Are you an accomplished customer standards professional, with experience managing your own team? This role could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Bield now have a rare opportunity for an ambitious Head of Policy and Customer Standards to play a key part in the Leadership Team, implementing strong policies, procedures and customer engagement strategies.
In this role you will join our team with responsibility for exceeding customer and performance expectations using effective planning and project management skills. You will lead in the development and review of housing and care policies and procedures, ensuring these are compliant with Bield’s core values and relevant UK legislation and regulations.
The successful candidate will work proactively in partnership with the Director of Customer Services to provide high quality services to Bield’s customers with a focus on contributing to the achievement of Bield’s business strategy. You will bring experience of leading and developing a team and working knowledge of the regulatory framework governing Housing and Care services. The Head of Policy and Customer Standards will be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships both internally and externally. Knowledge of the Housing Regulator, Care Inspectorate and SSSC requirements within a large organisation is desirable.
In return the Head of Policy and Customer Standards will receive a competitive salary, company pension and 34 days holiday (which include 6 fixed public holidays) with the option to buy or sell each year. Bield also offers flexible working.
It is essential that the ideal candidate educated to degree level or equivalent in a housing/ social care related discipline and you will already have membership of the chartered institute of housing. A full valid UK driving licence is also desirable.
We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
The Rannoch Community Trust (“RCT”) are inviting applicants for a project officer position to continue with our vision “Delivering Rannoch’s Sustainable Future“ to make Rannoch and Tummel an even better place to live and work. We are seeking a highly motivated, engaging individual with experience in community development projects. In particular, the project officer will assist in the following areas: village hall upgrades, affordable housing needs, Child & youth Provision support and community asset transfer including the community business model.
The Trust was formally established in January 2017 as a community development limited company receiving charitable status in August that year and is also a member of the Development Trust Association for Scotland (DTAS). We are entering an exciting stage in our development with good progress on many fronts and now wish to both consolidate and advance this work through this key role. For more information about the post please contact Richard Barclay, Chair - TEL 07917 120429 or David Holland, Finance Trustee/Secretary - TEL 07788 261470.
ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICER
The Community Project Officer will be employed by Rannoch Community Trust. The post holder will be responsible for implementing and co-ordinating the delivery of specific projects within the Rannoch & Tummel Community Plan.
Title: Community Project Officer
Hours of work: Part time – around 30 per week (flexible as required). Evening and weekend working is expected as required.
Length of contract: initially until 31 August 2020
Salary: Up to £35 per hour (negotiable) . Self-employed basis preferred
Responsible to: Nominated representative of the RCT Board.
CONDITIONS OF WORK
·The post holder is likely to be home based with the availability an occasional Rannoch base.
·The post is funded until 31 August 2020, possibly into September. We hope that the tenure of the post may be extended subject to funding and progress.
·The post holder will have a valid UK driving licence. The hourly rate includes travel expenses and therefore no further travel expenses can be claimed.
·An understanding of the role of community development approaches in addressing social and economic regeneration issues
·Strong organisational, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
·Proven track record in fundraising (including statutory grants, trusts & foundations)
·Ability to work independently, with initiative, and to retain strong focus and direction
·Ability to prioritise workload, set targets, record and analyse information
·Ability to represent the Trust in public events and meetings.
·Sound computer literacy including standard Microsoft Office suite
·Ability to network and communicate effectively with a variety of people from communities, businesses, and agencies at all levels
·A robust sense of humour
·Experience of working within the voluntary sector or in community orientated work
·Community development qualification or equivalent
·Knowledge of community engagement models and experience of participation in community engagement exercises, either professionally or as a community activist
·Knowledge of the fundraising landscape and enterprise opportunities for rural Scotland
·Experience of event organisation
We are looking for a Family Development Worker at our Dale Hub facility in Armadale.
We need someone who can lead our play; build relationships; engage with the local community; support volunteers; inspire adults, children and colleagues; and help us to create lifelong memories.
You must be creative, enthusiastic, passionate, caring and professional. We take our play seriously and we are serious about having fun!
We need the right person to be the anchor for this project. To bring their knowledge and experience of play-based family engagement and activities to make a real impact on families’ difficulties and community issues.
You will lead from the front – indoors, outdoors, at the Dale Hub and in the local community. We are a key service provider in Armadale and you must also be able to network and be the face of the Dale Hub.
Hours are negotiable: anywhere between 25 - 36 hours for the right person.
Family and Community Development West Lothian has been inspiring children and their families for over 30 years. As a sector leader in play, childcare and community development, our Awesome Childhood Experiences create lifelong memories. With over 100 staff, at 14 sites across West Lothian, our Mission is to give all of our children the best start in life. We operate a range of projects to meet individuals', groups' and communities' needs. We are a caring, innovative and fun employer and as such, vacancies don't come up often! If you want to help us to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you.
BCDC wish to recruit a full-time Business Growth Officer for its operational area in the North East of Glasgow. Formed in 2005, The Company owns three premises, including the award-winning Barmulloch Residents Centre opened in 2017 at a cost of £1.7M. Over 27 activities are offered across all centres and average weekly footfall exceeds 1,000. The Company has ambitious plans and wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to join our Core Staff on a full-time basis.
The postholder will be a self-starter, experienced in devising, planning and organising development projects to meet local needs. A knowledge of business management and business procedures is desired together with an ability to form good inter- personal relationships. A positive and progressive attitude is required as is practical experience of working at the sharp end within communities.
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:
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:
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.