Engage Renfrewshire
Engage Renfrewshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC018453

Engage Renfrewshire is a third sector interface (TSI); this means that we support local charities and other not-for-profit groups, so that they can do even more of what they’re good at. We empower organisations to be safe, resourceful and effective, and to grow and develop their services - meaning our communities are inclusive and aspirational. We represent the third sector at a community planning level, provide an organisational hub, and offer financial services for individuals and organisations through our social enterprise Engage Finance. Furthermore, the Community And Voluntary Action Team work directly with local organisations and charities to increase their knowledge, resources and funding and to promote the services of our member organisations.

Current vacancies

Funding and Organisational Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,019.61
  • Paisley
  • Closing 29th January 2023

Purpose

To strengthen the voluntary sector in Renfrewshire by increasing the capacity of Engage Renfrewshire members through; growing voluntary income, designing and delivering a training calendar, and supporting governance and organisational development.

Main duties

  • To support a robust and resilient local third sector by supporting groups and organisations with organisational structures, governance and development issues, including charity setup
  • To provide support for voluntary funding particularly trusts and grants, crowdfunding and other income generation opportunities
  • To develop and deliver a calendar of relevant information, training, networking and other opportunities, which will build capacity and strengthen the sector locally
  • To manage a budget, ensure that training providers are delivering to a high standard, and to continually monitor and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of all sessions
  • To continually monitor, evaluate, and anticipate the needs of the sector in terms of funding and organisational development, and to find new and innovative ways to respond effectively to changing need
  • To create and implement a communications plan that includes offline press and relevant online platforms, to update Engage members and partners on funding opportunities, and emphasise the importance of good governance and continued organisational development
  • To create, maintain and promote relevant web based resources, including the Engage Toolbox
  • To deliver short training courses/ info sessions on relevant agendas, where possible
  • To work with partners to identify and promote opportunities such as collaborative working, and new ways of bringing income to the sector
  • To understand and advise Third Sector organisations regards local fundraising, meeting income targets and generating donations from a variety of sources
  • To work with local and national bodies supporting funding and organisational development
  • To signpost to other CAVA officers particularly for volunteering, racial equality, social enterprise development and financial inclusion
  • To support Local Partnerships and relevant sub-groups with the aim of strengthening communities

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

It is in the nature of the work of Engage Renfrewshire that tasks and responsibilities are often unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when occasionally tasks arise which are not specifically covered by a job description. These additional tasks will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances of changes in work and will normally be compatible with the jobholder’s regular area of work. If the additional duties become a regular or frequent part of the jobholder’s duties it may be included in their job description in consultation with the member of

staff.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Self motivated and enthusiastic (E)
  • Excellent communication and presenting skills; oral and written (E)
  • Excellent relationship manager who works well with stakeholders and member organisations alike (E)
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills (E)
  • Excellent digital and IT skills, including online and offline marketing (E)

EXPERIENCE (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Experience of collaborative working with a wide variety of partners and relationship management (E)
  • Experience of social media campaigns and digital marketing (E)
  • Experience of producing reports and using data to identify need (E)
  • Experience of supporting groups facing change management challenges (D)

KNOWLEDGE (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Knowledge of Trust/Grant funding and other voluntary income generation (D)
  • Knowledge of charity setup, organisational structures, and charity governance (D)
  • Understanding of legal requirements and best practice within voluntary sector (D)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Community & Partnership Manager

The voluntary sector continues to demonstrate incredible resilience, creativity and compassion in the most challenging of circumstances. Engage are recruiting for a new colleague who’s interested in supporting the voluntary sector by building capacity through sustained funding, upskilling and good governance.

Engage Renfrewshire are the local third sector interface (TSI) and work with over 400 member organisations plus much valued public and private sector partners. We’re interested in hearing from candidates who understand the challenges which the voluntary sector face, and are bold in creating and implementing the right support to strengthen charities, community groups and organisations. This role presents the freedom to work creatively, with exciting opportunities for a new colleague to make their own mark.

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New Buddies Network Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,594
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th July 2021

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Community & Partnership Manager, Engage Renfrewshire

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Driving improvement and change through awareness of, and access to, health and employment services available to the ethnic minority communities of Renfrewshire. Supporting community cohesion through cultural programmes including events and campaigns. Further developing the Integration Network for Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire is committed to finding ways of reducing inequalities and improving quality of life for our valued minority ethnic communities, through systemic change and cultural understanding.

The New Buddies Network Officer, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will lead our programme and act as an integration conduit for Renfrewshire’s ethnic minority groups. The officer will deliver a programme to reduce barriers as described by our target communities, and improve the wellbeing of participants by increasing access to health and employability services. As part of Renfrewshire’s ongoing commitment to using culture as a means of improving life chances, the officer will also support codesign of and involvement in local cultural programmes. The New Buddies Officer will lead an approach that includes a commitment to developing strong sustained advocacy by empowering participants to act as local advocates themselves, for their growing communities.

The New Buddies Network Officer will be aware of the need to empower participants to build confidence, skills and trusted relationships with partners. This in turn will lead to meaningful codesign and participation in service delivery improvement, and thus increased levels of health and wellbeing.

Main Duties:

  • Utilise Engage’s stakeholder networks to build relationships between colleagues in health, employability and cultural services and local people from minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Develop and manage IN Renfrewshire (Integration Network Renfrewshire), ensuring representation from multiple ethnicities.
  • Build awareness and capacity among local partners to accelerate equality and diversity by developing and promoting a Race Equality Toolkit
  • Act to improve on the levels of awareness and accessibility to health and employability services reported by Renfrewshire’s ethnic minority communities
  • Work to improve codesign of and participation in local cultural programmes by ethnic minority communities of Renfrewshire
  • Contribute to the HSCP (Health & Social Care Partnership) Health Inequalities sub-group; identifying and advising changes to improve health outcomes for ethnic minority communities.
  • Encourage ethnic minority community members to engage with voluntary sector support and advice groups
  • Increase volunteering among ethnic minority community members.
  • Increase partners’ understanding of other barriers such as digital and poverty.
  • Work as a member of Engage Renfrewshire’s Community And Voluntary Action (CAVA) team
  • Develop a network of community advocates which is self-sustaining
  • Report to and work productively with Engage Renfrewshire’s Community & Partnership Manager, and collaborate where relevant with other CAVA staff
  • Understand and connect with the aims of Scottish Government and Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership
  • Adhere to all Engage Renfrewshire’s policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the post

Person specification (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • An understanding of aims of the Race Equality Framework for Scotland (E)
  • Experience of working with harder to reach groups (E)
  • Ability to work effectively remotely, and efficiently using online meeting tools (E)
  • Ability to use online platforms including social media to develop and promote campaigns and networking opportunities (E)
  • Understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on marginalised groups (D)
  • Experience of contributing to and implementing network and communications plans (E)
  • Experience of working with volunteers and voluntary agencies (E)
  • Experience of collaborative working with other organisations and/or cross-sector working (D)
  • Experience of recording and utilising data for reporting (E)
  • Experience of gathering and repurposing case studies, testimonies, photos and quotes (D)
  • Experience of contributing to campaigns and/or running events (E)
  • Ability to represent Engage Renfrewshire at inter-agency meetings and events (E)
  • Ability to be well organised and to use initiative (E)
  • Ability to diary manage and to identify priorities within a busy workload (E)
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and problem solving skills (E)
  • Excellent digital skills including social media (E)
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Affordable Credit Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,594
  • Paisley
  • Closing 29th September 2021

Thanks to funding from Renfrewshire Council we are delighted to promote this cross-sector 12 month post, making a difference to people in vulnerable circumstances across Renfrewshire. It’s an exciting opportunity to join a robust and well established network of practitioners and organisations working towards decreased use of illegal money lending and increased awareness of local affordable credit alternatives. We’re looking for an all-rounder, self-starter and excellent communicator who can champion fair and honest finance to people in our communities, whilst enhancing and developing our networks. With RACA being the only affordable credit alliance in Scotland, we’re used to thinking creatively and proactively about problem solving.

The Affordable Credit Officer vacancy is hosted by Engage Renfrewshire and co-managed by Engage and Renfrewshire Council. The post will represent RACA (Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance). For further information or to discuss the role in more depth please contact Karen McIntyre on 07960 500854.

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Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer

  • Full time
  • £34,401
  • Paisley
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Engage is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile officer who can support the effective distribution of funds within robust financial, monitoring and reporting processes, while developing the medium/long term capacity of mental health and wellbeing support in Renfrewshire. See the Scottish Government announcement here gov.scot/news/gbp-15-million-to-help-improve-mental-wellbeing

The post is based in Paisley, covering Renfrewshire, and will incorporate home working.

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Volunteer Development and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,594
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 7th January 2022

The Engage team are at an exciting stage of supporting post-pandemic recovery in Renfrewshire, particularly in building on the superb response of the voluntary sector during the crisis. We’re looking for an experienced volunteer manager, who understands the benefits and the challenges of volunteering, and can combine their track record in marketing, to support us until June 2023 (subject to funding).

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Funding and Organisational Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,141
  • Paisley
  • Closing 25th January 2022

In its response to the pandemic, the voluntary sector demonstrated incredible resilience, creativity and compassion in the most challenging of circumstances. If you’re interested in supporting the voluntary sector to further build capacity through sustained funding, upskilling and good governance, this is the post for you.

Engage Renfrewshire are the local third sector interface (TSI) and work with over 400 member organisations plus much valued public and private sector partners. We’re interested in hearing from candidates who understand the challenges which the voluntary sector faces, and are bold in creating and implementing the right support to strengthen charities, community groups and organisations.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,422 pro-rata
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 17th June 2022

Engage Renfrewshire is recruiting for an experienced Finance Officer to join their friendly team.

The role would suit a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual familiar with Year-End Processing, Account Reconciliation, and Sage Payroll Package. Engage Renfrewshire offers flexible working, as well as a generous annual leave package, and Work Place Pension.

If you are searching for a new challenge, working closely with Third Sector Organisations throughout Renfrewshire - this could be the role for you.

PURPOSE

To promote and develop the Book-keeping service Engage Renfrewshire offer to Third Sector Organisations.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Nominal and bank reconciliations in line with financial policies and procedures
  • General Book-keeping and ledger
  • Assist with development and completion of funding applications and financial procurement opportunities
  • Review of systems ensuring they are the most efficient for client base
  • Support the Service Level Agreements for Accountancy Services to external clients
  • Assist with year end processes and preparation of audit pack
  • Communicating effectively on a daily basis with internal and external customers
  • Ensuring the timely investigation and resolution of queries/issues

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

It is in the nature of the work of Engage Renfrewshire that tasks and responsibilities are often unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when occasionally tasks arise which are not specifically covered by a job description. These additional tasks will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances of changes in work and will normally be compatible with the jobholder’s regular area of work. If the additional duties become a regular or frequent part of the jobholder’s duties it may be included in their job description in consultation with the member of staff.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Self motivated and enthusiastic (E)
  • Excellent communication and presenting skills; oral and written (E)
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills (E)
  • Excellent digital and IT skills (E)

EXPERIENCE (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Sage Payroll Package (E)
  • Year end processing (E)
  • Account reconciliation (E)
  • Working with external organisations and clients (D)
  • Staff Supervision (D)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Finance

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