Compassionate Community Builder

  • Part time
  • £22,152 – £24,258 pro-rata
  • Denny, Alva & Killin and surrounding villages
  • Closing 21st October 2019

  • Advertised from 4th October 2019
  • Fixed term 3 years. 20 hours per week (Annualised hours).
  • 1910464


Strathcarron Hospice are actively supporting the development of ‘Compassionate Communities’ which can enable local neighbourhoods to support people to live well, age well, die well and grieve well.

With support from the National Lottery Community Fund we have an exciting opportunity to appoint 3 experienced Community Builders to work at a neighbourhood level in specific communities within Forth Valley. The 3 communities this project will include are:

  • Denny and surrounding villages
  • Alva and surrounding villages
  • Killin and surrounding villages

Working alongside key partners i.e. existing services, third sector organisations, community groups and individuals, you will support the building of connected and caring communities that enable people with deteriorating health and their carers to live well right up to the end of life.

We are looking for someone who is confident, kind, resourceful, courageous.. You will need to have an ability to see an opportunity and provide the right conditions for it to develop and flourish. This will enable you to grow capacity, weave relationships and help local people create positive change and build up a compassionate community.

You must have excellent listening skills, be able to communicate with a diverse range of people and thrive on social networking. You must be educated to HNC level in a relevant field and have a track record of successful asset based community development work.

This role necessitates flexible working (day/ evening/ weekends) and a considerable amount of travel. Therefore a car and clean driving licence are essential.

The post holder will be subject to a check by Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

This post is funded by a grant from National Lottery Community Fund.

For further information, please contact Susan High, Community Development Co-ordinator on

Application notes

Application packs are available to download from or contact Nicola Griffin, HR Coordinator on 01324 826222 or email

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019

Interviews will be held on: Monday 28th October 2019