Rescue Wooden Boats has a part-time opportunity for an Engagement Coordinator thanks to a National Lottery Community Fund Lottery grant


We are delighted to let you know we have just been given a National Lottery Community Fund Grant to employ a part-time “Engagement Coordinator” for 38 weeks. The job description is below.

Do pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. Contact Wendy on or 077969 51414 for more information. Application details below.  The deadline for applications is the end of Friday July 7 2023

Employer:  Self Employed
Reports to:  Simon Garnier, Trustee
Purpose:  Delivering programmes of volunteer and social engagement at the Maritime Heritage Centre (MHC) located on Stiffkey Camp, as well as supporting the communication work involved.
Location:  A mixture of home working and the use of a small office at the MHC.
Salary Details:  £17/hour for 12 hours /week for 38 weeks.
Contract:  Short term for 38 weeks.  Weekly hours may vary through the year.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Rescue Wooden Boats is a charity founded in 2011. Its purpose is to ‘Conserve and tell the stories and skills of the wooden working boats, the people who built and worked them and the communities they were part of, along the North Norfolk Coast. It also aims to conserve afloat a few examples of these wooden boats.”  See  for more details.
The Maritime Heritage Centre in Stiffkey is in the former Officers’ Mess in the Old Military Camp. Rescue Wooden Boats rents two main rooms there. One is a successful Maritime Heritage Museum the other is a smaller, flexible Events Room.
This new role has been created with the help of the Lottery Fund and centres on creating a Coastal Community Hub to encourage local people to take up volunteering and to be socially active following the effects of Covid-19.
The project aims to ensure that the Centre remains a vibrant, productive and busy hub for residents living in rural and isolated areas, providing a welcoming space for local people to meet and get involved in other community activities which could include:
-       Rallying support and engagement from local residents to volunteer and be involved in community events such as the annual Maritime Heritage Boat Festival hosted by Rescue Wooden Boats and Curlew Coastal Charters on July 29 & 30 2023.
-       Organising regular social events at the Hub such as coffee mornings, hosting rural walks and talks, beach clearance parties, exercise classes, films etc.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
1. Planning and delivering a programme of engagement opportunities and events for a diverse audience, liaising with other local groups as needed.
2. Helping to recruit and coordinate a group of volunteers, work placements and training opportunities.
3. Supporting the communication and promotion of events and activities.
4. Maintaining suitable records to meet the terms of the Lottery Grant.
5. Collecting, analysing, presenting and maintaining data on outreach and engagement activity for evaluation purposes 
6. Maintaining a volunteer information database in compliance with GDPR.
7. Ensuring that engagement activities comply with the Rescue Wooden Boat’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
8. Supporting the wider Rescue Wooden Boats team with communications and outreach.
9. Putting in structures which will enable these activities to continue when the funding ends.
10. Any other duties as reasonably required by Rescue Wooden Boats.
The successful applicant will need to travel on occasions for visits and meetings.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed at 0.45p/mile
Person Description
We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people, is sensitive to different needs, has good networking skills and is interested in local heritage.  The person ideally will have experience of managing and working with volunteers, be comfortable writing eg newsletters and skilled in using social media. They will be highly organised and reliable and will approach the job with energy and a can-do attitude. They will be happy to work flexibly, prepared to work some weekends and to work alone some of the time.
Essential criteria
Interested in local heritage.
Experience working with volunteers.
Outgoing and energetic with good networking skills.
Proficient in IT including Excel, word.
Highly organised and reliable.
Happy to work flexibly.
To apply, please send an email, outlining your background, how you meet the person description and essential criteria, and your reasons for being interested in the role to:
Simon Garnier  copied to Wendy Pritchard  by the end of Friday 7th July
Interview dates: Monday July 17 and Tuesday July 18 at Stiffkey.

This new role is supported by the Lottery Community Fund