Tuesday, 17 November 2015

We need your help!!

We are delighted to have been selected to receive an award from the Co-op Local Fund BUT how much we receive towards this buggy depends on how many votes we get, so please vote for us!!
We want to use this money to purchase a golf buggy designed to take a wheelchair around the estate. This will make a massive difference to wheelchair users when they visit Cambo, enabling them to explore the garden and woodlands and take part in our events and activities.
To vote, please visit www.co-oplocalfund.co.uk (voting closes on 11th December)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Development Manager – Events and Outreach

Cambo Heritage Trust

Job Description

Job Title:                             Development Manager – Events and Outreach
Salary:                                  £28,000 - £32,000, depending on experience
Hours:                                  35 hrs/week (f/t) with flexibility for occasional evenings and weekends
Type of Contract:             3 year contract initially
Reporting to:                     Chairman of the Trustees, Cambo Heritage Trust

Cambo Heritage Trust, a registered charity SC028131 operating from Cambo Estate, Fife, offers opportunities for learning and volunteering in heritage, environment, arts, culture and horticulture.

The Stables is a major capital restoration project, re-purposing disused estate buildings; the historic Stables, adjacent Glasshouses and Walled garden. The project is ‘brought alive’ through a focussed programme of events and activities, to be delivered by a new staff team and in partnership with local groups. The 3-year Activity Plan aims to safeguard and increase public access to this unique community asset and offers growing opportunities for local groups and individuals to engage with the arts, culture, environment and heritage at Cambo. The Stables Project is match-funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Coastal Communities Fund and a portfolio of other large & small, local & national Trusts & Foundations, private donors and community fundraising.

In October 2015, work commenced onsite. Phase 1, the first discrete element of restoration work to the Glasshouses will complete Spring 2016. Phase 2 will focus on the Stables’ North Courtyard ‘inclusion and enterprise hub’ for volunteers and trainees, a ‘learning loft’ for schools and other community groups, cafĂ©, gift shop and social enterprise outlet. Interpretation, essential traffic management and a new carpark, will complete this major capital project. Pending successful tender and engagement of contractor(s), we anticipate starting Phase 2 capital works early in 2016, with the Stables becoming fully operational in 2017.

A wide range of inclusive community-focussed events and activities, maximising the environmental and built heritage at Cambo, for educational and creative community benefit, is ongoing. Cambo Heritage Trust’s current activity, events and outreach are delivered by a growing team of staff, volunteers and advisors, as well as significant in-kind support from Cambo Estate.

About the post:
This post will combine identified responsibilities covering Project Management, Events and Marketing, Partnership Development, Arts/Culture and Heritage Outreach, as well as Fundraising. The post-holder will further support and directly line-manage up to three members of Stables staff. In time, as the Stables reaches full operational capacity, it is anticipated that the post will develop into a wider lead-Management role, supporting the strategic development and delivery of Heritage, Arts, Environmental and Horticultural activity across all areas of Cambo Heritage Trust.

Main duties and responsibilities:
·           Raise the profile of Cambo Heritage Trust and the Stables Project as a dynamic centre for learning and volunteering in heritage, environment, arts, culture and horticulture.
·           Develop and implement effective multi-layered marketing strategies and effective and continuous public relations campaigns.
·           Generate links and partnership working opportunities between Cambo Heritage Trust and other community, arts and heritage institutions in Fife and adjacent areas.
·           Work in partnership to develop, plan and deliver a range of outreach activities, identifying potential participants from the community and stakeholder networks.
·           Develop existing and new events, co-ordinating with other activities happening on the estate.
·           Develop engagement opportunities with typical ‘hard to reach’ groups and individuals.
·           Work closely with Cambo Heritage Trust’s Learning & Engagement Officer to develop pathways into further learning or volunteering/employment opportunities for project beneficiaries.
·           Develop Cambo’s creative community engagement programmes: identifying and developing paid-for creative learning opportunities; managing freelance contractors and artists, art installations, exhibitions, heritage and creative events; keeping records and statistics relating to attendance at arts programmes.
·           Monitor the effectiveness of activities delivered and identify methods of improving future service delivery, including:
o    analysis of barriers experienced by non-users of Cambo Heritage Trust and identifying methods of addressing these barriers to widen and increase participation.
o    detailed evaluation of arts/cultural audiences and performance, developing effective audience feedback programmes and maintaining a database of Cambo’s arts audience/creative partners.

The post-holder will:
·           Work to a pre-agreed budget and identified performance indicators.
·           Recruit appropriate staff/volunteers and ambassadors as necessary and monitor their performance.
·           Identify and attract funding as required.
·           Liaise closely with designated Trustees on all matters.

Person Specification:
The post holder will be educated to degree standard or equivalent with an interest in heritage, education and the arts. He/she will have the following:

·      Previous experience of management within a heritage/arts organisation.
·      Excellent analytical, organisational, report writing and computing skills.
·      Ability to delegate successfully.
·      Experience of community/stakeholder consultation, engaging with groups & individuals.
·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others.
·      Excellent financial management skills.
·      Good P.R. and marketing skills.
·      Previous experience of working with volunteers, community groups and funders.

·      Willingness to undertake appropriate training
Diploma/Degree in a relevant discipline
·      Experience in developing and running community heritage based projects
·      Experience in initiating, designing and delivering heritage activity within a community setting
·      Experience in dealing with relevant stakeholders
·      Experience in dealing with the public
·      Experience in setting budgets and full budgetary control
·      Knowledge of all aspects of running a small business
·      Experience of managing staff
·      Experience of working with a range of partners e.g, trustees and other estate tenants,  local businesses ,networks, schools and community groups
·      Experience of working with children and young people
·      Project planning and project management skills
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Good inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to all types of people
·      Time management skills and the ability to work on own initiative
·      Flexible and innovative approach
·      Ability to manage and deliver projects within a tight timescale
·      Good IT skills
·      Self-motivated and energetic
·      Non-judgemental, tactful, empathetic and approachable
·      Trustworthy and reliable
·      Team player
·      Creative
·      Energetic and cheerful
·      Encouraging and supportive
·      Enjoys other people
·      Post holder will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure
·      Driving Licence

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Who Are You Now? Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Winter Talk Series

 Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Winter Talk Series 2015/16

The Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Winter Series takes the format of talks and presentations by a panel of experts and researchers from across the UK crossing the boundaries of psychology, neuroscience, creativity & human development.
The Winter Series acts as a year round, audience development sibling to the fabulous Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Festival – a festival that encourages curiosity and creativity in all ages – founded in the summer of 2014 and takes place early July
The Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Winter Series will take place in the beautiful and historic Ballroom of Cambo House across October - March
The Winter Series 2014/15 was delivered by some of Scotland’s most animated and engaging experts and researchers and got fantastic feedback from visitors.
For 2015/16 we are extremely excited and delighted to be offering a fascinating and rich programme that will pair a Scotland based expert with a complimentary research presentation from an expert / researcher working in another part of the UK.

Thursday 26th November 2015, 6.30-8pm

Who Are You Now?

Ben Graham is Project Manager of Who Are You Now?, a project run by Headway East London, a charity that supports survivors of brain injury from across the north and east of London.
Ben will be joined by one of the project’s narrators. They will tell the story of who they were before their injury, how they came to have their injury, and the impact it has had on their life. They will describe what they have learned about the brain structures involved in memory and forgetting, and about how disabilities caused by brain injury can change a person's sense of self as well as many significant things about the way they live. They will also talk about the emotional impact of injury, and what the narrator has learned about life through surviving this challenging experience.

Dr Grant Mair, an Academic Neuroradiologist working for both the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, will then take the evening into the realm of brain imaging.

Grant will take us through how, why and when the brain is imaged with illustrative examples of what modern medical imaging can tell us (and what it can’t) and how this information can benefit patients (and their families) with brain injury or other disorders of the central nervous system.  

 FREE EVENT Advance booking required Call 01333 450054

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


April's Cottage Cakes (April Simpson)
Barefoot Books (Helena Simmons)
The Four Bees Furniture (Alastair Forbes)
The Jam Lady (Cecilia Hope)
Autumn Recipe Samples (Katie Yandrick)
Woodcraft (Alison Ireland)
Drop In Workshops:
Alison Ireland - Driftwood Craft
Woodland Crafts 
Plant a tree seed 
Bookable Workshops:
Stuart Allison - Geology Walk (10.30-12.30)
Chris Childe - Woodland Games (13.30-15.00)
Katie Yandrick - Creative Writing Workshop (12.30-13.30)
Catherine Cumming - Autumn Woodland Walk (Meet at the stables at 3pm)
Stewart Hutt - Drystone Wall Taster Session - drop in throughout the day (The Stables)
Email education@camboheritagetrust.org.uk to book or call 01333 450054
All activities will be taking place in or around the Stables. 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Cambo Canter

Soil and Sea Harvest Festival

Download full events programme

Cambo Adventure Club

NEW - Cambo Adventure Club
Explore the wildlife, countryside, and heritage of Cambo Estate with our kids club!

Ages: 6-12 year olds
Location: Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns
When: 10:00am - 12:00pm, one Saturday a month (with the exception of October)
What: crafts, education, and adventuring!
Club Fee: £10 for the year (September 2015 - June 2016)

Soil & Sea - 19th September
What about Weather? - 13th October
Hedgehogs!!! - 14th October
Sounds of Nature - 20th October
Halloweeny Things - 21st October **come in costume!!**
Brilliant Buildings of Cambo Estate - 21st November
Christmas Crafts - 19th December
Come and join us!!

To book your place contact Catherine Cumming education@camboheritageturst.org.uk or 01333 450054