Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives. The women can engage with our services in two ways: on regular production days and as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £42,000 – £50,000
  • Stirling (On site)
  • Closing 21st May 2024

Bruce Tait Associates (BTA) is excited to present a unique leadership opportunity at Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC. As the organisation prepares for a significant transition, with founder Joyce Murray stepping aside, a new visionary is needed to lead this transformative social enterprise.

Positive Changes is dedicated to empowering women who have touched the Scottish justice system, helping them to forge a brighter future. Through their initiative, Grace Chocolates changing lives, they produce and sell exquisite artisan chocolates. All proceeds are reinvested into the enterprise, supporting women in gaining valuable work experience and life skills, and funding their personal development through mentoring and well-being programmes.

The incoming CEO will have the privilege of building on a solid foundation and guiding Positive Changes to new heights. This role is a remarkable opportunity to drive social impact, foster sustainable growth, and lead a team committed to changing lives through the power of employment and support.

BTA seeks a leader who is not only aligned with the ethos and goals of Positive Changes but also possesses strong business acumen and a proven track record in leadership, ideally within the justice system or social services. This role offers not just a career but a chance to make a significant social impact, providing the right candidate with a fulfilling leadership position in social transformation.

The position is based in Stirling and comes with a competitive salary, reflecting the crucial role the CEO will play in the organisation.

For those driven to lead, inspire, and advocate for social impact, this CEO role at Positive Changes represents an amazing opportunity to effect change. The new leader will not only continue the legacy of impactful work but also can innovate and expand the reach of the organisation, ensuring its continued success and increased influence in the community.

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Health & Wellbeing – Service Delivery Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,750 pro-rata
  • Based in Stirling, some daytime travel may be required
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to help deliver our services which support the women as they gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and have the opportunity to raise their self-esteem and confidence. You will be part of a team which deliver a suite of programmes which includes: Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; RISE our mentoring programme, Health & Wellbeing workshops and our work experience opportunities where the women join us on our regular production days.

You are likely to have existing experience and contacts within this sector in Scotland and you will have experience of working with women which may include those who have touched the criminal justice system. Our services complement each other and provide holistic support which the women can access on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with the other services as they journey towards making positive changes in their lives. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.

Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have lived experience of the justice system

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards making positive changes in their lives and reaching their potential. We use the vehicle of making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives to engage with the women and generate revenue. 100% of profits are reinvested to support our services.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment, which for many is an aspiration. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is initially funded until December 2024 with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.

The Role

The successful applicant will be a core member of our team with responsibility for delivering online and in person Health & Wellbeing workshops to the users of our services thereby contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation as a whole.

Our Health & Wellbeing sessions are highly regarded and sought after amongst the women and referrers. They complement health & wellbeing sessions delivered by other providers. Each session focusses on a different aspect of what health & wellbeing is, what it means for each woman and how that differs for each of us. We recognise the inherent skills, gifts and experience each woman can bring to the session and create an environment for the women to share and learn together.

Key responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships with referral organisations, including: Scottish Prison Service, local authority social justice teams and other agencies;
  • Oversee and deliver our health & wellbeing workshops both online and in person;
  • Effectively evaluate the difference the workshops are making for the women;
  • Produce information and data to demonstrate the effectiveness of our work to stakeholders;
  • Produce monthly reports to inform the Board.

The successful applicant will be a core member of our team with responsibility for providing a professional, flexible and responsive service building relationships with potential referrers and the women themselves while contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation as a whole.

Our Team

Our team includes: staff, Board members and volunteers, each with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and duties to undertake within and across the organisation. Their collective talent, skills and strengths means that we deliver a high-quality learning and training experience which is governed and managed effectively.

We place great value and importance on our peer to peer, mentoring and shared learning; our ability to communicate effectively and on our abilities, systems and processes and our partners to support us in our work. Our aim to set a high standard of practice in everything we do.

You are likely to be working within the Public or Third Sector and have experience of working with women within the criminal justice system. Knowledge of similar services which support women in Scotland are an additional asset and you may already have a network of contacts with referral agencies. We make chocolates throughout the week, as the need arises. You may have a passion for chocolates but what is more important is your passion to support the women we work with, flexibility and a real can-do attitude.

We are a growing team who work well together to support the women. Your contribution will be as a valuable member and enhancement of that team. We encourage positive learning using self-reflection to problem solve and learn from our mistakes. As a result we have a harmonious working environment and it’s a pleasure to be involved each day.

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Is passionate about our ethos, goals and aims of the organisation
  • Is keen to help support the women we work with on their journey towards fulfilling their potential
  • Has incredible relationship building skills
  • Is organised and efficient
  • Is willing to work as a member of the team
  • Is willing to pitch in, has a “can do” attitude and to go the extra mile
  • Is willing to adapt to our positive learning work ethos
  • Is reliable with integrity and passion

Skills and experience:

Required

  • Has experience of facilitating and delivering health & wellbeing workshops both online and in person
  • Is willing to adapt to our style of workshop delivery
  • Has excellent planning and project management skills
  • Has experience of monitoring and evaluating service delivery

Desirable

  • Has professional qualifications to deliver health & wellbeing material
  • Has experience of working with women within the Scottish criminal justice system
  • Has a network of existing contacts within the Scottish Prison Service, local authority social justice teams and other agencies

Reporting To: Chief Executive, Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC

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Relationship Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,200 pro-rata
  • Based in Stirling, some daytime travel may be required
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to deliver our services which will support the women as they gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and have the opportunity to raise their self-esteem and confidence. You will be part of a team which deliver a suite of programmes which includes: Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; RISE our mentoring programme, Health & Wellbeing workshops and our work experience opportunities where the women join us on our regular production days.

Equally important to what we do is how we do things. Your role will be perhaps the first experience potential referrers and the women have of the organisation so how you represent the organisation is vital. It is likely you have existing connections to organisations who engage with women who have touched the justice system, both statutory and in the third sector, across Scotland. As you will also provide support directly to the women in preparation for them attending our services, you are likely to have existing experience of working with women too. This is a new and exciting role where relationship building is at the heart and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and grow your relationship building skills and represent an organisation that is respected across the sector. In doing your job well you will be making a real difference in the world and be supporting women who have touched the justice system to move on with their lives and fulfil their potential.

Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit. We are particularly keen to hear from you. if you have lived experience of the justice system

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards making positive changes in their lives and reaching their potential. We use the vehicle of making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives to engage with the women and generate revenue. 100% of profits are reinvested to support our services.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment, which for many is an aspiration. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is initially funded until December 2024 with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.

The Role

The successful applicant will be a core member of our team with responsibility for providing a professional, flexible and responsive service building relationships with potential referrers and the women themselves while contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation as a whole.

Key responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships with referral organisations, including: Scottish Prison Service, local authority social justice teams and other agencies.
  • Attending referrers/potential referrers team meetings either in person or online, ensuring they have the information they need to allow the referrer and woman to make an informed decision regarding the suitability of our services.
  • Attending events, alone or with a colleague, to raise awareness and the profile of the organisation.
  • Keeping in touch with referrers telling them of forthcoming services and the referral process.
  • Bringing down barriers to enable the women to access our services e.g. providing coaching to enable the women to access online workshops, meeting them at the train/bus station, welcoming them to our production facility and introducing other members of the team.
  • Keeping in touch with women who were less engaged or at risk of losing touch.
  • Provide additional support for the women who engage with our services e.g. signpost and refer to other agencies.
  • Work with colleagues to best meet the needs of the women we support.
  • Contributing feedback to enrich our reports and updates to stakeholders.
  • Providing timely and regular updates on our systems.

Our Team

Our team includes: staff, Board members and volunteers, each with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and duties to undertake within and across the organisation. Their collective talent, skills and strengths means that we deliver a high-quality learning and training experience which is governed and managed effectively.

We place great value and importance on our peer to peer, mentoring and shared learning; our ability to communicate effectively and on our abilities, systems and processes and our partners to support us in our work. Our aim to set a high standard of practice in everything we do.

You are likely to be working within the Public or Third Sector and have experience of working with women within the criminal justice system. Knowledge of similar services which support women in Scotland are an additional asset and you will already have a network of contacts with referral agencies. We make chocolates throughout the week, as the need arises. You may have a passion for chocolates but what is more important is your passion to support the women we work with, flexibility and a real can-do attitude.

We are a growing team who work well together to support the women. Your contribution will be as a valuable member and enhancement of that team. We encourage positive learning using self-reflection to problem solve and learn from our mistakes. As a result we have a harmonious working environment and it’s a pleasure to be involved each day.

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Is passionate about our ethos, goals and aims of the organisation
  • Is keen to help support the women we work with on their journey towards fulfilling their potential
  • Has incredible relationship building skills
  • Is organised and efficient
  • Is willing to work as a member of the team
  • Is willing to pitch in, has a “can do” attitude and to go the extra mile
  • Is willing to adapt to our positive learning work ethos
  • Is reliable with integrity and passion

Skills and experience:

Required

  • Has incredible, demonstrable relationships building skills
  • Has an existing network of contacts within the Scottish Prison Service, local authority social justice teams and other agencies
  • Has experience of delivering presentations to an audience both online and in person.
  • Is reliable with excellent time keeping skills
  • Has experience of capturing and recording service delivery
  • Has proficient Microsoft Office skills.

Desirable

  • Has experience of trauma informed practises
  • Has experience of working with women within the Scottish criminal justice system
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Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,000 – £33,000 pro-rata
  • Our office in Stirling
  • Closing 29th May 2023

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards fulfilling their potential. We use the vehicle of chocolate making, branded as Grace Chocolates changing lives, to help the women become economically independent and grow in self-esteem and confidence. By engaging with Positive Changes the women have can engage with any of our 4 services: RISE our mentoring programme; Health & Wellbeing workshops; workplace experience and Making Positive Changes (MPC). Women choose how long they wish to engage and which programme or programmes are right for them RISE and Health & Wellbeing are delivered online while the work experience and MPC are delivered face to face. When working in our kitchen the women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies to serve to diners; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

We are a growing organisation and are looking for a person who has the flexibility, adaptability and ambition to grow as the organisation thrives.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the organisation at this time in our development. This is a role you can help shape and develop. We are a small team and you will be a pivotal part of the organisation providing support to the rest of the team, including: the women we support; customers for the chocolates; the production team; the service delivery team; and management. No two days will be the same. You will respond to the needs of the day which will vary with the seasons, and the courses and programmes we are delivering at the time. You will be responsible for the smooth, efficient and effective operation of the organisation: you will meet with team members to ensure they are supported to conduct their role to the best of their ability; ensure our systems, processes and procedures best meet the needs of the organisation; and supporting and deputising for the CEO, as required.

Main responsibilities

• Plan, implement, monitor and control processes and procedures across a range of operational functions to deliver efficient and effective service while managing operational, financial and reputational risk.

• Demonstrate positive people leadership while developing and supporting staff. Agreeing and reviewing staff members targets and objectives so everybody can be the best version of

themselves. Reinforcing our positive team culture and working environment that makes this a great place to work.

• Ensure operational activities are consistent across the organisation while remaining on time and within budget

You will have:

• A passion to make a difference in the world and empathy for the aims and values of the organisation

• Experience of operational planning which may include but not limited to staffing, equipment and training

• Operational experience ideally gained in an organisation with a social purpose.

• The ability to priorities and change priorities to meet the needs of the organisation

• A desire to be proactive as well as the ability to be responsive when required

• A team spirit and can do attitude

• A willingness to adapt to our positive learning work ethos – every mistake is an opportunity for learning

• A skilled communicator who can deal sensitively and appropriately with difficult situations

• A proven track record of motivating staff in a leadership role

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Mentoring Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Office 10, Commerical Centre, STEP, Stirling, FK7 7RP with some home working possible.
  • Closing 15th December 2022

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates. One hundred percent of our profits are reinvested to support our work and fifty per cent of our workforce is made up of women who have previously accessed our services. Women can engage with our services: on regular production days; as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme and/or as part of our mentoring programme.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards a permanent job. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is a fixed-term contract until March 2024 and the intention is the post will be extended, subject to funding.

The Role

The role involves the coordination of the Mentoring programme from all aspects. It was developed from a pilot in 2021 and launched in Spring 2022. The programme supports and encourages women with convictions on their journey to desistence by providing a holistic, wrap around service and providing a fulfilling volunteering experience for volunteer mentors. We want to increase our pool of volunteer mentors to include more people with convictions and attract skilled volunteers who have existing gifts and skills to share which they are keen to develop and grow. We have existing relationships with referral agencies and your role will include strengthening these relationships and providing greater access to volunteers facing barriers to volunteering.

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Service Delivery Worker - Health & Wellbeing Workshops

  • Part time
  • £22,500 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to deliver our Health & Wellbeing online workshops to help improve the health & wellbeing of the women we support. Our suite of programmes support the women as they gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and have the opportunity to raise their self-esteem and confidence and our workshops add to the wrap around support we provide. You will be part of a team which deliver a suite of programmes which includes: Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; RISE our mentoring programme and our work experience opportunities where the women join us on our regular production days. You are likely to have existing experience and contacts within this sector in Scotland and you will have experience of working with women which may include those who have touched the criminal justice system. These services complement each other and provide holistic support which the women can access on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with the other services as they journey towards making positive changes in their lives. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards making positive changes in their lives and reaching their potential. We use the vehicle of making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives to engage with the women and generate revenue. 100% of profits are reinvested to support our services.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment, which for many is an aspiration. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is initially funded for 1 year with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.

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Service Delivery Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,000
  • Based in Stirling, some daytime travel may be required
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to deliver our services which will support the women as they gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and have the opportunity to raise their self-esteem and confidence. You will be part of a team which deliver a suite of programmes which includes: Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; RISE our mentoring programme and our work experience opportunities where the women join us on our regular production days. You are likely to have existing experience and contacts within this sector in Scotland and you will have experience of working with women which may include those who have touched the criminal justice system. Our services complement each other and provide holistic support which the women can access on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with the other services as they journey towards making positive changes in their lives and fulfilling their potential. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards making positive changes in their lives and reaching their potential. We use the vehicle of making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives to engage with the women and generate revenue. 100% of profits are reinvested to support our services.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment, which for many is an aspiration. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is initially funded for 1 year with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.

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Service Delivery and Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,500 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 28th March 2022

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to help deliver our services which will support the women as they gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and have the opportunity to raise their self-esteem and confidence while improving their health & wellbeing. You will be part of a team which deliver a suite of programmes which includes: Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; RISE our mentoring programme and our work experience opportunities where the women join us on our regular production days. You are likely to have existing experience and contacts within the employability sector in Scotland and you will have experience of working with women which may include those who have touched the criminal justice system. These services complement each other and provide holistic support which the women can access on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with the other services as they journey towards the world of work. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.

The organisation

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives. The women can engage with our services in two ways: on regular production days and as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is initially funded for 1 year with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.

The Role

The successful applicant will be a core member of our team with responsibility for providing a range of professional, flexible and responsive services and support to the users of our services contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation as a whole.

Key responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

• Facilitating on our Making Positive Changes programme up to 4 times per year;

• Building relationships with referral organisations, including: Scottish Prison Service, local authority social justice teams and other agencies;

• Building relationships with potential employers to secure work placements and job interviews for the women who use our service;

• Oversee our online health & wellbeing workshops;

• Support women accessing work experience in our production environment;

• Building relationships with colleges and places of further education to best support the women in their application process should they choose further education as a path towards employment; and

• Producing information and data to demonstrate the effectiveness of our work to stakeholders.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Mentoring Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Stirling - with some home working possible.
  • Closing 15th December 2021

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates. One hundred percent of our profits are reinvested to support our work and fifty per cent of our workforce is made up of women who have previously accessed our services. Women can engage with our services: on regular production days; as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme and/or as part of our mentoring programme.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards a permanent job. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. The intention is the post will become permanent, subject to funding.

The Role

We want to enhance and expand the mentoring programme we are currently piloting where women with convictions are mentored by volunteers including women with lived experience of the criminal justice system and skilled volunteers keen to share and grow their existing knowledge and skills. The programme supports and encourages women with convictions on their journey to desistence by providing a holistic, wrap around service and providing a fulfilling volunteering experience for volunteer mentors. We want to increase our pool of volunteer mentors to include more people with convictions and attract skilled volunteers who have existing gifts and skills to share which they are keen to develop and grow. We have existing relationships with referral agencies and your role will include strengthen these relationships and providing greater access to volunteers facing barriers to volunteering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit volunteer mentors
  • Build relationships with potential mentee referrers
  • Adhere to processes and procedures in accordance with the Scottish Mentoring Network Quality Awards standard.
  • Evidence the effectiveness of the mentoring programme demonstrating our social impact
  • Attend regular 1-2-1 support and supervision sessions

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Well organised with great attention to detail
  • Able to build relationships with all members of the community
  • Excellent IT skills including: Word and Excel, social media and other internet platforms
  • Willing to complete Mentoring Coordinator training with Scottish Mentoring Network

Desirable:

  • Experience of coordinating a volunteer programme
  • Existing relationships with potential referrers

Reporting To: Chief Executive, Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC

Our Team

As a social enterprise we have the chocolate production team in addition to a team of staff and volunteers who help and support women who have touched the criminal justice system. Each team member has clearly defined roles, responsibilities and duties to undertake within and across the organisation. Their collective talent, skills and strengths means that we deliver high-quality products and services to our customers and clients.

We place great value and importance on positive relationships, on our ability to communicate effectively and on our abilities, systems, processes and partnership working to support us in our work. Our aim to set high standards of practice in everything we do.

We are a small, but growing, team who work well together with the primary aim to support the women. Your contribution will be as a valuable member and enhancement of that team. We encourage positive learning using self-reflection to problem solve and learn from our mistakes. As a result, we have a harmonious working environment and it’s a pleasure to come to each day.

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Is passionate about our ethos, goals and aims of the organisation
  • Highly organised with great attention to detail
  • Is willing to work as a member of the team
  • Is willing to pitch in, has a “can do” attitude and to go the extra mile
  • Is willing to adapt to our positive learning work ethos
  • Has a certain degree of flexibility around working days
  • Is reliable with integrity and passion
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