Govan Community Project
Govan Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC042012

Govan Community Project (Scottish Charity No: SC042012) is a community based organisation working in south west Glasgow. 

Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the areas of Govan and Craigton by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.


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Top job! Board of Directors – Voluntary Positions

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd December 2019

Govan Community Project is seeking to recruit a new Treasurer and Secretary for its Board of Directors.

Our Mission

Govan Community Project aims to achieve social justice in the areas of Greater Govan by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support and integration.

Our Vision

For everyone in our community to be safe, where people are valued and not judged and where people’s voices are heard in Govan and Scotland. We want a fairer immigration system, one which allows asylum seekers to have paid work. We want to live in a world where there is no racism, where people have a sense of belonging and everyone’s human rights are respected.

Board of Directors

We are looking to recruit new candidates for the positions of Treasurer & Secretary with the Board of Directors and invite applications from suitably experienced applicants. Detailed below are details of the specific skills and experience we are looking to recruit in each of the roles.

Training, support and induction processes will be provided for all new appointed Directors.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s compliance with financial reporting and charity legislation and the solvency of the charity. Working with the Head of Charity and Finance Officer to ensure regular financial reporting to the Board and supporting the Board of Directors to examine and understand financial reports. We would particularly welcome candidates with an understanding of the voluntary sector and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability for community led organisations and those with experience in social enterprise development.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in charity accountancy and governance. Ideally candidates will be a qualified or trainee accountant however candidates with relevant experience in financial management would be considered. The successful candidate must have the skills and knowledge to be able to clarify and explain financial reports in a way that the non-finance board members would understand. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.

The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management account reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day financial processes.

The role of Treasurer requires a minimum commitment of one day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.

Previous knowledge/experience of charity financial governance is preferable although training and support will be provided.

A full role description is available for download.

Secretary

The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring all meetings are held and conducted according to the organisation’s Articles of Association. The Secretary will work closely with the Chair in preparing for and organising Board meetings, AGM’s and any EGM’s and supporting the Board of Directors to understand the responsibilities in compliance with company/charity law and legislation. Some of the administrative duties can be delegated to or conducted jointly with staff members.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in administration or business management at a governance and compliance level. Ideally candidates will be working or training in Law, HR, Administration or Business Management, however candidates with other relevant experience would be considered. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.

The Secretary will be required to commit to a minimum of 1 day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.

A full role description is available for download.

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Grants & Trusts Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th December 2019

Govan Community Project provide support to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Greater Govan area of Glasgow. To support our sustainability we are looking to recruit an experienced Grants and Trusts fundraiser for a maternity cover position.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in achieving grants and trusts funding, in excess of £60,000 per annum and have the skills and experience to be able to make successful funding proposals for both core and project costs. You will have a high level of marketing and communication skills to enable you to formulate compelling funding narratives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th January 2020

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting an asylum support caseworker to join our casework team. Our casework service provides support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow. The casework team also provide practical destitution support in the form of emergency cash hardship payments and food and toiletries parcels.

You will work with a team of caseworkers and volunteers to provide person-centred support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations. Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is a community-based organisation working in south-west Glasgow. Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the Greater Govan area by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.

Find out more about the work we do here: govancommunityproject.org.uk

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Led Groups Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th January 2020

Govan Community Project is recruiting a Community Led Groups Project Worker to join the team to support the development of our strategy group and a peer education group.

The strategy group will meet regularly to evaluate our co-produced strategic plan and inform and influence future service development. The peer education group will provide opportunities for individuals to share lived experience and explore the impact the asylum system has on those involved in the process.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of delivering groupwork activities with vulnerable individuals with complex needs, be able to work to community development principles and be experienced in participatory action research methodologies. You will also be able to provide person centred support where required to mitigate barriers to participation to our community members.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is a community-based organisation working in south-west Glasgow. Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the Greater Govan area by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.

Find out more about the work we do here: govancommunityproject.org.uk

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