Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?... and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all - for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and establishing a community hub.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· Property maintenance/construction
· Tenant/community engagement
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
We want to be at the heart of our community and have its needs at the heart of all that we do.
Calvay Housing Association (CHA) is based in Barlanark, part of Greater Easterhouse. Calvay is a member of Easterhouse Housing Regeneration Alliance (EHRA).
In early 2018, our long-standing Director left the Association. Following an options appraisal, Calvay decided its best option was to continue as an independent association, and a new permanent Director was appointed in October 2018.
Since then we have put a new business plan in place, and made improvements in how the Association is governed and managed. Over the coming year we will be commissioning a governance review and putting in place further improvements.
We are a medium sized housing association with 825 properties in management. We have a mixture of property types; the original stock acquired from GCC in the 80s, new-build properties and ‘second stage’ transfer properties. Over the next year we have plans to develop approximately sixty additional properties. We also provide factoring services to 105 owners and lease one commercial unit.
Calvay HA is based at the Calvay Centre which is also home to Quarriers charity. The Centre has an IT suite and a hall which is rented out for a variety of activities.
Some of the benefits you can expect from serving on our Management Committee include:
We are looking to strengthen our committee and would like to hear from people who have professional level skills or experience in any of the following areas:
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
GNWCAB’s board of directors are looking for two new trustees to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other board members to oversee and support our new Chief Executive to deliver an exciting new business plan over the next three years with our dynamic team of staff and volunteers.
The board is currently made up of 8 members, each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance needs, and strategic development aims of the organisation. The board has identified a gap in finance skills, and would welcome applications from individuals with experience of working across financial management, accountancy or other finance related professions.
GNWCAB’s staff team, volunteers and customers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our business development plan. We welcome applications to the board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination.
In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, board members will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc pieces of development work as they arise.
GNWCAB is committed to the on-going development of our staff and volunteers, and we provide opportunities for training and engagement across the organisation on a regular basis, some of which are delivered nationally our membership body, Citizens’ Advice Scotland.
With the retirement of the Association’s longest serving staff member on the horizon we are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive the successful candidate will be responsible for HR and health & safety co-ordination, for Committee servicing and management of the reception service. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience working in these areas. In addition to salary, the Association offers a generous benefits package including a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme.
The integrated crisis service will provide a person centred and flexible response to some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable individuals, most of whom will present with multiple and complex needs. The service will be direct access, low threshold and be able to respond to individuals who experience multiple barriers to inclusion.
The service will have the ability to adapt to the changing needs of individuals as well as changing trends in relation to alcohol use, drug use, homelessness and other vulnerabilities.
The service will respond to individuals in crisis who are:
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community.
Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in.
Our Volunteering Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
You must be a self starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistic operations; and implement creative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.
The Welfare Rights Worker will deliver a holistic advice and support service for clients with complex welfare benefit enquiries. This involves case work and representation at tribunal. This role also involves providing specialist support, advice and training to bureau paid staff and volunteers.
As a Deputy Manager/Deputy Care Home Manager with Leonard Cheshire you will support the Manager in the day to day operation of the service. This includes deputising in their absence and responsibility for the direct supervision and line-management of staff. You will be accountable for monitoring, maintaining and providing the highest standards of clinical/personal support and service delivery, while promoting independence and choice of our residents.
Please see the Job Description, available on our website, for further details.
In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more!
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.