Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fife Housing Group is an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation, committed to providing quality, affordable housing to tenants throughout Fife.
One of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland we manage approximately 2,500 properties and have an annual turnover of almost £12 million.
We employ 64 colleagues at our offices in Dunfermline and are registered under Charitable Rules with the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and with the Financial Services Authority.
Our subsidiary company, PACT Enterprises, owns 49 properties which are let at market-rents.
The Group is governed by a voluntary Board and we are currently looking to strengthen our overall governance arrangements through the appointment of new Board Members, whose skills and knowledge will help to shape our strategic direction.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, independence of thought and an ability to challenge constructively whilst making balanced and informed decisions.
Knowledge of social housing is desirable but not essential, however, experience of operating successfully at a strategic level in one of the following areas would certainly be beneficial:
· Customer care and experience
· Property maintenance and development
· Information and communications technology (ICT)
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who live within our area of operation and, as an equal opportunities employer, are keen to attract greater diversity onto our Board.
To find out more please view our Join Our Board video
Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station
The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.
The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.
Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).
The project will provide:
● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;
● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;
● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,
● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.
The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.
The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.
The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:
1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.
2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.
3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.
4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.
5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.
6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.
7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.
8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.
9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.
11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .
· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.
· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.
· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload
Food Train is an award winning voluntary organisation, providing practical support services to older people across Scotland, helping them to eat well, live well and age well. Our Dumfries and Galloway branch currently offers 4 services to older people: grocery shopping, home support, befriending and our innovative Meal Makers neighbourhood meal sharing project. We are seeking an outstanding individual to help develop these services in the Nithsdale locality.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual committed to the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants will have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of volunteer management and service delivery. The ideal candidate will have experience of successful people based project development and partnership working in the voluntary sector.
This project has developed from work we are doing with people in the area around Brechin and Edzell to develop more opportunities for older people, including activities that can benefit the whole community. This is part of a wider project: Rural Wisdom is working with people in communities across Scotland and Wales to look at how rural communities work for people as they get older.
This new project is complementing all the good work and activities happening in this area. The aim is to increase the social connections for older people, including those who have additional disabilities or face other challenges, and other people who are, or are at risk of becoming, socially isolated.
There are several parts to the project:
The intention is that after a year or so people and community groups in the area will be able to take on the events and activities, such as taking turns to host these and working in partnership to plan and publicises what they do. The person working on this project will work alongside local people to plan how the Community Connections approach continues in the linger-term.
This project has links with a similar project that is being developed in the area around Brechin in Angus, also as a development from the Rural Wisdom work there. We are building links between the people working in each area. There will also be shared learning sessions and joint materials that tell other people what we are learning and doing in both projects.
The project is funded by the Greater Renfrewshire and Angus LEADER programmes as a co-operation project with a similar post in Eaglesham and the surrounding area in East Renfrewshire.
Corra Foundation delivers grant-making programmes which support a range of organisations working to improve the quality of life for people across Scotland and beyond. We deliver our own grant programmes as well as delivering on behalf of others, such as the Scottish Government.
We are looking for a Grant Advisor to join us and be part of our team providing excellent support to potential applicants from their first contact with Corra through to the assessment of applications and the monitoring of grants.
The successful post holder will have a working knowledge of the voluntary sector and hands-on experience of assessing funding applications. Grant Advisors also provide organisations with capacity building support and so applicants should have the ability to work closely with organisations in order to develop their skills around monitoring and evaluation methods, financial planning, funding strategies, etc.
The role is based around the three communities of Strathyre, Balquhidder and
Lochearnhead, located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The applicant will be employed by Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Community Trust (BLS Trust), reporting to the Trust’s Board of Directors. The role of the Community Development Officer will be to implement the objectives and projects as set by the BLS Trust Board. The BLS Trust is a community company and registered charity. The Trust derives most of its funding from grants, donations and fundraising. In recent years the Trust has expanded, taking on a number of assets, including land and Strathyre Village Hall, and is delivering a number of regular events and activities that are stretching our volunteers. Currently we are in the process of working through a Community Asset Transfer for land from Forestry Commission Scotland; working with Stirling Council to lease and develop land; developing our latest Community Action Plans; undertaking major village hall refurbishments, as well as our on-going projects. As a result we have been granted funding from the National Lottery’s Awards for All Scheme to employ a much needed Development Officer.
Key Roles and Responsibility
1. Work with the BLS Trust Board to deliver the Community Action Plan.
2. Work with the BLS Trust to develop, manage and implement other agreed projects and
3. Identifying and evaluating suitable projects for the BLS Trust if /when they arise.
4. Searching out sources of funding and making funding applications.
5. Work in partnership with other local community groups to provide assistance to their
projects if agreed by the BLS Trust Board.
6. Administration and record keeping. Including:
· Maintaining a members and Directors database;
· Devise and follow a suitable filing system;
· Preparation of board papers for monthly meetings, and papers for AGMs and EGMs;
· Fulfill the role of Company Secretary;
· Production of an annual newsletter;
· Keeping the BLS website, Facebook and Twitter feeds up-to-date.
7. Work with the Treasurer and accountant to collate and administer End of Year Accounts.
8. Attendance at board meetings and minute taking.
9. Liaise and network with other community groups, agencies, Third Sector Interfaces, and
organizations in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
10. Promote the profile of the BLS Trust.
Essential Skills and Ability
1. Practical experience of community development in a rural context.
2.High standard of written and verbal communication skills, including report writing
3. Good IT skills, including working with all Microsoft Office programmes (Excel, Word,
Outlook, Access), and working with the Cloud (Dropbox).
4. Practical experience in securing funding from a wide range of sources.
5. Good communication, negotiation and people skills.
6. Positive attitude, enthusiasm and ‘drive’.
7. Self-motivating and organised with the ability to work under own initiative and as part of a
8. Patience, persistence and determination to see things through to a conclusion.
9. The ability to work alone for extended periods.
10. Experienced in organising community events, meetings and workshops.
11. Availability to work evenings and occasional weekends (to form part of the contracted
12. Own transport and willingness to travel within Scotland when necessary.
13. Ability to work from home is essential.
Desirable Skill and Ability
1. Education to degree level or equivalent preferred.
2. Booking keeping and budget management skills.
3. Experience of partnership working and community consultation.
4. Experience in newsletter writing, website maintenance and social media.
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Who are Blue Triangle?
We are a vibrant not-for-profit-registered Housing Association and it is our mission is to assist vulnerable people to achieve better lives.
We provide safe, secure and welcoming accommodation for young homeless people and people with complex needs, across 9 local authority areas in Scotland. We support people to gain the right skills to move on to more independent living.
We are looking for committed, enthusiastic people who share our values and want to help us achieve our mission to join our Committee of Management.
Experience in the following areas is welcome but not essential. Drive and interest in what we are working to achieve is more important as relevant training and support will be given.
Committee of Management members are expected to attend most board meetings, which are held every 6 weeks, these are held during the day between 10.30am and 12.30pm in Glasgow. Committee members are also required to serve on a relevant sub-committee which meets every seven weeks. These meetings are also held in our Head Office in Glasgow during normal working hours.
Who can apply?
We welcome all applications, including those who are looking to enhance career opportunities, those who have left employment and are looking for a step back into the workplace or retired individuals with relevant experience. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented on our Committee of Management.
This is a voluntary role. Committee membership is unpaid but reasonable out of pocket expenses properly incurred will be reimbursed.