Love Letham is a pioneering project supporting children, young people, families, local residents and organisations like Perth & Kinross Council to work together to create a shared local vision of what children and young people need to flourish, as well as a plan to deliver it. By bringing children and communities together with decision makers we’re creating a shared roadmap that captures what matters most to people. As we kick off the next phase of Love Letham we're looking for a new member of the team to drive the project forward.
If you're passionate about children and young people having a say in the decisions that affect them and you're great at building relationships this new role could be for you.
Role Description - Love Letham Project Lead
Location: Ideally based in, or close to, Letham; but applicants from other areas will be considered. Regular travel to Letham and other parts of Scotland is expected and there will be a degree of homeworking
Salary: Grade 2 £30,815, 0.7FTE (£21,570.50 annual)
Hours: 21 hours per week
Contract length: Fixed term contract until December 2024, with extension subject to further funding
Reporting to: WEAll Scotland Director
About the role
The Project Lead will play a key role in driving forward the Love Letham project. This project has set up a Commission and regularly convenes them to cocreate and explore wellbeing priorities, and to ensure that these wellbeing priorities are addressed and resourced locally. The ultimate goal is to deliver a wellbeing budget in Letham.
The Project Lead will support our specialist freelance associates, who are participation experts, in the running of the project. They will be responsible for building relationships with local stakeholders and liaising with the Commission and the local authority as well as booking rooms and travel, writing update reports and maintaining our website. They will ensure excellent communications with all stakeholders throughout the project. They will provide regular updates to the director and occasionally liaise with our funder.
WEAll Scotland has a strong external profile and you will represent the organisation externally, on occasion. You will support the delivery of regular Commission meetings in Letham.
You will also work closely with a new role, an Early Years Participation Lead.
Building relationships with local stakeholders and particularly those involved in contributing as participants
Recruiting people to the Commissions, as appropriate
Building buy in and good will for Love Letham beyond the Commission
All administration of events (inviting, planning, booking, childcare for participants etc)
Being the go-to person for the operational delivery of the project with strategic support from our specialist associates
Organising everything in relation to Commission meetings and events, including catering, venues, childcare support, etc
Linking the project in Letham with the wider work of WEAll Scotland
Liaising with WEAll Scotland Comms Lead to share and develop project media assets and comms plan
Attending regular meetings with the WEAll staff team (online)
Connecting Love Letham with work happening access the rest of Perth and Kinross, in other local authorities and at national level, with support from the Director
Reporting regularly to the Director on progress against agreed objectives
Supporting evaluation and monitoring across Love Letham
Key Skills and Experience
Evidence of project management skills - either through qualifications or relevant experience
Excellent at building and sustaining relationships
Sound administration skills
Flexible, proactive and strong self-management skills
Energetic and proactive approach
Someone who shares the values of the Wellbeing Economy movement
Understanding of research and participation principles
Community and learning development knowledge
Excellent knowledge of Wellbeing Economy principles
Someone who is passionate about, and has a track record of, delivering change
Experience working in or with local authorities or other public sector bodies in Scotland
We acknowledge that people from a number of communities are underrepresented in our team and in the wider movement of those seeking systemic economic change and the charity sector in general, and we’re committed to addressing this. If you believe you would bring greater diversity to our team, we are particularly keen to hear from you. We are open to assisting with childcare or other duties that may prevent candidates from attending an interview.
How to apply
To apply, please download the application pack and form, and send your completed the form to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date. Please send your application as a word document or PDF and please do not include any other documents with your application - they will not be read.
Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 26 March 2023
First interviews will take place on w/c 10th April 2023 with second interviews on w/c 17th April 2023.
We will let you know if you are successful at securing an interview. Due to the volume of applications we usually receive, we regret that we are unable to offer feedback to individual applicants who aren’t selected for an interview.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the role, please contact WEAll Scotland Director, Jimmy Paul, at email@example.com