Equal Futures
Equal Futures

Charity registered in Scotland SC033799

We are an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member who has a learning disability. The objective of Equal Futures is to reduce loneliness and isolation for people with disabilities by building Circles of Friendship.  This model develops real relationships and a close network of people committed to help the person with disabilities lead a life which is more meaningful and richer in experience.


Current vacancies

Project Coordinator - Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd December 2019

Are you passionate about inclusive communities?

We support people with a learning disability or autism to build friendships to live their life well. To make this happen we have a network of volunteers who make an extraordinary difference helping to reduce loneliness and improve social connections.

Our project in Glasgow works exclusively with autistic people. Previous knowledge of autism would be useful but is not essential as you will work closely with our Autism Link Worker. We are looking for a Project Coordinator who is enthusiastic about making a positive contribution and willing to work alongside autistic people to help make communities work better for their individual needs.

There are additional difficulties many autistic people face in becoming socially included. The successful candidate will value small breakthroughs as meaningful triumphs. You will help to transform the lives of autistic people to live more independently, enjoy a better quality of life and play an active role in their community.

Can you

· Demonstrate commitment to volunteering and understanding of its potential?

· Nurture engagement and enthusiasm in volunteers?

· Communicate empathetically and connect easily to others?

· Relish the challenge of finding creative solutions?

· Show determination to make a lasting difference to people?

Do you have experience in making projects happen and bringing out the best in volunteers?

Then we want to hear from you!

Shortlist

Project Coordinator - Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • South and East Ayrshire
  • Closing 23rd December 2019

Are you passionate about inclusive communities?

We support people with a learning disability or autism to build friendships to live their life well. To make this happen we have a network of volunteers who make an extraordinary difference helping to reduce loneliness and improve social connections.

The Project Coordinator will establish relationships with partner organisations to generate referrals. They will develop a network of community resources which fit with what people truly want to do. The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape this project to make it really matter to people.

We believe that ordinary people can make a real impact, and seek volunteers who can help us to achieve our vision of everyone having friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.

Can you

· Demonstrate commitment to volunteering and understanding of its potential?

· Nurture engagement and enthusiasm in volunteers?

· Communicate empathetically and connect easily to others?

· Relish the challenge of finding creative solutions?

· Show determination to make a lasting difference to people?

Do you have experience in making projects happen and bringing out the best in volunteers?

Then we want to hear from you!

Shortlist

Autism Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Based in Glasgow, some travel to Ayrshire and Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd December 2019

Are you passionate about inclusive communities?

We support people with a learning disability or autism to build friendships to live their life well. To make this happen we have a network of volunteers who make an extraordinary difference helping to reduce loneliness and improve social connections.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with extensive experience and understanding of autism. You will work closely with our staff team and volunteers to support autistic people to develop social and communication skills and build confidence.

There are additional difficulties many autistic people face in becoming socially included. The successful candidate will value small breakthroughs as meaningful triumphs. You will help to transform the lives of autistic people to live more independently, enjoy a better quality of life and play an active role in their community.

Can you

· Communicate empathetically and connect easily to others?

· Relish the challenge of finding creative solutions?

· Show determination to make a lasting difference to people?

Then we want to hear from you!

Shortlist

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Volunteering

Volunteer Befriender

Befriending / Mentoring

16th September 2019

Wanted Volunteer Befriender (with a difference!) Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about football? Or do you simply love a coffee and a chat in your favourite café? Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff we need yo… Read more

Befriender

Befriending / Mentoring

9th January 2018

Befriender (with a difference!) Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about football? Or do you simply love a coffee and a blether in your favourite café? Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff we need you! Here at Equ… Read more