We're looking for someone special to join our Shed Family

The Role.                                                                                 (Please have a good read through and if you think you fit the bill) :

This lead role is crucial to the future of the Shed and must ensure the smooth running of the project. The sustainability and accessibility of the project for and with our community, and understanding and delivering against our key goals is vital to the project.


A commitment to the ethos of the 'Men's shed movement' and understanding of grassroots community development are fundamental too.

Supporting our volunteer-led initiatives to thrive and grow within and outside of the Sheds core offer is something that has, and will continue to grow and evolve as part of this role.


The day-to-day running of the Shed in terms of woodworking activity is carried out by our team of Shed Heads. This role includes meeting with them fortnightly to engage with and ensure 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 and engagement with stakeholders and the local community.


You will report into our hands-on volunteer Trustees who are passionate about all things Shed and have all seen and helped the project flourish from its inception in 2014.

Key features

  • 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 and collaborating with stakeholder organisations, commissioners, community & referral partners and collaborators
  • Managing the work and output of the Shed Administrator
  • Monitoring, evaluation and submission of project summaries, activities and setting goals
  • Organising training and health initiatives for the Shedders
  • Planning, organising and delivering 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.
  • Organising and managing the Shed extra-curricular calendar and provision of activities linked to health and wellbeing
  • Managing the building services and working practices
  • Ability to respond to changing needs of the project and user group and input into future direction of Shed activities


Key attributes

  • Experience in working on voluntary sector projects, liaising with and managing volunteers
  • A confident self-starter whocanplan 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, experiences and abilities within the Shed and out in the community
  • Understanding of the local landscape in terms of referral agencies, partners and collaborators
  • Good networking skills and willingness to present what the Shed does, is, and aims to do
  • Strong awareness of diversity and inclusion, you will have the ability to judge situations and personalities quickly and adapt style accordingly
  • Excellent organisational, planning, admin. and people management skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Suite of IT skills
  • A sense of humour and lightness of touch, but an innate sense of our aims and goals always at the forefront


Please email your CV and a covering letter, telling us why you're perfect for the role. Please put 'Shed Co-ordinator in the subject line.