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The Leamy Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC045684


Current opportunities

We are looking for someone to come in to our office to provide Community Admin Support, Offering general administrative support you should have Good IT Skills be familiar with Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel, have great customer and organisational skills and be able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks. You should have good telephone, communication and listening skills and be good with members of the public. Tasks Include: Office Tasks-Processing incoming and outgoing mail, prepare reports and answering phones, logging messages and directing calls to the appropriate person, maintain office supplies. Maintain relevant management documentation as well as updating document register as and when required Finance-Updating the Petty Cash file, recording the details on each receipt and file them in the appropriate place, update cost files, scanning and saving the paperwork prior to emailing, review invoice list for payment and contact for payment if required. Volunteering-Update volunteer contact details working with the lead volunteers and community workers to make sure the contact details are recorded in the attendance file. Update records from induction to exit and store as part of our Data Protection Policy. Workshop-Print workshop activity sheets including the register required by lead volunteers or community workers, file completed paperwork in the appropriate place.

We are looking for Garden Mentors whose role is to provide knowledgeable information to those people who want to learn about horticulture, the project is year long and we require someone who has the knowledge of growing seasons, what times to plant crops or flowers and to provide that knowledge to those that want to learn. As a Garden Mentor you will be asked to provide support to people as they drop in, you will also be asked to pitch in and show people how to plant crops and flowers so that they get the knowledge to be able to improve their own Garden or if they don’t have a garden of their own to come back and assist us with ours. If you have woodworking skills then we are happy to take advice on any joinery related ideas.

We are looking for a Cooking Skills Mentor whose role is to encourage others to learn cooking skills and help reduce food waste. Ideally we would like someone who likes to instruct others, someone who can create nutritious food and can pass the skills on to others who are interested in learning how to cook. We are hoping that learning how to cook will increase the health of the local community as well as teach them more about nutrition and how to prepare raw ingredients. The role would require teaching people how to cook safely and helping with food preparation to promote healthy eating.