Girvan has a population of 6700

SURF is seeking a part-time Facilitator to support its new Alliance for Action programme site in Girvan, South Ayrshire.

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping to build on local progress towards town’s regeneration, supporting collaboration and project delivery in response to community demand.

Specifically, the post-holder will be responsible for helping to build on local demand for complementary economic, physical and social improvements in the town, following consultation activities in recent years including those that informed a 2021 Girvan Place Plan and the emerging Place-based Strategy for Girvan.

Consultation activities highlighted broad local consensus on Girvan’s strengths, such as its strategic location, its rich heritage, its access to parks and nature, and its diverse, active community. It also drew attention to challenges and priorities, such improving pride of place in the town centre, doing more to attract and retain visitors, and providing new social and economic opportunities for young people.

The primary role of the Girvan Facilitator will be to assist in the development and delivery of projects that respond to community priorities, including by providing all reasonable support to local stakeholders for project planning, resource and process development, implementation and evolution.

SURF is confident that this presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to contribute positively to the future of one of Scotland’s most significant coastal towns.

Please click on the link below to download a job description with further context, a note of the main activities, a list of the qualities and skills we are seeking, the main terms and conditions, and details of how to apply:

SURF Girvan Facilitator Job Description

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February.

Interviews will be held in Girvan on Wednesday 8 March.

Any intending applicants that have any queries, or would welcome an informal discussion about the role, are welcome to contact Derek Rankine at SURF via derek@surf-old.local or 0141 440 6393.

Photo credit: “Overview, Girvan and the Clyde” by gordontour is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0