BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The Head of Communications at Mary's Meals will raise awareness of our work within the UK to attract new supporters, develop relationships with existing supporters, and to ensure the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all communications activities. Responsible for managing the communications team, which may also include volunteers.
Reporting to the director of communications, you will be comfortable working at a senior level to achieve success and will be experienced at managing relationships at all levels. The communications team lead on mass marketing activities (including campaigns) and the supporter engagement team focus on building personal and local relationships, to ensure as many people as possible can hear about and engage with our work. It will be important to develop good working relationships with the head of grassroots engagement and the head of major giving and partnerships, in particular.
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
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Our mission is simple: to get New Scots (refugees/asylum seekers) cycling! We are a community of cyclists, New Scots, mechanics, volunteers and people passionate about community development and making a difference. We collect donations of second-hand bikes, fix them together at our workshop/s, and then gift them to New Scots alongside resources, support and signposting. We have gifted over 1,000 bikes to date. A proportion of the bikes that we receive are sold to the public to generate income for the charity and ensure our long-term sustainability - this and trading more generally is an area that we wish to grow and develop.
This position is required to coordinate our service delivery as we grow bike donations, distributions, income activities and sales. We are looking for someone who can help us to promote our values, deliver our charitable aims, explore new and safe ways of working post-covid, and sustain our commitment to support New Scots.
Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) is a charity going through a period of growth and transition as we address increased demand for our services and explore new ways of working and delivering our activities within the context of Covid-19. This will be an essential part of the role- our workshops In Glasgow and Edinburgh have been temporarily suspended since lockdown due to coronavirus risk whilst our waiting list for bikes has continued to grow. In Glasgow we will be seeking to identify new and larger premises (funding dependent) that enable us to deliver our activities whilst we keep staff, volunteers and service users safe. You will have a lead role in supporting this transition and identifying and implementing new and creative ways to get New Scots cycling.
This role is responsible for coordinating and managing service delivery for Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) and its two community Hubs in the West and East of Scotland. Supported by the board of directors you will work on a variety of projects including volunteer support and coordination; bike collections, repairs and distributions, and special projects and activities. The post holder will be expected to maintain a good working knowledge of Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) programmes, policies and procedures, and maintain good working relationships with a variety of external stakeholders and partners.
If you are passionate about bikes and cycling and have an interest in community development and supporting vulnerable groups, then this could be the job for you.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning.
The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets. The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work within HTSI and directly with to deliver training and support for skills planning and development.
The post will be responsible for writing, delivering and evaluating training needs across the Highlands. This will include adapting training materials for eLearning. Additionally, they will also work on a one to one basis with organisations, specifically though not exclusively within the Inner Moray Firth, to put in place skills development and monitoring processes and to deliver training within organisations as required.
They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
Background:The Coupar Angus Cycling Hub is here to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes. For the past 5 years we have been promoting the use of active travel for various reasons. One of our main objectives is to reduce peoples carbon footprint by encouraging more journeys to be done by bike and on foot. This exciting new role at the Hub will help us to increase the awareness of active travel opportunities and facilities available to people locally that will encourage people out of the car and use active travel in their day to day lives.
The active travel coordinator will engage with people who commute to and
from Coupar Angus for work. The aim of the project will be to increase active travel levels for commuting. The role will involve establishing connections with local businesses then offering active travel training programmes for staff throughout the year. In conjunction to this, active travel challenges will be designed and run. They will work alongside the cycling development
officer to run an active travel festival and develop a business festival legacy partnership.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
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.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for Support Worker 2’s based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life.
As a support worker you will establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills.
You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies. You will also have experience working as a key worker for a minimum of two years and be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.
You will be working within a small team of support workers, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.
We are seeking a suitably skilled and motivated person to develop and deliver an innovative community engagement project that will ensure as many people as possible, particularly those experiencing disadvantage and inequality, have a say in shaping future services as we move out of lockdown and focus on the renew agenda. In addition, you will develop programmes and mechanisms to contribute the views of the community to Locality Plans, which will be the focus of future activity for The Orkney Partnership Board.
Applicants will have an understanding of different community engagement approaches and techniques, excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills and the ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with a range of people and organisations.