Outside the Box is looking for a Community Development Adviser to help us develop and expand our work with people and communities.
If you would like to be part of a creative and enterprising community development organisation, working across Scotland and alongside communities and people who want to make a difference, this role could be for you.
Our vision is inclusive and welcoming communities, where people’s contributions are valued, welcomed and supported. We recognise people’s experiences, the barriers and inequalities they face, and work alongside them to identify practical approaches for change that build on people’s skills.
We use a human rights-based approach in all our work to promote respect, dignity and equality. Find out more at otbds.org
Some examples of the work we are currently involved in are
• Working in Clydebank with a Syrian refugee women’s support group.
• Developing peer support for families who are experiencing social isolation or other challenges, including where a parent has mental health problems.
• Working with older people and older people’s groups exploring what equalities and rights look like in everyday lives and communities.
• Borders Buddies supports people to reconnect and return to doing things they enjoyed before but which, due to the pandemic or ill health or other factors they have stopped doing.
• In Moray we are working alongside coastal communities supporting people to get involved in community led activity around their passions and interests.
• Carrying out inclusive evaluations for projects, organisations and community groups that tell people’s stories and show the difference they make to people and communities.
• Developing and taking part in creative community engagement activities and events
Our work is not limited to these topics and all staff contribute to identifying and developing new opportunities.
This post may be covered by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups or Disclosure arrangements. All staff may be required to have PVG clearance at any time, and failure to secure clearance is grounds for dismissal.
We have an office base in Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow. We offer hybrid and home working.
We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background.
We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation
A full Job Description including applications details is available for download below.
The closing date for applications is at 5 pm on Monday 27 March