Cyrenians
Cyrenians

Charity registered in Scotland SC011052

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Navigator, Camelon Lighthouse Project

  • Full time
  • £20,798 – £23,256
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 4th February 2019

This is a new and innovative service and the post is funded by Our Place Big Lottery Fund for two years. The aim of the project is to provide support to people moving on from the criminal justice system, and work with the local community, employers and services to improve awareness and opportunities.

This post will provide support through group and one-to-one work, as well as coordinating workshops, events and marketing. Building strong relationships with external agencies will be a vital part of this role in order to improve access for the client group as well as generate opportunities in the local area.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills and a good understanding of the barriers people with convictions face.

We encourage applications from individuals who may have lived experience, such as experience of the criminal justice system and/or unemployment.

You will be able to use your knowledge and experience to assist others.

You will be passionate about helping people faced with social and economic disadvantage, and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Peer Worker – Homeless Navigator Project

  • Part time
  • £20,391 – £22,801 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th February 2019

The Homeless Navigator Project is a service within Cyrenians that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh. The project aims to offer an alternative opportunity for people who are experiencing homelessness and cannot, for whatever reason, make use of the current support services that exist in Edinburgh. The Homeless Navigator Project offers a peer support service, delivered by someone with lived experience of homelessness, for those who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed.

The Peer Worker is there to offer empathy and understanding in relation to the barriers and challenges that face individuals. When working with marginalized and vulnerable individuals, establishing trust is crucial. A peer approach works on the basis that someone who has been through it themselves is motivated by positive, caring reasons – they have been there themselves and they know how challenging it can be.

The post holder will be responsible for forming relationships with individuals via street-based outreach and providing advice and support to help individuals move away from homelessness and rough sleeping. You will be required to deliver the service in a street-based setting, moving between service users on foot as part of a 2-3 hour planned route through central Edinburgh. You should have a good knowledge of local services and their access criteria, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Individual & Corporate Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £26,330 – £29,110
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2019

Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Fundraising and Communications team to develop and lead relationships with existing and new individual and corporate supporters.

You will be highly organised, with the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively.

You will also be at ease working within a busy working environment, balancing a natural confidence with people and an aptitude for relationship management software.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by our cause and have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Outreach Worker Homeless Navigator Project

  • Part time
  • £20,798 – £23,256 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th February 2019

The Homeless Navigator Project seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh. The project offers assistance to people who are experiencing homelessness and cannot, for whatever reason, make use of the current support services that exist in Edinburgh. This is an additional role to increase the capacity of our existing team.

The post holder will be responsible for forming supportive relationships with individuals via street-based outreach and providing advice. The post holder will be required to deliver the service in a street-based setting, moving between service users on foot as part of a 2-3 hour planned route through central Edinburgh.

You should have a good knowledge of local services and their access criteria, enabling you to provide good quality advice, ideally with experience of delivering street based work in Edinburgh. You should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Marketing & Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,798 – £23,256 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2019

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team to lead on digital communications for the charity. The aim of the role is to increase our brand reach and recognition to add to the number of people who know about Cyrenians, what we stand for, and choose to support our work. This role will also support efforts to increase donations via on-line fundraising campaigns.

You will be highly organised, at ease working within a busy working environment, and have the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.

You should have a creative approach, excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and confidence to work across a range of platforms.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about digital communications, be motivated by our cause and have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Business Manager, Farm Enterprise

  • Part time
  • £29,110 – £33,172 pro-rata
  • Kirknewton
  • Closing 11th March 2019

Cyrenians Farm, at Kirknewton is a working organic farm producing local fruit, vegetables and eggs, and is also home to a community of vulnerable young people, many with backgrounds of homelessness. Cyrenians also runs a Good Food Programme in Edinburgh which is home to several food related services including FareShare Central and South East Scotland which collects excess food form local outlets and redistributes to other organisations working with people in need and Food Education services offering cooking classes and creating clubs alleviating isolation and loneliness.

Working with the Head of Enterprise and the Farm team, this role will oversee the Farm operation including the implementation of new initiatives in the growth plan. These tasks include promoting the enterprise and the Good Food Programme, developing effective marketing and communications with the support of the central team, manage the Farm facility ensuring maintenance within Health and Safety requirements, manage the Farm team of staff and volunteers to deliver operationally and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.

You should also be an effective team player, with excellent organisations skills and business experience in the food sector. You will be trustworthy and responsible, and able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Social Enterprise General Manager, Arnotdale House, Falkirk

  • Full time
  • £29,110 – £33,172
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 4th March 2019

Cyrenians is working in partnership with Falkirk Council to transform Arnotdale House in Dollar Park back into a centrepiece of the community. Cyrenians will be creating a Social Enterprise that offers a café, events/meeting/party spaces and office accommodation. The Social Enterprise will generate income to provide sustainability whilst also offering work experience, volunteering and providing opportunities to remove barriers to employment. The renovated building offers expanded office space for Cyrenians services, who will move into the building in late 2018. The café and enterprise business is projected to be fully operational by early summer 2019, and will be open to members of the public where, as well as café facilities, function rooms are available for hire for a range of activities/functions such as Community Group meetings, Weddings, Bistro Evenings and small concert evenings/recitals amongst others.

Working with the Head of Enterprise, this role will develop and implement a service plan which will support Arnotdale House to reach its full potential as a successful social enterprise, managing all aspects of service delivery and having responsibility for facilities management of the House. These tasks include developing and promoting all aspects of the enterprise, take an active role in day-to-day delivery, manage the facility ensuring good maintenance within Health and Safety requirements, manage the team of staff and volunteers to deliver operationally and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements.

You should be an effective team player, with excellent organisations skills and business experience in the hospitality and events sector. You will be trustworthy and responsible, and able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Pantry Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,798 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 2019

Cyrenians runs the Central and South East Scotland branch of FareShare.

FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste through the redistribution of surplus food to frontline charities and community groups.

Cyrenians has received funding from Scottish Government to trial the delivery of a pantries (a ‘pop up shop’) within 8 established Community Cooks over a 6 month period. The people accessing the clubs are usually experiencing food poverty and have a range of support needs.

We will work with the Community Groups to implement a pantry system; delivering a wide range of healthy food (including fresh options) and offering these to members.

Membership will be made available to the Cook Club attendees. We estimate that 15-30 people per Club would access the pantry so this should have a reach of 120-240 over the pilot period.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Pantry Coordinator to lead on developing and delivering the pantry model. You should have excellent communication skills and the confidence to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

You should also be well organised with the ability to cope with competing demands, be an effective team player, and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Delivery Driver/Depot Operative (25 years+)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh Based
  • Closing 11th March 2019

Cyrenians runs the Central and South East Scotland branch of FareShare.

FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste through the redistribution of surplus food to frontline charities and community groups.

As a FareShare Depot Driver and operative for FareShare Central and South East Scotland you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Edinburgh, Central and South East Scotland. You will also deliver food from our Regional Centre based at Jane Street, Leith, to our community organisations and charity members within Edinburgh, Central and South East Scotland.

This is more than a driving job, you will also be the face of FareShare, being a regular point of contact with our local food partners and the charities receiving food. In addition, you will also supervise volunteers who join you as van assistants.

We are looking for a confident driver, with a positive approach and excellent communication skills. You should also be a reliable and effective team player, and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Website: cyrenians.scot

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Patient Buddying Volunteer

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30th July 2018

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Gardens Helper

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Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

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Volunteer Activity Leader

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Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

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