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We have some amazing opportunities at Embercombe right now to support us in our mission to awaken others to their leadership potential, and for them to take action in the world.

Seeking a Social Media and PR Intern (fixed-term), relief Chefs and residential Kitchen Co-ordinators.

We are also seeking volunteers to join us for our summer and autumn volunteer programmes (May – September and September – December 2017).

Social Media and PR Intern (fixed-term for 3 months, initially)

  • Do you love the idea of revamping and renewing Embercombe’s social media offering?
  • Are you looking for a short-term unpaid role to gain valuable experience for your CV?
  • Would you like to be a participant on one of our flagship leadership programmes – The Journey or Catalyst – at no cost?
  • Are you experienced in using social media, creative and work well in a team?
  • Are you ready to work for a dynamic social enterprise where you will be challenged to grow into and act as the leader you know you can be?

If so, we have a role that is perfect for you!

We are looking for a Social Media and PR Intern (fixed-term, initially for three months) who will bring energy, creativity and action to drive forward Embercombe’s content marketing and PR strategies, helping us to increase awareness of Embercombe and what we do nationally and globally, enabling us to have a bigger impact in the world.

The postholder will play a big role in re-launching Embercombe’s social media and PR functions, in collaboration with the rest of the marketing team. We know that there are many opportunities that we are missing out on at the moment. The intern will take responsibility for maximising our impact and engagement via social media and PR, while helping us to build a picture of our existing and potential customers. They will be a source of inspiration and expertise that will help us to generate as much targeted and effective publicity and action as possible to reach new markets, raise awareness of Embercombe and support us to fill our leadership programmes.

Please download the Social Media and PR Intern application pack (PDF) and apply by sending in your CV and covering letter to Alex Moseley,

We will recruit until the position is filled, so please do send in your application as soon as possible.

Relief Chefs

Are you a freelance chef looking for an amazing opportunity? Are you excited by using seasonal, organic ingredients in your cooking? Join our bank of relief chefs who will support our team to deliver delicious meals, from mostly seasonal and organic ingredients, on our inspiring, empowering programmes in authentic leadership.

Rate: £100 per day session, details to be confirmed per session.

Send your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience and what you could bring to Embercombe to Nick Ilston via We will be recruiting until we have enough candidates in our bank of casual staff.

Residential Kitchen Co-ordinators (assistantships)

Are you ready for an adventure?

We are recruiting for inspired, passionate, resilient and hard-working people to join us in 2017 on an assistantship. We have 1-2 roles available.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evolution of Embercombe as we seek to step into organisational adulthood. It also offers the potential to gain valuable experience in contributing to a dynamic and evolving social enterprise. We will support you in this role to reflect on who you are and what contribution you can make to the world. Our aim is that you come here and emerge from the assistantship more inspired and better equipped to be able to take action towards the world of our longing.

You will also experience the joy, friendships and opportunities for growth that arise while living, working and playing as part of a larger community of people – our volunteers, staff, participants on our programmes and visitors – who share the passion for the Twin Trail and honouring the Children’s Fire.

Our assistantship roles – our co-ordinators – are responsible for co-ordinating activity in the kitchen, garden, on the site and land, our volunteer programme, in hospitality and as a land-based learning trainee facilitator. We want our assistants to keep ‘the show on the road’… and also to help to improve our operations further through their ideas and efforts, helping Embercombe to become even more dynamic and effective in its work.

Living on-site, the co-ordinators live alongside those on our short-term volunteer programmes and some staff members. We recognise the hard work that our co-ordinators put in, and we want to offer a fair exchange. We offer a personal and professional development programme (including a place on our flagship programme The Journey or Speaking Out) to support those on assistantships, basic accommodation on-site and a small weekly stipend, in the setting of the beautiful valley of Embercombe.

Interested? For further information on the role including the benefits, and to apply, please visit

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