Kirkstall Valley group seeks administrator for micro-grants programme

20 March 2019

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A West Leeds community organisation is wanting to employ someone living in the Kirkstall Valley area and surrounding neighbourhoods to look after its new grants programme.

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT), working in partnership with Open Source Arts, are establishing a micro-grants programme to support community led sustainability in the Kirkstall Valley area.

They’re advertising for someone who will work on a freelance basis for one day per week over a 12-month period. with preference given to those who live and work in the Kirkstall Valley area and surrounding area.

The details of the micro-grants programme is still being finalised by a steering group. A small number of micro-grants of around £250 each will be awarded to support groups or individuals who have innovative approaches to community led sustainability.

Micro-grants could support activities such as community plans, fuel poverty, nature-based interventions, flood alleviation ideas, local and renewable energy, community food growing etc. They have to enhance Kirkstall Valley as a positive place to live and work and provide ideas and solutions for climate change, social equality and community prosperity.

The project administrator will have previous experience in terms of project administration, will be an effective communicator and team worker, and be able to work independently, keep clear records and work to time.

The successful applicant will largely work from home with the additional possibilities of co-working in locations around the Kirkstall Valley.

To apply, send a current CV and a short statement outlining why you would be ideal for this post and how you would tackle the first month of supporting this micro-grants programme to Chris Hill at chris.hill@kvdt.org.uk by 5th April 2019.

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