Community Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • The post is based in The Muir Hub in Muir of Ord
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

  • Advertised from 6th July 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week, some evening and weekend work required.


Accountable to: The Trust Board

Direct Report/ Support: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employment Status: One Year fixed term


We are looking for a highly organised person with excellent people skills for the role of Community Development Manager for the Muir of Ord Development Trust while the postholder is on maternity leave. The Trust was established in 2011 taking ownership of key community assets such as The Muir of Ord Village Hall and The Muir Hub (previously a derelict old school building).

Our aims are to advance community development, including urban and rural regeneration, advance environmental protection or improvement, the prevention or relief of poverty and the advancement of health and education.

Our key focus is to provide recreational facilities and activities to benefit the whole community. We provide comprehensive year-round access to our facilities and a wide-ranging programme of activities for all. We’re working across our community and the wider Highland network to improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of individuals & groups and to increase and strengthen a sense of community.

About the role:

This is a really varied job, and an integral role in the success and development of The Trust. You will use your experience in community and partnership working to ensure the smooth running and management of the Trust’s community facilities as well as providing effective team leadership, line management & support to all other staff and volunteers. Your role will include developing initiatives with partner agencies, encouraging broad community participation and use of the venue’s facilities and services. This is a hands-on role working with the community to support and develop established local interest groups and activities as well as nurturing and developing new ideas put forward.

Application notes

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

Documents: To download application pack please visit

Downloads - Application Form & Job description

You can find more about The Trust at our website and for an informal chat about the job, please contact Hannah MacSween by email on

Closing date: 5pm, Monday the 2nd of August 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 17th of August 2021