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 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