Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire provides support and guidance to local community and voluntary organisations to help them be as effective as possible.
We are recruiting a full time, fixed term Finance Officer to support our day to day financial management and administration. If you have sound experience in a general finance role, including transactions using SAGE, payroll and preparation of financial information, we would love to hear from you.
A unique opportunity has arisen to become a Bureau Manager with Citizens Advice Edinburgh. These roles do not often present themselves, which is testament to the quality and job satisfaction of the role.
You will be joining an experienced team of 4 existing bureau managers and take on responsibility for the day to day management of our new premises in the Pilton and Muirhouse area of Edinburgh. You will also take on responsibility for managing our existing team of 20 volunteers and for the growth and expansion of volunteer base and service offering in that community. Your bureau will cover some of the poorest and most deprived communities in Edinburgh, but this is also a locality rich in culture and full of potential.
This role offers the unique opportunity to become part of the established and highly respected Citizen’s Advice Service in Edinburgh with the chance to design and develop a service in new and expanded premises, right in the heart of the community. Over the last 6 months we have been working with other local charities to form a co-location partnership that will see at least 3 charities working together to utilise the vacant Pennywell Resource Centre and create a vibrant and much needed community resource.
Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge and expertise of the advice sector, particularly in relation to Welfare Rights, Debt and Money Advice, Employment, Immigration and Housing. Previous experience in managing and supporting volunteers will also be desirable.
You will have highly effective communication skills and be confident to work independently in a management role. You will have excellent written skills and be confident in Microsoft. You will have experience in recruitment, selection and supervision of staff and volunteers and experience or a proven ability to train and coach others to learn new skills. You will be flexible and able to support the development of this service with creativity and new ideas.
You will have excellent partnership building skills and make sure that Citizens Advice Edinburgh continues to play a prominent role in understanding and responding to the needs of this community.
Most importantly, you will provide an excellent service to people in need in your community and uphold the confidence and reputation of the CAB network in providing high quality, efficient and effective services.
If you are passionate about social justice, addressing inequalities and community development, this is the role for you and an opportunity not to be missed.
For further information, please download the Job Pack below.
The Youth Agency strives to promote, establish, and operate sustainable services and facilities, which integrate environmental, social and economic factors for the benefit of young people aged 8-25 in South-West Edinburgh.
This is a unique role which provides the opportunity to influence the Youth Agency’s activities and long term development in combination with responsibility for funding strategy.
You must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of raising funds from public and private sector bodies. Excellent networking and interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to translate stakeholder and funding partner needs and priorities into an ongoing Agency business plan.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol is a leading provider of alcohol support and has been providing a range of award winning services across Glasgow and surrounding areas for over 50 years and has an excellent reputation for partnership working and a proven track record of helping individuals to achieve their goals.
The School Engagement Officer (Multiple Risk Prevention and Education) will provide a community based multi risk prevention programme for the young people and teachers across Glasgow city, in partnership with other statutory, voluntary and community agencies.
We are looking to recruit a Youth & Community Coach in Dunbartonshire. You will be required to deliver football, fitness and multi-sports sessions and to deliver a sports-related qualification on the Street League Academy. You will also be responsible for carrying out outreach for sessions and to recruit and sustain participants on the Academy to ensure delivery targets are met.
Minimum requirements are SFA Level 3 or similar, experience in coaching preferably with young people aged 16-24 and an understanding of the Street League client group.
To find out more, please download the Job Pack below.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, with the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.
“SAFE” (Support Advice Financial Education) An invaluable service which has now proven to be an absolute necessity within the organisation. The SAFE Team engage with all individuals who are seeking advice and information. The number of individuals coming through this service has increased dramatically and a number of people have commented that “they find it much less daunting coming here to get benefit advice”.
Responsibilities will include -
• To carry out financial and benefit health checks with beneficiaries on request or when referred by participating organisations.
• To provide budgeting advice to beneficiaries referred to the project, looking at income and expenditure in detail and supporting them to take control of managing their money and where appropriate to suggest where income could be maximised and outgoings reduced.
• To provide training sessions to staff and volunteers from partner organisations to raise awareness of money management issues and to arrange community-based sessions for beneficiaries where there is a recognised need. In addition to up-skill staff and volunteers so that both CFINE and partners have the capacity to help clients with these issues.
• To assist beneficiaries in form completion and monitor progress of claims.
• To keep up-to-date with new and changing legislation in the field of welfare benefits.
• To keep statistics and other records and prepare reports to funders
Responsible to: SAFE Team Supervisor
To work closely with the Ccommunity Director to support him / her, other staff members, companions and volunteers to ensure the wellbeing, safe and efficient running and maintenance of the Emmaus Community in Glasgow in line with its ethos and values.
To find out more, please see the Application Pack below.
Fife Women’s Aid is committed to providing quality services for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Fife Women’s Aid operates across Fife and delivers a range of services including counseling, women’s support, refuge management and children and young people’s services.
We are looking for an experienced Support Worker with knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues to provide a specialist advocacy service for women in Fife who experience domestic abuse for Fife MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing).
Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with a range of multi-agency partners essential.
The post is initially funded until 31st March 2020
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement of this post.
Partners in Advocacy is looking for a part-time Administrator to join our Glasgow team.
Experience of providing a high level of admin support is essential.