At SCDC we believe communities matter.

Established thirty years ago as a partnership between the Community Development Foundation and the University of Glasgow, SCDC became an independent charity in Scotland in 2009, designated as the lead national organisation for community development.

Over the past decade and more, we have worked hard to establish ourselves as an authority on community development theory and practice. We work with and alongside communities and with community practitioners, and we use the knowledge and experience we gain to help shape national policy.

Purpose of the post

We are now looking for a new Director to help lead SCDC into its next decade of development. If you are passionate about democracy, social justice and community empowerment, this is your opportunity to make a difference to people and communities across Scotland.

You will be knowledgeable about the policy and practice environment for community development in Scotland and experienced in running an organisation with multiple funding streams and an income generation model. You will be skilled in leading a team to deliver on our mission and in working with the Board of Directors to implement our strategic vision. You will have highly developed communication skills and you will be comfortable in working with a range of different stakeholders.

Application notes

If you are interested in applying, please visit

For further information on the post and the application process, there will be an online information event on 21 June 2022 from 5 to 5.45pm. Please contact for joining instructions. Please note that this event can be attended anonymously.

Salary: £64,435

Closing date: 12 midday on Wednesday 6 July 2022

First stage interviews will be held on 4 August 2022 at SCDC offices in Glasgow.

If second stage interviews are required, they will be held week beginning 8 August 2022.