An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced training manager to lead on volunteer management and training for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland.
The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have a good working knowledge of working with volunteers and who can demonstrate an empathy for our work.
You will have experience of developing and delivering training and of organising training events. Marketing experience would be advantageous.
You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, as well as potential counselling trainees and external training purchasers.
The post is based in Perth but will involve travel throughout Scotland. There is a requirement to work some Saturdays throughout the year for training events and volunteer induction days, which you will lead on.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our staff team to deliver on all aspects of a project for our charity.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, the national bereavement charity, will provide support to bereaved adults through an innovative project focused upon building community resilience. The project will allow participants the opportunity to form social and friendship networks which will in turn help with their wellbeing and combat factors such as loneliness.
The project in Fife has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund Improving Lives medium grant programme and aims to support 250 people across Fife.
The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the 4 existing friendship groups in Methil, Glenrothes and two in Kirkcaldy. This involves facilitation of the groups, recruiting volunteers to assist with the groups and liaising with the local community to promote the existence of the service,
Following from the successes of the existing groups in Fife, we have now secured further funding from the Scottish Government to set up a new group in Edinburgh. Therefore, the postholder will be required to create this new group and ensure effective delivery.
Candidates will require excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills to deliver on all aspects of this role. You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, partner agencies, funder and other key stakeholders.
The activities of the project will reduce isolation and loneliness of bereaved people, providing friendship groups that will share their experiences and support individuals develop confidence and help with individual well-being.
Candidates should have excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills to provide administrative support to our South Area volunteer team (covering, Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders, Stirling and Falkirk).
We require someone with excellent communication skills, who can respond effectively to a wide range of enquiries including bereaved people.
You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, as well as statutory funders and grant making trusts.
In addition to general administrative duties, the post-holder will be provide support to our South Area Manager, Income Generation Manager and CEO to ensure Area targets are met as outlined in our Strategy and associated Implementation Plan.
This post will be based at our office in Leith, with occasional travel throughout the South Area and to our Headquarters in Perth as required.