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SBC Community Worker (Haven)

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 10th November 2023

  • Advertised from 18th October 2023
  • 25 hrs/week. Two year fixed term contract with probationary period


The Community Worker will be based at The Haven, an established outreach centre and a vital part of the community work of Stirling Baptist Church. Founded in 2007, the renovated building is designed to be welcoming, functional and user-friendly.

The Vision of the Haven is to support and enhance the experience of life in the Stirling and surrounding area, with an emphasis on multiple social and practical deprivation issues and families affected by substance use. We work in partnership with a variety of organisations from both the third and public sector.

The Haven works in conjunction with the Life Centre, both run by Stirling Baptist Church. Together they provide a safe and welcoming space for the delivery of community support services. The Community Worker may be involved in activities at the Life Centre on occasion.

The Haven Community worker and volunteers carry out a regular programme of activities that benefit the local population and schools. We have raised our profile in the third sector through networking forums and promoting our services on online platforms.

The Community worker will focus on support for individuals and families through a range of practical, social action and faith based projects.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of community development including families experiencing issues arising from substance use.
  • Have experience in social inclusion and community projects.
  • Be an effective, thoughtful and relevant communicator.
  • Demonstrate a values-based leadership.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Be able to grow, equip and lead a team of volunteer leaders.
  • Be able to assist in the innovation, development of and delivery of community programmes.
  • Work well in both a team membership and team leadership context.
  • Be self-motivated and flexible.
  • Be able to prioritise workload and manage time effectively.

Application notes

Job pack below or for further details contact the church office: Stirling Baptist Church, 67 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 1AU OR email: Tel: 01786 450 581

Closing date for applications by c.v. and covering letter to be received by 5pm on 10th November 2023

Interviews will commence as soon as possible after the closing date.