ABOUT CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HUB
Crossroads Primary School was the focal point of the community in the Crossroads area of East Ayrshire and when it closed down in 2010 local residents felt that it resulted in a loss of a sense of community in the area. A group was formed to prevent the closure of the primary school and in their survey of around 70 families in the area 97% expressed a deep concern for the future with 81% supporting the idea that a connection with school had increased their sense of community involvement.
Following the school closure, invitations to an informal lunch were distributed to households in the Crossroads catchment area. From this community get-together came the idea of re-establishing a community in the Crossroads area through creating a Community Hub.
Part time (23 hrs weekly) – salary £11,200 plus pension
1 year contract: with extension subject to funding
Crossroads Community Hub is a charity working under the banner of “Ayrshire Food from
Ayrshire Folk” to make locally produced foods widely accessible to the community and
create opportunities for learning, shared skills and traditional crafts. Thanks to funding from
the Postcode Local Trust fund, we are establishing community activities in advance of our
Community Hub being built. We need a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual to
deliver a range of practical food growing activities, with a focus on improving the health and
well-being of local people. Building a team of gardening volunteers, you will work
throughout the towns and villages surrounding Crossroads to establish a network of raised
Do you have a passion for gardening and growing?
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with people to promote growing, cooking and
eating local produce?
We are looking for a Community Gardener.
You will be expected to:
Have a genuine interest in, and the ability to discuss with confidence, all aspects of growing
vegetables, fruit and herbs
Build and maintain raised beds
Have a desire to help communities flourish.
Be flexible and able to priorities tasks and your time effectively
Have experience of working with and supporting volunteers
Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Be competent in your driving ability. (clean driving licence required for use of company van)
For further information, contact Morag Blackley on: 07732751503
To apply, submit your current CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability to the role.
Closing date for applications: Friday, 15th March at 12 noon
Interviews: Friday, 22nd March
Crossroads Community Hub Ltd was set up as a Community Development Association and a company limited by guarantee in August 2011, to take this idea forward. The catchment area for Crossroads Community Hub includes small towns, villages and rural homes in the parishes of Galston, Riccarton, Sorn, Mauchline , Tarbolton and Craigie. Research shows that people who get involved in their local community feel more fulfilled and lead happier lives.
Education & Learning
Crossroads Lifelong Learning Partnership formerly the education group of Crossroads Community Hub is now operating as an independent organisation in the community.
View their Facebook page.