CVS Inverclyde has a mission to support communities and voluntary organisations improve the lives of Inverclyde’s people. We support local people to volunteer, bring communities together, strengthen voluntary organisations and champion the role of civil society in public planning.
After nearly ten years our current Chief Executive is moving on to a new post. We are now looking for a new leader with the vision and skills to take the organisation forward. The organisation has enjoyed a significant period of growth in capacity and reputation.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
The Welcoming Health Project is a volunteer-led health and wellbeing initiative for migrants and refugees in Edinburgh. The purpose of this part-time role is therefore to plan, deliver and evaluate the Edinburgh Joined Board funded Welcoming Health Project for the duration of three years (2019- 31st March 2022).
Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed at The Welcoming Association. All successful candidates must also provide a clear Basic Disclosure Certificate before the job can be awarded.
Passionate about engaging with voluntary sector organisations?
At the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), we love the voluntary sector. As the national membership body for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises, our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
The Public Affairs Officer (Engagement), will help sustain and create opportunities for the ideas, values and views of the collective sector to affect policy change across Scotland. We’re looking for someone who has a real passion for engaging with members with the ability to animate people and organisations to find out what is current and identify the key issues in the sector. You’ll be someone with excellent policy and influencing skills who has a real flair for networking and spotting trends.
If you fit the bill, find out more and apply now...
Woodlands Community is looking for a person with excellent communication, administration and marketing skills to manage the Community Meeting Room at Woodlands Workspace.
Our Meeting Room is hired by a wide range of individuals, community groups and organisations as well as used by Woodlands Community for our own community events. Activities in the building are principally focused on health and well-being, environmental protection and arts/crafts.
The Workspace Co-ordinator acts as the first point of contacts for hirers, manages bookings via an online booking system and promotes activities at the building through both social media and printed resources. They also support a group of volunteers to run promotional activities and assists our Finance Manager to ensure payments for bookings are kept up to date.
The successful candidate will have excellent IT and administrative skills, be able to manage a varied workload and be experienced in managing budgets and/or customer accounts. They will be able to communicate well with people from a range of different backgrounds, work flexibly within a small team and support volunteers to promote the work which we are doing.
We have a vacancy for a Cook, based at our Christian activity centre at Alltnacriche, just outside Aviemore.
Alltnacriche regularly hosts school groups participating in residential experiences, SU Holidays and youth groups enjoying weekend breaks. We offer a range of outdoor activities to our guests, and use outdoor classroom concepts with schools.
Classroom Outdoors is our highly regarded programme of school residential experiences and we welcome 700 – 800 pupils from around 30 schools to Alltnacriche each year.
Our ideal candidate will have the understanding and experience to run a kitchen to a very high standard, blending hands on tasks with leading and managing a small team of support staff/volunteers. You will have the drive and vision to develop the menu and experience we offer to our guests, with a strong focus on responding to their needs as and when necessary. You will need to be comfortable balancing this guest centered approach with the knowledge and ability to implement full HACCP control procedures at all times, and will be responsible for ensuring that this happens.
During school residentials you will take the lead in delivering breakfast and a three course evening meal with options, working with the schools host to ensure all relevant information is passed on and all dietary and medical needs are met. You will also be responsible for planning future menus, ordering and stock control, alongside normal tasks associated with running a kitchen.
We have a number of other groups who will require catering, however the majority of our weekend groups and all SU Holidays are self-catered and will have access to our kitchen facilities. You will be responsible for induction and support during their event and ensuring the kitchen is returned to the appropriate standard after use.
Outside of school residentials there will be an additional focus on developing what the centre can offer, deep cleaning, equipment maintenance, staff and personal development, and opportunities to be involved in other areas of the centre’s ministry.
This role may be suitable for flexible working arrangements and this can be discussed at interview. The accommodation that is part of the package on offer for this role can be discussed at interview.
Alltnacriche is a small team and you will be involved in all aspects of caring for our guests, including regular evening work, and you may be required to hold the duty phone overnight.
Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives. The centre supports SU Scotland’s strategy – facilitating residential events that help and enable young people in Scotland to explore the Christian faith.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act – part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure
Funded by the Big Lottery our Perinatal Befriending Support Service based within the East Lothian area. Our services aim to help mums who are struggling with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and after their baby is born. Our befrienders are there for the mums while they are pregnant and up to the baby is aged one. This befriending relationship helps mum, her partner and immediate family and, as a result, we aim to improve parents' mental health, reduce social isolation and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.
You will help to develop and implement the principles of the Perinatal Befriending Support Service to provide an early intervention, low intensity service for those with low level (mild to moderate) diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues in the perinatal period.
Our current vacancy is based in Macmerry, Tranent, working 30 hours per week. This post is currently funded until 30th September 2021. Working hours are flexible and will be in line with the needs of the service. Service delivery could be out with normal working hours and may include mornings, evenings and weekends. A 5% unsocial allowance is paid for this. You will work closely with referrers and families to identify and assess the required support. You will recruit, train and support appropriate volunteers to be matched with parents in providing befriending support.
Ideally you will have local knowledge of the area and services available to families. You will have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 8 or have equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You will have experience of working with children and vulnerable families and be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mental health issues can affect relationships in a family setting and the impact during the perinatal stage. Experience of Volunteer Management would be desirable.
We have got an exciting opportunity to join our friendly staff team as Marketing & Digital Communications Officer.
We are seeking an experienced, creative and enthusiastic individual with a focus on quality and impact to play a key role in helping us develop and deliver engaging, exciting and meaningful marketing and communications to our members, key stakeholders, and the wider public.
In this role, you will lead on shaping and delivering our digital communications, and the marketing of Scouts Scotland and our three Scout Adventure Centres in Scotland at Fordell Firs, Meggernie, and Lochgoilhead.
While embracing our values, you will be creative, driven and innovative with a strong track record of delivering and analysing effective marketing and communications through established and emerging digital and traditional channels. You must be a strong team player, able to inspire and motivate the people you support, work with complex groups of people, and have excellent planning, design and copywriting skills.
This is a really exciting opportunity to grow and develop the communications of Scotland’s largest mixed youth organisation, work with an established and inspiring brand in a friendly team, and really make a difference to the lives of young people across Scotland.
We have got an exciting opportunity to join our staff team as Scouting Operations Officer (Inclusion).
We are seeking an experienced individual with a focus on outcomes and impact to play a key role in helping us achieve our vision of preparing more young people with skills for life by ensuring they are supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
Inclusion is a core strand of our new strategy. As part of a busy team, you will work with volunteers and colleagues to maximise opportunities to make Scouts more inclusive, identifying priority areas, ensuring that we are reaching communities where Scouts is currently under-represented, and ensuring an inclusive approach is central to everything we do. You will form relationships within communities across Scotland to understand their needs, and how we can work with them to ensure young people can access our evidence-based programme. You will also work with our volunteers across Scotland to support local inclusion objectives, while also supporting the wider Scouting Operations Operational Plan.
While embracing our values, you will be results driven with a strong track record of setting and meeting targets with defined outcomes. You must be a strong team player, able to inspire and motivate the people you support, work with complex groups of people, and have excellent communication and networking skills.
Social Bite is a sandwich shop with a difference. Every day we provide free food to 150 people from the homeless community in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. We work to end people’s isolation and exclusion by helping them to overcome barriers.
We are looking for a special someone to run our Social Bite Events in Glasgow and engage with people who have been affected by homelessness in volunteering and employment opportunities.
Our Social Impact Team is energetic and enthusiastic with a passion and commitment to improving the lives of people who are vulnerable. This is a job for someone who loves variety – every day brings something new.
You will come with experience in working to support and develop individuals with multiple/complex needs and a desire to join our collaborative movement to end homelessness. You will build positive relationships with volunteers and external partners.
You will enjoy taking your own initiative but also working as a part of the team. You will travel around our various locations. You will be resilient, always bringing a smile and can-do attitude to your work.
We need you to be: