The Leap Project
The Leap Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC024196

Enhancing the lives of older people in our community

Current vacancies

Volunteer Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,500 pro-rata
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 31st January 2022

The LEAP organisation is a well-established charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50. This includes one to one and group befriending. We are looking to recruit a volunteer development officer to help deliver this service.

The volunteer development officer will be responsible for recruiting, training, support and supervision of volunteers for the delivery of LEAP’s Befriending project in South Lanarkshire.

The post holder will be required to ensure that an adequate supply of trained volunteers are available to meet the needs of the befriending services and the older people that use the service.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of volunteering issues at an operational level including working with volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including good listening skills and the ability to influence and motivate volunteers and the public with, enthusiasm and a positive, outgoing attitude.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Outstanding communication, relationship building and networking skills.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity issues, and a commitment to putting equality principles into practice.
  • Effective administrative skills, and a good standard of IT skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access or other databases, and internet.
  • Sound numeracy skills, including the ability to independently produce statistical reports using databases and spreadsheets.
  • Good time management skills, and the ability to manage a diverse workload and prioritise effectively so that deadlines are met.
  • A sensitive and professional approach towards colleagues, volunteers and service users, mindful of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practices.
  • Ability to travel independently across the area of service.
  • Experience of working in/with the public and/or voluntary sector.
  • Empathy with LEAP's aims, values and objectives.
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Adult Education Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,500
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 20th December 2021

The LEAP organisation is a well-established charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50. We also provide a Leisure and Learning Programme to this group which covers a diverse range of areas as New Age Kurling, singing groups, Tai Chi, languages and IT.

We are looking to recruit a coordinator who will be responsible for developing and managing a range of adult education and wellbeing opportunities, aimed at connecting older people and minimising loneliness and isolation.

The role will also be responsible for developing the project strategically ensuring that the project meets its targets and goals.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for achieving high levels of client service
  • Have a proven track record of working in an education or community setting, ideally having experience of working with volunteers in/with the public and/or third sector
  • Have experience of coordinating project coordination
  • Be able to make decisions and work on your own initiative
  • Have experience of promoting a service within a local community and engaging effectively with key stakeholders, whilst developing an effective network of contacts
  • Be able to evaluate the service levels achieved to ensure key milestones are met
  • Be proficient in report writing
  • Have sound communication skills
  • Be organised with excellent attention to detail and an ability to work flexibly with the rest of the team
  • Be required to act on your own initiative
  • Be computer literate with a range of information technology skills including a good level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ideally have a clean driving licence.

Reports to: Social Enterprise Manager.