Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Mountains to the Sea—Project Coordinator


Mountains to the Sea—Project Coordinator

Salary: £10.00/hr (250hrs—from October 2017-October 2018)

Contractual term: One year contract (probationary period of 3 months)

Location: Clynfyw Farm, Abercych, Kinora, Cardigan and the local community.

Responsible to: Jim Bowen, George Colville and the Project Management Team

Responsible for:

-Developing the Project (see Project Coordinator Advert) from the outset and ensuring the events involved achieve their aims and objects set out from the .

-Working with the Project Management Team (MT) to maximise skills of all involved.

-Writing monthly reports (inc. budgeting), detailing the outcomes achieved & highlighting areas of concern.

-Developing good relationships with other agencies, while preserving Clynfyw’s confidentially policies.

-Working with agencies and other external organisations to meet the needs of project participants.

-Supporting people to enable them to engage in activities within the community.

-Providing mental health related advice, signposting and sourcing information when appropriate.

-Attending and participating in training, MT meetings and networking as agreed with MT.

– Ensuring everyone involved is safeguarded from undue risk of harm and abuse.

-Anything else, within reason that you are asked to do by the MT.

Hours: 250hours (October 2017-October 2018) as directed by the Project Management Team

Mileage: Clynfyw pays 44p/mile for previously agreed journeys which are part of working role including going to training courses. This does not include driving to work each day.

Holiday entitlement: Your full-time holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks (including bank holidays) during each complete holiday year which will be pro-rata according to the number of hours you work.


You should be:

  • Flexible, adaptable, dynamic, creative and well organised.
  • Skilled in running projects and have proven event management skills.
  • Skilled and experienced in administrative duties, able to apply and implement regulations following guidance and instruction from the MT.
  • Able to engage physically in all aspects of the project including walking and kayaking.
  • Able to demonstrate good initiative, but also to work well following instructions.
  • Welcoming and encouraging to all people without any discrimination.
  • A Team Player, supporting colleagues to provide the best service possible.
  • Willing to give presentations about the Project as it evolves and once it is completed
  • Able to manage risks in relation to community and outdoor events.
  • Motivated, have initiative and able to work alone or as part of a team on projects and tasks
  • Able to demonstrate a positive outlook on life and be an uplifting person to have around
  • Knowledgeable of Clynfyw policies and procedures and to follow them at all times.
  • Understanding of professional boundaries and ensure they are maintained at all times with Participants and other Staff Team Members.
  • Willing to undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested by Management Team


Skills & Experience: Essential (E) and Desirable (D)


Ability to converse in Welsh D
Good physical fitness and ability to engage in all aspects of the project E
Understanding and experience of working in a person centred way E
Good understanding of the challenges faced by the Welsh rural community E
Good understanding of community mental health provision in west Wales D
Display self-motivation and have experience of working as part of a team E
To have excellent organisational skills E
To have excellent diplomacy and negotiation skills E
Good PR and marketing skills E
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills E
To have good local knowledge of the rural community E
Proven experience of managing people D
Experience of working with vulnerable people E


Who is involved?:

This project is led by Clynfyw Care Farm, and is run in collaboration with numerous community based mental health agencies including Help Us To Survive (HUTS), West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH), the DPJ Foundation, Llandysul Paddlers and numerous other supportive community based organizations. This broad alliance will strengthen community provision support as a whole.


The closing date for this post is 25th September 2017.

Interviews will be held for shortlisted applicants during the first week in October 2017.

Starting (ideally) during the week of Monday 23rd October 2017

 If you would like to discuss the job, please call Jim Bowen on 01239-841236.

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