Volunteer Edinburgh
Volunteer Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC029681

Volunteer Edinburgh’s purpose is to build strong social connections, reduce inequalities and support vibrant communities through volunteers and volunteering activity.


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Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,455 – £35,605 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

An exciting opportunity to make your mark in this new post, helping to increase the sustainability of a dynamic organisation that has been a leading force in volunteer development in Edinburgh and Scotland since 1973.

Working to ambitious but realistic targets, you will maximise funds raised through regular and systematic approaches to trusts and other grant-makers. You will lead on the implementation of our strategy for future and ongoing fundraising.

An independent report commissioned by the board of trustees identified a range of opportunities for our organisation to increase its income from trusts and grant-making bodies. Can you help us take our next steps and build on our 50 years of dedication to volunteering?

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Through continual innovation, Volunteer Edinburgh has delivered services to people who wish to volunteer and the organisations that engage them. Our vision is for Edinburgh to be the premier city for volunteering in the UK - a city where the positive impact of volunteering is universally valued and respected, and where everyone, regardless of their background or situation, has the opportunity to contribute as active citizens and volunteers.

Volunteer Edinburgh is a Living Wage Employer and holds the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.

Working for us

Volunteer Edinburgh is committed to creating a positive, supportive culture where employees and volunteers can thrive. Working for Volunteer Edinburgh will offer you: a generous leave entitlement of 29 days plus eight public holidays, pro rata for part-time employees; 7% employer pension contribution; opportunities to learn within the organisation and outside it; an established support and supervision framework and an employer-supported volunteering policy that provides paid time off to volunteer. In addition, salaries are contractually linked to local government pay.

This role is part-time and at a proposed 21 hours per week. Flexible and hybrid working is available and working hours can be negotiated.

Who we’re looking for

The fundraising manager will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be an accomplished relationship-builder and have a proven track record of income generation from trusts and grant-giving bodies.

Location

The main place of work is Volunteer Edinburgh’s office at 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ. Remote, flexible and hybrid working options are all available for this role.

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Finance & Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,455 – £26,316 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2024

This is a varied and busy permanent role that would suit someone with excellent organisational skills and a keen attention to detail. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you'll join a small team of people dedicated to Volunteer Edinburgh’s mission – to build strong social connections, reduce inequalities and support vibrant communities through volunteers and volunteering activities.

Around half of the role involves administration work, essential to the smooth running of the organisation - office and HR admin, managing facilities, equipment and office supplies, and assisting colleagues and volunteers. The other half of the role involves finance tasks and bookkeeping, primarily using Xero, a user-friendly online accounting system.

Volunteer Edinburgh is committed to creating a positive, supportive culture where employees and volunteers can thrive. Working for Volunteer Edinburgh will offer you: 7% employer pension contribution; opportunities to learn within the organisation and outside it; an established support and supervision framework, including six-weekly meetings with your line manager; and an employer-supported volunteering policy that provides paid time off to volunteer. Salaries are contractually linked to local government pay, meaning your pay increases in line with the public sector. On top of this we offer a generous leave entitlement of 29 days plus eight public holidays, pro rata for part-time employees.

This role is part-time and the hours may be worked over three, four or five days, Monday to Friday.

About you

As well as being able to manage a busy workload with competing priorities, the ideal candidate will be comfortable learning and working with systems and processes, adapting them to improve efficiency where possible. You’ll be highly numerate as well as confident and experienced in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. While experience of basic financial administration and/or bookkeeping is expected, there are opportunities to learn more of this on the job. Excellent communication skills are essential as you’ll be working with colleagues and volunteers in a busy office.

Location

This role is based at our main office. Since we serve the public, all staff take part in supporting our Core Services team. We’re therefore unable to offer remote or hybrid working. However our terms and conditions recognise that colleagues sometimes need flexibility and we have a range of polices which support well-being and a good work life balance.

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Finance & Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,473 – £24,334 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th June 2023

We’re looking for someone with excellent organisational skills who knows their way around online accounting software, especially Xero. As well as being responsible for financial tasks and processes, our Finance and Administration Assistant provides a range of admin support to colleagues across the organisation. The successful person will have a keen eye for detail and a flexible, proactive approach to work.

The Organisation

Our mission is simple - to inspire more people to volunteer so they can enhance their lives, the lives of others and build resilient communities. We promote and develop volunteering through a range of projects and have a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can flourish and thrive.

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Chair (Convenor)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th May 2023

Could you be the new Chair of Volunteer Edinburgh’s board of trustees?

A talented, diverse and committed Board is at the heart of Volunteer Edinburgh’s success. Established in 1973, Volunteer Edinburgh has been at the vanguard of volunteering development in Scotland for 50 years. Volunteer Edinburgh innovated many of today’s accepted, standard volunteer centre services, including health and wellbeing volunteering, employability volunteering, web-based self-selection services for prospective volunteers, flexible volunteer engagement and online learning and capacity building.

Our mission is to inspire more people to volunteer so they can enhance their lives, the lives of others and build resilient communities.

The Board of Trustees is now seeking a new Chair (known as the Convenor) to lead the Board to meet its governance responsibilities and provide strategic direction for the organisation. The Convenor works closely and productively with the Chief Officer.

The role is a voluntary, unpaid position. Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Skills and qualities

As well as a strong commitment to our mission and values, the new Convenor will have sound leadership skills and experience of strategic and organisational development. They will enjoy facilitating collective decision-making and have experience of supporting and working constructively with senior management. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and experience.

Time commitment

On average the time commitment is a few hours each month. The Board usually meets in the early evening, six times per year. The Convenor may also attend additional sub-group meetings and training sessions. Meetings with the Chief Officer take place on an ad hoc basis at mutually agreed times. Once a year, all Board members are expected to attend a Board and Staff development and planning day.

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Volunteering & Community Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,399 – £33,356
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th April 2023

We’re looking for friendly and enthusiastic individuals with excellent people skills to join our Local Volunteering Gateways project, supporting and developing a variety of activities and volunteering opportunities in the community, to improve social connections and enable people to enhance their lives and their communities.

You will encourage and support people from a variety of different backgrounds, some of whom may face barriers to participation. This role will suit people who are creative, enjoy innovating and who have a strong belief in person-centered working. The ability to build partnerships and to quickly put people at ease is essential.

The Project

Working with local partners in each of the city’s four localities, our Volunteering and Community Development Officers will develop a holistic programme of gateway opportunities, formal volunteering opportunities and capacity building for Volunteer Involving Organisations, directly tackling exclusion and inequality of opportunity.

Working hours and locations

Four part-time roles are available, one in each locality. You can apply to work part-time (21 hours) covering one area or full-time (35 hours) covering two locality areas. While we will consider any preference you might have for working in a particular area of Edinburgh, decisions on location will be determined by operational needs.

Successful candidates will primarily be based in their assigned area, building strong partnerships and attending external events to promote volunteering and Volunteer Edinburgh’s services. You will also work collaboratively with colleagues in other localities and across the organization, including supporting city-wide Volunteer Edinburgh events.

Volunteer Edinburgh actively encourages applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences, including people newly joining or returning to the workforce.

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Volunteer Adviser

  • Part time
  • £22,473 – £24,334 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th March 2023

We’re looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person with excellent listening skills to join our Core Services team, providing volunteering advice and information to members of the public. This role will suit someone who enjoys delivering a quality customer service. Whether on the phone or face-to-face, the Volunteer Adviser will have the ability to quickly put people at ease. Strong administration skills are also essential, as you’ll be responsible for maintaining our database of volunteering opportunities.

You’ll be based mostly at our main office on Leith Walk and you might occasionally attend external events to promote volunteering and our services.

Volunteer Edinburgh actively encourages applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences, including people newly joining or returning to the workforce.

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Youth Development Worker – Bespoke Youth Volunteering

  • Part time
  • £30,399 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2023

Our part-time Youth Development Worker will coach and support young people facing personal barriers. Working as part of Volunteer Edinburgh’s Health & Employability Team, you’ll identify bespoke volunteering opportunities that develop a young person’s skills, enhance their employability and improve their wellbeing, while helping others in the local community.

The role involves:

• supporting young people who face personal barriers (such as complex mental illness) to engage in volunteering.

• collaborating with referral agencies e.g. CAMHS, community health projects, other youth service providers to ensure appropriate and seamless transitions to the service.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to create bespoke opportunities which are attractive and suitable for young volunteers.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to recruit and effectively involve young volunteers.

• supporting the progression of young people through collaboration with other agencies e.g. Skills Development Scotland, other employability and/or training providers.

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh promotes and develops volunteering through a range of projects and has a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can thrive.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer and an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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Youth Development Worker – Bespoke Youth Volunteering

  • Full time
  • £28,474
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th August 2022

Working as part of Volunteer Edinburgh’s Health & Employability Team, you will support young people who experience personal barriers to get involved in volunteering to develop their skills, enhance their employability and improve their wellbeing – whilst helping others in the local community.

The role involves:

• engaging with young people who face personal barriers (such as complex mental illness) and inspire them to consider volunteering.

• supporting young people to engage in volunteering which will improve their wellbeing, confidence and employability.

• collaborating with referral agencies e.g. CAMHS, community health projects, other youth service providers to ensure appropriate and seamless transitions to the service.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to create bespoke opportunities which are attractive and suitable for young volunteers.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to recruit and effectively involve young volunteers.

• supporting the progression of young people through collaboration with other agencies e.g. Skills Development Scotland, other employability and/or training providers.

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh promotes and develops volunteering through a range of projects and has a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can thrive.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer and an accredited Living Wage Employer

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Employability Work Coach

  • Full time
  • £28,474 – £31,431
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2022

This post sits within Volunteer Edinburgh’s Health & Employability Team, which supports individuals to get involved in volunteering to enhance their employability, while at the same time helping others in the community.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who can support the personal development of individuals who want to volunteer.

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh promotes and develops volunteering through a range of projects and has a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can thrive.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer and an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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Volunteer Adviser

  • Part time
  • £19,698 – £21,559 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2021

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person with excellent listening skills to join our Core Services team, providing volunteering advice and information to members of the public. This role will suit someone who enjoys delivering a high-quality customer service. Whether on the phone or face-to-face, the Volunteer Adviser will have the ability to quickly put people at ease. Strong administration skills are also essential, as you’ll be responsible for maintaining our database of volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Edinburgh actively encourages applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences including people newly joining or returning to the workforce.

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Volunteering Hub – Royal Edinburgh Hospital Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,916 pro-rata
  • Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Closing 14th May 2021

Volunteer Edinburgh is committed to involving people of all ages and backgrounds in volunteering. The Volunteer Hub within the Royal Edinburgh Hospital was established in September 2008 and is a unique service which engages in-patients and members of the public in high quality volunteering opportunities throughout the hospital and in the community. The service supports the recovery and progression of patients, most of whom have complex and enduring mental health problems, as well as other health issues and support needs.

We are looking for a friendly, open and people-focused individual. You should have volunteer management experience and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of individuals.

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Development Worker - Community Connecting Services

  • Part time
  • £27,916 pro-rata
  • Firrhill and St. Stephen’s Court (role based at Royal Edinburgh Hospital)
  • Closing 14th May 2021

Volunteer Edinburgh promotes and develops volunteering in Edinburgh through a range of projects, and has a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can flourish and thrive.

Volunteer Edinburgh is looking for a creative and flexible individual to develop volunteering and pre-volunteering activities that support the rehabilitation and progression of service users who have complex mental health needs. With excellent organisational and communication skills, you will work independently and with key partners to promote the personal and community benefits of volunteering.

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