The Bridge Community Project
The Bridge Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC045049

The Bridge Community Project seeks to improve the everyday wellbeing of the people of West Lothian. We do this by providing practical and relational support.

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Counselling Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,564 pro-rata
  • 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or remote working
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Main purpose of role

To focus on the development of a community of private counsellors and the development of a continued professional development training program.

Background

Over the past year the Bridge has been developing the foundations for social enterprise activity and thanks to some recent funding from Adapt and Thrive we are in a position to take forward our enterprise business plan. The enterprise work will be part of the Bridge Community Project SCIO, but will have its own branding and website.

The Counselling Development worker will focus on 2 areas;

1) Community of Counsellors

2) CPD training opportunities

We recently commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake some scoping work around these areas resulting in a business plan that will be used as the basis for the enterprise development.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of roles as outlined below:

Community of Counsellors Development

● Scope out and implement the terms of reference for The Bridge Community of Counsellors

● Develop a core community of counsellors, creating a welcoming and safe space for counsellors and clients alike

● Establish an informal peer support group for counsellors

● Establish a library of information both physical and online ensuring that resources and information meets the needs of the counsellors and individuals accessing the library

CPD Training Development

● Scope out and develop a program of CPD training opportunities for counselors

Marketing

● Work with the Project Director to develop a marketing strategy, including ongoing development of the website

Administration

● Implement relevant admin systems for both the community of counsellors and CPD training development

● Be familiar or willing to learn our room booking system, Skedda

Sustainability

● Work alongside the Project Director to determine options for future sustainability of the enterprise

General

● Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project

● Carry out the recommendations held within the enterprise business plan

● Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.

● Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group

● To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

● Must be a qualified counsellor to diploma level with over 2 years experience

● Member of a national body such as COSCA/ BACP

● Must have a current, clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle

● Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable

● Competent IT skills

● Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard

● Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project

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Wellbeing Outreach Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,564 pro-rata
  • 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or remote working
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Main purpose of role

To focus on the development of both the Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing in the Workplace.

Background

Over the past year the Bridge has been developing the foundations for social enterprise activity and thanks to some recent funding from Adapt and Thrive we are in a position to take forward our enterprise business plan. The enterprise work will be part of the Bridge Community Project SCIO, but will have its own branding and website.

The Wellbeing Outreach Development Worker will focus on 2 areas;

Employee Assistance Program

Wellbeing in the workplace

We recently commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake some scoping work around these areas resulting in a business plan that will be used as the basis for the enterprise development.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of roles as outlined below:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

● Scope out and implement the terms of reference for our employee assistance program

● Work alongside the Counselling Development Worker to build an experienced team of counsellors

● Develop relationships with organisations and generate interest in our Employee Assistance Program

● Establish appropriate administration systems

Wellbeing in the Workplace

● Develop options that will support employees and organisations to improve everyday wellbeing. This will include health fairs, workshops, seminars and personal projects

● Plan out and develop appropriate content for each option above

● Bring together a delivery action plan

● Generate interest from organisations for our Wellbeing in the workplace program

Marketing

● Work with the Project Director to develop a marketing strategy, including ongoing development of the website

Administration

● Implement relevant admin/ booking systems

Sustainability

● Work alongside the Project Director to determine options for future sustainability of the enterprise

General

● Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project

● Carry out the recommendations held within the enterprise business plan

● Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.

● Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group

● To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

● Have experience in development work and ideally in setting up Employee assistance programs and/or training

● Must have a current, clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle

● Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable

● Competent IT skills

● Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard

● Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project

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Wellbeing Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,564 pro-rata
  • 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or home based
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Main purpose of role

The Wellbeing Fundraiser will play an integral role within the life of the Bridge as we seek to develop our service provision.

Background

The Bridge Community Project is a local charity based in West lothian that has grown to provide a range of wellbeing based services. As the Bridge has grown we have recognised the need to bring in additional support on the fundraising side of our work. The Wellbeing Fundraiser will work alongside the Project Director to develop and implement a strategy to support our front line service delivery.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following:

Main Duties

First 3 months

● Review and develop a fundraising strategy:

o identifying appropriate grant funding opportunities linked to current service delivery

o explore options for increasing the take up of our current Bridge Builder giving program

o explore options for 2 regular fundraising/promotional events per year

● Develop an action plan in conjunction with the Project Director

Month 3-12

● Implement action plan

o Apply to relevant trusts and foundations

o Implement actions around the Bridge Builder giving program and events

General

● Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project

● Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.

● Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group

● To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

● Have experience in grant fundraising

● Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable

● Competent IT skills

● Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard

● Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project

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Trustee Vacancy – Social Enterprise/ Business Development

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 30th September 2021

The Bridge Community Project is a charity that seeks to improve the everyday wellbeing of the people of West Lothian. We do this by providing practical and relational support through services such as Financial wellbeing, counselling and group work.

Over the past 6 years our team have built a solid reputation with both clients and partners, supporting around 180 people a year. We rely on a group of volunteer trustees to support, advise, and oversee our work.

We are specifically looking for someone who has a background in Business Development or Social Enterprise Development.

The Bridge is seeking to create a number of social enterprise activities over the coming years and would benefit from this knowledge and experience at board level.

We are seeking someone who can:

  • contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings
  • be involved in setting the direction of the organisation and monitoring performance
  • use their specific knowledge or experience to help the Board reach sound decisions on our enterprise developments
  • work effectively as a member of a team

Board meetings are held monthly on a weekday evening, with additional meetings as required. This is a volunteer role and a full induction will be given to successful applicants.

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Counselling Wellbeing Administrator

  • Part time
  • £21,024 pro-rata
  • Bridge Wellbeing Hub, 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or Home working
  • Closing 19th November 2021

The Counselling Wellbeing Administrator will provide administrative support primarily to the Bridge Counselling Service, but will also support elements of the wider service when required. We are ideally looking for someone who can spread the hours over the space of a week.

Key responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for Counselling clients when they access our service
  • Oversee the Counselling administration processes
  • To oversee all Counselling admin systems, including our salesforce system
  • Deal with public and client communications
  • Complete admin tasks associated with the Counselling volunteer process
  • To keep the Counselling Website up to date
  • Oversee the Bridge’s admin systems (post, phone, office supplies)
  • Attend team meetings as and when is necessary

General

  • Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project
  • Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.
  • Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group
  • To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and be able to prioritise
  • work flow
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to relate to
  • and work in a non-judgemental confident and sensitive manner with clients and
  • volunteers
  • Excellent Google Workspace skills and experience of using data management
  • systems

Desirable

  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard
  • Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project
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