Borders Wheels is a new voluntary organisation providing transport service for people who are isolated or have mobility difficulties in the Scottish Borders. It is being formed as a result of merging community transport services in different parts of the Scottish Borders.
We are seeking a first Chief Executive to provide leadership in establishing the new organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact in improving the mobility of older, disabled and other people who have limited transport options in the Scottish Borders. You must have experience of managing staff and budgets. Experience of managing community transport services would be an advantage but is not essential.
Borders Wheels is a new organisation which will provide community transport services across the Scottish Borders. It is being formed from the merger of community transport services previously managed by the Bridge (Scottish Borders Community Development Company) and BAVS (Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service). We aim to develop a new organisational strategy to take the organisation forward, to maintain and improve our current services, but also to develop new and innovative ways to meet the mobility needs of our users and potential users. The Bridge (soon to be reformed as Borders Wheels) is a Company Limited by Guarantee No 305830. Scottish Charity No SC037646.
Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a dynamic, high profile organisation that provides responsive and innovative support services and representation to the Third Sector in Orkney. The Third Sector comprises community organisations, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteers.
Are you looking for a career change and want to use the skills you have gained to help others in your community? We have an exciting opportunity available.
We are looking for an individual to actively promote, support and develop volunteering in Orkney and to advise on the principles and implementation of volunteering good practice. You will have experience of working with a range of people, understand the benefits of volunteering and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
Lindores Parish Church are looking for a Pioneer Ecumenical Community Chaplain provide ministry, spiritual and pastoral support to the parish of Lindores, building relationships and connections with the community and working ecumenically in the parish.
It is essential that the successful candidate is an ordained Minister or Deacon of the Church of Scotland, Probationer eligible for ordination or an ordained Minister of a partner Church. This is a genuine occupational requirement in terms of the Equalities Act 2010.
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of families and children? COVEY has two exciting opportunities available for Coordinators to manage delivery of 1-1 and group-based befriending/ mentoring support to children and young people.
COVEY’s consistent relationship-based support, which is centred on the participant’s needs, interests and hopes, improves health and wellbeing, social connections, confidence and increases their engagement with education, training, volunteering or employment.
As a Coordinator, you will have the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people, their families and others who support them. This will involve engaging with various, community, statutory and voluntary agencies and working in close partnership to support vulnerable families.
You would ideally have experience of supporting volunteers, managing a caseload, evaluation and monitoring. We are looking for someone who has a real passion around supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community.
Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.
By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.
You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.
We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the West area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.
Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!
You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Ayrshire and Arran and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.
Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).
Applications will be considered from candidates living outside Ayrshire and Arran, but within a commutable distance.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
Viewpark Conservation Group is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation based in Viewpark, North Lanarkshire. We are led by our Board of Trustees who are mainly local people. Building on the success of the Viewpark Community Buy-out of the Historical Douglas Support Estate comprising 170 acres of mixed woodland and grassland, we are pleased to be recruiting for the exciting role of Estate Ranger. VCG are seeking an enthusiastic individual to be responsible for security and maintenance of ‘Our Glen’. They will play a key role in the development of the glen, working with the Trustees and volunteers to devise and co-ordinate outdoor activities and projects. This is a full-time position, funded by The National Lottery through The National Lottery Community Fund for 36 months with a salary of £26,500.00. This role is open to applicants with the experience and skills:
• An understanding of countryside management with particular emphasis in conservation and recreation
• Experience of working in a countryside management/conservation role
• Experience of working with stakeholders and partner organisations from the public, private and/or voluntary sectors
• Ability to manage time and resources to deliver defined projects and activities
• Team-worker with ability to work with minimal supervision
• Manage multiple projects and delivery, working with colleagues and partners as appropriate
• Able to negotiate and present ideas and solutions, manage conflicting demands and resolve issues
• Good customer service skills, to be able to interact effectively and professionally with external and internal customers
• Ability to share ideas and information with colleagues and seek input to solve problems
• Ability to treat sensitive information confidentially
• Well organised and able to plan, prioritise and administer own work
Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Scotland and empower them to be confident, healthy and happy.
We do this using our proven and recognised Sport for Change model and its range of person-centred, youth-led programmes that provide positive experiences, inspiring role models, engaging social education, training, and youth volunteering opportunities. As a result, we seek to encourage a positive change in young people’s attitudes and behaviour that enables them to recognise and fulfil their potential, and to make a valuable contribution to their peers and their community.
We are proud to have a culture which is inclusive and collaborative, where our people are valued and supported to lead and develop ground-breaking initiatives with young people and communities at the heart.
All SSF staff have responsibility for achieving SSF’s strategic goals of Developing People, Improving Health and Wellbeing, and Strengthening Communities.
SSF Sessional Workers have the specific responsibility of delivering SSF’s delivery programmes across our four key local authorities: Fife, Glasgow, North Ayrshire and Stirling. The core function of this role will be delivering the SSF Chance:2:Be programme in North Ayrshire.
SSF Chance:2:Be is a referral-based, intensive personal development programme, for young people who are disengaging from traditional education, offering safe environments to explore personal development, set goals, and complete accessible training and accreditation. The programme uses a combination of sport and physical activity and youth work to support the young people towards a positive destination.
We have a great opportunity for a qualified bike mechanic to join our friendly and dynamic team at Bridgend Farmhouse.
About Bridgend Farmhouse
Bridgend Farmhouse is a community-owned hub set within a restored farmhouse with a focus on wellbeing, collective care, healthy living, sustainability and ecological responsibility. We promote access to healthy, affordable food, time in nature, crafts, outdoor activities and practical tools for developing resilience within our local and wider community. We are welcoming, participatory, inclusive and innovative. Please see The Story of Bridgend Farmhouse and Bridgend Farmhouse is Open.
Cycling Developments at Bridgend Farmhouse
The Bridgend Farmhouse has always been passionate about cycling. We have an existing Bike Workshop and a soon to be completed Bike Barn. We host a social enterprise (‘A wee pedal’) dedicated to cycling activities and led rides and we have a direct connection to a network of cycle routes via Craigmillar Park. We have recently been given funding through Paths for All, Cycling Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council to support our cycling operation.
Our new Community Lead Bike Mechanic will oversee our bike refurbishment programme, refurbishing bikes for sale or matching them with people in our local community as well as some bike maintenance and servicing. The role involves training and support of volunteers / individuals on skills development placements, coordinating the rotas of our sessional bike staff and networking in the local community in order to share practice and promote access to our cycling initiatives. The person in this role will be motivated and organised, a qualified bike mechanic, have demonstrable experience of providing staff or volunteer support and will have a commitment to engaging with people who may previously not had access to cycling due to cultural or economic barriers, lack of skills or confidence.
Requirements for the role
• Qualified Bike Mechanic – Velotech gold or equivalent as a minimum.
• A passionate belief in the benefits of cycling and active travel.
• Experience of bike refurbishment.
• Experience of matching people with a suitable bike to meet their needs.
• Knowledge of cycling industry / community.
• High level of project coordination, organising and delivery skills.
• Excellent team worker.
• Flexible self-starter.
• Excellent communication skills.
• IT knowledge and experience to include Microsoft Office Applications.
• Enthusiasm for making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people.
• Experience of providing support and training to staff and / or volunteers.
• A commitment to playing a part in the success and ongoing development of our Cycle Operation.
Responsible to: Active Travel and Facilities Coordinator and Bike Operation Planning Group
Please see attached Job Description or see the role on the Bridgend Farmhouse website.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions? SCVO are looking for an experienced highly motivated payroll individual to join our busy payroll team. Our payroll service provides payroll to over 400 organisations across the voluntary sector in Scotland, processing monthly, weekly and fortnightly payrolls to over 7500 employees.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector. Our mission is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy.
Supported by the project manager you will take responsibility for all aspects of volunteering within the organisation and for the day-to-day development and running of the foodbank service. Duties and key responsibilities include:
• Recruitment, induction, support and supervision of volunteers;
• Manage day-to-day running of foodbank service;
• Overseeing donations and stock levels;
• Networking with organisations and businesses and participating in relevant networking events;
• Developing and delivering presentations and talks highlighting food insecurity in Moray.