TTB Vacancies

Please find below a list of TTB’s current voluntary vacancies:

Food Group Coordinators and a variety of other roles and one-off tasks

Please click here for the Food and Growing Group tasklist to see what is available (a spreadsheet should open in your browser) – email

Members of Welcoming Team – email

Film Showing Coordinator – email

Directors for Brixton Pound Community Interest Company visit the Brixton Pound website for details and sign up on this online form

Brixton Pound Project Manager – email


Vacancy Details


  • Volunteers to staff the space on a flexible rota.
  • Volunteers to do active outreach to Brixton people and communties to get them to visit the shop.

It will be open most of normal shop hours offering information about TTB’s activities, exhibition space to illustrate projects, selling books and other resources such as low energy light bulbs and draught strip material, lending smart meters, giving access to the TTB library of books and papers, welcoming people and encouraging them to get active with TTB and in their own communities.

email info[at]transitiontownbrixton.org with COMMUNITY SHOP in the subject line


VARIED FOOD AND GROWING GROUP ROLES: SHORT- AND LONG-TERM

There are a variety of things to do ranging from updating the website with funding or event details, to leading or supporting one of the strands of activity such as the mapping or food growing guide, with lots in between like newsletters and strategy! We need people to do regular tasks as well as one-off things. Please click here for the Food and Growing Group tasklist to see what is available (a spreadsheet should open in your browser).

Please contact ttbfood@gmail.com.


FOOD AND GROWING GROUP COORDINATORS

TTB Food & Growing is one of the largest of the working groups with over 500 people on its mailing list and a large number of members who are actively involved in food & growing projects across the borough. We have eight strands of activity to help us support our members, engage with partners (including the Council) and provide skills, information and inspiration to the community. Some of these strands are more progressed than others and we are looking for enthusiastic people to take a lead on areas they are interested in. In the last year we have held a number events and made big steps forwards in the prepartion for writing our EDAP (Energy Descent Action Plan); we are in the process of estabishing a team to take forward the development of this Plan and would welcome your involvement.

Just before Christmas, Penny Noy, Katy Press and Katy Thompson took over from Bonnie Hewson and Zoe Leventhal covering the key leadership and admin responsibilities. However, this active and vibrant group is still in need of some organised, visonary, communicative and energetic food lovers to get involved in steering and administrating. if you have been waiting to get involved in TTB and have an affinity for food (and who doesn’t?!) then please get in touch and get involved.

Please contact ttbfood@gmail.com.


Reskilling Assistants

What is Reskilling? – TTB has launched its reskilling program to help the people of Brixton learn skills that have been lost over the last 50 years and which will be needed after peak oil. The Reskilling Program will offer courses in areas including food and growing, sustainable energy, sustainable building construction/maintenance, transport, carpentry, textiles/clothing, health, cleaning and computing. A summary of what has been done so far can be found here – http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/2009/12/ttb-reskilling/

To attract people to teach and learn skills I have asked people to fill in their interest onto this form – http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cHc1blpoOWE2SzN3RjZvRjhySTdlTHc6MA..

What would the role involve? – This will involve supporting the Reskilling Coordinator in running courses in the above areas. This will involve booking a tutor and venue, advertising the course and signing people up. Reskilling Assistants will get a free place on the course they organise.

How much time will it involve? – This is a voluntary role so the amount of time you give is flexible and will depend on your other commitments.

If you are interested or have any questions please email ttbreskilling@gmail.com


NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP COORDINATOR

Neighbourhood Groups are sub-groups within TTB that aim to get people involved in greening activities at a local level. Two models for this approach are Hyde Farm CAN and ASSA CAN. Other neighbourhood groups in Brixton include Thornbury Road green group, Dumbarton Court green group and Blenheim Gardens Edible Estate. Susan Sheehan from Hyde Farm CAN has been supporting these groups but because she is now working across the whole of Lambeth as Green Community Champions Officer there is a need for someone to specifically coordinate Brixton groups and link them in with Transition Town Brixton. There is also a need to get more neighbourhood groups going in the Brixton area, particularly in the Low Carbon Zone. Susan is very keen to support this role. A key element of this role is to attend TTB convener group meetings and feed back to neighbourhood groups.

This is a voluntary role so the amount of time you give is flexible and will depend on your other commitments.

If you are interested or have any questions please Email SSheehan@lambeth.gov.uk or vannin2001@yahoo.co.uk


Members of Welcoming Team We would like to recruit one or more people to assist with the following roles:

• Answer straightforward correspondence addressed to Transition Town Brixton • Send welcoming Email to new people • Update the mailing list

In the medium term we would like the team to • Familiarise themselves with the TTB database of members and the ways in which new members are added to the database and information collected about their interests • Propose and implement new ways of involving members in the work of TTB and its working groups in order to increase TTB’s effectiveness • Identify areas of TTB which would benefit from additional expertise and resources • Will organise events, if appropriate, specifically to welcome new members

This is a voluntary role so the amount of time you give is flexible and will depend on your other commitments.

If you are interested or have any questions please Email vannin2001@yahoo.co.uk


Film Showing Coordinator

TTB has a number of hour long films that would like to show to TTB members and Brixton residents. Examples include – The Power of the Community, The End of Suburbia and many more. The Ritzy Cinema recently let us use their upstairs space to show In Transition 1.0 and are happy to host more showings in 2010. There are also other venue options around Brixton.

What would the role involve? – Decide on a film and date and then advertise it online, through mailing lists and flyers. Then coordinate the film showing on the day.

How much time will it involve? – This is a voluntary role so the amount of time you give is flexible and will depend on your other commitments.

If you are interested or have any questions please email transitiontownbrixton@gmail.com

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