We are now recruiting a Facilities Assistant to provide a range of facilities support to the staff and visitors to Cothrom, including taking and co-ordinating room and equipment bookings, setting up IT equipment for use by staff and visitors, and marketing the facilities. There will also be general admin duties including answering phones and providing refreshments for meetings.
For more information please visit our vacancy page or the SCVO's Community Job Scotland website.
We've got two events in August as part of the Grow Me project. First a financial literacy drop-in on Wednesday 14th August which is suitable for all ages and stages of life. We'll also host a Garden Open Day at Falachan Cothrom on Tuesday 27th August.
More info in the poster below!
Blythswood visited Uist again recently to pick up the textiles which have been collected during the past few months from the Uist based textile banks held by Cothrom and Share, and donations to UCVO.
Thank you to all who have donated to our textile banks over the past few months, the van was full leaving Uist. A big thanks to all the volunteers who undertake the collections in the ReStore van throughout the year and to the team for assisting with the transfer to the Blythswood lorry.
Just a wee reminder that it really helps if clothes are sealed in bags and the bags are not overfilled, this reduces the chances of them getting wet and increases the chances of items being usable at their end destination.
ReStore welcome textiles suitable for use in upholstery and up cycling directly at the shop, so good condition, clean items such as curtains, cushions and heavy fabrics such as cord, tweed. These can be delivered to the shop or in bags clearly marked on the outside as for ReStore in the textile banks.
We've got a variety of garden furniture available including single seats, two- and three-seater benches, tables, and children's benches. Our garden furniture is made out of pressure treated decking wood but can be oiled at an additional charge.
Get in touch on 01878 700910 or come in to see us in the shop if you'd like something for your own garden. We can also organise for delivery at a small additional charge.
Check out our latest vacancies: Deputy Nursery Manager, Trainee Nursery Worker and After School Co-ordinator.
Closing date 31st July 2019.
Cothrom would like to offer you this exciting opportunity of Modern Apprenticeships in Hospitality Services and Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.
Both apprenticeships require the student to complete a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at Level 2 or 3 and as the training is work-based, they have to complete a portfolio of evidence. The SVQ Level 2 has limited written work by the student, as most of the evidence is gathered through observation by the course tutor/assessor. The Level 3 Supervision and Leadership SVQ is aimed at more experienced staff and requires additional written work. More information on course content can be found Hospitality page.
The Modern Apprenticeship programme is funded by Skills Development Scotland and is FREE for those aged 16 to 19 wishing to access the SVQ Level 2, and to those 16 to 24 for the SVQ Level 3. You are required to be out of full time education.
Not only does the Modern Apprenticeships programme help you to expand your knowledge and skills, it can boost your career prospects.
Places are limited so if you are interested in these courses, or would like any further information, please contact Cothrom on 01878 700910 soonest.
Following discussions with Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland are pleased to confirm that the Individual Training Account scheme (ITA) will reopen to new applications from 27 June 2019.
There will only be up to 15,000 applications for funding from this date until 30 September 2019. The scheme will be put on hold when the target of 15,000 is met or by 30 September, whichever comes first.
All applications made within this phase will be honoured provided they are verified within four weeks. Any applications not verified as being eligible for funding and converted to an assignment within four weeks will be deleted from the system and individuals will need to apply again, provided the 15,000 target has not been met by that point.
Cothrom is an approved Training Provider so why not register now and see what can offer you
We now have available garden benches and tables in a variety of sizes. Please see below for more information, or get in touch on 01878 700910 to learn more. Custom sizes and stains also available.
Do you have an agriculture, croft, farm, food and drink or tourism business in Uist?
The Rural Food Tourism Places project, commissioned by HIE, will provide support to help rural businesses explore diversification and ways to collaborate across these sectors. This will improve sustainability over the long term and help to make the most of what the area offers.
If you would like to learn more or get involved, come along to Cothrom on Friday 31 May from 9.30am (for a 10am start). Light lunch to follow. Please register with Lynne Maciver at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for supporting Cothrom Òg in their fundraising and extra-special thanks to the children who danced the night away.