Welcome to Silverburn Park
We have been officially confirmed as Fife's 1st Gaelic-friendly park following the installation of Gaelic signage and a series of Gaelic-themed events and activities in the Park during 2018.
Kirsty Strachan, Fife Council's Gaelic Development Officer, is photographed with Brian Robertson, Chair of FEAT Trading, signing the agreement in September 2018, overlooked by FEAT's General Manager, Duncan Mitchell and a clootie dumpling!
WE ARE RECRUITING!
FEAT Trading Community Interest Company is the subsidiary of Fife Employment Access Trust, a registered mental health and employability charity. The aim of FEAT Trading CIC is to regenerate Silverburn Estate in Leven with a combination of commercial and community activities, and donate a percentage of any surpluses into the charity on an annual basis.
The Silverburn project has an ambitious vision to restore the Park’s B-listed former flax mill into a visitor centre with space available for community and therapeutic activities, following on from the installation of a campsite this year.
The community activities to date have included a variety of volunteering and training opportunities for local people and a range of events including an annual music festival. To aid the organisation in developing and running further community activities, a Friends of Silverburn group has been established, comprising volunteers from the local community who are working towards an action plan generated following a period of community consultation last year. An element of the Friends role is also to fundraise for the wider project. With funding from the National Lottery, we are now able to support the community activities in the Park with a dedicated Operations Manager position for 3 years.
Operations Manager: 35 hours per week, £28,000 per annum, 3 year contract
The key elements of the role are:
1. To develop, plan and manage FEAT Trading CIC’s day-to-day operations in Silverburn Park, and oversight and co-ordination of the “Friends of Silverburn” group to develop events and other additional revenue streams that will enable the organisation to deliver its aim.
2. To manage and develop the existing staff team and volunteers through the provision of supervision, appraisal and personal development plans.
The successful candidate should be familiar with volunteer management processes, operating a fast-moving and often complex role with a wide variety of key stakeholders and partners.
You will be based in our office within Silverburn Park and the role will be subject to some evening and weekend working and a PVG check.
Application packs are available to download below or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications is 2nd July at noon and interviews are planned to be held on 5th July 2018
STORYTELLING AT SILVERBURN
Come along to Silverburn and experience a tale of nature, and Scotland. Hear a unique tale from acclaimed storyteller Owen Pilgrim as you make your way through the magical grounds of Silverburn Park.
A great experience for children aged 4-12, the story will be engaging and interactive, providing kids with both a fun and educational experience.
The event takes place on the 7th of July with 4 separate times to choose from.
The event is free and all children or set of siblings must be accompanied by an adult.
In addition a number of other activities such as Scavenger hunts will be available on the day.
Refreshments can be purchased from the Cottage Window Cafe.
So come along and join the fun in Silverburn Park, booking essential - reserve your place(s) at our event page
Work is underway, thanks to funding from WREN’s FCC Scottish Action Fund, to install a new field drainage system in the Park to serve the campsite. It is expected the works will be concluded during June 2018 and from there we aim to open for business as soon as possible.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
Cottage Window Cafe
We have now opened up our Cottage Window Café, opening hours will fluctuate in the early days
as we are reliant on volunteers to help out. If you would be interested in volunteering with
opportunities to gain food hygiene and customer service qualifications, please get in touch with us today!
Silverburn House Fire
Unfortunately, Silverburn House was significantly damaged by a blaze in April. The extent of the damage is still be assessed, however we urge everyone visiting the Park to keep well clear of the building as it is in a very dangerous state at present.
Further updates will be available when available.
Visit STV news for a report on the fire.