs and Application Forms can be found at: http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/15608