What we’re looking for?

For a keen documenter or content creator who uses podcasting and video reels (TikTok) to show our young people the ropes of creating engaging clips of their work on the allotments.  

Our young people have started creating more of an identity for their collective, recently named Breaking Ground. We hope to gather digital documentation of the community who uses our shared allotment such as Brown Girls With Drills, children, young-people and others. This might be conversations, projects or how-to’s. We definitely want to create a short teaser clip of the allotments and maybe kick off a mini-diary series of what they get up to each month. They’ll be having monthly gardening sessions with a local expert, so they might like to create easy tutorials. We know how popular video reels are and we think it would be a great way for the group how to promote what they do. The podcasts and video reels would be publicly shared online to encourage new young people to join our sessions.

This will be a 6-week project with 4 sessions. Scroll down to ‘The Details’ for full schedule.


You will:

  • work collaboratively with young people, listening and being directed by their ideas
  • teach up to 12 young people how to use social media video reels, field recorders*; sounds of the allotments, clip on mics for interviews etc
  • work collaboratively with young people to achieve their series; chatting about their experiences (opportunities and challenges) and generally what the group is all about.
  • help plan ways for young people to keep generating engaging content
  • basic editing on accessible software or apps
  • how to upload and share their content (video reels, streaming, local radios)
  • make the workshops accessible for the young people to work hands-on, everyone should be able to pitch in
  • demonstrate how to consent and collect information ethically and safely
  • create an inclusive, accessible, and accurate representation of the local community who use the allotments
  • provide an assessment on your environmental and waste impact


  • Enhanced DBS check. If you do not have one, Brightbox will request for one on your behalf.
  • Access to a recording studio or workshop space which is local to Allotments for site visits or to avoid bad weather.

*The recording equipment (Zoom H4n Pro + accessories) will be generously loaned by Site Gallery


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’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@brightbox.org.uk


The Details

Delivery Dates

4 Saturdays from 13th November – 11th December with one week off for young people to work independently


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

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Application deadline

Friday 6th November, 12 midday.

OPTIONAL information sessions held online

Thursday 21st October, 5-5:30 PM

Friday 22nd October, 11–11:30 AM

Please click date above to sign up

Event Schedule

Prepare – 1 day (this is your personal at-home time to plan for the sessions)

Workshop Sessions – 4 days (this will be on-site working with the young people 9:30am-1:30pm)

Edit – 1-2 days (Editing of the teaser podcast may be done by yourself depending on interest and skills of young people)

Impact & Evaluation – 1/2 day

6-8 days total


£ 150 per day

We have flexibility of 2 extra sessions depending on time needed for editing


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

These workshops are intended primarily to prioritise the people living and working in the S5 wards (Southey, Firth Park, Parsons Cross, etc) to join as participants and role models.