Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Charity registered in Scotland SC043832

Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway is a third sector interface and is funded by the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council to meet four objectives: supporting and developing a strong third sector; developing social enterprise; developing volunteers and volunteering; and, connecting the third sector to community planning.


Current vacancies

Lead Officer – Communities and Sector Support

  • Full time
  • £32,100
  • Dumfries or Stranraer with hybrid working and travel (Hybrid)
  • Closing 28th April 2024

We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people and communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced leader in the third sector to join us as we shape our new strategy and recommit to supporting a strong third sector across Dumfries and Galloway.

As the Lead for Communities and Sector Support, you will lead a team of development officers, support officers and coordinators whose roles include building sector capacity, collaboration, leadership, good governance, sustainability, planning and volunteering.

You will lead the development of Locality Hubs as part of the Community Planning Partnership and work with partners in the local authority, NHS and others on priorities such as Place Planning and Safer Communities.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, you will also have active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience in a programme or leadership role within the third sector and bring a strong understanding of challenges and opportunities facing the sector in Scotland.

You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in community and locality working and will bring a focus on evidence, insights and learning to influence change and build confidence in us.

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Programme Lead - Community Transport

  • Part time
  • £31,100 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer with travel (Hybrid)
  • Closing 28th April 2024

We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people and communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced programme/project leader to join us as we shape a new regional approach to community transport.

As the Lead for Community Transport, you will design and deliver a partnership programme focused on the future of community transport across Dumfries and Galloway and its integration with regional transport, community and economic priorities.

You will join the Community Transport Strategic Development Group and work with partners in Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, South of Scotland Enterprise, transport providers and other stakeholders with a view to developing a sustainable operating/business and funding model over a 30-month programme.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, there will also be active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience of managing a strategic programme or project, working with stakeholders and with excellent planning and relationship building skills. Although there is not a requirement to be an expert in community transport or transport infrastructure, the skills to engage subject matter experts and stakeholders is essential and an understanding of wider community engagement and infrastructure could be beneficial.

You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in community working and will bring a focus on evidence, insights and learning to influence change and build confidence in us.

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Lead Officer – Children, Young People and Families

  • Part time
  • £31,000 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer, with hybrid working and travel (Hybrid)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people & communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced leader in the third sector to join us as our Lead for Children, Young People and Families,

You will lead development of our priorities for children, young people and families, engaging with third sector organisations, partners and stakeholders. This will include learning from the sector across Dumfries and Galloway working alongside children, young people and families, highlighting the work and impact of the sector across the region and building models of support, learning and collaboration. You will also understand and support the interpretation of national and regional policy for the sector.

Our Lead Officer is integral to supporting our sector involvement in Children’s Services Planning and supporting our representation in the Children’s Services Strategy & Planning Partnership. Given the significant focus on children and family involvement, there may be times where the Lead Officer will facilitate or take part in consultation and forum activities involving children, parents and carers. For this reason, full PVG registration will be required.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, there will also be active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience in a programme or leadership role within the third sector and bring a good understanding of third sector children, young people and family policy in Scotland. You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in involvement & participation, the voices and experiences of children and families, children’s rights and the work of the third sector across communities.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please get in touch by email ceo@tsdg.org.uk or by calling 0300 303 8558. To apply, please follow the link to our online application form. For advice and technical help, please call us on 0300 303 8558

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As part of the Employability Team at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, the Development Officer will lead the development of work-based skills and personal development through volunteering.

Supported by our Employability Manager and colleagues across our wider team, the Development Officer will bring learning, research, and insights together to create an active, capacity-building approach to volunteer for employment and employability, whilst contributing to the development of our overall volunteering strategy for the region.

Working in partnership with colleagues in the local authority, health board and enterprise agencies, the Development Officer will represent sector challenges and opportunities whilst making connections with the sector to maxmise the impact of employability activities through the Local Employability Partnership.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

For more information visit gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

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Lead Officer – Communities and Sector Support

  • Full time
  • £32,100
  • Dumfries or Stranraer, with hybrid working and travel
  • Closing 8th March 2024

We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people & communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced leader in the third sector to join us as we shape our new strategy and recommit to supporting a strong third sector across Dumfries and Galloway.

As the Lead for Communities and Sector Support, you will lead a team of development officers, support officers and coordinators whose roles include building sector capacity, collaboration, leadership, good governance, sustainability, planning and volunteering.

You will lead the development of Locality Hubs as part of the Community Planning Partnership and work with partners in the local authority, NHS and others on priorities such as Place Planning and Safer Communities.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, you will also have active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience in a programme or leadership role within the third sector and bring a strong understanding of challenges and opportunities facing the sector in Scotland.

You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in community and locality working and will bring a focus on evidence, insights and learning to influence change and build confidence in us.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Head of Operations, Claire Brown, on 0300 3038558.

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Volunteering for Employment Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,957
  • Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 6th December 2023

Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the Volunteering for Employment Co-ordinator will work with our Employability Manager to support the development of work-based skills and personal development through volunteering, to increasing employment opportunities for people in Dumfries and Galloway.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

Location: Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has two office bases at Dumfries and Stranraer, this post is available to be based at either office.

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Community Health and Wellbeing Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,957.6 pro-rata
  • Dumfries office or hybrid
  • Closing 4th December 2023

The role of the Community Health and Wellbeing Officer is to support and work alongside the Community Health and Wellbeing Manager in the delivery of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s services and relationships in relation to community health and wellbeing, and health and social care.

This involves working directly with voluntary organisations and statutory partners, in particular the health and social care partnership, to support good health and wellbeing across communities in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Officer will work directly with third sector organisations supporting them in early intervention and prevention, to support communities and individuals to remain well and independent at home for as long as possible.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Dumfries and hybrid working
  • Closing 11th September 2023

Who we are

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is a thriving charity that supports and represents charities, social enterprises, community groups, and volunteers across the region. As a Third Sector Interface (TSI), we act as an intermediary between the third sector and statutory partners. Our mandate is to:

• Be a central source of knowledge about the third sector locally

• Be a voice for the sector

• Seek to influence local and national policy

• Facilitate networking and enable collaboration

• Build capacity in the sector and in the community

• Ensure specific tranches of funding are accessible to the Third Sector

The organisation’s principal funder is the Scottish Government, with additional funding from local and regional statutory agencies.

TSDG has had a sustained period of growth and a reputation for quality work. Our CEO is retiring so we are looking for a quality leader to maintain our momentum and help us deliver our vision of “An improved quality of life for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway by working in partnership”.

We wish to appoint a dynamic and passionate CEO to lead us into the next phase of our development and help maximise the capability of the organisations we represent across Dumfries and Galloway.

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Community Engagement Officer (Annandale and Eskdale)

  • Full time
  • £22,957.6
  • Based in Dumfries
  • Closing 27th August 2023

Our organisation

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

Job Summary

The role of Community Engagement Officer is an outward-facing role for the organisation; the role works directly with voluntary organisations, charities, and volunteers to deliver our objectives.

The Community Engagement Officer will work as part of a team led by our Community Engagement Manager. The team’s main responsibility is to support and develop third sector organisations, delivering workshops, training and other information sessions to third sector organisations located across Dumfries and Galloway. Services are delivered in person or online.

This role is an excellent opportunity to use your engagement skills in a variety of different ways.

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Employability Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • Based in Dumfries or Stranraer, covering Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

Please note: This appointment will be temporary to cover the position of Employability Officer while the postholder is on maternity leave. It will continue until the postholder returns to work, subject to the right of the organisation or the employee to terminate the appointment earlier than this.

This role could be considered as a secondment opportunity. You MUST already have agreement from your manager to be released on secondment before applying for this post.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative individual to support the Employability Manager to deliver the scope of the Third Sector Employability Project. They will have the capabilities and experience of building relationships with key organisations within communities. Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

A recent development of our business plan is to develop and support third sector employability services. TSDG is committed to increasing the employability of people in Dumfries and Galloway through improving the capacity, scope and influence of third sector employability provision. We also aim to increase third sector influence and understanding of policy development at national, regional, and local levels.

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Volunteering Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public agencies to identify communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

Our core services are:

  • Helping third sector organisations start, develop and grow.
  • Encouraging and involving volunteers.
  • Finding suitable funding.
  • Creating and delivering sustainable business plans.
  • Identifying the best way to manage people and money.
  • Connecting the sector with Community Planning and Health and Social Care Partnerships.

The role of the Volunteering Officer is to work with the Chief Executive and Community Engagement Manager to co-ordinate the planning and delivery of the TSDG volunteering strategy.

The Volunteering Officer will work as part of a team led by the Community Engagement Manager. The team’s main responsibility is to deliver our core services in line with our business strategy and action plan.

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Programme Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,957 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

The role of the Programme Co-ordinator – External Funds (part time) is to support the administration of funding for the third sector which is administered by TSDG.

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Engagement Officer CLLD

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

The role of Engagement Officer (CLLD) is an outward-facing role for the organisation; the role will work directly with community groups and third sector organisations to encourage their participation in the Community Led Local Development Fund (CLLD) and assist groups in developing project ideas for funding. The post holder will support and develop third sector organisations, delivering workshops, training and other information sessions to organisations located across Dumfries and Galloway. Services will be delivered in person or online.

The Engagement Officer (CLLD) will work as part of the Fund Management team and will be line managed by the Fund Manager. The team’s main responsibility is to provide the management of external funds for which TSDG is the accountable body, including the Dumfries and Galloway Community Led Local Development Fund and the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (which TSDG administers across the South of Scotland). This role will focus on the Community Led Local Development Fund.

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Business Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The Business Support Team is responsible for supporting TSDG core business activities thus enabling engagement, training and relationship-building to flourish across the third sector community in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Business Support Officer will support core business activities and adhoc projects in addition to supporting the Finance and HR functions. The Business Support Officer will also provide some support for the Chief Executive Officer.

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Finance and Resource Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,992
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

The Business Support Team is responsible for supporting TSDG core business activities thus enabling engagement, training and relationship-building to flourish across the third sector community in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Finance and Resources Co-ordinator:

• delivers the core business functions of finance, resources and compliance, and adhoc projects.

• will be an internal expert in these areas and provide advice and recommendations to the Chief Executive, Head of Business Support and Board when required

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Business Support Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th January 2023

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

The Business Support Team is responsible for supporting TSDG core business activities thus enabling engagement and relationship-building to flourish across the third sector community in Dumfries and Galloway.

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We are looking for an experienced administrator who is highly organised, who demonstrates keen attention to detail, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The Business Support Co-ordinator will deputise for the Business Manager and provide administrative support to the Finance and HR functions of TSDG in addition to providing core business and ad hoc project support.

The business support co-ordinator is also the first port of call for people contacting TSDG by phone, email or in person. A friendly and professional manner is essential, and the role requires initiative and a pro-active approach to work.

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Community Engagement Officer (Wigtownshire & The Stewartry)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,957
  • Stranraer/hybrid working
  • Closing 28th November 2022

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

• Do you have a genuine interest in making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway?

• Are you someone who is committed to supporting and developing local third sector organisations to enable this?

We are looking for a Community Engagement Officer who will work alongside the Community Engagement Manager (West) based in Stranraer with a mix of home working where appropriate.

If you have an interest in community empowerment and supporting and strengthening the work of charities in D&G and have the drive, energy, and enthusiasm to build the capacity of local groups, this job could be for you.

If you have experience working in a charity, or volunteering or have worked in community development, we would like to hear from you. Perhaps you have experience in training, or you may be working in the public or private sector. What matters is that you have the drive and ability to engage with a wide range of individuals and groups across the region and put the needs of the third sector first. You will also be great at networking, maintaining relationships with stakeholders while representing TSDG in a positive way.

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Consultancy Opportunity

  • Flexible
  • £30,000
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 15th July 2022

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway invite proposals to take forward the delivery of the Social Enterprise Action Plan for the Dumfries and Galloway Social Enterprise Strategy (see attachment below).

A budget of £30K will be available, with work to take place between July 2022 and March 2023.

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Employability Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,957
  • This post is available for blended office Dumfries / home working.
  • Closing 15th July 2022

The Employability Officer will support the Employability Manager to deliver the scope of the Third Sector Employability Project

This is an exciting opportunity to support Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

A recent development of our business plan is to develop and support third sector employability services. TSDG is committed to increasing the employability of people in Dumfries and Galloway through improving the capacity, scope and influence of third sector employability provision. We also aim to increase third sector influence and understanding of policy development at national, regional, and local levels.

As a member of the Local Employability Partnership (LEP), TSDG supports the aims and objectives of the LEP Improvement Plan and those of “No-one Left Behind”

Overall, our goal is to raise the profile of the third sector as a key partner in delivering employment outcomes in D&G so we are looking for someone with a passion for getting out there and having conversations with grassroots organisations to build knowledge and capacity.

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Employability Officer (Community Transport PSP)

  • Full time
  • £25,070
  • This post is available for blended office (preferably the Dumfries Office)/home working.
  • Closing 21st January 2022

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

We are recruiting an Employability Officer to be part of our team. The Employability Officer will develop, implement and oversee the pathway, and will work with colleagues to develop a sustainable funding model for the project.

We are leading on the development of the Community Transport Public Social Partnership (PSP), working with Statutory and Third Sector Community Transport partners.

We are looking for someone who has a good knowledge of employability programmes, project development skills and who wants to assist people and make a difference to people’s lives.

One of the key workstreams of this PSP is capacity building the community transport sector in Dumfries and Galloway. This includes the development of an employability pathway programme. The programme will develop a model for unemployed people, particularly young people, to gain skills, qualifications and employment in the transport industry.

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Programme Manager – external funds

  • Full time
  • £26,891 – £28,524
  • Dumfries or Stranraer / home working initially
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

The role of the Programme Manager- External Funds is to investigate and secure funding sources for the third sector which can be administered by TSDG and then to manage their administration.

This will require working with local, Scottish and UK government, large funding programmes such as the National Lottery and Borderlands, economic development agencies such as South of Scotland Enterprise, third sector organisations (TSOs) in Dumfries and Galloway and beyond, health and social care partnerships and other third sector interfaces (TSIs). The first confirmed programme to be administered by TSDG is the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (CMH&WBF) for the South of Scotland, valued at £1.52m over two years.

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Programme Administrator - External Funds

  • Full time
  • £21,455 – £24,292
  • Dumfries or Stranraer / home working initially
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

The role of the Programme Administrator - External Funds is to support the Programme Manager- External Funds to investigate and secure funding sources for the third sector which can be administered by TSDG and to manage the administration. Together these two posts form the Fund Programme Management team within TSDG.

The Fund Programme Management team will work with local, Scottish and UK government, large funding programmes such as the National Lottery and Borderlands, economic development agencies such as South of Scotland Enterprise, third sector organisations (TSOs) in Dumfries and Galloway and beyond, health and social care partnerships and other third sector interfaces (TSIs). The first confirmed programme to be administered by TSDG is the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (CMH&WBF) for the South of Scotland, valued at £1.52m over two years. This fund will be administered by the Fund Programme Management team.

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Engagement Officer (Health and Social Care)

  • Part time
  • £21,455 – £24,292 pro-rata
  • Based in the Dumfries or Stranraer office, home working may be required
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

Our core services are:

  • Helping third sector organisations start, develop, and grow through training and events
  • Encouraging and involving volunteers
  • Finding suitable funding sources and administering funding for third sector organisations
  • Creating and delivering sustainable business plans
  • Identifying the best way to manage people and money
  • Connecting the sector with Community Planning and Health and Social Care Integration

The role of the Engagement Officer (Health and Social Care) will be to support the Senior Engagement Officer (Health and Social Care) in the management of TSDG’s services and relationships in relation to health and social care. This may involve working directly with voluntary organisations and statutory partners, in particular the health and social care partnership. This role works alongside the existing engagement team.

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Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,455 – £24,292
  • Based in the Dumfries or Stranraer office, home working may be required
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. We do this by working with third sector partners and public sector agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.

Our core services are:

  • Helping third sector organisations start, develop, and grow through training and events
  • Encouraging and involving volunteers
  • Finding suitable funding sources and administering funding for third sector organisations
  • Creating and delivering sustainable business plans
  • Identifying the best way to manage people and money
  • Connecting the sector with Community Planning and Health and Social Care Integration

The role of Engagement Officer is the outward-facing role of the organisation; the role which works directly with voluntary organisations, charities, and volunteers to deliver our strategic objectives.

The Engagement Officer will work as part of a team led by the Senior Engagement Officer. The team’s main responsibility is to deliver our core services in line with our business plan.

All Engagement Officers will be linked to a geographical area of Dumfries and Galloway and travel will be an important aspect of this work.

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Business Support Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,455
  • This post is available for blended office (Dumfries or Stranraer) / home working initially, dependent on Scottish Government guidance in relation to working at home.
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

The Business Support Team is responsible for supporting TSDG core business activities thus enabling engagement and relationship-building to flourish across the third sector community in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Business Support Co-ordinator will deputise for the Business Manager and provide administrative support to the Finance and HR functions of TSDG in addition to providing core business and adhoc project support.

We are looking for an experienced administrator who is highly organised, demonstrates attention to detail and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. They must be trustworthy and reliable, with a proactive approach to work.

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Employability Officer (Community Transport PSP)

  • Full time
  • £25,070
  • This post is available for blended office (preferably the Dumfries Office)/home working.
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway, by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies.

We are leading on the development of the Community Transport Public Social Partnership (PSP), working with Statutory and Third Sector Community Transport partners.

One of the key workstreams of this PSP is capacity building the community transport sector in Dumfries and Galloway. This includes the development of an employability pathway programme. The programme will develop a model for unemployed people, particularly young people, to gain skills, qualifications and employment in the transport industry.

We are recruiting an Employability Officer to be part of our team. The Employability Officer will develop, implement and oversee the pathway, and will work with colleagues to develop a sustainable funding model for the project.

We are looking for someone who has a good knowledge of employability programmes, project development skills and who wants to assist people and make a difference to people’s lives.

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Business Manager

  • Part time
  • £26,891 – £28,524 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer, with some opportunity for home working
  • Closing 17th September 2021

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. The Business Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of ‘back office’ operations including finance, HR, health and safety, property and general compliance. Other areas of responsibility include assisting the Chief Executive with governance, funding and reporting.

The post holder will manage and delegate work to the Business Support Team who are responsible for the administrative internal processes and procedures underpinning the day-to-day work of TSDG, and will provide higher level/more complex administrative support to the Management Team and Board members.

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Senior Engagement Officer (Health and Social Care)

  • Full time
  • £26,891 – £28,524
  • Based in either Dumfries or Stranraer, with some opportunity for working from home
  • Closing 25th August 2021

The purpose of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged within Dumfries and Galloway. This Senior Engagement Officer post is vital to manage TSDG’s services and relationships within health and social care. This involves working directly with voluntary organisations and statutory partners, in particular the health and social care partnership.

We are looking to recruit an excellent communicator with a firm understanding of health and social care at national and local levels.

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Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive

  • Part time
  • £21,455 – £24,292 pro-rata
  • Flexible home/office working. Our offices are Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 9th July 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Dumfries and Galloway by working in partnership with third sector organisations and public sector agencies. We now require an organised, professional, pro-active person to provide executive support for the Chief Executive. We are looking for someone with a helpful, ‘can do’ attitude, a problem solver with excellent communication, time management and customer care skills.

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Engagement Officer (Funding)

  • Full time
  • £21,455 – £24,292
  • Flexible home working with base in either Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway works with third sector partners and public agencies to support voluntary organisations and our local communities. The Engagement Officer (Funding) is vital in providing information and expertise about funding opportunities to the team and the wider third sector. We are looking to recruit an excellent communicator who has a methodical and organised approach to gathering, collecting, managing and disseminating large amounts of information.

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Digital Inclusion Officer (fixed term for 2 years)

  • Full time
  • £26,891 – £28,524
  • Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 17th May 2021

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) works with third sector partners and public agencies to support voluntary organisations and our local communities. We are looking for a motivated and energetic Digital Inclusion Officer to work as part of our management team. You will create and deliver our strategic approach to digital inclusion in this large rural area where digital exclusion is a real barrier to growth and well-being. TSDG has a central role to play in breaking down this barrier by working with local communities to identify the impact of digital exclusion and enabling the third sector to respond through additional funding and support. Volunteers will play a major part in delivering our digital strategy.

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