Hours: 2 days per week
Holidays: 5.6 weeks pro rata (includes public holidays)
Special conditions: Flexible including occasional evening and weekend work (notice will be given)
Role: Permanent after probation period (6 months)
Key purposes of the post:
To deliver a range of projects within the locale of Lesmahagow and obtain necessary grants to assist in this work.
Assess the feasibility of suggested projects
Develop a strategy for delivering the projects
Obtain funding to assist with the projects
Deliver agreed projects
Work in partnership with relevant organisations to assist in the delivery of the projects
To network and represent LDT in order to maximise the benefits to the community of Lesmahagow.
Assess the requirements of the community on a regular basis
Main Administration tasks:
Complete relevant administrative tasks
Provide regular monitoring and management information as required by the Trustees
Contribute to the publication of material for trust members and the wider community.
Keep up to date with current happenings within the third sector through journals and personal training. To a level expected of a professional within a similar role.
Attend regular board meetings and provide updates to the Board of Trustees
Comply with organisation procedures and polices
Undertake any other duties agreed with the board
Maintain the confidentiality of the role
LDT is committed to equal opportunities, anti-discrimination and anti-oppressive policy and practice. No one we have contact with may be discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age or impairment. This policy applies to job applicants, employees, volunteers and service users.
All jobs are subject to change from time to time and this job description will be reviewed regularly. The description is a guide and should not be taken to mean only these duties are applicable.
The post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.
The post is expected to be permanent subject to funding availability.
Overtime requires to be agreed in advance and will be paid at basic rate.
Monthly trust meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7pm
Due to the location a car and driving licence will be essential
Qualifications & education
Educated to Scottish higher or equivalent standard Desirable
Computer literate (Microsoft office applications) Essential
Experience of working with a diverse range of communities Essential
Experience of delivering projects Essential
Experience of writing successful funding applications Essential
Experience of report writing Essential
Experience of liaising with a wide range of stakeholders Essential
Experience of working in the voluntary & community sector Desirable
Experience of writing business and development plans Desirable
Experience of working in a business environment Desirable
Experience of working within a semi-rural community Desirable
Knowledge, skills & abilities
Knowledge of funding available Essential
Ability to deal with conflict and challenge Essential
Able to deliver projects/work within time and on budget Essential
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills Essential
Excellent planning and organisational skills Essential
Ability to prioritise tasks Essential
Ability to work with a wide range of people and agencies Essential
Excellent numeracy skills Essential
Ability to work on multiple projects Essential
Knowledge of basic planning requirements (local & National) Desirable
Ability to help in the development of the job role Desirable
Understand the landscape of the voluntary/community sector Desirable
Availability to attend some evening/weekend meetings Essential
Availability to attend conferences/events throughout the UK Essential
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