Reporting directly to the Befriending Programme Manager, the part-time Volunteer Coordinator will be working closely with the ESOL Coordinator, 'Welcoming a Greener Future' (WAGF)team, and other Project Coordinators to ensure best volunteer management practices across the association.
Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.
Foundation Scotland [FS] is part of a global network of 1,800 community foundations which encourage and manage philanthropy and other independent funding, and which strengthen voluntary and community sectors where they operate. A quality accredited and independent registered charity, FS is the only community foundation in Scotland. With a national role, and with a local reach, we enable independent funding to improve the lives of individuals and communities.
Assessment of applications for funding is a core activity in the Foundation. The range of programmes managed leads to some differences, such as in the purpose of funding, and size and duration of funding awards. The number and range of funds we operate have grown significantly. In one area of the Foundation we received 1500 applications in a year, carried out over 500 assessments, and made awards of between £2,000 and £50,000.
To help process the volume of grants, in recent years we have recruited several freelance assessors to help manage the workload in this area. Freelance assessors deliver an important function, contributing to the efficient and effective running of the Foundation and, ultimately, contributing to greater impact across Scotland’s communities.
As our work continues to grow, we are seeking a coordinator to assist in the administration, development and training of freelance assessors. We also see the role taking on some assessment workload to support our work and, importantly, to identify and recommend potential improvements to our process and grant making policies across the organisation.
Purposes of the Role
Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the role covers the following purposes.
The benefits of working for us
In addition to a sense of fulfillment and an opportunity to meet a wide range of people, FS offers the following benefits.
The post is fixed term for one year and is graded at level 3 (of 10 grades) at point 5 (of 5 points), with a salary of £27,458. This salary point reflects the organisational need for a fully competent role-holder to join, with the required experience to deliver the role on joining.
Due to current situation with coronavirus, the job location will be based at home for the time being. When it is safe to return to an office working environment, there is the option to either work at the Glasgow or Edinburgh office.
SDF has been building its e-learning capacity now for several years, building a range of well used packages to support other workstreams and on commission. With the advent of COVID-19, there has been a massive increase in the use of the e-learning provision, alongside a significant increase in the demand to create further packages. This demand arises from an increase in the use of blended learning, incorporating elements of e-learning into broader packages, and more directly commissioned elements. As a result of this, this post has been created to support the E-Learning Development Officer to develop more courses.
The post holder will support the development of SDF’s e-learning provision on a day-to-day basis and liaise with colleagues to develop content and make recommendations for longer term development. Key skills include a general understanding of design accessibility, good principles and practice in e-learning development and design; as well as excellent communication skills and ability to write effectively and communicate complex information simply.
SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions. This post is offered on a 35hr working week, with flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.
For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact Richard Bloodworth via email on firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.
Other requirements: Full, clean UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle is essential. Some evening and weekend work is expected for this post.
Office Base: Sacro Motherwell office, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott St, Motherwell, ML1 1SX
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. The RSE is continuing on its journey of change to enhance its impact and reach and has an exciting opportunity for a marketing officer to support the development and lead on the delivery of the RSE’s marketing activities.
Working closely with, and reporting to, the Head of Communications, your key responsibilities in this role will be to develop and lead on the marketing for the RSE programmes relating to Enterprise Fellowships (60%), Research Awards and Public Engagement activities (40%). You will be required to:
· Plan and deliver marketing activities for the Enterprise Fellowship programmes, Public Engagement events (online and physical) and Research Awards activities
· Engage with internal and external stakeholders and contractors to raise RSE profile
· Maintain communication planning systems to manage trafficking and delivery
· Produce reports for marketing and other activity
· Prepare copy for range of internal and external publications
What we are expecting from you
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in leading and managing high quality marketing campaigns, excellent written and oral communication skills to engage with people in a creative and interactive way, excellent organisational skills and experience of working within a similar environment.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Simpson, Head of Communications by email email@example.com
Reporting directly to the Director of the Association, this role is responsible for maintaining, developing and delivering the Association’s, communications and social media strategies and activities.
Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.
Birthlink is a small well established Edinburgh based charity which supports adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection. Birthlink holds the Adoption Contact Register (ACR) for Scotland, working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities. We are also working in Partnership with Future Pathways, an organisation set up by the Scottish Government as a direct result of the Scottish Abuse Enquiry. Birthlink works with survivors to access their records and offer a range of supports thereafter.
Birthlink is at an exciting stage of development and is looking to recruit additional new Directors/Trustees experienced in the areas of: fundraising; secretarial/administrative work; adoption. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who has been a user of Birthlink’s services and anyone interested in applying for their first trusteeship.
Birthlink will arrange induction training for successful applicants about the responsibilities of Directors/Trustees on the Boards of charitable organisations.
The STUC is seeking to recruit a Development Officer for Scottish Union Learning in the Highlands and Islands. This post is fixed-term to 31 March 2021 with a possible one-year extension on confirmation of funding. The SUL H&I office is based in Inverness; however, remote working will be considered. Secondments will also be considered.
The Development Officer (H&I) will develop and manage strong and relevant networks of trade unions, partners and learning providers to support trade union-led learning in the Highlands and Islands. This post will be line-managed by the Director of Scottish Union Learning.
Candidates will have a commitment to trade union values and have knowledge of the work unions do in relation to learning and skills. Candidates should also have a good knowledge of Scotland’s learning environment and an enthusiastic belief in learning as a key to prosperity for employees and the economy.
Do you want to support pet owners who are homeless or in housing crisis?
We are recruiting for a new position which will involve working with colleagues within the homeless and housing (voluntary and statutory), animal welfare and veterinary sectors across Scotland to develop and deliver a targeted regional strategy that will increase accommodation and support options for homeless pet owners and help homelessness services to become pet friendly.
This 12-month fixed term unique post is funded by Dogs Trust and the Simon Community to make a difference to the lives of homeless dog owners and their pets across Scotland. As experts in their sectors, these charities have come together with the aim of increasing accommodation and support options for homeless dog owners, by supporting voluntary and statutory homelessness services across Scotland. This post is managed and delivered by Dogs Trust, but the post-holder will be expected to work closely with our Simon Community colleagues and other key established contacts in Scotland.
The bases for this project are Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth and will require the post-holder to be flexible and ‘hot-desk’ across Dogs Trust and Simon Community offices in these areas.
The role is 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (with a requirement to undertake occasional out of hours working; such as attending events and meetings during the evenings or weekends).
Access to a vehicle for work purposes and the willingness to travel across Scotland as needed is essential. This may also include occasional overnight stays.
Please note - a criminal records check through Disclosure Scotland will be required for this role.