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Dumfries or Stranraer with hybrid working and travel, DG1 4ZZ
£32,100 FTE
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people & communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced leader in the third sector to join us as we shape our new strategy and recommit to supporting a strong third sector across Dumfries and Galloway.

Based: Dumfries or Stranraer with hybrid working and travel

As the Lead for Communities and Sector Support, you will lead a team of development officers, support officers and coordinators whose roles include building sector capacity, collaboration, leadership, good governance, sustainability, planning and volunteering.

You will lead the development of Locality Hubs as part of the Community Planning Partnership and work with partners in the local authority, NHS and others on priorities such as Place Planning and Safer Communities.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, you will also have active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience in a programme or leadership role within the third sector and bring a strong understanding of challenges and opportunities facing the sector in Scotland.

You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in community and locality working and will bring a focus on evidence, insights and learning to influence change and build confidence in us.

The post is a two-year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend or make permanent, all subject to funding.

To view or download a full job description, please click this link.

To view or download a job applicant pack, please click this link.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Head of Operations, Claire Brown, on 0300 3038558.

To apply, please click the How to Apply link. You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV tailored for the role, alongside a supporting statement sharing why you believe we’d be a great match. The statement should be no longer than two sides of A4 and should clearly set out your skills and experience aligned to the role.

If this is not possible and you would like another format, please contact Natalie Anderson (Head of Business Support) on 03003038558.