Wester Hailes Community Trust
Wester Hailes Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC046486

Wester Hailes Community Trust is a new collaborative community organisation that has been established to support genuine community-led development in Wester Hailes

Current vacancies

Community Development Worker (Freelance)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2024

This is a new and exciting opportunity to support the growth of the Wester Hailes Community Trust (WHCT) and to oversee the delivery of the Wester Hailes Local Place Plan (WHLPP) - Scotland’s inaugural local place plan.

The responsibilities of this position are split between the administration and capacity building of the Trust, and the oversight of WHLPP projects. The post is responsible for the everyday operations of the Trust, such as managing correspondences, tracking finances, and arranging board meetings, as well as the development of the Trust through an increase in membership, networking, presence in the community, and working with the members of the WHCT to understand and respond to the emerging needs of the Wester Hailes community. The key deliverable over the period of this contract is to work collaboratively with the Trust to oversee the continued implementation and management of the eight WHLPP projects funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. This will require a combination of independent project management and consistent collaboration with key LPP Stakeholders, the wider Wester Hailes community, the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), and the Scottish Government.

This role is a part time freelance post with the opportunity for discussion to agree a working pattern that is viable to both the successful candidate and the Trust. The successful candidate to the post will be line managed by WHCT trustees and will receive support from the Trust’s additional freelance community development worker.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.