Community Development Worker (Perth and Kinross)

Community Development Worker (Perth & Kinross)

Part-time sessional role

15hrs per week

£12 per hour

Immediate start, contract ends 31st October 2020

An exciting opportunity exists to join our team in a short term sessional role to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Perth & Kinross region.

As a Community Development Worker, you’ll develop and manage a pop-up LGBT Hub in Perth city centre, offering advice, support and a safe space for the region’s queer community.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the charity, you will be working closely with local community partners, stakeholders and public agencies to understand the needs of LGBT+ people in Perthshire and to manage the delivery of COVID recovery work for Pink Saltire in that locality.

You’ll also work with colleagues to understand how emerging community needs can be met, including a sustainable model for the operation of a permanent LGBT+ space in Perth & Kinross.

You will be responsible for the production of summary reports and updates throughout the project and will attend meetings on behalf of Pink Saltire to deliver the project objectives.

Experience & Skills

Essential:

  • Strong project or programme management experience
  • Have lived or worked in the Perth & Kinross region for at least 12 months
  • Good working knowledge of the LGBT+ sector in Scotland
  • Sound knowledge of community development principles in action
  • Understanding of the funding for community projects in Scotland
  • An ability to manage often competing priorities
  • Reflective working practice
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills

If you feel you’re the right fit for this opportunity, send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@pinksaltire.com by 5pm on Friday 17th July. A telephone or video call will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates shortly after.

We welcome applications from community organisations for this work too. If you believe your organisation fits the profile, please do get in touch.

We’re committed to ensuring diversity in our organisation and welcome applications from those often under-represented in the LGBT or charitable sectors. You are welcome at Pink Saltire – we value your skills, your experiences and your contribution.

This opportunity is funded by Perth & Kinross Council and the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund via the National Lottery Community Fund.