Volunteer Centre

Search The Volunteer Centre Dorset Website


*New Paid Opportunity* with Walford Mill Education Trust Ltd


29th November 2022

Walford Mill Education Trust Ltd - Site Co-ordinator

Salary: £11.02 per hour
1 year contract - 20 hours per week

Walford Mill Education Trust is a registered charity (1049540) situated on the outskirts of Wimborne town centre, a destination location that provides an attractive creative space for local Makers to rent studio space and educate, design, make, and sell contemporary art and craft work. The building also offers exhibition and pop-up exhibition space for visiting artists and Makers, and an education space where children’s after school classes are run by the Mill’s resident education officer, and a wide range of adult classes are held, from embroidery and painting to jewellery making and wood carving.

The core aims of the charity is to encourage, promote and maintain the highest standard of contemporary craft work and to encourage visitor awareness through a programme of exhibitions and participation, for all ages, in a complementary education programme including lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

The role
The role of Site Co-ordinator will be responsible for taking the lead on overseeing and coordinating the day to day running of the Mill, liaising with the board of Trustees, Trust Administrator and resident Makers to ensure that the Mill is able to operate in a professional and cohesive manner, whilst maintaining a welcoming, creative environment for all to enjoy.

The Site Co-ordinator will be required to:

  • Manage building and grounds related issues, including repairs, routine health and safety checks and cleaning, to ensure the site is a safe and welcoming place both to work in and visit
  • Liaise with on-site Makers to ensure smooth and safe day to day operation, such as the opening and closing of the building and to ensure there are enough Makers on site to open safely to the public
  • Respond to enquiries and issues from the public, Makers and others and ensure that matters are dealt with promptly, sensitively and confidentially by the most appropriate person
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of volunteers
  • Assist in the promotion of Walford Mill, to maintain and widen the Mill’s profile
  • Be the primary point of contact with the on-site Café tenants
  • Assisting in the preparation, distribution and scheduling of promotional material and communications including website and social media updates
  • Attend Board meetings
  • Carrying out other ad-hoc tasks as required
  • Part time working arrangement – there is some flexibility as to days and hours worked but the 20 hours per week must be split across 4 days on site, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday plus Saturday or Sunday and within the Mill’s opening hours
  • Overtime may be required when working on out-of-hours events, or flexible arrangements agreed
  • The role will be required on occasion to be available to open early or close late for tutors, evening events and courtyard markets
  • A parking permit will be provided
  • The on-site Makers run their own businesses which are independent of Walford Mill and this role is not required to support these businesses, for example by taking sales for them.

Ideally the incumbent will have experience of working in a similar organisation, charity or small business. It would be advantageous to also have experience in dealing with customer enquiries, handling administrative processes and procedures and be familiar with the creative/maker environment.

Experience of organising events is advantageous but not essential. 

For further information see the full job description here www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk If you have any questions please email them to [email protected]

Applications should be made by emailing your CV to [email protected] or by post to:
Trust Administrator, Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2023


Other News

Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund