The Penicuik Community Alliance Ltd trades under the name of Penicuik Storehouse. We are a vibrant and dynamic social enterprise situated in the town centre of Penicuik. As a Community Benefit Society, we are working to create a sustainable community hub which includes a grocery store, where we concentrate on low mileage good quality and environmentally friendly products, café, indoor market and events space. This year we are delighted to receive funding from the Scottish Government for a Climate Challenge two year project which is currently underway.
Currently we have four employees and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. The enterprise is overseen by a volunteer management committee of ten who, individually, have a variety of skills and experience to match their roles. Our meetings currently take place virtually every fortnight.
We are looking for someone who has sound experience of the third sector and can bring out the best in our committee by steering the meetings constructively and effectively. The following list describes the tasks required:
SCND seek a proactive nuclear disarmament campaigner to support our work with civil society stakeholders in moving our campaign forward and increasing membership. With a flair for words to engage action as well as writing accurate reports, you will enjoy maintaining and developing international partnerships and be comfortable producing traditional and digital media, strategies and connections.
If you are interested, please read the job description and the background information about SCND carefully before making any application. Please contact scnd@banthebomb with any further questions about the post or to request an informal chat. The chair or one of the executive officers will respond.
Suitably qualified applicants are invited to submit:
Actify provides training and technology designed to help organisations and individuals achieve a range of outcomes through sport and physical activity.
We develop and deliver training programmes that support and enable staff and volunteers to plan, deliver and evaluate person centred, outcome focused approaches for a range of audiences.
Our technology work centres round the Actify platform, a bespoke piece of technology that helps organisations: 1) share information, guidance and activity ideas with a broad range of audiences; 2) manage their training and programme materials and resources.
To support the adoption and use of the platform, we also help organisations develop their digital skills and produce digital content.
Our two core areas of work, training and technology, are supported by ongoing engagement work that ensures:
●our audiences understand who we are and how we can help them;
●we understand their needs, demands and interests and can develop products and services that align;
As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.
The Training and Programmes Coordinator is a new role that will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of our existing and new training programmes. This will require an energetic person who is motivated to work within a small but growing team, to deliver existing programmes to a high standard, and get involved with the overall development of what is a unique and ever evolving company.
We currently run two training programmes; Active Play and the Thrive Learning Programme.
Active Play is an outdoor play programme designed to increase children’s levels of physical activity and improve physical literacy. It has been developed in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, is delivered by play charities across the country and has been researched by academics at the University of Strathclyde. Since its inception back in 2012 the programme has been thoroughly tested and evaluated with excellent results showing evidence of progress towards a number of important outcomes for children.
The Thrive Learning Programme helps practitioners understand more about how to use physical activity or sport to achieve a range of outcomes. The Learning Programme has three modules, PLAN, DO and REVIEW, each of which involves a day of training, some work-based learning and online follow up discussions. We are also in the process of developing a ‘lite’ version of the programme that is more flexible and can be completed online.
The Training and Programmes Coordinator will work closely with Actify management to ensure that our existing programmes are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards possible. They will also support the development of new training programmes and the processes of securing funding and contracts.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
· To provide a reception service to all visitors to the Resource Centre.
· Taking referrals.
· To demonstrate the range of specialist aids and equipment to people who are visually impaired and hard of hearing.
· To deal with incoming phone calls.
· Mail handling.
· To undertake stock control duties, which include ordering, stock taking and relevant invoicing and receipting.
· To keep up to date with new equipment and pass the relevant information on to clients and staff.
· To maintain and update information service and ensure leaflets are available in our Inverness office.
· To ensure a professional and confidential service is offered.
· To undertake any other duties that may be required
We are seeking a new member of staff to join our team delivering community mental health and wellbeing services within West Lothian.
Our community mental health and wellbeing service in West Lothian supports people aged 55 and over in a variety of ways to live the life they want to live. Our approach is recovery focussed and works alongside people, drawing on their personal strengths and assets within their local communities.
If you have experience in development work, supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing and are passionate about enabling people to fulfil their potential, we’d love to hear from you!
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual with an understanding of carers’ issues to fill this vacancy. You will support the development and work of Helensburgh and Lomond Carers, under the direction and supervision of the Assessment and Support Coordinator. This will include the assessment of carers needs, creating and updating Carer case files and offering the appropriate support and services to meet carers individual needs across the Helensburgh and Lomond area of Argyll and Bute. You should be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal/listening skills to allow you to communicate effectively.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, which will involve a Disclosure Scotland check.
Our Business Development Manager (BDM) is off to pastures new and we are seeking someone with real passion to make a difference to our community. Reporting to the Board, the BDM is the most senior member of staff responsible for the viability of the Whiteinch Centre, a vibrant community hub, and for delivery of its services.
The successful candidate will be able to source and apply for appropriate funding, will be able to develop and manage monitoring and evaluation procedures, will have marketing experience and be an effective budget manager.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for an HR Manager to help manage our expanding team. This is a new post and you will support the Head of Operations and the Director, and provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, organisational HR policies, terms and conditions of employment and employment law. You will attend the FoES Management Team meeting for HR related discussions.
The role involves union liaison and negotiation, obtaining legal advice from our retained lawyers, keeping up-to-date with all relevant HR related legal requirements, managing HR administration, revision of the staff handbook, co-ordinating recruitment processes and oversight of the training budget. You will also support staff to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities. There are currently 20 staff, 6 of whom manage one or more people. You will help us to develop and implement anti-racism policies.
With a National Lottery Community Grant Fund, Sleep Scotland has been running a Sleep Support Line since 2017. We provide advice, guidance, and support for parents and guardians of children and young people with sleep problems through telephone calls and emails. We are looking to recruit a Support Line Team Leader to the team. This is a new role, required due to organisation restructure.
As a Support Line Team Leader, you would provide supervision and support to our Tier 1 Sleep Advisors, and assist the Sleep Services Manager with supporting our Tier 2 Sleep Counsellors. You will also be available to provide general sleep support and advice over the phone to the parents and carers of typically developing children and young people with sleep problems. By listening to the parent/carer on the telephone, you will work to provide ideas and suggestions to improve the situation e.g. a good bedtime routine, gradual withdrawal techniques, action required in the middle of the night etc. Knowledge of sleep is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.
The successful applicant for this post will require a basic disclosure.
This job description is a general statement of the duties and responsibilities that the post holder is expected to undertake. It may change from time to time to reflect the changing nature of the post.
Please direct any queries regarding the role to Alyson O’Brien, Sleep Services Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org