Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
COVEY supports young people through their life challenges, and is seeking a dynamic team member who will enable us to support our volunteers in their befriending role, promote the volunteering experience and further enhance our expertise and influence in the field of befriending.
Your Character is our primary requirement as we believe that it is only through alignment to our core values that your competence will be effectively applied in COVEY. Our values of Passion, Innovation, Commitment, Openness and Respect form the basis of all we do as an organisation. We want someone who, by demonstrating those behaviours, will clearly contribute to what COVEY offers.
Just as important as character is that you have the required competence to be a key person to coordinate our befriending services, helping young people achieve their full potential.
It is essential that you have an understanding of volunteer management preferably with at least two years experience in that field. You will be very competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role. Confident in taking the initiative, you will have strong problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Ideally you will be educated to degree level however experience in this field will be taken into account.
Your character will come first – as good people make good organisations great – and we require a balanced, capable and passionate individual; able to work with volunteers and young people. You will need to quickly create mutual trust with your colleagues and our volunteers, being able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
It is essential that you are able to communicate respectfully and effectively with all stakeholders. You will be able to quickly establish rapport and build respectful, honest and trusted relationships, particularly with parents or main carers, and engage and involve the young people.
Key to the role will be the ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship.
You will be required to build strong relationships with referrers and partner agencies, and make valuable contribution to multi-agency meetings.
With strong planning and organisational skills you will be able to meet tight deadlines, having a proven ability to prioritise workloads, produce programs to ensure good outcomes are met and plan activities while working closely with the rest of the team.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure you will have the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation reports; able to input data accurately onto our systems and produce reports for funders.
A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation is essential.
The ideal person will be passionate and motivated to support young people, (some of whom will have additional needs). Having an understanding of family dynamics and the challenges that vulnerable families face you will be empathetic and non-judgemental. You will bring an enthusiasm to the role and have the ability to think ahead and be highly organised.
This post involves evening and possible weekend working; PVG check and car driver with access to own car essential (Mileage allowance given).
The purpose of this job is to provide local fresh produce to the community by way of a community shop.
You will work as part of a small team where you will be expected to support your colleagues and the organisation as a whole.
Your role is to ensure the smooth daily running of the shop and drive the growth of this community owned business. You will work alongside Cranhill Development Trusts Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and inspire a team of volunteers to provide a high quality customer experience. You will have an important role in helping achieve our sales targets and ensure our shop is a successful long-term business.
You will have experience of working in a similar environment that could be a social enterprise or community based project. You will have excellent communication and customer service skills, and be enthusiastic about sourcing and presenting produce to our customers.
You will manage a number of volunteers who work shifts in the shop. Your focus will be the shop finances and stock control and overall line management responsibilities. You will report directly to and be supported by CDT CEO. You will be committed to promoting the shop, bringing new and exciting ideas to this developing community business. This is a demanding and challenging role that requires the ability to manage a diverse range of responsibilities.
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh are looking to fill two Administration Assistant roles which support the running of the central functions of the Curia.
The first role supports the Safeguarding service with a focus on processing of PVG applications and related Safeguarding administration.
The second role supports the Chancery and the processing of marriage dispensations, statistical returns and sponsor licences.
You must be an experienced administrator with a high level of attention to detail; able to work with minimal supervision and on own initiative while maintaining confidentiality. Strong IT skills and an ability to prioritise work will be key to success in the role.
The roles are based at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our staff team to deliver on all aspects of a project for our charity.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, the national bereavement charity, will provide support to bereaved adults through an innovative project focused upon building community resilience. The project will allow participants the opportunity to form social and friendship networks which will in turn help with their wellbeing and combat factors such as loneliness.
The project in Fife has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund Improving Lives medium grant programme and aims to support 250 people across Fife.
The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the 4 existing friendship groups in Methil, Glenrothes and two in Kirkcaldy. This involves facilitation of the groups, recruiting volunteers to assist with the groups and liaising with the local community to promote the existence of the service,
Following from the successes of the existing groups in Fife, we have now secured further funding from the Scottish Government to set up a new group in Edinburgh. Therefore, the postholder will be required to create this new group and ensure effective delivery.
Candidates will require excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills to deliver on all aspects of this role. You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, partner agencies, funder and other key stakeholders.
The activities of the project will reduce isolation and loneliness of bereaved people, providing friendship groups that will share their experiences and support individuals develop confidence and help with individual well-being.
Patient Advisers will work with the three citizens advice bureaux in their local health board area and will also contribute to services provided throughout Scotland via a national PASS telephone advice line and by e mail and webchat via the national PASS website. The Patient Adviser will provide direct advice and information to clients; support bureaux volunteers to deliver information and advice relevant to the service; produce performance and monitoring reports; assist with the marketing and promotion of the service; and liaise with external organisations in order to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of PASS.
The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act was passed in February 2011. The Act created the Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) to promote awareness of patient rights and responsibilities, and provide advice and support to those wishing to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints about NHS care received.
Responsible to: Manager, Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau
International Voluntary Service (IVS) is a peace organisation working for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world. We are a leading charity which has existed since 1931, involving volunteers in international exchanges at home and abroad.
Over the past two years we have undertaken a review of our projects here in the UK and overseas and we are now looking to recruit an administrator to support the long-term development of our volunteering programmes. The post holder will support the team to carry out the administrative aspects of volunteer management on both short-term and long-term international volunteering projects. The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, reliable and with strong attention to detail.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Peer Support Scotland is a new kind of service for people living with Hepatitis C and/or HIV, made possible by the Big Lottery Fund. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, motivated and reliable person to join our small team of Living Well Specialists. You will be responsible for the recruitment, development and management of volunteers and peer advocates to help us deliver our unique programme of activities, including groupwork, one to one support, welfare rights advice and training opportunities.
A Job Description is available for download below.