Community Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,419 – £34,213
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th August 2022

  • Advertised from 21st July 2022


Join a Team of Passionate People Transforming Lives Across the North East

No matter what your job is at shmu, everyone’s work is about the same thing – transforming the lives of individuals and communities across North East Scotland. We are looking for an exceptional, innovative, community minded individual to join our team as our Community Development Manager; a pivotal leadership role within our organisation that will play a key role in supporting our programmes to re-energise our communities across the North East.

We passionately believe in supporting people to expand their horizons and achieve their full potential. Our approach, methods, projects and initiatives are nationally recognised, positioning us as a centre of excellence for the work we do.

This approach also applies to our staff team. We believe in supporting the members of our team to achieve their full potential and offer:

  • support to undertake relevant training and qualifications
  • regular support and supervision
  • flexible working hours and a TOIL system
  • initial paid holiday entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of any public/bank holidays which you may choose to request)
  • a company sick pay scheme, effective from the first day of employment
  • a stakeholder pension, with an annually reviewed employer contribution (currently 4%)
  • a hybrid/office occasional working model to allow for working from home.

We appreciate the importance of good mental health and wellbeing amongst our team and strive to provide a working environment which supports people to achieve this.

We are also committed to supporting the wellbeing of all those who engage with our services - hear more about the impact of our work in this area in this short film

Our work has always involved supporting disadvantaged communities and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of inclusion and creating opportunities for all. Through our community media outlets, we provide unparalleled access to community media opportunities, training and support for our volunteers, based primarily in the regeneration areas of Aberdeen.

Collectively, our platforms provide opportunities for underrepresented voices to be heard, while developing a range of new skills. The initiative creates an engaging and inclusive process for community members to produce content which accurately reflects their lives, share information with other residents, while holding those in power to account.

Our projects combine to create a wide range of benefits for individuals and communities, fostering a spirit of engagement and partnership working, developing transferrable skills in participants and contributing towards increased social capital.

Our Community Development Manager will play a key role within the organisation, working alongside the Chief Executive to design, manage and coordinate all strategic and operational aspects of all community engagement and outreach services across the organisation.

The postholder will lead on the development and implementation of our Community Development & Engagement Strategy, including a review of all our existing community services and engagement with a range of our community partners, and play a key role in ensuring the impact of our community development work is recognised and valued.

This short film offers further insight into the role and what it's like to work at shmu

Application notes

If you would like to apply for this post, please take time to read through the documents below and complete the application form - CVs will not be considered.

Alternatively, please contact Aynsley for further information or an application pack;

Closing date for applications is midnight on 14th August 2022.