Project Worker - Community Health

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th May 2022

  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • 12 hours per week for 12 months initially


EOTDT is a resident-led development trust which works to foster and nurture the development of a sustainable and cohesive community for the residents of Edinburgh Old Town. The Trust’s staff and team of local volunteers work to encourage and support community development, providing a range of education, training and wellbeing activities aimed at improving life for residents. EOTDT recently opened a community hub (The Crannie) to further the promotion of these activities. In response to Covid and lockdown in the community we are working to support better mental health and tackle isolation in the community.

Purpose of the role

  • Support the ‘Create and Connect’ Programme alongside the family and communities connector and develop a wider range of wellbeing specific activities at The Crannie community hub, developing peer support and activities
  • Deliver community health leader workshops and develop further group activities or action groups to tackle health concerns in the community
  • In partnership with Community Renewal, support delivery of the ‘Community Health Leader’ training course.

EOTDT is seeking an experienced person to use an asset-based approach to develop and lead a programme of wellbeing activities, peer support groups and training courses for local residents.

The Community Health Project Worker will be responsible for development and delivery of wellbeing activities, in partnership where appropriate, with a range of local organisations such as Community Renewal, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust etc as well as building, and maintaining partnerships with local organisations.

The activity programme will be based at The Crannie community hub but will involve working on an outreach basis across the Old Town area as appropriate.

Application notes

To apply for this role please send a C.V and a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of an A4 page) to explaining how you would carry out this role and how you meet the key competencies.

Closing date: Thursday 19th May.

We plan to hold interviews on the week starting 23rd May.

Expected start date: June 2022

This role is funded by the EVOC Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund.

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland no. 366198 and is registered as a Scottish Charity no. SC04296