SURF is seeking a part-time Facilitator to support its Alliance for Action programme site of Langholm.

Langholm is the newest site in SURF’s Alliance for Action initiative

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping to build on local demand for new economic opportunities, an enhanced tourism offer, and increased collaboration between local groups and initiatives in the Dumfries and Galloway town.

SURF’s 2017-18 Alliance for Action feasibility study for Langholm established broad consensus on the town’s main strengths. These included its historical significance, a strong culture of community activity, and a high quality physical and natural environment. It also highlighted significant social and economic challenges.

The feasibility study identified seven local priority themes, three of which – economic purpose, tourism, and community empowerment – have been agreed as the basis of SURF Alliance for Action programme support offer.

The primary role of the local facilitator will be to assist in the development of productive, cooperative activity under these themes. That will include providing all reasonable support to local stakeholders for project planning, resource and process development, implementation and evolution. The role presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to contribute positively to the town’s future.

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:

Job Description – SURF Langholm Facilitator

The closing date for applications is Monday 20 August.

Any intending applicants that have any queries, or would welcome an informal discussion about the role, are welcome to contact Derek Rankine at SURF on 0141 440 6393.

SURF’s Alliance for Action programme is supported by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland.