Jordanhill Parish Church is a Church of Scotland congregation in a residential area of Glasgow. The church is, under normal circumstances, the focal point for various community activities. As well as providing worship experiences during the week and weekend our church is a hub of activity and is used by a range of organisations every day of the week and most evenings.
We are looking for a committed, friendly, people-person to come and join our team. The purpose of the role is to support the smooth administration of the church and to be a welcoming and friendly face to all who visit and use the church. The successful candidate will ensure good communication between the congregation of the church, the staff and those who use our buildings.
The role will include clerical and administrative functions, communicating on a day-to-day basis in person on the telephone with a range of people, including the Minister, church members and office bearers, and members of the community. It will also involve supporting Committee Conveners operating within agreed procedures to deal with matters concerning property maintenance and the letting of Church Halls to a range of users.
This position requires a professional and organised attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in an ever-changing environment, where multi-tasking, sound decision making, self-motivation and discretion are essential.
The post requires 24 hours per week during school term time, with a reduced commitment of 16 hours per week during school holidays. The number of days per week and hours per day are negotiable.
Salary: £14000. Remuneration will be reviewed annually in January.
The Veterans’ Foundation is a Edinburgh-based, UK-wide charity that helps members of the armed forces’ community who are in need. Started in 2016, it has given away £12.7M and continues to grow.
The Veterans’ Foundation seeks to fill a part-time or full-time Grants Manager post. The initial contract would be for one year but the post is likely to be turned into a permanent one. The person we seek is one who ideally has experience in grants' management in the Third Sector, dealing with the armed forces' community. The successful applicant should be degree-educated, have initiative, be a self-starter and be comfortable with, and good at, working remotely or face-to-face with others.
The successful applicant will be joining a small team and would work remotely and/or in the VF’s office in Edinburgh.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are looking for part time advisers to deliver a holistic advice and support service aimed at clients on completing their initial Universal Credit Claim and support them through to their first payment. This involves helping with online forms, the evidence required, and verifying their identity online using telephone, web chat and video call facilities.
About the job
We are looking for a client-focused individual preferably with experience of Social Security benefits (Universal Credit). In this role you will use telephony, email, Webchat and video call facilities.
To succeed, you will have relevant experience and knowledge of current welfare benefits (Universal Credit) and have the ability to analyse the client’s needs and be able to provide the client with advice on eligibility for Universal Credit and support the client through the application process. You will also be able to support the client to gather the information or evidence needed to complete the claim.
You will have strong oral and written communication skills. We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively and be well organised. Proficiency in using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, online forms and Microsoft Office applications is essential.
Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will be able to work well within a team and have a willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.
Humanist Society Scotland is looking for someone with a proven talent for engaging and effective communications. The successful candidate will lead the wide-reaching communications of Scotland’s national charity for people seeking an ethical, rational and secular future. This is an exciting role that focuses on the Society’s aim to grow awareness of
Humanism in Scotland to new audiences, as well as focussing on our key campaigns and ensuring the public are aware of the services offered by the Society.
As part of a small team of national staff, the Communications Manager is responsible for managing all communications and marketing activities, both at a strategic level and on a day-to-day basis.
Humanist Society Scotland offer benefits of 6% employers pension contributions, 35 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time), winter flu jab and telephone counselling care.
Managed By: Chief Executive
Pension Wise is the free and impartial UK government service that offers people guidance on their defined contribution pension options.
You’ll be part of a service that has helped over 300,000 people by providing valuable, life changing and impartial guidance giving them the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their options and obtain the best value from their pension. Working within our dedicated Pension Wise team, you’ll see positive and rewarding results for the people you help - Pension Wise is consistently rated very highly by service users.
You’ll be expected to supply accurate and relevant information and guidance on pension options and choices. Successful candidates will possess a good foundation knowledge of pensions law and practice, gained in a pensions role, as well as a thorough understanding of the range of pension products available to the UK consumer. You will also have a good understanding of the wider issues for those facing retirement and the ability to keep pace with changes to them.
Southwest Community Transport was founded in 2009. Following the pandemic our board needs to expand to ensure that the organisation continues to grow and meet demand for our services.
We currently have vacancies for Volunteer Trustees to join our board.
We are a registered charity working with local communities to provide free transport to and from healthcare settings and also a range of minibus transport tailored to meet the needs of local people.
The board normally meet on a quarterly basis with additional sub-committee meetings throughout the year.
Knowledge of the voluntary sector is desirable but not essential. We are particularly looking for individuals with financial/ accounting acumen as our Honorary Treasurer is currently stepping down. We would also would like to attract a number of other people, who might have a range of life skills and experiences and who also want to support our aims including:
We aim to be an inclusive organisation and would like to have a diverse Board so we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring that Granton Information Centre (GIC) clients have access to free, impartial advice, advocacy and representation on matters relating to welfare rights entitlement, money advice and debt issues.
Can you help us make Dalkeith a stronger, fairer community?
Dalkeith CAB seeks a Treasurer to join its Board of Trustees to support effective stewardship of resources for our charity, which provides free, confidential, impartial advice on benefit, debt, housing, employment and other issues.
Experience in bookkeeping and financial management, preferably with some knowledge of charity finance is essential. But most important is a commitment to working with colleagues toward our vision of a fairer society for all.
Dalkeith CAB also seeks two additional members for its Board to provide strategic leadership and support. Commitment to the CAB vision and values is a must. Experience of the third sector and/or advice-giving is an advantage.
The Board meets bi-monthly (currently via video) and Trustees are asked to commit 4-6 hours per month to the charity. Training is provided and out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Trustees should live, work or have a similar connection with Midlothian.
GWT has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for an exciting new project that aims to embed intergenerational practice across Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. From January 2023, we will work in partnership with Apples and Honey Nightingale in London and Linking Generations Northern Ireland to deliver training, promote new quality standards, and recognise Intergenerational Hubs in communities across the UK.
Overview of Post
This role will focus on promoting the work of the new project by shaping its communications and marketing strategy, building new connections, and growing its digital presence. Based with GWT, you will work collaboratively with the wider project team, and especially the Intergenerational Development Officers, in Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. The successful applicant will have a crucial role in shaping and supporting the delivery of this new, high-profile project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.
GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. By intergenerational practice we mean projects, activities, or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other work together in positive and creative ways.
Pension:Cruse Scotland offers 6% employer pension contributions based on employees contributing a minimum of 2% to meet statutory requirements
Working Pattern:Rotational pattern. The 4-hour helpline shifts are set across the following days and times:
Staff team shift patterns are circulated 4 weeks in advance.
Our Helpline is open each day of the year, requiring helpline staff to support cover across public holidays.
Holidays:Full-time posts in Cruse Scotland (35 hours per week) are entitled to 20 days annual leave and 10 public holidays. Holiday entitlements for part-time staff are calculated on a pro-rata basis of this allowance.
We are a Scotland’s Bereavement Charity. We support anyone who has been affected by bereavement in Scotland, regardless of who has died, when they died or how they died. The service is open to all ages and to clients living anywhere in Scotland.
Our bereavement counselling and listening support services are delivered wholly by volunteers, who are supported by a small but mighty staff team across Scotland of 22. We have 250 volunteers across the organisation, which includes our Board, Helpline, and counselling team.
Our Helpline team are simply amazing! They are all volunteers and provide an outstanding service. They are home based, located all across Scotland, but meet regularly as a team virtually. These regular online meetings and training events provide a sense of community, and the Helpline Co-ordinator roles will play a key part in these connections going forward. The role of our Helpline service not only provides the key referral route into the organisation but is also a listening support service which is available to anyone who needs to talk about their grief at that moment.
Helpline Co-ordinator Role:
We are looking to recruit motivated and empathetic individuals to support and guide our volunteer helpline team during opening hours. Clients who contact our helpline can sometimes be distressed, or angry and, occasionally, suicidal. You must therefore be able to remain calm to deal with such situations and take responsibility for ensuring procedures are implemented for the safety of our clients and volunteer team. The role also involves taking helpline calls from clients during busier periods.
Excellent keyboard skills are a must, as the role not only requires regular data input, but will also involve responding to clients who access our support via email. Experience in corresponding with vulnerable people would be advantageous.
Our Helpline is about to undergo significant re-development this coming year to better support our volunteer team and improve our services to clients. Along with our Helpline Manager, you will be a key part of our exciting new plans.