Charity registered in Scotland SC027529
Volunteer Dundee is an exciting and forward thinking charity based in Dundee. Our team are community focused and have a strong belief in volunteering, understanding the difference that it makes to people and communities.
Volunteer Dundee is looking for an outgoing and driven person to work with us as a Peer Recovery Co-ordinator for Dundee Substance Peer Recovery Network. The post will be for a fixed term until 31 March 2021 and will be hosted by Volunteer Dundee. The post is funded by Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership.
The main focus is to implement a Peer Recovery Network across Third Sector substance services in Dundee. The Peer Recovery Co-ordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, training and on-going support of adult peer volunteers and workers who will contribute to the development and facilitation of recovery activities across Dundee. The primary target group for workers and volunteers will be adults who are themselves in recovery from drug and alcohol problems but will also include supporters of recovery including carers, family members and local community members.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
Are you passionate about green spaces and encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles? We are looking for a self-motivated, team-orientated and enthusiastic individual to support the implementation and development of the Green Health Prescription pilot project in Dundee, and coordinate other local initiatives which promote and maximise the use of green spaces for health benefits. The post holder will also develop approaches and interventions to achieve travel behavioural changes and promote sustainable travel choices across different audiences.
The service is being co-designed and will be delivered by Volunteer Dundee, through the existing Dial-OP Information Line service, in collaboration with the Green Health Partnership. We are also working with Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, a range of third sector organisations and individuals who promote the benefits of the natural environment for health and wellbeing benefits.
This post is funded by Paths For All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund; Scottish Natural Heritage; and Common Good Fund.
If you are have experience of collaborative working, including with people from diverse backgrounds and experience, managing volunteers, and an interest in health and wellbeing and sustainable transport, we’d like to hear from you.
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