Job Vacancy (filled)

Community Development Officer (Part Time)

The trust is looking to support potential community development opportunities, requiring the engagement of a part-time Community Development Officer. It is proposed that the development officer’s role is focussed on the research of potential future projects, local groups, funding opportunities to co-support future projects, community engagement around any identified projects alongside reporting back to the board and Falck Renewables.

The ideal candidate would be able to carry out the role working on a self-employed basis and will be responsible for their own national insurance, income tax and pension arrangements. While the position requires liaison with individual board members and clerk of the Trust, the position will be “line managed” by the Chair.

Payment for the contract will be £15p/hr based on 18.75 hours per week, 6-month contract (£29,250 pro-rata), based on a 7.5-hour day. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed when accompanied with valid receipts.

Applications should be sent electronically to Dunvegantrust1@gmail.com with reference ‘DCT/CDO’ and should include a detailed CV, a short statement indicating why the applicant believes they are best suited to carry out the contract and examples of any other relevant experience.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 13th December 2019. The Trust reserves the right to re-advertise the position, if a suitable candidate is not found.


Community Development Officer - Desirable competencies

Education & Experience:

Strong understanding of project management

Understanding of or proven experience of conducting research directly within a community, or non-profit audience

Proven experience in managing projects, including budget management & stakeholder management

Preferred experience within non-profit fundraising, community development activities, ideally contributing towards local projects / groups

Experience preparing reports / feedback / presenting ideas to an audience


Specific skills:

Experience using computers for a variety of tasks

IT literacy ability to use Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Good standard of written and spoken English and confident presentation skills

Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms

Knowledge of the local Dunvegan area


Personal characteristics:

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Self-motivated, passionate about making a difference, proactive can-do attitude

Ability to complete projects in a timely manner

Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude to maintain positive relationships

Capacity to work with a diverse range of people, groups and organisations.


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