Ecas
Ecas

Charity registered in Scotland SC014929

Ecas has been working for over 100 years to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people, primarily in the Edinburgh and Lothians area.


Current vacancies

Social Media and Website Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,994 pro-rata
  • Office, hybrid and remote working available
  • Closing 23rd March 2023

Ecas is looking for a part-time (7 hours per week) Social Media and Website Coordinator to join our small team, working remotely or based in our office. The successful candidate will have strong graphic design and copywriting skills, experience managing social media platforms, updating/editing websites, and creating impactful and engaging content.

About us

Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothians area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service and grants.

Alongside creating compelling content about our own services, we post infographics focusing on topics of interest to our audience, ranging from ableism to coping with Covid-19 worries. The Social Media and Website Coordinator will work collaboratively with other members of staff, writing blog posts and promoting events such as Befriending Week.

During 2020 our output was revised to better reflect our services that at the time were taking place virtually via Zoom. Since mid-2022 we have returned to the provision of services in person as well as offering a blended approach. Our current output focuses on filling spaces in our activity groups, writing blog posts and promoting events such as befriending week. Opportunities also exist to support the production of hard-copy marketing resources such as our annual report, and promotional flyers.

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Tutor/Group Leader for Crafts Based Activities

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2023

Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothians area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service and grants.Provision of activities for physically disabled adults is one of Ecas’ core aims. Groups are likely to be of mixed ability and to have varied physical disabilities.

Role overview

Ecas runs two crafts activities each week and is seeking a Group Leader/Tutor for the Friday morning craft group. The role involves the smooth running of the craft group using the most appropriate objectives, methods and materials on a case-by-case basis with the aim of encouraging group members to take part in the activities and to become more independent in their outlook. Although some service users may choose to do painting, emphasis is on crafts based activities.

Experience required

The post will interest anyone who has qualifications (or a willingness to work towards a qualification), skills and/or experience in crafts activities such as felting, printing, crochet, handicrafts and jewellery making. Group Leaders are encouraged to develop new projects based on their own skills set and adapt to individual needs as required. The successful candidate must be willing to undertake further and ongoing training as part of their professional development and as deemed appropriate to the role of Group Leader.

Experience of teaching is desirable but not essential if Group Leaders can demonstrate an understanding of what to take into account supporting service users of varying needs and abilities; ability to plan a course tailored to meet individual needs; a knowledge of a range of teaching methods and use of materials; an understanding of the required aims and a willingness to work in a person centred way. Please see the Group Leader Job Description for further information.

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Befriending Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,480 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th September 2021

Ecas is looking for a part-time (17.5 hours per week) Befriending Assistant to join our small office team. The successful candidate will assist the Befriending Manager to develop and deliver the Befriending Service for adults with a physical disability living in Edinburgh.

About us

Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothians area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service, grants and young people’s service.

The Befriending Service commenced in October 2007 and has a well-established number of ‘matches’. The service has a different approach to the more traditional schemes and started in response to the increasing number of people with physical disabilities becoming isolated and lonely. Isolated people with a physical disability may be in their own homes, in assisted housing, in accommodation provided by a housing association or even in residential homes.

Ecas has approached the befriending service in two connected ways:

  • by recruiting, training and vetting volunteers to meet befriendees in person, as well as at a distance over video or phone;
  • by facilitating visits between isolated physically disabled people who are already friends or family and who would otherwise find it difficult to meet.

The Befriending Assistant will, in support of the Befriending Manager, work with other organisations to recruit both volunteers and those who need the service. To provide a manageable geographic area the service operates only in Edinburgh, but with the flexibility to involve volunteers and clients from out with that area in exceptional circumstances.

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This vacancy has now closed

Social Media and Website Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,724 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Role overview

Ecas is looking for a part-time (7 hours per week) Social Media and Website Coordinator to join our small office team. The successful candidate will have strong graphic design and copywriting skills, experience managing social media platforms, updating / editing websites, and creating impactful and engaging content.

About us

Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothians area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service, grants and young people’s service (currently on hold).

During 2021, Ecas developed and began implementing a new social media strategy. Alongside creating compelling content about our own services, we post infographics focusing on topics of interest to our audience, ranging from ableism to coping with Covid-19 worries. The Social Media and Website Coordinator will work collaboratively with other members of staff, writing blog posts and promoting events such as Befriending Week.

Having adapted all Ecas services for virtual delivery due to Covid-19, our social media channels and website have been key to promoting opportunities available for physically disabled people across Edinburgh and Lothian.

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