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Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £33,740 pro-rata
  • Tealing, Angus with home working
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2023
  • 14 hours weekly, one-year fixed term contract


In partnership with Tealing Development Trust


Tealing is a small, friendly Scottish village just north of Dundee in the county of Angus, nestling at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills. It's a fine place to live, work and play despite the lack of local amenities and services. Tealing is a rural area of 15 square miles situated halfway between the market town of Forfar and the city of Dundee. Residents are heavily reliant on their cars for transport and there is a slightly higher than average proportion of older and retired people. Tealing has a widely scattered population of just over 700, 9 working farms and a thriving small primary school of 36 pupils and 8 nursery children.

Award winning community development charity, Outside the Box, undertook in-depth community engagement and research in Tealing village last summer, which helped the community regeneration steering group to formulate a draft five-year plan for change and improvement. The consultation expressed the needs and suggestions from hundreds of residents and their thoughts on how best to use the Seagreen Wind Energy Community Benefit Fund set aside for the area. The results and recommendations are fully documented in different formats on the website at

As a result, Tealing Development Trust Ltd was formed as a community (not for private profit) company limited by guarantee early in 2023 and is now embarking on delivery of the community action plan. Together we are recruiting an experienced and energetic community development worker to actively help the enthusiastic volunteers make quick progress in the first year of operation.

If you would like to be part of a creative and enterprising community development organisation, working alongside communities and people who want to make a difference, this is role could be for you.

Our vision is inclusive and welcoming communities, where people’s contributions are valued, welcomed and supported. We recognise people’s experiences, the barriers and inequalities they face, and work alongside them to identify practical approaches for change that build on people’s skills.

We use a human rights-based approach in all our work to promote respect, dignity and equality. Find out more at


Outside the Box has an office base in Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow but this post will largely be based on site in the village of Tealing in Angus and working from home.

Application notes

A full Job Description including details on how to apply is available for download below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 June at 5 pm please email to

For more information or an informal chat contact Louise Willson or phone 07706 433938.


We expect the interview arrangements to be in 2 parts and held in Tealing Village Hall

• Wednesday 14 June - There will be an informal session in Tealing where short-listed applicants meet people involved with Tealing Development Trust and Outside the Box. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and find out more about the role.

• Thursday 15 June - Panel interview with members of Tealing Development Trust and Outside the Box.