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Anstruther Improvements Association - Community Development Worker
Post: Community Development Worker
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
Hours: Hours to be negotiated, but no less than 0.5 FTE (where FT = 37 hour week)
Contract type: Fixed term (3 years, following a 3-month probationary period).
Location: Dreel Halls, High Street West, Anstruther KY10 3DJ but also home working
Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA) is a community-led, membership SCIO based in Anstruther, whose vision is to build a thriving and resilient community, improving Anstruther for all. It provides a range of community events and activities, manage floral displays, give out small grants and own and operate Dreel Halls, the only community space in Anstruther Wester.
The AIA has received a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund for a part-time community development worker for three years. The community development worker will play a significant role in achieving the AIA’s vision, making the community stronger, more resilient and more independent. They will push forward the organisation’s general strategy to meet the needs of the Anstruther community and make sure that the AIA operates in a joined-up way with other organisations in Anstruther. Using the AIA’s assets, their activity should ensure that local residents experience greater wellbeing, feel more connected to their community and feel supported to take action and make things happen.
Applicants must have a track record in successful asset-based-community-development community building, with experience delivering and supporting inspiring and appealing community activity. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate their excellent communication and engagement skills. Other necessary skills and experience include: volunteer management, budgeting, organisational, time management, team working, IT, planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation. AIA's ideal candidate should be flexible, adaptable, creative and able to respond to changing contexts. While comfortable working at a senior level, they must also be willing to deal with the variety of tasks that arise when they are the only employee and often working alone.