The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.
The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous.
The chair is appointed in a personal capacity. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. The role is for three years, with re-election if so desired according to our Articles.
In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.
CHAIR SELECTION CRITERIA
The Articles allow for 3-8 Directors, all of whom serve in a personal, voluntary capacity, one of which must chair.
Within the board we seek a range of relevant qualities, experience and expertise among men and women who are enthusiastic, committed to the Forum’s aims and able to lead, work as a team and communicate effectively.
In contextual terms the board seeks to include a chair with experience of management and leadership of:
· Public sector/Government bodies;
· Business and commercial sector;
· Charity and communications.
In subject terms the board seeks to encompass knowledge and experience in:
· Natural heritage and resource management;
· Legal and financial management;
· Local Authority and planning matters;
· Recreation, access and community involvement;
· Education and communications.
The chair should ideally have a good network of contacts from around the Forth area, drawn from the sectors and subjects listed above.
These attributes are not exclusive but may be regarded as the main criteria for a chair appointment.
The Forum has a staff complement of one full time manager and one half time administrator, based at Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth FK3 8TY; board meetings are held here and management group meetings are held at partners' offices around the Forth.
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We are seeking an enthusiastic Project Development Manager who will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of an exciting new partnership project to explore where ‘love’ and relationships sit within the care system and how guidance can be developed for workers and for key stakeholders.
The project partners are Aberlour Child Care Trust, Care Inspectorate, CELCIS and Includem. We believe that children and young people in care, have the right to live within a loving and nurturing environment. However, the notion of love has to some extent become mistrusted in the care sector and workers and key stakeholders alike can be uncertain about how it can most effectively be used to create a loving ear for children and young people in care. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.
The project will run in two areas: Aberdeen and Fife. The Project Development Manager will work with two care experienced Project Development Assistants to carry out the work. The Project Development Assistants are likely to have had no or very limited work experience and, as such, you will play a signficant role in supporting them to undertake their role enabling them to enhance their future job opportunities.
As well as leading on development of the project, you will be responsible for developing appropriate means of recording and analysing the views and outcomes from the consultation work. You will also record and report on these views in a way that will enable the findings to be evaulated and implemented. Your work will link with that of the Care Inspectorate, the outcomes of the project will, in turn, link to inspections and Social Care Standards.
You will work to a Project Board comprising the partner organisations. This role is exciting and challenging, requiring you to balance your interpersonal skills with the need to secure the outcomes of the project. If you consider that you have the right mix of skills and knowledge to be able to undertake this role, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion in the first instance, please ring John Ryan on: 07854 958096.
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
1. Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
2. Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
5. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
6. Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
7. Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
8. Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
9. Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
10. Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
11. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
12. To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
For more information please download the job description below.
In 2015 Cyrenians embarked on a series of food conversations with various stakeholders. We found the resounding message wasn’t just to have food but also to share food with others and so ‘Something to Eat, Someone To Eat With’ was developed.
In response to this, Cyrenians developed and launched Community Cook Clubs to reach out to the isolated and lonely as well as those living with food poverty. The clubs encourage people to learn cooking skills, provide healthy meals, facilitate valuable support services, all whilst generating community spirit.
Over the past couple of years, clubs have been established and we are now in a position to expand the project further. We are looking to recruit an additional coordinator to develop this project on it continuing journey to support people and families.
You will have experience of recruiting, training, coordinating and supporting volunteers along with the required cooking skills and qualifications.
You will also possess excellent communication skills, have a creative approach to problem solving and be a team player. Being passionate about food and the social impact it can have building community is essential, as is the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
We are looking to recruit a highly organised person who is able deal with all financial, administrative and management aspects of a busy legal practice. Ideally you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with people from all sections of society.
The Fife Law Centre is a company limited by guarantee and registered with OSCR as a charity. Due to the expansion of our services we are looking for an experienced person able to provide an efficient and effective office administration service to the team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing procedures to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of all office processes. This will include hard copy and online filing systems, Law Ware, all financial procedures, book keeping, petty cash, various compliance tasks (including AML and GDPR), administration of Companies House, OSCR and Law Society business, managing payroll at FVA and any other matters as required by the Principal Solicitor.
We will be especially keen to hear from candidates who have the following qualities:
• Ability to lead others and work without direct supervision, prioritise work with competing or conflicting demands in an organised and methodical manner.
• Ability to provide clear an accurate reports to the Board of Trustees.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with people from all sections of society.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Office packages, email and internet. Well presented, professional and friendly.
• Ability to promote a positive working environment and to minimise conflict between colleagues.
• Can display an understanding of, and genuine interest in, the work and ethos of Fife Law Centre, its clients and the wider sector.
We are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals who want to make a positive change to people’s life in the field of health and social care.
Our dedicated staff are committed to making a difference to the lives of individuals by enabling them to make a positive contribution and take part in their local community. We work with people in their own homes, individually or in shared accommodation settings. How we care and support for each person is defined by them. The following opportunities are available:
Full Time is 37 hours per week, worked on a shift rota basis. This may include the requirement to undertake additional sleep over duties for which an additional allowance will be paid.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to help vulnerable adults influence real change within their day-to-day lives. In return for your hard work, you will receive on the job training to achieve relevant SVQ qualifications to support your career in care, an initial 6.4 weeks of paid annual leave, access to a health plan to reimburse optical, dental costs, health checks and more, as well as the Wheatley Reward discount scheme.
For an informal chat about any of these roles, please contact 0141 274 6555
Fife Voluntary Action is a key voluntary sector organisation working across Fife to support the voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering. We’re looking for a Finance Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
To provide high quality financial support within the organisation thereby aiding and enhancing the delivery of the organisation’s services to voluntary and community organisations in the area. The post involves producing and processing invoices, payroll and pensions data for FVA and some of our clients.
1. To process payroll services for FVA and clients;
2. To input data and process financial transactions in our accounting software;
3. Operation of purchase and sales ledgers, producing invoices and processing customer and supplier invoices;
4. Undertake Independent Examinations (up to receipts and payments) for clients;
5. Administer Creative Breaks grants programme and other small grants schemes, including maintaining accurate records and producing reports on progress, claims and compliance;
6. Support and advise staff on project budgets, record keeping and claims;
7. To provide a book keeping service to some clients;
8. To provide some training/support to clients on basic financial administration and related matters;
9. To support the Finance Manager when required in relation to specific activities.
For more information please download the job description below.
Options In Life runs programmes of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment. The aim of the Recreation Programme is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends, realise their own potential and, most of all, have fun. Our focus is on increasing confidence, self-esteem and independence through peer support and team building
A vacancy exists for a Recreation Programme Group Leader who will lead the support team on the Recreation Programme group outings, providing support, advice and guidance to the other support staff and volunteers, to make sure the Options in Life service users’ emotional, minor medical and general needs are met, in order to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the programme. The Group Leader is expected to take responsibility for all related admin and paperwork and must be able to work flexibly, including evenings if required. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check.
Applicants must have experience of working with young people who have learning, social and communication difficulties, and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, applicants must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Must be a car owner. Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage
The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
Aberlour Options (Residential) Fife
Based in Dunfermline in a purpose-built house providing full-time, long term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities, our service is a national resource and is widely recognised by both care professionals and parents for providing quality living for those children and young people (up to age 25 years) with complex learning and physical disabilities who can no longer live at home.
Contracts available include 36 hours per week and 24.5 hours per week.
This is a 24 hour residential service and there will be a requirement to work a shift pattern, including nights. Further information about the role and shift requirements can be found in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ document on our website.
Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, spiritual and emotional care to support the children and young people in their daily living and within the local community. It is desirable that you have experience of working with children or young people with disabilities, including undertaking moving and handling.
Workers must register with the Scottish Social Services Council as Residential Child Care Workers therefore you must hold, or be prepared to gain, the qualification requirements for this category which is at SCQF Level 7 (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
SAMH will work collaboratively with. staff, pupils and families and the wider community of Carnegie Primary School in Dunfermline to develop an emotionally healthy school community. SAMH will promote the development and wellbeing of pupils, by enabling those around children to feel connected, informed and able to confidently understand and support mental and emotional wellbeing, building on the principals of social inclusion and community capacity building. By building resilience of the whole school community we aim to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.
The Senior Community Practitioner (Schools) will work collaboratively with Carnegie Primary pupils, staff, parents and community stakeholders to achieve our joint goals. The post holder will engage and empower children to take ownership, come together and think about their and their peer’s emotional wellbeing, producing activities, games, songs awareness, insight and development within their community.
The post holder will develop and facilitate a diverse range of workshops, signposting and development opportunities, tailored to meet the needs of pupils, parents, families, the school team and wider community.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference during a 2 -year funded project which positively impacts on the mental health of the pupils, staff and all those connected with Carnegie Primary School. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter with strong creativity and organisational skills as well as the ability to influence others ..
Collaborative working with SAMH and Carnegie Primary staff, parents, partner organisations, volunteers and supporting agencies is absolutely essential for the success of this exciting and innovative project.
The successful candidate must have experience and understanding of Mental Health and wellbeing.