Job Opportunity – Community Development Manager – 3 year contract

Job Opportunity

Job Title:                             Community Development Manager  
Employer:                           West Harris Trust
Location:                             Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
Contract Type:                 3 years Fixed Term from May 2023
Hours:                                   37.5 hours per week
Salary:                                 £28,000 per annum plus 6% employers’ pension contribution

This post is part funded by the Scottish Governments’ Investing in Communities Fund.

Job Purpose

The West Harris Trust (WHT) is seeking to recruit an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong management and organisational skills to drive forward ambitious developments as identified in the WHT Strategic Plan 2022-26, which aims to develop a demographically balanced and economically active community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities are detailed below.

  • Undertake extensive community consultation, ensuring that the project is representative of community views and ambitions.
  • Through community engagement and consultation with local groups, businesses and other stakeholders, devise a project strategy to realise our ambitions and vision.
  • Liaise with relevant agencies and professionals to support the delivery of project outcomes.
  • Produce feasibility studies, business plans and other documents as necessary.
  • Identify funding sources for agreed projects and complete funding applications.
  • Oversee project delivery, including awarding of contracts and budget management.
  • Any other task to further the aims and objectives of the project.

How to Apply

For a copy of the job description please visit the links below where you’ll also find a copy of the WHT Strategic Plan 2022-26.

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to by 12pm Friday 24th March 2023.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling 01859 503 900.

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