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Community Links Manager The Link (Loanhead)

  • Full time or Part time
  • from £26,000
  • The Link, 5 Mayburn Walk Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HG
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 10th May 2019
  • Hours: 30 per week (flexible over 5 days). Salary starting at £26,000 pro rata of 35 hours


LASC Childcare Services is a successful childcare social enterprise based in the growing town of Loanhead, Midlothian. In addition to our thriving nursery and cluster of After School/Out of School Clubs, we have more recently taken on ownership and management of The Link: a multi-purpose community centre which contains a café, soft play, multi-use rooms, a recording studio and practice room, and a community garden. We are in the process of refurbishing, extending and re-invigorating The Link. The Link houses our after school, weekend and holiday childcare service for Loanhead. However, during the times when it is not used for childcare, it is open to the public for a range of classes, groups, workshops, functions and other activities.

We are very fortunate to have been awarded Lottery funding for a period of five years, to subsidize this vital core management role at The Link. The Community Links Manager will bring a social entrepreneurial vision to our centre, engaging with customers and volunteers, and helping us ensure that The Link can be a vibrant, inclusive, exciting and sustainable community hub for years into the future. If you are passionate about social enterprise and community, and can combine outstanding people skills with a head for business, then you are the person we are looking for duties and expectations please attached job spec.

Term of Employment: Fixed until June 2024 in the first instance (first 6 months on a probationary basis), with likelihood of extension. The post is fully funded by the National Lottery Community Fund until June 2022, with a further two years of funding on a decreasing basis until June 2024. It is anticipated that there will be sufficient income generation to sustain the post until 2024 and thereafter.

Application notes

Please send your CV and a personal statement detailing how you meet the skills and experiences contained in the Person Specification. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees, at least one of whom should be your present or most recent employer. Send your application to by midnight on Monday 3nd June.

Interviews will take place w/b 10thJune. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation.