Muir of Ord Development Trust
Muir of Ord Development Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC044689

Managing and developing village facilities for the benefit of the community. The Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company was established in 2011 to take ownership of the Village Hall on behalf of the community. The Muir of Ord Village Hall on Seaforth Road has been a community venue since 1893. In 2009, following the Highland Council’s decision to divest itself of the building, a public meeting agreed that the community should take on ownership of the resource and an option appraisal committed the Community Association to establish a separate company limited by guarantee to hold the ownership of the facility. Since its establishment in 2011, the development trust have gone onto develop the Old Tarradale School into The Muir Hub.

Current vacancies

Community Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • The post is based in The Muir Hub in Muir of Ord
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Accountable to: The Trust Board

Direct Report/ Support: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employment Status: One Year fixed term


We are looking for a highly organised person with excellent people skills for the role of Community Development Manager for the Muir of Ord Development Trust while the postholder is on maternity leave. The Trust was established in 2011 taking ownership of key community assets such as The Muir of Ord Village Hall and The Muir Hub (previously a derelict old school building).

Our aims are to advance community development, including urban and rural regeneration, advance environmental protection or improvement, the prevention or relief of poverty and the advancement of health and education.

Our key focus is to provide recreational facilities and activities to benefit the whole community. We provide comprehensive year-round access to our facilities and a wide-ranging programme of activities for all. We’re working across our community and the wider Highland network to improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of individuals & groups and to increase and strengthen a sense of community.

About the role:

This is a really varied job, and an integral role in the success and development of The Trust. You will use your experience in community and partnership working to ensure the smooth running and management of the Trust’s community facilities as well as providing effective team leadership, line management & support to all other staff and volunteers. Your role will include developing initiatives with partner agencies, encouraging broad community participation and use of the venue’s facilities and services. This is a hands-on role working with the community to support and develop established local interest groups and activities as well as nurturing and developing new ideas put forward.