Duncan Place
Duncan Place

Charity registered in Scotland SC048100

A beautiful, historic building with a newly refurbished spacious interior. Space available for not-for-profits to grow alongside a busy community space. Welcome to Duncan Place In Leith, where great things happen.

Current vacancies

Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 7th May 2024

Duncan Place Community Hub in Leith are recruiting new trustees with a broad range of skills and experience to enhance the charity’s governance, contribute to open discussion and oversee the implementation of strategy. Lived experience is valued as much as professional experience. Key areas for new trustees are community involvement, finance, HR, marketing, legal, social impact, funding, property, and facilities management.

Interested?

Contact: info@duncanplace.org

Book a place at our info evening: 19.00-20.00 on Tues 16th April 2024 – please let us know if you’re coming.

AGM Tues 23rd April

About Duncan Place Community Hub

Duncan Place Community Hub is a registered charity operating as a social enterprise. After being under threat of demolition, the building was saved by the local community, a charity was established, and funds were raised for a full refurbishment. Now a thriving and busy community centre in Leith, the hub has a growing programme of groups, classes and events. This brings folks together to share and learn, increase well-being, and reduce social isolation. Through providing secure and affordable long-term tenancies, the hub is also home to several other charities. Income from the long term leased space and from low cost activity fees means that the charity is financially healthy and has decent reserves. This innovative model means that the charity is able to use funds raised to respond to the communities needs without the need to rely on short term funding.

Experience Required

Experienced trustees are welcome, but you don’t have to have been a trustee before. Skills and experience in community involvement, finance, HR, marketing, legal, social impact, funding, property, and facilities management along with a willingness to share and advise are what we’re looking for.

Training Details

Current board members and the manager of the charity will provide induction and ongoing support. Online training on the role of a charity trustee in general is available.

Flexibility & Commitment

6 in-person evening meetings per year. These are 1.5-2hrs long. Occasional sub-group work may be required.

A minimum 12-month commitment is desirable.

Location/Travel Details

Duncan Place Community Hub, 4 Duncan Place, Leith, EH6 8HW

Expenses

Reasonable travel expenses are available. All other expenses must be agreed prior to spending.

Accessibility Details

Disabled parking space available. Ramp access. Accessible loos. Wide corridors and doors. Lift access to upper floors. Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments needed.

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Community Events Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd September 2023

Duncan Place Community Hub is a social enterprise and registered charity based in a 3-storey listed building next to Leith Links providing:

• Community, event and meeting space.

• Office space for local charities, social enterprises and Community Interest Companies.

• A base for Duncan Place Community Hubs own programme of community activity.

The building is home to a diverse range of organisations and has a growing programme of activities and events. We are now recruiting for a Community Events Assistant to join our friendly supportive team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator and other members of the team to plan, market and deliver a programme of events appealing to our diverse community. This includes regular health & wellbeing activities, arts and music activities for adults and children, Lego clubs, reading groups, a variety of one-off workshops, and more. Activities are delivered by in-house staff and freelance facilitators. Our welcoming warm atmosphere is often remarked upon and maintaining this for our community and colleagues is a key aspect of the organisation. Universal acceptance is essential at Duncan Place Community Hub, and we welcome applications from those who represent the diverse nature of the Leith community.

Annual leave is pro-rated and increases across the first 6 years of service. Pension contributions are 3% from employee and 5% from the organisation with Duncan Place Community Hub matching any additional voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 10%.

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Finance and Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th July 2023

Duncan Place Community Hub is a 3-storey listed building next to Leith Links. Saved from demolition, and now fully refurbished, the hub has a fabulous, modern interior in an historic building providing:

  • Community, event and meeting space
  • Office space for local charities, social enterprises and CICs
  • A base for Duncan Place’s own programme of community activity

With space leased to other charities and income from room hire, Duncan Place is a sustainable community hub using its proceeds to subsidise a programme of community activity. We are now recruiting for a finance and admin officer to join our friendly supportive team. You will be experienced in processing orders, issuing invoices, tracking payments, budgeting, PAYE and in using financial software. You will also be confident, friendly, and efficient in dealing with room bookings and able to review, maintain and update policies and procedures.

In this newly created post, the successful candidate will be involved in reviewing and shaping the finance and admin processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and good governance.

For the right candidate, we are open to negotiation on the pattern of hours worked. Annual leave increases across the first 6 years of service. Pension contributions are 3% from employee and 5% from the organisation with Duncan Place matching any additional voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 10%.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th January 2022

Duncan Place Community and Enterprise Hub in Leith are recruiting a Community Engagement Coordinator. In this new role you will have scope to develop and deliver activities and events that provide our members with a wide variety of opportunities for personal development, friendship, fun and active citizenship with the aim of reducing social isolation and increasing wellbeing.

The hub provides secure tenancies for charities and social enterprises alongside community space for meetings and events. As a registered charity and a Social Enterprise, the funds we raise are used to deliver this programme of community activity. If you are looking for a new role where you can use your people and organisational skills to make a real difference we look forward to receiving your application.

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Community Hosts

  • Part time
  • £18,200 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th January 2022

Duncan Place Community and Enterprise Hub in Leith are recruiting Community Hosts to provide a fabulous front of house service. The hub provides secure tenancies for charities and social enterprises alongside community space for meetings and events. Community Hosts will play a key role in ensuring everyone is made welcome and that the facilities are ready for each booking. As a registered charity and a Social Enterprise, the funds we raise are used to deliver a programme of community activity. If you are looking for a new role with a purpose that matters we look forward to receiving your application.

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