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West Lothian 50+ Network are recruiting for a Development Officer

Published: September 13, 2022


Charity: West Lothian 50+ Network

Hours: 21 hours per week by arrangement. The position by its nature requires flexible working, including some evening or weekend working.

Salary:  £13.74 per hour

Location: Bathgate (some travelling within West Lothian will be required.  Own transport is essential and a travel allowance will be paid in line with HMRC recommended rates)

West Lothian 50+ has ambitious plans to increase the scope, membership and activities of the charity over the next 5 years. We are looking for a self-motivated individual to help the Charity to achieve these goals.  The Development Officer will lead on developing and building on relationships with local groups and organisations to increase awareness of the Network and to increase the numbers of who we support. They will work with members, staff and team leaders with ideas for new activities and groups; working with the fundraiser to establish costs and funding that is required for these and then establishing these new activities.

Role is subject to securing funding. Position will be reviewed late 2022 and funding sought to sustain post, subject to successful delivery of outcomes agreed with Board and Funders.

The West Lothian 50+ Network (WL50+) has been supporting people in West Lothian over the age of 50 for over 25 years. The organisation has around 570 members.  The charity has monthly member meetings; social evenings and events; holidays; monthly day trips; and over 67 special interest groups including walking, singing, bowling, quilting, genealogy, French, theatre, mah-jong, cycling, bridge and Tai Chi.

WL50+ is overseen by a committee of volunteers elected from the membership. The wide range of special interest groups are run by members for members drawing on their extensive skills, experience and interests. The staff are based at the WL50+ Hub in Bathgate, which is also a space for members to meet.

The aims of WL50+ include:

  • to develop social, educational and recreational opportunities to help over 50’s remain fit and healthy in mind and body whilst combatting social isolation;
  • to educate through links with 50+ groups;
  • to encourage the development of links between organisations in West Lothian that can further these aims.
  • Presentation for groups and members

Please see attached Job Description and person specification or contact

Please forward your CV and covering letter to including 2 references 1 of which is a past employer

Closing date 15th September 2022

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