We seek a part-time Befriending Coordinator to market and deliver our well-established befriending service in the Fife area to adults and older people who are socially isolated, lonely or disconnected as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances.
The successful applicant will be committed to:
1)Engaging and supporting disabled adults and older people to overcome key barriers to participation and to undertake a range of befriending activities as defined by them to connect them with their communities to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
2)Being an active member of the Lead Scotland team as we seek to expand and develop our befriending services in the South of Scotland over the next three years.
You will be responsible for:
1)Provision of a befriending service for disabled adults and older people to agreed targets as defined by our funder.
2)Recruiting, supporting and developing a bank of volunteer befrienders and matching individuals for one-to-one support.
3)Working in partnership with a range of organisations, particularly third sector and statutory bodies.
Experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage, as would a track record of experience in community development and support.
This post will suit those that are passionate about supporting others, who have excellent communication skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
You must be enthusiastic with excellent organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting disabled people with a range of barriers, and of working one-to-one with individuals. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential to travel to homes and communities across the seven main localities of Fife.
This post is home-based in Fife and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.
Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this on your covering letter. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats. Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Please complete our anonymous equal opportunities form to help us ensure we are attracting a broad range of candidates.
Deafblind Scotland is the specialist charity working with adults living with dual sensory impairment. Our ambitions are high for people with sensory loss, particularly those with dual sensory impairment, and we are therefore at the cutting edge of finding ways to support them to lead their most meaningful lives. The Carers Advice Project is a support service for carers, and those carers may themselves have a sensory impairment as well as or instead of the person they care for, in Fife, to access their rights so they can have a better quality of life and to reduce socio-economic and health inequalities. This post will also involve travel across Fife with some travel required to & from our office in Kirkintilloch.
Deafblind Scotland provides information & specialist knowledge in many inclusive forms of communication relied on by people with sensory loss including Braille/Moon, BSL/Tactile BSL, Deafblind Manual & Audio.
The project worker will work with the carers affected by sensory impairment within this new project which is part of our existing Connect2Support Programme. Overall ensuring the carers affected by sensory impairment, who are amongst the most disadvantaged in society, are provided with specialist support which enables them & those they care for to access their rights and navigate the systems and services that can improve their lives.
Line Manager: Head of Finance and Administration
Hours: 17.5 hours per week, worked flexibly
Place of work: Home or Office based (Linlithgow, West Lothian)
Salary: £26,010 p.a. pro-rata
Length: 12 months
Leave: 28 days pro-rata
Pension: Employer’s contribution: 4%, employee’s contribution: 3.2%
Do you believe that great communications can improve the lives of families with eczema? We know it can.
If you do too, this job could be your next challenge, as part as our dynamic and growing UK-wide charity.
As our new Member Communications Lead, you will deliver impactful communications to our existing and future members by co-ordinating, creating and publishing original content via social media, email, and other platforms. Working closely with our Media Officer and delivery team, you will promote our support activities to members, create and publish engaging information on eczema and EOS on social media and help run awareness campaigns.
If you have a minimum of two years’ experience in a communications role, are excellent at social media content creation and analytics, and want to help families with eczema feel more supported, connected and confident, we want to hear from you.
We are currently looking to recruit for a Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator to deliver and coordinate Street League’s internal and external communications, prioritising digital channels, including its website. You will be communications lead throughout the organisation and oversee a team of Marketing Executives to ensure all aspects of our Marketing Strategy, our branding and vision are consistent in all communications.
The Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Head of Scottish Operations and other teams, to plan and execute a strong and compelling content strategy which showcases Street League as one of the UK’s most innovative, exciting and impactful charities. The key objectives of this role are to increase the online traffic to our website and social media sites, increasing stakeholder engagement and individual giving opportunities.
Location: Role can be carried out remote from anywhere in the UK however on occasion you may be required to attend one of our offices in London, Manchester or Paisley
Salary: £27,000 - £30,500 + benefits. Appointment would be made at the entry salary to the grade.
Work pattern: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (36.25 hours per week)
Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint a Conservation Projects Officer to play a key role in the conservation of our remarkable historic city.
Our Conservation Funding Programme, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, helps to retain the authenticity and integrity of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. We offer grants to owners and organisations to help improve the condition of their building or public space. The programme also supports traditional skills, empowers communities and improves people’s sense of ownership for the historic environment.
We are involved in a diverse range of projects including tenements, shopfronts and major historic set-pieces. The Conservation Projects Officer will support the delivery of these projects, as well as work with people and communities to ensure that they are fully engaged. The Conservation Projects Officer will also lead on the delivery of the Maintenance Programme.
Edinburgh World Heritage an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The Midlands & East England Supporter Engagement Officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of fundraising activities by Mary’s Meals in the UK. The officer will help to develop local strategies and plans, to secure increased support and funding for Mary’s Meals school feeding programmes around the world.
The Supporter Engagement Officer has particular responsibility for prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by building relationships with and resourcing our community volunteers – including co-ordination of our extremely dedicated volunteer speakers.
This role is community based and is a one-year fixed term contract.
We are seeking to appoint an Enterprise Development Manager to support our vision of rural communities flourishing in a vibrant nature-based economy. The role requires experience of nature-based business and income streams, with a particular emphasis on developing nature tourism and public engagement products. The role will support a sustainable future for the NRN, as well as contributing to the charity’s wider objectives.
The right candidate will work directly with NRN land partners to develop business opportunities to complement and enable their rewilding aspirations, and develop a range of income streams to support the ongoing operation of the network.
The role is on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 18 months, with the potential for it to be extended. This is a role suiting someone ideally based in the Scottish Highlands, although consideration will be given to candidates based elsewhere in Scotland. The successful candidate will be based at home but will be required to travel regularly.
Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS) is looking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board. Ideally, we would value applicants with experience in the following areas, other expertise will also be considered: IT, Financial Management, Local Government and Marketing & Communications.
About our Organisation
SOHTIS is a Scottish Registered Charity and Limited Company by guarantee. Our main mission is to ensure the recovery and long-term wellbeing of survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. Supporting them to rebuild their lives, minimising the risk of re-trafficking and empowering their integration into society. See SOHTIS – Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland for further information.
We are a small but dynamic and visionary organisation, using our influence to strengthen policy and practice in Scotland. The organisation is governed by a group of dedicated Trustees who are invited to serve a four year term, at the end of which time they may be eligible for re-election.
The role is voluntary and unpaid, however, we hope that working with our team to see freedom and transformation in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities will be a rewarding experience.
The Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to shape organisational strategy and provide accountability and governance. In addition, there may be one or two additional meetings on specific topics should the need arise. Meetings are currently held remotely and it is anticipated that this may be a more convenient way of meeting in the future. Between meetings, Trustees provide advice and guidance on their specific areas of expertise.
The Board of Trustees is also supported by our Advisory Group of experts. Our Development Manager reports to the Board and supports our passionate team of staff, consultants and a growing team of volunteers.
We are looking for individuals who will:
This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team.
Like many organisations we had to rapidly transform our delivery methods over the last year to ensure that the communities we support were still connected and supported. We have been able to demonstrate how successful we have been in transitioning our therapeutic supports to a digital model. As we slowly open back up to more traditional supports, we wish to make sure we still have a strong platform of therapeutic support delivered digitally, offering a very blended approach to our supports.
The Virtual resource Centre (VRC) is a digital representation of our bricks and mortar Dementia Resource Centres (DRC), and will be key in our ambitious delivery of digital therapeutic supports across Scotland in line with our strategic aim of supporting people living with dementia so that no-one is alone. It embodies the same principles of dementia friendly design, has a sense of community, and is a place where people living with dementia can meet, benefit from therapeutic groups and activities and speak to staff and volunteers who will offer support and guidance. It is a hub for accessing information at an appropriate time and place, and where you will be made welcome by our host, who is an avatar – a digital person who can speak to you and respond to your questions.
This role will be embedded in the Digital Team but will work very closely with our operational services liaising with colleagues to ensure the menu of activities is supported and delivered on this world first digital platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape and develop a world first service, in an inspirational and innovative team. We have a strong legacy of digital innovation in Alzheimer Scotland and this is the latest addition to our portfolio of digital supports.
You will be line managed by the senior member of the digital team and work very closely with the locality leads. This is a full time, permanent position. Further details about the requirements for this role are included on the attached specification.
AdvoCard is a well-established and highly regarded advocacy organisation in Edinburgh. Primarily providing independent advocacy to individuals affected by mental ill-health, we work individually and collectively with a range of advocacy partners to ensure their voices are heard and their rights upheld.
We are looking for an experienced Finance and Admin Officer to provide support to the efficient and effective running of the charity. They will be responsible for the day to day management of AdvoCard’s financial systems, including the provision of information for payroll and the payment of invoices, the maintenance of record systems and various administrative functions.
We are looking for someone with experience of practical bookkeeping and thorough knowledge and understanding of financial systems including use of financial software. You will also have excellent IT skills and the ability to work as part of a small team while organising and prioritising your own work.
The hours can be worked flexibly and will be home based, with some work at the two AdvoCard bases in Edinburgh required on occasion.
For an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Barr, CEO, on 07423663284.