Patna Action Group

Current vacancies

Patna Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,500 pro-rata
  • Visible in the community and working regularly from a community venue in Patna alongside some home based working. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

Background

The newly formed Patna Action Group Ltd (PAG) is establishing the role of Development Officer to catalyse and support community activity in Patna. The role is offered on a freelance (self-employed) basis and will ideally be fulfilled by someone familiar with Patna, East Ayrshire who can start working as soon as possible.

With the prospect of assured funding linked to new wind farm developments in the area, Patna has an exciting opportunity to begin planning for and implementing community led activity that builds community wealth and wellbeing.

Purpose

This role will support the delivery and development projects and priorities in the area, building on the ideas and energy of local residents.

The Development Officer will be directly involved in supporting and encouraging community activity, community capacity building, and the formation of community groups. The Development Officer will also be responsible for working with residents and groups to turn community aspirations into successfully delivered community projects.

The post holder will support the development of a new Community Action Plan and support community consultation to identify and prioritise actions for the community. In the short term, a review of potential community-owned assets will be a key function for the post as will identifying and securing funding for projects, asset acquisition and improvements. The postholder will also promote Action Group membership, volunteering and participation in events in the Patna area. The postholder will support activities that bring people in the community together, using these events to build community confidence and capacity, so that Patna can shape projects that deliver on community aspirations and ambitions.

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Patna Community Coordinator (Self Employed)

  • Part time
  • £32,500 pro-rata
  • Patna, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 21st November 2023

The newly established Patna Action Group Ltd (PAG), is looking to appoint a self employed part time Community Coordinator for Patna. You will be expected to work from a community venue in Patna for some of the week so that the post is visible in the community.

The focus of the contract is developing activities that bring people in Patna together, increasing their confidence and capacity and beginning to improve the community’s effectiveness in addressing challenges and aspirations.

The right person will have a strong commitment to social change and improving Patna. They will have initiative, be a clear and thoughtful communicator and be able to engage confidently and sensitively with people. They’ll be comfortable navigating different views and opinions and pragmatic in finding solutions.

This role has come about because the communities of Dalmellington, New Cumnock, Patna and Carsphairn have co-designed plans for distributing incoming funding linked to the South Kyle Wind Farm which is just outside Dalmellington. This collaborative approach means this work has funding assured for an initial four year term. The contract is for 12 months initially.

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