Bridgend Farmhouse
Bridgend Farmhouse

Charity registered in Scotland SC048396

We own Bridgend Farmhouse on the edge of Craigmillar Castle Park in South Edinburgh as a result of one of the first urban community asset transfers and Big Lottery capital funding. We have renovated and transformed the once derelict farmhouse into a vibrant community hub, focused on “learning, working and growing together to develop a flourishing community and place”. Volunteers are the bedrock of what we do and are involved at every level of our activities, outdoors and indoors. More about us at Facebook @BridgendFarmhouse and Twitter: @BridgendFarmhse

Current vacancies

Community Engagement Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2020

We are a vibrant community-led organisation in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place, The Community Engagement Officer will engage a wide diversity of people from our surrounding areas of benefit in a range of activities, services and events, supporting their participation in local community research and in democratic decision making processes within Bridgend Farmhouse and the wider community. The post-holder will have access to a budget for sessional tutors, volunteer training, and materials to support the activities and will be involved in events at Bridgend Farmhouse and in supporting and signposting volunteers.

To apply you will need a professional qualification and strong track record in community development or community education, as well as good experience of managing volunteers and sessional workers. You will be skilled in engaging, motivation and supporting community participants from diverse backgrounds and in creating strong working partnerships with a wide range of organisations and groups. You’ll be an excellent team player, and well able to take the initiative so as to plan, prioritise, implement and administer your own work. Experience of community research, monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage.

This new post is funded until 31st March 2022 through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Programme, which is designed to support community and third sector organisations in disadvantaged communities to develop and deliver sustainable local solutions that reduce poverty, inequality and disadvantage and enable inclusive growth.


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