Project Development Manager

Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust
Full Time
Permanent dependent on future funding
Queen Street, Dumfries.
Circa £33 - 35k
35 hours per week

Have you ever wished to be involved at the start of a major project that will transform a building into a community hub, positively impacting the lives of the local community?

Then this opportunity with Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) could be right up your street. You will have the opportunity to help shape how the project progresses and support the community to build social capital.

The Rosefield Mills Complex of the 1880s is DHBT’s largest current project; the relict of the formerly vast waterfront building has the potential to be a beacon for the deprived local community; an economic lever on account of its size and relationship to local housing, cultural assets (e.g. St Michael’s church almost opposite) and town centre activities; and its breath-taking location on the river bank which has led more than one commentator to compare it to the palatial waterfront buildings of Venice, many of which have found sustainable new functions.

We are seeking a dynamic, commercial, and highly motivated project development and fundraising professional with excellent networking and influencing skills to join the Trust. Currently, the Trustees, meeting four times a year, and members of the Rosefield Mills Working Group (RMWG) meeting monthly, are all volunteers. This is therefore a new, critical role; funding has been made available from the Pilgrim Trust and the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund to appoint the first paid staff member. Further support staff will be engaged as funding permits.

If you have experience of working with communities, with a structured approach to relationship building and management plus experience of making grant applications, we would like you to join us in this exciting journey to revitalize Rosefield Mills and make a lasting impact on the community.

Please contact Eilish McDowell at Alternatively, you can apply directly and access the full job/person specification and candidate brief plus supporting documentation from the “Vacancies” section on our website vacancy/project-development-manager.