Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s first opened its doors in 1977. Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians annually, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. We currently have the following opportunity:
Are you dynamic, enthusiastic and capable?
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?
We’re looking for a creative and passionate Volunteer Services Manager to join St Columba’s Hospice Care, as we roll out our exciting strategy, expanding our end of life care services to the Edinburgh & Lothians community. Volunteering is critical to the success of St Columba’s. We value the unique role that volunteers play in all parts of the organisation and believe that the skills and experiences of volunteers help St Columba’s to deliver a high quality of care to our patients, their families and loved ones.
Volunteers enhance and enrich the work of our staff and allow St Columba’s to develop strong
links with communities which raises awareness of St Columba’s and of the care and support that we provide. We are looking for someone dynamic, enthusiastic and capable to:
Are you a confident and experienced marketer looking for an exciting new role?
The Communications and Marketing Manager is a new role to grow and develop SCVO’s communications and marketing team. We’ve got big plans to ramp up our membership marketing to help current members make more use of the benefits that membership offers, and to help us recruit and support lots of new members too. We also want to take a more proactive and coordinated approach to marketing our services, so we can generate precious income to help us support the sector even more.
It’s a small team with a big remit, so we’re looking for a great people manager with marvellous marketing skills to help us shine. You will lead the team and work with colleagues across SCVO to help achieve SCVO’s ambition to support Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector.
SCVO staff are currently working from home. When our offices reopen, this post could be based from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness
About St John Scotland
St John Scotland is a Scottish charity focused on developing community health resilience in order to save lives across Scotland. Most of our service in Scotland is delivered by volunteers across 12 Local Area Committees.
We have a proud history of providing and supporting lifesaving services in Scotland, both through our dedicated volunteers and by working alongside other organisations. However, following a recent strategic review, we recognise that St John Scotland is not well known in Scotland, and that we need to develop and strengthen our four existing core services to have a consistently positive impact across the country.
We are ambitious to build a sustainable future in which St John Scotland is a well-recognised and effective Scottish charity developing community health resilience through active local volunteers and collaborative working.
About the role
The Service Development Manager will lead a new team of Development Officers supporting our local volunteers to develop and deliver services in their local communities. The focus of activity is on our core services (Patient Transport, Public Access Defibrillators, CPR Training and Community First Responders) in order to build and consolidate the identity of St John Scotland nationally and in local communities.
The focus of the role will be:
• Developing and managing our core services at a national level, ensuring effective budgeting, planning, and reporting. This is very much a collaborative process, working with Area Teams, the Board, and partners to determine what is achievable and desirable in each Area in contributing to overall strategic objectives
• Building the capacity and enthusiasm of volunteer teams to deliver outcomes, ensuring that all of our volunteers feel recognised, supported and enabled
• Managing and developing a team of up to four part-time Development Officers (to be recruited summer 2021) who will be based remotely in different areas of Scotland, to support the Areas in delivering charitable services.
• Contributing to the continuous improvement of our charitable services by encouraging and enabling collaboration across Area Teams, ensuring effective governance arrangements are in place for all services, and working alongside partner organisations to develop best practice in service development and delivery.
Qualifications / Education
o Higher Education with evidence of ongoing professional development.
o Working with volunteers and staff in a leadership role within a decentralised organisation to deliver specific outcomes.
o Community engagement to initiate projects, develop, deliver, and demonstrate impact.
o Developing effective partnerships, collaborative working arrangements and/or service agreements with multiple organisations which demonstrate contribution to overall objectives.
o Managing a programme/ multiple projects, event planning and administration reporting to senior management / Board level.
o Experience directly relevant to any of our core services is highly desirable
Knowledge and Skills
o Ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, colleagues, and partners to develop and deliver services.
o Knowledge of governance and operational requirements of working within the Charity sector.
o An awareness of community health resilience and equalities issues is desirable
o Holding a First Aid or similar qualification is desirable. A willingness to undertake a relevant qualification is essential.
o Excellent IT skills, including experience of using the full Microsoft Office suite with a particular focus on communication within a decentralised organisation.
o Able to demonstrate leadership combined with a willingness to work alongside volunteers to support them and their activity, to empower others and work collaboratively.
o Highly motivated and resilient. Able to use initiative, demonstrate discretion, sound judgement and effective decision-making ability.
o Excellent communication skills such that you can communicate effectively with people and groups from primary school children to Board Members
o Flexibility and adaptability
o Accuracy and attention to detail
o Clean UK driving license and a willingness to travel on charitable business and work flexibly to enable effective engagement with our volunteer teams across Scotland.
We seek a part-time Befriending Coordinator to market and deliver our well-established befriending service in the Fife area to adults and older people who are socially isolated, lonely or disconnected as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances.
The successful applicant will be committed to:
1)Engaging and supporting disabled adults and older people to overcome key barriers to participation and to undertake a range of befriending activities as defined by them to connect them with their communities to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
2)Being an active member of the Lead Scotland team as we seek to expand and develop our befriending services in the South of Scotland over the next three years.
You will be responsible for:
1)Provision of a befriending service for disabled adults and older people to agreed targets as defined by our funder.
2)Recruiting, supporting and developing a bank of volunteer befrienders and matching individuals for one-to-one support.
3)Working in partnership with a range of organisations, particularly third sector and statutory bodies.
Experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage, as would a track record of experience in community development and support.
This post will suit those that are passionate about supporting others, who have excellent communication skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
You must be enthusiastic with excellent organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting disabled people with a range of barriers, and of working one-to-one with individuals. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential to travel to homes and communities across the seven main localities of Fife.
This post is home-based in Fife and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.
Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this on your covering letter. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats. Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Please complete our anonymous equal opportunities form to help us ensure we are attracting a broad range of candidates.
This is a great opportunity to make an impact and show what you can do!
If you can enthuse, excite and motivate people about our work in mental health and have experience of achieving community or individual giving fundraising targets and recruiting / managing volunteers and supporters, please get in touch!
Health in Mind is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all communities, particularly from black and minority ethnic communities, currently under-represented within Health in Mind. We are also a flexible working employer, so if you’d like to request part-time or job sharing, let us know.
Changes believe in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes are here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, healthy living activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.
Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provide support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate seeking a challenge to join our busy, friendly and supportive team. The postholder will lead on the development and delivery of Changes Groups, Courses, and Volunteer Project. The role includes line management of a small team of staff and will include sourcing and liaising with freelance workers. The postholder will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of activities and lead on new developments based on identified needs.
The role will include some facilitation of groups/courses as is the case for all staff. Community engagement and partnership building will be a key aspect of this role.
The appointment of a Project Development Coordinator comes at a time of development for our team and the postholder will be a part of this exciting change as we venture into some new avenues. We anticipate the role will evolve over time. Volunteer Coordination, including recruitment and support and supervision of volunteers will initially be a key focus, though as the role progresses, we aim to secure funding to appoint a Volunteer Coordinator.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people throughout the region.
Since its establishment in 1985, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by volunteers and staff members. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquiries each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns and complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Volunteer Training and Development Officer to develop our volunteer capability post-COVID. The role will involve working closely with the Operations Manager to explore opportunities for our traditional face to face advice service, as well as identifying a new volunteering strategy for our multi-channel service.
The successful candidate should have a proven track record in developing and delivering training sessions. Applicants should be adaptable, flexible and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Committed and supportive to the needs and skills of others, you will be able to work both on your own initiative as well as part of a team. You should have the ability to build and maintain relationships both within the organisation and with external partners. The successful candidate shall have the ability to inspire others about our service and thrive on helping us to build a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers.
We are looking for an experienced and committed Manager for Threehills, our brand new Community Hub opening in Nitshill this Summer. Threehills will include a shopping area, a community café and an advice hub. It will provide immediate financial relief for households on low incomes, by improving their access to affordable, nutritious food, while addressing some of the underlying issues which may have left them vulnerable to hunger and food insecurity.
The role of Manager will be key to the success of the work of Threehills. The ideal candidate may come from a retail or catering management background, or may have experience in community development work. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the values and aims of Threehills and will be enthusiastic about leading a team of staff, volunteers and Kickstart trainees. At Threehills we love working in partnership so the ability to work well with staff from other agencies is essential.
Cancer Support Scotland is looking for a motivated, committed and highly organised individual who will join our team as Volunteer & Services Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for all volunteer recruitment, induction, training, ongoing support, activities, along with the design and dissemination of volunteer newsletters and policies as well and supporting our here for You programme. The Volunteer & Services Coordinator will be key in supporting our service volunteers across the country.
The Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2years+ experience of managing/ supporting volunteers in a similar role, with experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers as well as Student placements, as well as Sound knowledge of relevant policy and procedures for volunteering roles.
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
This role will work to strengthen the Presbytery of Abernethy’s outreach by developing Fresh Expressions of Church in the South end of the Presbytery. The postholder will work alongside the four parish ministers, Kirk Sessions and congregation to develop fresh expressions of church, pulling on the work already being done and taking the church to the people who live, work and play in the area.