Newton Stewart Inititiative

Newton Stewart Initiative, Working for you, in green and red text.

Project Support Worker – Job Filled

Job Description and Person Specification

Title: Project Support Worker

Salary: £19,500 per annum
Hours: Part-time 20 hours per week, to be worked flexibly & including occasional evening/weekend work.
Responsible to: Trustees of Newton Stewart Initiative.
Contract: Permanent
Location: based within Newton Stewart Initiative Centre, but travel throughout the local area might be required occasionally.
Closing date: 12th of July at 6 pm. Interviews will be held at the start of August.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this post, please contact Katrina Dick on 07757 684938 or email

Background to post: Newton Stewart Initiative is a Charity set up with the aim of regenerating Newton Stewart and involving as many local people and groups as possible in this. We aim to develop community facilities, support community led initiatives, business and regeneration projects, youth, arts, wellbeing and sports projects and any other project that benefits the community living and working in and around the town.

It is our vision that NSI will bring together the aspirations, enthusiasm, skills, and experience of the people of Newton Stewart to create the vehicle of change that will see our town revitalised and turned into a place that is growing economically and socially. The Project Support Worker has a vital part to play in supporting the everyday delivery of our services and helping to ensure the long-term success of our projects.

• Being able to mobilise around various location within the DG8 postcode
• ability to work flexible hours
• subject to a successful Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme application Duties
• work effectively alongside staff and directors to maintain all company administrative processes and pathways and co-ordinate service delivery and activities
• supporting the Business Development Manager and Directors in running the Centre and overseeing Centre activities
• Help set up and run the BMX track & encouraging professional use of the football pitch at Douglas Park, as well as encouraging use of Douglas Park itself, through various initiatives.
• safe and secure handling of all data
• assist with recruiting and supporting volunteers and arranging volunteer meetings and events
• reception, telephone, cash handling, banking, copying, filing and general office duties as required
• assist with management of general office supplies, equipment and working and adhering to budgets
• any other task necessary to the delivery of service

Person Specification: Essential
• you will be a positive, friendly, and enthusiastic person with a keen eye for detail and have the skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’. You will be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude when working independently or as part of our team.
• Being interested in and able to work with children of all ages and abilities.
• as the first point of contact, you will be an integral part of our team providing information support and managing information regarding our activities. The ability to engage and build positive professional relationships with all our stakeholders, you will be an ambassador for our charity, playing a vital role in promoting the projects and services.
• there are no formal education requirements for this post, however a proven track record of excellent administrative experience in a busy and varied office setting is required
• demonstrable knowledge and experience working across all Microsoft Applications
• ability to work comfortably both on your own initiative and within a team setting
• ability to work to deadlines and within budgets where required

Person Specification: Desirable
• experience of working in the voluntary sector or a community-based group, and a good understanding of local Third Sector activities
• An interest or passion for developing initiatives for young people.
• Community engagement experience.
• experience of working in an organisation that delivers services and working with service users

Charity Number SC029869