What we’re looking for?

For someone who is a bit of a nerd when it comes to eco-conscious gardening – particularly DIY building.

You will:

  • help people who may never have used a drill, this workshop will introduce people to the basic functions of a drill. You’ll show people how to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job.
  • teach the basics of using a drill, using a handsaw and safety awareness
  • help create upcycled handcrafted cold frame. A cold frame is a planter with a transparent lid that allows sunlight in and traps the heat to help protect your plants from cold, wet and soggy weather. We want to focus on re-using materials, we have some wood/palettes on site, but we also are asking people to bring scraps with them!

Each Role Model will be asked to assess their environmental and waste impact.

If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in please click the ‘I want to apply’ button and fill in the form. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the role, you can book an information session below.

We will create a WhatsApp group to share resources and tutorials.

We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, working-class people, marginalised genders, and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss any support for expressing interest, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightboxmakerspace.com


The Details


PXI Community Allotments
336 Herries Road
S5 7HB (map)

Application deadline:

Thursday 2nd Sep, 11:59 PM

OPTIONAL information sessions held online:

Thursday 19th Aug, 5-6 PM

Friday 20th Aug 11 AM – 12 PM

Event Schedule:

Prepare and Plan* – 1/2 day

Set-up/down – 30 min (before and after workshop)

Workshop – 2 hours

Impact & Evaluation – 1/2 day



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OPTIONAL Information sessions held online:

Information sessions will be held on Monday 16th August 11-11:30am and Thursday 19th August 5-5:30 pm. If you would like to sign up for an information session, please fill in the form here.

If you would like to discuss alternative application and interview formats, or any support you need, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightboxmakerspace.com

These workshops are funded by PXI Community Allotments. They are intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the Southey and Firth Park areas to join as participants.