Patna Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,500 pro-rata
  • Visible in the community and working regularly from a community venue in Patna alongside some home based working. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

  • Advertised from 1st April 2024
  • £26,000 in total, over 12 months for 28 hours a week on average. Pattern of working hours will be negotiable but flexibility and a commitment to undertake activities in the evenings and on weekends are essential elements in delivering this contract. Self-employed. Initial contract term 12 months.



The newly formed Patna Action Group Ltd (PAG) is establishing the role of Development Officer to catalyse and support community activity in Patna. The role is offered on a freelance (self-employed) basis and will ideally be fulfilled by someone familiar with Patna, East Ayrshire who can start working as soon as possible.

With the prospect of assured funding linked to new wind farm developments in the area, Patna has an exciting opportunity to begin planning for and implementing community led activity that builds community wealth and wellbeing.


This role will support the delivery and development projects and priorities in the area, building on the ideas and energy of local residents.

The Development Officer will be directly involved in supporting and encouraging community activity, community capacity building, and the formation of community groups. The Development Officer will also be responsible for working with residents and groups to turn community aspirations into successfully delivered community projects.

The post holder will support the development of a new Community Action Plan and support community consultation to identify and prioritise actions for the community. In the short term, a review of potential community-owned assets will be a key function for the post as will identifying and securing funding for projects, asset acquisition and improvements. The postholder will also promote Action Group membership, volunteering and participation in events in the Patna area. The postholder will support activities that bring people in the community together, using these events to build community confidence and capacity, so that Patna can shape projects that deliver on community aspirations and ambitions.

Application notes

Applicants must be in possession of or prepared to apply for a Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) membership.

Foundation Scotland is supporting the Patna Action Group with this position. To apply please send your CV and an accompanying letter setting out how you meet the person specification to:

Donna Adams, Community Funds Adviser, Foundation Scotland

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd May

Interviews are expected to be week commencing 13 May