Dates-n-Mates
Dates-n-Mates

Charity registered in Scotland SC052107

Dates-n-Mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for adults with learning disabilities.

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Freelance Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who has demonstrated experience in fundraising and is looking to share their skills in a freelance capacity.

The purpose of the role is to work with the National Lead to create and implement fundraising plans aligned with Dates-n-Mates strategic plan. You will have knowledge and experience of individual giving, major donor programmes and corporate sponsorship.

The right candidate will be able to offer 2-4 days freelance per month for 12 months, a daily rate will be agreed depending on experience.

So, who are we? Dates-n-Mates Scotland is an organisation run by and for adults who have a learning disability. We are Scotland’s first friendship and dating agency connecting people in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Stirling, and Clackmannanshire.

Formerly a project of C-Change Scotland for 15 years, Dates-n-Mates became an independent charity in 2023. Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach, and we believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved. We are award-winning and celebrated a win at the 2017 Scottish Charity Award’s for Pioneering Project and have been shortlisted this year in the category of Scottish Charity of the year.

Learn more about Dates-n-Mates, visit our website: datesnmates.org.uk

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Community Engagement & Event Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,650
  • Hybrid working – home and office. (office at least 2 days per week)
  • Closing 20th September 2023

Do you believe that everybody has the right to love and be loved? Do you recognise the importance of friendships? Are you looking for a challenge which is exciting and different? Yes? Then read on...

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team in Glasgow as a Community Engagement & Event Coordinator for the West of Scotland. You will play a key role in engaging with our members to facilitate social and cultural events in the heart of our vibrant communities. These events are venues for people to meet new people and the catalyst for friendships and relationships to grow.

So, who are we? Dates-n-Mates Scotland is an organisation run by and for adults who have a learning disability. We are Scotland’s first friendship and dating agency with over a 15 years’ experience of connecting people in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved. Influenced by our members preferences we organise events where opportunities for new friendships are created. We facilitate friendship and relationship matching to assist people in finding that special person.

Learn more about dates-n-mates: datesnmates.org.uk

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Community Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working – home, office, and travel within Glasgow and Renfrewshire.
  • Closing 20th September 2023

Do you have a passion for building strong relationships and community connections? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join Dates-n-Mates as a Community Fundraiser. You will be based in Glasgow within our West of Scotland Team and will have responsibility to offer support and guidance to other Dates-n-Mates regions.

So, who are we? Dates-n-Mates Scotland is an organisation run by and for adults who have a learning disability. We are Scotland’s first friendship and dating agency with over a decade’s experience of connecting people in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Stirling, and Clackmannanshire.

Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved. Influenced by our members preferences we organise events where opportunities for new friendships are created. We facilitate friendship and relationship matching to assist people in finding that special person.

Learn more about dates-n-mates: datesnmates.org.uk

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Dates-n-Mates Scotland Lead

  • Part time
  • £40,000 pro-rata
  • Across Scotland / Home-working (Dates-n-Mates office based in Ibrox, Glasgow)
  • Closing 20th February 2023

Dates-n-Mates is Scotland’s first friendship and dating agency run by and for adults with a learning disability. Established 15 years ago Dates-n-Mates has experience of connecting people in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Aberdeen, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop friendships and relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved.

For the last 15 years Dates-n-Mates has been part of C-Change Scotland. Through an ethos of fostering, C-Change has supported Dates-n-Mates to develop and to grow both its offer and membership. It is now time for Dates-n-Mates to make its own way in the world. The C-Change Board of Trustees have supported the establishment of Dates-n-Mates as an independent charity.

Dates-n-Mates has now achieved the status of independent Scottish Charity and in April 2023 will embark on the next chapter led by John Paul Moffat – National Director Scotland, our dates-n-mates Regional Directors and the new Dates-n-Mates Scotland Lead.

The new Dates-n-Mates Scotland Lead will work with our new Board of Trustees, Colleagues, Volunteers and our Members to ensure a future where members are at the heart of everything we do, where the organisation is well led and has a sustainable future.

Should you wish to discuss this exciting role please do not hesitate to contact Ian Williams – Depute CEO, C-Change Scotland ian.williams@c-change.org.uk

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