Community Development Manager, Highland – HGH16892

Job Description

Post Title: Community Development Manager
Location: Highland
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: £51,961 – £56,856 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: Dot Ferguson
E-mail: dot.ferguson@highland.gov.uk
David Haas Tel: 07799 072061
Helen Ross Tel: 01408 635215

Job Purpose: To co-ordinate and manage activity to deliver the team’s functional priorities:

  • Area Committee Support and delivery of Corporate Priorities
  • Community Involvement and Development
  • Poverty, Equality and Inequality
  • Partnerships

To manage activity related to the implementation of the Community Empowerment Act and the Council’s ‘Placed Based approach’, including leadership within Community Partnerships, co-ordinating the Council’s role in place planning and empowering communities to take forward and deliver local priorities.

The post holder will also provide support within the organisation, directly to elected Members through support of Area Committees and to wider Council services through the co-ordination of cross-service projects and provision of advice and guidance on key local community issues.

The post will be part of the Community Support and Engagement team and will work across the West and Mid area. The post holder will work as part of the wider area-based team to manage projects and activity across the area

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Educated to degree level or relevant professional qualification OR Demonstrate evidence of degree level of educational ability through experience of working in an equivalent job role.

Driving licence and/or access to personal transport.

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