Are you passionate about supporting people to develop their voice, skills, confidence and ideas? Do you have a background in community development? Are you keen to work alongside the community in Methil Fife?
Corra Foundation is seeking a Community Co-ordinator to join the People in Place team and get alongside the community in Methil, Fife. The community is at the heart of the People in place programme, and community co-ordinators play an important role in bringing local people and partners together to support the change that matters to them.
If you have previous experience of working in and with a community or managing a local community group, or project on a paid or voluntary basis, this could be the role for you!
Can you demonstrate an ability to form positive working relationships with a range of individuals and groups? Have you provided support and managed volunteers?
We need someone with energy and enthusiasm, who has an ability to work flexibly within the community, is self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
The People in Place programme ‘getting alongside communities’ is currently working in 9 communities across Scotland. We are looking for one part time postholder in Methil 21 or 28 hours per week.
Corra Foundation is committed to being a great place to work. Flexible working requests will be considered. The role includes regular travel across Fife as well as some travel across Scotland. The post is subject to PVG Scheme registration.
"A better world - equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals, communities and society"
The WEA is a unique adult education provider that works with hundreds of organisations at local, regional and national levels in Scotland to meet individual and collective learning requirements. It is also a strong and effective campaigner on the important role of adult education in today`s society. In carrying out its roles, the WEA looks to develop an equal, democratic and just world, inspiring individuals, communities and society.
The adult education sector is going through unprecedented change and the WEA must change with it, demonstrating the value of our offer, why it is special and different and that the organisation is fit for purpose. These are big challenges for the WEA Scotland management team, trustees and governance, and we are delighted to have made good progress to date.
Working in close co-operation with the Chair of the WEA Scotland Board, fellow WEA Scotland Board Members and the Director for WEA Scotland, you will have a key part to play in representing the WEA and WEA Scotland with key stakeholders and as such we are looking for individuals with the personal credibility and gravitas to perform this role influentially.
We want to hear from individuals who have a passion for education, an understanding and appreciation of the education and skills agenda, and an empathy with education`s ability to be transformative.
Through this recruitment process, WEA Scotland is trying to fill some gaps that have been identified in a recent skills audit of the WEA Scotland Board. We would therefore be particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: business development and income growth, recruiting and retaining members and volunteers, adult education.
The position is unremunerated, but the WEA will reimburse your expenses.
Cairn Housing Association is a national provider with over 3,500 units in management across Scotland.
We are looking for an experienced individual to fill an exciting role within our Customer Services department.
The successful candidate will provide a high standard of customer service to our tenants, customers and colleagues. To maintain the day-to-day running of the Court in accordance with Cairn HA’s policies and procedures. To raise awareness of the Court within the local area and build relationships with local stakeholders.
Due to the nature of the role we require you to be Computer literate – use of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel and internal systems are regularly required.
Please note that all Salaries are currently under review and may be subject to change.
A Basic Disclosure Scotland Scheme check is required for this post.
The NSPCC Evidence Team generate and champion high quality evidence that informs policy and practice inside and beyond NSPCC. We champion evidence-based practice by supporting the evaluation of NSPCC services for children and families, supporting the scale up of successful activities, and by leveraging research funding resulting in world class research into what helps keep children safe and helps them get back on track after abuse.
We are seeking an Evaluation Officer to support the development and implementation of the evaluation of Together for Childhood, a place-based initiative which aims to radically improve the way we tackle child abuse and neglect, with a focus on prevention across local systems, engaging communities, families, professionals and services.
You will be educated to a higher degree level in a relevant subject area and have experience of undertaking service evaluation or social research. Experience of undertaking evaluation or research with children and young people will be an advantage.
Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.
Our role in Priority Areas is to support congregations and communities to thrive. We coordinate a whole Church approach to giving priority to the poorest. We work in partnership with Presbyterian Church of USA (PCUSA) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) programme to place volunteers in Priority Area placements for approximately a year at a time.
The YAV Site Coordinator offers support and supervision to the volunteers and ongoing support for placement supervisors. You will participate in all aspects of the YAV programme from interviewing and selection to identifying suitable housing arrangements and providing in-country orientation for YAVs.
You will be an effective communicator with well-developed facilitation skills. You will have skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation. This is a post for a positive and enthusiastic team player with great interpersonal skills. The post is based in the Glasgow office of the Priority Areas team but there will be frequent travel to Dundee and other areas of Scotland.
The Policy Officer will work as part of a team, assisting with the development and promotion of Congress Policy and STUC relations with Government at all levels; preparing draft submissions to policy consultations; preparing briefings, content for speeches, press releases and other articles promoting STUC policy and supporting political relations.
The post holder will be working primarily from the Glasgow STUC office though there is a requirement for attendance at external meetings and occasional out of hours work.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
We are looking to recruit a Programme Co-ordinator based in our Island Centre on Iona.
The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the effective planning and delivery of creative programme events and activities which meet the needs of guests and visitors, in line with the Iona Community’s Purpose, work and concerns. A member of the resident staff group, the post holder will work with colleagues on Iona and in Glasgow to plan a yearly programme which is an exciting, , relevant and inclusive experience for all those coming to stay in, or visit, the Abbey Centre.
The programme will meet the needs of those coming to the Abbey, of all ages, and will include creative and arts based activities; reflective spaces; activities exploring the local environment and expressing the Community’s commitment to environmental justice; discussions and workshops. Developing and coordinating a team of programme volunteers and workshop facilitators, the post holder will ensure activities and sessions are well planned and delivered, and inspire participants to take their learning into the wider world, empowering them to work for peace and justice.
The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement of over 2000 people working for peace and justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. As a movement, community and charitable organisation we pursue our Purpose through the activity of our members where they live and work and through our centres in Glasgow and on the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona.
Following a £3.7million capital appeal, and a period of major refurbishment, we are re-opening our newly improved Iona Abbey Centre to guests in early June 2020, alongside our renovated Community Shop and Welcome Centre. An exciting Strategic Plan has been developed, refreshing the Centre as a place of hospitality, spiritual renewal and learning, for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, inspiring them to commit to action for justice and peace within their communities and throughout the world
Furniture Plus is a charitable, self-sustaining, reuse and recycling social enterprise for furniture, household and electrical items. We offer low cost or discounted items to the public, whilst simultaneously delivering employability options through work and skills based placements and/or training. We are the largest furniture reuse and recycling organisation in Fife with a fleet of vehicles and have showrooms at our two sites in Fife at Dysart and Dunfermline
Furniture Plus’s aim is to combat poverty and social exclusion, especially homelessness through its core business of successfully reusing and recycling furniture.
We seek a capable individual to lead our high profile successful charity. The General Manager will deliver, working under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors; agreed objectives and targets both financial and organisational.
High quality performance is expected in all business aspects through efficiency, expertise and
Key responsibilities include appropriate process management/direction of all activities including
management and support of staff, volunteers, placements and the safe and effective utilisation of
all Furniture Plus facilities.
Strong leadership skills will be required to ensure success in this challenging and ethically
- Desired, but not essential
Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed, struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
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We're close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.
Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson's. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.
We are Parkinson's UK. Powered by people. Together we'll find a cure. Join us!
About the role
We are looking for a Regional Fundraiser to work across East Scotland. To be working at Parkinson’s UK at this time could well be a career high and a life event for all of us. We’re moving fast now to deliver better treatments and maybe a cure for Parkinson’s within years, not decades, and you would be part of the team dedicated to providing support and advice to thousands of individuals, groups, local businesses and event participants across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to create the funding to make this possible. What could be a better career reward than that?
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Could you help decide how National Lottery money supports communities in Scotland?
The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund) is the largest community funder in the UK. We are recruiting a new Scotland Committee member. The Scotland Committee sets the direction of our work and takes decisions about our large grants in Scotland. There are seven members including the Chair. We are looking for someone who will add to the broad base of knowledge, skills and experience of current members.
The National Lottery Community Fund: People in the Lead
We believe that when people are in the lead communities thrive, forming relationships, developing skills and sharing ideas. This is the goal we’re working towards - a society where people can take the lead in growing happy, sustainable communities.
We help fund all kinds of organisations in Scotland. Our funding ranges from small grants of under £10,000 through, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, to large grants in excess of £500,000 investing in projects to develop community owned assets, tackle issues like loss, isolation and loneliness or deliver new approaches to supporting families through early intervention work. Further details of our programmes can be found here: tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding
In 2018/19 we awarded 1,098 grants worth over £50 million supporting organisations in every local authority area in Scotland.
Our commitment to supporting Scotland’s young people to thrive continued as we refreshed our Young Start fund, awarding £4 million to projects which put young people at the heart of planning and delivering activity.
But we’re more than just a funder. We also collaborate with other funders, charities and individuals, sharing knowledge and building partnerships, so we can all be as effective as possible. We like to bring our stakeholders and the groups we fund together so that they can share their learning, influence policy and practice and strengthen links between them.
Skills and Experience Required
We want our Committee to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience and to reflect the diversity of modern society and the communities that we serve.
Our focus on places has seen the development of closer relationships in communities across Scotland. This has increased opportunities for Committee members work more closely with our Area Teams and engage directly with local stakeholders, grant holders and people who want to apply for funding. The skills and experience we are seeking for this role reflect the need to engage effectively at this level as well as performing core committee roles.
The following criteria are essential for this role:
· An understanding of and interest in the Scottish social, cultural and political landscape and the role of the voluntary and community sector in it.
· An understanding of the principles of the National Lottery Community Fund’s strategic framework ‘People in the Lead’.
· Experience of representing an organisation and willingness to represent the Fund at public events.
· A clear understanding and commitment to achieving diversity and inclusion
· The ability to understand complex issues and make decisions taking into account competing demands.
· An understanding and commitment to the principles required to hold a public post of this nature (The Nolan Principles).
We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work and proactively encourage applications from all groups and communities.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
The time commitment is expected to be an average of two days per month to include the following:
· The Scotland Committee meets seven times a year plus one annual planning day. Most meetings are in Glasgow but will be at other locations across Scotland at least once per year.
· Ad hoc attendance at project visits and meetings with other stakeholders at locations throughout the country.
· The successful candidate will receive an annual fixed payment of £5,232 plus expenses such as travel, and subsistence incurred on The National Lottery Community Fund business.
· The appointment is for an initial period of three years