Flourish in Nature Facilitator

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Devon (must have flexibility to travel to various locations)
£21,500 per annum (FTE pro-rata)
09 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to work within the Flourish Wellbeing Cafe initiative that sits within the Community Development service at EDP.

Flourish in Nature Facilitator
Base: Devon (must have flexibility to travel to various locations)
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £21,500 per annum (FTE pro-rata)
Contract: 2.5 year fixed term contract

Flourish is an EDP initiative for citizens who are interested in improving their health and wellbeing. EDP are exploring new ways to support people take control of their health by offering practical support in communities.

In this role you’ll facilitate a 3 year project funded by Sport England to develop our ‘lived experience’ volunteers as voluntary outdoor ‘Activity Leaders’, who can then enable others within their communities to access sustainable peer-led physical activities in their local natural environment. You’ll work closely alongside our delivery partners – Active Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust and Plymouth University and use EDP’s growing network of Flourish Cafés as the focus for building community connection and co-design. You’ll be working with recovery communities in economically disadvantaged areas across Devon, enabling diverse opportunities, identified from community consultation, for physical activity in natural settings local to that community.

You will collaborate with local partners and projects to provide effective, safe settings for sustainable individual development, personalised to people’s needs. Where appropriate, partners will link people into their on-going programmes/projects based on local needs/individual preference, maximising potential for a sustained impact and creating multiple exit routes into outdoor activity and environmental volunteering and work.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone with a real passion for, and understanding of, new approaches to recovery, particularly of connecting to nature through activity. You’ll communicate and engage with people in their local environment, helping them go from only seeing ‘what’s wrong’ to seeing ‘what’s strong’ and coaching our ‘Activity Leaders’ to do the same. You’ll also have a good understanding and some experience of project evaluation and reflection – you’ll use tools, case management and workforce management systems to measure outputs and outcomes and contribute to the continuous improvement of the project and the interventions delivered.

This post will involve some travel so you will need to hold a current driving licence and have access to an insured and roadworthy vehicle.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because we focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong our work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 23rd September 2019
Interviews to be held on Monday 30th September 2019 in Exeter.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 68.19 on your application.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website to download the information pack and application form. 

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.