Recovery and Resilience Worker (Island communities)

Recovery & Resilience Worker (Island & Gaelic communities)

Part-time sessional role

20hrs per week

£12 per hour

Immediate start, contract ends 31st October 2020

As the Recovery & Resilience Worker for island communities, you’ll be responsible for assessing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living on Scotland’s islands in a post-COVID world. You’ll deliver practical support and assistance to LGBT+ community groups and organisations to help them meet the identified needs of LGBT+ islanders and help to improve their resilience.

The role will include an assessment of services in Gaelic for LGBT+ people in Scotland.

You will work to identify community assets, needs, barriers and opportunities, and will explore the experiences of LGBT+ people living on our islands. You’ll share this work with community anchor organisations to help them become more representative and resilient. You will develop detailed community action plans, always ensuring local people are at the heart of a human rights-based and trauma aware approach to recovery.

You will also be responsible for the production of summary reports and updates throughout the project and will contribute to a Recovery & Resilience Report based on the findings of the project by 31st October 2020.

You’ll report to the Recovery & Resilience Coordinator.

Experience & Skills


  • Fluent Gaelic speaker
  • Strong understanding of island life and the privilege of mainland residents
  • Good working knowledge of the LGBT+ sector in Scotland
  • Sound knowledge of community development principles in action
  • Understanding of the financial opportunities for community groups in Scotland
  • Excellent office and administrative skills
  • Full clean driving licence
  • An ability to work to deadlines and with competing priorities
  • Reflective working practice

If you feel you’re the right fit for this opportunity, send your CV and a covering letter to 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 The National Lottery Community Fund.