We are recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic project worker to join our Youth Team at Space & Broomhouse Hub as part of our Youth Befriending service.
Summary of Post
· Be part of a team who coordinate a volunteer befriending service, supporting children and young people, aged 5-16 years, in South West Edinburgh, who are affected by parental drug or alcohol use
· Work with the Service Manager and the youth befriending team to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders
· Manage referrals and undertake assessments in partnership with children and young people, families, referrers and other relevant individuals
· Develop and organise group activities programme in partnership
· Work as part of the wider team to ensure services are delivered effectively; and to work in partnership with children and families, relevant professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the service remit is carried out with regard to statutory commitments and best practice
PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme
The Community One Stop Shop is a small and independent community resource based in Broomhouse, Edinburgh. We support local residents through our services which include advice, employability, emergency food provision, and various ancillary activities.
This is a unique opportunity to join our fabulous team and to support local individuals and families who rely so much on our services. As a key member of our team, you will support the management team in developing and sustaining crucial services in a challenging time. You will write and submit persuasive and compelling funding applications and identify new funding opportunities. We are looking for an individual with provable fundraising experience with community-based charities. You will have evidence of relevant achievements and strong relationship-building skills. You will report directly to the Project Manager.
Who are we looking for? Person Specifications:
Responsible to: DTAS Development & Communications Officer
Hours: 35 hours per week (excluding meal breaks). No overtime paid, but time off in lieu may be taken as appropriate.
Leave entitlement: 25 days p/a, plus 10 public holidays
Period of Employment: Fixed term, 1 year post (with 3 months probationary period). Potential for a further 1 year extension subject to funding.
The purpose of this new post is to create a sustainable umbrella model that will support individual community transport schemes. This could help with costs like insurance, training and maintenance - but would allow the individual communities to ensure that they were introducing a scheme that worked to their community’s needs.
As a result of this pilot project, we will find a sustainable, replicable model that will help other communities to deliver successful schemes.
This post is the result of a partnership between COMO UK, Community Transport Association (Scotland), Energy Savings Trust and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS).
DTAS will employ a full-time a Community Transport Development Officer on a 2 year basis (initially 1 year) to support DTAS members who are delivering or looking to deliver community transport schemes in their areas.
We will identify 5 geographically dispersed areas as a pilot study and work with them to plan, implement and deliver successful, sustainable community transport schemes in their locality. Entrenched rural transport challenges like a lack of public transport and rising fuel costs that are well evidenced, coupled with the fact that independent community car club schemes are expensive to design and deliver.
Role & Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of this role will be to:
The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.
People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.
The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas: