Men's Shed - Supervisor

Chelmsford Men’s Shed supervisors

Our Men’s Shed project reaches out to the men who for whatever reason feel socially isolated or just want to meet other like-minded men in a friendly and non-judgemental setting. The Men’s Shed gives these men and younger men a space to learn or practice a practical skill, such as woodwork, DIY etc.

We need Supervisors:

• To lead sessions within the Men’s Shed:

• To teach, help and encourage users to use the Shed effectively

• To supervise the safe use of equipment and ensure health and safety is maintained at all times

• To document ideas for projects to do in the Shed

• To help users with their own ideas

• To record attendance 


Training and support:

• Two ½ day shadowing sessions in the Chelmsford Men’s Shed

• Shed Induction

• Health and Safety Induction

• Safeguarding

About you:

  • Have a genuine interest in other people and a desire to help
  • Have practical skills and experience, eg carpentry, DIY that can be utilised in the Chelmsford Men’s Shed
  • Understand the work of the Men’s Shed
  • Be confident in leading sessions alone
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be organised, reliable and honest
  • Respect confidentiality at all times
  • To be willing to complete an Enhanced DBS check - free of charge to you


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Tea, coffee and refreshments provided. Travel reimbursed. Everything else by prior-agreement with us.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/06/2019

End Date: 05/06/2023

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Availability Details

A commitment 3 hours (1 session) once a week or ad hoc sessions We are currently recruiting for Tuesday, Wednesday - mornings & afternoons.


Sandford Mill
Sandford Mill Road

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