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Link Up Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,206
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2020

  • Advertised from 8th July 2020
  • 39 hours per week. Fixed Term to June 2021 (with potential for renewal, subject to funding)
  • LU201


Are you someone who wants to be instrumental in delivering lasting social change for communities?

Do you believe the ingredients for that change already lie in our communities in the shape of the passions, strengths, skills, knowledge and interests of local people? If you do, and have the self-belief to enable this change whatever the barriers, we would love to hear from you.

Thistle Foundation is host to Link Up in Craigmillar (locally known as Connecting Craigmillar). We are looking for a talented Community Development Worker to lead this community-led project in an assets-based and trauma-skilled manner. Operating from our base in Craigmillar (Edinburgh), Connecting Craigmillar is one of nine projects in Inspiring Scotland’s ground-breaking community development and wellbeing Link Up Programme.

Open to all, Link Up aims to create an environment where people in the community can come together to design and participate in new experiences that they want (e.g. cooking, gardening, arts & crafts). It aims to build new, and strengthen existing social connections in the community and at the same time, develop the confidence and self-esteem of the people involved. These are the fundamentals on which people are able to affect positive change for themselves, their family and their community.

The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of working for an organisation that develops and inspires best practice in supporting people to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing in a holistic way. You will benefit from also being part of Inspiring Scotland’s Link Up programme, supported by one of their Performance Advisors, and be part of a close network of Link Up workers.

On top of this, Thistle Foundation provides excellent training and an outstanding benefits package.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Noon on Friday 31st July 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th August 2020.