Deafblind Scotland is the specialist charity working with adults living with dual sensory loss. Our ambitions are high for members and we are therefore at the forefront of finding ways to support people to lead their most meaningful life.
Deafblindness can be a devastating condition that can make daily life extremely challenging and as a result, many people with dual sensory loss become isolated. Our services can make a vital difference to their lives; enabling people to regain confidence, gain vital communication skills and re-establish social connections. Some people may acquire the loss of both senses where others may be born Deaf or with sight loss and lose the other sense as they move through adult life caused by conditions such as Ushers Syndrome or age related conditions such as Glaucoma.
We are seeking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to work across several programme areas, supporting the Programme Leads to create and implement innovative approaches to improving the lives of people living with Deafblindness. This role involves working alongside deafblind people to facilitate their engagement, promoting a culture of empowerment and peer leadership. Working as part of a dynamic team, you will liaise with a range of stakeholders, delivering evidence-based monitoring and evaluation reports and co-producing and facilitating training events.
Silver Stag of Scotland is a Community Interest Company which ensures that all surplus resources are reinvested into our social purpose of alleviating poverty and the effects of poverty.
As part of our mission, we have recently secured 24 acres of wood and 10 acres of fields to improve the quality of our work and position ourselves to be at the forefront of working with local communalities to grow and manage the natural environment, to ensure sustainable living whilst also growing healthy food and improving food literacy.
We already have a community kitchen and cookery school which focuses on tackling poverty and food insecurity, whilst considering the environmental impact of the food system, sustainability, seasonality and health and nutrition. We also have a designated Learning Hub which provides accredited vocational training to a wide range of individuals in different subjects.
Purpose of the Job:
We are looking for a Wood and Field and Manager to help us make the land we look after healthier and more resilient. We want biodiversity and wildlife to thrive, have natural resources that are accessible to more people, and contribute to addressing the climate crisis.
At the same time we want to farm our fields in a sustainable way that produces food that can be resold and ensure an income to the project whilst also developing opportunities to support those with long term health conditions to participate in volunteer in a natural environment.
The Wood and Field Manager will be responsible for 5 main areas of work:
1. Developing and Maintaining Site Layout
2. Determining and farming to a Crop Plan
3. Identifying a sustainable Community Wood Action Plan
4. Expanding Our Markets
5. Growing our volunteer base
The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project
The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project is managed by a consortia of several third sector organisations within East Dunbartonshire. Each partner has particular skills and knowledge that they bring to the partnership whilst at the same time ensuring that the work maintains its sometimes competing demands of priority.
The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project aims to:
• Provide an educational experience which connects people with food and the land and promotes compassionate farming and environmental sustainability.
• Engage the community, including those who are marginalised, in meaningful activity.
• Create a sense of community and belonging where people can develop and be valued.
Ceartas is an independent professional advocacy service which works with all people aged 16 and over in East Dunbartonshire.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Dementia Link Worker 28 hours. £21,500 - £26,875K (pro rata)
The post holder will work to develop awareness of independent advocacy; services and supports for people affected by dementia in East Dunbartonshire through the provision of individual and group support utilising a peer support model.