EARS is an independent advocacy provider – our role is to make sure people’s voices are heard when there are issues in their lives.
Work undertaken for this post will be in the Edinburgh and East Lothian community, with the office based in Livingston, West Lothian.
We especially welcome applications from people with any of the following:
- some experience of providing advocacy
- working with people with a disability
- experience of the Health and Social Care Sector
- experience of the third sector
Clackmannanshire Economic Regeneration Trust (SCIO) – CERT – is a small, innovative charity established to help Clackmannanshire to become a vibrant place to live where people are happy, healthy and where opportunities, connections and support are available for all. clacksregen.org.uk
In 2022, CERT completed the delivery of a major Pre Employability programme in Clacks and are now contracted to deliver the Multiply programme in Clacks as well as part of Positive Moves, the Shared Prosperity Fund People and Skills programme. Working in partnership with others, we are working to increase the capacity of childcare provision in Clackmannanshire including afterschool care; leading the design of innovative transport solutions to reducing barriers to employment; establishing close engagement with community organisations to stimulate and support positive resident engagement with supports.
Through our support of the Clackmannanshire Provider Network, we are working with over 100 stakeholders in Clacks to improve supports to residents in a wide range of areas including mental health, school engagement and wider economic regeneration.
CERT has grown rapidly over 2 years and now has a turnover of over £300,000 and 8 members of staff. We have a strong board of 7 trustees and reflecting our expected continued growth, we are now looking to further grow and strengthen the board.
We are particularly interested in those who have a close connection to Clackmannanshire and those with experience and knowledge of employability supports, transport, childcare, mental health (key barriers to securing employment) and physical regeneration.
The Board meets every 2 months, on line for c2 hours.
We are looking for a proactive Facilities Officer to help care for our buildings and to ensure they are safe, well-presented, and ready for various church activities and events. You will be willing to work evenings and weekends and able to undertake a variety of minor maintenance tasks. The full job description and application form are available below or at psandgs.org.uk/jobs but we hope the following extract is helpful.
The key objective is to ensure that our buildings (Principally the Church building and 40 York Place, but also offices at 10 and 12 Broughton Street) are prepared, set up and well maintained for a variety of services, meetings, and events. You will also be responsible for training casual caretaking and events team members to assist you with the above.
An important part of the role is to work on Sundays to ensure buildings are set up for our three church services and children’s groups. You will be involved in changing over room set ups between services and will be on hand to support the Ministry Team.
Key Tasks and responsibilities
1. Opening up, setting up and locking down.
2. Routine tasks, checks and maintenance.
3. Supervision and training of Caretaking Team.
4. Being on our Events Team as required.
We are seeking a full-time support worker on a permanent basis to work with an active young man, providing support for him to live and thrive within a supported living setting.
Fred is a 25-year-old man with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. He lives in his own flat within a wider supported living community in the beautiful Pentland Hills.
Fred needs a motivated support worker who enjoys exploring outdoors. Fred enjoys music, dancing and playing on his iPad.
Fred has severe speech impairment and needs help with communication. It takes him time to process information and to speak. The ideal candidate would therefore be patient, motivated, calm and have a creative approach to help Fred reach his full potential. He needs stability and consistency in a peaceful environment to help him develop his life skills.
Fred needs an organised and structured busy day to keep him mentally stimulated and physically active. He works as part of a social enterprise, bagging up firewood to sell and preparing firewood to sell to the local community. He has a community job which he needs support to access. He needs encouragement and support to do his work and to develop his life skills both inside and beyond the community he lives in.
Candidates should have the following qualities and experience:
The Butterfly Trust is the lead agency providing social support for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis throughout Scotland. We provide a comprehensive and diverse range of outreach services for all ages of people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families across Scotland.
We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and approachable individual to join our team. With an appropriate skillset to add value and who has an eagerness to learn and continuously improve themselves.
We will provide both in-house and external training to ensure all of our team have appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil their role to the best of their ability.
The Support Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for the delivery of services for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. This will include providing direct support as well as supervision and guidance to our volunteers who provide our outreach services.
The role also includes provision of practical support and advocacy relating to housing, employment, education and financial hardship.
The Support Service Co-ordinator will be part of a team, which collectively provides support that ensures best outcomes for people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
The successful candidate will have good communication, problem solving and organisational skills and they will be able to motivate others and work with people at all levels.
Full driving licence and a car is essential.
For this regulated work the successful candidate will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership which will be paid for by the Trust.
Out of pocket expenses
Individual staff training budget/in-house training
Generous holiday entitlement
Are you interested in helping rural charities support their local communities?
Argyll and Bute is the second largest local authority in Scotland covering 9 per cent of its land mass but with 83,000 people spread out across this diverse area which includes 23 inhabited islands. Third Sector and Social Enterprise organisations play a huge role in the daily life of our communities whether it be in the form of food related charities, village halls, family support, environmental groups or befriending groups. The Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface exists to support our community groups to thrive, develop and promote the wellbeing of our communities.
We are primarily a membership organisation supporting over 1,000 local groups and we do so by working in partnership with the local authority, the local NHS and a range of other local stakeholders.
The Board is seeking applications ideally from individuals with a connection to Argyll and Bute and we are looking to fill two positions. Applicants might already have skills in the third or social enterprise sectors perhaps with a specialism in Finance, Business Management, Equalities, Human Resources, Digital, preventative social care or Community Development. Ideally, we would like one Trustee to have had experience in overseeing budgets in excess of £1m and one Trustee to have experience in Social Enterprise. An accountancy qualification for one role would be ideal but is not essential.
We encourage applications from groups that are under-represented on charity boards and would welcome approaches from people who have lived experience of issues facing the clients of our member organisations. We particularly would like to hear from people experiencing or who have experienced social or economic disadvantage, people from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic communities, as well as young and disabled people. You do not need to have board experience to apply as we will support you with a tailored training programme depending on your level of experience.
The Board currently meets five times a year (including an AGM) which are all hybrid meetings with an expectation of in-person attendance at one annual development day.
The Board of Directors (Trustees) duties include the following:
What are the benefits to you?
We have a vacancy for a part time Assistant Co-ordinator to join our small team with a specific remit to support the planning, running and management of the playschemes.
This position is for a temporary position, to cover a seconded vacancy whilst the Charity Coordinator is on maternity leave. The position is expected to last for 8 months with possible extension.
Come and work with us! Play Scotland are recruiting an OPAL Mentor (East/North Scotland). OPAL – Outdoor Play and Learning - CIC is the UK's leading, award-winning organisation providing school improvement through play. As an OPAL Mentor, you will be working independently with primary school staff, guiding them through the 18-24-month strategic OPAL programme. The main goal of the programme is to support the creation of a sustainable school play culture at the same time as enabling fantastic playtime provision for children. You will be working across Scotland, facilitating eight compulsory and two optional half-day meetings per school, throughout every school's OPAL journey. Full OPAL training will be provided, to build on the successful candidates experience and expertise.
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our community well if we don't have the right mix of experience on our Board of Trustees. Could you join us?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
Borders Additional Needs Group SCIO (BANG SCIO) is a charity for families of children with additional support needs. We are an OSCR registered charity dedicated to supporting families, young people based in the Scottish Borders. Borders Additional Needs Group regularly provides dedicated ASN youth programmes, social activities, parent carer walks, summer respite camps, sensory film screenings, and a wide variety of family days out.
BANG are looking for committed Board of Trustee members, to join the team, on a voluntary (unpaid) basis. We would particularly be interested to hear from people with skills in Accountancy/Financial management, Fundraising and Human Resources background.
Looking for someone with skills in
• Accountancy/Financial management,
• Human Resources
The Iona Community Mainland Operations Manager is a key role within the organisation responsible for leading the Operations Team and for managing and coordinating the operations functions to support the organisation’s mission and objectives.
The post holder will oversee all operational tasks to ensure smooth operations and provide an efficient service to staff, members and external stakeholders. This position requires a high level of organisational skill and experience, leadership skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with other teams.