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Innovation & Development Manager
The Claddach Kirkibost Centre, Isle of North Uist
Full-time. Two-year contract. Salary: £35,000
Urachadh Uibhist is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative Innovation &
Development Manager, who will take the Centre on to the next phase in its development.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of
the Hebrides and play a pivotal role in the development of the Claddach Kirkibost
Centre, which is a key hub for the island. In our small and close-knit community,
successful outcomes from this role, strengthening and developing the Claddach Kirkibost
Centre, will be truly transformational for the community as a whole.
The new role includes:
Innovating new sustainable activities and projects to take place within the Centre,
ensuring its present and future financial viability;
Developing the existing activities within the Centre, which include a café, retail
space, office, business and exhibition space, a hairdresser and a community gym;
Managing admin and café staff, and enhancing the day-to-day operation of the Centre;
Developing Hebridean Kitchen food production;
Focusing on the needs of young people in particular, including developments in youth
training and a soft play areas for young children;
Focusing on the needs of older people, including developing appropriate new activities
which help to combat social isolation.
Developing and delivering a programme of cultural events during the summer.
The role involves reporting to the Urachadh Uibhist board and also adhering to the
reporting requirements of the project funders.
About Urachadh Uibhist: Urachadh Uibhist (which means Revitalising Uist) was formed
in 1995 and is run by a voluntary board. The management of the Claddach Kirkibost
Centre for the benefit of the North Uist community is its main activity. The Centre
is based in a former school building and has been extended and improved over the
years, through successful funding bids to include the activities mentioned above.
For a number of years a successful nursery was operated from the building, before
this was relocated to the new North Uist Primary School in 2016, although still operated