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CDDF Is Hiring a Youth Engagement Intern

Fri, 4th Feb 2022
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Job Description: Youth Engagement Intern

The Castle Douglas Development Forum (CDDF) is looking for a Youth Engagement Intern (aged 18 to 26) to lead our Growing Communities Project.

We are developing a local community garden for young people and their families to grow their own fruit and vegetables. This project aims to empower young people to contribute to long term solutions that mitigate against the negative impact of climate change through local action. Starting with small steps we plan to build young peoples’ knowledge and understanding of how to grow and eat sustainably sourced food while helping avoid food poverty.

The post holder will also work closely with our inclusive playpark team supporting community engagement activities and organising events for young people to help drive forward this exciting project in Castle Douglas.

Mentored by our Chairperson, you will:

  • Manage the Stewartry Community Garden (Fit Food) based at the Castle Douglas Rugby Club
  • Organise Fit Food volunteers
  • Work in the Heart of Galloway visitors centre (2 hours a week) and the Stepping Stones food bank (2 hours a week)
  • Assist our Community Engagement Officer with Inclusive playpark engagement activities
  • Organize activities and events for young people linked to the Lochside park

This is a part-time post (40 hours/month @ £9.50 hour) for 10 months.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Yates, Chairperson (

Interviews will be held on Monday 21st February, with an immediate start date for the successful candidate.

If you are interested, please send a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the role and a current CV to Carolyn Yates at

Applications close 5 pm Friday 18th February.

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