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Project Development Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home-based
  • Closing 15th December 2023

  • Advertised from 27th November 2023


Are you an experienced Project Development Manager who has the enthusiasm and versatility to help our community deliver its housing objectives?

Do you have a successful track record in fundraising to build upon the significant amount of funding we have already

attracted to kick-start our Tayvallich Initiative?

We are seeking a part-time, freelance Project Development Manager who will work with our Board, Community Steering Group and Housing Working Group Lead to establish and drive forward the development of housing for affordable rent on our community-owned land.

Your role will be to help us select the most suitable housing agency to deliver our vision for housing and work in partnership with them to make this a reality. You will also liaise with planners about options for housing on community-owned land and prepare pre-planning and planning applications. At each phase, you will also take a lead in involving and consulting our local community on our proposed plans to ensure continued engagement and commitment.

  • Freelance opportunity, fixed term, up to October 2025
  • Hours: on average 2 days a week (with flexibility to meet the varying demands of this role). Some out-of-hours working will be required
  • Remuneration: £275 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable) with a set allowance for travel and expenses £545,950 total fee
  • Reporting to: Chair of Tayvallich Initiative Board
  • Location: This role is home-based. You will need to be able to commit to attend regular face-to-face meetings in our community of Tayvallich, Mid Argyll on a scheduled basis

Application notes

Please send us your CV along with the following additional information. This should be submitted as one PDF document:

  • A written statement about how you would approach this Project Development Manager role
  • Your experience and personal skills in relation to the role specification. It will help if you can give specific examples for each point of this role specification within your outline

Please send your proposal to by 5pm on Friday 15 December 2023.

Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Please direct any questions on the role to

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This post is funded by the Scottish Land Fund