Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering.
Our mission is to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. We believe that volunteering should be an enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling experience for every volunteer.
Our strategic outcomes are aligned to the Scottish Government ‘Volunteering for All: National Framework’. Our wide-ranging activities support the following outcomes:
• Inclusive volunteering: There are diverse, quality, and inclusive opportunities for everyone to get involved.
• Policy impact: Volunteering in all of its forms is integrated and recognised in our lives and through local and national policy.
• Community development: The places and spaces where we volunteer are developed, supported, and sustained.
• Recognition and celebration: There is an environment and culture which celebrates volunteers and volunteering and all of its benefits.
• Lifelong engagement: Volunteering participation is valued, supported, and enabled from the earliest possible age and throughout life.
Volunteer Scotland believes that volunteering should be an enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling experience for the volunteer; that volunteers have the right to be safe and protected in delivering their volunteering roles; and that to derive health and wellbeing benefits from volunteering requires regular and meaningful contributions of time.
Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer hybrid working.
We offer various benefits including 28 days holiday, Employer Supported Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards learning or health and wellbeing activity of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded Silver standard in our Investors in People accreditation in 2023.
Volunteer Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
Volunteer Scotland is a Disability Confident Committed employer and candidates who have a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post outlined below, are guaranteed an interview.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Research and Policy Manager to join our team.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will lead and support the development of our Research and Policy function – looking to align activity wherever possible to produce credible, research and policy insights to inform practice. This role will ensure that the work within this area is coordinated and opportunities to deliver or increase research, policy and practice impacts are not missed. You will maintain excellent strategic relationships with our core funder (Scottish Government Third Sector Unit) and key sector stakeholders.
Who are we?
At Key we support people living in their own home, in their family home or in their community. We start by seeing the person first. The support we offer can range from just a few hours a week, a few hours a day to 24-hour support, including overnights.
Could you be Key?
Are you passionate about the positive differences and opportunities Self Directed Support can bring to each person’s individual journey?
Are you a highly motivated, confident, enthusiastic and experienced health or social care worker, looking for an exciting and challenging personal development opportunity?
Can you work creatively and flexibly in your day-to-day work to provide positive leadership and support to your team effectively?
If the answer is YES… then you could be Key!
What we offer you…
In return you will be part of a supportive, local team and will receive:
What do we need from you?
In addition to providing direct support to individuals, some of whom may have complex needs, the main responsibilities of the Team Manager role include helping to plan, co-ordinate and monitor service delivery to individuals and to provide support, supervision and leadership to a small group of Support Workers.
Applicants must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the people we support. Evening, weekend work and overnight support responsibilities are required as well as some support to workers out with ‘normal working hours’.
Fallin Community Enterprises is a Scottish charity & business limited by guarantee operating as a Social Enterprise. Recyke-a-bike is a project of Fallin Community Enterprises where the main business is recycling bicycles and delivering cycle related training and activities that will not just reduce the impact of waste on the environment, but will also generate jobs, provide training and opportunities within the Forth Valley. This is an exciting time to join the charity, who are in a period of growth and development.
The purpose of this role is to coordinate the delivery of the established volunteer program at Recyke-a-bike. Volunteers will be supported through development of skills, including bike building and linking up with other departments at Recyke-a-bike, to become trained in other areas (e.g. cycle trainer who can deliver cycle lessons).
We are looking for a staff member who is person-centred, skilled in mechanics and is passionate about teaching other people these skills. The position focuses on the engagement of volunteering through teaching mechanics and other skills, with a focus on scrapping, repairing and building bikes, organising stock and supporting volunteers through other areas of their development.
Recyke-a-bike is an inclusive charity, and our volunteer project mirrors this value. Our volunteers are wonderfully varied, including children 14 years and older, university students, retired people, people with disabilities, people who struggle with their mental health, refugees and more. Suitable applicants should be open and accepting towards people with a range of backgrounds.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union as Sports Development Coordinator to plan, coordinate and deliver comprehensive sports development programmes, in conjunction with the Sports President. You will manage and develop the Sports Administrator. You will also support sports union members, with particular focus but not exclusively, in the areas of Club Development, Participation, Health and Wellbeing and Finance & Funding in line with our vision to ‘Make Students Lives Better’.
Stirling Students’ Union is the representative student body at the University of Stirling. We are a registered charity and exist to support students getting the best degree, helping students make friends, supporting students when they need support and building skills for the future. We do this by supporting academic reps, providing volunteering opportunities, societies and sports clubs. We also offer support, employability skills, advice and opportunities to influence our sustainability work. We are proudly student led and each spring elect four full time paid students to lead our work: President, Vice President Communities, Vice President Education and Sports Union President.
We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:
Participation & Engagement
Health & Wellbeing
Finance & Funding
At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. With a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.
If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.
Change Grow Live are a charity dedicated to the belief that we can make a difference to our Service Users lives, offering support and respect in a safe environment, treating each service user as an individual and working with them to find the right treatment and care options.
Our core values are ‘Be open, be compassionate and be bold’ and our team members apply these daily to achieve our mission of helping people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals, and live life to its full potential.
We are currently recruiting an Administrator to join our busy CGL service in Forth Valley. As well as undertaking administrative tasks, this post will involve daily meeting and greeting of all service users and visitors to the service so having a friendly and courteous manner is essential.
About the role
What we will give to you:
If this sounds like you and you’d like to begin your journey with Change Grow Live, then we’d love to talk to you.
Care Opinion CIC is an independent, not-for-profit social enterprise run by a small, committed and passionate team. Our mission is to make it safe and simple for everyone to share their experiences of health and care services in ways which connect people together for change. Inclusion, transparency, integrity and innovation are some of the values which drive what we do and how we do it.
We are recruiting an enthusiastic Engagement and Support Officer to support our operations in Stirling and projects across the wider business.
You will be part of a team providing comprehensive support service to existing Care Opinion customers, to support the engagement of new customers (across health and social care).
Many of the organisations and teams that Care Opinion works with recognise they would like to do more with online feedback but need support to do this. This involves working with both an executive and operational lead to drive forward their involvement with Care Opinion.
Support will be wide ranging; from helping to collate information and working on implementation plans, to supporting individual staff to promote Care Opinion at a local level and respond to online feedback in an open and transparent way.
Skills the ideal candidate will possess
Our support team recently presented at our organisational team day and gave an overview on the role of Engagement and Support Officer. They shared what "a day in the life" looked liked for them.
You might find it helpful to view their presentation to give you a sense of the role:
Job Role and Person Specification
Could you be Key?
Being a support worker is a role where you can make every day matter. It's a job with challenges that make your heart beat faster, where you can give something of yourself and empower amazing people on their journey through life.
At key we support disabled people of all ages to make every day matter.
We are passionate about being the very best employer we can be, ensuring our staff feel well supported and valued in their roles. As well as being part of a supportive, local team you will be eligible for:
• Hourly rate of £11.00* (Induction rate £10.90) - *pay award pending.
• Sleepover hourly rate of £10.90.
• Competitive annual leave and company sick pay.
• Enhanced pay for work on targeted Public Holidays.
• Paid Membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
• Full, in-depth training for your role.
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support provided to achieve this.
• Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential counselling, advice and support on a wide range of issues.
• A Workplace Pension.
• Free access to occupational health support.
• Credit Union Membership.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Costco Membership.
• Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket registration which offer a range of discounts and savings.
• Concerts for Carers registration.
Join us and make every day matter! Support Workers and Relief Support Workers.
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.