"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King
For 160 years, Jewish Care Scotland has been working with compassion and care to create a strong community where Jewish values remain at the heart.
As long as there is a Jewish community in Scotland, Jewish Care Scotland will exist to create meaningful opportunities that improve outcomes for those within this small community. They will achieve this by empowering individuals to take control of their own lives; providing excellent, responsive, person-centred advice and support; and maximising opportunities for connection.
From humble beginnings in 1858 providing charity for the deprived Jewish community in Glasgow, Jewish Care Scotland now provides innovative, individual care across all 32 local authorities in Scotland. It also owns and operates a wonderful Day Care Centre in Glasgow’s Southside that allows it to deliver services in support of the vulnerable and wider Jewish community – social work support, one-off support, dispensing advice, providing long-standing care, operating a kosher food bank and running numerous special clubs.
Respect for Jewish culture and beliefs are at the heart of Jewish Care Support and allow its staff to operate with sensitivity to the needs of the people, family and carers it supports. This does not preclude those from outwith the Jewish faith from applying but living the organisation's values and appreciating Jewish culture is important.
Respect | Compassion | Integrity | Competence | Collaboration
Jewish Care Scotland keeps the spirit of its founding volunteers at its heart. The passion and dedication it has for supporting Scotland’s Jewish community is inspiring. Strong values underpin everything it does and these values are the commitment each member of the team has to each other as they strive to continue creating a strong community of support and engagement.
While there has been so much success providing a range of services in Glasgow and across Scotland, there is still so much more to do and Jewish Care Scotland needs a new Fundraising Manager to take a key role in enabling it to deliver on its mission.
The core responsibilities will be:
To be considered for the role of Fundraising Manager at Jewish Care Scotland, you should be an experienced senior fundraiser who has a track record of leading and delivering income generation across multiple fundraising streams. You will be naturally tenacious and driven with a pro-active style and have the confidence to lead as the fundraising expert with the organisation. It is important the Fundraising Manager successfully raises funds from Individual Giving, Legacy, Corporate and Trusts and Foundations.
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Are you passionate about the voluntary sector? Do you believe that by working collectively as a city we can tackle some of the issues contributing to poverty and inequality? Enthusiastic, tenacious, a great communicator, you must enjoy dealing with sector leaders and people with passion. Are you up for a challenge? If you like the sound of the above, then Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is looking to recruit a skilled individual to a new and exciting post.
This is a dynamic new role that gives you the opportunity to co-ordinate and deliver the ambitions, messages and services of EVOC and the wider Edinburgh voluntary sector community. We anticipate appointing a highly disciplined, productive individual with excellent work management and planning skills. You will have a keen attention to detail and will flourish by engaging across all EVOC’s stakeholders in the community, voluntary and public sectors, making this job your own. Managing EVOC’s comms platforms, amplifying the voice of EVOC and the wider voluntary sector and delivering internal comms are key functions of this role.
Responsibilities and accountability
1. To engage with Carron Valley residents and project promoters assisting with the
development of community projects. The assistance may be part or all of a project’s cycle:
preparation, development and implementation.
2. To assist with larger community projects promoted by the VRG Board of Directors which may
arise time to time with full or partial project cycle support.
3. To promote and assist Carron Valley residents with household grants, advising on and
supporting applicant submissions.
4. To ensure all grant funded projects meet the VRG objectives.
5. Where opportunities exist, suggest ways projects can maximise community engagement and
6. To explore new project opportunities, test their feasibility and present viable proposals to
the directors for implementation. The directors are particularly keen to see projects which
assist with household energy efficiency, household reduction in carbon use, increasing
bio-diversity and general amenity and recreational improvement.
7. To explore projects that add to and compliment the existing Community Woodland initiative
by working closely with the Woodland’s management team.
8. To report speedily where projects may encounter problems, are likely not to fulfil community
expectation or bring the wider community and/or the VRG and directors into disrepute.
9. To ensure positive, effective and cooperative working relationship with VRG board of
directors and Carron Valley Community residents.
10. To report to the VRG board, usually through a nominee, on community project support
provided, project implementation effectiveness and progress of grant applications.
11. To liaise with the grant scheme administrator to ensure timely and effective support.
12. To explore sourcing additional funding for VRG and community projects where required.
13. To ensure projects comply with statutory requirements, particularly local planning needs.
14. To work in a flexible way, visiting residents and project promoters and engaging directly with
Carron Valley residents.
15. To support the VRG board to plan community engagement events bringing people together within the community.
Qualification and experience
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent.
2. Substantial experience in project management. Advantageous to have community focused
3. Evidence of seeking and securing project funding. Community project funding experience
4. Experience of project development, planning, writing and presentation.
5. Experience of project development specifically in the area of household energy efficiency
and/or reduction in carbon use and/or supporting biodiversity would be advantageous.
6. Experience of community engagement would be advantageous.
D Skills and ability
1. Ability to plan and develop projects within the strategic aims of Valley Renewables Group.
2. Highly organised and self motivated with excellent communication skills.
3. Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload, meet deadlines and work in an organised
and systematic way.
4. Good networking skills.
5. Ability to devise new projects and seek and secure funding.
6. Excellent oral, written and office computer skills.
7. Ability to work with individual households and offer support with funding opportunities.
8. Ability to communicate project ideas simply and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Commitment to the ethos of VRG
To work to the VRG Vision: ‘For everyone in our community to experience an improving quality
of rural living. For this to be delivered through community-wide and individual projects,
supported by community benefit income, and distributed through a fair and transparent
Commitment to working within the strategic aims and vision of VRG.
Commitment to reducing carbon use within VRG community area.
Commitment to increasing biodiversity within VRG community area.
Willingness to be flexible in response to the reasonable needs of the organisation.
Willingness to travel and engage with community members.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic team member with the ability to establish, promote and develop community projects.
Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for Befriending Arran and Dementia Friendly Arran projects and will have previous project management/development experience.
Verbal and written communication skills are essential and applicants should also have experience of financial control and good IT skills.
The Penicuik Community Alliance Ltd trades under the name of Penicuik Storehouse. We are a vibrant and dynamic social enterprise situated in the town centre of Penicuik. As a Community Benefit Society, we are working to create a sustainable community hub which includes a grocery store, where we concentrate on low mileage good quality and environmentally friendly products, café, indoor market and events space. This year we are delighted to receive funding from the Scottish Government for a Climate Challenge two year project which is currently underway.
Currently we have four employees and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. The enterprise is overseen by a volunteer management committee of ten who, individually, have a variety of skills and experience to match their roles. Our meetings currently take place virtually every fortnight.
We are looking for someone who has sound experience of the third sector and can bring out the best in our committee by steering the meetings constructively and effectively. The following list describes the tasks required:
Our Business Development Manager (BDM) is off to pastures new and we are seeking someone with real passion to make a difference to our community. Reporting to the Board, the BDM is the most senior member of staff responsible for the viability of the Whiteinch Centre, a vibrant community hub, and for delivery of its services.
The successful candidate will be able to source and apply for appropriate funding, will be able to develop and manage monitoring and evaluation procedures, will have marketing experience and be an effective budget manager.
If you can…
… then you could be the new Managerof Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh.
Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh is an established charity offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community.
We are recruiting an experienced professional to direct the day-to-day management of the charity and to work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to ensure effective strategic management and the ongoing development of the scheme.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to experience of working with children and families, volunteers and partnership agencies. Experience of leading a project to successful outcomes is essential. Last year 113 families including 181 children were supported by a team of 42 volunteers.
Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh is committed to equality and diversity and to safe recruitment practice. The post involves regulated work with children and/or protected adults. PVG Scheme registration is essential.
Tweeddale Youth Action (TYA) is the lead organisation for youth-work provision in Tweeddale. We offer 10-25 year-old young people living in Peebles, Innerleithen and the surrounding areas, a safe alternative to hanging around bus stops and street corners. Through our youth clubs in Peebles and Innerleithen we aim to provide relevant and meaningful activities in a fun and secure environment.
As Tweeddale Youth Action’s Senior Youth Worker you will lead and support TYA’s Youth Workers in planning, delivering and evaluating meaningful activities and group work that respond to young people’s needs. You will share best practice with the team, leading through example as well as demonstrating your understanding of theme-based group work which will help to inform age-appropriate inputs that positively influence young people’s health and well-being.
You will work alongside TYA’s Manager in giving regular support and supervision across the staff team and ensuring staff have access to any relevant training.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.