New Opportunities with Tir Coed
Tir Coed has been working to create and support sustainable rural communities that are integrated with the natural environment since 1999. Its mission is to unlock the potential of woodlands, for the education and health of people in Wales. It also creates job opportunities for disadvantaged individuals in rural areas.
Tir Coed, just like the rest of us, has been restricted in its activities by the current pandemic. While its training courses and activity days are therefore currently postponed until November 2020, it does have staff offering support by phone and email, and the activity leaders have returned this September to get everything into place ready for a safe return to delivery this autumn.
Information on its website:
For current trainees: “We will be in touch to let you know whether we can have a further training day to complete your courses. We are working hard to find ways to accredit learning up to this point, but are not sure yet whether or when this will be possible. We apologise for the uncertainty, but will keep
updating this information.”
For volunteers: “Practical volunteering is suspended until further notice. However, we will be in touch as soon as activities can begin again – there will be lots to do!”
For applicants for future courses: “We will be promoting future courses through our usual referral agencies and across social media platforms when we have a start date for them.”
For groups awaiting activity days: “We will be in touch to reschedule outstanding activities. We are also keen to book activities for later in the year.”
For finance: “Creditors and debtors can be assured that our finance team is working, at reduced capacity, and will deal with all matters as soon as possible.”
See the website for all updates:
THE FOLLOWING CURRENT VACANCIES ARE ON THE TIR COED WEBSITE.
IT WILL BE RECRUITING FOR FOUR POSITIONS THIS AUTUMN (2020):
Marketing and Communications Manager (22.5 h/w @ £25-£27K pro rata)
LEAF Project Manager (22.5 h/w @ £25-£27K pro rata)
Carmarthenshire Mentor (15 h/w @ 19-21K pro rata)
Development Officer (15h/w @ 23-27K pro rata)
“Tir Coed is governed by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable board of ten
trustees (five women/five men) with a mixture of private, public and third sector experience.
At this exciting time, we feel it is really important to bring some new
people to join our board of trustees. The role involves volunteering
around seven to ten days a year of your time (including email traffic) to guide
and support the charity. All reasonable expenses are covered. For the
trustee posts, Tir Coed is very much seeking to encourage females, BAME
people and younger people to apply, especially those who can bring
financial, HR or legal expertise to the board; however, all interested
people will be considered on merit. Please contact the CEO in the
first instance for an informal chat on what is involved if you or anyone
you know may wish to join our board.
“If you are interested in becoming a Tir Coed trustee and have an
interest in its work, please make contact.”
Tir Coed has offered seven office-based placements over the past five years.
A 12-month internship is expected to be advertised in October 2020
If you would like further information, visit www.tircoed.org.uk
If you would like to access woodland skills tutorials, introductory films and participant feedback visit the Tir Coed YouTube channel (videos available in Welsh and English) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_FNleepAwcPgPoKJA-Unw/videos