Fresh Start
Fresh Start

Charity registered in Scotland SC029184

Fresh Start's mission is to help people make a home for themselves. From our 2 bases in Edinburgh we provide services to those who have experienced homelessness and we have four key aims: • To enable people who have been homeless to resettle in their community. • To provide volunteering opportunities that offer practical and emotional support to our clients. • To help our clients develop life skills • To involve church members and the wider community in our work to end homelessness The charity’s aims are achieved through services that are delivered in three categories: Provision of Goods; Social and Practical Support; and Employability. The services are delivered throughout Edinburgh and support over 2,000 households per year.

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Corporate Community Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £21,416 – £23,181 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th August 2021

Fresh Start provides support to people who have previously been homeless through the provision of goods and services. Our Services are offered at the stage when clients have been offered a tenancy, with the services being delivered by volunteers who provide clients with practical and social benefits.

The Corporate Community Fundraiser will help Fresh Start develop partnerships with corporate supporters, community groups and maximise income opportunities through a variety of different mediums. The CCF will develop robust, long term relationships with partners and assist them to identify maximum use of their corporate social responsibility to create an environment that offers added value to all of Fresh Start’s services and developments.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,397 – £21,416 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2021

Fresh Start provides support to people moving on from or those at risk of homelessness through the provision of goods and services. Our Services are offered at the stage when clients have been offered a tenancy, with the services being delivered by volunteers who provide clients with practical and social benefits.

Fresh Start have worked with people moving on from homelessness for over 20 years and are developing our services to offer support to those at risk of homelessness with the opening of our new community hub in North Edinburgh. The renovated space includes a charity shop and a community pantry, meeting/training spaces for local people and organisations to use and a community kitchen housing our cooking classes.

The community pantry – ‘Fresh Start Pantry’, part of ‘Your Local Pantry’ franchise provides 250 memberships to the local community of North Edinburgh with the aim of providing food with dignity. Fresh Start Shop provides low-cost homewares to customers Edinburgh wide as well as the local community, in keeping with Fresh Start’s mission, ‘helping people make a home for themselves’. The community hub will offer, in partnership with other organisations, advice and information and other support services to those at risk of homelessness

The Volunteer Coordinator will work alongside a team of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the community hub.

The role is part-time, working 22 hours per week, with the requirement to work Monday, Tuesday and Friday, however, there will be flexibility around the remainder of the hours.

For further information on the role, please contact Abi – abigail@freshstartweb.org.uk

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Senior Trusts and Statutory Grants Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,770 – £37,285
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2022

Fresh Start have worked with people moving on from homelessness for over 20 years and are developing our services to offer support to those at risk of homelessness with the opening of our new community hub in North Edinburgh.

We offer practical help and support through the provision of goods and services. These services have developed over the years to recognise and meet the needs of those who have experienced homelessness and to support homelessness prevention.

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced, and talented fundraiser to help secure and sustain significant grants from trusts, foundations, and statutory sources.

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Goods and Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,587 – £33,770
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th March 2022

Fresh Start support people to move on from homelessness, and act to prevent homelessness, through the provision of practical goods and services.

The services that this role will manage include:

  • Our ‘starter packs’ – packs of essential household items to help someone to set up in their new home and are largely compiled of donated goods.
  • Provision of white goods - funded through our own funding campaigns or applications to third party organisations.
  • Our ‘Hit Squads’ - a painting and decorating service for people who recently moved into their new tenancies.

The successful candidate would be required to oversee the running of these well-established services and manage the targets and expectations of the service and service users.

There is also a requirement to build relationships with many supporters who donate goods to Fresh Start, including churches, community groups, corporate supporters and individual givers.

This is a wide and varied role, including staff and volunteer management, that requires someone that will actively participate and will not be based at a desk all day, but instead, will have the opportunity to interact with our volunteers, staff and service users to deliver a much sought after service.

A keen interest in waste reduction and circular economy models would be of great benefit to the role.

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Development Support Worker x 4

  • Full time
  • £24,108 – £29,387
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

We are looking for four new Development Support Workers to create a new and innovative team to lead on an exciting consortium project with partners Fresh Start (FS), North Edinburgh Arts (NEA), Move On (MO), and Spartans Community Football Academy (SCFA). We are developing a new North Edinburgh Support Service (NESSie) to reach those most at risk of the long-term negative outcomes of poverty and disadvantage. The work will be led by a cross organisational team employed by and based within FS, NEA, MO, and SCFA. Each consortium member will host a worker but the team of four will work as a team to deliver the vision of NESSie.

The successful post holders will work collaboratively to realise the vision of the North Edinburgh Support Service (NESSie) to generate referrals from a number of sources, ensuring that a person centred approach is taken to meet the needs of those most in need. For further information on NESSie and the role, please see the attached job description.

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