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SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
DRC Generations is a Mentor, Transition and Support Service established initially in 2006 as the Dumbarton Road Corridor (DRC) Addiction Forum, changing our name to DRC (just DRC) Generations in 2012, based in Scotstoun operating mainly within NW Glasgow delivering a successful programme of Peer Education through Mentoring and Buddying, generic Youth work and Family (Community) Support.
The post requires the successful candidate to work within an established programme of Peer led activities including Youth Work and Peer Education, supporting young people to achieve appropriate accreditation for their involvement and participation.
As the Youth/Buddy Support Assistant you will be assisting the Managing Director with the Buddy Mentoring Programme and Generic youth Work this will include supporting our Buddy Mentors/Trainers with recruitment, training, and accreditation of new Buddies, both face to face and online through zoom.
Working with our youth group providing youth activities indoor and outdoor working with a range of partners operating with Northwest Glasgow.
The post requires someone who is flexible, highly motivated and works well on their own and as part of a team. An understanding of youth work, non-judgemental with an excepting open attitude towards young people. The successful candidate with be assisting and supporting staff, young people, and volunteers with the ongoing development of Youth, Buddy Mentor Programme and Intergenerational work and will require PVG enhance Disclosure Check.
Accountability: Managing Director
The Development Officer – Community Ownership role will support the development and sustainability of the local third sector by providing tailored organisational development support through a place based approach including governance, funding, socially enterprising activity, business planning, volunteering management and community leadership to create strong infrastructures to enable and empower third sector groups and organisations to take forward their aspirations of community ownership and community asset transfer.
Vintage Vibes is an amazing city-wide charitable partnership between two longstanding Edinburgh charities, Space and LifeCare. We’re on the lookout for 12 months maternity cover for one of our Friendships Coordinators to help us tackle loneliness in the city’s older people through creating fantastic friendships.
POSITION: Friendships Coordinator - Vintage Vibes
RESPONSIBLE TO: Operations Manager – Vintage Vibes
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Edinburgh is the loneliest city in the UK for older people. Vintage Vibes is an award-winning partnership project that looks to change that. We put together volunteers with people over 60 (called our VIPs), who are matched based on shared interests, to tackle isolation and loneliness through creating long-lasting friendships.
As a Friendships Coordinator you will:
We’re really proud of the impact we’ve already had on behalf of people affected by blood cancer, and our fundraising strategy seeks to grow our income to help us achieving our mission of beating blood cancer within a generation. The Regional Relationships Team plays a pivotal role in this income growth and the Regional Relationships Manager will be responsible for significantly growing income across their region.
You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with our current network of regional fundraising volunteers as well growing our volunteer and community group network to help drive income growth across the region and ensure the Regional Relationships Team can achieve its strategic objectives.
This is a homebased role and you will be expected to travel across Scotland, therefore you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle insured for business use.
Established over 80 years ago, Youth 1st is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth workers, volunteers and young people in Fife.
Youth 1st provides services which increase the effectiveness and capacity of our members who engage with young people in the youth work sector in Fife. We support and empower youth workers, volunteers and organisations, leading to strong and resilient community-based youth work, which in turn will improve the life experiences and opportunities of young people.
We have an established membership consisting of a number of youth clubs, groups and organisations from throughout Fife. Most of our member groups are organised and run by volunteers.
Our highly experienced staff team offer support, advice, access to training and events to all our members across Fife. We are a valued Youth Work partner in both the Local and National Voluntary Youth Work Sectors and work closely with our partners in Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action and other agencies across Fife.
The B:activ project has two main themes, Health Promotion and Young Volunteer development. For us, health promotion is about getting young people more physically active as well as working on exciting projects with organisations such as NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Voluntary Action. Delivery of physical activity and games sessions forms a key part of our project and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people.
The other element of B:activ is young volunteer development and is about getting young people more involved in their local community. Whether this is helping out at their local youth club, volunteering at the food bank or building employability skills to help them get a job. This strand of the project involves delivery of fun and engaging sessions such as leadership awards and skills building sessions. It’s great to see young people develop during a leadership course and eventually feel confident enough to stand up in front of their peers and deliver a game.
You will be responsible for delivering key parts of the B:activ project and supporting Youth 1st member groups. Using a youth work approach, you will help young people build their confidence and encourage them to be more active in their communities.
This role is perfect for you if you are active, energetic and enthusiastic. You will love working with young people and enjoy building relationships with a wide range of people across Fife. You will be expected to co-ordinate and deliver face to face youth work sessions using a range of youth work tools. If you have knowledge of Sports/Physical Activity, Health Promotion, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Youth Awards, this would be a bonus.
If you are up for the challenge and would like to work with a fantastic team, we would love to hear from you! Your application will be a CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement must provide evidence of your experience working with young people and the various criteria outlined in the job description.
Do you want to play a key role at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives through volunteering? Volunteer Scotland has exciting and fulfilling opportunities for up to 3 Trustees including a Treasurer, to join our Board of Trustees.
We exist to help you make a difference through volunteering. Scotland, more than ever, needs us all to share in the nation’s common good. The potential to bring out the best in us has never been better and we’re supporting you by:
Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering; we receive funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:
Our Board of Trustees provides strategic direction, accountability and support
to the organisation. If you can contribute well-founded views on current, emerging and future volunteering issues then we want to hear from you.
Appointments are normally for an initial three year term with the opportunity to serve a second three year term. Although unpaid, becoming a Trustee offers great opportunities to network and influence the future of volunteering at all levels throughout Scotland and further afield.
Volunteer Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community as we wish to reflect the diverse communities we serve.
The Role of Treasurer
The Treasurer is a key role within our governance structure which aims to make a real difference to volunteers and volunteering in Scotland. You will contribute to the delivery of Volunteer Scotland’s strategy as a member of our Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC). As Treasurer, you will have oversight of the finance function, provide guidance on matters of finance and investments to the Trustees and work closely with other members of FARC and the Head of Corporate Services.
We are interested in applications from individuals who have a track record of financial management. You might be an accountant or experienced finance worker, with skills and knowledge developed through working or volunteering with another third sector organisation, or working in the public or private sector.
The Role of Trustee
The role of the Trustee is to support the organisation in achieving its overall aims and objectives and ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are robust, in-keeping with its aims and as a minimum meet the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation.
While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these qualities, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience:
Our Board of Trustees will meet at least 4 times per year (2 hour meetings in January, March, June, September) with an option for additional meetings if required. These are a combination of online and in-person meetings. (We will support accessibility requirements).
Trustees may be asked to join one of our Board Committees depending on their area of expertise and interest. Both Committees meet regularly prior to our Board meetings - our Finance, Audit & Risk Committee is chaired by our Treasurer, and our Governance Committee provides a strategic overview of Volunteer Scotland’s governance.
You will attend the Annual General Meeting (a half-day in November). You will also have the opportunity to attend further internal and external events for learning and collaboration.
How we will support you
You will be fully supported to undertake your role safely and effectively, including ongoing support, an annual review and regular check ins with the Chair of the Board. You will be given a full induction, including meetings with the Chair, CEO and other members of the Senior Leadership Team. There’s also an ongoing training and development programme, informed by an annual Board survey on areas Trustees would like to look at in more depth.
This role is integral to the ongoing success of Dress for Success Scotland. It is key to delivering our recently updated strategy and mission. It requires a self-starter who will work on their own initiative with minimal direction from the Board.
The Development & Operations Manager will drive the strategy as well as ensure the effective running of our day to day operations. This will include dealing with referral partners, clients, corporate partners, employees and volunteers.
Reporting to the Board
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.
By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.
You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.
[We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy Boutique store in Haddington, working 14.5hours per week usually over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.]
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
SCCAN is a sociocratic organisation that works through a decentralised structure, which disperses power and gives autonomy to those implementing different aspects of our work. SCCAN is a network that supports community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency, working for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland. We have a rapidly expanding membership of around 460 organisations, plus individuals.
Over the past 18 months, SCCAN has added 20 paid workers to our volunteer-led organisation. We are considering how best to develop our sociocratic structure and practice to ensure balance across our team which is now composed of paid workers and volunteers. This role is currently funded to end March 2024 with the expectation that the funding will be extended.
This is a new and exciting role which affords the opportunity for shaping and developing SCCAN as it continues to grow. As such, this role will contribute to SCCAN’s mission, values and purpose of supporting community-led action in Scotland to address the climate and nature emergency, providing expertise and guidance so that SCCAN are able to communicate effectively, with impact and meaning.
It offers the postholder excellent scope to develop and innovate, with greatopportunities for professional development.