Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action
Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC000487

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action's vision is a socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people's voices are heard and power and decision making is equally shared. As of 1 October 2019, Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) has brought together Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee into one organisation, combining our expertise in the following areas: • Healthcare and Wellbeing – working together to provide a better, more integrated adult health and social care service; • Community Planning and Representation – providing strong and cohesive representation of the third sector with clear links to Community Planning Partnerships; • Organisational Support and Development – providing a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector in the local area; • Volunteering – working with individuals, communities and organisations to involve, inspire and engage people in volunteering and make Dundee a better place. The organisation has four premises across the city: Number Ten in the heart of the city, Luna Place in Dundee’s Technology Park, the North East office in Whitfield and Lochee Community Hub, as well as a regular programme of outreach, taking our services to the community. DVVA together with Dundee Social Enterprise Network forms Dundee’s Third Sector Interface.

Current vacancies

Manager (Mental Health & Substance Use)

  • Part time
  • £28,350 – £31,500 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the skills and ability to lead the mental health and substance use team. Applicants should have demonstrable management experience, excellent communication skills with a commitment to lead, drive forward and play a central role in the development, leadership and delivery of the mental health and substance use service in DVVA.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are looking for new trustees to support our organisation to grow and develop.

DVVA is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (like charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee.

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Vision:

A socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people’s voices are heard and power and decision making is equally shared.

We will do this by:

  • Using an evidence-based approach to enable and assist individuals and communities to create positive and long-lasting change.
  • Promoting and supporting voluntary and community action to bring a positive change for all the people of Dundee.
  • Promoting and supporting volunteering to bring a positive change for all the people of Dundee.
  • Promoting good governance across third sector organisations in Dundee.

Board recruitment

The Board is currently made up of 7 members and meets every 2 months and is looking to recruit two new members.

We would particularly welcome those with skills or a background in a legal or corporate setting to fill one of our vacancies.

We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including women, people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.

Trustee role description

Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. The Chief Executive Officer is delegated responsibility for the operational running of the organisation.

Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation . It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law.

If things go wrong, it’s the trustees that will be called to account. They need to be aware of this and act in the best interests of the organisation and its beneficiaries, following all requirements of law and regulation. This is sometimes referred to as the need for ‘due diligence’.

To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions:

  • Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
  • Develop direction, strategy and planning.
  • Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work.
  • Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity,
  • including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
  • Establish systems for reporting and monitoring.
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the
  • governing document, external regulators and the law.
  • Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.

Other duties

In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This involves:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise
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Office Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,470 – £28,300
  • Dundee
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the ability to lead a small administrative team, working across all areas of the organisation. Applicants should have line management experience, excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and be confident in planning workloads often with conflicting priorities.

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Peer Engagement Worker (Substance Use)

  • Full time
  • £21,330 – £23,700
  • Dundee
  • Closing 7th June 2021

We are looking for people with lived experience of drug or alcohol recovery to be part of a small team engaging people in recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use in community and civic life. Part of your working week will be spent on placement in a drug or alcohol support agency. This is a developmental role with support and training provided.

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We are looking for a coordinator to facilitate and support engagement and involvement of people with lived experience of substance use challenges in the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of substance use services and supports in Dundee.

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