Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Through our work we provide community development support to enable Age Scotland older people’s member groups to get started, grow and sustain their activities and services.
To enable us to continue to deliver and widen a programme of community development support including national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups, we are expanding our existing and much valued Community Services Division, by placing a National Community Development Officer in each of the local authority areas listed in the Job Description.
This is a wonderful opportunity for those with experience of working with community groups and partner organisations in a community development setting and an understanding of the voluntary/community, statutory and private sectors in relation to the provision of services to older people.
The post is home based with frequent travelling and occasional overnight stays. It is essential that you are resident in the main local authority area of responsibility.
If you have the skills, experience, ambition and understanding of the benefits of community partnership required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.
The Highland Engagement and Communications Worker is a new post created to support the delivery and digital promotion of the Highland Local Policy and Engagement Project, funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit. Key duties will include communications, promotions, maintaining social media and web-site, information work, event organisation, and administration. They will also help to promote and communicate the work of Inclusion Scotland more generally across Highland.
The successful candidate will have experience in using a range of social media platforms, the provision of information, advice and/or support to others, organising events and meetings, record-keeping and database maintenance, dealing with public enquiries and an understanding of the social model of disability and disability access issues.
Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.
These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.
The posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership records.
For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Inclusion Scotland seeks a self-motivated and pro-active individual for a brand new opportunity to lead an innovative project promoting disabled people’s lived experience leadership. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Leaders with Lived Experience Pilot programme, this pilot project aims to develop an accessible leadership training programme and bespoke training and capacity building products, in co-production with disabled people with lived experience of leadership.
We are now looking for a suitable candidate to run this project. They will have experience in managing a successful project and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
We are looking to recruit a Youth & Community Fitness Coach in Edinburgh. You will be required to deliver fitness and multi-sports sessions and to deliver a sports-related qualification on the Street League Academy. You will also be responsible for carrying out outreach for sessions and to recruit and sustain participants on the Academy to ensure delivery targets are met.
Minimum requirements are either SFA Level 3 or similar and / or Level 2 Fitness Instruction (GYM) plus experience in delivering various group exercise classes.
Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, and churches.
We are seeking a full-time Regional Worker to deliver SU Ministry across the Scottish Borders. Working closely with existing staff in Scotland, and with local Borders volunteers and churches, the worker will be expected to
help children and young people be disciples of Jesus
We are looking for a candidate with experience of schoolswork and Christian ministry with children and/or young people; someone who has led teams of volunteers and is a confident communicator of Biblical truth with a wide age range of young people.
You should be based in the Scottish Borders, and prepared to support SU ministry in all parts of the region. There is the option to work from a home office; otherwise local office provision will be made. Admin support will be provided from the Edinburgh office and regular visits to the Edinburgh office will be essential. You will also provide support to the Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust staff, with whom we work in partnership.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your dedication and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our team. You will play a key role in supporting Upstream Battle, our national behaviour change campaign.
Upstream Battle is our ambitious campaign to change behaviour and prevent marine litter at source. Focused on the entire length of the River Clyde and its tributaries, we will raise awareness, gather evidence and inspire action. Connecting communities, individuals, schools, and the private and public sectors, everyone has a part to play in keeping the Clyde clean and protecting our seas.
Our ideal candidate will have good working knowledge of developing, organising and delivering large-scale campaigns and initiatives, along with experience of managing complex projects and financial and budget management. Experience of coordinating and supporting volunteer participation and maintaining and developing press, media and PR activity is also required. An understanding of environmental issues and policy relating to litter, plastics pollution, circular economy and climate change is essential as is experience of developing website content.
Please note: this post is fixed term to 31 March 2020 with a per annum salary of £23,000 to £27,000 (depending on experience).
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Wallace, Campaigns & Social Innovations Manager on 01786 471333.
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The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.
We are currently recruiting for a full time Development Officer to join our Development Team on a fixed term basis for 6 months.
Based in Edinburgh much of the post holder’s time is spent out in bureaux working with volunteers and paid staff. The successful post holder will be working with local Citizens Advice Bureaux in Edinburgh and South East Scotland and Citizens Advice Scotland colleagues to develop the advice service in Scotland locally, regionally and nationally. Development Officers also assist Citizens Advice Bureaux in providing a high quality, accessible and well managed service by advising and supporting their boards of directors and managers.
You'll bring an understanding and awareness of the voluntary sector, experience of working with Boards as well as managing or developing services and projects. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to persuade and influence key stakeholders. The job holder will travel extensively within Edinburgh and South East Scotland and throughout Scotland as required and will need to be flexible to attend occasional evening or weekend meetings.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our website.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
The Community Link Worker programme is funded by Inverclyde HSCP and delivered in partnership with GP Practices to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.
The Community Link Worker will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice population. They will support them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities.
The Community Link Worker will support the existing GP practice team to become better equipped to match local and national support services to the needs of individuals attending for health care. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practice and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.
West Lothian Women’s Aid (WLWA) is the sole charitable organisation in West Lothian working to provide information, support and accommodation to Women experiencing domestic abuse in the area. WLWA has been working to stop domestic abuse against women and children since 1980.
The Services Co-ordinator offers essential support to the team by taking responsibility for the day-to-day coordination and management of current services. These include a network of safe accommodation and the provision of a variety of additional information and support services.
The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience working in a related field and will have completed or be willing to complete SVQ 4 Health and Social Services having already obtained a minimum of SVQ 3 Health and Social Services or equivalent.