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.
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
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The Peer Mentoring Project Worker will complement therapeutic support within the Health & Wellbeing Team by recruiting and training volunteers to work along-side the therapists, increasing access to services. This includes setting goals specific to the young person’s needs relating to self-development, connecting with others, learning and work and physical health. Through weekly meetings, peer mentors will develop a positive, meaningful relationship aimed at improving the young person’s mental wellbeing, social confidence and reducing isolation.
We’re looking for a candidate with experience of volunteer recruitment, training and management, ideally related to peer mentoring, although training will be provided. The ideal candidate should have experience in the youth work sector (or related sector with a youth work focus). We need a personable, outward facing colleague who is comfortable working alone as well as part of a team.
We are an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and offer a range of great benefits.
Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
We have adapted quickly to respond to the COVID 19 Pandemic and will be adapting again in the months ahead to respond to public health guidance and the needs of our community. High quality, accessible money, social security, housing and work advice will be particularly critical.
We are therefore seeking an experienced money adviser to join our busy front-line service. You will provide in-session money advice support to volunteer advisers within our generalist service; build capacity of generalist adviser; participate on a Session Support rota for generalist advice sessions and undertake Type II money advice casework. Although this is post is currently funded until 31/3/21, we anticipate this being funded into 2021/2022.
A sound competence across all main advice areas with recent experience of providing money advice to Scottish National Standards competency is essential, along with an enthusiasm and commitment to support the principles of volunteerism. Strong effective communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, problem solve and a flexible approach are all essential.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
For a short-term project to support bureaux with embedding remote learning opportunities, Citizens Advice Scotland training team is looking for a Training Officer. It is an exciting moment for developing innovative solutions to help increase the number of volunteers able to contribute to advice and other roles in bureaux across Scotland.
The Training Officer will work with bureaux to deliver virtual training, mentoring and support to help build the competence and confidence of volunteers to fully participate and provide advice to the thousands of client needing our services at this crucial time.
We are looking for a bureau tutor who are keen to build on their experience and knowledge to learn and share new ways to support training in bureaux and sharing best practice across the Citizens Advice network in Scotland.
We welcome applications to work full or part-time.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Housing Adviser at Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity and Glasgow City Council.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic housing professional to provide expert impartial advice and assistance for serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their dependant families in the Glasgow area. You will be responsible for delivering a start to finish service for clients experiencing homelessness or with housing issues.
To carry out this role successfully you will have knowledge of housing law in Scotland and an understanding of the housing landscape in Glasgow. In addition, you will have knowledge of statutory and voluntary organisations to enable partnership working.
You will be able to manage a full and varied case load providing holistic advice with an emphasis on housing and homelessness. You will work with others in the team to ensure practical assistance and emotional support is available. An understanding of the issues faced by veterans, serving personnel and their families is essential to the role.
As part of our Tenancy Sustainment Programme you will be involved with the recruitment and management of volunteers in conjunction with the Housing Peer Support Worker. Previous experience in this area is desirable.
You will be IT literate with confidence in the use of MS Office and databases. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of clients and partners.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Due to Covid-19 the Glasgow’s Helping Heroes team is currently working remotely until we can ensure a safe office working environment for our employees.
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Move On is seeking to recruit a Depot Development Worker who is keen to learn, committed and imaginative, to work in our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.
FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland Service
Move on runs our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland service from our depot in South Street, Glasgow. The service receives fit for purpose surplus food from the major retailers, manufacturers and growers and distributes it to our Community Food Members, who are mainly charities, community projects etc, working with people affected by food insecurity.
In the last year FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland has delivered over 960 tonnes of surplus food, enough food to offer 2.2 million meal portions to those in need.
Our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot is also a training hub, which has at the heart of everything it does a determination to improve the lives and employability prospects of our trainees, volunteers and service users. We are a user led organisation and pride ourselves in wholeheartedly investing in this essential aspect of the service.
As we expand our service we are looking to recruit a motivated individual who has the same ambition and commitment as our existing team.
The Edinburgh College Board of Management is currently seeking to fill two non-executive vacancies.
Our Board is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:
The College would also welcome applications from individuals with relevant expertise in the following areas: (i) Human Resources and Organisational Development; and/or, (ii) Relevant aspects of Scots Law (including contract and commercial law).
Applications are encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.
Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust (F&BV CDT) is a registered charity which was set-up in 2006. It aims to address the needs, issues, concerns, and aspirations of our communities with a focus on the social, economic, physical, environmental health and well-being of these communities.
F&BV CDT seeks to achieve this by implementing the following aims and outcome targets:
Main purpose of the post
This is an exciting new post, with substantial opportunities to develop and implement a new and diverse range of community-based projects, initiatives, activities, and events: Aimed at the relief and prevention of poverty, disadvantage, inequality, and exclusion.
The new post holder will be given the opportunity to assist and support Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust as it seeks to develop existing and create new community-based projects and initiatives.
The post holder will be based at the Eastfield Development Centre (EDC) The EDC is a community facility that F&BV CDT began leasing from West Lothian Council in May 2017. The process of transferring ownership of the building from West Lothian Council to F&BV CDT is well underway and is expected to be completed by Autumn 2020.
The Development Worker will work closely with the EDC Manager, the Centre Management Group, the F&BV CDT Board of Volunteer Trustees, Staff Team and Volunteers to develop a diverse programme of activities, projects, initiatives and events aimed at meeting the needs of local people, families and the wider community.
Responsible: To Eastfield Development Centre Manager
Responsible: For developing, implementing, and delivering community-based, projects, events, initiatives and activities: aimed at addressing poverty, inequality, disadvantage and exclusion
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the National Projects Team. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project support. We are currently looking for two Network Engagement Officers who will work alongside the rest of the project team, ensuring successful delivery and development. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis initially until the end of March 2021.
As well as providing project support, your role will support the execution and delivery of the Help to Claim (Universal Credit) project through proactive engagement, communication, planning and reporting with key stakeholders and participating member organisations of Citizens Advice Scotland.
The role will ensure both external and internal stakeholders are communicated with regularly, effectively and in an engaging way, particularly on matters relating to project delivery, management of project change and risks, continuous improvement and Quality Assurance as well as contract management and management control and reporting requirements. The role will foster a team culture and support the National Projects and in particular the Help to Claim Teams to communicate and engage stakeholders effectively on all national projects related matters.
Initially, this role will be allocated to the Help to Claim project. Help to Claim is a comprehensive, enhanced support service which will be delivered by the bureau network. Citizens Advice Bureaux will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment. Citizens Advice Bureaux will employ specialist advisers to deliver the service face to face as well as through webchat and telephony.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of project support, including the use of project stakeholder, communication and contract management tools and techniques. You will therefore need to have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly, accurately and accessibly to non-specialists. It is essential that you are able to comfortably use IT packages, including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software and previous experience of on line contract tendering systems would be an advantage.
This role offers the opportunity to be part of an influential organisation that campaigns for a fairer Scotland in order to make a real difference to consumers' lives. This is a great opportunity to play a critical role in helping to make society fairer, and in supporting our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.
*This role is normally based in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance, not necessarily full time, at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.