Charity registered in Scotland SC034231
Community Shares Scotland (a programme of Development Trusts Association Scotland) is looking to recruit a Programme and Communications Officer to join our team.
Community Shares Scotland is a programme to promote and support community shares activity in Scotland, and is now in its 7th year of operation. Community shares are a fundraising solution for community and social enterprises and have helped launch and grow a wide range of thriving community owned businesses. The programme is delivered by DTA Scotland and is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Scottish Government.
This is a great opportunity to join our small, busy team at a time when enthusiasm for and interest in community shares has never been higher. The role will focus on general awareness raising activity, early stage development work with community groups and communications and partnership activity.
We are looking for an individual who has a strong commitment to community and social enterprise. We would also like you to have experience in communications and marketing activity, with strong social media and digital skills. Experience of developing positive relationships with key stakeholders is also important.
You will be joining a small, close-knit team who are forward-thinking, creative and friendly.
Responsible to: CEO
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week (excluding meal breaks). No overtime paid, but time off in lieu may be taken as appropriate.
Leave: 25 days p/a plus 10 public holidays (pro-rata)
Probationary period: 3 months
DTA Scotland is the national organisation for development trusts with a membership of over 300 dynamic organisations, driving community-led change throughout Scotland. DTAS also runs the Community Ownership Support Service and Community Shares Scotland programmes.
DTAS advises its members and similar organisations to enable them to deliver an enormous range of community-led enterprise and activity from tourism, forestry, community hubs and employability programmes as they often take over ownership of buildings and assets on behalf of their communities. Our activities cover business support, governance training, legal advice, peer to peer learning networks and many other activities all of which build confidence and capacity in communities to deliver projects for social, economic and environmental benefit. We further have a strong advocacy and influencing role in policy development with central and local government, the wider public sector, funders and industry. We are now seeking to appoint an experienced communications professional to help us plan and deliver great communications to members, staff and stakeholders.
Purpose of Post
In particular, the postholder will be expected to contribute directly to:
Role & Responsibilities
The post will involve some travel throughout Scotland meeting the membership and stakeholders. Occasional evening and weekend working may be required though neither are envisaged on a regular basis. This post does not have line management responsibility. Responsible to: CEO