West Lothian Women’s Aid (WLWA) is the sole charitable organisation in West Lothian working to provide information, support and accommodation to Women experiencing domestic abuse in the area. WLWA has been working to stop domestic abuse against women and children since 1980.
The Services Co-ordinator offers essential support to the team by taking responsibility for the day-to-day coordination and management of current services. These include a network of safe accommodation and the provision of a variety of additional information and support services.
The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience working in a related field and will have completed or be willing to complete SVQ 4 Health and Social Services having already obtained a minimum of SVQ 3 Health and Social Services or equivalent.
EARS Independent Advocacy Service is an independent advocacy provider. We are currently recruiting the following post: Independent Older People/ Stroke Advocacy Worker (28 hours) - salary £21,819 (£17,455 pro rate). 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.
We especially welcome applications from people with experience of providing independent advocacy and/or experience of working with older people or those surviving a Stroke.
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.
The Larder has grown significantly over the last few years and in particular since June 2018, when we grew from 9 members of staff to 21 by November 2018. Since August 2018 we have also increased the number of people that we train and support from 80 to over 200 from the age of 5 to 38.
To support this growth we are now recruiting an additional Assessor/Training officer who will join our team of 3 Training Officers and a Training Manager.
This is an exciting time to join us as we install a second training kitchen and continue to expand our enterprise income and training programmes and changing lives through food.
We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated person who has experience of working with the most disadvantaged young people and adults with multiple barriers to being all that they can be. Someone that can bring empathy and creativity to our training programmes so that the people that we work with have the possibility of reaching their full potential.
As The Larder uses food to engage with participants and build their confidence and skills we would seek to appoint someone with experience of the hospitality sector. However this is not an essential criteria as being able to assess SQA qualifications and create nurturing learning environments is much more important.
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
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.