Charity registered in Scotland SC050004
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
Management of staff
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.
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:
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.