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Council Offices Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1NY
£39,476 - £43,832 per year pro rata
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Community Learning and Development

Community Learning and Development Officer (2 posts)

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2024 (potential extension depending on funding)
£39,476 - £43,832 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distance Islands Allowance)

An opportunity has arisen within the existing Community Learning and Development team for a dynamic individual with a passion for supporting learners and working successfully with partners in communities.

We are looking to recruit a Community Learning and Development Officer to continue the work of the service to promote, develop and deliver local learning and development opportunities in line with identified need and national priorities and to build sustained partnerships between the community, voluntary and public agencies to address community needs.

The successful candidate will work to initiate, plan and lead activities that deliver high quality community learning opportunities. They will assist the Community Learning team in providing learning and development opportunities for learners that will improve educational attainment, address educational and social disadvantage and support adults and young people to make positive changes to their lives and in the lives of their communities. The successful candidate will be required to vary the focus of their work between adults and young people as directed by the service manager, but in the immediate future, will be focused on the Adult Learning and Community Development areas of the service.

The post holder will be required to have experience of working with adults and young people in Community Learning and Development settings and have experience and understanding of planning, delivering and evaluating a range of activities, programmes and initiatives.

Candidates should hold a degree or equivalent level qualification in Community Learning and Development, Youth Work or Community Work and hold professional registration as a Member of the CLD Standards Council for Scotland or work towards achieving registration within 6 months of appointment.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

The post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Kerry Spence, Service Manager (Community Learning, Development & Employability), on 01856 873535 Extension 2425, or by email: 

Closing Date: Sunday 2 July 2023

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.

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