Project Development Manager Post

4 Mar 2020 - 10:00

Please note this this position is now filled and to thanks to everyone for their interest in the post.

Shambellie House Trust are recruiting a Project Development Manager, who will have specific experience of working in the third sector, have a sound understanding of managing charities, community development and capital regeneration projects.

Hours of Work: Full Time (35 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed Term 2 years
Salary: £21,840 pro rata
Location: Mainly from home, with access to Shambellie House, New Abbey Reports to: Trustees of Shambellie House Trust

Shambellie House Trust was formally constituted in July 2015 as a result of a community campaign to retain Shambellie House and its grounds for community use. Our vision is “to develop Shambellie House into a centre for day and short residential courses celebrating the environment and culture of Dumfries and Galloway, connecting the centre to the wider community.”

To achieve our vision, we require the engagement of a Project Development Manager, who will have specific experience of working in the third sector, have a sound understanding of managing charities, community development and capital regeneration projects.

The role and responsibility of the Project Development Manager:

  • To take the business plan forward, working with partners, the community, practitioners, organisations and statutory bodies to develop the project.
  • To research, identify and secure funding for the capital redevelopment phase and to manage budgets.
  • To work with architects and building professionals and with the relevant authorities regarding the listing status of Shambellie House.
  • To maintain good communication with the community, to support volunteers and the voluntary Board, including governance.
  • To research possibilities for partnerships with other agencies and individuals, including the arts, crafts and education sector.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable communication skills, both in speech and in writing; be computer literate, especially in relation to MSWord; Excel; social media and the use of the internet for researching information. They will be friendly and approachable; positive and self- motivating, and have good interpersonal skills. The role includes meeting with trustees and other groups that will involve some evening and weekend working.

If you feel you have the skills please do get in touch to discuss the role.

For further details please contact The Chairman using the contact details below. Please apply in writing with a CV and covering letter, explaining why you believe you are the best fit for this job by no later than 5pm on 19th March 2020, to:

The Chairman, Shambellie House Trust, Shambellie House, New Abbey, DG2 8HQ chair.shambellie@gmail.com

07808 775901