Vacancies:

Local Conversations Project Lead

Edinburgh (Muirhouse)

30 hours per week

£27,000 (pro-rata)

Apply with CV and covering letter explaining your motivation for applying and suitability for the role to: jill.mcmahon@communityrenewal.org.uk

Or post to:
Jill McMahon, Community Renewal, 31 Bingham Avenue, Edinburgh EH15 3HZ

Closes: Friday 13th September 2019 at 5:00pm

Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal currently operates in 5 neighbourhoods in Glasgow and Edinburgh but has plans to expand to other areas in Scotland including Ayrshire, Dundee and Dumfries. The current income of the organisation is just over £1m per annum.

Community Renewal has been supporting residents to lead a Local Conversation in Muirhouse since 2017. Local Conversations is a People’s Health Trust initiative, which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their community and take local action on issues that matter to them.

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local neighbourhoods to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each of the regional and country lotteries raising money through The Health Lottery, and distributes grants. peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

The purpose of the Local Conversations Project Lead is to take up the key role in the delivery of the Local Conversation in Muirhouse. The role requires effective and enabling leadership in supporting residents to design, develop, deliver and evaluate their Local Conversation. The Project Lead helps to ensure there are ongoing opportunities for everyone to be involved and that the project makes progress on the priorities defined by local people (‘Bringing the Community Together’, ‘The Environment’ and ‘Community Wellbeing’), as well as pursuing the broader company strategy of embedding existing projects within their respective neighbourhoods and supporting the development of new initiatives.

The postholder will support the Community Forum to lead the Local Conversation, as well as support people across the community to develop priority actions and projects. Experience of community development theory and practice is essential in this role.

A full Job Description is available for download: Local Conversations Project Lead Job Pack

 


 

Project Administrator (Next Step)

Edinburgh

35 hours per week

£18,000 – £20,000 (depending on experience)

Apply with CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: jill.mcmahon@communityrenewal.org.uk

Closes: Friday 13th September 2019 at 5:00pm

Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal leads a consortium which delivers the Edinburgh Targeted and Integrated Employment Service (ETIES) across Edinburgh, to support stages 4 – 5 of the Scottish Strategic Skills Pipeline. ETIES aims to help people in Edinburgh help themselves towards better working lives in well-paid jobs. Our target group is people unhappy with their low-paid or insecure work (including in “gig economy”) and people who are currently between jobs (i.e. less than 6 months unemployed).

The role of Project Administrator is to support the ETIES Project Lead(s) with all aspects of project administration including rigorously and accurately recording participant registrations, assessments, activities and outcomes using Caselink, the supervision of a small administration team and other general day-to-day office administration.

The role will combine effective leadership to ensure the project operates and deliver on targets, working collaboratively with consortium partners and other local partners as well as pursuing the broader company strategy of embedding existing projects within their respective neighbourhoods and supporting in the development of new initiatives.

 

A full Job Description is available for download: Project Administrator Job Pack