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Linstone 20/20 Community Engager

  • Part time
  • £27,457 – £30,016 pro-rata
  • Linwood
  • Closing 21st March 2019

  • Advertised from 7th March 2019
  • Fixed Term – 31st March 2020. 2 x 28 hours per week. EVH Grade 6 PA17-20


Linstone is a registered social landlord based in Linwood, Renfrewshire. We are a charity that owns and manages approximately 1,600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing as well as providing factoring services to a further 2,000 owner occupiers.

We have two vacancies for Community Engagers working with the Project Co-ordinator to ensure the smooth delivery of the Linstone 20/20 project. The project and this role is part financed by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund through the Social Economy Growth Fund. The project has been shaped by the SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) data, highlighting the need for more community cohesion in some of the areas most severely impacted by poverty and inequality in Scotland. A pilot programme undertaken at Belmar Court in Linwood has proven to be very successful and this model will be extended and rolled out to also develop Community Hubs in Johnstone Castle, Sandyflats and Kintyre areas in Renfrewshire.

Implementation of the Linstone 20/20 project will;

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase access to jobs and benefits
  • Provide local access to services through a welcoming Hub that can be used by like-minded organisations
  • Increase engagement with local people who will shape service provision
  • Assist these targeted communities to become more resilient
  • Increase community capacity to develop Linstone’s Wider Community provision

Main duties will include:

  • Build relationships with residents in each of the four locations, to ensure a positive impact for local people through the Linstone 20/20 project
  • Support residents to identify, articulate and fulfil the aspirations they have for themselves and their community
  • Support community activity to enhance positive participation in existing activities and development of new activities to ensure future sustainability of the local community hubs
  • Identify and overcome barriers to involvement, particularly for disadvantaged or marginalised groups
  • Build local partners capacity to deliver and collaborate on initiatives for the benefit of these communities
  • Play a key role in building confidence, maximising community capacity to improve local skills, supporting resilience and strengthening the community voice
  • Identify the needs and level of support to establish or assist self-help groups.
  • Provide appropriate support to community groups to access funding

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in community education, community work, social work or equivalent
  • Appropriate experience of direct work with disadvantaged or vulnerable groups and ability to build positive relationships
  • Understanding of community based work
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills both verbally and in writing, including an ability to support a diverse client group
  • Proven ability to plan and manage a varied and challenging workload with minimal supervision
  • Experience of developing and sustaining good working relationships with external agencies and partners
  • Proven track record of achieving individual objectives and contributing to overall team performance
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, weekends and evenings as required

Application notes

To apply, email or download the application pack from our website at

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st March 2019 by 12 noon.

It is anticipated interviews will take place Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Linstone is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.