This post is funded by Glasgow HSCP to ensure that the voluntary / third sector in Glasgow is involved in the development of new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s people. This will include understanding issues, designing and testing new approaches, building collaborations for change and evaluating impact. The post-holder will have a key role in building the relationship and developing understanding between the public and voluntary sector in the city.
The post-holder will have to manage a complex set of relationships and agendas. The public and voluntary sector share a strong desire to improve outcomes in the city but have different cultures and challenges. Success in this post will be measured by the extent to which health and social care services are designed and delivered collaboratively across agencies (regardless of sector) and with communities.
Volunteer Scotland leads in developing new ways to grow and enhance volunteering in Scotland by providing advice and resources to volunteer involving organisations of all sizes and connecting Scotland’s people with volunteering opportunities.
Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer a very flexible approach to working patterns.
We offer various benefits including 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards personal learning of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.
We are looking for a Research and Evaluation Officer to provide maternity cover.
This role has a specific focus on the evaluation responsibilities in the ‘Research and Evaluation Officer’ role profile, with more limited engagement on research. Reporting to the Strategic Performance Manager, you will focus primarily on the evaluation of Volunteer Scotland’s projects and services (including data gathering, analysis and reporting), and contribute to the wider Volunteer Scotland research programme by carrying out research and data analysis which meets the needs of volunteering-related policy and practice communities.
You will support evaluation and impact assessment projects undertaken by Volunteer Scotland for funders and other external clients. In addition, you will be required to identify opportunities and help facilitate the exchange of knowledge between practice, public policy and research and evaluation communities. You will also organise and facilitate internal Volunteer Scotland Seminars and research events and assist the Strategic Performance Manager to co-deliver impact focused learning and development initiatives.
The New Buddies Network Officer, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will lead our programme and will act as a social advocate for Renfrewshire’s minority groups. The officer will deliver a programme which will reduce isolation in our ethnic minority communities and improve the wellbeing of participants by increasing access to learning resources and reducing the barriers to social opportunities that have been described clearly by our target communities. The New Buddies Officer will lead an approach that amongst its aims will contain a commitment to sustaining a strong local advocacy role by encouraging participants to act as local advocates for their growing communities themselves.
Our New Buddies Network Officer will be aware of the needs to empower participants to build their skills and knowledge as well as share their collective experiences, which in turn will lead to a reduction in isolation levels reported by Renfrewshire’s ethnic minority groups and increased levels of wellbeing for all.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
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.
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