supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Falkland Stewardship Trust - Hut Building Assistant
Post: Hut Building Assistant
Hours: 35 per week
Falkland Stewardship Trust in collaboration with Reforesting Scotland's Thousand Huts Campaign and other project and academic partners have secured funding to pilot a year of hut building and use on Falkland Estate. Their aim is to test out a concept and model that can be replicated and scaled-up on a national basis in coming years. Their big idea is to involve a range of participants in the building and use of huts and other simple structures in outdoor environments as a means of:
Providing quality skills training to enable people to gain competencies and move along the employment pathway e.g. to volunteering, training or work;
Increasing confidence and self-efficacy as people realise their potential;
Enhancing people's wellbeing and sense of connection to the natural world;
Experimenting together with ways of building great huts and teams;
Creating a sustainable model of training in building and/or use of huts in the countryside as a social enterprise.
The majority of project participants will be drawn from a range of groups across Fife and further afield that engage people who are disadvantaged such as: lack of access to employment; financial poverty; social, economic or health factors; substance misuse; mental health issues; homelessness; low confidence or self esteem.