Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £16.67 – £18.18
Salary: £30,424.18 – £33,179.92 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Community Engagement Officer to join its Communities & Partnerships team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a progressive team, communities, officers and partners to deliver significant national and local policies around Place Making, Food Growing, Climate Change, Biodiversity and the wider sustainable development agenda, and to support organisations and groups to make a difference within their community. The role in supporting communities to reach their full potential will be varied and provides an opportunity to be creative and innovative.


A relevant degree or professional/management qualification or equivalent experience in this field

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Gillian Jardine by telephone on 03001001800 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.