We are looking for a highly motivated, person-focused individual to join the team at Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA).
The main aim of the Citizen Advocacy Project is to support people aged 26+ years living in Angus to have their voice heard and develop social connections by matching them to another local person to act as their citizen advocate (voluntary).
This post is considered regulated work so is subject to membership of the PVG scheme. Ideally, candidates will have a degree (or equivalent), and a full driving licence is required. Pension and annual leave details are contained within the application pack.
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and are passionate about supporting parents to have their voice heard and taken into account, we would like to hear from you. AIA values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.
This is an exciting opportunity be part of our Ayrshire Supporting Families Team working alongside communities, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes for all.
As a team, we offer early help to children and families who are experiencing emotional distress and difficulties. The service we provide is tailored to meet the needs of children and families. We recognise and value the importance of how we engage with the communities that we work in and want to ensure that this remains a theme in how our services grow and develop.
Our aim is to work with individuals and organisations within communities across Ayrshire with a focus of identifying community assets, community based challenges, gaps in provision for support, and to co-produce methods and provisions to address gaps and challenges.
The children, young people and families that we support can often be trying to cope with issues such as bullying, social isolation, pressures to achieve, anxiety and trauma which can lead to a range of difficulties: poor mental health and wellbeing, self harm, family and peer relationship breakdown and increased vulnerabilities.
Our role is to address the impact these difficulties have on the daily lives of children by delivering a programme of activities and engagement events that support the empowerment of local communities to better protect and support children and families. The availability of the service is flexible to when support is needed, including daytime, evenings and at the weekends.
If you have experience of managing volunteers within a community engagement or development role and have a Degree/Diploma in Community Education or other relevant qualification (e.g. Social Work) then… we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until March 2021 with likely continuation of funding until October 2021
Established in 2013, the Peeblesshire Foodbank has enjoyed strong community support in its provision of emergency food parcels for those in need.
Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Development Manager will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and will lead on an ambitious development agenda. This will include widening the role of volunteers and developing relationships with external organisations to offer new support services to clients, policy development and implementation, and fundraising through community initiatives and grant funding.
Candidates should have management or supervisory experience, be self-motivated, with good communication and IT skills.
We are looking for someone who has experience of managing a team and can demonstrate how they have empowered and motivated that team beyond expectations. With the added experience of being able to recruit and develop a diverse team, in particular volunteers, you may be exactly what we are looking for.
Your role will be varied and will challenge you, but will provide you with stimulating and satisfying work. Our Community Shop Managers do not have a typical day and that's because they are continually seeking different opportunities to engage with the local community and increase their shops contribution to Shelter's cause. This could be through local community links, such as with other retailers, schools, churches or the local food bank.
You will develop and encourage your own and your team's interest and passion in merchandising the shop to attract those customers and donors through the door as well as continually developing your own and your team's knowledge of who Shelter are and what we do.
It goes without saying that your volunteers, under your leadership, will run an exceptional shop that will raise as much money as possible for Shelter's work.
How do I demonstrate I am who you are looking for?
You will need to address and provide examples of the following in your application and at interview:
How do we describe our Community Shop Managers?
If we were to describe our Community Shop Managers in 4 key words, they would be Confident, Inspiring, Enterprising and Influential. Our Community Shop Managers are happy to roll up their sleeves and lead by example and their aim is to develop and empower their team.
At Shelter we value our people and the skills and expertise they can bring to their role to help further Shelter's cause. As a Community Shop Manager, how you manage people is the most important skill we are looking for and it will be critical to your success in this role.
How is this all possible?
It's simple, with a strong, motivated and committed volunteer shop team behind you, anything is possible!
What are the benefits?
We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity and paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
We are an award winning, community-led organisation in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place.
This is a pivotal role, with overall responsibility for the development, operations and sustainability of Bridgend Farmhouse’s community facing activities, volunteering and external partnerships. Bridgend Farmhouse is relatively young as a fully constituted and staffed organisation, but has its origins in community development activities dating back over ten years. We are looking for someone to lead the organisation in the next crucial stage of its development as we seek to diversify our sources of funding and increase the impact we achieve in our Area of Benefit. We need a highly organised, resilient self-starter for this challenging but very rewarding role.
To apply it is essential that you have a recognised qualification in community education, community development and/or management/leadership. You will have a strong track record of operational and project management in a comparable setting, and be competent and confident in managing budgets and financial performance. You will have excellent people management skills and a record of creating strong working partnerships with organisations, community groups and volunteers. Experience of working to a board of voluntary directors and of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on outcomes is also essential.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
We see Scotland as a welcoming place where non-native English speakers have the language skills and confidence to live fulfilling lives.
We provide accessible and relevant ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learning opportunities for adults, supporting integration, employability and personal development.
We support ESOL practitioners and learners to have their views heard.
We welcome all non-native English speakers, including asylum seekers, refugees, economic migrants and members of settled communities.
Digital ESOL development coordinator
Due to Covid -19 all our ESOL classes are being delivered online. We strive for these to be accessible to all ESOL learners, including those facing digital barriers. This role will develop Glasgow ESOL Forum’s capacity for digital inclusion and support our learners to continue to learn ESOL remotely.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of teaching ESOL to develop our capacity to reach digitally excluded ESOL learners. Your role will be to support the organisation by identifying, developing and distributing resources and equipment to support online ESOL learning. Your experience will develop the organisation’s capacity and strategy in digital inclusion by working with the staff team, learners, volunteers and maintaining and developing good working relationships with external partners.
We are looking for a motivated and highly organised individual for the role of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing day to day activity in our sorting hub in Shawlands, supporting and training staff, maintaining high safety and operational standards and overseeing our partnership and volunteer programmes.
Our sorting hub in Shawlands processes and prepares textile donations which makes up around 75% of the donations we receive. This includes clothing, shoes, bedding, nappies, maternity wear, outerwear, bibs, hats and swimwear to name a few! Each individual item must be checked to Revolve standards, recorded and prepared for distribution to our shop, online shop or through our partnership programme. Our small team processes and prepares thousands of individual items every week.
Our partnership programme, led by our partnership officer, distributes around 70 packs every month to families across Glasgow, using items processed in our sorting hub. Our volunteer programme, led by our volunteer coordinator, supports a team of volunteers working across all areas of the organisation. The Operations manager oversees both of these programmes too. The post holder will be self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently with
enthusiasm to succeed. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate
effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.
The post holder will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload with multiple priorities and feel confident leading and managing a small team. You will have an eye for detail as well as being able to contribute to the development and delivery of the bigger vision and ambitions of the organisation.
A Role Description is available for download below.
Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people across Scotland to take on the volunteer role of Depute Area Convener. Depute Area Conveners play a key role by supporting the local Area Convener in the leadership of local volunteers.
What will you be doing?
Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers to recruit, select, quality assure and manage concerns or complaints in your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on and implementing national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people and improving their outcomes and experiences; able to lead and be part of a team; a strong communicator. You should also be familiar with working with volunteers and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos of the children’s hearings system.
Where should you be based?
We are looking for Depute Area Conveners in East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.
Exciting Opportunity to be involved in the leadership and development of St Rollox Community Outreach Project.
We are recruiting for a Project Manager for our community outreach project serving asylum seekers, refugees and the community of Sighthill.
Main Purpose of Post:
Your task is to lead and develop, through St Rollox Church, the provision of support and services to Refugees, Asylum seekers and local residents in North Glasgow. You will lead and coordinate the volunteer team, giving them focus, inspiration, training and support. You will ensure the smooth day to day running of the Project and also envision and deliver future activities.