Get involved at Greens Windmill
Greens Windmill is a working windmill in the heart of Nottingham city centre, which also produces award-winning stone ground organic flour. Famously, it is the home of George Green, Nottingham’s brilliant mathematician. Along with a play park and science centre, the site brings together the wonder of windmills, the mysteries of science and the communities of Nottingham and Sneinton.
Since 2012 Green’s Mill has been running under the boundless energy and commitment of its team of volunteers and the windmill is run on behalf of the City by the Green’s Windmill Trust a registered charity. Thanks to this, the mill is now open five days a week, 10-4pm. The team assist with a whole array of roles including events, tours and meeting and greeting visitors.
We are looking for friendly people who are interested in developing events and activities to be delivered at the Windmill. You would be developing memorable events, educational activities and parties suitable to the themes of the site – science, heritage environment, art and maths – that will be engaging, accessible and suitable for our visitors while encouraging new audiences. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Events Coordinator
We are looking for people with a love of local history, great communication skills (for speaking in public) and an outgoing manner with high standards for customer care, to lead guided tours of Green’s Windmill at selected times of the day. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Tour Guide
Visitor Support Assistant
Volunteers take an active part in providing information and assistance to enhance the visitor’s experience by welcoming visitors, providing information about the history of the site and supervising the contents of each room ensuring their safety. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Visitor Support Assistant
The Green’s Windmill Trust has taken on an allotment next door to the mill, renovating the plot. This extends the currently limited outdoor space, and offers beautiful grounds for the public to enjoy. The large plot hasn’t been kept for a number of years, so is in desperate need of action. We are looking for people with an interest in gardening to join our group of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to develop and tend this plot. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Gardeners
Museum Care Ambassadors
We need enthusiastic friendly faces to help deliver a series of creative/art inspired workshops in partnership with a number of care settings that support older people. The handling collection, the temporary arts exhibition programme at Nottingham Castle and other cross-site exhibitions at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey can all be used as inspiration for the workshop content. The main aim is to improve the health and well being of the participants through creative practice and enable many older people to enjoy our collections and exhibitions without having to visit our museum sites. Please note this role is based at various community care settings – residential homes, day care centres etc. Role Description here: Museums Care Ambassador
How to apply.....
We require anyone who wishes to volunteer for Greens Windmill to contact Jamie Duff, Heritage Development Officer for further information and an an application form. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tel: 0115 915 6878
All applicants are required to attend a one to one interview with a member of staff to learn more about Greens Windmill, our values, policies, to talk further about the role you have applied to do, and as a chance for you to ask any questions. It is also an opportunity for us to get you know better and ensure you are placed in the role best suited to your skills and interests.
All volunteers will receive an general induction to Greens Windmill and to their specific site or role. Induction is designed as a friendly welcome and introduction to the site and area you will be volunteering at and will provide you with a clear idea of what to expect in your first days and weeks. It will also help you understand how you will be contributing to the site.