Administrator for Courses and PR work (volunteer)

Description of the role:

We are seeking a keen administrator to help raise awareness of Obee courses and ensure our records are kept up to date. Promoting OBee courses throughout the year by whatever means possible eg posting on websites (for free). Researching suitable places to advertise (for free!) and publicising. To be responsible for taking course bookings. Maintaining the course register. Dealing with customer’s enquiries and payments. Ensuring joining instructions are clear and sent to participants in a timely manner. Liaising with participants prior to the course by email and afterwards for feedback. Give quarterly feedback for Director’s Meetings – up date report.

Opportunity Activities: Administration
Availability required:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

What skills are needed?

• writing and checking skills, with close attention to detail
• IT skills/literate
• good time-management and organisation skills
• able to use own initiative
• some research skills

What skills will be learned / gained?

Team work. Access to rural crafts and traditional building skills.

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

Over 18 years old.

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

This volunteer role can be done from home. You do not have to attend the site but are very welcome to. If courses are well subscribed to, we can offer the Volunteer Admin person a free place on a course of their choice.

We are a social enterprise specialising in natural and traditional building projects. OBee Community Interest Company uses low-tech and traditional construction projects as a way of bringing people together to learn. We run a number of courses throughout the year and events of special interest for example Heritage Day, Tree to Timber - this is what we need help with.

We are totally off-grid - there is no electricity or water on site and we recycle / up-cycle as much as we possibly can. We have a spacious compost toilet and we bring our own water onto the site. All our tools are hand tools powered by human energy.


About the Opportunity Host Organisation


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Host Organisation: Orchard Barn
Organisation Profile:

We are a social enterprise specialising in natural and traditional building projects. OBee Community Interest Company uses low-tech and traditional construction projects as a way of bringing people together to learn. Our current project is the reinstatement of our 1580 Suffolk Long House amongst other every day maintenance and development of the site.

We work with local volunteers on conservation projects. It is the time, energy and expertise of local volunteers that underpins everything we do at Orchard Barn - from conservation projects in our traditional orchard, work on and around the barn, to helping to renovate local woodland.

At Orchard Barn we specialise in traditional and natural building courses. The use of Wattle and Daub continues to make a come-back. We can teach you how to source your own clay and coppiced wattle sticks, and construct environmentally sound walls from totally natural materials.