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Project Worker (Older Persons’ Service)

  • Full time
  • £21,084 – £24,859
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 12th March 2020

  • Advertised from 6th March 2020
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Fixed-Term for 1 year with possibility of extension dependent on funding. 37.5 hours per week. Monday to Friday with flexibility required to meet the needs of the service.


At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

Our main aim for this job role is to find a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Worker to join our Older Persons Service which promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people. This involves providing 1-1 volunteer befriending in peoples own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for members and carers through our drop in social cafes. The Project Worker will be given autonomy and will be responsible for their own workload, daily decision making and be expected to work with minimum supervision.

The purpose of the job is to recruit, train and support volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become actively engaged and included within their communities. A key part of the role is maximizing user involvement and choice whilst promoting and developing innovative practice.

We’re looking for a highly motivated and engaging Project Worker who will provide regular support, guidance and training to volunteers and a small staff team. They will be an excellent communicator who is able to develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

You will need:

  • Relevant qualification in Volunteer management, e.g. City and Guilds Level 3 Management of Volunteers
  • Experience of co-ordinating and supervising a team
  • Ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers
  • Knowledge and understanding the voluntary sector and volunteering initiatives
  • Experience delivering community projects
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes and knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure project is effective

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack on ouronline recruitment portal.

Our company

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 12 March 2020

Interview Date: Friday 20 March 2020 at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy.

To find out more and to apply, please visit our recruitment portal:

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.