Communications and Administration Officer
  • Location: Benbecula
  • Salary: £25- £28k (FTE)
  • Contract: Fixed term (18 months)
  • Hours: 21 hrs / week

Cnoc Soilleir Ltd is looking for someone to join their small team to help deliver this exciting new project that is well on its way South Uist.

This role would suit someone who is looking to grow their skills and expertise and be an enthusiastic key team player as this project moves from development and construction into operations. Training and support will be available as necessary.

The project is a joint venture between Lews Castle College UHI (LCC UHI) and Ceòlas Uibhist and will deliver a new bespoke building and facilities for both organisations in Daliburgh.

The building will form a new centre for Gàidhlig culture, music, performance, and creative industries, with facilities designed to enable both organisations to grow and develop, as well as providing a focus for the local community.

Phase 1 of the construction project is currently on site and due to be complete late Autumn 2021. Phase 2 has recently been granted £3million funding by the Scottish Government and there will be a focus over the next few months to raise additional funding to enable this to go ahead as soon as possible.  

Applicants are invited to review the job description and person specification carefully and submit a detailed letter of application, setting out the ways in which they meet the essential and desirable criteria in the specification, and their Curriculum Vitae by post or email to:  

You should include contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two referees, one of whom should be a current or most recent employer (only to be contacted in the event of candidate being shortlisted).

Should any applicant wish to ask any questions or discuss anything prior to submitting their application, please feel free to contact Catherine Yeatman on 07747882622

The deadline for applications is midnight 23rd May 2021.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held week commencing 31st May 2021 these will be by Zoom or Teams, or in person depending on circumstances and current guidance.

Objective and purpose of role

To support and grow the current team consisting of the Project Manager (PM) and Cnoc Soilleir Ltd (CS Ltd) board to ensure successful delivery of Phase 1 construction and facilitate successful transition to operations and occupation of the new building.

To support submitting funding applications and implementation of Phase 2 construction and set this stage of the project on the way to delivery.

Communication skills to engage with stakeholders including the local community will be key.

Role description

The post holder will work alongside and support the Cnoc Soilleir project management team to ensure successful project delivery, and transition from development to operations.

Specific areas that require significant input and support over the next few months include the following:

Developing and implementing a marketing strategy alongside the joint venture partners and deliver appropriate bilingual Gaelic and English social media and communications to promote and follow the development of the project.

Engaging with Gaelic community both locally and wider afield to promote and follow the development of the project.

Overseeing the implementing the procurement of the furniture and equipment for the completed building. These items have all been identified and budgeted.

Providing day to day office and admin support to the project including organising and attending meetings, taking minutes where appropriate, inputting financial data to spreadsheets, writing completing and finalising reports.

Assisting in preparation of supporting documentation as required for the implementation of Phase 2

Liaising with stakeholders and funders and ensuring that any reports and supporting paperwork are issued in a timely manner to enable smooth transfer of funds.

Assist project manager with day-to-day management of accounts, paying invoices, submitting grant claims to funders as required. Depending on the successful candidate’s specific skills and experience there will be opportunities to find areas of work where they can develop ownership and authority. Training and support will be available as necessary to support this.

For more information click here: Cnoc Soilleir – Co-iomairt le lèirsinn cho-roinnte | A joint venture with a shared vision

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