Employment Opportunity


Closing Date 14th of June 6pm. Please forward a covering letter outlining key experience and a CV to office@dunvegantrust.co.uk .

Community Hub Project Officer (PO)–overview

The Project Officer will support the DCT by helping to establish and deliver The Gaeltec Community Hub Project. The key focus is to oversee the establishment of the project,, moving these to completion / desired outcome, as agreed by Trustees. The PO will work effectively alongside with local groups, key stakeholders and to explore funding opportunities alongside the Development Officer, with ongoing community engagement, reporting back to the Trust and our funders.

The position will report into the Chair, but it is envisaged the PO will work alongside the Trustees, the Development Officer and the Admin Officer and other roles that may be added in the future.

Contract hours & value:

Payment for the contract will be dependent on relevant experience, based on approximately 18.75 hours per week, on a 9-month contract, including a 4.5-month review of performance to deliverables / break clause. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed with valid receipts. We are flexible on the times and days of work and it is envisaged the successful candidate will work from home, with regular access / visits to Dunvegan.

Objectives of the role:

  • Delivery of the hub project as a whole
  • Facilitating sub-groups and developing projects within the hub such as Tool Library/ Childcare/ Community Gym
  • Financial management of project budget
  • Funding support, including research and applications
  • Community engagement, local & regional community groups
  • Marketing the facilities to the community including local businesses
  • Reporting to Trust / community / funders / key stakeholder
  • Establish an effective working collaboration with the Development Officer

Project Officer – desirable competencies

Education & Experience:

  • Proven experience in project management, project delivery including financial capability & stakeholder management.
  • Experience within non-profit groups, community development activities, ideally delivering community projects.
  • Local knowledge / experience of the challenges faced by rural communities.
  • Some experience of Facilities Management and the statutory requirements

Specific skills:

  • Strong technical ability to use a variety of applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or equivalent.
  • The ability to set targets, deadlines, and budget, through open discussion and in agreement with the Trustees.
  • Negotiating skills required for source contractors / partners to best fit projects, managing the project and to budget.
  • High standard of written and spoken English and confident presentation skills, with confidence to compose updates to share to community / funders / stakeholders via email, web, and social media.
  • Sound problem-solving skills and an effective communicator.
  • Flexibility to update Trustees / community during out of hours times e.g., occasional evenings / weekends when required.
  • Financial acumen with competence to liaise with the Trust’s external accountancy support, providing full details of project funding / budgets.
  • Working knowledge of social media and other communication platforms.
  • Knowledge of the local Dunvegan area, Isle of Skye, and Scotland’s Highlands & Islands.

Personal characteristics:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good communicator, capable of providing succinct and timely updates.
  • 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.