Cothrom are currently recruiting for three posts which will support our existing adult learning services within the organisation. Post holders will work within the existing team and will be supported by the training co-ordinator, Nursery Manager and Manager and work alongside tutors and nursery workers.
Cothrom is looking to build on the pilot programme which was delivered in 2017 to deliver a parent club and will use Aspiring Communities funding to reach families within the community and provide a focal point for meeting, access to information and advice and contact with support organisations. The key aim of the families programme will be to provide somewhere for parents to come together in a safe and supportive environment.
We are looking to develop our after school provision which will enhance our existing childcare provision within the Centre. This is a very welcome opportunity to provide childcare from after school until 6pm and during holiday periods, providing activities including craft, outdoor play, games as well as homework time. The provision will be through the medium of Gàidhlig and open to all children up to the age of 12. The post holder will develop the service, working with parents and schools, to ensure the provision meets the needs of children and parents and works within the setting of the organisation.
Cothrom is also looking for a Recovery Support Worker. The main role is to provide 1-1 and group support to individuals who are in recovery from addiction or need support to start their recovery journey. The post works from within the Centre and works alongside tutors to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to participate in adult learning, volunteering, gardening and in developing coping strategies. The support to individuals is long term and meaningful. Cothrom operates within the Substance Misuse Partnership for Uist and Barra and the opportunity exists for additional hours in the provision of administration for the partnership, including prompting services within the community and planning joint events.
We will be looking for session staff for the services both for parents and for childcare so it you think you have skills to offer or would be interested in being a session childcare provider please contact Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org. For job adverts and descriptions, please see our vacancy page.
We'll be offering classes in creative writing starting Monday next week. Send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call on 01878 700910 if you'd like to sign up.
No previous experience necessary!
The prize giving event for the Uist Book Festival writing competition is on Friday November 23rd at 5:30pm in the Theatre at Sgoil Lionacleit. This will be followed by Uist Noir from 7-9pm.
Cothrom is seeking a suitably experienced individual to support people who are confronting the challenges of alcohol or drug misuse, and to provide an information and advice service.
For more information and application details, please see our vacancy page here. Closing date November 9th.
This past week we have been sharing on our Facebook what we as an organisation do to reduce the amount going to landfill. If you missed any of our posts, you can see them all here:
Monday, September 24th - The ReStore van
ReStore has been equipped with a van since being set up in 2006 and has been actively collecting used furniture and textiles for restoration and recycling since. Last year alone we collected over 14000kg of furniture and 10000kg of textiles!
Tuesday September 25th - Nursery crafts and wood recycling
The nursery children visit ReStore weekly for craft sessions. During the hour that they're there they get to explore their creativity while improving motor- and communication skills. They also have a lot of fun! Last week they recycled some fabric by printing it and making it into aprons that they then got to wear in their play cafe. You can see the full blog post by clicking the photo below:
The ReStore workshops are always busy with exciting projects. In woodworking Chris and some of our learners have been recycling wooden chairs into practical chopping boards with an interesting decorative pattern created from alternating the grain of the wood.
Wednesday September 26th - Upcycling
Yesterday we saw the upcycling from wooden chair to chopping board. In the textile and paint workshops we use donated materials to bring new leases of life into furniture, fabric, and various other materials. Earlier this year the children made lanterns out of glass jars that they decorated with pieces of napkins. They've also made bottle cap boats!
If you'd like to see more of the furniture we have upcycled in our workshops, take a look at our latest newsletter by clicking the image below. If you'd like to try a bit of upcycling yourself, why not sign up to our community classes! We offer a five week course in upcycling starting on Thursday October 4th, either at 9:30am-11:30am or at 6:30pm-8:30pm. Give us a call on 01878 700910 if you'd like to sign up.
Thursday september 27th - restoration
This oak sideboard was brought in to ReStore for restoration. The old varnish was stripped and the unit then sanded. A light oak stain was applied and the piece was finished with linseed oil. If you have furniture you think could do with some TLC, why not get in touch to learn more about our Repair+Return service.
Friday september 28th - Compost
Yesterday the nursery took advantage of the sunny weather and went outside to learn about compost with Sue. You can read more about it and see all the photos on the blog through the link below.