Volunteer Centre East Lothian
Volunteer Centre East Lothian

Charity registered in Scotland SC029045

STRiVE is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. We provide support, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations through our Volunteering, Organisational Support, Youth, Adventure and Wellbeing teams.

Current vacancies

Community Engagement (Health & Wellbeing) Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Due to our continued success in securing funding Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL), the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian are excited to be able to continue to grow and expand our team.

Are you someone who enjoys working with the local community and developing positive relationships? If so, we would love to hear from you! We’re looking for a Community Engagement (Health & Wellbeing) Officer. The successful candidate will be working to build capacity within our communities and services to better address the causes and consequences of health inequalities, and to improve health and wellbeing within East Lothian communities and with identified at risk groups and individuals.

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Community Engagement (Employability) Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,000 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Due to our continued success in securing funding Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL), the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian are excited to be able to continue to grow and expand our team.

Are you someone who enjoys working with the local community and developing positive relationships? If so, we would love to hear from you! We’re looking for a Community Engagement (Employability) Officer who will support third sector organisations in East Lothian who deliver employability service and be the first point of contact for all enquiries relating to employability in the third sector in East Lothian.. The role aims to raise the profile and build the capacity of the third sector to play the fullest role possible in improving employment outcomes for the people of East Lothian.

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Due to our continued success in securing funding Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL), the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian are excited to be able to continue to grow and expand our team.

Are you someone who enjoys working with the local community and developing positive relationships? If so, we would love to hear from you! We’re looking for a Community Engagement (Community Asset Transfer/Community Wealth Building) Officer. The role will be part of the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Team and will support the Community Empowerment Agenda via Community Asset Transfer (CAT) and Community Wealth Building (CWB), providing a wide range of information and support to East Lothian groups and organisations with an interest in Community Asset Transfer.

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Top job! Policy & Research Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000 – £35,000
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 17th January 2024

Due to our continued success in securing funding Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL), the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian are excited to be able to continue to grow and expand our team.

We’re looking for a Policy & Research Manager to join our Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing plans for research and policy work with stakeholders to ensure Volunteer Centre East Lothian (TSI) deliver on its strategy, vision, mission, and values. The role includes supporting our local and national engagement through research, campaigns and influencing, and synthesising relevant existing and emerging research and analysis, developing, and presenting credible policy recommendations.

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Locality Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,366
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 13th October 2023

Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? Due to an increase in funding, we are expanding our team and have full-time and part-time Locality Officer vacancies based in East Lothian. This role will involve working proactively with voluntary organisations, community groups and statutory partners to support the growth of volunteering, social enterprise and the local third sector.

Based in the community you will have a wide-ranging remit to support individuals and third sector organisations on a variety of topics such as:

  • the creation of new groups,
  • volunteering,
  • assisting organisations to find funding,
  • supporting organisations to be well governed and managed
  • helping organisations and community groups to be better connected and able to influence and contribute to public policy.
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Administrator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,609
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 13th October 2022

We are looking to recruit to the post of Community First Administrator who will work with individuals, local communities, projects, and volunteers within our busy office premises. This is an exciting new post to build on and further expand and facilitate delivery of our Community Team. This is a unique opportunity to join our team and help drive forward our vision to fully engage with individuals and communities across East Lothian, particularly those individuals currently less engaged and involved in their communities or experiencing barriers to accessing services.

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Community First Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,257
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 12th August 2022

We are looking to recruit to the post of Community First Worker who will work in local communities, in an area of deprivation, providing 1:1 person-centred support to people in contact with our Statutory Services HSCP/ELC. This post will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and well-being and signpost and assist them to access local and national support services and activities. You must have experience of working with people who are experiencing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of deprivation in relation to living well, and extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis and with organisations.

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Community Taskforce Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,946 pro-rata
  • Volunteer Centre East Lothian’s office and home working (as required/agreed)
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Volunteer Centre East Lothian is a vibrant local charity which works to ensure that local people and organisations can thrive. We work with our dedicated volunteers to provide the support people need to live happy, healthy lives. The Community Taskforce is part of the East Lothian Caring Communities Initiative that will offer local people with support from volunteers, stay connected with their communities by working to alleviate loneliness, reduce social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering.

The Coordinator will play a key role in delivering our high-quality services for people living in the East Lothian. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of the older people referred to us and tailoring the support offered to them based on their individual needs and interests.

Our service will offer an ad hoc task orientated service, volunteer befriending; exercise, social and activity groups; a regular newsletter. In this role you will take the lead for delivery for our practical support tasks, this support includes a shopping service that was established during the pandemic, gardening, and odd jobs around the house. We also occasionally gain funding to make a specific offer to service users.

The Coordinator will be required to keep accurate and up-to-date records on our shared database and help maintain positive relationships with external partners in East Lothian, as well as our other local partners.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian is a great place to work, offering excellent working benefits and a healthy work-life balance. Benefits include: generous holiday entitlement; a pension scheme; an employee assistance programme; and childcare vouchers. We are committed to supporting the professional development and wellbeing of our staff.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to respecting diversity and promoting equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Funding and Communications Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Volunteer Centre East Lothian’s office and home working (as required/agreed)
  • Closing 30th July 2021

This exciting role is new, and we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and proactive funding and communications officer who can demonstrate a real passion for income generation and who can make a tangible contribution to increasing the charity’s and supporting the local third sectors funding position, while helping to raise the charity’s profile via communications strategy. We require someone who understands the nature of what we do and can empathise with the Third Sector. You will work alongside the Chief Officer to develop and implement a Funding and Communications Strategy for the organisation.

Are you a funding professional with great relationship-building skills? Would you be that person who would like to play a pivotal role to help Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) meet its vision to improve the strength of the local third sector and the health and wellbeing or our communities? You should be a strong and confident communicator able to form relationships with ease and possess an ability to network and engage in a persuasive and positive manner. You must be passionate about the work of this organisation.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual with experience. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to develop within the not-for-profit sector, who has the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to make the most of their creative skills and experience.

This is a great opportunity to join an established grassroots Third Sector organisation. Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is an organisation that’s committed and passionate about making a difference.

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