Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub
Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub

Charity registered in Scotland SC050004

Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub

Current vacancies

Community Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,645.51 pro-rata
  • Carstairs
  • Closing 6th October 2023

A Bit About Us

We are a Charity based in Carstairs Junction. We provide a warm, safe space for people of all ages to hold various groups/activities. We have a well-stocked food bank that provides emergency food parcels to those in need. We hold events throughout the year for all ages and have a community garden where we grow our own produce.

Purpose of the Role

The role of the Community Development Coordinator is to take on the management of the charity. The role is to ensure that activities are planned, monitored and evaluated, that staff on those specific projects are lead and managed appropriately and that appropriate funding is sought for these projects.

The postholder will act as a link between the Welcome All Hub, the local community, Local Authority partners and other Third Sector parties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Smooth running of projects
  • Provide long-term planning, in association with the Board of Trustees, for the relevant projects
  • Source and apply to appropriate funders
  • Along with the team, ensure that sessions are planned appropriately and that the relevant resources are ready and available
  • Actively participate in the running of the activities
  • To work directly with the community to develop projects that meet their needs
  • To attend and participate in regular team and planning meetings with regards to all programmes developed within the organisation
  • To meet the outcomes outlined by the funders
  • To identify new group work opportunities and create a development plan which will provide participants with a wide range of various of skills and abilities
  • To be professional in all dealings with young people, adults and organisations yet approachable and welcoming
  • To ensure all relevant administration is carried out with high standards including all monitoring and evaluation reports, Provide regular and accurate reports to the Board of Trustees and where appropriate to the funding bodies
  • Ensure that all policies (e.g safeguarding and health and safety) are adhered to appropriately
  • Financial management and recording of limited budgets

Management of staff

  • Support the Board of Trustees in the recruitment and induction of appropriate staff and volunteers
  • Implement appropriate performance management measures such as setting targets, regular catch-ups and appraisals with staff and volunteers
  • Seek out appropriate opportunities for continuing professional development of staff and volunteers

This Job Description is not an exhaustive list of required activity, but an indication of the duties and responsibilities required to remit in a satisfactory manner.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Development and Advocacy Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,500 – £27,600
  • Carstairs Junction, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub

Happy Healthy People Project.

As a Community Development and Advocacy worker, you will be working with individuals, families, and local communities, empowering them to identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights, and responsibilities.

You will develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence while supporting the community and its members on issues that affect them.

You will establish a network partnership infrastructure between communities and a range of other local authority and third sector providers such as police, social workers, courts and tribunals, schools, local housing and the department of work and pensions.

Your role will frequently involve addressing inequality and poverty and will require someone with a geographical understanding of the area resources.

The post will evolve, develop, and expand with the role suiting someone with Advocacy knowledge and an understanding of charity regulations including a board of trustee setting, who would be comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines.

You will be working with people who are vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged.


As a community development and advocacy officer, you will need to:

  • Work on projects tackling specific issues such as Poverty, social isolation, community activity and participation with groups such as homelessness, long term unemployed, families with young children, people with disabilities, mental health.
  • Seek to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which effect their lives.
  • Set goals for improvement and respond to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation.
  • Identify community skills assets, issues, and needs.
  • Ensure that local people have their say on community matters.
  • Develop new resources in dialogue with the community and evaluate existing programs
  • Build links with other groups and agencies
  • Prepare reports and polices
  • Work with other staff members to raise and manage funds
  • Develop, recruit and train volunteers and staff
  • Develop and implement strategies
  • Mediate in matters of conflict
  • Plan, attend and coordinate meetings and events
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the community flat and volunteers .
  • Carry out some administrative work
  • Advocate for those who need support, working with multiple agencies, regular house visits with service users and court and tribunal preparation and case building.


A degree level qualification in social sciences, community development and law are essential.

Background and an understanding of community development is required with experience in charity regulations and polices essential.

Knowledge of tribunals and other authority and third sector agency policies and procedures essential.

At least 2 years’ experience in community development is crucial including Volunteer management.

IT Skills with an understanding of word, excel PowerPoint.