Vibrant Gala Project Management Support

Applications are invited for this role to support the next key phase of regeneration for Galashiels town centre. Energise Galashiels Trust (EGT) are seeking experienced, creative and commercially focused individuals to help deliver their ambitious three year Vibrant Gala Plan.

The Vibrant Gala Plan

Following a pilot regeneration project completed at the end of March 2021, EGT have been awarded further funding from South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council to deliver a series of enterprising community projects and initiatives over the next three years as outlined in their Vibrant Gala Plan. The main focus of the Plan is improving the appearance and vibrancy of key areas within Galashiels town centre, informally described as ‘Tapestry Way’, to complement the opening of Great Tapestry of Scotland (GTS) visitor attraction.

The Project seeks to encourage a more enterprising approach in communities and to encourage, progress and develop ambitious projects, which have sustainable revenue streams at their core. The focus is to primarily provide:
• Strategic thinking and project development support within communities
• Project management support and leadership for projects with economic impact
• Be part of the community team(s) that implement approved projects and initiatives

Vibrant Gala Project Management Support
(approx. 18 hours per week)

This opportunity requires a mix of skills and experience such as Project Management, Business / Property Development, Community Engagement, Events Management and Fund Raising.

This post is for an initial term to end March 2022 and may be extended for up to 2 years, dependent on contractor performance and confirmation of funding in 2022/23 (which has been approved in principle).

Please download the full job description and application pack by clicking the link below:
Vibrant Gala Project Management Support Role Pack

Details of the contact point for all communication is included in the Pack

Closing date for applications and tenders: Friday 23rd July 2021
Provisional interview dates: Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd August

Interviews may either be in person at a venue in Galashiels; or held digitally on either a Teams or Zoom platform. The format of the interview will be determined closer to the date of interview and will be subject to Scottish Government Covid19 restrictions at that time. All necessary precautions will be undertaken as appropriate to comply with government guidance.