For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.
We’re now looking for a new Volunteering Administrator to join our team and assist the Volunteer Manager in the recruitment, induction, co-ordination and support of our volunteers at the Farm. A farming background isn’t needed - we’re looking for a self-starter with good IT skills, strong administration and organisational skills to help us secure Gorgie City Farm’s excellent reputation within the City.
Do you want to play a key role in the creation and development of a more dynamic and innovative community hub in South Edinburgh?
Inch Community Association will be launching an exciting new youth programme at Inch House this autumn to cater for the needs of local young people, aged 7-11. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic and experienced youth worker to help us design, launch, manage and lead it. The post holder will work within a small team of staff and stakeholders and manage a budget in order to set up and develop the wider youth programme.
Inch Community Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) committed to the advancement of community education, citizenship and community development within the Inch district in Edinburgh.
We are based in Inch House in the south of Edinburgh, a 16th/17th century tower house and A-listed building of exceptional historical importance, which stands in extensive parkland and gardens and serves as the community centre for the adjacent Inch district.
It is a time of great change for Inch House. We are currently preparing a Community Asset Transfer application to Edinburgh Council to secure the building for the local community. As part of this process, we aim to create a more dynamic and innovative community hub which will more effectively serve the changing aspirations, wishes and needs of local people.
Inch House is much loved by local residents and the wider community, and a concern for the future of the building and its history is central to our mission. We are therefore working to restore Inch House to its original glory, and would like to see it develop as a historical and cultural resource for the Inch and the whole of Edinburgh, through which it can serve as a venue for meetings, community and cultural events, conferences, concerts and exhibitions. Closely linked to this is a concern to foster a greater awareness of history, architecture, cultural heritage and traditional arts within the general community.
Youth Program Purpose:
To promote the personal, educational, creative and social development of children and young people in The Inch, helping them to reach their full potential. To create a safe and supportive environment for children and young people to:
Direct Work with young people
Addaction Fife has an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new Substance Misuse Liaison Service in Fife.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with NHS Fife and Fife Alcohol Support Service the successful candidates will provide specialist harm reduction interventions to people who are admitted to hospital with complications related to problematic drug and/or alcohol use. This work will have a particular focus on people who inject drugs (PWID) and who are in or being discharged from acute and community hospital settings.
As a Specialist Recovery Worker you will work peripatetically to deliver the service between hospital in-reach, with assertive follow up in the community.
The work will focus on assessment, therapeutic relationship building, the delivery of evidence based, low level psychological interventions (node link mapping, contingency management, route transition) and practical harm reduction interventions including the provision of clean injecting equipment and practical safer injecting training.
In addition you will also be able to evidence extensive knowledge and understanding of all issues around substance misuse, assessment, care planning and key working plus Solution Focused Brief Therapy and motivational interviewing.
This is a full time role, working 5 days over 7. The work pattern will be discussed at interview and will be agreed to suit service needs but individual preferences will be taken into account.
A comprehensive role and person specification can be found on the Addaction website.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator who will work across Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and/or East Renfrewshire who will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
Please see the Job Pack below for the full Job Description and Person Specification .
Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people, enabling a positive future and improving people’s lives.
From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, employability, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, support, advice and information.
Move On is working in partnership with Link Living to deliver the Edinburgh Young Person’s Service across the city. Link Living is delivering visiting, tenancy support and Move On will deliver befriending. The main aims of the service is to support young people in transition and to prevent homelessness.
The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of a Befriending Service for young people aged 16-25 years who can be hard to reach by services, and who are most at risk of homelessness.
Re-advertisement with revised qualification requirements.
Can you lead a thriving community organisation to bring care, love and laughter to local peoples’ lives?
We’re seeking an inspirational leader with strong organisational skills, solid financial management experience, and a social or health care background, to provide day to day management and administration of The Open Door, a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh.
About The Open Door
We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
From January 2017, SAMH have introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism to strengthen their self-resilience. These new and exciting services look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and are based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
We are seeking outstanding people to develop and deliver these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 7 elements of our peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the north of the area. Ability to work evenings and weekends in a requirement of this post.
Living Rent is looking for an organiser to join our organisation in Edinburgh to develop our neighbourhood branches. This is an exciting opportunity to create the staff base of Living Rent is Edinburgh, and support the growing Edinburgh-based membership. You will be under the supervision of Living Rent’s national organiser based in Glasgow.
The role will entail organising outreach events (door knocking, stalls, community meetings), supporting the creation of neighbourhood/block organising teams, supporting the actions of tenants to achieve their demands, and organising local events. The organiser will be working with existing volunteers and newly recruited members in Edinburgh
We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!
This is a part-time (22.5h per week) role with some flexible working.
Please download the person and job specification, the application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form below.
We’re looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to develop and lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in the growth of a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. Volunteers help out at home, giving parents time to be parents and to focus on their families as well as having some valuable time to themselves.
“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The (volunteer home support) service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (A Mum who is supported by the service).
Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for scaling up the existing pilot and managing around 20 matches. If you have experience of service development and volunteer management and are excited by the prospect of improving the quality of life for families supporting a child with a life-shortening condition, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jill Cook, Voluntary Services Manager on 01577 866 061.
Bethany Christian Centre aims, through a supported residential community, to assist individuals in their recovery from an addictive lifestyle.
The Centre provides access to a selection of recovery programmes including structured group-work, one-to-one support, recreation, work activities and training opportunities. There is a focus on a Christian recovery programme, however individuals who do not want a faith aspect are also accommodated and provided with a tailored recovery programme.
We are looking for a Deputy Manager who will assist and act on behalf of Centre Manager to maintain the Centre as a safe environment for residents and seek to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of the service users, helping them rebuild their lives and prepare for independent living, through promoting the highest standards of care and support in the provision of a professional Christian service.
Experience of working in a residential social care environment, experience of the service user group and knowledge of current legislation regarding regulation of care and protection of vulnerable adults are essential.
An SVQ3 in Care or related subject, plus a management qualification at SVQ4 or an SVQ4 in Care or a related subject, as specified by SSSC for registration at ‘supervisor’ level or a willingness to work towards such qualifications.
Main duties also include, in conjunction with the management team, ensuring that all administrative management functions are fulfilled to exact standards, including financial management, Health & Safety, relevant risk assessments, legislative requirements, office management, vehicles, maintenance, monitoring and quality assurance.