Patna Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,500 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Visible in the community and working regularly from a community venue in Patna alongside some home based working.
  • Closing 21st August 2024

  • Advertised from 11th July 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. Payment in monthly instalments on production of invoice against hours worked.


The newly established Patna Action Group Ltd (PAG), is looking to appoint a self employed part time Community Coordinator for Patna. You will be expected to work from a community venue in Patna for some of the week so that the post is visible in the community.

The focus of the contract is developing activities that bring people in Patna together, increasing their confidence and capacity and beginning to improve the community’s effectiveness in addressing challenges and aspirations.

The right person will have a strong commitment to social change and improving Patna. They will have initiative, be a clear and thoughtful communicator and be able to engage confidently and sensitively with people. They’ll be comfortable navigating different views and opinions and pragmatic in finding solutions.

This role has come about because the communities of Dalmellington, New Cumnock, Patna and Carsphairn have co-designed plans for distributing incoming funding linked to the South Kyle Wind Farm which is just outside Dalmellington. This collaborative approach means this work has funding assured for an initial four year term. The contract is for 12 months initially subject to a three-month successful induction period. Funding in place for 4 years (with continuation possible) and consideration of position converting to employed status during this period.

Application notes

To apply, please then send your CV and cover letter to PAG’s secretariat via demonstrating your fit for the contract and role specification. Please also tell us where you saw this advert in your covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 21st August 2024

Interview date: TBC

Start date: As soon as possible