Old Torry Community Centre
Old Torry Community Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC047981

We are a small, friendly, and enthusiastic community centre in Old Torry.

Current vacancies

Centre Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 31st January 2022

The purpose of this role will be to:

  1. Establishing the OTCCA as a resilient anchor organisation in the Torry community, facilitating and delivering a variety of community activity to meet the needs of local people.
  2. Developing the capacity of the Board of Trustees and the organisation in delivering a varied programme of activities as part of a Covid recovery strategy for diversity, inclusion and wellbeing

Helping to deliver specific outcomes for the local community including:

  • stimulating personal growth
  • promoting community engagement and involvement
  • generating new employment and community development opportunities
  • providing opportunities for personal skills development

Job Purpose:To work closely with trustees and other community organisations to establish the OTCCA as an anchor organisation within the Torry Community, as well as developing the capacity of the board and organisation.

Accountable to: Lead Trustee

Hours: 35 hours per week although this is not a 9-5pm position. The post to be worked in a flexible way, and may include some evening/weekend work which may appeal to candidates with other commitments.

Salary:£25,000 (pro-rata) depending on skills and experience, plus Pension and Expenses

Term:12-month fixed term contract – may be extended dependent on securing future funding

Location: Torry, Aberdeen. Some travel may be required (post holder should have their own car or have access to a car for regular use)

Employed by:The OTCCA SCIO (OTCCA)

Main Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of development and co-ordination roles as outlined below:

Developing Services and Organisational Capacity

  • Business planning activities, such as plan and deliver creative and engaging consultation events and activities, to understand and gather information from a diverse range of people on local needs and issues, ensuring that new projects and activities are developed in line with community needs.
  • New service development in response to changing need. This includes developing, launching, consolidating and supporting new services in partnership with other community-based organisations.
  • Representation on local and thematic planning groups and liaison with partners.
  • Working closely with the Board of Trustees to implement the strategic direction of the Association in delivery of a two-year recovery plan

Funding and Finance

  • Developing capital and revenue fundraising strategy, following up leads, developing relationships with funders and seeking new funders.
  • Co-ordinating information needed for funding applications ensuring knowledge of up-to-date criteria and eligibility for funding opportunities.
  • Securing funding to support the development of new and existing services from a diversity of income generating activities
  • Acting as main point of contact with funders.
  • Ensuring that monitoring is in place to monitor spend on projects

Volunteer Support

  • Recruitment, management and ongoing development of volunteers, including providing or arranging training, rotas, roles and responsibilities.

Marketing and Communications

  • Producing a marketing and communications strategy.
  • Overseeing and managing the marketing and communications strategy to promote the organisation and sell services.
  • Leading on day-to-day communications and marketing including updating website, Facebook, ensuring twitter and other platforms work well and designing and delivering e-newsletter. Liaising with the press and managing the growing data-base of interested people.

Person Specification

Experience and Qualifications


  • Experience of different areas of Organisational Development activity such as governance, strategy development, funding / fundraising, volunteer management, stakeholder engagement, and/or partnership development.
  • Experience of managing projects, events and activities within a community facing role.
  • Experience of community involvement and consultation/engagement/facilitation techniques.
  • Experience working with communities to develop facilities and services.
  • Experience of managing and supporting volunteers.
  • Experience in the development and management of project budgets.


  • Relevant qualification to the role i.e., OD, governance, leadership development etc.
  • Success in delivering community development projects which have been led by the community and have resulted in meaningful change.
  • Experience of partnership working and developing partnerships.
  • Experience of supporting the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills – the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Strong IT and digital skills – such as MS Office, Google docs and digital communication tools such as social media, web content


  • Good knowledge of the local area and community.

Values and Behaviours


  • A demonstrable commitment to our organisation’s values.
  • Strong commitment to, and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Confident working ‘on the ground’ in the community.
  • A willingness to work outside of usual office hours when required.