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Investing in Communities Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,450
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

  • Advertised from 8th April 2022
  • One-year, fixed term contract, opportunity to extend dependent on funding


Capital City Partnership (CCP) is an arm’s length company of the City of Edinburgh Council and is tasked with the operational development, management and support of local and regional employability and poverty reduction measures.

The Investing in Communities Officer will assist the existing Senior Investing in Communities Officer and Community Benefits Officer with the delivery of a community benefits strategy across ESES CRD funded projects.

This includes the ongoing development of the community benefits web portal matching suppliers and other stakeholders to local communities, not-for-profit causes, education and employability initiatives. The portal will also provide information, host digital events relating to wider community engagement, community wealth building and inclusive growth approach of the ESES CRD.

The post holder will also engage with a range of stakeholders including Local Authorities, schools, further and higher education institutions; other businesses/business forums across ESES; a vast array of potential charities and not-for-profit beneficiaries; communities; Third Sector Interfaces, Social Enterprise Networks, and other third-sector support bodies.

The post holder will contribute to identifying regional anchor networks whilst building an operational partnership working group, driving forward the CWB agenda across the region.

They will be expected to identify, catalogue, and build relationships with these stakeholders – by telephone, video calls and in-person. This will include supporting delivery of in-person and digital events to promote the launch and ongoing success of the portal. These events may include training sessions and conducting demonstrations and workshops.

The postholder will assist the CWB Officer with the mapping and presentation of priorities within these communities – ensuring that our offerings continue to present the needs of local organisations, residents, and businesses.

Whilst the post will be based at both home and at our offices at Fort Kinnaird and/or Leith Walk, the successful applicant should anticipate a degree of blended home working in addition to travel throughout the six local authority areas. Additionally, to reach community and voluntary audiences, attendance at occasional evening and weekend events may be required – for which time will be given in lieu.

This individual may also be required to support the wider team as a point of contact for user enquiries, registration support, maintaining and uploading content to the site as well as social media activities. They will be partly responsible for preparing content, case studies and reports for funders.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 22nd April 2022 (noon)