February 2021. Au revoir to Claire.

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Claire, our wonderful Shed coordinator, who has been part of our Shed family since almost the start of our Shed journey back in 2014.

Her passion for and commitment to supporting the Shed ethos here in Broadstairs, in fledgling sheds in Kent and across the country is clear to anyone who knows her.


She takes this passion and dedication for grassroots community development and healthy ageing to her new role as Wellbeing Manager with Social Enterprise Kent.


We wish her all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming her back for a sausage sizzle or two!


So, we are looking for someone to become part of our Shed family as Shed Co-ordinator.


Below is the job description, so if it sounds like something you can and would like to do, to help support all our existing and future members, then please send your CV with a covering letter for consideration to Kerry Millett @  info@broadstairstownteam.org.uk

Thank You.

PS. Please let us know where you saw the post in your application.

Co-ordinator Role.



Job Title:     Broadstairs Town Shed Co-ordinator



About Broadstairs Town Shed


The Shed is a Broadstairs Town Team project where older people can meet and socialise in a wood working workshop.  In normal times, the Shed is a hive of activity with many members meeting to work in the workshop and to socialise in the kitchen and lounge.  Although shut at the moment, the Shed will re-open again soon under Covid-19 restrictions with the Shedders working in support bubbles in order to control social distancing. 


The role

This lead role is crucial to the future of the Shed and responsible for ensuring sufficient funds are raised.  A commitment to the ethos of the men’s shed movement and understanding of grassroots community development are key, including supporting volunteer-led initiatives to thrive and grow the Shed’s offer organically.  The day-to-day running of the Shed is carried out by our team of ‘Shed Heads’. You will meet with them fortnightly to ensure to smooth running of the Shed for the members of the Shed, our Shedders.  You will be managing the Shed Administrator and be responsible for communication with stakeholders and the local community.  You will be reporting to our hands-on Trustees who are passionate about all things Shed.


Key features

·       Sourcing grant funding and preparing successful grant applications

·       Working with the volunteer ‘Shedheads’ to ensure the Shed runs smoothly and meets the Shedders needs

·       Promoting the Shed in the local community and liaising with stakeholder organisations,  community  & referral partners

·       Managing the work of the Shed Administrator

·       Monitoring and evaluation of projects, activities

·       Organising training and health initiatives for the Shedders

·       Organising fund-raising events

·       Monitoring and implementing policies and procedures for the running of the Shed

·       Ensuring the Shed is Health and Safety compliant, organise the contracts for services for the building and ensure the security of Shed equipment.

·       Working on other Town Team projects as required by the Trustees

·       Managing the building services

Key attributes

·       In depth experience of fund raising and grant applications in the voluntary sector

·       Experience in working on voluntary sector projects and liaising with volunteers

A self-starter who can plan ahead, work independently, and work effectively in a team, be self-motivated and use own initiative.

·       Excellent communicator who can build partnerships and work with people from a variety of backgrounds.  With a strong awareness of diversity and inclusion you will have the ability to judge situations and personalities quickly and adapt style accordingly

·       Excellent organisational, planning and management skills, with strong attention to detail. 

·       Suite of IT skills


Terms : 15 Hours per week

Salary : £11,000 – £12,000 ( £30-32k FTE pro rata)