Active Communities
Active Communities
Active Communities was established as a result of the success of Jogging Buddies, which was set up in 2003 to promote walking and jogging in the Paisley area. In 2010, Jogging Buddies changed its company name to Active Communities to better reflect the range of work undertaken in local communities. The company is now a registered charity. Our office base is in Paisley and we work in Renfrewshire and surrounding local authorities. Our aim is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities. We deliver physical activity, community sport and health and wellbeing classes and programmes. We want to encourage and support you to get involved regardless of your age or ability. Our youngest member is two months and our oldest is 91!

Current vacancies

Youth Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,732 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 4th February 2019

Active Communities passionately believe in the power of sport and physical activity as a way of connecting young people to their communities and opening doors for them to access wider support and personal development opportunities. The post holder will develop physical activity, sport and health and wellbeing opportunities in the communities of Foxbar, Johnstone and Ferguslie Park to create positive individual and community change.

This role will involve working with organisational partners and young people in order to create new opportunities or further implement existing ones.

Active Communities has been funded by the Spirit of 2012, Robertson Trust, Sport Scotland and Scottish Government Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity collaboration to deliver an exciting new community-based programme in Renfrewshire in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland. The project will be called ‘Care 2 B Active’ and will benefit care experienced children and young people.

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Volunteer Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 4th February 2019

Our aim at Active Communities is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities. We rely on our volunteers to lead a range of health and wellbeing activities and events.

This new position will take the lead in the recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in a variety of roles across the organisation. As well as developing our Community Health Champions Programme and the new Community Buddy scheme linked to the Community Connecters project.

Community Connecters supports individuals experiencing social, financial (poverty), housing and loneliness challenges to reengage with their community. The project is partnership with RAMH and Linstone Housing and is supported by the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care partnership.

This is a new position with Active Communities and an exciting time to join our growing organisation.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Johnstone
  • Closing 16th July 2018

We are looking for dynamic and passionate team players to join our award winning organisation!

Active Communities has been awarded funding from the European Social Economy Growth Fund to develop Feelgood Renfrewshire 2020. The project aims to increase and improve services for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage and to support and grow the capacity of our organisation.

If you love working in the community, want to help people improve their health and wellbeing and feel good about themselves, then apply to join us in the next stage of our exciting journey!

The Community Development Officer will support the development and delivery of the Feelgood Renfrewshire 2020 project in Johnstone and Linwood. They will work in the very heart of local communities, reaching out to those who are not engaged and helping them to overcome the barriers which are stopping them. They will spend time with community members and get to the root of the issues affecting local communities and work with the Feelgood Renfrewshire Team and our partners to support the local community to address these issues.

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This vacancy has now closed

Health and Wellbeing Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Johnstone
  • Closing 16th July 2018

We are looking for dynamic and passionate team players to join our award winning organisation!

Active Communities has been awarded funding from the European Social Economy Growth Fund to develop Feelgood Renfrewshire 2020. The project aims to increase and improve services for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage and to support and grow the capacity of our organisation.

If you love working in the community, want to help people improve their health and wellbeing and feel good about themselves, then apply to join us in the next stage of our exciting journey!

The Health and Wellbeing Development Officer will support the development and delivery of the Feelgood Renfrewshire 2020 project in Johnstone and Linwood. They will work in the very heart of local communities to develop and deliver a range of health and wellbeing activities and physical activity programmes based on community need. They will work closely with the Feelgood Renfrewshire Community Development Officer reaching out to those who are not engaged and helping them to overcome the barriers which are stopping them.

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