This vacancy has now closed

Link Up Community Co-ordinator (Leith)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,528 – £29,178
  • Leith
  • Closing 20th May 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2019
  • 37.5 hrs per week (part time applications will also be considered). Fixed Term to July 31st 2020 with possible continuation dependent on funds.


Bethany Christian Trust in partnership with Inspiring Scotland.

Link Up (known locally as Inspiring Leith), run by Inspiring Scotland and hosted by Bethany Christian Trust in Leith, is an innovative programme exploring a new approach to investing in and harnessing the capacity of local people and communities in Scotland. The programme focuses on the existing skills, knowledge and interests of individuals in the local community, and aims to generate an environment where people can come together to create and participate in new activities and experiences.

Link Up aims to build new social connections in the community while strengthening those that exist, along with developing the self-esteem and capacity of the people involved.

After seven years in post, the lead worker is moving on and we are now seeking a highly motivated and experienced community development professional to build on successes and continue the development of the project going forward. Groups supported to date include community cinema, archery, music, walking and gardening

Ideally you will have experience in community engagement, developing/supporting and facilitating community-led projects in an assets-based manner; empowering people/groups to develop ideas, and nurture community activism. This role will focus on working with a wide range of individuals, from children to older people, from a variety of social backgrounds and providing individual support when required. You will also supervise a Community Development worker overseeing the project with yourself.

Candidates will require experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting. A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is essential.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

Application notes

For an application pack please download from our website on contact HR on 0131 561 8964

For detail on Link Up see

Should you wish to find out more about Link Up and this position, please email Marie-Amélie Viatte, Link Up Performance Advisor, Inspiring Scotland:

Closing Date: no later than 10 am on Monday 20th May

Interview Date: Monday 27th May