Charity registered in Scotland SC018453
In its response to the pandemic, the voluntary sector demonstrated incredible resilience, creativity and compassion in the most challenging of circumstances. If you’re interested in supporting the voluntary sector to further build capacity through sustained funding, upskilling and good governance, this is the post for you.
Engage Renfrewshire are the local third sector interface (TSI) and work with over 400 member organisations plus much valued public and private sector partners. We’re interested in hearing from candidates who understand the challenges which the voluntary sector faces, and are bold in creating and implementing the right support to strengthen charities, community groups and organisations.
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Community & Partnership Manager, Engage Renfrewshire
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Driving improvement and change through awareness of, and access to, health and employment services available to the ethnic minority communities of Renfrewshire. Supporting community cohesion through cultural programmes including events and campaigns. Further developing the Integration Network for Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire is committed to finding ways of reducing inequalities and improving quality of life for our valued minority ethnic communities, through systemic change and cultural understanding.
The New Buddies Network Officer, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will lead our programme and act as an integration conduit for Renfrewshire’s ethnic minority groups. The officer will deliver a programme to reduce barriers as described by our target communities, and improve the wellbeing of participants by increasing access to health and employability services. As part of Renfrewshire’s ongoing commitment to using culture as a means of improving life chances, the officer will also support codesign of and involvement in local cultural programmes. The New Buddies Officer will lead an approach that includes a commitment to developing strong sustained advocacy by empowering participants to act as local advocates themselves, for their growing communities.
The New Buddies Network Officer will be aware of the need to empower participants to build confidence, skills and trusted relationships with partners. This in turn will lead to meaningful codesign and participation in service delivery improvement, and thus increased levels of health and wellbeing.
Person specification (E = essential, D = desirable)
Thanks to funding from Renfrewshire Council we are delighted to promote this cross-sector 12 month post, making a difference to people in vulnerable circumstances across Renfrewshire. It’s an exciting opportunity to join a robust and well established network of practitioners and organisations working towards decreased use of illegal money lending and increased awareness of local affordable credit alternatives. We’re looking for an all-rounder, self-starter and excellent communicator who can champion fair and honest finance to people in our communities, whilst enhancing and developing our networks. With RACA being the only affordable credit alliance in Scotland, we’re used to thinking creatively and proactively about problem solving.
The Affordable Credit Officer vacancy is hosted by Engage Renfrewshire and co-managed by Engage and Renfrewshire Council. The post will represent RACA (Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance). For further information or to discuss the role in more depth please contact Karen McIntyre on 07960 500854.
Engage is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile officer who can support the effective distribution of funds within robust financial, monitoring and reporting processes, while developing the medium/long term capacity of mental health and wellbeing support in Renfrewshire. See the Scottish Government announcement here gov.scot/news/gbp-15-million-to-help-improve-mental-wellbeing
The post is based in Paisley, covering Renfrewshire, and will incorporate home working.
The Engage team are at an exciting stage of supporting post-pandemic recovery in Renfrewshire, particularly in building on the superb response of the voluntary sector during the crisis. We’re looking for an experienced volunteer manager, who understands the benefits and the challenges of volunteering, and can combine their track record in marketing, to support us until June 2023 (subject to funding).