Carluke Development Trust
Carluke Development Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC029002

Set up in 1999 by the local community, Carluke Development Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation carrying out projects to develop the community, space and environment of the Parish of Carluke.

Current vacancies

Project Delivery and Sustainability Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,904 – £34,723
  • Carluke High Mill and Community Garden (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

Set up in 1999 by the local community, Carluke Development Trust is a registered Scottish charity undertaking a range of community led initiatives to support the development and regeneration of the community, space and environment of the Parish of Carluke in South Lanarkshire.

Carluke High Mill and Community Garden

We have recently secured £2.7million of capital and revenue funding from key funders such as the Scottish Government, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, to repair and reconstruct the A-listed Carluke High Mill and develop the attached 1.2-acre community garden. The project will have a significant positive economic and social impact on the town, creating a community led facility that will generate sustainable resources and deliver training, education, volunteering, employment, business, and heritage opportunities.

The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and committed Project Delivery and Sustainability Manager to join our Team. The role will involve:

  • Project managing the repair and construction of the Carluke High Mill, including overseeing the project Design Team
  • Contributing to the development of the 1.2-acre CHM Community Garden, working with and line managing CDT’s Community Gardener
  • Implementing the Delivery & Sustainability Plan for the project, including putting in place programme of activities which deliver the outcomes agreed with funders and secure the ongoing viability of the facility.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Trust, the successful candidate will ideally have degree level qualifications or equivalent relevant experience in managing or co-ordinating physical regeneration projects. A proven track record in identifying and securing funding is important as will be experience of working in a community setting and maintaining effective relationships with statutory, voluntary and private sector partners and funders. The postholder should have a full UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

It is crucial that the postholder displays a passion for engaging with our communities whilst having the management and communication skills necessary to provide a supportive and inspiring environment for staff and volunteers.

Construction work on the High Mill project is expected to begin on site in June 2024, with an anticipated duration of at least 15 months, with the balance of the role shifting over this period towards ensuring the sustainability of the High Mill and Community Garden facility.

The initial contract duration will be until 31st March 2026, with subsequent contract extensions made as funding is secured.

A detailed description of the key duties of the post and an associated person specification is available to download below

Carluke Development Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications

from all sections of the community.

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Onecan Community Growing & Learning Gardener

  • Full time
  • £19,795 – £22,053
  • Carluke
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Carluke Development Trust (CDT), as the executive support organisation for the ONECarluke Area Network (ONECAN) is seeking an experienced individual to join, lead and develop the ONECarluke Community Growing & Learning Garden.

The successful individual will have a great deal of autonomy to:

• Carry out a varied range of gardening duties, requiring a minimum amount of supervision and use of own initiative, to include:

o Creation and delivery of annual and seasonal growing plans.

o Maintenance of the Community Polytunnels.

o Maintenance of several community growing areas across the town and surrounding areas.

• Experience in the supervision and provision of training and learning support to staff (recruited via government employability schemes), volunteers and members of the community.

• The safe use and supervision of a wide range of tools, and gardening/horticultural machinery including creation of risk assessment policies and protocols and ensuring they are kept in good and safe working order.

• Experience of operating within Health and Safety legislations, specifically, ensuring a safe working environment for everyone working, volunteering and or visiting the various sites managed by CDT/ONECAN.

• Experience of working with other partner agencies in the support and training of local volunteers.

Experience/Qualifications

It is more important that our new team member, has the passion to support our communities, but some of the experiences, qualifications and skills set out below would be advantageous.

• Relevant qualifications including in Horticulture, Pesticide Spraying and community engagement.

• Experience in supporting, and training of volunteers and vulnerable groups ensuring the provision of accessible and appropriate learning opportunities are available that increase the individual’s knowledge, experience, skills and qualification levels in gardening and horticulture.

• Ability to use and supervise the use of a wide range of horticultural machinery and hand tools.

• Experience in the delivery of biodiversity and horticulture activities and events/workshops.

• Ability to work well as part of a team or individually with little supervision.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and community engagement skills

• Due to the nature of the post a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

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ONECAN Finance & Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,795 – £21,666
  • Carluke
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Carluke Development Trust (CDT), as the executive support organisation for the ONECarluke Area Network (ONECAN) is seeking an experienced individual to join, its support team.

The successful individual will have a great deal of autonomy to:

Establish and maintain appropriate financial and office-based administration filing systems supporting the delivery of projects across the Parish of Carluke, specifically:

Office Administration

• Development and maintenance of administration filing systems ensuring project information is accurate. Collated, and filed appropriately.

• Support the submission of project progress reports.

• Contribute to the development of project work plans.

Financial Administration

• Processing purchase invoices and other payment requests.

• Processing expenses

• Reconcile company Credit Card control accounts and other sundry control accounts

• Set up payments via online banking

• Processing payments in the accounting system

• Responding to accounts payable queries from staff and suppliers

• Supporting maintenance of accounts system records (setting up suppliers, project codes and similar)

Experience/Qualifications

It is more important that our new team member, has the passion to support our communities, but some of the experiences, qualifications and skills set out below would be advantageous.

• Experience and knowledge in the use of relevant computer software including SAGE, Microsoft Office 2021.

• Experience in establishing and maintaining an effective and concise administration system.

• Qualifications or extensive experience in accounts payable functions.

• Qualifications or extensive experience in project administration functions.

• An attention to detail.

• Able to work effectively in a team environment.

• Able to organise his/her workload to meet reasonable deadlines.

• Able to contribute to Director’s, and Board Member reports.

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Community Volunteer Engagement & Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,589 – £23,836
  • Carluke
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Carluke Development Trust (CDT), as the executive support organisation for the ONECarluke Area Network (ONECAN) is seeking an experienced individual to join, its support team.

The successful individual will have a great deal of autonomy to the development of a supportive and welcoming volunteer programme that will support a number of community-led projects, Duties will include:

• Recruit, train and manage volunteers involved in the delivery of activities developed by the ONECAN Group and CDT ensuring that the organisations are following best practice and that risk is always managed.

• Monitor and evaluate the project, identifying how the programme empowers, builds confidence, increases the social impact of the various projects, whilst decreasing the social isolation of participants

• Build relationships with local organisations and services to generate and promote appropriate

• Research and write volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments

• Recruit and interview volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position within the relevant project/opportunity.

• Carry out pre-volunteering checks, including references and Disclosure/PVG checks

• Ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers.

• Contribute to project activity and work plan reports including recording progress against agreed outputs and milestones.

• Contribute to ONECAN’s monitoring, review, evaluation, and reporting structures ensuring they monitor the progress of each project against output and outcome targets agreed and included within the relevant funding agency’s Offer of Grant.

• Provision of clear and concise update/progress reports to the groups/boards that CDT supports outlining progress against budget and performance outputs and outcomes.

Experience/Qualifications

It is more important that our new team member, has the passion to support our communities, but some of the experiences, qualifications and skills set out below would be advantageous.

• Relevant qualifications or extensive experience in Volunteer Development and Support policies and support structures.

• Experience in contributing from a volunteering aspect to the development and submission of grant funding application to a variety of local, and national funding agencies.

• Experience of reporting to several funders ensuring they receive progress information reports within agreed timeframes.

• Experience of Community Engagement and Participation support.

• Experience in supporting communities to own the development and delivery of community led and local projects.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Due to the nature of the post a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle would be required.

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