Project Delivery and Sustainability Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,904 – £34,723
  • Carluke High Mill and Community Garden (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

  • Advertised from 26th March 2024
  • 35 Hours Per Week.


Set up in 1999 by the local community, Carluke Development Trust is a registered Scottish charity undertaking a range of community led initiatives to support the development and regeneration of the community, space and environment of the Parish of Carluke in South Lanarkshire.

Carluke High Mill and Community Garden

We have recently secured £2.7million of capital and revenue funding from key funders such as the Scottish Government, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, to repair and reconstruct the A-listed Carluke High Mill and develop the attached 1.2-acre community garden. The project will have a significant positive economic and social impact on the town, creating a community led facility that will generate sustainable resources and deliver training, education, volunteering, employment, business, and heritage opportunities.

The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and committed Project Delivery and Sustainability Manager to join our Team. The role will involve:

  • Project managing the repair and construction of the Carluke High Mill, including overseeing the project Design Team
  • Contributing to the development of the 1.2-acre CHM Community Garden, working with and line managing CDT’s Community Gardener
  • Implementing the Delivery & Sustainability Plan for the project, including putting in place programme of activities which deliver the outcomes agreed with funders and secure the ongoing viability of the facility.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Trust, the successful candidate will ideally have degree level qualifications or equivalent relevant experience in managing or co-ordinating physical regeneration projects. A proven track record in identifying and securing funding is important as will be experience of working in a community setting and maintaining effective relationships with statutory, voluntary and private sector partners and funders. The postholder should have a full UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

It is crucial that the postholder displays a passion for engaging with our communities whilst having the management and communication skills necessary to provide a supportive and inspiring environment for staff and volunteers.

Construction work on the High Mill project is expected to begin on site in June 2024, with an anticipated duration of at least 15 months, with the balance of the role shifting over this period towards ensuring the sustainability of the High Mill and Community Garden facility.

The initial contract duration will be until 31st March 2026, with subsequent contract extensions made as funding is secured.

A detailed description of the key duties of the post and an associated person specification is available to download below

Carluke Development Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications

from all sections of the community.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role please contact: Tom Sneddon, Chair, Carluke Development Trust By email: Or Telephone: 01555 772522

If this post excites you and you wish to apply, then please email your CV together with a 2 page covering letter highlighting how you believe you meet our requirements for the post to:

Closing date for applications: 4pm Friday 19th April 2024.

It is expected that interviews will take place between 8th and 10th May 2024