OPEN POSITION: WOODWORKER

Position:                Woodworker (Male)
Salary:                    Self-funded, voluntary role
Responds to:        Living Timber Project Coordinator
Location:               Lesvos, Greece
Work Pattern:      40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Start Date(s):        Flexible

INTRODUCTION:

All4Aid is a Christian nonprofit organisation working with and in support of refugees. Currently, most of our work is based at Moria Camp, Lesvos, Greece, the largest refugee camp in Europe. We have an exciting opportunity for a Woodworker to serve as part of our team at Living Timber Project, supporting the delivery of activities that foster the personal development and self-esteem of refugee men, while repurposing used wooden pallets.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The Post-Holder will support our woodworking and recycling programme, supervising foreign short-term volunteers with a similar call and passion and a group of male refugee volunteers who help regularly with the project. He will support All4Aid in the implementation of processes and strategies to coordinate and develop the Living Timber Project as a successful programme working with male refugees from the Moria Refugee Camp. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Organise the search, receipt, selection and preparation of pallets
  • Help coordinate foreign short-term volunteers serving in woodworking workshop
  • Communicate supplies purchasing needs to the Project Coordinator 
  • Lead a team of male refugee volunteers in learning woodworking skills
  • Develop the process of building furniture for refugees and distributing them
  • Promote a culture of acceptance and respect within the workshop area
  • Help coordinate the cleaning, storing and maintenance of machinery
PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential:
a) Previous experience working with woodwork (or another craftsmanship) in any context
b) Passionate fostering the personal development and self-esteem of men
c) Familiar with basic woodworking/carpentry skills and able to teach to others
d) Culturally sensitive (aware of cultural differences and similarities between people without assigning them values)
e) Flexible, creative, with excellent attention to detail
f) Fluent English speaker (advanced proficiency level)
g) Agreeable with the All4Aid’s vision, mission, values, code of conduct
h) Possessing initiative and ability to work independently
i) Reliable, professional, resourceful, team oriented

Desirable:
a) Relevant cross cultural / multicultural experience (open-minded, adaptable, interested in and sensitive to other cultures and backgrounds);
b) Completed training on woodworking/carpentry skills;
c) European driver’s license;
d) one year commitment (minimum three months);

APPLICATION PROCESS:

If you are interested in this position, please click on the button below to apply. During the online application process you will be required to:

  • Submit the application form, fully completed
  • Write a Personal Statement outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the role
  • Attach a resumé / CV, including educational and professional qualifications and a career history
  • Give us the contact to two personal references

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If you would like to discuss this role with us before applying, please email danielle.aguilar@all4aid.org to arrange a suitable time.

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