Project Officer Job Vacancy

Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT) is seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual to the post of Project Officer for the Realising Affordable Rural Homes (RARH) project, which is funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Based in Thornhill, the Trust is a Registered Charity that works with rural communities in Dumfries and Galloway to identify and address local affordable housing needs as part of wider rural regeneration. The post will provide direct support to a number of ongoing and new community-led housing projects.

Preferably educated to degree level or with demonstrable relevant experience, the successful applicant will ideally have a knowledge of rural housing issues and experience in working with community groups and/or in community development and a strong track record in engagement across a broad range of stakeholders. Experience of the planning and delivery of affordable housing would be beneficial.

This full-time post (£25k pa) is initially for a 12 month period, with the possibility of being extended, subject to funding.

This post was previously advertised in March 2017. Previous applicants need not reapply.

For an informal discussion on the post, telephone Mike Staples, Chief Executive, on 01848 332516. For a Job Description and Application Form (which must be submitted to apply), please email Sheila Adams at or telephone 01848 332516.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22 May 2017 at 12 noon.

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