Eric Liddell Community
Eric Liddell Community

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

Top job! Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Part time
  • £45,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2023

Do you have demonstrable experience of strategic management and leadership at a senior management or director level?

We want to hear from you.

The Eric Liddell Community is undergoing a period of growth, expansion and change in the delivery of caring services, alongside exciting plans for The Eric Liddell 100, which aims to secure, develop and celebrate Eric Liddell’s legacy.

At The Eric Liddell Community our vision is a community where no one feels lonely. We are driving progress towards this by: providing a Day Service for people living with dementia alongside a programme of community-based activities for people living with dementia; a programme of well-being activities, courses and classes for unpaid carers, and running our vibrant Community Hub, in the heart of Edinburgh.

The Chief Operating Officer will play a key role in the strategic management of the organisation, maintaining existing operations, funding arrangements and driving forward new initiatives and projects to assist the long-term sustainability of the charity.

If you would like to work for an excellent care charity, in a friendly and supportive working environment with a focus on staff wellbeing and development, in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference to people’s lives, then join us here at The Eric Liddell Community.

This post is offered initially on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.

Should you have any questions or like an informal conversation before making an application, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Zsofia B Molnar, who will arrange a time to speak to our CEO, John MacMillan.

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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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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2022

The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for the delivery of caring services. At the Eric Liddell Centre we support some of the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh. We have an excellent Day Service for those living with a diagnosis of dementia. We also have an extensive support system in place for unpaid carers which includes befriending, wellbeing courses and music therapy. Our thriving community centre hosts many local groups and organisations who run classes for our local community as well as our award winning Café. None of this would be possible without our highly valued volunteers.

Our volunteers are at the heart of all that we do at the Centre and we rely on their support for the delivery of our services and daily operations. We could not run any of our services without their help. They bring a range of experience and life skills which we aim to deploy in the ELC to maximize the impact they can have. Volunteers also play a key role in fundraising, supporting fundraising activities and events and organizing fundraising initiatives of their own. This is a key area of development.

The Volunteer Coordinator will play a key role in maintaining and developing the role of volunteering within the organisation to support the Centre’s key service offerings, fundraising activities and events.

If you have proven experience working with and managing volunteers and are passionate about enriching/supporting people’s lives and want to join a growing Edinburgh based charity, you can find out more at: ericliddell.org/vacancy-volunteer-coordinator

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Dementia Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th March 2022

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 Dementia Development Coordinator will play a key role in supporting people living with dementia and helping to improve their lives and circumstances – if you want to make a difference, while working with a positive and pro-active employer, please get in contact!

The purpose of the Dementia Development Coordinator role is to design and deliver the implementation of the dementia programme and activities operated by the Eric Liddell Centre.

You will coordinate the delivery of this programme, activities and gatherings, while working closely with the other Care Project staff. The post also works in collaboration with all Eric Liddell Centre staff colleagues.

If you are a motivated individual with excellent coordination, organisation and communication skills and a passion to support people living with dementia and want to work as part of a great team, we would love to hear from you.

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Programme Manager 2024

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

Eric Liddell 2024 Centenary Initiative

Are you interested in joining a warm, welcoming and excellent Team?

Do you want to play a key role in supporting an international development based on an iconic Scottish figure?

Do you have a passion for making a difference and experience of programme management?

If yes, we need you as our Programme Manager 2024.

The Eric Liddell Community is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City and were founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic gold medallist, Eric Liddell.

Our mission is to bring people together in their local communities to enhance health and wellbeing and have a positive impact on their lives.

Our vision is to live in a community where no-one feels lonely or isolated.

The Eric Liddell Community is undergoing a period of growth and expansion and a key part of this is our exciting plans for the Eric Liddell 2024 Centenary Initiative, which will develop, secure and celebrate the legacy of “The Flying Scotsman”, Eric Liddell.

The CEO has been asked to lead our plans for 2024 and to support this, we are recruiting a Programme Manager. This is a critical role, that will work closely with the CEO to develop, manage, deliver and implement the Eric Liddell 2024 Centenary Initiative, while working closely with our strategic partners, the 2024 Strategic Leadership Group and our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

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Day Care Officers (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £21,510
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2022

Could you be a Keyworker?

Would you like work Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Due to the ongoing growth and development of our Day Service we currently have an exciting job opportunity.

Working locally, you will join our team delivering the highest quality of individualised support to people living with dementia and their carers, where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.

If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be who we are looking for!

In turn, you will receive:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Death in Service Scheme
  • Excellent local Induction and Training
  • Support to achieve a SVQ 2 & 3 qualification
  • A free Disclosure Scotland check

Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.

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Involvement Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2022

The Eric Liddell Community is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City and were founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic gold medallist, Eric Liddell.

Our mission is to bring people together in their local communities to enhance health and wellbeing and have a positive impact on their lives.

Our vision is to live in a community where no-one feels lonely or isolated.

The Eric Liddell Community (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for the delivery of caring services. We have an exciting opportunity for an Involvement Co-ordinator to join our growing team.

Our community are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to develop and grow our co-production and Involvement practices to ensure that we are community-led in all that we do and that people living with dementia and unpaid carers are included to the fullest extent possible.

If you would like to work for a local care charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

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Service Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2022

The Eric Liddell Community is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. We were founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic gold medallist, Eric Liddell.

We are on a mission to bring people together in their local community, to enhance health and well-being and ultimately bring us closer to our vision of a world where no one feels lonely or isolated. We are doing this by: providing a Day Service for people living with dementia; a program of wellbeing activities, courses and classes for unpaid carers, and developing our vibrant community hub at the heart of Edinburgh.

The Eric Liddell Community (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for the delivery of Caring Services. We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Coordinator to join our growing team. If you would like to work for a local care charity in a rewarding role where you will make a difference, then join us here at The Eric Liddell Community.

Our team of Service Coordinators lead on the delivery of a number of our programmes within Caring Services as well as supporting each other to identify and develop new initiatives. This particular role will lead on the Befriending project within The ELC, as well as having the opportunity to get involved in other areas of our Caring Services.

If you would like to work for a local care charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

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Trusts and Foundations Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd February 2023

Are you and experienced Trust and Foundations fundraiser with a love of storytelling and copywriting?

Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as 15 cigarettes a day and in this role, you will help the Fundraising Team to realise ambitious targets and help change people’s lives, bringing people together in their local community to improve health and wellbeing.

At The Eric Liddell Community our vision is a community where no one feels lonely. We are driving progress towards this by: providing a Day Service for people living with dementia alongside a programme of community-based activities for people living with dementia; a programme of well-being activities, courses and classes for unpaid carers, and running our vibrant Community Hub, in the heart of Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working in a similar fundraising role. We are looking for someone is passionate about people coming together and the power of community; who can manage multiple priorities and generate funds from trusts, foundations and other grant making bodies to support a variety of project and initiatives across the charity; and is a collaborative and hardworking team player.

If you would like to work for a local care charity, in a friendly and supportive working environment with a focus on staff wellbeing and development, in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference to people’s lives, then join us here at The Eric Liddell Community.

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