Qualifications and Experience
· GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent Essential
· Relevant experience within a secretarial or administrative role Essential
· Competent in using Microsoft office and other computer applications Essential
· Experience in recruiting / co-ordinating volunteers Essential
Knowledge and Skills
· The ability to be flexible and to work outside normal office hours Essential
· An ability to work under pressure and remain focussed on key tasks Essential
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Essential
· Ability to work well with others as part of a team Essential
· Work on own initiative and be self-motivated Essential
· The ability to respect and understand confidentiality Essential
· Lone working and working autonomously Desirable
· The role will require the ability to travel across the central belt/Glasgow office
· Willingness to undertake training and personal development
FVSC is looking for a new Centre Activities Coordinator due to the previous post holder retiring. The Centre, a registered charity based in Camelon, Falkirk, has been helping people with sight and hearing loss, of all ages, across Forth Valley for over a decade.
The role of Centre Activities Coordinator is a vital one as it is at the very heart of the charity’s mission. FVSC is unique in providing social groups and activities to encourage people with sensory loss to build confidence and live as independently as possible. We also offer support and advice to carers and family members.
This is a challenging but very rewarding position with a well-established charity. As the number of people with sensory loss continues to grow, the provision of our groups and classes will also continue to rise in importance. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, imaginative, willing to help in all situations and innovative, helping develop new groups and activities as well as building a large centre user base.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We’re seeking to recruit an Employability Project Worker to cover the current post holder’s Maternity Leave. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
The Employability Services team deals primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants.
We are delighted to have our work in this area recognised through the SURF 2017 Award for 'removing barriers to employment' and the Mentor Networks inclusion award. We support young people by offering valuable work placements and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression, including employability, tenancy and citizenship, youth work and leadership award qualifications. We are actively working towards expanding our services to include adults of any age.
This role will work closely with our Employability Development Manager and wider team to support the achievement of high standards across LinkLiving's Employability programmes and activities and to further develop opportunities to extend our reach. A key element of this role is to ensure consistency in participant recruitment processes, training development and delivery in accordance with Link and SQA standards.
The postholder will have the values, skills and personal qualities to develop relationships with other partners, training providers and services whilst actively promoting opportunities for the service.
A significant part of the role involves using technology to assist service delivery, drive efficiency and enable a quality assured service.
What you will need
In addition to our Values (Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Caring), you will have:
Experience of co-ordinating training courses
An ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers
Knowledge and understanding the of employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives
Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills
Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
Knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure training is effective
An ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies
An ability to drive and able to travel between services as required
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job information Pack available on our online recruitment portal.
Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of people you are looking after. You will act as a key worker to specific people and lead service projects contributing to company objectives. You will often be helping people to wash & dress, eat & drink, and go about their daily activities. You may be cooking for them or taking them shopping, helping filling in forms for them, or moving them into a comfortable position.
You will often be the first to alert professionals with updates on support and any new health problems. You will be liaising with a variety of professionals to ensure that the relevant support is provided.
If you are a motivated individual who takes pride & accountability in the work you do, then we want to hear from you!
A comprehensive, engaging and interactive induction programme is provided; however, it is essential that applicants can meet the following criteria:
• Experience of dealing with challenging behaviours
• Good communication & interpersonal skills
• Ability to be flexible in approach to work
• Good reporting & recording skills
• Full Manual Driving licence.
Due to Step Ups expanding programme, we welcome motivated and person centred candidates to apply.