U-Evolve
U-Evolve

Charity registered in Scotland SC045864

U-Evolve is a charity set up to deliver therapeutic and personal skills for children to enable them to evolve and become resilient, secure and confident.


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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th March 2021

Seeking Board members — 3 positions available

At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.

This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.

We are a grassroots charity committed to delivering incredible impact for young people. We are seeking new board members to help us drive forward our ambitious growth strategy and diversification, joining our recently appointed CEO to develop and implement the future work of U-evolve.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds who will add diverse perspectives and skills to U-evolve. We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Commercial or social enterprise

• Fundraising

• Governance

• Charity experience

Previous Board experience is not required, but proven experience in a leadership role is.

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Operations Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Home-based with travel to meetings in North Edinburgh (post COVID-19)
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.

We provide 1:1 therapeutic coaching with young people, supporting them to reach their goals and work through the trauma they've experienced. We also run topic- based workshops and group work, such as mental health awareness, transition workshops and body image for young people.

We also work with the adults in young people’s networks, ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing. We want to build resilience and emotional literacy to create a culture that fosters good mental health and wellbeing for all. We work in partnerships with schools and youth groups. We provide training, workshops and opportunities for peer support to parents, carers and frontline professionals.

This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.

We are in a grassroots charity in a period of growth and diversification and thanks to support from the Adapt and Thrive fund, are now recruiting an Operations Coordinator to support the development of our next phase. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will support the day to day running of the charity, as well as leading our fundraising programme. This includes income generation from grants, trusts and foundations, and community and developing our donor programme.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small, committed team who deliver incredible impact for young people in Edinburgh.

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