Glasgow Council For The Voluntary Sector
Glasgow Council For The Voluntary Sector

Charity registered in Scotland SC006923

GCVS is the lead Third Sector Development Agency in the Glasgow and a key partner in Glasgow’s Third Sector Interface. We have a distinguished track record, providing leadership, co-ordination, advice, information, technical and development support to Glasgow’s Third Sector for over 40 years. Each year we work with over 1,000 voluntary organisations and community groups in Glasgow as well as key public sector partners in the city and at national level. We are a membership organisation, advocating and representing member’s interests on a wide variety of fora in Glasgow.

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This post is part of the GCVS Health and Social Care team, and the person will lead on issues relating to suicide prevention work across the city. The post is funded by the Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership to provide ongoing business and planning support to both the multi-agency Glasgow City Suicide Prevention Partnership and the Glasgow City Third Sector Suicide Prevention Group.

The post-holder will provide planning support to a range of multi-agency sub groups, which support the implementation of specific actions for the National Suicide Prevention Action Plan, “Every Life Matters” and Glasgow City Suicide Prevention Action Plans. They will also build relationships with colleagues and interested parties across sectors to support the vision and practice of Glasgow as a Suicide Safer city.

Further details (JD & PS) and the application pack are available to download below.

Please notice that we require you to complete our application form provided to apply for this post. If you have any difficulty please contact the recruitment team at GCVS.

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Wellbeing Service Advisor

  • Part time
  • £26,467 – £28,828 pro-rata
  • GCVS / Home based supporting organisations throughout Glasgow.
  • Closing 13th June 2021

Mental health has been significantly affected during the pandemic. As well as the general public, staff and volunteers in the third sector are themselves under intense pressure, managing their own mental health and supporting their service users.

GCVS will support the mental wellbeing of staff and volunteers by providing advice and training to third sector organisations throughout Glasgow – including ensuring their people feel safe at work.

The Wellbeing Service Advisor will support the launch and development of this new service on a part time basis.

As a Wellbeing Service Advisor, you will use your, experience, qualifications, knowledge and skills to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of staff and volunteers within the third sector across Glasgow. You will ensure employers are aware of their obligations to comply with legislation whilst supporting the fair, consistent and transparent approach to people management. Compliance with legal and moral obligations is paramount to physical and mental wellbeing.

The successful candidate: You will have robust understanding of the impact of the pandemic and how it has affected people. You will have demonstrable understanding how stress and working under excess pressure for a prolonged period may affect people and evidence of a holistic approach to wellbeing. Experience and success in building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners is also essential.

Location: GCVS / Home based supporting organisations throughout Glasgow.

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Project Manager (System Change)

  • Full time
  • £35,884 – £42,212
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

GCVS on behalf of GLASGOW HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP

GCVS has been developing the relationship between the HSCP and the third sector in the city, including bringing a third sector perspective to key change agendas such as Maximising Independence.

As part of developing the relationship, an opportunity for a secondment into a new role within the HSCP has been identified. This is a great opportunity to build connections between the sectors. The successful candidate will gain insight into the working of the public sector and be able to share their experience of the third sector.

Responsible to: Programme Manager

Department: Older People’s Services – Planning and Transformation Team

Directorate: Glasgow City HSCP

The post more generally provides a business support function to support the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (IJB) to more effectively and efficiently meet their statutory requirements and business needs for adult and older people services. The post is more specifically responsible for providing flexible project management support to the planning and delivery of system transformational change programmes and projects for adult and older people services within Glasgow City HSCP and across the whole integrated health and social care system within Greater Glasgow and Clyde where Glasgow City HSCP is the lead partner. The potholder will work and engage in partnership with a range of stakeholders to effect transformational change.

The post is located within the Maximising Independence Team and also linked to the Older People’s Services Planning and Transformation Team, which is part of the wider Strategy and Operations Section of Glasgow City HSCP. The team provides a range of business support functions including care group and locality planning, transformation, performance, engagement and organisational change and development.

We are looking to recruit somebody exclusively from within the third sector in the city of Glasgow to be seconded to this post initially for Two years.

The successful candidate:

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in a business support function. You will also have a Project management qualification or equivalent experience in project management and business change management, with great collaboration skills and experience of working with internal and external stakeholders to support and deliver business needs.

Full Job description and Person Specification are available to download below

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Development Officer (Community Empowerment & Facilities)

  • Full time
  • £27,512 – £29,117
  • Flexible combination of home working and GCVS offices.
  • Closing 8th August 2021

Responsible to:Head of Sector Development

The Development Officer (Community Empowerment & Facilities) will support and develop the capacity of third sector organisations to deliver needed services for their community, with a particular focus on supporting organisations that want to play a role in the management and use of community properties and facilities.

The post-holder will have a critical role in supporting existing and emerging third sector organisations to assess their capacity and respond to development needs. They will have a particular focus on supporting organisations with planning and ensuring they have access to appropriate information and support.

Excellent organisational skills and a commitment to a resourceful approach are necessary, as well as excellent communication skills. Ability to work as part of team and to work on your own initiative will be required. The role will involve partnership working with colleagues across agencies and sectors.

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Communications & Marketing Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,512 – £29,117
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th November 2021

The post-holder will lead on the development and implementation of GCVS’ communications and marketing strategies. They’ll play a central role in ensuring the organisation’s voice and messages are heard by our stakeholders. The post-holder will work with departments to support them with specific communications, while also curating central GCVS communications.

Strong understanding of communications and marketing principles, in particular an understanding of inclusive communications is essential as well as experience of developing and implementing a communications strategy.

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TSI Equalities & Human Rights Project Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,500 pro-rata
  • Home based/GCVS office as appropriate
  • Closing 15th November 2021

This post is part of a job share with the other post-holder already in post in GCVS.

The post-holder will be part of a small team working nationally with the network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to improve equalities and human rights practice within the third sector. They’ll play a key role in delivering training, guidance and resources for TSIs and other third sector organisations. This part of the job-share role is likely to require to focus mainly on the training provision elements of the post. .

The programme is funded by Scottish Government through the Equality and Human Rights Fund. To ensure national coverage different posts will be employed by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) and Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI).

Strong understanding of legislation, good practice, and challenges in the fields of equalities and human rights and their practical application is essential as well Experience of developing and delivering training, ideally in the fields of equalities and/or human rights.

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The post-holder will lead a small team working nationally with the network of Third Sector Interfaces to improve both equalities and human rights practice within the third sector. They’ll play a central role in ensuring that the team are guided and supported in delivering training, guidance and resources for TSIs, third sector organisations and activists across Scotland.

The programme is funded by Scottish Government through the Equality and Human Rights Fund. To ensure national coverage different posts will be employed by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) and Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI). This post is hosted by GCVS.

Strong understanding of legislation, good practice, and challenges in the fields of equalities and human rights and their practical application is essential as well as understanding of the third sector in Scotland and the contribution the sector makes to furthering equalities and human rights.

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Gambling Harms Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,791 pro-rata
  • GCVS / Home based
  • Closing 16th January 2022

Responsible to: Partnership Manager (Health and Social Care)

This post is part of the GCVS Health and Social Care team who work in partnership with the third sector and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to develop relationships, ensuring the third sector is involved at the earliest opportunity in service design and delivery.

As part of a 3 year pathfinder project, funding is through a regulatory settlement authorised by the UK Gambling Commission, to support the delivery of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in Scotland and the Public Health Priorities. A community fund of £30K will provide small grants to support local people, communities and services at each stage.

The post holder will work closely with community organisations to understand their needs in supporting people in their communities with gambling related harms as well as with partners at the Health and Social Care Partnership, where a health improvement role is being established. This collaboration will be supported by the Partnership Manager at GCVS and the Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator who will line manage this post.

This work will build on good relationships established and initial engagement with local partners within Glasgow City Council and the third sector.

Connecting with people with lived experience will be important in this role to understand their needs and develop relationships as key partners in this work. We welcome applications from those with lived experience of gambling related harms.

Excellent organisational skills and a commitment to a resourceful approach are necessary, as well as excellent communication skills. Ability to work as part of team and to work on your own initiative will be required.

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Community Connector Programme: Client Liaison Officer

  • Part time
  • £19,100 – £20,130 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th January 2022

During the last six years GCVS has successfully developed the Community Connectors project which provides older people better access to information and, if they so wish, supports them to access what they need to live healthier and happier lives as independently as possible. The Community Connectors programme is delivered in partnership with the Glasgow & West of Scotland Housing Forum, working alongside local and citywide organisations to strengthen information links between the Third Sector, older people, carers and statutory services. The model has been rolled out in the three locality sectors within Glasgow and staff will operate from a partner Housing Association based in the community.

Reporting to the senior Client Liaison Officer, and working closely with the Community Connectors Practitioners, the Client Liaison Officers will play a key role in the efficient running of the Community Connectors Programme.

This role extends beyond the run of the mill administrative tasks. You will be the first point of contact for the programme so the ability to liaise and communicate in a friendly, effective and informative manner with older people, their carers, colleagues, partners and stakeholders is essential for this post.

Applicants should demonstrate the ability to maintain and manipulate databases, effectively disseminate information, provide accurate and up-to-date financial records and assist with meetings, events and activities that are organised by the Community Connectors Programme team.

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Organisational Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,465 – £32,242
  • Flexible combination of home working and GCVS offices.
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Responsible to: Head of Sector Development

The post-holder will lead a small team working in Glasgow to support and develop the capacity of third sector organisations to deliver needed services for their community, with a particular focus on supporting organisations that want to play a role in the management and use of community properties and facilities.

The post-holder will have a critical role in supporting existing and emerging third sector organisations to assess their capacity and respond to development needs. They will have a particular focus on supporting organisations with planning and ensuring they have access to appropriate information and support. This will include ensuring that the GCVS team are guided and supported in delivering training, guidance and resources.

Excellent organisational skills and a commitment to a resourceful approach are necessary, as well as excellent communication skills. Ability to lead and work as part of team and to work on your own initiative will be required. The role will involve partnership working with colleagues across agencies and sectors.

Although the post manages a small team, it is anticipated that the post-holder will predominately undertake development level work such as the delivery of training or the provision of guidance and resources.

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