Volunteer Centre East Lothian
Volunteer Centre East Lothian

Charity registered in Scotland SC029045

STRiVE is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. We provide support, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations through our Volunteering, Organisational Support, Youth, Adventure and Wellbeing teams.

Current vacancies

Funding and Communications Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Volunteer Centre East Lothian’s office and home working (as required/agreed)
  • Closing 30th July 2021

This exciting role is new, and we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and proactive funding and communications officer who can demonstrate a real passion for income generation and who can make a tangible contribution to increasing the charity’s and supporting the local third sectors funding position, while helping to raise the charity’s profile via communications strategy. We require someone who understands the nature of what we do and can empathise with the Third Sector. You will work alongside the Chief Officer to develop and implement a Funding and Communications Strategy for the organisation.

Are you a funding professional with great relationship-building skills? Would you be that person who would like to play a pivotal role to help Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) meet its vision to improve the strength of the local third sector and the health and wellbeing or our communities? You should be a strong and confident communicator able to form relationships with ease and possess an ability to network and engage in a persuasive and positive manner. You must be passionate about the work of this organisation.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual with experience. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to develop within the not-for-profit sector, who has the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to make the most of their creative skills and experience.

This is a great opportunity to join an established grassroots Third Sector organisation. Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is an organisation that’s committed and passionate about making a difference.


Community Taskforce Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,946 pro-rata
  • Volunteer Centre East Lothian’s office and home working (as required/agreed)
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Volunteer Centre East Lothian is a vibrant local charity which works to ensure that local people and organisations can thrive. We work with our dedicated volunteers to provide the support people need to live happy, healthy lives. The Community Taskforce is part of the East Lothian Caring Communities Initiative that will offer local people with support from volunteers, stay connected with their communities by working to alleviate loneliness, reduce social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering.

The Coordinator will play a key role in delivering our high-quality services for people living in the East Lothian. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of the older people referred to us and tailoring the support offered to them based on their individual needs and interests.

Our service will offer an ad hoc task orientated service, volunteer befriending; exercise, social and activity groups; a regular newsletter. In this role you will take the lead for delivery for our practical support tasks, this support includes a shopping service that was established during the pandemic, gardening, and odd jobs around the house. We also occasionally gain funding to make a specific offer to service users.

The Coordinator will be required to keep accurate and up-to-date records on our shared database and help maintain positive relationships with external partners in East Lothian, as well as our other local partners.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian is a great place to work, offering excellent working benefits and a healthy work-life balance. Benefits include: generous holiday entitlement; a pension scheme; an employee assistance programme; and childcare vouchers. We are committed to supporting the professional development and wellbeing of our staff.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to respecting diversity and promoting equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.