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Community Development Worker, Compassionate Communities

  • Part time
  • £27,598 – £30,019 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley (home based with access to office space at Strathcarron Hospice and will cover the Falkirk Council area.
  • Closing 4th March 2024

  • Advertised from 20th February 2024
  • 25 or 32.5 hours per week (25 dedicated to Falkirk HSCP Communities, 7.5 Forth Valley Wide). Fixed Term Contract until March 2027.
  • Ref Number: 2401656


Working alongside communities to support people to live well right up to the end of life is a strategic priority for Strathcarron Hospice. To help us further connect people who have long term conditions within their communities, we are looking for an experienced community development worker to help us deliver on our funded community projects and grow our Compassionate Communities work in Falkirk and across Forth Valley.

We are looking for someone with a high level of creativity, responsibility and self-drive who loves working with people and communities. The post holder will build relationships with individuals to find out what skills and gifts people have in order to connect them meaningfully in their own community.

Working alongside our Community Development team your responsibilities will include:

  • Discovering what community support already exists in an individual’s life and community.
  • Connecting people with long term health conditions to their community in a way that is meaningful to them.
  • Recruitment of community volunteers to visit people in their community or accompany individuals to groups in our communities.
  • Working with colleagues in the Compassionate Communities team to support communities to develop the skills, community connection and confidence to enable communities to hold conversations about dying, death and grief across Forth Valley.
  • Delivering volunteer induction and organising training programmes in our communities.
  • Accurate record keeping, monitoring and evaluation.

The post holder will be based in their own home, have access to office space at Strathcarron Hospice and will cover the Falkirk Council area.

The post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland.

Application notes

For more information please contact David Henderson, Community Development Coordinator on 07810550217 or email or Hannah Grey on 01324 826222 or email

An application pack is available on our website or by contacting Nicola Griffin, HR Coordinator on 01324 826222 or by email

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th March 2024.