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Locality Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Arbroath
  • Closing 19th July 2022

  • Advertised from 29th June 2022
  • Full time 35 hours


Purpose: To take forward community and volunteering development as the VAA locality worker within a specific geography. As a locality development worker you will be expected to work at strategic and operational level and take forward the strategic decision making of VAA within locality partnership settings. More specifically post holders are expected to develop a competence in the following areas of work;

  • Young people and volunteering- working with schools, communities and voluntary orgs to develop further the saltire awards and accredited qualification outcomes.
  • To build a capacity of voluntary organisations, volunteering groups and aspiring social enterprises.
  • To work in partnership with Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Community Planning Partnership (CPP) developments at a senior level.
  • To develop local empowerment opportunities through meaningful community engagement approaches with local communities, organisations and volunteer movements.
  • To promote and develop local volunteering including my street volunteering, and build buoyant volunteering cultures where all people are inspired to volunteer.
  • To facilitate and co-facilitate volunteer management and volunteer skills training.
  • To facilitate Voluntary Action Forums.
  • Support Social prescribers within the area by making links and feeding back.
  • Build Community assets and opportunities.
  • Help support the start-up of organisations by helping with constitutions and organisations support.
  • Work in partnership with our HSCP and CPP colleagues.
  • Support volunteering by promotion, identify opportunities and matching individuals.
  • Small community group support PVG, Governance etc.
  • Make links with local health workers in order to identify other opportunities through locality locator and other means to prevent people being placed on care packages.
  • Working with communities and voluntary organisations to promote Saltire and accredited qualification outcomes.
  • Build capacity of volunteering groups and aspiring Social Enterprises first point of contact.
  • Facilitate and co -facilitate volunteer management and skills training.
  • Engage with communities and groups to establish needs and wants in order to promote preventive work around mental health and wellbeing.

This list is not exhausted you may be required to carry out other duties, and also you may be required to work in the evenings and at weekends.

This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include any other duties and responsibilities as may be determined in consultation with the jobholder. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.

Please Note: The interview panel reserves the right to enhance desirable criteria at short- listing stage depending on the number of applications received.

Application notes

For an application pack, please contact Katrina Taylor

Closing Date for this post is 19th July 2022

Voluntary Action Angus is a developing organisation, we are currently recruiting for three exciting new members to join our current growing team.

If you feel you would be suited to any of these posts please request an application pack from