BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
Are you a confident self-starter with experience in handling dogs? Are you confident in dealing with challenging situations in a tactful and empathetic manner?
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 14,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a pet fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. However, the majority of our referrals come from women fleeing domestic abuse via women-only services. The service places dogs into volunteer foster homes on a temporary basis until their owners are able to have them back.
We are seeking a confident and well-organised individual who is passionate about helping animals and people. As Freedom Project Regional Assistant, you will support the evaluation and matching of dog referrals received from our stakeholder referral agencies. You will also assess the suitability of volunteer foster carers for the dogs by carrying out home checks and interviews and update clients on their pet’s progress.
You must be experienced and competent in assessing and handling a wide range of dogs in a working environment such as an animal charity or rescue/rehoming centre and have experience in giving dog welfare advice to owners and handlers, with an understanding of positive reinforcement techniques.
A large part of this role involves driving a small van and transporting dogs across Scotland on a daily basis, so candidates should have a full, clean, manual UK driving license and experience of driving as part of a previous role. An understanding of the problems faced by people fleeing domestic abuse with pets is expected as is a motivation to help and support vulnerable pet owners.
This is a full-time permanent post at 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (candidates will be required to undertake occasional out of hours working to support the needs of the service).
Due to the nature of this role, this post is for women only and is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010
Purpose of Job
To deliver election success in priority areas across Scotland, with a clear objective of putting “more gold on the map” – be it Lib Dem MPs, MSPs, Lib Dem-led Councils and Lib Dem councillors.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning.
The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets. The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work within HTSI and directly with to deliver training and support for skills planning and development.
The post will be responsible for writing, delivering and evaluating training needs across the Highlands. This will include adapting training materials for eLearning. Additionally, they will also work on a one to one basis with organisations, specifically though not exclusively within the Inner Moray Firth, to put in place skills development and monitoring processes and to deliver training within organisations as required.
They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.
Overview of the role
The role of Borders Third Sector Interface is to support voluntary organisations operating in the area, both local and those national organisations that deliver services at the local level which helps improve people's wellbeing and contributes to economic growth. It plays a vital role in supporting communities at a local level.
We do this by working with third sector partners and public agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.
In Scottish Borders our Borders Third Sector Partnership comprises of -
The role of Communications Officer is: