Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • Circa £20,000 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 30th July 2021

  • Advertised from 7th July 2021
  • Pay: circa £20,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses in connection with carrying out the post. The role has flexible working conditions, is offered on a freelance basis, is part-time (approx. 75-80 hours per month) and a 12 month fixed term contract.


About Stow Community Trust

Stow Community Trust (SCT) is a dynamic Borders based community development trust and not for profit organisation affiliated to Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS). We exist to invigorate and develop social, cultural, and economic opportunities for the benefit of the villages of Stow and Fountainhall in the north of the Borders .

Our Work involves

  • Pursuing community projects involving close partnership with other community groups and statutory organisations.
  • Successfully developing the Stow Station House project creating a community and visitor focal point for the villages and providing a bar/eating place, community facilities and a bike hub.
  • Constantly seeking out new community openings and enterprises to improve the quality of life for residents.

Job Role

In conjunction with the Community Council we are seeking a motivated and innovative person to build upon the community engagement work taken place to date, and to co-design and assist with the early implementation of a community action plan identifying and prioritising community needs and projects.

This post will lead an exciting and comprehensive community engagement exercise with all stakeholders - statutory organisations, local businesses, and community organisations along with the maximum reach number of residents of all ages and diversity including hard to reach groups. The programme is ambitious and a ground-breaking participatory process to build the capacity of the communities of Stow and Fountainhall in taking action implementing community change and pursuing new opportunities. It will inform the community action plan and ongoing developments and the transition to more community led ways of working.

The successful community development worker will be an enthusiastic postholder with a high profile and visibility across the village localities. They will be skilled in community led development and be familiar with agile ways of working. As an empowering worker they will provide effective communication and organisations skills.

Application notes

To download a role profile and person spec specification please see below.

Please submit applications by CV and a covering letter explaining your interest, skills , experience, suitability and reasons for applying for the role to by 5:00pm on Friday the 30th July 2021.