Generations Working Together
Generations Working Together

Charity registered in Scotland SC045851

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th March 2024

General Role: Generations Working Together (GWT) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustee.

We are looking for a trustee who has experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland. In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and life experience in one of the following areas:

•Human Resources (two areas here to develop - our internal HR and supporting the developing of our workplace support).

•Marketing and Communications (including digital)

•Health and/or Social Care

Trustees are appointed for a term of two times three years and are eligible to serve a further three-year term or three one-year terms, after which they must retire from the board. Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.

We ask for a commitment which involves attending:

• Four online board meetings (normally held on a Wednesday, 5.30pm to 8pm) (however this could alter in the future due to the needs of Trustees)

• The Annual General Meeting (online) – November 2024

• One development session (in person normally Glasgow) each year to develop and review the corporate plan/manifesto.

• Occasional GWT Conferences/ Parliamentary receptions or other events.

As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the aims and outcomes of GWT. This may include membership of task and finish groups, standing committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.

Organisation profile:

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve IG practice nationwide. Our vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, where everyone has opportunities to build relationships that help to create a more inclusive society.

Intergenerational work means relationship-based projects, activities and events where people of different generations, who might not otherwise meet, do things together in positive and creative ways. It includes any activities which purposefully ignore, remove or break down social, environmental, cultural or institutional barriers between generations e.g. ageism, making spaces for older & younger people to meet naturally, get to know each other, share ideas, pass on &/or learn new skills, work together to identify solutions to problems, addressing challenges in their communities, all the while forging relationships and friendships.

An intergenerational lens can also be applied to the workplace which can now have up to five generational cohorts within. Organisations are considering the impact of this and are questioning whether they have the right policies, processes and ethos in place to support their diverse expectations. Applying an intergenerational lens to the workplace provides an opportunity to consider the benefits that come from diverse generational groups.

As a membership and capacity-building organisation, GWT operate locally and nationally raising awareness, sharing and expanding knowledge and understanding of intergenerational practice and its impact. We provide training and wide-ranging resources and organise learning events and facilitate local and thematic networking opportunities, to enable high quality intergenerational activity to take root on the ground & flourish. GWT lead and deliver pilot projects to support and encourage the development and delivery of intergenerational practice in new settings. We also participate in research projects and scan relevant research taking place across the world for distilling and sharing with our members and others.

A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed here on our YouTube channel detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.

The next three years looks very exciting with GWT developing new programmes of work including support to the workplace, a new corporate plan, manifesto and on top of our normal networks and training programme an events calendar which includes the following:

• 2024 - Six learning roadshows facilitated in Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Dundee, Dumfries, Glasgow and Inverness

• A Parliamentary Reception (Holyrood) launching a new publication and celebrating 2024’s Excellence Award Winners (11th June)

• 2025 – National Conference to be held in the Highlands celebrating local grassroot work (possibly May or Sept)

• 2026 – Global Intergenerational Conference in Glasgow in partnership with the International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (possibly May or Sept)

View the opportunity on our website

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Communications and Digital Marketing Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,250 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (hybrid options available)
  • Closing 18th June 2023

Overview

GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities, or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other work together in positive and creative ways.

GWT secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new project that aims to embed intergenerational practice across Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. Starting January 2023, we are working in partnership with Apples and Honey Nightingale in London and Linking Generations Northern Ireland to deliver training, promote new quality standards, and recognise Intergenerational Hubs in communities across the UK.

Overview of Post

This role will focus on promoting the work of the new project by shaping its communications and marketing strategy, building new connections, and growing its digital presence. Based with GWT, you will work collaboratively with the wider project team, and especially the Intergenerational Development Officers, in Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. The successful applicant will have a crucial role in shaping and supporting the delivery of this new, high-profile project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Responsible to: GWT Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

1. Supporting the project team in the creation of a new communications and marketing strategy for the project.

2. Supporting the project team and Development Officers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England to build connections and form new partnerships.

3. Building and growing the digital presence of the project and partners.

4. Collating evidence and providing administrative and logistical support.

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Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,780 – £24,658 pro-rata
  • Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ
  • Closing 21st May 2023

Generations Working Together (GWT) is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational practice includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organises events including the Global Intergenerational Week Campaign, facilitates 18 local and four thematic networks across Scotland and delivers pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly, we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long-lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

Overview of Post

The successful candidate will play a key role in the administration function of GWT and will be responsible for developing, devising and maintaining our systems in relation to both administration and human resource management. The role involves liaising with relevant external organisations, collation of evaluation data and providing support to the staff team and board members.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,874 – £26,357 pro-rata
  • Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow (will consider hybrid working)
  • Closing 23rd April 2023

GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational practice includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organises events including the Global Intergenerational Week Campaign, facilitates 18 local and four thematic networks across Scotland and delivers pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly, we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long-lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

Overview of Post

This role includes oversight and administration of our day-to-day financial operations, financial record keeping, preparation of management accounts and providing support to colleagues working on funding reports.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

1. Administering and reporting on the finances of GWT

2. Providing support to staff on developing budgets for funding applications

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Intergenerational Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,400
  • Glasgow (hybrid options available)
  • Closing 4th December 2022

GWT has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new project that aims to embed intergenerational practice across Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. From January 2023, we will work in partnership with Apples and Honey Nightingale in London and Linking Generations Northern Ireland, with Development Officers in each country working collaboratively to deliver training, promote new quality standards, and recognise Intergenerational Hubs in communities across the UK.

This role will focus on building partnerships, delivering intergenerational training, creating, and piloting a set of new quality standards, and supporting the recognition of new Intergenerational hubs across three areas of Scotland (areas being considered include Shetland/Orkney, Ayrshire, and Lothians however this could change).

GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities, or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other work together in positive and creative ways.

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Communications and Digital Marketing Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (hybrid options available)
  • Closing 4th December 2022

GWT has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new project that aims to embed intergenerational practice across Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. From January 2023, we will work in partnership with Apples and Honey Nightingale in London and Linking Generations Northern Ireland to deliver training, promote new quality standards, and recognise Intergenerational Hubs in communities across the UK.

Overview of Post

This role will focus on promoting the work of the new project by shaping its communications and marketing strategy, building new connections, and growing its digital presence. Based with GWT, you will work collaboratively with the wider project team, and especially the Intergenerational Development Officers, in Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. The successful applicant will have a crucial role in shaping and supporting the delivery of this new, high-profile project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities, or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other work together in positive and creative ways.

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Funding Specialist (Revenue & projects)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Hybrid working - Glasgow
  • Closing 28th November 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at the forefront of intergenerational practice; a diverse and rapidly growing field, of critical importance to both society and the economy. This role is vital to the continuing success of GWT and will involve working with stakeholders in academia, social care and across the political spectrum.

The postholder will help to grow and support the charity by identifying future revenue opportunities from a variety of sources including grants, trusts, foundations and corporate.

Responsibilities

  • Researching, designing, writing and submitting detailed funding applications to support our services.
  • Securing additional income from a variety of corporate bodies including sponsorship.
  • Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing and potential funders.
  • Contributing to the implementation of organisational and delivery projects, within the context of GWT’s Corporate Plan.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Benefits include:

  • 37 days per annum (includes public holidays and a personal celebration day). An additional day will be awarded after each year of service up to a maximum of five.
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Travel expenses covered if travel is required
  • Hybrid working – we currently work flexibly with each member of staff agreeing the best working arrangement to ensure your wellbeing. Options include a mixture of home and office working. If you would like to discuss further please email Alison Clyde.

About us

GWT is recognised as Scotland’s national centre of excellence in the field of intergenerational practice. Our vision is to live in a country where different generations are more connected and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a yearly programme of meetings, thematic events, excellence awards an international conference. Our programme of work involves facilitating 18 local networks across Scotland, four thematic networks (Ageism, Housing, Places and Spaces, Care Homes & Research), pilot projects and active partnerships in academic research. Next year our global intergenerational week campaign will involve a total of 13 countries. GWT lead the campaign in partnership with country leads from Wales, England & Northern Ireland.

The charity has a strong track record in developing intergenerational work across Scotland, we have built trusting partnerships with international experts from across the globe and have recently secured multi year funding which will be announced shortly. We are now in a strong position to grow with the help of a creative, ambitious and proactive Funding Specialist who will work alongside the CEO/Board to develop strategies and plans for significantly increasing income during the next five years.

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Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,695 – £23,023 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2022

The successful candidate will play a key role in the administration function of GWT and will be responsible for developing, devising and maintaining our systems in relation to both administration and human resource management.

The role involves liaising with relevant external organisations, collation of evaluation data and providing support to the staff team and board members. Further detail is given in the job description below.

The work from this position will contribute to GWT’s organisations vision of living in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help create a fairer society.

Benefits include:

  • Pension Contribution: 8%
  • Holiday hours: 37 days per annum (includes public holidays and a personal celebration day). An additional day will be awarded after each year of service up to a maximum of 5.
  • Flexible working
  • Full training and professional development: Annual staff development review to develop skills and knowledge
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Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,491 – £27,041 pro-rata
  • Glasgow - hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

The main purpose of this post is to help GWT achieve our vision, mission and corporate aims, creating more opportunities for people of all ages to build intergenerational relationships.

Key tasks will include influencing the policy and practices of key decision makers and stakeholders, developing impactful responses to consultations and compiling research and practice evidence, all of which will support the development of intergenerational work across Scotland.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience and have worked in a similar role. You will be able to identify, monitor and evaluate policy issues, formulate policy responses and compile evidence to support policy positions and initiatives. You will have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate and build relationships in a compelling way with a wide range of people - demonstrating strong personal credibility. You will have proven experience working with local and national government and a strong understanding of the equalities and human rights agenda.

Package Description

We shall offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 36 days which includes bank holidays plus an additional day in 2022 for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. Pro rata’d for those on part time hours.
  • 6% pension contribution
  • Flexible working

Please note the board of Trustees are currently investigating ways to improve staff benefits.

Organisation Profile

GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational practice includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generation.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organises events including the Global Intergenerational Week Campaign, facilitates 18 local and four thematic networks across Scotland and delivers pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly, we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long-lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

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Funding Bid Writer (Revenue & Projects)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Hybrid working
  • Closing 3rd November 2021

Overview of Post

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at the forefront of intergenerational practice; a diverse and rapidly growing field, of critical importance to both society and the economy. This role is vital to the continuing success of GWT and will involve working with stakeholders in academia, social care and across the political spectrum. The postholder will help to grow and support the charity by identifying future revenue opportunities from a variety of sources including grants, trusts, foundations and corporate.

GWT is recognised as Scotland’s national centre of excellence in the field of intergenerational practice. Our vision is to live in a country where different generations are more connected and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a yearly programme of meetings and thematic events and a national conference. Our programme of work involves facilitating 18 local networks across Scotland, three thematic networks (Ageism, Intergenerational Housing & Research), pilot projects and active partnerships in academic research. Next year our intergenerational week campaign gets very exciting as we go global. GWT lead the campaign in partnership with country leads from Wales, England & Northern Ireland. Next year we will see another 8 countries getting involved from as close as Ireland and Spain to further afield in America, Mexico and Australia.

The charity has a strong track record in developing intergenerational work across Scotland, we have built trusting partnerships with international experts from across the globe and have recently secured core funding from the Scottish Government for the next three years. We are now in a strong position to grow with the help of a creative, ambitious and proactive Funding Bid Writer who will work alongside the CEO/Board to develop strategies and plans for significantly increasing income during the next five years.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  1. Researching, designing, writing and submitting detailed funding applications to support our services.
  2. Securing additional income from a variety of corporate bodies including sponsorship.
  3. Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing and potential funders.
  4. Contributing to the implementation of organisational and delivery projects, within the context of GWT’s Corporate Plan.

Please download the Job Description & Person Specification below to find out more about the role.

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Learning and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,511
  • Glasgow - A mixture of home, office and remote working
  • Closing 16th August 2021

GWT was established in 2007 as the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice and became a registered Scottish Charitable Organisation in 2015. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational work we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational work includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organise events, facilitate 18 local and three thematic networks across Scotland and deliver pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

Overview of Post

The Officer is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of GWT’s learning and development programme and for building professional intergenerational learning networks across Scotland. The postholder will be committed to developing new, exciting, learning opportunities and participation options including digital learning for a range of individuals working across the private, third and public sector.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  1. Developing, delivering and evaluating a range of training opportunities tailored to meet the needs of individuals, organisations and partnerships.
  2. Raising awareness of the benefits of intergenerational practice and supporting this work across Scotland.
  3. Driving engagement of participants and supporting learner progression through good communication, promotion and marketing.
  4. Leading the growth of GWT’s digital learning channels.

For further details about the post, please download the Job Description & person Specification below.

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