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Tranent Area Office The George Johnstone Centre 35 Winton Place Tranent, EH33 1AE
£49,108 - £55,294 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £26.91 - £30.30

Temporary until 2nd June 2025.
Days and Hours of Work:
To be confirmed with candidate, to meet the needs of the service.
Days of work are negotiable, flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.

We are looking for a passionate and committed Connected Communities Manager to tackle the impacts of poverty and inequality in our Connected Communities team in Fa'side. This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference, by connecting with other services, Elected Members, communities and a range of local partners and stakeholders, to work in a collective and cohesive manner to address our challenges. You will lead a small and enthusiastic team helping to identify and tackle challenges and local priorities contained in the Council Plan, the Fa'side Area Partnership plan and the Community Learning and Development Plan. You will engage with communities to empower and work preventively to help reduce inequalities and tackle the impacts of poverty.

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us).  Any current employee wishing to apply for this temporary post as a secondment should discuss it with their current line manager in the first instance.

Job Details

In support of East Lothian’s ‘growth’ agenda, take a lead role by managing and co ordinating community links in an allocated geographic area, supporting community capacity building and cohesion to make a demonstrable difference to achieving the Council and Community Partnership’s desired community outcomes.

Enabling the development of strong local networks and links with key Council services, including schools, strategic partners (e.g. Police and Health) and community organisations to work as effectively as possible to deliver positive outcomes and help reduce inequalities.

Ensuring robust governance and support for the local Area Partnership and Community Councils, to develop, implement and monitor Area Plan priorities in line with the Council’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) commitments and in accordance with Council policies and procedures. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to Degree level in relevant discipline (eg Community Development) and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Evidence of a commitment to Continual Professional Development. 

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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