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Saltcoats Link Up Community Development Worker (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £25,500 – £27,500
  • Argyle Community Centre, Campbell Avenue, Saltcoats, KA21 5AG
  • Closing 29th May 2023

  • Advertised from 18th April 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term to 31/03/2026
  • Pension: Employers pension 6%. Life Insurance Provided. Holidays: Total of 252 hours including bank holiday leave.



Working in Saltcoats since 2014, Saltcoats Link Up has developed a unique asset-based community development approach to tackle inequality and disadvantage. It does this by enabling local people to help themselves, each other and their community.

Building on the strengths of our existing partnership on Link Up , The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) and Inspiring Scotland have secured an additional three-year investment to continue to develop our place-based work. This development maintains the original Link Up approach at its core but aims to establish new ways of working in which local people and organisations (public, social and commercial) collaborate to identify and develop sustainable opportunities and solutions to local issues; setting in place long-term changes that contribute to material reductions in poverty and disadvantage in Saltcoats. We seek to make these changes the ‘norm’ rather than part of a cycle of time-limited pilots and projects.

Employed by The Ayrshire Community Trust and reporting to the Saltcoats Link Up Manager, we are looking for an individual who shares our passion to make a difference and to join our Link Up team. Your focus will be on the continued development of our core Link Up approach1. You will believe in the need for social change and understand and be committed to the role that grassroots community development can play in delivering this.

Application notes

Application Form and Job Description can be obtained from below or via email at

Completed applications should be returned no later than 5pm, Monday 29th May.

Link Up starts from the premise that the ingredients for lasting change already lie in our communities in the shape of the passion, strengths, skills, knowledge and interests of local people. Our Link Up workers work with local people to harness these assets to establish activities (e.g. gardening, cooking, arts, crafts, sports, music) they want to take part in.

Through regular participation, these activities help people to build relationships with their fellow residents, creating new social networks where they look out for each other. These support networks when coupled with the positive and caring environment created by our workers, give people the confidence and skills to effect positive change for themselves, their family and community. See more at: Inspiring Scotland Link Up