Move On
Move On

Charity registered in Scotland SC026983

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people, enabling a positive future and improving people lives. From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, guidance, support, advice and information.

Current vacancies

Development Worker (Maternity Cover Post)

  • Part time
  • £22,330 – £24,811 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2022

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable people enabling a positive future and improving people lives.

From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, community-based support, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, guidance, support, advice and information.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist in our highly successful employability programmes. You will support the work of the Mentoring and Employability team; working directly with individuals and groups of young people. The role is to support young people to achieve positive life experiences through mentoring and training, and by identifying, accessing and sustaining employability and LifeSkills opportunities.

You will support young people on a 1-2-1 basis and contribute to employability training from our city centre base and Move On Wood Recycling Social Enterprise in Granton.

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Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,468 – £23,854
  • Glasgow with regular travel between our city centre and Whiteinch bases.
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable people enabling a positive future and improving people lives.

From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, community-based support, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, guidance, support, advice and information.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist in our highly successful services for vulnerable young people. You will support the work of the Mentoring and Employability team; working directly with individuals and facilitating training to groups of young people. The role is to support young people to achieve positive life experiences through mentoring and training, and by identifying, accessing and sustaining employability and life-skills opportunities.

You will lead on a range of employability training programmes including; Employability Fund, Kickstart and Community Jobs Scotland, and provide ongoing one to one support to young people.

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Development Worker (Employability)

  • Full time
  • £21,575 – £23,975
  • Glasgow with regular travel between our city centre and Whiteinch bases.
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable people enabling a positive future and improving people lives.

From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, community-based support, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, guidance, support, advice and information.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist in our highly successful services for vulnerable young people. You will support the work of the Employability team; working directly with individuals and facilitating employability training to groups of young people. The role is to support young people to achieve positive life experiences through accredited qualifications, work-experience, training, and, by identifying, accessing and sustaining employability and life-skills opportunities.

You will lead on a range of employability training programmes including; Employability Fund, Kickstart and Community Jobs Scotland, and provide ongoing one to one support to young people.

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Move On Support Service – Befriending Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,575 – £23,975
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2021

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people, enabling a positive future and improving people lives.

From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, employability, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, support, advice and information.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist in our highly successful services for vulnerable young people. Move On is working in partnership with Link Living to deliver the Edinburgh Young Person’s Service.

You will coordinate the Move On Support Service, providing befriending to young people who are at risk of homelessness and are in transition from support to independent living. You will recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders.

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Administrator (Glasgow)

  • Part time
  • £19,280 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Move On supports vulnerable people to achieve personal goals and make positive lasting change in their lives. Our vision is a Scotland where every person can confidently navigate through the ups and downs of life and achieve their potential.

Delivered from our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh, our social enterprises, mentoring, befriending and employability services offer the key relationships and opportunities, which enable people to set goals, recognise and develop their skills, build confidence, grow their social networks and gain the work experience they need to reach their potential and achieve a brighter future.

We require a motivated and enthusiastic person to provide administrative support for the charity and its staff teams, enabling Move On to provide high quality and impactful services for vulnerable people.

You will cover multiple admin roles, including answering queries, managing HR records and helping maintain financial systems. You will support recruitment, take accurate meeting minutes and undertake any other duties or tasks, which are considered within the remit of the post.

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Operational Manager - Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR)

  • Full time
  • £29,379 – £32,643
  • MOWR, New Broompark, Granton, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2021

Move On’s mission is to support vulnerable people to achieve personal goals and make positive lasting change in their lives. We offer a range of services, which meet the needs of our service users and volunteers, which are flexible and innovative, responding to changing needs and circumstances. Our mentoring, befriending and various employability services offer the key relationships and opportunities, which enable people to set goals, recognise and develop their skills, build confidence, grow their social networks and gain the qualifications and work experience they need to reach their potential and achieve a brighter future.

Move On’s services are delivered in a manner which is trauma informed/skilled, person-centred and asset-based. We are committed to supporting people where they need it, when they need it and for as long as they need it.

We have offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres, and two social enterprises linked with our employability and environmental remits: FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland in Whiteinch, Glasgow and Move On Wood Recycling in Granton, North Edinburgh.

MOWR:

MOWR is a successful social enterprise established by charity Move On in early 2018, with joint environmental and social aims:

  • to re-use waste timber, contributing to the circular economy and helping the environment through reducing the amount of timber sent to land fill or for chipping
  • deliver employability skills, training, valuable jobs and volunteering opportunities for vulnerable people.

MOWR collects waste timber from the construction and events industries, as well as domestic settings. We re-use as much of this timber as possible, either selling on direct to the public, or through upcycling into furniture and other products. Our range of products, made by volunteers and staff in our workshop, many of which are made to order, is available from our on-line shop, as well as the MOWR shop. In the process of our day to day work, we offer volunteering and training opportunities.

MOWR is a member of the UK-wide National Community Wood Recycling Project Network.

The Role

You will lead a small motivated staff team, ensuring that we deliver excellent customer service. You will manage and motivate volunteers, and organise all the day to day activities of a busy and growing social enterprise. Working with colleagues from other Move On teams, you will manage trainees within a busy and fast-paced working environment and oversee the delivery of high quality work experience opportunities.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, entrepreneurial, has excellent communication skills and who has strong business and operational skills and experience. A proven leader, you will also have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and core values

The role will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills in managing and growing an exciting social enterprise, leading, working alongside and inspiring others to make a real contribution to the local community, circular economy and to local sustainability.

What we can offer you:

We strive to ensure that Move On is a great place to work by supporting, developing and valuing our people. We offer:

  • Salary at Move On Grade 6 (£29,379 - £32,643)
  • 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays for the first 2 years of service, increasing to 28 days and 9 public holidays after 3 years
  • Flexi-time
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Opportunity for some home working
  • Ability to progress incrementally through salary band
  • Annual personal volunteering day
  • Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing
  • Training allowance and commitment to CPD
  • TOIL system

Reporting to: Director of Operations

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Wood Recycling Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,150 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th September 2021

Move On is an established and successful Edinburgh and Glasgow-based charity preventing homelessness and supporting vulnerable young people and others affected by disadvantages.

We are seeking to appoint a Development Worker with proven practical skills and experience to help develop and grow our wood social enterprise.

Main Purposes of job:

  • Support and develop MOWR and it’s day to day activities.
  • To work alongside volunteers in MOWR’s day to day operations, including running the wood retail space, taking orders via phone and email, overseeing wood collections from building sites, processing used wood ready for re-sale, delivering timber and making furniture.
  • To co-ordinate the recruitment, training, support and supervision of volunteers at the MOWR project.
  • To deliver H+S and woodwork skills training for young, unemployed people.
  • To ensure the health and safety of customers, colleagues, volunteers and young people/trainees at all times.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

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Operational Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,379 – £32,643
  • MOWR, New Broompark, Granton, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Move On’s mission is to support vulnerable people to achieve personal goals and make positive lasting change in their lives. We offer a range of services, which meet the needs of our service users and volunteers, which are flexible and innovative, responding to changing needs and circumstances. Move On’s services are delivered in a manner which are trauma informed/skilled, person-centred and asset-based. We are committed to supporting people where they need it, when they need it and for as long as they need it.

About MOWR:

MOWR is a successful social enterprise established by charity Move On in early 2018, with both environmental and social aims, delivered through growing and developing a profitable business. These are:

  • to re-use waste timber, contributing to the circular economy and helping the environment through reducing the amount of timber sent to land fill or for chipping
  • provide employability skills, training, valuable jobs and volunteering opportunities for vulnerable people.

MOWR collects waste timber from the construction and events industries, as well as domestic settings. We re-use as much of this timber as possible, either selling on direct to the public, or through adding value by upcycling into furniture and other products. In the process of our day to day work, we offer volunteering and training opportunities.

As a social enterprise, MOWR depends on generating income through trading to meet its costs. MOWR is a member of the UK-wide National Community Wood Recycling Project Network.

The Role

You will lead a small motivated staff team, ensuring that we grow the business, delivering excellent customer service. You will manage and motivate volunteers, and organise all the day to day activities of a busy and growing social enterprise. Working with colleagues from other Move On teams, you will manage trainees within a busy and fast-paced working environment and oversee the delivery of high quality work experience opportunities.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, entrepreneurial, has excellent communication skills and who has strong business and operational skills and experience. A proven leader, you will also have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and core values

The role will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills in managing and growing an exciting social enterprise, leading, working alongside and inspiring others to make a real contribution to the local community, circular economy and to local sustainability.

Reporting to:Director of Operations

What we can offer you:

We strive to ensure that Move On is a great place to work by supporting, developing and valuing our people. We offer:

  • Salary at Move On Grade 6 (£29,379 - £32,643)
  • 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays for the first 2 years of service, increasing to 28 days and 9 public holidays after 3 years
  • Flexi-time
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Opportunity for some home working
  • Ability to progress incrementally through salary band
  • Annual personal volunteering day
  • Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing
  • Training allowance and commitment to CPD
  • TOIL system
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Fundraising Assistant (Maternity Cover – 1 year)

  • Part time
  • £20,137 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh or Home Based
  • Closing 24th September 2021

The role

Due to the current postholder going on parental leave, we are seeking someone to help implement our fundraising strategy, focusing primarily on the small/medium Trust and Foundations – preparing and submitting bids, reporting, cultivating relationships with potential and existing funders and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Trust Fundraising experience would be advantageous but not essential.

Line managed by the Trust & Statutory Fundraiser, you will be a member of Support Services and work closely with the whole Move On team.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a candidate able to combine research and organisational skills with the ability to tell a compelling story to attract attention and meet funders’ criteria. You need to be flexible, share our ethos and be committed to our values: inclusive, empowering, innovative, and sustainable. You should be driven by the belief that with appropriate support everyone can fulfil their potential.

Move On

Move On works with disadvantaged people, supporting them to achieve positive change in their lives and preventing homelessness. From our four bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including: training, community based intensive support, employability, mentoring, volunteering opportunities, guidance, advice, and information. Our services enable people to develop life and employability skills, build positive social networks, grow in self-confidence, gain qualifications, and sustain a job.

What we can offer you:

We strive to ensure that Move On is a great place to work by supporting, developing, and valuing our people. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays for the first 2 years of service, increasing to 28 days and 9 public holidays after 3 years (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Flexitime
  • Flexibility regarding work location
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Ability to progress incrementally through salary band
  • Annual personal volunteering day
  • Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing
  • Individual training allowance and commitment to CPD
  • TOIL system
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Marketing and Communications Lead (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £29,379 – £32,643
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh/Home-based
  • Closing 12th November 2021

Role

The Marketing and Communications Lead is responsible for building awareness of and support for Move On’s work through designing and delivering effective marketing strategies using a variety of platforms.

The role includes an essential commercial focus, with the post-holder responsible for managing the marketing for Move On’s social enterprises, FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland and Move On Wood Recycling. Working alongside key senior managers, the successful candidate will share responsibility to grow both social enterprises by increasing income through trading to meet essential costs, in the process delivering environmental and social impact.

As the sole member of staff responsible for marketing at Move On, this is a role for someone who is confident about taking the lead on a marketing strategy and all related tasks. You must also be comfortable taking the initiative with content and innovation, being proactive in your approach to the development of our messages.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience in a similar marketing and communications role, including devising and implementing a marketing strategy and managing a marketing budget.

The ideal candidate will be creative, highly organised, and have excellent attention to detail. You must be able to work autonomously to co-ordinate, plan and prioritise tasks to meet tight schedules and deadlines.

A proven team player, you will also be able to work closely with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a co-ordinated approach to raising awareness of Move On.

About Move On

Move On’s mission is to support vulnerable people to achieve personal goals and make positive lasting change in their lives. We offer a range of services, which meet the needs of our service users and volunteers, which are flexible and innovative, responding to changing needs and circumstances. Move On’s services are delivered in a manner which are trauma informed/skilled, person-centred and asset-based. We are committed to supporting people where they need it, when they need it and for as long as they need it.

What we can offer you

We strive to ensure that Move On is a great place to work by supporting, developing and valuing our people. We offer:

• Salary at Move On Grade 6 (£29,379-£32,643)

• 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Flexi-time

• Option to buy additional annual leave

• Opportunity for home working

• Annual personal volunteering day

• Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing

• Training allowance and commitment to CPD

• TOIL system

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FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland Depot Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,330 – £24,881
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th May 2022

Move On is seeking to recruit a Depot Development Worker who is keen to learn, committed and imaginative, to work in our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.

FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland Service

Move On runs our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland service from our depot in South Street, Glasgow. The service receives fit for purpose surplus food from the major retailers, manufacturers and growers and distributes it to our Community Food Members, who are mainly charities, community projects etc, working with people affected by food insecurity.

In the last year FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland has delivered over 1465 tonnes of surplus food, enough food to offer 3.5 million meal portions to those in need.

Our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot is also a training hub, which has, at the heart of everything it does a determination to improve the lives and employability prospects of our trainees, volunteers and service users. We are a user led organisation and pride ourselves in wholeheartedly investing in this essential aspect of the service.

As we expand our service we are looking to recruit a motivated individual who has the same ambition and commitment as our existing team.

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FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland Driver and Depot Operative/s

  • Full time
  • £22,330 – £24,811
  • Glasgow and the West of Scotland Depot
  • Closing 27th May 2022

FareShare now operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK. We support 10,542 local charities and groups – our Community Food Members and Associates. Over the past year 55,046 tonnes of food were redistributed by FareShare Regional Centres nationwide, feeding 1,108,064 people every week. We operate across 1,500 towns, cities and villages and we save UK charities and community groups more than £28 million each year.

Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first. Demand far outstrips supply. More information can be found on our website fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-centres/glasgow-west-of-scotland.

FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland

FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland redistributes quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable people in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We provide employability training including food hygiene, SQA Employability, health and safety, warehouse distribution and forklift and driver training. FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland supports hostels, day centres, lunch clubs, addiction agencies, young people’s projects and refugee centres. Serving meals is a way for organisations to directly engage with their service users and using FareShare food enables them to redirect funds into improving their own services.

FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland is run by Move On, a charity that believes we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that.

Our services offer everyone an equal chance to gain experience, skills and confidence, achieve personal goals and reach a brighter future. For one person that could be building the self-confidence to use public transport alone, for someone else it could be earning the qualifications they need to secure their first job.

Every day we support people in their next steps to live an independent and fulfilling life.

Purpose of the role

This role is about so much more than just driving; it’s about sharing the FareShare mission that “no good food should go to waste”. Your work will make sure that quality surplus food is helping feed people in need.

As a FareShare Depot Driver and Operative for FareShare Glasgow you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as deliver food from our Regional Centre based at South Street, to our charity members within Glasgow and the West. You will be the face of FareShare, being a regular point of contact with our local food partners, as well as our diverse range of member charities receiving food. In addition, you may also act as a host, supervising volunteers who may join you as assistants. You will also form an integral part of the depot team, carrying out duties in line with our FareShare Glasgow operations. You will be expected to receive, sort, pick and distribute surplus food coming through our depot daily.

You will be expected to ensure that food and non-food orders are made and ready for distribution and/or collection.

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Development Worker - Employability and Training

  • Full time
  • £22,330 – £24,811
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st July 2022

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people, enabling a positive future and improving people’s lives. From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, employability, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, support, advice and information.

To promote and develop the delivery of our employability programmes within our social enterprise. The role will support young people furthest from the employment market, to access and sustain an integrated employability programme, gaining practical work experience, skills and vocational training at FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland training depot. The role will also develop and deliver a range of accredited, bespoke employability programmes, aimed at all FareShare volunteers and adults affected by long-term unemployment.

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C1 Driver and Depot Operative

  • Full time
  • £22,330 – £24,811
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th July 2022

FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland is run by Move On, a charity that believes we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that. As a FareShare C1 Depot Driver and Operative for FareShare Glasgow you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as deliver food from our Regional Centre based at South Street, to our charity members within Glasgow and the West.

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Depot Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,330 – £24,881 pro-rata
  • Glasgow & the West of Scotland
  • Closing 22nd July 2022

Move On is seeking to recruit a Depot Development Worker who is keen to learn and is committed and imaginative, to work in our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.

FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland Service

Move On runs our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland service from our depot in South Street, Glasgow. The service receives fit for purpose surplus food from the major retailers, manufacturers and growers and distributes it to our Community Food Members, who are mainly charities, community projects etc, working with people affected by food insecurity.

In the last year FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland has delivered over 1465 tonnes of surplus food, enough food to offer 3.5 million meal portions to those in need.

Our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot is also a training hub, which has, at the heart of everything it does a determination to improve the lives and employability prospects of our trainees, volunteers and service users.

As we expand our service we are looking to recruit a motivated individual who has the same ambition and commitment as our existing team.

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Operational Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,407 – £33,786 pro-rata
  • MOWR, New Broompark, Granton, Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Move On’s mission is to support vulnerable people to achieve personal goals and make positive lasting change in their lives. We offer a range of services, which meet the needs of our service users and volunteers, which are flexible and innovative, responding to changing needs and circumstances. Move On’s services are delivered in a manner which are trauma informed/skilled, person-centred and asset-based. We are committed to supporting people where they need it, when they need it and for as long as they need it.

About MOWR:

MOWR is a successful social enterprise established by charity Move On in early 2018, with both environmental and social aims, delivered through growing and developing a profitable business. These are:

  • to re-use waste timber, contributing to the circular economy and helping the environment through reducing the amount of timber sent to land fill or for chipping
  • provide employability skills, training, valuable jobs and volunteering opportunities for vulnerable people

MOWR collects waste timber from the construction and events industries, as well as domestic settings. We re-use as much of this timber as possible, either selling on direct to the public, or through adding value by upcycling into furniture and other products. In the process of our day-to-day work, we offer volunteering and training opportunities.

As a social enterprise, MOWR depends on generating income through trading to meet its costs. MOWR is a member of the UK-wide National Community Wood Recycling Project Network.

The Role:

You will lead a small, motivated staff and volunteer team, ensuring that MOWR grows its income, while delivering the required environmental and social impact. You will organise the day-to-day activities of a busy and growing social enterprise, always ensuring a safe working environment. Working with colleagues from other Move On teams, you will manage trainees within a busy and fast-paced working environment and oversee the delivery of high-quality work experience and volunteering opportunities.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, with strong business and operational skills and experience. A proven leader, you will also have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and core values. The ability to lead a commercial business, while also maximising volunteer input and the delivery of training/work experience is essential.

The role will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills in managing and growing an exciting social enterprise, leading, working alongside and inspiring others to make a real contribution to the local community, circular economy and to local sustainability.

What we can offer you:

We strive to ensure that Move On is a great place to work by supporting, developing and valuing our people. We offer:

  • Salary at Move On Grade 6 (£30,407 – 33,786)
  • 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays for the first 2 years of service, increasing to 28 days and 9 public holidays after 3 years (pro rata’d for p/t time staff)
  • Flexi-time
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Regular formal and informal support
  • Ability to progress incrementally through salary band
  • Annual personal volunteering day
  • Strong focus on promoting staff health and wellbeing, through an active staff-led health and wellbeing Group, with an allocated budget
  • Training allowance and commitment to CPD
  • TOIL system
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Move On / FareShare Drivers Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow and the West of Scotland Depot
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

We’re now hiring a new Drivers Assistant for our social enterprise, FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland (FSGWS)!

We’re pleased to offer this position in partnership with the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) through their No One Left Behind Long Term Unemployed Project. Applicants must be Glasgow residents aged over 25, and have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

The Role

With our services more in need than ever in the face of the Cost-Of-Living Crisis, we’re looking to recruit a new Drivers Assistant for FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland. Based in the FSGWS depot in South Street, Glasgow, you’ll work alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.

As Drivers Assistant, your role will be to help our van drivers to collect food from our food partners across Glasgow & the West of Scotland, and deliver it to our frontline charity partners, or Community Food Members (CFMs). You’ll be able to understand and follow the schedule and routes that have been set out for you, and complete any necessary paperwork. While on the road, you’ll assist our drivers by calling our CFMS to confirm ETA.

You’ll be the face of FareShare, as a regular point of contact with our local food partners, as well as the diverse range of member charities receiving our food. In addition, you may also act as a host, supervising volunteers who may join you as assistants.

You’ll be an important part of the team within the depot too, supporting our vibrant and growing team of volunteers. You’ll help receive, sort, pick and distribute surplus food coming through our depot daily, making sure that orders are packed and prepared to a high standard, ready to go out to those in need. Our Drivers Assistant will play an important part in making sure the FSGWS depot is always a safe and welcoming environment.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Applicants for LTU roles must be at least 25 years of age, have been unemployed for at least 12 months, and have one or more of the additional barriers listed below;
  • Disabled, +/ or D/deaf person (including those experiencing mental health issues, and those with an impairment or long-term health condition)
  • People from Ethnic Minority backgrounds and racial groups
  • Person living in 15% most employment deprived SIMD geographies
  • Homeless person (including those in temporary or unstable accommodation)
  • Living in a household with children in poverty
  • Person living in an area defined as a rural area, or very remote rural
  • Primary carer
  • Gypsy/travelling community
  • Person with a conviction (including CPOs)
  • Refugee, or other group granted leave to stay in the UK
  • Person aged over 50 years
  • Lone parent
  • Living in a jobless household
  • Person affected by substance misuse

Role Requirements

We’re looking for someone with good communication skills, and ideally some customer service experience. You’ll need to be able to take the initiative to work independently, and work calmly and efficiently in a busy depot environment. You’ll also need to be physically capable, as there will be a lot of heavy lifting involved. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience of everything we’ve mentioned here though – if you have a positive attitude and believe you can bring something to the role, we still want to hear from you!

Most importantly, we’re looking for a team player who shares our values. You’ll need to share the Move On & FSGWS ethos of equality and diversity. Working with Move On means meeting with people from all walks of life. It’s essential that our team members can communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, building excellent working relationships with volunteers, suppliers, CFMs, and the wider FareShare network.

About Us

Move On is a mentoring, employability and support charity. We work with vulnerable people of all ages. Our mission is to help our service users take their next steps to lead an independent, fulfilling life.

We also run two social enterprises – Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR), and FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland (FSGWS). MOWR is a sustainable waste wood collection service and retail business. FSGWS is a regional centre for UK-wide surplus food redistribution charity FareShare. Both are actively involved in our work supporting employability, and provide training and volunteering opportunities.

The people we support are vulnerable for many reasons. These include poor mental health, substance misuse, care experience, homelessness, and debt. Many have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse, and gained few qualifications and skills due to lack of opportunity. They often suffer from low levels of confidence and motivation as a result.

We’re committed to providing opportunities. By doing so, we offer people an equal chance to reach their full potential, and find their path.

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Depot Operations Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow and the West of Scotland Depot
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

We’re now hiring a new Depot Operations Assistant for our social enterprise, FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland (FSGWS)!

We’re pleased to offer this position in partnership with the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) through their No One Left Behind Long Term Unemployed Project. Applicants must be Glasgow residents aged over 25, and have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

The Role

With our services more in need than ever in the face of the Cost-Of-Living Crisis, we’re looking to recruit a new Depot Operations Assistant for FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland. Based in the FSGWS depot in South Street, Glasgow, you’ll work alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.

As Depot Operations Assistant, your role will be to help maintain accurate and efficient warehouse operations, and help with deliveries to our front-line charity partners, or Community Food Members (CFMs)

The key function of the role is helping maintain our stock system. You’ll pick, pack and process deliveries to our CFMs, and receive goods into the warehouse, ensuring that replenishments and new stock items are safely unloaded, recorded and stored. This includes learning and upholding all relevant operational and health and safety systems, making sure that all of our deliveries meet FareShare quality standards.

You’ll be an important part of the team within the warehouse too, supporting our vibrant and growing team of volunteers. We’ll trust you to help make sure they know their stuff when it comes to company policy – especially when it comes to safety, food hygiene, and security. You’ll also be in regular contact with our CFMs, so you’ll need to be able to form great relationships with them! Our Depot Operations Assistant will play an important part in making sure the FSGWS depot is always a safe and welcoming environment.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants for LTU roles must be at least 25 years of age, have been unemployed for at least 12 months, and have one or more of the additional barriers listed below;

• Disabled, +/ or D/deaf person (including those experiencing mental health issues, and those with an impairment or long-term health condition)

• People from Ethnic Minority backgrounds and racial groups

• Person living in 15% most employment deprived SIMD geographies

• Homeless person (including those in temporary or unstable accommodation)

• Living in a household with children in poverty

• Person living in an area defined as a rural area, or very remote rural

• Primary carer

• Gypsy/travelling community

• Person with a conviction (including CPOs)

• Refugee, or other group granted leave to stay in the UK

• Person aged over 50 years

• Lone parent

• Living in a jobless household

• Person affected by substance misuse

Role Requirements

You’ll need basic numeracy and literacy skills, and some awareness of Health & Safety practices. A Level 3 Food Hygiene Qualification, and some experience with warehouses and stock control would also be a huge bonus. No worries if not though – we can support you to train for these, and we still want to hear from you!

Most importantly, we’re looking for a team player who shares our values. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, as is a commitment to the Move On & FSGWS ethos of equality and diversity. Working with Move On means meeting with people from all walks of life. It’s essential that our team members can communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, building excellent working relationships with volunteers, suppliers, CFMs, and the wider FareShare network.

About Us

Move On is a mentoring, employability and support charity. We work with vulnerable people of all ages. Our mission is to help our service users take their next steps to lead an independent, fulfilling life.

We also run two social enterprises – Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR), and FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland (FSGWS). MOWR is a sustainable waste wood collection service and retail business. FSGWS is a regional centre for UK-wide surplus food redistribution charity FareShare. Both are actively involved in our work supporting employability, and provide training and volunteering opportunities.

The people we support are vulnerable for many reasons. These include poor mental health, substance misuse, care experience, homelessness, and debt. Many have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse, and gained few qualifications and skills due to lack of opportunity. They often suffer from low levels of confidence and motivation as a result.

We’re committed to providing opportunities. By doing so, we offer people an equal chance to reach their full potential, and find their path.

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