Compassionate Community Builder

22.5 hours per week (Flexible hours)

Fixed term 2 years from January 2023

Salary: Band 4 £23,709 - £25,982 per annum, pro rata

Reference Number: 2211617

Strathcarron Hospice are actively supporting the development of ‘Compassionate Communities’ which can enable local neighbourhoods to support people to live well, age well, die well and grieve well.    

With support from the National Lottery Community Fund we have an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced Community Builder to work at neighbourhood level in the Fallin community within Forth Valley.  

Working alongside key partners i.e. existing services, third sector organisations, community groups and individuals, and using an Asset Based Community Development approach, you will support the building of connected and caring communities that enable people with deteriorating health and their carers to live well right up to the end of life.   

We are looking for someone who is confident, inquisitive, resourceful and courageous, driven by the joy of connection. You will be able to spot an opportunity and provide the right conditions for it to develop and flourish. You will be patient and reflective, acknowledging that change happens within communities at the speed of trust. These attributes will enable you to grow community capacity, weave relationships and help local people create positive change and build a compassionate community. 

You must have excellent listening skills, be able to communicate with a diverse range of people and thrive on social networking.  Ideally you will be educated to HNC level in a relevant field and have a track record of successful asset based community development work.  

This role necessitates flexible working (day/ evening/ weekends) and some travel. A car and a driving licence are essential. 

The post holder will be subject to a check by Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. 

This post is funded by a grant from National Lottery Community Fund. 

For further information, please contact Susan High, Community Development Co-ordinator on [email protected]

Application packs are available to download below or by contacting Nicola Griffin, HR Coordinator on 01324 826222 or email [email protected]

2210617 compassionate community builder

Application form 2022

Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2022

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th December 2022