The Space
The Space

Charity registered in Scotland SC047316

Everything we do is based on the needs of those we support. How we do it is based on our Christian values. Our aim is for families to live flourishing lives in thriving communities.

Current vacancies

Project Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £34,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 30th May 2024

The Post

We are seeking to recruit a Project Fundraiser to secure and maintain current and new income streams with the potential to support the work of the charity.

The Project

The Louise Project is a Christian antipoverty project operating in Govanhill to enable families living with hardship to live flourishing lives and to enable communities to thrive. Govanhill is the most ethnically diverse area of Scotland, and we welcome all people to receive support. The most recent migrant population to arrive are the European Roma from Romania and Slovakia and they are the dominant group support by the project.

The project offers families access to 5 well researched programmes of support, to break the cycle of generational poverty, as follows:

  • Community Drop-in: Focuses on building relationships, home visits, providing a ‘space to be’ and access to essentials & a project shop that is run by beneficiaries.
  • Community Advocacy: Support to manage issues such as immigration status, housing, debt, utilities, welfare benefits.
  • Building Better Futures: Supports personal growth to enhance wellbeing and the development of transferable skills, i.e., literacy & digital skills, budgeting, college entry level classes and supported employment.
  • Building Community: There are over 60 languages spoken in Govanhill, racial tension can be palpable. Building social trust across ethnic groups reduces anxiety and discrimination.
  • Hopeful Futures: develops a sense of self, life skills and a knowledge and understanding of systems and the causes and consequences of poverty.
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Finance and Operations Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,500 – £24,500 pro-rata
  • Govanhill, Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

The Space is an initiative of The Louise Project, a project operating in Govanhill to enable families to live flourishing lives and communities to thrive. Govanhill is the most multicultural area of Scotland and we welcome all people to the project. The dominant group supported by the project are the European Roma from Romania and Slovakia. The Space focuses on crisis support, integration into community and city life, enhancing wellbeing and adult education. We are seeking to recruit a Finance and Operations Officer to work alongside the Chief Executive and team at The Space to lead on finance tasks, administration, office and facilities support and IT.

We are looking for a person with the necessary skills in managing financial systems and who is inspired by our value base. We are seeking someone who is non-judgemental and who has a sense of social justice and a desire to see people move out of poverty. We are seeking someone who is self-motivated, has excellent time management and who demonstrates initiative and close attention to detail. We require excellent financial skills and experience of working with Sage or a similar accounting system and high levels of IT competency. Ideally this will be someone with experience of having developed and maintained administrative systems within an office, experience of charity accounts and an understanding of the challenges faced by families living with the impacts of poverty.

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Temporary Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Govanhill, Glasgow
  • Closing 11th November 2021

The Space is an initiative of The Louise Project, a Christian project operating in Govanhill to enable families to live flourishing lives and communities to thrive. Govanhill is the most multicultural area of Scotland and we welcome all people to the project. The dominant group supported by the project are the European Roma from Romania and Slovakia.

The Space focuses on crisis support, integration into community and city life, enhancing wellbeing, digital inclusion, adult education, and supported employment. We are seeking to recruit a temporary Project Worker to strengthen the work of the team to deliver across these areas of support.

The post is required to fill a vacancy that has arisen due to an internal temporary promotion of a staff person. We hope to be able to extend the Project Worker post pending additional funding and changes within the project.

We are looking to recruit a person who has a keen sense of social justice and a desire to enable those living with the impact of poverty to build a better life. The person will have a mature outlook and have excellent listening and communication skills. We are seeking someone who is self-motivated and able to work independently, demonstrate initiative and who is also a comfortable team player.

The person will be highly numerate, well organised, and capable of presenting complex issues in an easy-to-understand manner, both verbally and in written form. We also require someone with an in depth understanding of Romani culture and preferably with some ability to speak a Roma language, such as Romanesh, Romanian or Slovakian. They will be adept at time management and highly organised with IT competences

The ideal candidate will embrace the project Christian values and be able to demonstrate them as part of their daily life. They will be non-judgemental, compassionate and recognise that all people have gifts regardless of their ability.

Under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female.

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