Charity registered in Scotland SC000487
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are looking for new trustees to support our organisation to grow and develop.
DVVA is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (like charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Vision:
A socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people’s voices are heard and power and decision making is equally shared.
We will do this by:
The Board is currently made up of 7 members and meets every 2 months and is looking to recruit two new members.
We would particularly welcome those with skills or a background in a legal or corporate setting to fill one of our vacancies.
We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including women, people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.
Trustee role description
Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. The Chief Executive Officer is delegated responsibility for the operational running of the organisation.
Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation . It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law.
If things go wrong, it’s the trustees that will be called to account. They need to be aware of this and act in the best interests of the organisation and its beneficiaries, following all requirements of law and regulation. This is sometimes referred to as the need for ‘due diligence’.
To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions:
In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This involves:
We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the ability to lead a small administrative team, working across all areas of the organisation. Applicants should have line management experience, excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and be confident in planning workloads often with conflicting priorities.
We are looking for people with lived experience of drug or alcohol recovery to be part of a small team engaging people in recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use in community and civic life. Part of your working week will be spent on placement in a drug or alcohol support agency. This is a developmental role with support and training provided.
We are looking for a coordinator to facilitate and support engagement and involvement of people with lived experience of substance use challenges in the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of substance use services and supports in Dundee.
We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the skills and ability to lead the mental health and substance use team. Applicants should have demonstrable management experience, excellent communication skills with a commitment to lead, drive forward and play a central role in the development, leadership and delivery of the mental health and substance use service in DVVA.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is a leading, trusted and flourishing organisation, working to make a difference to lives of people and communities in the city. Our Mental Health and Substance Use Engagement and Involvement Team has the following established vacancy for a highly motivated and talented individual who is passionate about involving people in shaping the issues that impact their lives. The team works to ensure that people with lived experience of mental health and substance use challenges and third sector organisations working with them are actively involved in making Dundee a City of Recovery.
You will promote the active involvement of people who have lived experience of mental health challenges in the planning, development and evaluation of services and supports that interest them. You will establish and sustain relationships with people through a blended programme of online engagement and physical outreach work, and actively involve network members in the delivery of virtual and physical drop-in sessions.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are looking for a committed and experienced Operations Manager to manage the day to day operations of the Health & Wellbeing and Community Planning Programmes. The Operations Manager has line management responsibility for all Programme Managers, including: Managers in Social Isolation, Mental Health & Alcohol Substance Use, Communities and Community Hub Programmes.
In this unique role you will be working with Experts by Experience in Mental Health to build on existing work, supporting them as they further the goals of the Mental Wealth Academy. You will work alongside people with lived experience of mental health recovery and local organisations to develop a peer led Mental Wealth Academy for Dundee. The Academy will develop and share learning about experiences of mental health, wellbeing, and self-management by delivering:
· Peer led training
· Peer led and professionally supported research
· Pathways into accreditation and employment
· Practical coping skills and self-management techniques
MAIN WORKING CONTACTS
• People with lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery
• Mental Health and Substance Use Team members and other Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action colleagues.
• Staff, volunteers, and participants in mental health support agencies. These will include but are not limited to NHS Tayside, Dundee City Council, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, emergency services, national and local charities, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises.
Engagement and Involvement
• Establish and sustain relationships with people who have lived experience of mental health recovery and with organisations having an interest in the Mental Wealth Academy
• Attract new people to the Mental Wealth Academy, and its steering group, particularly targeting people with experience of mental health recovery and underrepresented groups
· Advertise and promote the Mental Wealth Academy
• Connect interested individuals and organisations with Mental Wealth Academy developments
• Communicate Mental Wealth Academy activity both internally and externally
• Support the Mental Wealth Academy Steering Group. This should comprise people with lived experience of mental health recovery, and people from organisations having mutual interests in the Academy
• Support the Steering Group to develop and deliver their work programme, consistently with the Mental Wealth Academy vision.
Academy Work Programme
• Promote and support the active involvement of people who have experience of mental health recovery in co-producing, leading and delivering the Mental Wealth Academy mission
• Support experts by experience to identify personal development goals and gain accreditation by undertaking an Adult Achievement Award
• Support experts by experience to co-produce learning resources and gain experience in delivering and evaluating training remotely, and in communities and partner organisations including third, independent and public sector
• Support experts by experience to contribute to research projects which will inform the peer recovery activities and training aspect of the Mental Wealth Academy
Contributing to the development and delivery of DVVA’s Mental Health and Substance Use Engagement and Involvement Plan
• Use IT systems provided for recording, monitoring, and communication purposes
• Maintain accurate records of attendances, outputs and outcomes to evidence work undertaken and its impacts
• Actively and constructively participate in team meetings and activities.
• Contribute to shared team projects and developments
• Work with others to ensure our plan and its delivery reflects the needs of individuals, organisations, and communities
• Strive to maintain good practice in co-production
• Demonstrate commitment to the work of Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action and the Third Sector Interface. Practice and promote team and partnership working.
• Work in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures. Pay particular attention to those relating to lone working, risk assessment, and safe guarding
• Identify any areas of risk and advise on improvements
• Contribute to quality assurance, which will ensure compliance with existing quality systems such as EFQM and Good Governance Award
• Undertake personal and professional development as required by the role
The job description is a broad picture of the post at the time of preparation. It should not be seen as an exhaustive list of all possible duties as jobs can and do change over time. Should the duties change significantly, then the post and grading will be reviewed.
Conditions of service
These are set out in the DVVA staff handbook. DVVA has an equal opportunities policy and seeks to be an equal opportunities employer.
21 days per annum on appointment increasing each year by 1 day to a maximum of 25 days, plus 6 public holidays, plus 5 days Christmas closedown. Pro-rata for part time staff.
DVVA are looking for someone who can build the capacity of existing and new visible recovery groups and communities to sustain themselves and grow new responses to the challenges of community recovery in Dundee.
The role will involve facilitating and supporting engagement and involvement of people with lived experience of substance use challenges in the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of substance use services and supports in Dundee.
You will help to amplify voices of lived experience in strategic planning, commissioning, and service delivery. In partnership with others, to use co-production techniques and processes to maximize resource availability, and to deliver best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for all.
In addition, you will lead on developing and delivering a workplan which aligns with the mental health and substance team vision, DVVA business plan, and remit of the Third Sector Interface.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery as part of our Mental Health and Substance Use Team.
The post holder will be highly motivated, and experienced in using a variety of communication methods to build capacity and learning opportunities for our staff, volunteers and Network members. They will use accessible communication methods and platforms appropriate to a wide range of audiences to share recovery stories, amplify voices of lived experience and promote recovery focussed interventions and activities. They will have experience of recording and editing story sharing films, podcasts, photographs, interviews and use of social media channels.
The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme.