Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) & Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE)
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) & Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE)

Charity registered in Scotland SC042543


Current vacancies

The Scottish Government is promoting social prescribing as a way of reducing or mitigating health inequalities, with a pledge to roll out 250 link workers nationally in the next few years. Social prescribing links people attending GP or other primary care services with local, often non-clinical, community resources.

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (CSHSCP) has committed to the roll-out of the Community Link worker programme in the Partnership area and are now recruiting a Community Link Worker (CLW) to be based at the Ochilview Practice in Clackmannanshire.

They will be fully integrated in day-to-day work of the practice staff to inform and provide community connections to service users, will be supported by the CTSI/ SVE and will work with local volunteer Community Health Champions.

The Community Links Workers will help people to access the wide range of local support provided by Third Sector organisations, helping them to reconnect and understand how they can improve and sustain their own health and wellbeing.

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The Scottish Government is promoting social prescribing as a way of reducing or mitigating health inequalities, with a pledge to roll out 250 link workers nationally in the next few years. Social prescribing links people attending GP or other primary care services with local, often non-clinical, community resources.

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (CSHSCP) has committed to the roll-out of the Community Link worker programme in the Partnership area and are now recruiting two Lead Community Links Workers (CLWs) who will have line management responsibilities for CLWs in Clackmannanshire and Stirling.

CLWs are fully integrated in day-to-day work of GP Practice staff to inform and provide community connections to service users and are supported by CTSI/ SVE. They help people to access the wide range of local support provided by Third Sector organisations, helping them to reconnect and understand how they can improve and sustain their own health and wellbeing.

The Lead CLWs will each manage one of the Partnership areas in either Clackmannanshire or Stirling urban/ rural and be based in a GP practice themselves, acting as a CLW. They will provide leadership and day-to-day management and supervision to a growing team of CLWs and manage a caseload of clients within their GP practice. They will also be responsible for ensuring that information/ recording systems are kept up-to-date to support project development and raise awareness of local issues and that GDPR is implemented.

They will build strong relationships with partners and have a key role in promoting the benefits of the service to clinicians and the public.

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CTSI plays a critical role in supporting third sector organisations, social enterprises, and volunteering in Clackmannanshire alongside playing a strategic role within community and health and social care planning. This role forms part of the small management team that operates the charity and manages a team of dedicated staff, supported by a committed Board of Trustees.

It is an exciting, strategic role that can shape the way forward for volunteering and how we engage and empower people from all walks of life, to become more active and involved in their communities in civic participation. We welcome applications from team players committed to improvement and to building close, lasting relationships with our local members, volunteering-involving organisations and strategic partners.

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Treasurer & Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Clackmannanhire
  • Closing 29th September 2021

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) is seeking a committed volunteer Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees to support its important work to promote volunteering; the governance and operational support and activities of its third sector members, and development of social enterprises in the Clackmannanshire area.

The Board is seeking a professional in the area of finance, business or accounting who would have the skills to help report on the financial position of the charity and provide valuable advice in terms of risk and on business planning and enterprise developments going forward.

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI)

CTSI was set up in 2011 and is funded by Scottish Government to support the third sector locally. The charity has some key national objectives set out by Scottish Government which were reviewed and now include clear direction that TSI’s play a more significant role as 'agents of change' within local authority areas in the future. CTSI currently has ten employees and is based in Alloa town centre. It supports hundreds of charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the county and across Forth Valley.

The role of Treasurer is one that will be rewarding, interesting and varied for anyone keen to support the wider third sector in the local community and benefit Clackmannanshire and its residents.

Currently the Board of Trustees meet four times a year, normally for no more than two hours, during working hours. There is also an AGM once a year. The Treasurer is not responsible for the accounts administration or independent examining - the role is one of review and reporting on the accounts, working with the Chief Officer and Finance Officer to provide advice and a thorough understanding of the financial position of the charity to the Board of Trustees and ensuring the security of the charity long term.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure that the finances of the organisation are properly handled in accordance with the organisation’s objectives.
  • To ensure that the organisation has written Financial Procedures and these procedures are adhered to in practice.
  • To ensure that there is an adequate financial recording and control system in use by the manager and staff.
  • To report briefly to the Management Committee regularly on the financial position of the organisation. It should be a short summary written/verbal report for the board meetings.
  • To ensure that the Chief Officer and Finance Officer have the accounts audited or examined by an Independent Examiner and they have all the records that they require to carry out their inspection.
  • To present the year-end Financial Report at the Annual General Meeting to members.
  • To support the Chief Officer in financial planning, produce a budget for both income and expenditure and carefully monitor throughout the year the actual income and expenditure against that budget and report on any areas of concern.
  • To provide guidance and support to the Chief Officer and Board on investment decisions, risk management and financial planning.
  • Advising the Board on financial strategy and financial matters that arise.

The Treasurer can be either from a member organisation or be a co-opted member in position for up to three years, with a one year extension if required. If the person is a representative of a local third sector organisation and as such, a member of CTSI, then they can hold the position for up to six years in total. It is not required that the person is living in Clackmannanshire but it is hoped they have a genuine desire to help its communities and third sector activities. Expenses can be provided if required.

Other responsibilities

  • To determine the overall direction and development of CTSI through good governance and clear strategic planning.
  • To assist the Board in achieving the objectives of the strategic plan.
  • To participate in Board project subgroups as required.
  • A good understanding of CTSI’s work, an ability to monitor and provide input to progress with a task.
  • Strategically assess where a task fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with CTSI staff to ensure the agreed outcome.
  • Contributing knowledge from own experiences to help implement CTSI’s strategies.
  • Understand risk assessment required working with CTSI’s strategies.
  • Support and encourage the Board in their work and to design and facilitate the organisation’s approach to achieving strategic objectives.
  • Be an active champion of the organisation.
  • Build relationships and rapport between Board and staff. Supporting and motivating all staff, recognising exceptional work which goes over and above expectations.
  • Encourage and support CTSI’s values and culture.
  • Attendance at Board meetings and the AGM

Qualities of a director

Desirable

  • A working knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector, an understanding of good governance, OSCR, Companies House requirements, relevant legislation, and statutory requirements.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing small charities in maximising income streams, maintaining sustainability, and developing new business.
  • An understanding of CTSI’s constitution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the local voluntary sector.

Time commitment and location

  • The board meets at least 4 times a year plus the AGM. All Directors must either be or become members CTSI. Papers for the Board will be issued one week before the meeting.
  • You may be asked to be a member of a sub-committee which will meet as often as required to achieve the agreed outcome.
  • Treasurer normally meets with the Chief Officer prior to the board meeting and once bi-monthly financial papers are completed for a review and short discussion.
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Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,800 pro-rata
  • Alloa
  • Closing 8th October 2021

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface on Behalf of Clackmannanshire Credit Union

This exciting new position, funded by Clackmannanshire Credit Union with funds awarded from the Scottish Ethical Lenders Fund. The role will be for the post holder will be employed by Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface on behalf of Clackmannanshire Credit Union, to support, enhance and secure the current work of Clackmannanshire Credit Union.

Role: Development Worker

Main purpose of the job

The aim of the role is to support, enhance and secure the current work of Clackmannanshire Credit Union (CCU) to identify new business and community members. Working closely with other third sector organisations and local employers, the role will aim to build relationships and the reputation of the Credit Union; build stronger relationships with current and new members and enhance and increase the income of CCU through affordable loans.

MAIN DUTIES

• Increase Credit Union membership offering financial management support through regular savings and affordable loans

• Develop business and marketing plans

• Identify and pursue other goals to develop and safeguard the future of the Credit Union

• Increase engagement with new and current members

• Liaise with local businesses to promote payroll deduction scheme

Location: Under current guidance the post holder will be home based until office working is permitted. The post will be based in the offices of Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) in Alloa - however, the post holder will be required to work throughout Clackmannanshire

This role will involve geographically working across Clackmannanshire on a regular basis – access to personal transport would be beneficial.

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