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Local Conversation Project Lead

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • 36 Muirhouse Crescent, Edinburgh, EH4 4QL
  • Closing 13th September 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2019
  • 30 hours per week


Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal currently operates in 5 neighbourhoods in Glasgow and Edinburgh but has plans to expand to other areas in Scotland including Ayrshire, Dundee and Dumfries. The current income of the organisation is just over £1m per annum.

Community Renewal has been supporting residents to lead a Local Conversation in Muirhouse since 2017. Local Conversations is a People’s Health Trust initiative, which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their community and take local action on issues that matter to them.

People's Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local neighbourhoods to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each of the regional and country lotteries raising money through The Health Lottery, and distributes grants.

The purpose of the Local Conversations Project Lead is to take up the key role in the delivery of the Local Conversation in Muirhouse. The role requires effective and enabling leadership in supporting residents to design, develop, deliver and evaluate their Local Conversation. The Project Lead helps to ensure there are ongoing opportunities for everyone to be involved and that the project makes progress on the priorities defined by local people (‘Bringing the Community Together’, ‘The Environment’ and ‘Community Wellbeing’), as well as pursuing the broader company strategy of embedding existing projects within their respective neighbourhoods and supporting the development of new initiatives.

The postholder will support the Community Forum to lead the Local Conversation, as well as support people across the community to develop priority actions and projects. Experience of community development theory and practice is essential in this role.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please send your CV and covering letter explaining your motivation for applying and suitability for the role to Or post to -

Jill McMahon

Community Renewal (East Office)

31 Bingham Avenue


EH15 3HZ

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th September at 5pm. Please note applications received after this date and time will not be considered.