Charity registered in Scotland SC045851
Generations Working Together (GWT) is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045851. GWT was established in 2007 and was originally known as the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice. GWT work with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to gather and share best practice, provide information and support and develop new opportunities for intergenerational working in communities.
Overview of post: The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for managing the day to day finances, maintaining the financial records using Paxton Charity Accounting PRO package, updating the website and general office duties. The post holder will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
GWT is looking to recruit 2 or 3 individuals (including a young person) to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and will share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular we are seeking trustees with experience and skills including:
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Board meetings are held four or five times a year (normally in Glasgow). As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
Please note GWT is happy to set up video conferencing for board meetings to allow Trustees to link into the meetings from rural locations throughout Scotland.
GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.
GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured.
The Development Officer is responsible for creating, organising and delivering intergenerational training and resources, planning and supporting a new school pilot, developing and maintaining five local networks in which you will support members and organisations to raise their knowledge and confidence levels around how to connect generations through intergenerational work.
GWT support 18 local networks covering Scotland from the Scottish Borders to the Highlands & Islands and consist of a mix of community and public service groups/people that currently use or want to learn how to use intergenerational approaches to address the challenges of our ageing society and for the benefit of local communities and the people who live there. Two further networks involve our international members and researchers & academics.
Network meetings provide members and interested parties at a local level an opportunity to exchange information on intergenerational practice; share good practice and knowledge, create and maintain new partnerships and thereby help strengthen community links. Each network meets between 2 – 3 times each year.
15th June 2018
A key component of our work and the work of local network coordinators is to bring people together from all organisations to exchange information and share good practice, create and maintain new partnerships and, strengthen communities. GWT plan to develop existing networks a… Read more