The Open Door Edinburgh
The Open Door Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC007315

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Director / Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2022

The Open Door Edinburgh are recruiting Directors for our amazing charity. We are especially interested in recruiting an Honorary Treasurer

Are you, or someone you know, inspirational, dynamic and looking to volunteer to help direct a great charity for a few hours per month?

The Open Door Edinburgh is a well-established, community organisation, delivering person-centred daycare services for older adults, to support wellbeing and to help reduce loneliness and isolation.

As a Director, you will be able to use and develop your experience and expertise to help guide and direct our organisation. We would welcome experience in one or more of the following areas of work:

  • Social isolation
  • Older people ageing well
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Good Governance
  • Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Income Generation
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Legal

We are keen to find dedicated individuals, who are willing to give the necessary time and effort to contribute to strategic planning, take part in events and support excellence in learning, development, delivery and training.

This is a voluntary, unpaid role and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Board meetings are typically held every 6 weeks and attendance at our AGM is encouraged.

This vacancy has now closed

Daycare Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th May 2022

Can you bring care, love and laughter to older people’s lives?

We’re seeking an excellent daycare support worker with the ability to deliver high quality care and support services at The Open Door Edinburgh. The right person will be great with older people, an effective communicator, works well within a team, can use their initiative, and who is passionate about enabling people to live well in later life. You will be responsible for the supporting the delivery of our daycare services for older people.

About The Open Door

We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered daycare services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our neighbourhood cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our daycare services, café and other projects.

We are proud of reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate (you can access it here)

We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter, and are well-supported by the community with a team of volunteers supporting The Open Door’s services.