Eric Liddell Centre
Eric Liddell Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC003147

Dedicated to inspiring, empowering and supporting people of all ages, cultures and abilities and taking inspiration from Eric Liddell, the Centre delivers life long learning and caring services. It is also home to a wide range of charities and a vibrant hub for local groups.


Current vacancies

Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th November 2021

The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medalist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.

We are undergoing a significant period of growth, change and development with a new vision for the future, in addition to embarking on an exciting initiative linked to the 2024 Centenary of Eric Liddell’s Olympic Medal winning performance, with our strategic and international partners.

The Fundraising Manager will be a member of our Senior Management Team, will play a key role in developing our fundraising strategy and manage a team of motivated and enthusiastic colleagues. You will lead the work to identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin the ELC’s work in the community by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.

You will demonstrate a proven track-record in generating major income through managing a diverse portfolio of funders, strategic developments and staff management.

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Business Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2021

The Eric Liddell Centre is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell. Our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives. The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for local community services linked to our strategic business plan.

This post is funded by the Adapt and Thrive Fund, which was established as part of the Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme to support organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The purpose of the role is to scope, develop and begin to implement how the Centre can future proof itself by;

  • Considering, developing and implementing a range of income generation activities such as, adult education classes/recreational/health & wellbeing activities and events, online and Centre based, to generate income for the charity, which can be invested in our charitable purposes and services. A wide range of tutors will be recruited on an hourly rate or sessional basis. Members of the public will pay to attend activities either online or physically in the Centre.
  • Marketing our available office space to charities/not for profits who are searching for office accommodation.
  • Reviewing our existing charity shops with a view to make them more accessible to the public and develop proposals to increase their income levels.
  • Exploring complementary services to our Caring Soles Service.
  • Marketing our services and Community Hub to the wider public.
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Day Care Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,630
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2021

The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.

Reporting to the Senior Day Care Officer and Day Care Manager, the Day Care Officer (DCO) is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the day care provision for people with a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment. The DCO will have a hands on approach to assisting the supervision of activities and volunteers. The DCO works closely with the other team members to ensure that the highest quality of service is provided.

If you are able to provide high quality care and work within an enriching environment that promotes the wellbeing of clients and maintains positive team relationships, we want to hear from you.

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Senior Day Care Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2021

The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.

The Senior Day Care Officer (SDCO) is an integral part of the day-to-day operations and care provision activities for people with a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment. The SDCO supervises staff, volunteers and activities to ensure the highest quality of service is provided, as directed by the Day Care Manager (DCM). The SDCO will support the DCM in all activities related to the development of the day care service.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2021

The Eric Liddell Centre are looking for new trustees to join their dedicated board. The Eric Liddell Centre (Scottish Charity Number SC003147) is a local care charity and community hub founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell. After the Olympics Eric Liddell returned to North China where he served as a missionary from 1925 to 1943.Our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and well-being and improving people’s lives, and to support some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland’s capital.

Our vision is to Bring Edinburgh’s Communities Together, to respond to isolation, loneliness and society’s disconnection. We work hard to change perceptions of people living with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues and we aim to show living a full life can be achieved with the correct support.

Despite the difficulties faced by the Centre in the past year, the management and its staff have continued to provide alternative services to vulnerable people we support via outreach and online digital support. These services include additional phone support, food programmes for vulnerable people, shopping, prescription collection, a range of online activities, supplemented with health and wellbeing activities to keep the mind body and soul active.

As a Trustee you will be kept up to date with the activities and successes of the charity and will be a vital support to the Centre. You will be involved with important decision making regarding the future of the charity, its policies, values and programmes. All Trustees are members of the Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors you are responsible for the charity's governance and strategy and for ensuring the charity is administered correctly.

The Board generally sits with between 10 and 16 trustees who currently meet virtually on a quarterly basis. Each Board member also sits on one of the charity's two sub committees – the care services committee or the finance committee. The sub committees also meet quarterly.

The Board are looking to expand the diversity of our board and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. However, we would benefit specifically from aspiring trustees with the following competencies:

- Fundraising

- Accountancy/ Commercial/business

- Social care/ caring experience

- HR/employment law

Training is given to new trustees.

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