Finn's Place/Langside Parish Church
Finn's Place/Langside Parish Church

Charity registered in Scotland SC045350

Our project takes its name from Finn – a cat who was beaten and left for dead but who has since been rescued and found a safe home. Thanks to some love, care and attention, Finn is much improved, happier and no longer lives in fear. In his new surroundings he has been able to move on from the bad experiences of the past.What works for cats also works for people!

A supportive environment enables all of us to grow, make friendships and tackle isolation and stress.


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Caretaker/ Cleaner

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th December 2023

Langside Parish Church/ Finn’s Place, Battlefield Road, is looking to recruit a part time Caretaker/Cleaner to assist in the daily operation of the building and provide support to its congregation and visitors. This is a permanent role of minimum 16 hours per week, 4 evenings per week (Mon-Thur.). These hours are annualised and so more maybe needed over the winter months. Some flexibility in working hours will be required, including the availability to work some daytime and weekends.

There are no formal requirements for qualifications or experience. However, experience in a customer facing role would be advantageous.

The following presents an outline of the main duties of Caretaker:

  1. Opening and closing the building as necessary, ensuring the security of the premises is maintained at all times.
  2. Providing front of house support when the church is open to visitors or when tradespeople etc visit the premises, including answering the phone and taking messages.
  3. Preparation for services, meetings and events held by the congregation, FP/LPC or third parties.
  4. Tidying and cleaning the premises after events.
  5. Small maintenance tasks, such as changing light bulbs, setting the heating etc.
  6. Cleaning as detailed in the schedule, including picking up litter in the garden.
  7. Replenishment of consumable products, such as toilet roll, hand soap, washing up liquid etc.
  8. Supporting Sessional staff & event leaders to ensure success of activities.
  9. Reporting of any damage to the building and its contents/equipment, or issues with the utilities, to the Manager of Finns Place.
  10. Such additional duties as may reasonably be requested by the employer.
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Men Talking Facilitator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2023

Finn’s Place has successful run a Men Talking group for the past 18 months. This is a weekly session which lasts approx. 1 ½ hours where men can talk openly about their mental and physical health and any other issues that are of interest. We are looking for someone to facilitate this session.

Payment will be for 2 hours each session at £20 per hour.

It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is male (Equality Act Part 1, Schedule 9)

Responsibilities

Responsible to the Community Development Director of Finn’s Place.

To lead on facilitating each session for the Men Talking group.

To encourage the men who attend to support each other in looking after their own physical and mental health.

To record, monitor and evaluate all feedback to contribute to the ongoing evaluation at Finn’s Place.

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Community Meal Coordinator - Wellbeing at Langside

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd May 2023

Overall Job Purpose

To manage, develop and promote a community meal programme as part of the Finn’s Place wellbeing programme in line with the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities/ Service Delivery

  • Liaise with the Community Development Director on development of the community meal programme in line with the overall aims and objectives of the project.
  • Oversee the planning and delivery of a community meal programme in line with the funded project plan.
  • Liaise and communicate with local businesses/caterers for their support/help in the programme.
  • To co-ordinate all volunteers who will help with the community meals.
  • To develop a monitoring and evaluation process for all community meal events.
  • Create and produce publicity materials for all activities.
  • Prepare reports on the community meal programme.

Reports To:The Community Development Director of Finn’s Place

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education and Training

  • Educated to secondary level
  • Food hygiene qualification
  • Demonstrable IT skills

Job Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Experience of working in community projects.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • An awareness of Health and Safety requirements and the ability to apply these whilst working in a public access area.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to write up timely reports, collate data and carry out evaluations.
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience of planning, organising and delivering events.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the hospitality sector.

Personal Qualities

  • Work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under direction
  • Ability to respond appropriately to vulnerable people
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Men’s Project Lead

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th November 2021

Finn’s Place has received funding to deliver a three-month project to work with men in developing their mental and physical health. The project will run from 1st Jan 2022 – 31st Mar 2022. The project lead will work 10 hours per week at £20 per hour. There is a budget for activities and events. It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is male (Equality Act Part 1, Schedule 9).

Position

Project lead for a three-month men’s project at Finn’s Place

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Community Development Director of Finn’s Place in fulfilling the project according to funding application criteria.
  • To lead on discussions and consultation opportunities on men’s needs in the area.
  • To plan and prepare activities and events relating to the project, including a Men Talking event each month.
  • To develop a volunteer group of men willing to work with FP in further developing opportunities for men to support each other in looking after their own physical and mental health.
  • To record, monitor and evaluate all feedback to contribute to a final report to funders and for ongoing work at Finn’s Place.
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Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £16,085 pro-rata
  • Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow G42 9QU
  • Closing 24th March 2021

As the Administrative Assistant at Finn’s Place, you will support the Co-ordinator to further develop the aims and objectives of Finn’s Place. You will also provide administrative support for the Langside Church office by carrying out the duties in the JobDescription & Person specification. Finn’s Place, a charity which operates out of Langside Church, has been established with charitable funding to meet identified needs and enhance the wellbeing of people in and around the Southside of Glasgow.

You will be familiar, comfortable, and committed to the ethos of Finn’s Place as a wellbeing centre, and with the values and work of the Church of Scotland. You will eitherhold a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7, e.g. HNC Office Studies or Business Administration or have work experience that can be shown to be relevant. Your personal skills and qualities will include experience of using IT resources e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Mailchimp, updating websites, social media & a willingness to build on existing skills. Sound organisational skills and the ability to work independently are essential to manage this busy and varied work load.

This post is 20 hours per week with an annual salary of £16,085 pro rata with an additional 3% towards a pension of your choice.

Information about Finn’s Place can be found on the website www.finnsplace.org

Information about the Langside Church can be found on the website www.langsidechurch.org

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