Highland Third Sector Interface
Highland Third Sector Interface

Charity registered in Scotland SC043521

The Highland Third Sector Interface was formed in 2012 and our mission is to ensure that the Third Sector in Highlands is strong, developing and a valued community and regional asset. At the HTSI we coordinate the regional work, specifically strategic involvement with the public and private sectors, while supporting the locally delivered work of our Partners.

Current vacancies

Community Justice Partnership (CJP) Manager

  • Part time
  • from £34,231 pro-rata
  • HTSI Office, Dingwall (with some flexibility) (Hybrid)
  • Closing 28th April 2024

About Us.

The Highland Third Sector Interface started work in late 2012 and officially launched early 2013. We are funded by the Scottish Government, among others, and are one of a network of 32 other ‘Third Sector Interfaces’ across Scotland.

What is a TSI?

A Third Sector Interface provides a single point of access for support and advice for the Third Sector within a local area. They have an outcome framework that they have to work within, but how that is done is very much based on local need and diversity within the geography and nature of the Third Sector in that area.

About the CJP

The Highland Community Justice Partnership (CJP) was established in 2016 in response to the new Community Justice Scotland Act (2016). The role of the Partnership is simply to work better together in partnership to help prevent offending and reduce reoffending.

About this Role

The model for community justice in Scotland places local strategic planning and delivery of community justice services through Community Planning Partnerships. The purpose of this post is to support the delivery of the local Highland Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan, the operation and reporting of the Community Justice Partnership.

Responsibilities:

CJP Support

• Support the CJP to build relationships and cooperation, supporting the development and delivery of the Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan

• To support information sharing and transparency across the governance pathway through the CJP, Highland CPP and elsewhere as agreed.

Community Justice Development

• Support the CJP to leverage in resourcing to deliver change and actions within the Plan that develops approaches to community justice in Highland

• Actively involve the Third Sector, communities, service users, families and victims of offending in the planning and delivery of the work of the CJP and individual partners.

Reporting

• Preparing and submitting reports and other information , with support from the CJP, to Scottish ministers and CJS

• Prepare and submit the annual report, based on the information submitted by the CJP organisations, both to the Scottish Ministers/CJS and a second public facing report to demonstrate progression and performance of the CJP

As a team member

• Provide line management for the CJP Development Officer

• Work collaboratively and respectfully of colleagues, stakeholders and others

• Be professional, bringing your best effort and in an honest and non-judgmental way

• Undertake any other reasonable task

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Senior Development Officer (Community Justice)

  • Part time
  • £29,386 pro-rata
  • HTSI Office, Dingwall (with some flexibility)
  • Closing 16th October 2023

Purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for supporting development of the Community Justice Partnership join plans and activities to strengthen activity across a wide range of key focus areas, including but not limited to: the development of Community Payback Orders in third sector and community groups, events for partnership working across sectors and organisations, the development of an information and signposting website and commissioning of research.

Responsibilities:

Partnership Support

• Working 1-1 with organisations and key stakeholders to support their involvement and engagement with the CJP and Community Justice.

• To support information sharing opportunities for developing new areas of collaboration and facilitating that where possible.

Information Sharing

• Manage the new CJP Website, including managing and maintaining a wide range of information for publication and sharing in other formats.

• Support the publication and delivery of newsletters and information for the CJP and other stakeholders.

Research and Data

• Support the maintenance for the CJP data dashboard

• Lead on the management of research commissioned

CPO Development

• Support the development of confidence and engagement of the Third Sector as a support for delivery of CPOs, supporting communities to maximise the payback opportunities.

As a team member

• Work collaboratively and support the CJP Manager in a wide range of tasks

• Be professional, working respectfully and honestly

• Undertake any other reasonable task

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Volunteer & Placement Co-ordinator - Café 1668

  • Part time
  • £25,707 – £28,956 pro-rata
  • Café 1668, Inverness
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

The post holder will be responsible for supporting volunteers and placements in the café, ensuring their competency and providing training to grow confidence. The role will specifically work with Criminal Justice Social Work to ensure that we are able to provide placements for people on Community Payback Orders (CPOs) and to pair them with support from volunteers already trained and able to provide support and guidance in the role.

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Organisational and Entrepreneurial Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,707 – £28,956
  • Highland
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Responsibilities:

Organisational Support

  • Working 1-1 with organisations looking to develop their portfolio of activity, develop new business plans, needs analysis and business cases to provide advice and guidance on best practice.
  • To support information sharing on diversifying income bases, best trading practices and link them to support for developing entrepreneurial activity.

Forums, Training and Development

  • Manage the HTSI Employability and Social Enterprise Forum/Networks
  • Identify, and provide training opportunities for organisations and individuals around business growth and development.

Developing leaders and ambassadors

  • Manage the HTSI Managers Mentoring programme
  • Support development of media and public awareness of the values of social buying and investment

Evidence Gathering

  • Case recording as required
  • Providing report and gathering evidence of impact as necessary for funders assurance reporting
  • Supporting research into the Third Sector, social enterprise and social investment.

As a team member

  • Work collaboratively and support the wider team responsibilities
  • Be professional, working respectfully and honestly
  • Undertake any other reasonable task

About You.

Qualifications and Training:

  • Good standard of education with a minimum of Standard Grade or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Evidence that you take your own personal and professional development seriously, i.e. engagement with professional training

Experience:

  • Experience of running or managing a small or medium enterprise, private or third sector
  • Experience communicating well to mixed audiences in person, in writing and potentially online via websites or social media
  • Experience of securing funding and/or investment in business, profit making or not for profit.
  • Experience of volunteering or working in the third sector
  • Experience out with education, this could be through volunteering, work or personal life - someone with lived experience of the workplace and/or life’s ups and downs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent digital skills, confident with Office 365 and potentially experienced in data, finance or communication packages
  • The ability to build and maintain a network, making contacts and building a knowledge base about organisations and people
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to take ownership of your work,
  • The ability to work unsupervised but within a team and a teamwork environment
  • Some one who can think analytically, problem solve and is able to deal with challenge and challenging circumstances

Your values and behaviours

  • Demonstrable commitment to the work of the third sector and recognition of the value that this work represents
  • Commitment to equality, inclusion and working well with others
  • Leading by example through professional behaviours
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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings usually take place online
  • Closing 14th March 2023

HTSI are looking to recruit new Board Members to join an experienced and innovative team.

Application packs can be downloaded below. Applicants are encouraged to contact our Chief Officer, Mhairi Wylie, or by appointment with our Chair, Cath Wright for an informal chat before applying.

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Development Officer THRE - Third Sector Human Rights and Equalities

  • Full time
  • £29,408
  • Home-based/HTSI office as appropriate
  • Closing 25th January 2023

We are looking for someone with a passion for human rights and equalities to join the THRE team.

THRE (Third Sector Human Rights and Equalities) is a new Scotland-wide project led by GCVS in partnership with HTSI and EVOC. We develop resources, training and networks to support Scotland’s third-sector organisations towards taking a human rights and equalities first approach to their organisational development and delivery.

This role is based at project partner Highland TSI and you will act as the project’s North of Scotland lead, working with teammates based in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

This role can be home or office based, and we would be looking for you to live in or have a strong current connection to the North of Scotland and an understanding of the issues and needs of third-sector organisations working in this part of the country.

As one of the projects Development Officers, your core role will be the development and delivery of courses and resources alongside building relationships and working with the third sector in the north of Scotland and the network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) in your area.

THRE is funded by the Scottish Government Equality and Human Rights Fund.

You can find out more about THRE by visiting our website thre.org.uk

Specific Duties are likely to include:

  • Developing, organising and delivering training on equalities and human rights issues of relevance to the third sector
  • Providing guidance and information to TSIs and third sector organisations on issues related to equalities and human rights including articulating the nuanced differences and similarities of the two themes and their application into practice
  • Identifying and sharing existing guidance materials and tools of use to third sector organisations and developing new materials where they are required.
  • Working with local Third Sector Interfaces in the region to identify and respond to training needs, including providing TSIs with updates on activities undertaken
  • Preparing communications for distribution, including a regular project ebulletin
  • Contributing to the preparation of reports and publications
  • Maintaining records as required and ensuring that all monitoring and impact measurement processes are followed

The post is part of a small team and it is anticipated that team members will need to work flexibly, using the various skills of team members to greatest effect.

Additional Information:

It is the nature of work within a TSI that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All employees are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises so those tasks which are not

specifically covered in their job description are undertaken. These additional duties will normally be compatible with the regular type of work required by the post. If the additional responsibility or tasks becomes a regular or frequent part of the employee’s job it will be included in the job description in consultation with the employee.

This project is a national project and regular travel across the north of Scotland, including the Islands, and occasional travel across Scotland should be expected.

Owing to the geography of the area the post holder will be expected to hold a valid UK driving license and have access to their own vehicle for work purposes as required by the needs of the post.

General

To adhere to HTSI policies and procedures, particularly those relating to equal opportunities and health and safety.

To participate in performance management, staff learning and development programmes.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential skills for this post

  • A strong understanding of legislation, good practice, and challenges in the fields of equalities and/or human rights and their practical application
  • A strong personal commitment to furthering equalities and human rights in Scotland
  • An understanding of the third sector in Scotland and the contribution the sector makes to furthering equalities and human rights.
  • An understanding of the particular issues and needs facing third-sector organisations working in the North of Scotland.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training, ideally in the fields of equalities and/or human rights.
  • Experience of developing tools and other resources that support capacity building of individuals or organisations.
  • Strong customer-focused skills, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well organised, with the ability to independently plan future work
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills and an ability to act as a strong, effective ambassador for HTSI and the wider third sector
  • Educated to SCQF Level 9 or with comparable experience.

Desirable

  • Strong understanding of wider development needs of third-sector organisations – for example fundraising, HR, governance and volunteer management – and how equalities and human rights are relevant to these areas.
  • Experience of providing capacity building support to organisations, ideally in the third sector.
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Refugee Resettlement Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,255
  • Dingwall, with travel through Highland
  • Closing 24th October 2022

As the refugee resettlement, related to the Ukrainian conflict, continues we are looking for someone with great organisational and communication skills to support the leadership and co-ordination of response within the Third Sector in Highland. This is a new role within HTSI combining aspects of an interface between the public sector arrangements and planning and the third sector service providers, support structures and volunteers.

Working closely with the Highland Council’s Resettlement team, and within Scottish Government Guidance, the post holder will provide a combination of assistance and support to a wide range of individuals and organisations, including host families, refugees and their families, volunteers and the third and public sector. Refugee families are predominantly within hotel settings at the moment, but the post would work with individuals and families as this settlement becomes more dispersed.

They will be responsible for gathering information on services that can support individuals, identifying areas of needs within refugee and host families and support them to ‘link-in’ to services.

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Development Officer (Community Payback Orders)

  • Part time
  • £24,718 pro-rata
  • Dingwall, with some flexibility and occasional travel with notice throughout Highland
  • Closing 12th September 2022

The post will lead on engaging more third sector organisations to support and host Community Payback Orders (CPOs)– community sentences – though the provision of information, toolkits and 1-1 guidance and training for organisations. The post will also support the ongoing development of the understanding of community justice within Highland and the importance of the role within rehabilitation and prevention that the third sector have.

As a result the post holder needs to be someone with excellent communication and presentation skills. Understanding and valuing the impact of early intervention and the need for rehabilitation and restorative justice within communities will be an important aspect to bring to the role.

Key Tasks:

  • To maintain a personal competency in relation to the needs of the role, including but not limited to, an understanding of the needs of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) around the hosting of placements for people on a CPO, the needs of the referring agency and skills in writing and delivering complex messages clearly. The post holder will also have to maintain a good understanding of the wider community justice landscape.
  • To develop and maintain a library of relevant information, toolkits and training materials from which to advise and guide TSOs.
  • To support TSOs on a one to one basis with advice and guidance, maintaining accurate records and managing their own administrative needs.
  • To deliver training and advice session to TSOs as necessary.
  • To produce and maintain content for the Community Justice website, HTSI website and other platforms as necessary.
  • To support the publication and maintenance of documentation, a wide range of ‘self-help’ tools and packs for TSOs.
  • Supporting the promotion of the Third Sector, its role and importance within Communities and the rehabilitation and early intervention/prevention agendas.
  • To contribute to the production of the Community Justice Annual Report and other external communications for wider stakeholder information.
  • To work collectively across the development team and wider HTSI organisation collaboratively, respectfully, fairly and honestly; always undertaking to represent the organisation in an appropriate manner and with the integrity expected by HTSI.
  • To undertake any other reasonable task required of the post by the line manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience

  • Experience of working within the Third Sector for more than two years
  • Experience of the implementation and upkeep of work planning
  • Experience of Third Sector Governance and charity regulation
  • Experience of delivering training and/or one to one advice work
  • Experience of supervision or support for staff or volunteers
  • Experience of facilitating and working within a community setting

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the third sector, ideally within Highland and/or a rural area.
  • Knowledge of existing support, training and tools available to the Third Sector in Highland
  • Knowledge of infrastructure support for TSOs
  • An ability to write and deliver training to a high standard
  • A high competency in oral and written communication skills – graduate level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the role and functions of an Interface, specifically the Highland TSI.
  • Good presentational skills, including the ability to create and use PowerPoint.
  • Good Computer and IT skills including – Microsoft, Windows and Excel, Facebook and twitter
  • Some awareness of filming, social reporting and/or other digital engagement tools would be an advantage but isn’t essential.

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter, proactive and excellent organiser with the ability to work to project management level.
  • Leadership skills and an understanding of which style of leadership is appropriate for a given situation
  • Negotiation, representation and influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills – flexibility for different audiences, tact, diplomacy, adaptability.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Approachable, confident and at ease with others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, and equality of opportunity

Responsible to: Community Justice Partnership Manager

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Development Officer (Volunteer and Volunteering)

  • Full time
  • £24,718
  • Dingwall, with some flexibility and occasional travel with notice throughout the Inner Moray Firth
  • Closing 12th September 2022

This post will support two streams of work. Firstly supporting individuals into volunteering roles with a particular emphasis on one to one support for those struggling to navigate or secure a role through more traditional pathways. Secondly it will support volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) in the planning development and promotion of their volunteering programmes and roles.

In the first instance the role holder will advertise and support the promotion of roles within the Inner Moray Firth area. They will look at new ways to encourage individuals to volunteer and help promote the concept of volunteering to different groups in our communities. Secondly they will support organisations to ensure appropriate management of volunteers through the development of management systems, policies and cultures. They will provide advice, support and assistance on a one to one basis; promoting effective and supportive volunteer environments.

On a one to one basis they will support those who would struggle to identify a volunteering opportunity, possibly through lack of confidence, skills or suitability, and work with them to secure options to take this forward and the promotion of volunteering opportunities, the benefits of volunteering and the development of new opportunities for people with additional support needs.

This role is focused on the individuals who are, could or may be likely to volunteer and on the organisations who provide volunteering opportunities and their development.

Key Tasks:

  • To maintain an awareness of volunteer involving organisations (VIOs), the roles and posts available and their requirements.
  • To develop and maintain a catalogue of relevant promotional materials and opportunities to engage with new volunteers, offer advice and tools for VIOs and promote the concept of volunteering as a whole.
  • To support VIOs on a one to one basis with developing appropriate management and support techniques for volunteers, including risk management and supervision methods.
  • To support individuals on a one to one basis with securing volunteering opportunities, maintaining accurate case records and systems recording these interactions.
  • To attend community events and engage different groups within communities around the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities.
  • To promote the annual campaign around volunteer week
  • To manage the Saltire Ambassador process for Highland and the Saltire Summit Awards
  • To manage and deliver the long service awards for volunteers in Highland
  • To produce and maintain content for the HTSI website, eLearning provision and other platforms as necessary.
  • To support the publication and maintenance of a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the Inner Moray Firth and elsewhere as required.
  • Supporting the promotion of the Third Sector, its role and importance within Communities; encouraging new volunteers to support community activity
  • To contribute to the production of the HTSI Annual Report and other external communications for wider stakeholder information.
  • To work collectively across the development team and wider HTSI organisation collaboratively, respectfully, fairly and honestly; always undertaking to represent the organisation in an appropriate manner and with the integrity expected by HTSI.
  • To undertake any other reasonable task required of the post by the line manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience

  • Experience of working within the Third Sector for more than two years
  • Experience of the implementation and upkeep of work planning
  • Experience of volunteering personally
  • Experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage
  • Experience of promotional activities and public engagement
  • Experience of working with social media for work.
  • Experience of facilitating and working within a community setting

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the third sector, ideally within Highland and/or a rural area.
  • Knowledge of existing support, training and tools available to promote volunteering
  • Knowledge of the benefits of volunteering and its impacts on employability/health
  • Knowledge and evidenced use of working with volunteers
  • A high competency in oral and written communication skills – graduate level or life skills equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the role and functions of an Interface, specifically the Highland TSI.
  • Good presentational skills, including the ability to create and use PowerpPoint.
  • Good Computer and IT skills including – Microsoft, Windows and Excel, facebook and twitter
  • Some awareness of filming, social reporting and/or other digital engagement tools would be an advantage but isn’t essential.

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter, proactive and excellent organiser with the ability to work to project management level.
  • Leadership skills and an understanding of which style of leadership is appropriate for a given situation
  • Negotiation, representation and influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills – flexibility for different audiences, tact, diplomacy, adaptability.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Approachable, confident and at ease with others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, and equality of opportunity

Responsible to:Responsible to: TSI Services Manager

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Volunteer and Placement Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,541 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 26th June 2022

This new post will support a development of a buddy based training and development placement scheme, pairing individuals who have come through the justice system on a community sentence with buddy volunteers to help provide support and training, working to reduce the likelihood of their undertaking offending behaviour again. As an individual you will have to be someone who can work well with volunteers and people from complex and often chaotic backgrounds.

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Custody Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,910
  • Inverness police station
  • Closing 26th June 2022

The Custody Link service are looking for a new member to join the small team based out from the custody suite in Inverness police station. The post is initially for 12 months with additional funding being actively sought. The post holder will be subject to full police vetting.

The Link Worker will work with individuals referred through the custody suite and link them into services and support that will help to reduce chaotic elements within their lives, support better outcomes and reduce their likelihood of offending.

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Third Sector Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,082 – £25,614
  • Flexible, some home working considered with travel throughout Highland as necessary.
  • Closing 15th May 2022

The post will be one of a team of development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth and for resilience planning across Highland. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning. The post will also support the ongoing development of the Highland Resilience Network, working with another part time colleague to enrol and support organisations registering as a resilience partner.

The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.

Key Tasks:

  1. To maintain a personal competency in relation to the needs of the role, including but not limited to, an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and legal aspects of running a TSO, good practice in governance, charity law and funding practices. The post holder will also have to maintain a good understanding of the resilience landscape.
  2. To develop and maintain a reference library of relevant information, referral options and guides from which to advise and guide TSOs.
  3. To support TSOs on a one to one basis with advice and guidance, maintaining accurate case records and systems recording these interactions.
  4. To deliver training and advice session to TSOs as necessary.
  5. To produce and maintain content for the HRN website, HTSI website and other platforms as necessary.
  6. To support the publication and maintenance of the HRN documentation, a wide range of ‘self-help’ tools and packs for TSOs.
  7. Supporting the promotion of the Third Sector, its role and importance within Communities; encouraging new developments and sharing information to support community development and resilience.
  8. To contribute to the production of the HTSI Annual Report and other external communications for wider stakeholder information.
  9. To work collectively across the development team and wider HTSI organisation collaboratively, respectfully, fairly and honestly; always undertaking to represent the organisation in an appropriate manner and with the integrity expected by HTSI.
  10. To undertake any other reasonable task required of the post by the line manager.

Person Specification

Experience

  • Experience of working within the Third Sector for more than two years
  • Experience of the implementation and upkeep of work planning
  • Experience of Third Sector Governance and charity regulation
  • Experience of delivering training and/or one to one advice work
  • Experience of development within a small/medium organisation.
  • Experience of governance from the perspective of working or volunteering within the Third Sector.
  • Experience of facilitating and working within a community setting

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the third sector, ideally within Highland and/or a rural area.
  • Knowledge of existing support, training and tools available to the Third Sector in Highland
  • Knowledge of charity law/regulation
  • Knowledge of infrastructure support for TSOs
  • An ability to write and deliver training to a high standard
  • A high competency in oral and written communication skills – graduate level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the role and functions of an Interface, specifically the Highland TSI.
  • Good presentational skills, including the ability to create and use PowerPoint.
  • Good Computer and IT skills including – Microsoft, Windows and Excel, Facebook and twitter
  • Some awareness of filming, social reporting and/or other digital engagement tools would be an advantage but isn’t essential.

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter, proactive and excellent organiser with the ability to work to project management level.
  • Leadership skills and an understanding of which style of leadership is appropriate for a given situation
  • Negotiation, representation and influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills – flexibility for different audiences, tact, diplomacy, adaptability.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Approachable, confident and at ease with others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, and equality of opportunity

Responsible to: TSI Services Manager

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LGOWIT Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,910
  • Negotiable, home based, or office based in Dingwall, but the applicant needs to be able to travel to and within Highland.
  • Closing 24th April 2022

Job Purpose

The post holder will support the delivery of the current and ambitious plan for LGOWIT, focusing on the regional planning and projects. They will have a key role in looking at the new proposals for LGOWIT to move towards becoming its own organisation and helping to secure a long term financial future for the new organisation.

The post holder will also take a responsible role for the wider promotion and education of self-management, assisting with the existing forum and service delivery as required by the organisation to reach its strategic ambitions.

LGOWIT Vision

Highland has a culture of delivering a person-centred approach to wellbeing through the promotion of self management.

The LGOWIT Vision will be achieved through the provision of self management education for people and organisations.

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LGOWIT Living Better Group Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,541 pro-rata
  • Negotiable, home based, or office based in Dingwall, but the applicant needs to be able to travel to and within Highland local authority area, travel throughout Highland
  • Closing 24th April 2022

The purpose of the role is to provide a direct support to individuals who live with a long term condition to access peer support, information and training around the use and practice of self-management techniques. The post holder will do this through supporting the establishment and development of peer support groups – both online and in person – as well as ensuring a competent volunteer pathway for the deliver of these groups and training.

Additionally, the role will support the wider engagement of LGOWIT to ensure local awareness and referral pathways throughout Highland as required by the project.

LGOWIT Vision

Highland has a culture of delivering a person-centred approach to wellbeing through the promotion of self management.

The LGOWIT Vision will be achieved through the provision of self management education for people and organisations.

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Development Officer (Resilience Network)

  • Part time
  • £25,614 pro-rata
  • Dingwall, with travelling throughout Highland
  • Closing 31st January 2022

The post will be responsible for supporting the establishment of the newly developed Highland Third Sector Resilience Network, including embedding the current process and developing stage two of the projects to encourage more collaboration across groups within communities. They will also have responsibility for formalising and maintaining a wide variety of partnerships to create referral processes necessary for joint planning at community or organisational level.

The post is intended to support the next stage of development for the network and is currently funded for another 12 months with ambitions to establish something more permanent subject to funding. There are a clear set of outcomes expected around embedding much of this workstream into main TSI functions within Highland throughout the coming year.

Please download the Job Description below for further details.

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Development Officer (Funding and Fundraising)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,541
  • Flexible and homeworking considered, Core Office Base from Dingwall
  • Closing 7th February 2022

The post will be one of a team of development officer posts across the organisation but with a regional remit specifically around supporting the management of funding distributed to the Third Sector by HTSI, as well as a source of support for the Sector in Highland around funding and fundraising.

Intermittently, HTSI act as a conduit for funding to the sector in Highland and to ensure that this is done fairly and efficiently, fully taking the opportunity to demonstrate the value and impact of the sector as a delivery mechanism, we are now looking to develop a dedicated role.

The post will be responsible for working with stakeholders, designing, managing and co-ordinating the implementation of funding processes. They will also have primary responsibility for drafting reports and providing assurance to the CO, HTSI Board and funding partners.

The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to the sector around fundraising ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the development of training and reference material for a stronger Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.

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TSI Equalities & Human Rights Project Development Officer (North of Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £28,500
  • Dingwall, Flexible Working Considered
  • Closing 6th January 2022

The post-holder will be part of a small team working nationally with the network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to improve equalities and human rights practice within the third sector. They’ll play a key role in delivering training, guidance and resources for TSIs and other third sector organisations.

The programme is funded by Scottish Government through the Equality and Human Rights Fund. To ensure national coverage different posts will be employed by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) and Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI).

Strong understanding of legislation, good practice, and challenges in the fields of equalities and human rights and their practical application is essential as well as experience of developing and delivering training, ideally in the fields of equalities and/or human rights

Responsible to: Both the TSI EHR Project Manager and the HTSI CEO

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Senior Development Officer (Regional)

  • Full time
  • £25,614
  • Dingwall
  • Closing 6th January 2022

The post holder will be a senior development officer leading a series of new activities and areas of development for HTSI around their strategic ambitions. They will work closely and directly with the Chief Officer and the Senior Development Officer for the Digital and Membership Team to deliver the wider range of regionally based and driven responsibilities of the organisations and its TSI functions.

As part of their individual role they will work with a range of partners and stakeholders and must be confident in building relationships and networks across sectors. They will lead on activities specifically related, but not restricted to, employability, training, political engagement and mentoring.

Together with the HTSI CO, they will consider how the overall performance of the organisation is managed and ensure delivery of the annual operating plan.

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Development Officer (Resilience Network)

  • Part time
  • £25,614 pro-rata
  • Dingwall, with travelling throughout Highland
  • Closing 30th November 2021

The post will be responsible for supporting the establishment of the newly developed Highland Third Sector Resilience Network, including embedding the current process and developing stage two of the projects to encourage more collaboration across groups within communities. They will also have responsibility for formalising and maintaining a wide variety of partnerships to create referral processes necessary for joint planning at community or organisational level.

The post is intended to support the next stage of development for the network and is currently funded for another 12 months with ambitions to establish something more permanent subject to funding. There are a clear set of outcomes expected around embedding much of this workstream into main TSI functions within Highland throughout the coming year.

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Development Officer (Digital Engagement – LGOWIT)

  • Full time
  • £23,080
  • Dingwall, would consider home based working
  • Closing 29th October 2021

The post holder is responsible for supporting a new programme of engagement and options appraisal work around services to support people living with a long-term health condition (LTC) practice self-management.

Specifically, the post holder will lead on work to scope options for digital delivery and support, based on feedback and engagement from people with a LTC and other stakeholders. The options will then be developed into proposals and working alongside other LGOWIT colleagues the postholder will pilot preferred options. Before the completion of the fixed project term, the post holder will complete the work with a full report and provide recommendations for progress.

Key Tasks:

  • Develop a detailed project plan and timeline for completion against the project outline and expectations.
  • To plan and execute a wide range of engagement activities to capture stakeholder views and input in the initial scoping, piloting and final recommendations stages of the project.
  • To work closely with other member of the LGOWIT and HTSI teams to ensure full delivery of the project plan and expectations.
  • To maintain accurate records and notes necessary to inform the project development and final reporting.
  • To produce stage completion and final project reporting with detailed indications of learning, recommendations, and next steps as appropriate.
  • To support the general work of promoting self-management and its benefits for those living with a long term condition.
  • To ensure that regular information on project progress and development is provided to the LGOWIT team and funders as appropriate.
  • To assist with the compilation of monitoring and reporting as required by funders and partners.
  • To assist with the communication and promotion of LGOWIT’s work purpose and aims as necessary.
  • To undertake any other reasonable task required of the post by the line manager.

Person Specification

Experience

  • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft packages, including word, PowerPoint, excel and outlook
  • Experience of working within a small team, preferably withing the third sector
  • Experience of dealing with the public and public enquiries, particularly via email and on the phone
  • Experience of community engagement or of working with community groups
  • Experience of writing for business and wider circulation in a business setting
  • Experience of project working, ideally planning and management

Knowledge and skills

  • Educated to standard grade level in English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Evidenced experience in working with Microsoft packages
  • Knowledge of confidentiality requirements and the management of personal data
  • Evidenced experience of co-ordinating events for the public
  • Knowledge of basic risk management, particularly as it pertains to digital work
  • Knowledge of common digital platforms such as MS Teams, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Zoom etc.
  • Public speaking skills, specifically an ability to engage and talk to/with a wide range of people
  • Some knowledge of the principles of self-management as it related to long term health conditions would be an advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Self-starter, proactive and excellent organiser with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Good interpersonal skills – flexibility for different audiences, tact, diplomacy, adaptability.
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Approachable, confident and at ease with others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, and equality of opportunity

Responsible to:LGOWIT Project Manager

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Development Officer – Digital, Membership and Communications

  • Part time
  • £22,408 pro-rata
  • Dingwall, consider some flexible home working
  • Closing 20th July 2021

HTSI are looking for a creative, hard working and motivated individual to join a new team within the organisation, focused on improving and developing membership communications and overall experience. Working across the various functions of the team the individual will be able to support website development and content management, social media content and management, and design and publication of visual material for publication. You would have to have a good level of written communication, familiar with social media platforms, website development software (such as Wix or Weebly) and software for design, such as Creative Cloud, InDesign and Photoshop.

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The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning. The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets.

The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.

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Custody Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,614
  • Inverness Police Station
  • Closing 20th May 2021

Do you have a passion for preventative work? Do you get excited by innovation and new opportunities? We are looking for someone with exceptional communication skills, a passion for rehabilitation and prevention and strong belief in partnership approaches.

The post will join an existing team of two working 35 hrs a week on a shift pattern, to include evenings and a half day weekend shift on rotation. To be based within the Custody Suite of Inverness Police Station (currently home based but transitioning back following COVID Restrictions), but will work extensively in communities throughout Highland. The project is currently funded for a three year pilot phase.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dingwall
  • Closing 5th April 2021

The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) is an award winning regional development, advocacy and support organisation for community groups, charities and social enterprises in Highland. Anticipating the retirement of three Board Members in the Autumn of 2021 we are looking to recruit new Board members to join an experienced and innovative team.

We are specifically looking to appoint members based on demonstrable experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Legal and Risk Management
  • Human resources
  • Regional or national governance
  • Regional or national level partnership working
  • Financial planning and management
  • Community Justice
  • Political and parliamentary engagement
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The post will be one of a team of development officer within HTSI but with a specific regional wide remit for promoting the participation of the Third Sector in decision making forum and their contribution to policy, both nationally and regionally. This specific role will work with existing representatives elected from within the HTSI membership to support them in undertaking their responsibilities, including the circulation of communication and engagement within the membership.

The post holder will be responsible for leading on developing the representative pathway in Highland, the recruitment and development of representatives and the co-ordination of policy response on behalf of Members of HTSI.

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