FENIKS. Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd.
FENIKS. Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd.

Charity registered in Scotland SC039041

We are a group of professionals (psychologists, educators and psychotherapists) who have come together to establish FENIKS, a project which it is hoped will successfully fill a gap in the psychological services available to the Polish community in Edinburgh.


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We are happy to present an opening for the Polish Social Movement Coordinator. It is a one-year See Me funded project with the aim to initiate and develop a positive action to tackle the stigma surrounding mental ill health within the Polish community in Scotland.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of the digital social movement through engaging Community Ambassadors; promoting a stronger, more supportive community in order to reduce isolation, stigma and vulnerability of Polish immigrants experiencing mental ill-health. Also by representing the lived experience in the existing networks to encourage wider action to reduce mental health and discrimination for Polish people and men in particular.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th January 2022

A mental health and social inclusion charity for the Polish and Central-Eastern European Community in Edinburgh is looking for a friendly and experienced Administrator to support the function of the organisation.

Due to the client group, proficiency in Polish is required.

Join our dynamic team of passionate professionals dedicated to supporting the community!

The Feniks Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the overall function of the organisation.
  • Operating and improving the administrative systems and database for Feniks’s projects and services
  • Being a first point of contact for queries by telephone and email.
  • Managing reception, when the service will come back to providing the one-to-one support.
  • Liaising between clients, counsellors, referring GPs, Social Workers, and other relevant agencies
  • Processing and reconciling payments for counselling sessions as well as for goods and services acquired by the organisation, including staff’s and volunteers’ expenses.
  • Keep stock of office supplies and place orders when necessary
  • To attend and take minutes of staff/volunteer meetings as required.
  • Ensure the organisation complies with the GDPR, Health and Safety and other office policies.
  • To support the HR and financial functions of the organisation on an ‘as needed’ basis.
  • Training and supervising Admin Volunteers if required in collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator.
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Feniks takes pride in supporting the Polish and Central-Eastern European Community in Scotland. Now, with the Scottish Government Funds, will be striving to improve the representation and access to human rights of its vulnerable clients.

Join our dynamic team of passionate professionals dedicated to supporting the community!

The Feniks Community Research and Engagement Officer will be responsible for:

  • Direct engagement with the CEE community, particularly Polish, to find out the issues currently affecting them, using flexibly qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Using creative means (including social media) to engage with the community to raise awareness of issues and to gather information about their needs and experiences
  • Research and report on the experiences of the Polish/CEE community on all aspects of social life including equalities, access to services, social isolation/exclusion
  • Work closely with the Feniks Policy Development Officer (PDO) to advocate for the needs of Polish/CEE communities at the highest level
  • Work closely with the Polish Social Movement Coordinator to enhance engagement of the Polish community in the creation of ambassadors and advocates for the needs of community members
  • Monitor and report on the deliverables set for the post, as well as contribute to the reports required by the funder.
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Policy Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,480 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2022

Feniks takes pride in supporting the Polish and Central Eastern European Community in Scotland. Now, with the Scottish Government Funds, will be striving to improve the representation and access to human rights of its vulnerable clients.

Join our dynamic team of passionate professionals dedicated to supporting the community!

The Feniks Policy Development Officer will be responsible for:

  • Advocating for the rights of the Polish and other CEE communities with stakeholders and the Scottish Government
  • Engaging directly with stakeholders to raise awareness of the rights, needs and experiences of the Polish and other CEE communities in Scotland
  • Enable the participation and representation of the Polish/other CEE communities in civic life
  • Working closely with the Community Research and Engagement Officer (CREO) and Polish Social Movement Coordinator to gather information, data and case studies of the experiences and issues affecting the Polish/CEE community in Scotland
  • Raise awareness of the pertinent issues affective Polish/CEE communities with stakeholders including the NHS, local authorities and the Scottish Government
  • Participate in relevant political activities such as the Cross-Party Group on Poland, and other relevant equality and human rights networks
  • Use existing and new research to advocate for the needs of the Polish/CEE community at the highest level
  • Enable the participation of Polish/CEE community members in political life and acting as a representative of the community as and when required.
  • Advocate for appropriate data collection by statutory bodies with regards to Polish/CEE communities, and, where possible, promote such data to inform policy and practice
  • Monitor and report on the deliverables set for the post, as well as contribute to the reports required by the funder.
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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,734 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th March 2022

It is a 2-year position funded by the Volunteer Support Fund. By this project, we are hoping to develop Feniks's volunteer management standards by applying for the Investing in Volunteers Award and improve our internal capacity to manage the voluntary members of our organisation. The Volunteer Coordinator (1 day per week) will lead on this project as well as play a supportive role to Feniks's community services aiming to address social isolation; improving access to counselling and tackling the mental health stigma within the Polish and Central-Eastern European Communities (project developed in partnership with the See Me Scotland)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Services Manager, and the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Key relationships

Internal: Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Services Manager, Community Development Worker, Administrator, Polish Social Movement Coordinator, Volunteers

External: funder, network of other funded organisations, universities, colleges and other volunteer organisations and companies supporting minority ethnic communities referring clients.

Overall purpose of the post:

  • To provide strong leadership, recruitment, induction, supervision and management to Feniks’s volunteers
  • Support Feniks’s services and projects by recruiting and supporting the relevant volunteers.
  • Develop and keep up to date all relevant documents, procedures and policies.
  • Lead on the process of acquiring the Investing in Volunteers accreditation.
  • Working towards and meeting the objectives and outcomes of the fund.
  • Supporting the line manager in evaluation, report writing and data collection.

Due to the nature of this post we will require you to become a member of the PVG Scheme.

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Community Services Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,337 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th January 2023

Feniks. Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd. is a charity providing support to the Central-East European Community in Edinburgh.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Community Services Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing a range of community development projects aimed at supporting the Central and Eastern European community in Edinburgh.

The Community Services Manager will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the delivery of a range of Community Support Services
  • Providing support and supervision to staff members delivering frontline community
  • services
  • Cultivating the existing partnerships and building relationships with community groups, local authorities, and other stakeholders
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress of work against agreed Key Performance Indicators
  • Collating performance information on Community Support Services and using those to report to funders
  • Working alongside the Mental Health Services Manager, together forming the Feniks Senior Management Team
  • Reporting directly to the Feniks CEO

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field such as social work, community development, or education
  • At least 5 years' experience in community development or a related field
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to think strategically and develop effective plans and programmes
  • A passion for working with and supporting diverse communities

If you are passionate about making a difference in your community and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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