BRAG Enterprises Ltd
BRAG Enterprises Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC003517

BRAG Enterprise was developed as a result of the immense impact to the local economy of the pit closures after the miners’ strikes of the mid-80’s. In the 1980s the Benarty area, located in Central Fife, had one of the highest rates of unemployment in Fife and in Scotland. The area had relied upon the coal industry and although many of the local pits had closed in the sixties many men still travelled to work in the larger deep mines under the River Forth as well as to Rosyth Naval Dockyard who was also a large local employer. By the mid 80’s many of these sites along with their supply chain partners had simply disappeared. BRAG (Benarty Regeneration Action Group) Enterprise was founded by a group of community activists. The initiative was a direct response from the community to the specific social and economic impact of the demise of the coal industry on the communities of Benarty, Kelty, Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly. This area was collectively referred to as The Benarty Basin.

Current vacancies

Top job! Board Trustees (Non Executive Director)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Crosshill Business Centre, KY5 8BJ
  • Closing 9th August 2019

Our mission is one of stimulating communities to pursue sustainable long term outcomes that can include things like robust employment and the growth of community enterprise. Our Board of Directors is committed to this mission, and we expect members to bring their wide range of skills, knowledge, expertise, objectivity, insight and strategic thought to the table. They involve themselves in our work and steer and drive our organisation to achieve increasingly better results. We are looking for experienced and passionate people to join our Board of Directors and assist us in strategic development and governance.

We are looking for new Board Members who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of Enterprise or employability but must be committed and passionate about making a difference for the communities we support and we would particularly welcome individuals who come from the mid Fife area . At this time, we are seeking individuals who have held, senior roles in your sector, preferably with experience of setting strategy and managing senior teams however this is not essential.

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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Based within our head office in Crosshill however occasional visits to other sites may be required
  • Closing 26th July 2019

The post is based at the Crosshill Business Centre. The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management of BRAG Enterprises Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and registered charitable trust. BRAG’s current activities include the provision of affordable business space, support and training for Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises, training and education schemes, employability and volunteering opportunities. BRAG delivers innovative and effective projects and now operates over multiple sites acting as the lead partner in the Fife Employment and Training Consortium (Fife ETC)

About You

You will have a qualification in a relevant discipline such as Accountancy, Finance or Business Management or demonstrable experience equivalent along with a relevant qualification in bookkeeping/accounting. You will also have proven experience of working within a finance role at a similar level. You will be comfortable in your use of spreadsheets or databases to track and report on complex numerical data. As well as knowledge of VAT process you will have a working understanding of xero.

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Mental Health Inclusion Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,388
  • Levenmouth
  • Closing 19th April 2019

This new post based at Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil Fife, is responsible for the delivery of activities related to the operation of Brag’s delivery on behalf of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC).

The core of this work is providing training around addressing poor mental health. This includes how to make changes to improve individual’s health and wellbeing whilst preparing to move into and sustain education and/or work.

This involves working to support those who either are long-term unemployed or have multiple barriers into positive progressions, including education and employment. Brag works to provide training, support and guidance to all participants on the programme in order for them to increase their confidence, skills and experience. All such training services will be implemented to Quality Standards, with fair and equal opportunity for all concerned carried out in a healthy and safe environment and in a positive manner suitable to all learners needs.

The Mental Health Inclusion Worker will lead requirements for training sessions by holding focus groups initially in Methil and Crosshill, rolling out to other areas as need arises. This will include understanding what services the focus group participants have been involved with and the success of this to ascertain what was good or bad and what gaps in existing provision we can fill. To enter into discussions with Mental Health staff, OTs, CPNs etc., as this will also shed light into any gaps in provision. Once this data is gathered then the Mental Health Inclusion Worker will devise sessions that are of real value to those accessing our services to address the problems caused by poor mental health and to move them towards attaining and sustaining work. This can encompass both group work and 1-2-1 provision. This training will then be rolled out across Fife, facilitated by the Mental Health Inclusion Worker, for participants involved with Fife-ETC. Close working with colleagues in Fife-ETC will be required to gain referrals however close links with local providers must be forged to ensure there is a flow of participants as this role has targets.

We are looking for people who thrive in delivering a person centred approach and can be adaptable to reflect the ever-changing needs of our client base. You will be experienced in coaching and supporting with an ability to ensure you can keep focused and deliver quality training and support whilst retaining a flexible approach.

It is the nature of the work of the post that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises so that tasks, which are not specifically covered in their job description, can be undertaken. This post works 100% as part of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium and is funded by European Social Investment Funds 2019-22 through the Opportunities Fife partnership

For more information about these vacancies, please contact: lmcilroy@brag.co.uk

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Employability Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,388 pro-rata
  • Levenmouth, Fife
  • Closing 19th April 2019

The post is based at Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil Fife and is responsible for the delivery of activities related to the operation of Brag’s delivery on behalf of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC).

The core of this work is to provide employability training to individuals who are long term unemployed and/or have multiple barriers. This includes how to make changes to improve their standard of living whilst also preparing to move into and sustain education and/or work. Whilst there is course material available to use the post holder must also be available to make changes to this as needs arise to ensure that the right service is delivered at all times. This can encompass both group work and 1-2-1 provision. This training will be rolled out across Fife, for participants involved with Fife-ETC. Close working with colleagues in Fife-ETC will be required to gain referrals however close links with local providers must be forged to ensure there is a flow of participants as this role has targets.

Brag works to provide training, support and guidance to all participants on the programme in order for them to increase their confidence, skills and experience. All such training services will be implemented to Quality Standards, with fair and equal opportunity for all concerned carried out in a healthy and safe environment and in a positive manner suitable to all learners needs.

We are looking for people who thrive in delivering a person centred approach and can be adaptable to reflect the ever-changing needs of our client base. You will be experienced in coaching and supporting with an ability to ensure you can keep focused and deliver quality training and support whilst retaining a flexible approach.

It is the nature of the work of the post that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises so that tasks, which are not specifically covered in their job description, can be undertaken. This post works 100% as part of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium and is funded by European Social Investment Funds 2019-22 through the Opportunities Fife partnership

For more information about these vacancies, please contact: lmcilroy@brag.co.uk

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Business Advisor Forth Valley Area

  • Full time
  • £23,110
  • Based within in Forth Valley area and West Lothian
  • Closing 26th April 2019

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) is aimed at supporting DWP claimants to start their own business. The scheme provides mentoring support and financial assistance in the form of a weekly allowance. This post is intended to provide the mentoring role required for the programme.

This post will be based in the Forth Valley area, with travel to West Lothian also.

To provide mentoring support and guidance to all participants on the programme in order for them to increase their confidence, skills and experience and to attain and sustain self- employment. All such training services will be implemented to Quality Standards, with fair and equal opportunity for all concerned and will be carried out in a healthy and safe environment and in a positive manner suitable to all learners needs.

The main tasks and responsibilities are:

Have an initial meeting with clients, discuss their business idea and formulate its likely success then assist the client in the production of a business plan to a pre-agreed standard. Support the client through the NEA process providing advice and coaching where required. Collate performance information both on a weekly and monthly basis and provide related information to the Line Manager. Carry out the duties and responsibilities within the scope defined by the Company's Health and Safety Policy and Lone Working policy. To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post and the needs of the organisation or as directed by management. These will be agreed with the post holder and will normally be within the scope of their qualifications and/or experience.

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