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Project Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £42,000 – £47,000
  • West Calder (On site)
  • Closing 19th May 2024

  • Advertised from 26th April 2024
  • Between 0.6 (three days) -1.0 (five days) FTE depending on the candidate.


The Trust and The Scottish Co-operative Discovery Centre

West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust is a community owned charitable company founded in 2013 and based in West Lothian. We deliver a range of local initiatives and projects identified and led by our community itself which include a Community Woods & Garden, a community café and shop, local events and a wellbeing support project.

We are currently a team of 10 staff who with volunteers, strive to improve the community around us via strategically designed services and initiatives which are effective in providing jobs, activities and local amenities to help improve and drive growth in the local area.

The Trust has been successful in raising the funding to develop a local landmark building to become a national class heritage attraction – The Scottish Co-operative Discovery Centre - that also helps deliver a range of local development priorities. The main capital works element of the project is one of several interlinked strands that include the exhibition, a shop, café and bistro, event and catering and an education and training programme.

The project will redevelop a derelict Victorian/Edwardian brick building of about 1200 square metres in a sympathetic manner to house the discovery centre. The building design has been developed by a design team led by Collective Architecture Ltd, has secured planning permission and is in the process of submitting for Building Warrant and commencing a two-stage traditional tender process for a main contractor with works hoped to commence later in 2024.

The project is funded by a range of funders that include The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and The UK Government Community Ownership and we are looking for a project manager to manage the capital works aspect of this project.

Job Purpose

We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and experienced individual to fill the role of Project Manager during the Delivery Phase of our new Scottish Co-operative Discovery Centre. The ideal candidate will be highly organised with proven experience in capital projects and in the not-for-profit sector. They will work collaboratively within a small, dedicated team led by our Project Director and be proficient in delivering multiple tasks on budget and within deadline and exhibit the drive to ensure project success and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application notes

Please submit a cv and introductory letter that highlights your specifically relevant experience, shows why you feel you will work well within our project team and makes clear why you are the best person for this role.

These should be sent to before midnight on 19th May 2024.