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Community Engagement Projects Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,396 – £36,024
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th November 2023

  • Advertised from 16th November 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Contract Type - Open-Ended.


The University of Edinburgh aims to deliver positive impact for society. This means we want to improve peoples’ lives and protect the planet. Our commitments include being a zero carbon and zero waste University; promoting, protecting and respecting human rights; and critically engaging with and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Opportunity:

The Community Engagement Projects Coordinator is an important role in the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, working closely with the Head of Social Impact, Senior Community Engagement Manager and members of the University’s Community Team. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating a portfolio of public-facing initiatives and projects that contribute to delivery of the University’s Community Plan. The post-holder will also provide operational support to a range of activities undertaken by the Social Impact Unit and Community Team. Diary support for the Head of Social Impact is part of the role.

Your Skills and Attributes for Success:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills
  • Proactive, flexible approach
  • Comfortable working collaboratively

Click here for a copy of the full role description.

What Working at The University of Edinburgh offers:

We offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 27 November 2023

Interviews will be held in late November or early December 2023.

Visit our website to apply.

Right to Work

If invited for interview, you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.


As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


The Social Responsibility and Sustainability was created to help the University achieve its ambitions. The first of our kind in the UK, we are here to help staff and students who want to change our University.

We work with almost every part of the University on programmes that help our neighbours, cut pollution, or ensure the wellbeing of the people who work on behalf of the University here and all over the world.

We look for new ways to tackle some of the most difficult challenges our world will ever face. We write down our plans, and report on how things are going.

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