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Flourish in Nature Facilitator

In this role you’ll facilitate a 3 year project funded by Sport England to develop our ‘lived experience’ volunteers as voluntary outdoor ‘Activity Leaders’, who can then enable others within their communities to access sustainable peer-led physical activities in their local natural environment.

Location
Exeter, EX4 4EP

About Flourish in Nature Facilitator

EDP is a high performing social enterprise, providing substance misuse support services across Devon and Dorset Communities, community initiatives, development programmes and substance misuse services in the prisons across Devon and Dorset (in partnership with Care UK). In Devon our community service (Together) is delivered in partnership with Devon Partnership Trust (DPT). Our mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.


We have a unique and exciting opportunity to work within the Flourish Wellbeing Cafe initiative that sits within the Community Development service at EDP. Flourish is an EDP initiative for citizens who are interested in improving their health and wellbeing. EDP are exploring new ways to support people take control of their health by offering practical support in communities.

Flourish in Nature Facilitator
Base: Devon
Hours: 21 hours
Salary: £21,500 (FTE pro-rata)
Contract: 3 year fixed term contract

In this role you'll facilitate a 3 year project funded by Sport England to develop our 'lived experience' volunteers as voluntary outdoor 'Activity Leaders', who can then enable others within their communities to access sustainable peer-led physical activities in their local natural environment. You'll work closely alongside our delivery partners – Active Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust and Plymouth University and use EDP's growing network of Flourish Cafés as the focus for building community connection and co-design. You'll be working with recovery communities in economically disadvantaged areas across Devon, enabling diverse opportunities, identified from community consultation, for physical activity in natural settings local to that community.

You will collaborate with local partners and projects to provide effective, safe settings for sustainable individual development, personalised to people's needs. Where appropriate, partners will link people in to their on-going programmes/projects based on local needs/individual preference, maximising potential for a sustained impact and creating multiple exit routes into outdoor activity and environmental volunteering and work.

We're looking for someone with a real passion for and understanding of new approaches to recovery, particularly of connecting to nature through activity. You'll communicate and engage with people in their local environment, helping them go from only seeing 'what's wrong' to seeing 'what's strong' and coaching our 'Activity Leaders' to do the same. You'll also have a good understanding and some experience of project evaluation and reflection – you'll use tools, case management and workforce management systems to measure outputs and outcomes and contribute to the continuous improvement of the project and the interventions delivered.

This post will involve some travel so you will need to hold a current driving licence and have access to an insured and roadworthy vehicle.

How to apply

For further information on this role and details on how to apply please visit our website www.edp.org.uk and download the Candidate Information Pack, Equal Ops Form and EDP Application Form.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 23rd Sept 2019.

Interviews will be held in Exeter on Monday 30th September.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been successful.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 72.18 on your application

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

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