Big Hearts Community Trust
Big Hearts Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC037311

Big Hearts Community Trust (Big Hearts) is the official charity partner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Following a refocus of the charity’s purpose and ambition last year, Big Hearts is dedicated to delivering a new and ambitious programme of targeted support for families in need across Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Development Officer

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2019

Big Hearts Community Trust is the official charity of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Based in Gorgie, Edinburgh, our main commitment to 2021 is to improve outcomes for individuals and families at risk of social isolation across Edinburgh. We work across five key areas: Kinship Care, Older People, Multicultural Community, Families in Need and Mental Health. We use the power of football to change lives.

We work closely with local and specialist partners to identify areas of need, understand where we can best add value and to ensure any activities we develop/support are targeted and delivered effectively within the community.

Our volunteer programme was established in 2016 and has grown into a key area of work for Big Hearts.

Volunteers support the delivery of our programmes across our five key areas of work, and across a number of varied and flexible roles managed by Big Hearts or partner charities. The Volunteer Development Officer will be responsible for this project, ensuring volunteers are contributing to our organisational aims. Our ambition is to sustain the level of growth we’ve seen over the past three years and continue to add value to the project where we can. The Volunteer Development Officer will recruit, develop, train, support, reward and recognise the achievements of volunteers.


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Big Hearts Befrienders

Befriending / Mentoring

6th April 2017

Big Hearts Befrienders provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 7-14 in kinship care, through supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience. Through the befriending relationship the child / young person and the befriender may touch … Read more