Housing Project Officer Job Advert

MCDC is recruiting for a dedicated Housing Project Officer to support the company with realising the ambitious Phase 2 Housing Project constructing 10 family homes in Lochaline. 


This is a new fixed term role for 12 months. 

Deadline for applications: 10th June 2024 

Interviews: 13th June 2024 

Start date: 17th June 2024 



This is a new role that will require flexibility and the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the existing MCDC team and the community. The duties and responsibilities may evolve as the project develops. MCDC expects the role to include:

  • Working closely with the MCDC Project Officer to secure and manage the project funding package, including submitting required monitoring and evaluation reports;
  • Under guidance of the MCDC Project Officer, developing the project budget and long-term management cashflow projections;
  • With supervision from the MCDC Project Officer, liaise with contractors finalising designs, managing budgets and organising regular project meetings;
  • Preparing press and marketing information, including social media posts, website articles and press releases;
  • Regular reporting to the MCDC Housing Steering Group and MCDC Board.
  • Engaging with the community and organising community events

What we are looking for: 

General Skills: Essential

  • Strong self- motivation and able to work on own initiative
  • Financial competence with budgets and reporting
  • Positive and friendly approach to community members, directors and colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication, including writing reports, delivering presentations and using social media effectively
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel 
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong motivation and enthusiasm for the post and role
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Experience: Essential

  • Good understanding of rural issues
  • Experience of budget management

Experience: Desirable

  • A Degree in Rural Development, Geography or other relevant subject (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of effective project management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of successfully securing and managing grant funding
  • Knowledge of budgetary control systems
  • Experience of working/volunteering in community engagement and development
  • Understanding of affordable housing issues in rural Scotland
  • Experience of housing development
  • Experience of delivering community projects
  • Experience of remote working communication, technologies and practices


What is in it for you: 

16 hours a week 

12 months fixed contract 

£12,000.00 per annum paid monthly in arrears.

This role is offered on a PAYE basis

Company pension, holidays entitlement 

In post training will be provided as required


For a full Job Description, please get in touch with us on development@morvern.org 

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your CV and relevant experience details to Lilia on development@morvern.org 

Submitted by mcdc-editor on Mon, 06/03/2024 - 13:25