Co-ordinator: Step by Step - Community Friendship Project

  • Part time
  • £19,090 pro-rata
  • Methil with frequent travel to Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes & Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th December 2018

  • Advertised from 5th December 2018
  • 22 hours per week. £12k per annum for 22 hours (full time salary £19,090 per annum) The project has secured funding until 31st March 2020.
  • 6% pension contribution.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our staff team to deliver on all aspects of a project for our charity.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, the national bereavement charity, will provide support to bereaved adults through an innovative project focused upon building community resilience. The project will allow participants the opportunity to form social and friendship networks which will in turn help with their wellbeing and combat factors such as loneliness.

The project in Fife has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund Improving Lives medium grant programme and aims to support 250 people across Fife.

The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the 4 existing friendship groups in Methil, Glenrothes and two in Kirkcaldy. This involves facilitation of the groups, recruiting volunteers to assist with the groups and liaising with the local community to promote the existence of the service,

Following from the successes of the existing groups in Fife, we have now secured further funding from the Scottish Government to set up a new group in Edinburgh. Therefore, the postholder will be required to create this new group and ensure effective delivery.

Candidates will require excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills to deliver on all aspects of this role. You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, partner agencies, funder and other key stakeholders.

The activities of the project will reduce isolation and loneliness of bereaved people, providing friendship groups that will share their experiences and support individuals develop confidence and help with individual well-being.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is: `12noon on Friday, 14th December 2018, with interviews being held on Monday, 17th December 2018 in Methil.

To request an application pack or further information, please contact Fiona Arnott-Barron, Operations Manager Email: or T: 01738 444178