Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian

Charity registered in Scotland SC027612

We provide access to support and advice for the Third Sector, deliver volunteering and Social Enterprise and strong coherent and cohesive representation of the Third Sector with the Community Planning Partnership in West Lothian. Information on our work is available on our website. http://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/


Current vacancies

Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,000 pro-rata
  • Bathgate, West Lothian- Blended home/office working
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.

VSGWL requires an experienced Operations Manager and strategic thinker with a track record of delivering success. You will be:

• someone who is innovative and able to lead and motivate others to succeed in an evolving environment.

• someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.

• committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will use your own initiative to develop new ideas and seize opportunities to better support the needs of the sector and the key objectives of VSGWL.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

This is a complex role requiring innovation and the skilful balancing of multiple work streams underpinned with strong leadership qualities. You will make a proactive contribution to organisational development and management of change, coupled with a wide understanding of political agendas.

You will lead a dedicated team of development officers to support a culture of development and quality service delivery to support the third sector, communicating and influencing to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working.

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Development Officer (Partnerships)

  • Part time
  • £26,796 pro-rata
  • Bathgate, West Lothian. Blended home/office working
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Summary

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.

VSGWL requires an individual with excellent planning and interpersonal skills to join our Development Officer team. You will be

· Someone who is innovative and able to work collaboratively with others to succeed in an evolving environment.

· someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.

· Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

You will work closely with a range of key external stakeholders, including statutory partners and wider third sector to bring about positive change for individuals and communities in West Lothian. You will establish and develop working groups with third sector organisations. You will also represent VGSWL in appropriate meetings with key stakeholders and partners including WL Council and Integrated Joint Board.

Key to the role is outstanding communication and influencing skills to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working. You will work closely with the existing staff team.

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