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Project Coordinator - Arts practitioner

March 2011 – September 2011

Fee £14,000

Hours of Work – Various

Positions Available: 2

Bee Inspired: Gloucester Bee Guardians – part of the Bee Guardian Foundation CIC programme.

Bee Guardian Foundation CIC is a creative, educational conservation organisation based in Gloucestershire. We are about to commence a Gloucester based Big Lottery funded project called Bee Inspired: Gloucester Bee Guardians. We are looking for two Project Coordinators, who are also creative and performing arts practitioners, to plan and organise the project and to lead the workshop sessions. The project engages a diverse range of young people, including Black and Minority Ethnic groups, and involves intergenerational activities.

We are looking to recruit two freelance practitioners experienced in the following areas:

- Break dance
- Art
- Costume making
- Bee Identification
- Bee Habitat assessment
- Bee Habitat creation
- Woodwork
- Gardening

The Project Coordinator & Practitioner will work within Gloucester on a freelance basis to deliver the Bee Inspired Project between March and September 2011. The Project Coordinator & Practitioner will offer excellent organisational and communication skills, experience of conservation, education and the arts in the South West, and an ability to work with young people and vulnerable adults from diverse backgrounds. A fee of £14,000 is available for the contract. There will be approximately 100 days work.

Job Description


- Book and plan workshops/activities in schools, community centres and allotments
- Deliver practical workshops sessions as part of our Bee Inspired Workshop series
- Deliver talks about bee conservation and social enterprise
- Write and submit lesson , risk assessments and evaluation reports
- Complete all health and safety documents, and collate and file information as required.
- Liaise with the learning mentors to ensure learners are being appropriately supported
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults


- Complete all relevant paperwork necessary for recording the work completed during the project
- Attend meetings with other workshop leaders and the Bee Guardian Foundation team to ensure standardisation of workshop delivery
- Liaise with and support each participant in their workshop activities and personal development (as required)


1. Experience
Experience of working with children and young people from disengaged and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Teaching children and young people with Special Needs and/or disability is also an advantage

2. Education
Degree level or equivalent qualification

3. Aptitudes
A skilled communicator, both verbally and written, able to present information to a range of diverse groups.
Organisation and time management skills.
Problem solver
Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
High degree of self motivation & personal enthusiasm
Ability to work under pressure and unsociable hours
Willing to contribute to team working but also work on own initiative
4. Personal Qualities
Highly committed
Enthusiastic and responsible team player.
5. Personal
A high degree of flexibility with the ability to prioritise a diverse workload and meet deadlines
Suitability to work with children and a commitment to safeguarding
7. Equality
Acceptance of and commitment to the principles of Equality and Diversity.

Bee Guardian Foundation CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please fill in the downloadable application pack below and email with a covering letter including your availability Monday – Sunday to info@beeguardianfoundation.org or send a printed version to: Bee Guardian Foundation CIC, Social Enterprise Centre, The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1DF.

To discuss the application please call Dr. Adam Hart
at Tel. +44 (0) 1242 714670

Application-Pack.zip (Download)

Closing date 22 March 2011
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