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Community Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Based at either our shop in Strathbungo or our hub in Shawlands, but we also offer the ability to work some hours from home.
  • Closing 25th November 2022

  • Advertised from 25th October 2022
  • 30 hours per week, flexible days. Contract until 31 March 2023 due to funding, but with an aim to extend pending funding applications.


Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. Operational since 2012, we support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything for babies and children up to 5 years including maternity. We run a supportive events programme for families, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 14 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are also a Revolve certified store ( which means that we work to high standards, and are committed to excellence.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual for the role of Community Engagement Officer. This role ensures that we are continuing to respond to, and meet the community’s needs. The Community Engagement Officer is a key role that will ensure that everyone in our community is aware of, and benefiting from all of the services that we offer including low-cost goods, family support through events, volunteering opportunities, and distribution of free goods. The postholder will actively engage with the community, partners and stakeholders to encourage everyone to access our services, including those that have additional barriers.

The main aim of this role is to increase the number of people who know about Merry-go-round and are engaging with our services.

The role is responsible for maintaining and building on existing relationships with partners (including other social, environmental and local businesses) as well as seeking and developing new partnerships and relationships within the community. We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, that can engage with people from varying backgrounds, and with experience of using different methods to engage including social media.

Application notes

Please ONLY submit applications (CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the necessary criteria) to:

Closing date is Friday 25th November 2022.