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Community Project Worker – Men’s Shed

  • Part time
  • £21,712 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh & the Lothians
  • Closing 7th May 2021

  • Advertised from 20th April 2021
  • Contract: Fixed term until March 2023. Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week


As our Men’s Shed Community Project Worker, you will lead and collaborate on developing our Men’s Shed project in the Craigmillar community. As part of the community development team, you will work with colleagues both within and outwith Carr Gomm to meet your objectives of supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing in a way which builds both their capacity and that of the community.

You will support people, groups and volunteers, as required, in a person-centred way and in line with Carr Gomm’s values. The values are: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency; Joint Working and User Involvement.


Reporting to the Edinburgh Community Projects Manager, you will develop the project in the Craigmillar community, working with local people and groups with reference to the project plan whilst prioritising their needs:

  • You will work in the community to identify groups and individuals who are interested in getting involved in the Men’s Shed programme, working with them to set up projects if there is not one local to them, or to involve them in an existing programme if appropriate;
  • You will facilitate activities and events as required, or will support local people and volunteers to do this;
  • You will support local groups to build their capacity to develop Men’s Shed activities, offering training and skill-sharing where appropriate;
  • You will undertake monitoring and evaluation activities, as required by the Project Manager for example recording outcome feedback, writing case examples, keeping statistics;
  • You will contribute, as a member of the community development team, to discussions relating to achieving project outcomes as identified through project plans;

This outline is by no means exhaustive; it gives a flavour of the responsibilities and skills required.

What makes a great Community Project Worker?

You will have experience of working in communities, of engaging with local people, of planning and bringing projects to fruition. We also have an expectation of attitude - a proactive learner with a flair for engaging with, and relating to people; someone who is enthused by this project and shares our values. You will have to be creative, patient, positive and motivated with a wide range of skills to draw on. You must be a natural communicator with a gift for getting alongside vulnerable and isolated men - so you can build networks and links with local people and groups but successfully feedback information in multiple formats for managers to disseminate to funders.

Application notes

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Closing date: 7th May 2021.