Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service
Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC005561

PKAVS is a diverse charity that improves the quality of life for the people of Perth & Kinross through four main service Hubs - Carers; Mental Health & Wellbeing; Minority Ethnic Communities and Third Sector. PKAVS advances the lives of thousands of disadvantaged local people every year, as well as supporting, promoting and developing the wider Third Sector in Perth & Kinross. As the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, PKAVS supports and develops the Third Sector, including Volunteering and Social Enterprise, and enhances the Third Sector’s role in Community Planning and its contributions to local outcomes and priorities. Through organisational support and advocacy for the sector, PKAVS works to strengthen local partnership connections with the Third Sector, developing a strong Third Sector voice, informed and engaged groups and organisations, and a sector that is resilient, thriving and leading joint action to address local priorities.

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PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth & Kinross, improving wellbeing and empowering communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

Chief Executive Officer Role

A local charity in Perth is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation through the next stage of its strategic development. As an established and dynamic charity, we have fifty years’ experience of service across a variety of areas. It is essential that we continue to deliver our core services to the highest standards whilst increasing our profile, developing our income streams, and realising our strategic vision.

The successful candidate will be a creative, inspiring, and self-motivated individual who can provide vision, deliver results, and act as an ambassador for the values of both the organisation and the voluntary sector more widely. They will be a strong and effective communicator with a proven record of leadership, strategic development, and the delivery of an organisation’s goals and objectives.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description.

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Wellbeing Cook

  • Part time
  • £18,768 pro-rata
  • The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road, Perth PH2 7BH
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Background

PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth & Kinross, enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

PKAVS Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub provides support to people (aged 16 and above) recovering from mental health difficulties within two locations in Perth & Kinross. The community-based service aims to create an environment of wellbeing, offering a range of meaningful activities to support clients in achieving their individual goals through a recovery and outcomes-based model. Activities include gardening, creative arts, café/catering experience, woodwork and physical/nutritional activity.

Role

We are looking for a highly motivated person to develop and run the café within the Walled Garden. You will be working as part of a small, supportive and dynamic staff team. This role has a strong focus on income generation through building our social enterprise, however, you will be required to provide support and engagement opportunities to those clients participating in the café activity area (Wednesday – Friday). During client activity engagement days, the role of the Wellbeing Cook is to empower clients working in the café to build and improve confidence, skills and knowledge within the area of catering and gastronomy. On a Saturday, the Café activity will not be available for clients to access for supported recovery purposes and the Wellbeing Cook will work with a team of independent volunteers on this day.

Experience of working within a café/field of catering is essential and you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality, varied menu of light lunches, drinks and home baking. The café will be open to the public from Wednesday – Saturday and your role is to ensure your team of clients and volunteers provide a high-quality service to customers. Development of outside catering and take-away options are also part of your job role.

Your role will also involve occasionally facilitating cooking workshops to small groups of clients interested in learning practical cookery skills either face to face or via Zoom.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

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Activity Engagement Worker (Creative Wellbeing)

  • Part time
  • £19,137 pro-rata
  • The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road & and Wisecraft, 10 Lower Mill Street, Blairgowrie, Perth
  • Closing 13th February 2022

Background

PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth & Kinross, enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

PKAVS Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub provides support to people (aged 16 and above) recovering from mental health difficulties within two locations in Perth & Kinross. The community-based service aims to create an environment of wellbeing, offering a range of meaningful activities to support clients in achieving their individual goals through a recovery and outcomes-based model.

Activities include gardening, creative arts, café/catering experience, woodwork and physical/nutritional activity.

Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work as part of our Hub. The role of Activity Engagement Worker (Creative Wellbeing) is to promote holistic wellbeing and recovery while supporting an outward thinking approach to art, and what art represents by providing services across four subject areas: arts and crafts, creative writing, performance (dance and drama) and music.

Our Hub requires two Activity Engagement Workers (Creative Wellbeing) to deliver a themed, structured programme of expressive workshops spanning across four areas of expressive art, to all clients within The Walled Garden and Wisecraft using a whole service approach. Working across both locations on a rotational basis, the post holder will work collaboratively with their counterpart to plan, develop and deliver each four week block. The post holder will encourage participation in external groups alongside in-house options. Engagement Workers will foster good relationships with local communities and services.

As well as using art as a therapeutic medium, there will be an expectation for the creative wellbeing department to showcase their expressive art which may also be suitable for sale/performance. Engagement workers should be working alongside the ethos of client development and empowering people to move towards positive destinations within the field of the arts.

The post holder will work with and support volunteers to lead and develop activities in an inclusive manner.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

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