Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Paws for Progress CIC (established in 2014) is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people, in community and educational settings, and services working within Scottish prisons to improve offender outcomes. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont established in 2011 continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £200k and 5 full-time staff members. We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, financial management and income generation, human resources, compliance, communication and marketing, and/or with experience working in the third sector, education or criminal justice settings.
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change, including those who could be interested in taking on a leadership role as incoming Chair of the Board (after a suitable induction period).
Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Award-winning animal charity, Pet Blood Bank UK (PBB), is recruiting for the position of part time Marketing Assistant. Working closely with the Marketing Manager you will be responsible for building the Brand across our social media platforms, PR and events. You will also be responsible for all PBB print and literature.
Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of many loyal companions across the UK. Like the human blood service, donation sessions are held across the UK for dog owners to bring along their pets to give blood. Now in its 12th year, the charity has over 10000 canine donors registered and growing at an exponential rate as media attention increases.
What you’ll do
What we need
We’re looking for someone with creative ability who understands the role social media can play in helping grow a brand. This is a varied role so will require someone with strong organisational skills. As this role involves producing written content for publication we require someone who can demonstrate attention to detail and great copywriting skills. We’re looking for someone who is;
What’s in it for you
In return we offer full training, competitive salary and a great team working environment.
This is a part time role working 25 hours working pattern will be discussed at interview.
You will be responsible for the provision of all communications and media for DVA and supporting project monitoring for various funders. You will develop, implement and maintain the communications and marketing strategy and provide relevant and up-to-date information on the work of Dundee Voluntary Action and the third sector.
We are looking for a creative, passionate and confident communicator.
DVA is an admitted body to the Tayside Pension Fund and staff are automatically enrolled.