This vacancy has now closed

  • Advertised from 21st February 2020
  • 35 hrs per week, fixed term for 18 months) tied specifically to the Empowering Communities funding (possible extension thereafter depending on funding) plus 3 % employer’s contributory pension. The post is contingent on final confirmation of funding from SG.


Main Purpose:

To break the cycle of food bank dependency by building financial capacity, energy capability and independent living skills within the target community; reducing social isolation, tackling poverty and inequality, reducing social drift, building community cohesion and developing community capacity and resilience.

Roles & responsibilities

The post-holder will support TRI (Tackling Rural Isolation) Outreach Support Service users to achieve increased financial capacity, become energy capable and develop independent living skills, by providing bespoke advice, support & advocacy as follows:

• Social prescribing & assistance to access further support to address underlying vulnerabilities such as loneliness, mental health, addiction, chaotic lifestyles, offending behaviours.

• Support to better integrate into the local community to address social & economic isolation and loneliness.

• Support for developing financial confidence and responsible financial management, improving independent living skills.

• Assistance with mitigating the impact of welfare reforms and maximising income.

• Help with financial and digital inclusion: support to access bank accounts & to digitally access cheaper services to free up income and build digital capacity, confidence and savings.

• Support to access appropriate affordable borrowing; to explain implications of borrowing; and to access debt resolution strategies.

• Support to access, efficiently use and manage economically viable energy provision.

Additional responsibilities include:

• Managing and providing support and direction to the volunteer Finance/Energy Capacity/Life Skills Workers on the TRI (Tackling Rural Isolation) Outreach Support Service, in consultation with the Food Capacity Worker/Support Worker and Bureau Manager.

• Developing procedures, tools and service delivery methods, providing feedback as necessary on areas where there are issues or room for improvement, in consultation with the Food Capacity Worker/Support Worker and Bureau Manager.

• Adapting Stirling CAB’s training and assessment methods, and updating training as needed on a continuous basis, in order to provide appropriate training for volunteers and enable outcome tracking.

• Recruiting, training and managing a team of volunteers to be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the service and to be involved in shaping its future.

• Consulting with TRI staff and volunteers regarding individual clients’ progress.

• Provide quarterly reports on progress to the TRI working group, and feedback to the funder in accordance with their procedures.

• Developing and managing the partnership with Start Up Stirling, ensuring partner liaison and feedback.

• Assessing capacity-building outcomes, linked to the key review stages agreed for each TRI client.

• Gathering and analysing TRI client feedback and reviewing the capacity building methodology being utilised, in consultation with the Food Capacity Worker/Support Worker and Bureau Manager.

• Actively participating in and influencing stakeholder groups, e.g. Tackling Poverty and Inequality Group, Adult Education and other relevant frontline workers’ groups, in consultation with the Food Capacity Worker/Support Worker and Bureau Manager

• Reviewing outcomes and developing options for the extension of the project to other areas of need within Stirling District, in consultation with the Food Capacity Worker/Support Worker and Bureau Manager.

Application notes

For an application pack please contact – Craig Anderson, Bureau Manager, or for an informal discussion call 01786 464773

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th February 2020, postal applications should be marked JOB APPLICATION

Previous applicants need not reapply