Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E), the social enterprise established by Cycling Scotland, delivers infrastructure for walking, cycling and wheeling across Scotland.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed engineer who would like to work in transportation, active travel and community engagement to head up the TP&E team and help accelerate the current increase in cycling levels.
Reporting to the TP&E Board, the Head of TP&E leads and manages the work of the social enterprise, including business planning and development, client relationships and overseeing the delivery of projects by the team, helping achieve TP&E’s mission. If you’re an engineer, or other suitably qualified individual, looking for a challenge with social and environmental aims we’d love to hear from you.
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The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.
The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.
The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.
The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.
LSA was founded and continues to operate as a charity aiming to encourage and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances. Our Charitable Activities include an Assisted Places Scheme; Community Classes; Graduate Residency programme; and Schools Outreach Project. These activities open the door to many for whom the opportunity to learn about, and practise art, would otherwise be beyond reach.
As Fundraising & Development Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Principal and the Business Manager. You will also be working closely with the administrative team at LSA, and key in engaging staff to become invested in fundraising. Initially your focus will be on:
Your contribution will align with the overall vision, strategy and development of LSA, which is being driven by the senior management team and Board of Directors.
This will translate into development of current and new income streams, increase in voluntary income, securing new and effective partnerships which is key in today’s competitive fundraising climate, and maintaining and building relationships with our valued supporters.
This is a challenging and rewarding role with the prospect to make a real and lasting contribution to the future of Leith School of Art.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to complement the work of our support teams by ensuring the security of the building through observation and checks, maintaining health, safety and hygiene standards and following procedures such as for financial transactions, admissions and leavers, housing benefit, incident reports and building repairs reports.
You should have sound literacy and numeracy skills and experience of dealing with challenging behaviour. Other essentials include: experience of team working; good verbal communication; the ability to interact with people in an appropriate and positive way; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
The service accommodates and supports people aged 16 and over who are homeless. Housing Assistants manage the accommodated buildings 24/7 and provide a contact point for service users who may need some assistance or guidance where required, this involves lone working.
Typical length of shifts are 8 hours from 21:00 – 05:00 over a 4 week rolling rota.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
The WHALE Arts Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.
Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.
Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.
The Miracle Foundation is a charity for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma. We are looking for a technically minded individual to help with everyday administration work as well as budget planning for our growing organisation. This is an opportunity to join an established and knowledgeable team, working in a varied role that will encompass both accounts and general administration duties.
Duties will include:
Skills and experience:
The post is funded for 2 years and is subject to securing additional funding after this time.
Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.
About the job: Your job is to build tenant power in order to challenge landlords collectively, not only bringing victories to members but also building a system that puts people before profit. The role will entail organising outreach events (door-knocking in blocks of flats, street stalls, community meetings), recruiting members, supporting the creation of neighbourhood organising teams, supporting members to organise direct actions and organising local events. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. This job will first take place through online outreach, before switching back, when appropriate, to neighbourhood-based work.
We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join our team for one year to support our work for a gender-equal Scotland. They will work with colleagues to develop systems and strategies around member engagement, digital communications, and press work.
To contribute to the work of Engender by assisting with member engagement, communications systems, and press work. This is a one-year post, which we do not envisage being extended. The focus of this role, therefore is on developing strong sustainable systems.
ACE IT Scotland exists to advance the knowledge and connectivity of over-50s in Edinburgh. Through IT coaching and empowerment, to improve wellbeing, independence and active involvement as citizens.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to develop and run our outreach work throughout Edinburgh. One element of our work offers one to one person-centred learning sessions for older people who are struggling with any digital equipment. The sessions are based in our offices at Nicolson Square, Edinburgh.
Our ‘Moose in the Hoose’ project provides IT learning and support to residents currently in five care homes in Edinburgh. We also perform various types of outreach work in the community from scam workshops to our Work Wise Women employability courses.
We have recently created COVID-19 response services including our free ACE IT Coaching Helpline and our new ACE IT Tech Library service which lends tablet devices to partner organisations who work with over-50s.
We already have dedicated enthusiastic trained volunteers to work with older people and care home residents and within these outreach projects.
Would you like to work within an innovative and engaging organisation that is working towards improving the lives of others through cycling?
We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Administration Assistant to work across all Cycling UK projects in Scotland, working closely with our Scotland Managers to support our systems of reporting, grant making, training co-ordination and events.