Volunteering, Capacity Building & Community Resilience Officer

Closing date: Friday 11th December 2020

Interviews early January 2021

Start date January 2021 

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to work on the development of a new Connecting in Communities project, based between the Smiddy, Balmaclellan and the CatStrand, New Galloway. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in identifying, recruiting and working with existing and new community-based volunteers. Assisting the current Connecting in Communities team and other local and regional organisations and groups to build community-based capacity and resilience and the relevant delivery activities. The ideal candidate will be a good team player with have excellent communication skills, be computer literate and able to work across a number of diverse organisations to help achieve our mission.


The Trust has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to create a community-based project which will support local individuals, groups and organisations to help sustain their social and rural independence and become more socially connected to their community. 


The Volunteering, Capacity Building & Community Resilience Officer role is a fixed term contract until November 2022, based in Balmaclellan and New Galloway, 17.5 hours per week, flexible hours, some evening and weekend working is required.   


Salary: £16,000 - £22,500 (pro rata) Depending on Experience.


To apply you can send an introductory letter and or CV to

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