Voluntary Action Orkney
Voluntary Action Orkney

Charity registered in Scotland SC010691

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a dynamic, high profile organisation that provides responsive and innovative support services and representation to the Third Sector in Orkney.  The Third Sector comprises community organisations, voluntary and community organisations, volunteering and social enterprises. 

Current vacancies

Consultant – Community-led Food Dignity Project

  • Other
  • Negotiable
  • Remote
  • Closing 26th January 2022

We are looking to hire a consultant to lead and deliver the second phase of a community-led project, producing a strategy which outlines the actions stakeholders can take to reduce food insecurity and achieve food dignity in Orkney.

You will be responsible for recruiting an online Food Dignity Strategy Steering Group predominantly composed of people with lived experience of food insecurity, as well as representatives from statutory, third sector and business organisations. You will then plan and deliver a training and briefing day for the steering group, focused on the briefing report our phase 1 consultants are currently authoring, and collective decision making.

Following this, you will facilitate three online strategy development days with the group, before authoring a recommendations report based on the groups decisions and insights which outlines the actions stakeholders in Orkney need to take to ensure food dignity in the area.

We’ve included more information about the project, including our understanding of food dignity, a brief specification and timeline in the Invite to Tender, attached.

We are looking for somebody with excellent facilitation and report-writing skills who can display an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities for this work in Orkney. You will have an understanding of the key issues surrounding food insecurity and food dignity. We envisage that the majority of work will be carried out online and so are accepting applications from anywhere within the UK.

We are accepting applications of up to £7,500, excluding VAT. As per the terms of our funding, all work will need to be completed by 31st March 2022.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,134
  • Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a dynamic, high-profile organisation that provides responsive and innovative support services and representation for and with the Third Sector in Orkney. The Third Sector comprises community organisations, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteers.

We are looking to recruit a Community Development Worker to join our busy and proactive team.

The role will involve working proactively with communities,n voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, to promote excellence in organisational set up and development through the provision of guidance, information and training.

You must be flexible, motivated and have the ability to work effectively within a small staff team and with a wide range of partners. Organisational management experience would be beneficial as would knowledge of the third sector and the issues that affect it. You should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. raining will be provided and learning through delivering will be supported.

A job share will be considered.