Generations Working Together
Generations Working Together

Charity registered in Scotland SC045851

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Funding Bid Writer (Revenue & Projects)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Hybrid working
  • Closing 3rd November 2021

Overview of Post

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at the forefront of intergenerational practice; a diverse and rapidly growing field, of critical importance to both society and the economy. This role is vital to the continuing success of GWT and will involve working with stakeholders in academia, social care and across the political spectrum. The postholder will help to grow and support the charity by identifying future revenue opportunities from a variety of sources including grants, trusts, foundations and corporate.

GWT is recognised as Scotland’s national centre of excellence in the field of intergenerational practice. Our vision is to live in a country where different generations are more connected and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a yearly programme of meetings and thematic events and a national conference. Our programme of work involves facilitating 18 local networks across Scotland, three thematic networks (Ageism, Intergenerational Housing & Research), pilot projects and active partnerships in academic research. Next year our intergenerational week campaign gets very exciting as we go global. GWT lead the campaign in partnership with country leads from Wales, England & Northern Ireland. Next year we will see another 8 countries getting involved from as close as Ireland and Spain to further afield in America, Mexico and Australia.

The charity has a strong track record in developing intergenerational work across Scotland, we have built trusting partnerships with international experts from across the globe and have recently secured core funding from the Scottish Government for the next three years. We are now in a strong position to grow with the help of a creative, ambitious and proactive Funding Bid Writer who will work alongside the CEO/Board to develop strategies and plans for significantly increasing income during the next five years.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  1. Researching, designing, writing and submitting detailed funding applications to support our services.
  2. Securing additional income from a variety of corporate bodies including sponsorship.
  3. Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing and potential funders.
  4. Contributing to the implementation of organisational and delivery projects, within the context of GWT’s Corporate Plan.

Please download the Job Description & Person Specification below to find out more about the role.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Learning and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,511
  • Glasgow - A mixture of home, office and remote working
  • Closing 16th August 2021

GWT was established in 2007 as the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice and became a registered Scottish Charitable Organisation in 2015. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational work we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational work includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organise events, facilitate 18 local and three thematic networks across Scotland and deliver pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

Overview of Post

The Officer is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of GWT’s learning and development programme and for building professional intergenerational learning networks across Scotland. The postholder will be committed to developing new, exciting, learning opportunities and participation options including digital learning for a range of individuals working across the private, third and public sector.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  1. Developing, delivering and evaluating a range of training opportunities tailored to meet the needs of individuals, organisations and partnerships.
  2. Raising awareness of the benefits of intergenerational practice and supporting this work across Scotland.
  3. Driving engagement of participants and supporting learner progression through good communication, promotion and marketing.
  4. Leading the growth of GWT’s digital learning channels.

For further details about the post, please download the Job Description & person Specification below.