Neilston Development Trust
Neilston Development Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC037625

Formed by local people in 2006, Neilston Development Trust (NDT) is a community-based charity serving the village and residents of Neilston. The Trust is committed to the physical, cultural, social and economic renewal and sustainability of Neilston and enjoys a national profile for its innovative work. NDT’s volunteer board sets strategic direction and develops projects, with dedicated staff who report to it on their specific areas of activity.

Current vacancies

Community Chef

  • Part time
  • £22,276 pro-rata
  • Neilston
  • Closing 6th May 2019

GET Local is a behaviour change project being delivered by Neilston Development Trust, with funding being supplied by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund. It aims to use the themes of Growing, Eating and Travel as a means to encourage people to adopt more climate friendly lifestyles by reducing their individual, and community, carbon footprint.

Part of the GET Local programme is therefore linked to food and cooking, and for this part of the programme NDT are keen to employ a Community Chef. The postholder will develop and lead cooking classes within the local community, as well as integrating with the other work strands of GET Local. The post is based in Neilston, but with a project focus across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

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This vacancy has now closed

Bookkeeping and Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,153 pro-rata
  • The Bank, 84 Main Street, Neilston G78
  • Closing 13th February 2019

The Neilston Development Trust is looking for a Bookkeeping and Administrative Assistant to ensure efficient bookkeeping systems and general support in its office. The role is part-time. The successful candidate will work closely with the Operations Manager to provide bookkeeping and administrative support throughout many aspects of our work. A large part of this role will be bookkeeping work so the successful applicant will need to be comfortable working with numbers.

Role Key Tasks

· Undertaking routine administrative tasks as necessary to the smooth running of the NDT office

· Recording transactions, processing and issuing invoices/remittances

· Data inputting

· Support preparing Annual Accounts

· Banking

· Providing financial information for grant application or claim forms

· Facility maintenance admin

· Arranging meetings

· General diary management

· Membership maintenance

· Administrative support for governance meetings, assisting in the preparation and circulation of material for meetings and general administrative support for the Board

· Minute taking

· Office maintenance tasks such as ordering office supplies, filing and IT support

· Support for data protection maintenance and procedure implementation across the organisation in line with relevant legislation

· General support for all aspects of the Trust’s work

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This vacancy has now closed

Sessional Bike Hub and Gardening staff

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Neilston
  • Closing 5th April 2019

As part of its GET Local programme, Neilston Development Trust is seeking to establish a bank of sessional gardeners to deliver community food growing on public sites, gardening skills classes to interested community members, and mentoring to any people who may be interested in becoming part of a local volunteer team. They will also be expected to liaise with, and have input into, a programme of growing food in school grounds led by an external partner.

This work will be delivered within the context of promoting local action to fight climate change. Therefore a firm understanding of climate change issues, coupled with knowledge of how gardening skills can impact positively on lifestyles within the climate change context, will be required. Although gardening skills and knowledge are central to the role, we are also looking for individuals with excellent communication skills – working with a range of groups and individuals will be a central part of this work.

Additionally, the Active Travel strand of GET Local work requires sessional staff to help deliver a range of cycling based lessons and activities. The climate change perspective of these activities is focussed on encouraging cycling as a lifestyle travel choice, reducing independence on car travel and therefore reducing carbon footprints.

To find out more about each post, please download the relevant Job Description below.