Vacancy: Romanian Speaking Community Development Worker (Fixed Term to August 2021)

EVH GRADE 5 (SPINAL POINTS 13-16) £24,845 – £27,612

Govanhill Community Development Trust promotes the social, economic and environmental regeneration of Govanhill.  We do this through the provision of affordable workspaces locally and a programme of community development activity.  We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association – a community controlled Registered Social Landlord operating in the Govanhill and Merrylee areas of Glasgow.  The Association owns and manages 2,700 homes and provides a Factoring Service to a further 1,500 owners.  It has a substantial Development, Major Repairs and Planned Maintenance Programme and delivers wider regeneration activity in partnership with Govanhill Community Development Trust.

We are seeking a Romanian-speaking Community Development Worker for one year while the current postholder takes a sabbatical.  The postholder will join a team engaging with the Romanian Roma community in Govanhill.  They will be responsible for a programme of support for local Romanian Roma residents including direct assistance, signposting, raising awareness of rights/entitlements and facilitating dialogue and engagement with local services.  The postholder will also work directly with Housing Association colleagues offering and supporting tenancies, delivering welfare rights support or supporting families impacted by our housing acquisition and improvement programme. 

 To deliver this role it is essential that you are fluent in Romanian.  Any knowledge of Romanes would be helpful.  You will have experience of managing a large caseload of individuals and families with a range of needs.  Experience of organising events and community engagement activities would also be beneficial.  This is a highly challenging but rewarding role where you will make a real difference to people’s lives.  If this sounds appealing, we’d love to hear from you! 

If you share our commitment and would enjoy working within the diverse community of Govanhill, you can find further information in our application pack which can be obtained from our website or contact: 



Telephone: 0141 636 3626   Email:       

 Closing date: Friday 10th July at 10am 

Interview date: Thursday 16th July 

Interviews will be carried out via a suitable virtual platform to comply with Scottish Government guidance. 

EVH conditions of service will apply.    

 Govanhill Housing Association and its subsidiary Govanhill Community Development Trust are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

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