Cupar Development Trust is currently recruiting for a Development Officer (Part time 25 hours p/w)

Cupar Development Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual for the post of Development Officer.  You will provide professional support and advice to CDT’s Board, Sub-Committees, Staff, and Volunteers, and work with other organisations with which CDT is collaborating in pursuit of key activities across Cupar & District.

In this exciting role, working in conjunction with the Projects and Administration Officer, you will have crucial input on the delivery of CDT’s five Key Activities across Cupar and District:

  • Planning and implementing selected projects
  • Supporting the efforts of groups and individuals to bring about community improvement
  • Building partnerships with agencies able to access resources to intervene in community development.
  • Promoting community capacity building.
  • Initiating and supporting social enterprise.

The Development Officer will provide professional support and advice to CDT’s Board, Sub-Committees, Staff, and Volunteers, and to work with other organisations with which CDT is collaborating in pursuit of the activities stated above.

Period: Initially until 31/03/2024, up to 1 years extension subject to Scottish Government’s annual funding confirmation.

Clean driving licence required

A list of illustrative tasks for the Development Officer role is available on the full job description. Please contact for a full job description and application form.


About the role

Role type: part-time

Job type: temporary

Salary: £30000 pro-rata

Start date: 01/08/2023

Travel required: yes

Travel requirement: Role is mainly a home working position. Travel to occasional meetings in and around Cupar will be required. This may be evening or weekend meetings with local groups/organisations in addition to quarterly Cupar Development Trust Board Meetings.

Hours per week: 25

Working days:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Sunday
  • Saturday

Job benefits

CDT is a Living Wage employer and complies with the Scottish Fair Work Framework. Development Officer will work an agreed total of hours per month, estimated at 25 hours per week. These hours of work are flexible and will include working outside 0900 to 1700, and sometimes at weekends, in order to engage with other local organisations and to attend events. 20 days paid leave per annum plus 10 public holidays, pro rata. The Development Officer will work from home. An allowance will be agreed to cover home heat and light, and any additional home insurance premium. CDT will provide the necessary equipment including laptop and mobile phone, as well as stationery and filing facilities. CDT will provide a CDT email address which is to be used for all CDT business. The Development Officer will provide their own car for use on CDT’s behalf. CDT will reimburse any additional insurance premium imposed because of this business use. Mileage will be reimbursed.

About the applicant

Required Skills • Extensive experience of working with communities and proven delivery of grassroots community-led approaches to regeneration • Understanding / knowledge of charity and company governance and associated regulations • Experience of managing on community programmes, projects and funding • Knowledge of business planning and income generation models • Understanding of current policy context surrounding community empowerment, land reform and community wealth building • Ability to think and lead strategically, and to develop community wide capacity. • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Ability to present effectively oral reports and information, in person and online, to a wide variety of audiences, including CDT’s Members and Supporters • Strong organisational skills and the ability to set and achieve realistic targets, and to manage own workload • Ability to work as a member of a team and to link with a wide range of other organisations • Sound computer, web literacy, and social media skills, using the MS Office suite of programmes, plus Zoom, and Teams Personal Attributes • Strongly committed to community-led regeneration and placemaking • Friendly and approachable, an effective communicator and facilitator • Able to establish personal credibility to build and sustain good working relationships • Highly motivated, committed, and enthusiastic • Able to manage a varied and busy workload • Digitally confident, skilled in using IT systems, software and databases

About the employer

We are a local organisation, committed to caring for and improving the Cupar and District environment for those who live and work in the area, as well as for visitors. Our vision is to inspire enthusiasm for a “Creative Community with a Cause". CDT was set up in 2015 to promote and coordinate change for the benefit of Cupar & District, defined as postcodes KY15 and KY14, and the entire catchment area of Bell Baxter High School and its feeder primary schools. CDT's ambition is to provide a focus for local collaboration in community development, citizenship, the arts, heritage, and culture, resulting in initiatives, activities and events which will benefit people throughout Cupar & District, regardless of age, ability or background. CDT is a forward thinking and ambitious organisation. The CDT Board works closely with our staff to achieve positive outcomes for the community.

How to apply

Please apply for this job via email ensuring to include all the requirements set out below.

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Other requirements: Please email for a full job description and application form.

Closing date: 31/07/2023