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Community Participation and Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 22nd April 2024
  • 35 hours per week. 12 month fixed contract (awaiting confirmation of future funding)
  • Plus 6% pension contribution)


CVS Falkirk & District is pleased to announce a new vacancy within our team: Community Participation and Engagement Manager. Funded directly by Scottish Government, the Community Participation and Engagement Manager, is a newly created role to shape, and contribute to, an important and innovative programme of work Greener Grangemouth: a 10-year programme as part of the Grangemouth and Falkirk Growth Deal (2024-2034) putting community health and wellbeing at the heart of Grangemouth’s Just Transition Programme.

We are looking for a person who understands the community landscape of Grangemouth, the priorities and challenges faced by the people who live and work in the town and is interested in supporting the transition to net zero through the decarbonisation of industry and community justice.

With strong communication skills, and exceptional at managing relationships, the postholder will engage with a wide network of stakeholders including representatives from the third sector and local communities, industry, business, public sector, and academic sector to create a visible and consistent ‘on the ground’ presence in Grangemouth, focusing on developing relationships with people across the breadth of the community, ensuring those seldom heard have a route to participation, and supporting collaboration across networks.

There is no fixed route map for how to do this and it is a significant challenge. Whilst enhancing community capacity to take part in the Just Transition process in Grangemouth, the Community Participation and Engagement Manager will be fundamental to establishing a new approach to multi-partner participatory democracy.

About CVS Falkirk & District

CVS Falkirk & District is an independent registered charity and company limited by guarantee and is recognised as the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area. CVS Falkirk & District is committed to supporting the development of community empowerment, driven by local communities working alongside public services to improve the lives of people living in the Falkirk and District area through:

• Strengthening its role as an Anchor Institution to support and empower Falkirk’s communities through the development of a strong and independent third sector.

• Supporting and developing volunteering, social enterprise, organisational development, third sector partnering making key contributions to the delivery of the CPP Falkirk Plan and associated initiatives and strategies.

• Bringing the third sector together through thematic forums and community leadership to contribute to local and national policy and strategic initiatives.

• Continuously improving its services to offer best value to its clients, stakeholders, third sector and communities.

We are a small team, highly motivated and with a wealth of expertise in developing new projects and programmes supporting community participation and engagement through collaboration, co-production and partnerships. We promote continuous learning and work hard to being an inclusive and supportive workplace.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including hybrid working, an excellent pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday plus 12 public holidays per year as well as a workplace health and wellbeing plan where you can claim back some of the costs associated with essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services.

Application notes

An application pack can be downloaded below, or from the CVS Falkirk website. To apply, please complete the application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and criminal convictions form and send to Victoria McRae by email:, CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is by 5pm on Friday 24 May 2024. Please note that late applications cannot be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 31 May, to invite them to interview.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17 June 2024.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and, if applicable, must hold any necessary work permit and/or visa. The post is subject to a satisfactory PVG and references.

CVS Falkirk & District is an accredited Real Living Wage Employer and strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.