The Ripple
The Ripple

Charity registered in Scotland SC024973

The Ripple is an independent community organisation and registered charity which was originally established by St Margaret’s Parish Church in Restalrig in 1996. With the help of around 100 volunteers annually we work to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages in the Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny area of Edinburgh, by helping people to help themselves. The areas we serve face significant health inequalities. The Ripple has grown since it was first established and from our base at Restalrig Lochend Community Hub and elsewhere in the community we currently deliver 18 of our own projects, as well as host and/or work in partnership with a range of other relevant community services.

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Youth Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,129 – £27,060 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2021

We are looking for a values-led individual with suitable skills and experience to join our youth work team to deliver the Ripple Youth Service. You’ll have an understanding of the challenges that our young people face in today’s world and will be good at building relationships. You’ll have a positive regard and enthusiasm for working with young people in both structured and less formal ways and will understand the responsibilities that being a youth worker brings. If you can bring patience and a sense of humour when supporting our young people to maximise their opportunities, then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager

  • Part time
  • £34,201 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th August 2022

After 3 years of steady growth the Ripple Board of Trustees has recently undergone a period of financial, strategic and forward planning.

This has led to our desire to recruit a Service Manager to

  • provide effective dynamic and inspirational leadership, guidance and direction to Ripple staff, and to deputise for the Director:
  • ensure the achievement of the Ripple’s goals and objectives and
  • manage all Ripple projects and services efficiently and effectively on a day-to-day basis

The Ripple

The Ripple is a community anchor organisation led by local people that harnesses the skills and experience of its 100+ volunteers to provide a wide range of well-used services and opportunities. Restalrig, Lochend & Craigentinny is a disadvantaged, vulnerable and fragile community, amongst the most deprived in Scotland, our individuals and families face the challenges that poverty, health, and social inequalities bring on a daily basis.

The Ripple is rooted in the local community, provides a focus and a ‘sense of belonging’ for an area with little other social or economic investment. Our aim is to tackle poverty and inequality by listening to and then taking action with local people to regenerate our community. We respond to local priorities, circumstances and needs in a sustainable way to help the people of Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny to help themselves to:

  • Reduce poverty
  • Improve life chances and opportunities
  • Live healthier lives
  • Shape their own future
  • Strengthen the role and offering of the Ripple
  • Achieve shared ambitions through collaborative partnerships
  • Contribute to a fair and just transition to a resilient climate and
  • Feel valued, connected and influential

We are looking for someone who has the relevant experience, values and commitment to maintain and develop our position in the community, promoting, innovation, community spirit, determination and health & wellbeing that has a positive impact on the local economy, local environment and local employment.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Older People’s Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,510
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2022

Over the last 20 years the Ripple has worked with older people to provide activities, trips, entertainment and volunteering opportunities for our over 65’s as an integral part of the Ripple’s offer to the community it serves. We are now in a position to recruit a fulltime project officer for this role to develop in collaboration with our older people and the wider community.

You should have a passion for people, be warm and empathetic and believe that older people have a vital contribution to make to any community. You will understand the challenges that our older population faces and be committed to delivering opportunities that promote health and wellbeing and fun.

The Ripple

The Ripple is a community anchor organisation led by local people that harnesses the skills and experience of its 100+ volunteers to provide a wide range of well-used services and opportunities. Restalrig, Lochend & Craigentinny is a disadvantaged, vulnerable and fragile community, amongst the most deprived in Scotland, our individuals and families face the challenges that poverty, health, and social inequalities bring on a daily basis.

The Ripple is rooted in the local community, provides a focus and a ‘sense of belonging’ for an area with little other social or economic investment. Our aim is to tackle poverty and inequality by listening to and then taking action with local people to regenerate our community. We respond to local priorities, circumstances and needs in a sustainable way to help the people of Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny to help themselves to:

• Reduce poverty

• Improve life chances and opportunities

• Live healthier lives

• Shape their own future

• Strengthen the role and offering of the Ripple

• Achieve shared ambitions through collaborative partnerships

• Contribute to a fair and just transition to a resilient climate and

• Feel valued, connected and influential

We are looking for someone who has the relevant experience, values and commitment to maintain and develop our position in the community, promoting, innovation, community spirit, determination and health & wellbeing.

Shortlist