Tayvallich Initiative
Tayvallich Initiative

Charity registered in Scotland SC052450

Tayvallich Initiative: Community ownership for affordable housing, local jobs, sustaining land and community.

Current vacancies

Freelance Community Ranger

  • Other
  • £31,200
  • Mid Argyll (Remote)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

Are you passionate about working with communities? Do you love nature and the outdoors, and have the enthusiasm and versatility to help our community be more engaged with the land in our guardianship and actively involved in its management?

We are seeking a part-time, freelance Community Ranger to strengthen connections between local communities and the land Tayvallich Initiative (TI) owns on their behalf, encompassing its natural and cultural heritage, with a particular emphasis on people who are experiencing barriers to becoming involved.

  • Freelance opportunity, 24 months fixed term, from early June 2024 to 30 May 2026
  • Hours: on average 2 days a week (with flexibility to meet the varying demands of this role). Some out-of-hours working will be required
  • Remuneration: £150 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable) for 104 days per year. £31,200 total fee
  • Allowance: for travel and mobile phone expenses plus use of a laptop for work purposes only
  • Budget: There is a generous budget available for volunteer expenses, materials, signage, tools, the creation of a new web resource, and the development of the TI website
  • Reporting to: the Coordinator of the Land Working Group who in turn reports to the Board of Directors of TI. Working closely with other groups and staff members of Tayvallich Initiative
  • Location: This role would ideally suit someone based in the Mid Argyll area who can travel to the community for events and engagement meetings. However, it is important that an applicant with a suitable level of experience is appointed and, as such, they could be from further afield with the ability to remote work and attend meetings in the community on a scheduled basis. The Tayvallich Community Hall is available for community events and has some space for office working.
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Project Development Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home-based
  • Closing 15th December 2023

Are you an experienced Project Development Manager who has the enthusiasm and versatility to help our community deliver its housing objectives?

Do you have a successful track record in fundraising to build upon the significant amount of funding we have already

attracted to kick-start our Tayvallich Initiative?

We are seeking a part-time, freelance Project Development Manager who will work with our Board, Community Steering Group and Housing Working Group Lead to establish and drive forward the development of housing for affordable rent on our community-owned land.

Your role will be to help us select the most suitable housing agency to deliver our vision for housing and work in partnership with them to make this a reality. You will also liaise with planners about options for housing on community-owned land and prepare pre-planning and planning applications. At each phase, you will also take a lead in involving and consulting our local community on our proposed plans to ensure continued engagement and commitment.

  • Freelance opportunity, fixed term, up to October 2025
  • Hours: on average 2 days a week (with flexibility to meet the varying demands of this role). Some out-of-hours working will be required
  • Remuneration: £275 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable) with a set allowance for travel and expenses £545,950 total fee
  • Reporting to: Chair of Tayvallich Initiative Board
  • Location: This role is home-based. You will need to be able to commit to attend regular face-to-face meetings in our community of Tayvallich, Mid Argyll on a scheduled basis
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Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Tayvallich, mid-Argyll
  • Closing 21st July 2023

We are seeking a part-time, freelance Project Co-ordinator who will work with our Board, Community Steering Group and Working Group Leads to establish and drive forward a clear action plan for the next 12 months for the land the community will own soon. The key focus will be to partner with our selected housing agency to start the process of developing housing for affordable rent; draw up a management plan for the land we will own to protect and enhance its biodiversity as well as identifying the best course of action for our potential income-generating renewables initiatives. You will also take a lead in ensuring our local community continue to be as actively involved and engaged as they have been so far.

As you will be involved in attending our Board, Steering Group and Working Group meetings and consultation events, some out-of-hours working will be required.

• Role Title: Project Co-ordinator

• Freelance opportunity, fixed term, up to 22 March 2024

with scope for extension subject to additional funding

• Hours: on average 2.5 days a week

• Remuneration: Between £225 and £275 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable and expenses). £21,000 total fee

• Reporting to: Chair of Tayvallich Initiative Board

• Location: Tayvallich, mid-Argyll

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