People Know How
People Know How

Charity registered in Scotland SC043871

People Know How was founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation. We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland and work primarily in the North East locality, with all parts of the community including children, young people, the elderly and those affected by homelessness. Our team is incredibly international, receiving volunteers, interns and placement students (our VIPs) from all over the world. We also collaborate and work in partnership with a large body of partners and stakeholders in running our projects and services and driving social change.

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Digital Inclusion Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676 pro-rata
  • Home working and 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st May 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Inclusion Coordinator to join our team, as part of our response to the national emergency around COVID-19. The role is ideal for someone who can champion the cause of people who are having difficulty getting affordable internet to suit their needs. You will work directly with people to help them source affordable internet. You will work as part of our team who are coordinating our adult and children’s services.

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Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,787 – £26,690
  • Home working and 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st May 2020

We have a unique opportunity for a Development Officer to join our team. Support us to deliver our dynamic Strategic Plan and Fundraising Strategy through bid writing and developing strong relationships and networks. Help us drive social innovation, considering our plans prior to COVID-19 and the necessary changes required to support people and communities now and in the recovery period. The successful candidate will support the Chief Executive and Operations Manager.

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Group Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Worker to join our Positive Transitions Service, as part of our response to the national emergency around Covid-19. This role will focus on facilitating groups online with children who are moving from primary to secondary school, during these times of uncertainty and anxiety. The Positive Transitions Service is an established service in schools across Edinburgh and East Lothian, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges.

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Befriending Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676 pro-rata
  • Home working and 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2FF
  • Closing 28th May 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Befriending Coordinator of our Positive Transitions Service to join our team, as part of our response to the national emergency around Covid-19. This role will focus on matching volunteer befrienders with children who are moving from primary to secondary school, during these times of uncertainty and anxiety. The Positive Transitions Service is an established service in schools across Edinburgh and East Lothian, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges.

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Volunteering

Online Befriending for Children & Young People COVID-19

Befriending / Mentoring

1st April 2020

Online befrienders provide safe, supportive non-judgemental environments where young people and their befriender can; talk, play games, help with learning, and share stories. They are there to listen, to talk, and to understand to help encourage a successful transition in the you… Read more

Distance Befriending for Adults COVID-19

Befriending / Mentoring

1st April 2020

Befrienders spend 1 hour per week supporting an adult in our Reconnect service. Our aim is to support people who are lonely and need some social interaction with weekly contact. The befriending can take place over the phone or video calling depending on the needs of the service u… Read more

Befriender

Befriending / Mentoring

19th February 2020

Befrienders spend 1-2 hours per week with a child/young person aged 10-14. The sessions take place during school but can progress into the community once established. Full training and ongoing support are provided. We provide safe, supportive, non-judgemental environments whe… Read more

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