Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
We are recruiting for a Fundraising Assistant to work within the Fundraising & Marketing team. Providing support for corporate supporters, responding to enquiries from individual donors and supporting marketing activities.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.
A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels
included, supported and valued.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person who shares our vision and who has the necessary skills to help take the Garden Centre and Mind Garden forward, building upon the existing production of bedding plants, planters and baskets. You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity.
Our service users need you to be kind-hearted, caring, helpful and have a sense of humour.
You will be a people person, with good horticultural knowledge and experience, will be confident in leading therapeutic activities, and will have a customer focussed approach and the commercial acumen to develop new products and initiatives.
Under the direction of the operations manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the day to day running of the Garden Centre and Mind Garden. There is also significant opportunity for the post holder to work alongside the woodworking and craft facilitators to support other enterprise initiatives that the project is delivering.
In return you will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of a young organisation; and to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the organisation and its impact on service users. Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. If you feel that this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you!
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
If you are interested, we encourage you to visit he Brock. During the winter months we are open to the public Mon-Fri 10am till 3pm. For further information, an informal conversation or an application pack please contact Koen Van der Straeten on 01506 858080 or email email@example.com, or visit thebrock.org.
Big Bike Revival Scotland:
The Bike Big Revival Scotland is a community-based cycling initiative, focused on supporting a range of community organisations and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community cycling activities.
Scope of Role:
To manage the delivery of the Big Bike Revival in Scotland; this established programme engages voluntary sector organisations, community groups and grassroots groups to facilitate a programme of cycling events, training, activities and opportunities throughout the year. Funded by Scottish Government, the initiative aims to support more people in Scotland to get cycling by supporting grassroots organisations to offer cycling activities to their communities.
Working with National Active Travel Delivery Partners, such as Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, you will manage the delivery of ambitious project targets. Working closely with Cycling UK colleagues, national active travel partners and local stakeholders you will be enabling over 20,000 people to get cycling, distribute £80,000 in community grant funds and coordinate the delivery of 500 events and activities
You will have line management responsibilities for 12 members (around 6 full time equivalent) of field staff, each one working from home in locations covering the length and breadth of Scotland. Your duties will require you to support each member of the BBR field team, monitor individual staff budgets and targets, coordinate team meetings and support personal development and appraisals.
We’re looking for an experienced marketing and community engagement professional with a passion for tackling the climate emergency to join our busy waste projects team.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who can develop and deliver clear, engaging information for a variety of audiences using multiple channels and formats. You will be an enthusiastic and positive team player, highly organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload.
Reporting to the Waste Team Manager and working closely with the central Marketing and Communications team, you will support the delivery of high quality, high impact communications and engagement campaigns to drive positive changes in waste behaviours and achieve our organisational objectives.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus nine public holidays per year.
Community Energy Scotland is seeking a suitable candidate to this permanent post. The Development Manager role is vital to CES’ continuing function as a leading community energy development charity. It requires creativity, excellent networking and project development skills, foresight in identifying and accessing project funding opportunities and the ability to construct compelling funding bids. A key part of the role is to look forward and help maintain CES’ role as an innovator in the implementation of low carbon community energy options. We’re looking for a colleague who will be highly committed to CES and our mission, experienced in community energy and who will be able to work effectively on their own and in a team context.
Could you help decide how National Lottery money supports communities in Scotland?
The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund) is the largest community funder in the UK. We are recruiting a new Scotland Committee member. The Scotland Committee sets the direction of our work and takes decisions about our large grants in Scotland. There are seven members including the Chair. We are looking for someone who will add to the broad base of knowledge, skills and experience of current members.
The National Lottery Community Fund: People in the Lead
We believe that when people are in the lead communities thrive, forming relationships, developing skills and sharing ideas. This is the goal we’re working towards - a society where people can take the lead in growing happy, sustainable communities.
We help fund all kinds of organisations in Scotland. Our funding ranges from small grants of under £10,000 through, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, to large grants in excess of £500,000 investing in projects to develop community owned assets, tackle issues like loss, isolation and loneliness or deliver new approaches to supporting families through early intervention work. Further details of our programmes can be found here: tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding
In 2018/19 we awarded 1,098 grants worth over £50 million supporting organisations in every local authority area in Scotland.
Our commitment to supporting Scotland’s young people to thrive continued as we refreshed our Young Start fund, awarding £4 million to projects which put young people at the heart of planning and delivering activity.
But we’re more than just a funder. We also collaborate with other funders, charities and individuals, sharing knowledge and building partnerships, so we can all be as effective as possible. We like to bring our stakeholders and the groups we fund together so that they can share their learning, influence policy and practice and strengthen links between them.
Skills and Experience Required
We want our Committee to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience and to reflect the diversity of modern society and the communities that we serve.
Our focus on places has seen the development of closer relationships in communities across Scotland. This has increased opportunities for Committee members work more closely with our Area Teams and engage directly with local stakeholders, grant holders and people who want to apply for funding. The skills and experience we are seeking for this role reflect the need to engage effectively at this level as well as performing core committee roles.
The following criteria are essential for this role:
We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work and proactively encourage applications from all groups and communities.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
The time commitment is expected to be an average of two days per month to include the following:
We are looking for an excellent Operations Manager with the desire to provide a high quality, customer focused service within the Home Energy Scotland advice centre in South East Scotland. The service is at the forefront of tackling climate change and fuel poverty, delivering advice on energy efficiency, renewable technology and transport.
You will be an experienced people manager with a motivational and coaching style that will inspire the whole team and support managers and specialists to perform to their full potential. With proven leadership skills, you’ll be committed to delivering projects and programmes with challenging targets and timings to a high standard.
You will drive delivery of exceptional customer service, developing effective processes to support the team to deliver advice to a large volume of customers via a range of channels, including telephone, events and digital.
You will have a curiosity to analyse outcomes to deliver continuous improvement, informing our direction as we strive to support our customers with a wide range of services including advice, referrals to other services, and home visits.
As a member of the Home Energy Scotland South East Facilitation Team, the Operations Manager has a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the Centre Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager to lead a team of 35 staff.
This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector focussed on the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland programme.
Changeworks is Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living. A trusted expert with over 30 years’ experience. Funded by the Scottish Government, we deliver Home Energy Scotland advice centres in South East Scotland and Highlands and Islands on behalf of Energy Saving Trust.
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys.
WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, is perhaps the most notable, capturing the imagination of children in over 3,000 schools. We work with local authorities to help them improve streets and neighbourhoods. And with our supporters we campaign for positive change and public policies that enliven our streets. Join us and together we will create a walking nation.
We’re looking for a creative and confident communications professional to join our dynamic Policy and Communications team at Living Streets, based in Scotland. As part of the team, you’ll play a key role in helping us strengthen the voice for walking and ensuring our message is heard in Scotland. You will be a member of the Policy and Communications department and work day-to-day with the Living Streets Scotland team.
To excel in this role, you’ll need to be organised, collaborative and resourceful and have a good understanding of a variety of communications channels specific to Scotland and Wales. You’ll work closely with our wider policy and communications, project delivery and commercial teams and play a central role in communicating the impact we’re having in our work throughout Scotland. Your role will involve ensuring all our communications in Scotland is on brand and our impact is reflected in the Scottish media. You will also help to raise our profile throughout Scotland via smaller, targeted communications projects and wider stakeholder engagement.
Living Streets is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk; and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to background and criminal records checks as relevant to the job role.