CVS Falkirk
CVS Falkirk

Charity registered in Scotland SC000312

As the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area, we’re a local, independent charitable company which exists to promote, develop and represent the third sector and volunteering.

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Community Participation and Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

CVS Falkirk & District is pleased to announce a new vacancy within our team: Community Participation and Engagement Manager. Funded directly by Scottish Government, the Community Participation and Engagement Manager, is a newly created role to shape, and contribute to, an important and innovative programme of work Greener Grangemouth: a 10-year programme as part of the Grangemouth and Falkirk Growth Deal (2024-2034) putting community health and wellbeing at the heart of Grangemouth’s Just Transition Programme.

We are looking for a person who understands the community landscape of Grangemouth, the priorities and challenges faced by the people who live and work in the town and is interested in supporting the transition to net zero through the decarbonisation of industry and community justice.

With strong communication skills, and exceptional at managing relationships, the postholder will engage with a wide network of stakeholders including representatives from the third sector and local communities, industry, business, public sector, and academic sector to create a visible and consistent ‘on the ground’ presence in Grangemouth, focusing on developing relationships with people across the breadth of the community, ensuring those seldom heard have a route to participation, and supporting collaboration across networks.

There is no fixed route map for how to do this and it is a significant challenge. Whilst enhancing community capacity to take part in the Just Transition process in Grangemouth, the Community Participation and Engagement Manager will be fundamental to establishing a new approach to multi-partner participatory democracy.

About CVS Falkirk & District

CVS Falkirk & District is an independent registered charity and company limited by guarantee and is recognised as the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area. CVS Falkirk & District is committed to supporting the development of community empowerment, driven by local communities working alongside public services to improve the lives of people living in the Falkirk and District area through:

• Strengthening its role as an Anchor Institution to support and empower Falkirk’s communities through the development of a strong and independent third sector.

• Supporting and developing volunteering, social enterprise, organisational development, third sector partnering making key contributions to the delivery of the CPP Falkirk Plan and associated initiatives and strategies.

• Bringing the third sector together through thematic forums and community leadership to contribute to local and national policy and strategic initiatives.

• Continuously improving its services to offer best value to its clients, stakeholders, third sector and communities.

We are a small team, highly motivated and with a wealth of expertise in developing new projects and programmes supporting community participation and engagement through collaboration, co-production and partnerships. We promote continuous learning and work hard to being an inclusive and supportive workplace.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including hybrid working, an excellent pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday plus 12 public holidays per year as well as a workplace health and wellbeing plan where you can claim back some of the costs associated with essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services.

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Community Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 14th March 2024

Funded by Foundation Scotland, CVS Falkirk has created a new role and a unique opportunity to work within the communities of Denny, Dunipace, Dennyloanhead and Head of Muir to build capacity, encourage and increase community engagement, volunteering and participation by local people for local people.

Through a place based approach, the Community Development Officer will support and be a catalyst to increasing community activity in Denny, Dunipace, Dennyloanhead and Head of Muir, building on residents’ skills and knowledge, and stimulating community capacity and increasing volunteerism amongst new and existing community groups.

Providing community engagement and development opportunities to support new and existing groups to collaborate and take their ideas forward, bringing to fruition key community projects, and contributing to the local Community Action Plan.

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Capacity Building Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 30th November 2023

Through a place based approach, the Capacity Building Development Officer will support the development and sustainability of the local third sector by providing tailored organisational development support covering; governance, funding, socially enterprising activity, business planning, volunteering management and community leadership to create strong infrastructures to enable and empower third sector groups and organisations to take forward their aspirations of community ownership and community asset transfer.

This is a key role within our Empowering Communities Programme providing capacity building support services to be a catalyst in community regeneration and community ownership, encouraging community wealth and health building principles through learning and training opportunities, knowledge exchange and peer networking within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

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Social Impact Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 30th November 2023

CVS Falkirk have created the new role of Social Impact Development Officer to utilise the Empowering Communities Programme data to measure and help maximise our impact by ensuring evidence gathering and evaluations systems are robust and in place to support our own impact measurement of this programme, developing a deeper understanding of the progress made since the implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act particularly around positive change, connecting communities to third sector provision and supporting safer and empowered communities.

The post holder will encourage and empower third sector groups and organisations to embed effective evaluation systems within their work activity, service delivery and outcomes and have confidence in demonstrating both the impact and the difference that they make in their community, to funders and stakeholders to enable them to seek investment and development opportunities.

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Volunteering Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 30th November 2023

The Volunteering Development Officer will recruit, support and develop volunteering throughout Falkirk and District: supporting people to become volunteers while supporting groups and organisations to develop inclusive and meaningful opportunities and placements. Encourage recognition of the value of volunteering within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £27,000 per annum, and a permanent contract, subject to funding.

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Social Enterprise Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 30th November 2023

The purpose of the Social Enterprise Development Officer role is to support and develop social enterprise activity within the third sector, working with key stakeholders and strategic partners to promote the social economy within the Falkirk & District area. Promote social entrepreneurship, through awareness raising events, knowledge exchange and peer networking within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

The position is 21 hours per week, with a salary of £27,000 per annum pro rata, and a permanent contract, subject to funding.

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Development Officer Capacity Building

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 30th November 2023

Through a place based approach, the Development Officer Capacity Building will support the development and sustainability of the local third sector by providing tailored organisational development support covering; governance, funding, socially enterprising activity, business planning, volunteering management and community leadership to create strong infrastructures to enable and empower third sector groups and organisations to take forward their aspirations of community ownership and community asset transfer.

This is a key role within our Empowering Communities Programme providing capacity building support services to be a catalyst in community regeneration and community ownership, encouraging community wealth and health building principles through learning and training opportunities, knowledge exchange and peer networking within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

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Social Impact Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 18th September 2023

CVS Falkirk have created the new role of Social Impact Development Officer to utilise the Empowering Communities Programme data to measure and help maximise our impact by ensuring evidence gathering and evaluations systems are robust and in place to support our own impact measurement of this programme, developing a deeper understanding of the progress made since the implementation of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act particularly around positive change, connecting communities to third sector provision and supporting safer and empowered communities.

The post holder will encourage and empower third sector groups and organisations to embed effective evaluation systems within their work activity, service delivery and outcomes and have confidence in demonstrating both the impact and the difference that they make in their community, to funders and stakeholders to enable them to seek investment and development opportunities.

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Development Officer – Community Ownership

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 28th August 2023

The Development Officer – Community Ownership role will support the development and sustainability of the local third sector by providing tailored organisational development support through a place based approach including governance, funding, socially enterprising activity, business planning, volunteering management and community leadership to create strong infrastructures to enable and empower third sector groups and organisations to take forward their aspirations of community ownership and community asset transfer.

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Volunteering and Participation Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk, with flexibility to work remotely for part of the week
  • Closing 13th August 2023

The Volunteering and Participation Development Officer is a new role within CVS Falkirk’s Empowering Communities Programme funded through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund. The successful candidate will work across the Falkirk and District area and more specifically within two identified communities to support and develop volunteering by seeking to increase community participation and volunteering through community engagement, active citizenship, capacity building support, and the development of supportive infrastructures to enable and coordinate community led activities and engagement.

The Volunteering and Participation Development Officer will support groups and organisations to develop inclusive and meaningful opportunities and placements for people to become volunteers.

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Third Sector Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 18th June 2023

The Third Sector Engagement Officer role involves supporting the organisation’s third sector engagement function by providing administrative support to several third sector forums and networks, alongside our membership organisations and wider third sector.

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Social Enterprise Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,250 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 18th June 2023

The purpose of the Social Enterprise Development Officer role is to support and develop social enterprise activity within the third sector, working with key stakeholders and strategic partners to promote the social economy within the Falkirk & District area. Promote social entrepreneurship, through awareness raising events, knowledge exchange and peer networking within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

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Volunteering Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,250
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 2nd May 2023

The Volunteering Development Officer will recruit, support and develop volunteering throughout Falkirk and District: supporting people to become volunteers while supporting groups and organisations to develop inclusive and meaningful opportunities and placements. Encourage recognition of the value of volunteering within the third sector and with local and national strategic partners.

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Partnership Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,500
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 10th April 2023

CVS Falkirk & District is seeking to recruit an experienced and motivated Partnership Development Manager to join their team, to develop, implement and continually evolve the organisation’s strategic partnership function to support the delivery of their organisational and business development objectives. Providing representation for the wider third sector with statutory partners and seeking to influence the development of strategic services in the Falkirk and District area.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in working within the third sector, demonstrating engagement and development of partnership approaches, and will be knowledgeable in the Health and Social Care and Community Planning Partnership structures.

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Top job! Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 30th November 2022

The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £35,000 per annum and a permanent contract.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer works with the Chief Executive and the Board of Directors to deliver the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation. They work to strengthen the sector through the delivery of services and participation in partnership working and engagement. They are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of our programmes and creating new opportunities for service development.

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Freelance Community Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,940 pro-rata
  • Limerigg and Slamannan, Falkirk
  • Closing 13th February 2022

CVS Falkirk & District is recognised by Scottish Government and Falkirk Community Planning Partnership as the third sector interface for the Falkirk area. We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community, and voluntary groups) in Falkirk.

A unique opportunity has arisen to support, develop and progress community activity in Limerigg and Slamannan, Falkirk. The role is offered on a freelance (self-employed) basis and will ideally be fulfilled by someone familiar with or already living in or relatively near to Limerigg or Slamannan.

The person appointed will enter into an agreement with CVS Falkirk funded through the EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Community Fund which is administered by Foundation Scotland. CVS Falkirk will contract, manage, and support the role-holder on a day-to-day basis. Review meetings involving CVS Falkirk and Foundation Scotland will take place quarterly. It is hoped that a resident reference group will be formed, which will meet an estimated 3-4 times per year to support the role-holder’s work.

This role will support the delivery and further development of new and nascent projects and priorities in the area, building on the ideas and energy of local residents.

The Community Development Officer will be directly involved in supporting and encouraging community activity, community capacity building, and the formation of community groups. The Community Development Officer will also be responsible for working with residents and groups to turn community aspirations into successfully delivered community projects.

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Top job! Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £35,000
  • Falkirk and District (Head office Falkirk but currently working from home)
  • Closing 10th October 2021

CVS Falkirk & District is recognised by Scottish Government and Falkirk Community Planning Partnership as the third sector interface for the Falkirk area. We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) in Falkirk.

We’re looking to recruit for the first time, a Deputy Chief Executive, someone who is an exceptional leader and motivator that can support the organisation through its next stage of development. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer, who in turn reports to a Board of Trustees, and in this role, you will be expected to deputise, as well as take specific responsibility for managing staff working on a range of projects, and in a range of operational roles. You will have a key role in contact management, oversight and reporting, as well as representing the organisation in meetings both nationally and locally, as we are active in locality-based community planning and in helping community organisations to strengthen their capacity and capability.

The successful candidate will be a consummate networker, politically astute, with experience of business development, being able to quickly operationalise ideas, problem solve and get things done in collaboration with others.

Applications are welcomed from individuals currently working in the Public, Private and Third Sectors. We welcome applications from people in underrepresented groups, and from those looking to work flexibly. We are currently working at home and can offer a significant level of flexibility in respect of location, although some physical presence in Falkirk and District will be necessary to carry out the role effectively.

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