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Beacon Club Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,175 pro-rata
  • A mix of working from The Broomhouse Hub - EH11 and Tron Kirk Gilmerton -EH17
  • Closing 26th November 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd November 2023
  • 22 hours per week, flexible working pattern to be agreed over 3-5 days, Mon – Fri. Annual Leave: 32 days in year one increasing to 37 days in year two (pro rata). This includes some set public holidays and 2 week closure over Christmas.


The Beacon Club

The Beacon Club is an enriching and stimulating day service for older people living with dementia, mild cognitive impairment and those facing social isolation.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve the quality of life of our members by providing a tasty lunch, fun activities and company in a safe social setting.

While members are at the club their carers also benefit from some respite, knowing that the person they care for is in good hands.

The Beacon Club operates across South Edinburgh with bases in the South West at The Broomhouse Hub, currently running Monday – Friday, and in the South East at Tron Kirk Gilmerton, currently running two days per week with expansion planned.

The Role

Space is looking for a caring and passionate manager to join our team, taking the lead role in our Beacon Club.

The Beacon Club Project Manager will ensure a quality, effective and compliant service is delivered, whilst holding the needs and fulfilment of the members at the forefront.

The role will include:

  • Managing, training and providing ongoing support to staff and volunteers so that they flourish in their role.
  • Liaising with local and national partners to raise the profile of the Beacon Club across the city and sector.
  • Engage with the team, club members and their carers to monitor and develop the service.
  • Manage referrals, waiting lists and support the team with home visits.
  • Maintain accurate records and data in order to generate regular reports and contribute to funding bids.

The successful post holder will have a sound understanding of the needs and challenges faced by older people living with dementia, either through lived experience or professional practice.

They should also have good knowledge of any legislation and regulations relating to older people, and be aware of community based services or networks available in the localities.

They will be able to demonstrate prior leadership in a team management role.

The full job description with list of key tasks, and the person specification for the role can be found below.

About Space

Space is a community anchor organisation supporting people and their families in South Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide.


Space delivers 22 projects, with around 70 staff and over 200 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

For more information about Space and all our projects can be found on our website –

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday 26th November 2023*

Interviews: 4th December 2023

To apply, please return your completed application pack to If you require any assistance in order to complete an application, or would like to know about alternative formats available please contact or call 0131 455 7731

If you have any questions about the role a conversation before applying is welcome, please contact Andrew Ainsworth or call 0131 455 7731.

*Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early if we receive a high volume of interest. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Space @ Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity