CAN YOU HELP US CHANGE LIVES?
The Larder is a fast growing innovative social enterprise working to reduce the impact of poverty by supporting the most disadvantaged young people (and some adults) into work and reducing hunger by providing access to hot nutritious meals with dignity.
We believe in the transformational nature of food, so every one of our trainees learns to cook, a skill for life that is also transferable to the hospitality sector. We also operate 4 cafes that are based in communities across West Lothian. We also believe that sometimes for some children and young people, school is not the best place for positive learning experiences so we use our cafes as training hubs and work with school to provide vocational learning spaces for young people who are struggling to maintain a mainstream education place. On a weekly basis they gain real life work experience whilst gaining qualifications and building their confidence. Our young people cook the food that we sell in our cafes whilst being supported by a dedicated and experienced staff team.
This is an exciting time to be part of The Larder as we are about to install a second training kitchen at our base in Livingston and have a 5 year plan to have our own bespoke space to integrate all of our services into a modern food hub fit for 21st century learning and food enterprise.
We are looking for a chair person who understands the complex nature of balancing charitable aims with enterprise trading. Someone who can work with the senior staff member to support and develop the board and the staff team so that together we build a resilient and sustainable organisation that changes lives through food.
The time commitment per year is 6 to 8 board meetings and a maximum of 4 meetings with the senior member of staff.
Are you interested in changing the lives of Women Children and Young People who have been impacted by domestic abuse?
West Lothian Woman’s Aid (WLWA) has been established for 39 years and does important inspirational work to support and empower some of the most vulnerable women and children throughout West Lothian. WLWA provide advice, information and support, including safe accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
We are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
The role of Board member is unpaid and offers a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the existing Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance and leadership to the existing staff team.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
WLWA is committed to equality and diversity and positively encourages applications from women throughout the community. Only women may apply under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
Horizon Housing Association is a social housing provider of affordable housing and services that enable people, irrespective of age or impairment to live full, independent lives in the community of their choice. Driven by a commitment to the inclusion of disabled people, Horizon contributes to the delivery of more accessible homes across Scotland and serves as an exemplar of good practice.
Established in 1998, Horizon has now built more than 800 homes across 11 local authorities. One quarter of Horizon’s housing is built or adapted to ensure accessibility for all, providing services in line with their vision of creating inclusive communities where everyone has a home that meets their needs. Horizon also delivers initiatives, contracts and services supporting disabled and older people in home ownership and private lettings with improved independence and quality of life.
Horizon has developed various partnerships over the years, supporting the increase of access to housing services by working with Housing Options Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living. The Association also joined the Link Group in 2009 to improve Horizon’s ability and capacity to achieve its aims and continue to fulfil its purpose. Working closely with Link Group subsidiaries, Horizon functions as a key member of the group but retains its identity and individuality.
The new Chief Executive will lead the organisation to deliver the key aims and objectives, working closely with partners and the Link Group. Developing services and campaigning to address the national shortfall of fully accessible homes for disabled people, they will act as an ambassador for Horizon and the Link Group, its tenants and the Board at public events and forums. The candidate will be an innovator, introducing new ideas and potential improvements to the organisation through the delivery of person-centred services, collaborating with the wider Group. Horizon’s Chief Executive will be a strong communicator, and through policy and research, act as a key influencer in supporting Horizon’s commitment to independent living, inclusive design and fully accessible homes.
Horizon requires an engaging leader who will support and guide the board to fulfil the strategic objections and continue to fulfil Horizon’s purpose and vision.
Experience of the housing sector is not a prerequisite to be considered for this role – all backgrounds are welcome as are applications from all sectors of the community who share Horizon’s values and aims. Relevance and motivation should be highlighted within your application.
Team Jak are a Scottish charity providing practical, social and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, their family and friends and those bereaved through Jak’s Den in Livingston and pop up Dens in Aberdeen and North of Scotland, Fife and Dundee and Lothian and Borders with hospital outreach in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to join our Fundraising Co-ordinator to continue to expand our charity throughout Scotland and further develop and sustain meaningful relationships within the community and local businesses.
This exciting Relationship Coordinator role will be up to 5 days per week and will be based at Livingston although frequent travel within the area and some work in Aberdeen is expected. You will be expected to use your initiative and manage your own diary along with liaising with our Fundraising Coordinator.
Salary: £21-23,000 depending on experience. Certificate in Fundraising preferred.
• To target key local communities with the aim of securing support by local groups. Such groups will include local churches, Rotary clubs and other community based clubs and associations
• To set up and develop new ‘TJ Ambassador’ groups who will establish fundraising support for the charity in the heart of local communities with a regular calendar of events
• To promote existing activities to local communities, including:
Raffles / Lotteries
Den Events and Challenges
• To secure partnerships with small and medium sized corporates and support their giving through staff fundraising, payroll giving and foundations.
• To help support online social media promotion and support of events and fundraisers within communities, with the aim of creating better engagement and attracting new supporters
• To represent and proactively promote the Den within the local community with talks, cheque presentations and appearances to a high standard as required
• To specifically target the younger potential fundraising audience
• To ensure that record keeping is efficient and effective, to keep up to date information on existing supporters and ensure that banking and thanking for community donations is processed within 5 working days of receipt of funds
• To actively use existing database information to help targeted Fundraising
This is an exciting and demanding role and we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
• A professional approach with excellent interpersonal skills
• Have the ability to liaise effectively and establish good working relationships
• Computer literate
• Community fundraising experience
•Knowledge of Corporate Fundraising and willingness to embrace this area
• Other fundraising and relations activities as required We are looking for candidates with a real can-do attitude that have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be the face of the charity in the local communities we serve.
• Being a driver with a car is essential
•MINstF or similar qualification preferred
•Proven track record in successful fundraising required
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required
EARS Independent Advocacy Service is an independent advocacy provider.
We are re-advertising the following post (previous applicants need not apply):
Independent Older People/Stroke Advocacy Worker
(28 hours) salary £23,080 (£18,464 pro rata).
To provide independent advocacy to older people in the community or residential and hospital care settings and adult Stroke survivors, who are resident within West Lothian.
The post will be based in the EARS West Lothian office in Livingston.
This post - initially to March 2020 - will continue the provision of independent advocacy to older people and those diagnosed with a stroke in West Lothian.
The Trust wishes to appoint a part-time volunteer coordinator/project development worker on a fixed term contract for eight months (with the potential for extension).
The purpose of role is tofurther develop and implement our volunteer recruitment, support and activity plans based primarily around our In-Bloom growing project.
We have live vacancies across various locations in Scotland. And they’ll be a steady flow of new vacancies released over the coming months. Please search for a job in your postcode by clicking apply, and if there’s not a job near you right now then remember to sign up for alerts and we’ll notify you when we have one in your community.
We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.
Do you want to work with an awards winning organisation?
Do you share Aspire values in respect of the rights of vulnerable people to live ordinary lives?
Are you caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in the community who may have additional support needs?
A full UK driving licence with access to a car is essential, as travel throughout the service area is an expectation of the post.
Salary is dependent on service and shift pattern.
Your role may include:
· Assisting with personal care;
· Working with individuals to participate in community based social activities of their choice; and/or
· Assisting people with clinical and health care needs.
Additional desirable qualities, qualifications and experience of the post holder include:
· Hardworking, flexible, motivated and driven to do the right thing by the people we support;
· SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertake a SVQ; and
· Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered.
Employee benefits include:
· Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong Support & Leadership;
· Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus;
· Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit; and
· Employee Health Assured assistance programme.