Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are seeking unpaid volunteer Directors to join their Board of Directors. They should reside or work in West Lothian.
Directors are expected to play a full part in the activities of the CAB West Lothian Board.
The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance and conduct in the business of CAB WL.
The Board meets at least five times per year. In addition, Standing Committees meet a minimum of four times a year. Directors are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.
In particular CAB West Lothian is looking for individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
o Legal Background
o Commercial funding
o Human Resources
o Entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas)
o Media and Marketing
Cyrenians Farm Community provides accommodation for up to 8 young people who will have experienced a tough reality, potentially as a consequence of family breakdown, homelessness, drug or alcohol issues, or poor mental health. The purpose of the Communities is to provide a safe and stable community environment for young people to live, learn and develop together. Our unique approach to supported accommodation helps young people to develop their skills through training and ongoing support
This role involves key work support for residents and volunteers, delivering group work, and liaising with referring agencies. Alongside these, you will work to ensure that Cyrenians Community model is adhered to and developed; and that the quality of service remains high.
We are looking for a well organised and passionate individual who is aware of the challenges young people face. You will have experience of working with this client group, excellent communication skills, and a creative approach to problem solving. You should also be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
For 50 years, Cyrenians has served those on the edge; working with the homeless and vulnerable to transform their lives by beginning with their story, helping them believe that they can change their lives, and walking with them as they lead their own transformation.
Our Vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our Mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
Cyrenians Farm, at Kirknewton is a working organic farm producing local fruit, vegetables and eggs, and is also home to a community of vulnerable young people, many with backgrounds of homelessness. Cyrenians also runs a Good Food Programme in Edinburgh which is home to several food related services including FareShare Central and South East Scotland which collects excess food form local outlets and redistributes to other organisations working with people in need and Food Education services offering cooking classes and creating clubs alleviating isolation and loneliness.
Working with the Head of Enterprise and the Farm team, this role will oversee the Farm operation including the implementation of new initiatives in the growth plan. These tasks include promoting the enterprise and the Good Food Programme, developing effective marketing and communications with the support of the central team, manage the Farm facility ensuring maintenance within Health and Safety requirements, manage the Farm team of staff and volunteers to deliver operationally and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.
You should also be an effective team player, with excellent organisations skills and business experience in the food sector. You will be trustworthy and responsible, and able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
We seek an enthusiastic individual to support the work of our housing support team in the operation of our supported accommodation projects. You will provide support to homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16 - 25 to develop practical, independent living skills. You will have an interest in youth homelessness and experience of working with young people.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides therapeutic work activities for people in West Lothian who have a severe and enduring mental illness. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We are about to enter into an exciting phase of development & growth and require an Operations & Project Manager to support the existing Brock team to deliver the organisations aims & objectives over the next two years.
The Operations Manager role is based on an initial fixed term contract for 24 months, working 25 hours per week; while the Project Manager role is based on a fixed term contract for 12 months, working 12.5 hours per week.
We are open to applications from individuals who are interested in doing either the Operations Manager or Project Manager role; and from individuals who would like to combine both roles into one working on a full-time basis for the first 12 months of a 24 month contract and part-time thereafter.
Job Descriptions for both roles are available to download below.
If you think you have the skillset and mindset to help us deliver our strategic aims & objectives over the next two years and possibly beyond, please apply in writing (attaching an up to date CV) outling why you think you are a good fit for the Brock and the role(s) advertised. Please indicate in your letter whether you are interested in the Operations Manager; Project Manager or combined Operations & Project Manager role.