West Lothian 50+ Network
West Lothian 50+ Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC051335

The West Lothian 50+ Network is a group of active over fifties run by members for members. We facilitate a wide range of activities with the aim of keeping active in mind and body whilst providing the opportunities to meet new people and combat loneliness and social isolation.

Current vacancies

Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 28th January 2022

The West Lothian 50+ Network (WL50+) has been supporting people in West Lothian over the age of 50 for over 25 years. The organisation has around 500 members. The charity holds monthly member meetings; social evenings and events; holidays; monthly day trips; and over 60 special interest groups including walking, singing, bowling, quilting, genealogy, French, theatre, mah-jong, cycling, bridge and pilates.

WL50+ is overseen by a Committee of volunteers elected from the membership. The wide range of special interest groups are run by members for members drawing on their extensive skills, experience and interests. The staff are based at the WL50+ Hub in Bathgate, which is also a space for members to meet. The Hub is normally open to members 10-2 Monday to Friday. We have recently acquired new premises in Bathgate where the hub will relocate to and we will run some of the Network’s activities and special interest groups.

The aims of WL50+ include:

  • to develop social, educational and recreational opportunities to help over 50’s remain fit and healthy in mind and body whilst combatting social isolation;
  • to educate through links with 50+ groups;
  • to encourage the development of links between organisations in West Lothian that can further these aims.

The role

The charity is recruiting a Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of this growing charity and to continue to support members, volunteers and the Board. They will be responsible for leading the charity out of the pandemic and for the delivery of support and services to members.

The post holder will have the skills and experience to develop and support a strong team of staff and volunteers.

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Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,020 pro-rata
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 28th January 2022

West Lothian 50+ has ambitious plans to increase the scope, membership and activities of the charity over the next 5 years. We are looking for a self-motivated individual to help the Charity to achieve these goals. The Development Officer will lead on developing and building on relationships with local groups and organisations to increase awareness of the Network and to increase the numbers of who we support. They will work with members, staff and team leaders with ideas for new activities and groups; working with the fundraiser to establish costs and funding that is required for these and then establishing these new activities.

Role is subject to securing funding. Funding is secured until March-23. Position will be reviewed late 2022 and funding sought to sustain post, subject to successful delivery of outcomes agreed with Board and Funders.

The West Lothian 50+ Network (WL50+) has been supporting people in West Lothian over the age of 50 for over 25 years. The organisation has around 500 members. The charity has monthly member meetings; social evenings and events; holidays; monthly day trips; and over 60 special interest groups including walking, singing, bowling, quilting, genealogy, French, theatre, mah-jong, cycling, bridge and Tai Chi.

WL50+ is overseen by a Committee of volunteers elected from the membership. The wide range of special interest groups are run by members for members drawing on their extensive skills, experience and interests. The staff are based at the WL50+ Hub in Bathgate, which is also a space for members to meet.

The aims of WL50+ include:

• to develop social, educational and recreational opportunities to help over 50’s remain fit and healthy in mind and body whilst combatting social isolation;

• to educate through links with 50+ groups;

• to encourage the development of links between organisations in West Lothian that can further these aims.

Location: Bathgate (some travelling within West Lothian will be required. Own transport is essential and a travel allowance will be paid in line with HMRC recommended rates)

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