Community Engagement Activator

  • Flexible
  • £12,000
  • A mixture of home-working and on-site at Midsteeple Quarter, Dumfries, when appropriate
  • Closing 20th May 2022

  • Advertised from 28th April 2022
  • Freelance basis. Contract length: Two years. Hours: Flexible but typically equivalent to two days per week.


Could you help take Midsteeple Quarter’s community engagement to the next level?

We are seeking to work with an energetic, enthusiastic person who loves working with people and developing new relationships to support the small but highly-motivated team behind one of Scotland’s most exciting community-led regeneration projects.

We exist to benefit the people in our community. Involving them is at the heart of what we do and we would like to work with someone who can help us organise our community engagement work and develop our programme of activities.

Working over two days a week, you would be expected to spend some of your time at Midsteeple Quarter in Dumfries. There will be elements of evening and weekend work, depending on the project’s requirements. As an organisation, we believe in flexible working.

Ideally, you will have a successful track record of working in community engagement - someone who is capable of working well independently as well as part of a team.

This is an exciting time in our story as we begin our first major phase of construction work on Dumfries High Street. The role is open to both direct applications from individuals and tender applications from organisations.

Full details about the role can be found in the Job Description below.

Application notes

Could this be you? To arrange an informal chat, please email

To apply, we require:

  • A CV / company profile – maximum two pages.
  • Why are you interested in this position? Maximum of 300 words.
  • A brief description of two recent projects / activities which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post.
  • Two referees.

Please apply by email to no later than 5pm on Friday 20th May.

The successful candidate or agency will be recruited on a freelance / contractor basis.

Midsteeple Quarter is the community benefit society bringing buildings in Dumfries High Street into community ownership and back into use as part of an ambitious regeneration programme. More details can be found at