Role: Community Engagement Co-Ordinator Location: Kirkcaldy
Contract: Temporary (18 months) funded by Creative Scotland Salary: £29,245 - £36,547 (Grade FC07) Hours: Full-time (36 hours per week)
Closing date: Monday 17 July 2023 (12:00) Interview dates: Monday 03 and Tuesday 04 August 2023 at the Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly.
OnFife is Fife’s largest cultural organisation and specialises in making jaws drop, hearts warm, eyes light up, and imaginations run wild. It works with a huge range of partners, artists, and creatives and its spaces are some of Fife’s favourite places. An ambitious leadership-oriented charity, it's built on strong values, and those values make them who they are – Fearless, Inviting, Fair and Exciting.
OnFife is a Real Living Wage employer and offers a local government pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities. If you need to travel for work, it can provide pool cars if you’re near head office or pay travel expenses so you are not out of pocket. You can also access discounted gym/swim memberships and other employee benefits.
You will support the Head of Creative Development in developing and delivering a long-term commitment to community engagement- based on the Of/By/For All Relevance approach- across three pilot areas in Fife: Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth and Lochgelly. You will ensure communities are engaged and supported to have their say about services and issues that affect them, ensuring that their views and perspectives inform OnFife's local service delivery.
You will identify and act on opportunities for meaningful engagement and co-creation that bring audiences into OnFife venues and connect them with services. You will support a core team of staff taking part in community engagement training, leading the development of a framework for community-based relevance using learnings from the training and your own experience to spread effective community involvement practices across OnFife.
As the remit of this role is spread between Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Levenmouth, you need to be able to travel to these locations regularly.
You will understand the value of relevance-based work and be experienced in either community engagement, youth work, social work or audience development. You will be used to multitasking in a creative project management environment, as well as creating exciting and engaging programmes that meet the needs of communities. You'll be organised and motivated and enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently. You will be confident in communicating with a wide range of people and using a variety of tools to do so.
How to apply
If you would like more information before applying, contact Dan Brown, Head of Creative Development for an informal chat.
When you are ready to apply, please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return these to the HR team.