Job: Operational Development Manager, Upper Eskdale Development Group – Monday June 15

As an experienced, flexible and motivated Operational and Development Manager, your role would be to have an overview of the workings of Eskdalemuir Community Hub and the needs of the community, with the aim of fulfilling those needs through optimizing the use of the UEDG and its facilities.

Ideally you should have some previous experience in community projects, demonstrable capability in community engagement, project delivery, leadership, and an excellent communicator with influencing / negotiation skills.

The post holder should also be confident, self-motivated and able to work with members of the community at all levels without supervision.

Operational and Development Manager: Job Summary

1. Proactively manage day-to-day operations of all facilities, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Eskdalemuir Community Hub.

2. Taking the results of the recent Survey, coordinate the development of any projects found to be needed, in order to improve the conditions of the community and ensure the UEDG continues to meet their needs and wishes.

3. Promote the area and the facilities at the Hub to a wider audience, building partnerships with local tourism and heritage groups and an increased number and types of groups of users in order to increase the footfall through the Hub and improve on its sustainability.

4. Make applications from grant providers, as needed.

Application closing date:  June 15. Target recruitment date:  July 15. Interview date:  to be arranged.

Location:  Eskdalemuir Community Hub. Salary:  £25Kpa gross, This includes pension scheme & national insurance.

Contract length:  12 months, with possible extension. Part-time Contract:  When and if business returns to normal, the hours will be 30 on average per week.  Until that time, hours per week will be negotiable.

Probation period review:  3 months from start date.

The funding of this position has been approved by ANCBC and The Robertson Trust.  The successful candidate will report to the board of the Upper Eskdale Development Group.

Attachments:  Job Description, Personal Specifications and Application form.