We are recruiting a Senior Evaluation Consultant to join our growing team at Matter of Focus.
Full time (35 hours per week) or 4 days per week
We need someone who has a passion for helping organisations use evidence to drive change, along with strong facilitation and evaluation/research skills. This is a new post working with and for our clients who are public service organisations across sectors, or voluntary organisations, or research centres. This is a mix of service delivery, policy or practice influencing, systems change, partnerships, and other organisations. You will be working across multiple clients and projects on different sizes and scales
We believe that evaluation is best when it is used for learning, improvement, reflection, and storytelling.
Our approach builds on logic models or theories of change as tools for planning, organising, and reflecting on data. We want our clients to have the evidence they need to deliver as best they can for people and communities.
Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.
We work with organisations to:
We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.
FareShare now operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK. We support 10,542 local charities and groups – our Community Food Members and Associates. Over the past year 55,046 tonnes of food were redistributed by FareShare Regional Centres nationwide, feeding 1,108,064 people every week. We operate across 1,500 towns, cities and villages and we save UK charities and community groups more than £28 million each year.
Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first. Demand far outstrips supply. More information can be found on our website fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-centres/glasgow-west-of-scotland.
FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland redistributes quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable people in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We provide employability training including food hygiene, SQA Employability, health and safety, warehouse distribution and forklift and driver training. FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland supports hostels, day centres, lunch clubs, addiction agencies, young people’s projects and refugee centres. Serving meals is a way for organisations to directly engage with their service users and using FareShare food enables them to redirect funds into improving their own services.
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland is run by Move On, a charity that believes we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that.
Our services offer everyone an equal chance to gain experience, skills and confidence, achieve personal goals and reach a brighter future. For one person that could be building the self-confidence to use public transport alone, for someone else it could be earning the qualifications they need to secure their first job.
Every day we support people in their next steps to live an independent and fulfilling life.
Purpose of the role
This role is about so much more than just driving; it’s about sharing the FareShare mission that “no good food should go to waste”. Your work will make sure that quality surplus food is helping feed people in need.
As a FareShare Depot Driver and Operative for FareShare Glasgow you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as deliver food from our Regional Centre based at South Street, to our charity members within Glasgow and the West. You will be the face of FareShare, being a regular point of contact with our local food partners, as well as our diverse range of member charities receiving food. In addition, you may also act as a host, supervising volunteers who may join you as assistants. You will also form an integral part of the depot team, carrying out duties in line with our FareShare Glasgow operations. You will be expected to receive, sort, pick and distribute surplus food coming through our depot daily.
You will be expected to ensure that food and non-food orders are made and ready for distribution and/or collection.
We are looking to recruit a part-time Shop Manager (Retail) to join our team here in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
The post involves working with our CEO and Shop staff to generate income by managing the Charity Shop effectively and commercially, to create a positive shopping experience for customers and donors. The Shop Manager will be expected to support the development of our social enterprise by way of pop-up Shops and fundraisers as well as support and supervision and training opportunities for Volunteers.
Full driving licence and use of a car is essential.
Ideally the successful candidate will have to hold a qualification in a relevant field and show a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.
Post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and suitable references.
An experienced and resourceful manager is sought for this new role setting up and managing a Christian bookshop adjacent to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh.
The role holder will have experience of retail and customer service and a knowledge of Christian literature. Strong communication skills, enthusiasm and initiative will also be key to developing this new venture.
St Pauls bookshop is an activity of the Society of St Paul (stpauls.org.uk), an international religious congregation which engages in evangelising the world through the means of communication—internet, TV, radio, publications, press, bookshops and educational institutions.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we have an online shop and we support schools, faith groups and local businesses to learn about and sell fair trade products. We currently employ 7 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in deprived areas of the world through trading fairly and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting low-carbon living.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members; we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh or by Zoom.