Charity registered in Scotland SC028874
To implement a place-based approach and deliver a high-quality service to communities and partners, with a focus on improving life chances and empowering people to make positive changes through a capacity building approach. Key work areas will be to support the Community Empowerment agenda via Community Asset Transfer (CAT).
The Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Development Officer will be part of the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Team and will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality services to the communities of North Ayrshire.
This role will focus on delivering the TACT mission of ‘delivering programmes and projects that make a difference to people’s lives by encouraging, supporting and promoting community action’. The CAT Development Officer will provide a wide range of information and support to North Ayrshire groups and organisations with an interest in Community Asset Transfer.
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Saltcoats in North Ayrshire is amongst the most deprived communities in Scotland, but recent community development activity has shown that the community has the passion, skills, knowledge, resources and motivation to turn around their fortunes. Building on the strengths of our existing partnership on Link Up*. The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) and Inspiring Scotland have secured investment from a range of funders to implement a potentially ground-breaking community-led approach to delivering long-term change. We continue to call this new and evolving programme, Link Up.
This development of the Link Up model maintains the original approach at its core and aims to establish new ways of working in which local people and organisations (public, social and commercial) collaborate to identify and develop sustainable opportunities and solutions to local issues; setting in place long-term changes that contribute to material reductions in poverty and disadvantage in Saltcoats. We seek to make these changes the ‘norm’ rather than part of a cycle of time-limited pilots and projects.
Employed by The Ayrshire Community Trust and reporting to the Link Up Saltcoats Manager, we are looking for an individual who shares our passion to make a difference to join our Link Up team. Your focus will be on the continued development of our core Link Up* approach. You will believe in the need for social change and understand and be committed to the role that grassroots community development can play in delivering this.