We’re looking for someone special to do a very special job – to join us to set up and run The Musselburgh Meeting Centre, East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre. The post is now being advertised and we’re excited to see who applies.
Our vision is that The Musselburgh Centre will change the lives of the Members who attend and support the whole of the Musselburgh community to improve the lives of people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters.
The Musselburgh Meeting Centre is based at St Andrews High Church and is the result of the hard work and commitment of people with lived experience, community activists and organisations across Musselburgh and service providers. You can read about how we got here on our blogs.
The Meeting Centre group currently meets 1 morning a week, this will be extended to 3 mornings as the Centre becomes established. You will also play a role in supporting the development of Meeting Centres across East Lothian and represent East Lothian in Meeting Centre networks in Scotland and beyond.
We’re looking for the right person – someone who shares our vision, enthusiasm and commitment and who will work with us to make our aspirations a reality. The Manager will understand dementia and the challenges it brings and have the initiative and flexibility to find effective and innovative solutions. You will be a team player, confident and skilled in working in partnership with people living with dementia, unpaid supporters, the community and professionals. You will be able to manage people, work and finances. Experience of working in and with communities is also valuable for this role.
We’re looking for someone who really understands the importance of supporting people to stay in control and stay connected, valued and respected and why communities matter. We’re not asking for qualifications, we’re looking for someone with practical experience of making a difference and who is keen to learn more and do the relevant training.
Applicants can draw on the skills and experience they have gained through self-management and living with dementia or a long term condition, or as an unpaid carer or supporter. We’re interested in what people can do, so applicants are encouraged to include examples from unpaid work, paid work, volunteering and personal life. Ideally this experience is round dementia, but we also welcome applications from people living with and supporting other long-term conditions who can make the links with dementia.
We positively welcome applications from people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters and people with a wide range of experience, relevant to the requirements of the job. If you have dementia or are a carer and want to discuss the post with people with lived experience, please contact Ron and Mike from Deepness
Interested? How to make an application
The closing date is Friday 12th August at 5pm. We are happy to take applications by e mail or post. Applications must be with DFEL by the closing date.
You can apply by e mail or paper, whichever works best for you. You should send us:
- A letter of application – telling us in your own words why you want the job and why you think you’re the best person for the job.
- Contact details for referees – two people who know you and we can contact to ask about your suitability for the post. Often this will include an employer, but not always. You should not include someone who is a partner or family member.
- A covering letter with your name, contact details and stating that you are applying for the post
- Equality and diversity form – this is optional. It helps us ensure that we promote equal access and opportunity and fairness.
Interviews : We will hold informal interviews on 17th August in Musselburgh. We may hold a second interview if required.
For an application pack or talk about the post, please contact Sue Northrop for an application pack or to talk about the post.
E Mail: Sue@dfel.org.uk. Mobile: 07727 883 881
You can also download the Application Pack online via Good Moves: https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000SfJqvAAF/manager-the-musselburgh-meeting-centre?distance=16.09344&page=3
It’s an exciting to think that our new manager will be with us soon!
Please spread the word or get in touch if you’re interested.