Job Description

LOCATION:Wallyford Community Centre, Albert Place, Wallyford, EH21 8LE
SALARY:£18,577 – £20,220 per year
HOURS:35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay:  £10.18-£11.08

Temporary for 6 months
Core hours and days of work:
Mon, Tue & Thu 8.30am -1.30pm
Wed & Friday 8.30 am- 3.30pm
Plus additional hours to meet the needs of the service as required
There may be occasional Saturday working
From January there will be a requirements to work 3 evenings a week
To start ASAP

We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Development Assistant to join East Lothian’s Connected Communities team at Wallyford Community Centre.  Working within a busy community centre you will be involved in a range of tasks assisting with bookings, community groups, admin and day to day enquiries.  This is an excellent opportunity to support community members and groups to improve their health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and support an extremely valuable community resource.

Job Details

To support and assist in the day to day delivery of front line Connected Community service, in accordance with local and Council procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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