Positive Help
Positive Help

Charity registered in Scotland SC008382

Positive Help was set up in 1989 in response to requests for day to day assistance from those living with HIV in the Edinburgh area. Since then, our services have developed to meet the changing needs and increasing number of our clients. Our original purpose remains the same, though the range of people we support has broadened. We now give free practical support to adults and families living with HIV and Hepatitis C in and around Edinburgh. Our services are offered by volunteers and we have a small staff team dedicated to ensuring that volunteers and service users are supported.

Current vacancies

Fundraising and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th May 2019

Positive Help provides practical support to adults and children affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Now in its 30th year there are exciting times ahead as the organisation develops its strategy for the future of supporting our community and being recognised for contributing to reducing the transmission rates in the Lothians.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised Fundraiser and Communications Officer to join us in the next chapter of Positive Help.

You will have experience of generating income and fundraising within the third sector and looking to join a dynamic team. You will be able to maximise opportunities for promoting the charity and build links with potential corporate supporters and other stakeholders.

We are looking for candidates interested in a challenging but diverse role. In return you will be supported, motivated, encouraged and developed in a position that promises to be enjoyable and rewarding.


Find out more about Positive Help on Good HQ


Home Support Service

At Postcode

Practical / DIY

30th June 2016

Positive Helps's home support servive makes a very direct impact on quality of life for those affected by the symptoms of HIV or Hep C and the often debilitating side effects of combination drugs therapies. With home support our client's quality of life can be transformed on a da… Read more

Supportive Driver Volunteer

At Postcode

Driving / Escorting

10th June 2016

Our volunteer drivers provide service users with lifts to hospital or GP appointments so that they can access vital medical care and treatment. They also help service users to get to support groups, supermarkets and other activities, as well as collecting and delivering prescript… Read more

Childrens/Young People's Befriender

At Postcode

Befriending / Mentoring

10th June 2016

Positive Help staff work hard to make good matches between our young people and volunteers. Once a suitable match has been made, the befrienders will meet with the child or young person fortnightly and engage in a fun activity together. This can range from a visit to the Zoo, pic… Read more

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