Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a very clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere.
We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy. Paths for All has achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.
We're looking for a Business Manager to join our Senior Management Team (SMT). This is key leadership role within the organisation. You will provide leadership of Paths for All’s day to day operational management, including deputising for the Chief Officer on operational matters as required. Overseeing all business processes, including leadership of the Corporate Services team and working with SMT to develop new business and fundraising initiatives are core elements of the role.
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Paws for Progress CIC (established in 2014) is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people, in community and educational settings, and services working within Scottish prisons to improve offender outcomes. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont established in 2011 continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £200k and 5 full-time staff members. We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, financial management and income generation, human resources, compliance, communication and marketing, and/or with experience working in the third sector, education or criminal justice settings.
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change, including those who could be interested in taking on a leadership role as incoming Chair of the Board (after a suitable induction period).
Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed.
We are looking for an experienced Development Officer to support our work with community path groups and develop our Path Skillz programme. The office base is in Stirling and project delivery takes place across Scotland.
It’s a proven fact that those who experience childhood trauma and neglect have a higher risk of dying before the age of 25 than other young people. In Aberlour we believe that a bad start in life shouldn’t mean a bad end!
Our Aberlour services offer bespoke support to children, young people and their families across Scotland. It’s important that we maintain our exceptional quality and standards while meeting all regulatory requirements.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with our services to continuously improve the quality of the support we provide. You will ensure that effective quality assurance systems are monitored and maintained; support best practice; offer guidance on health and safety requirements, and support effective use of recording systems
You will have significant experience in the delivery of care, protection and safeguarding, and have had responsibility for health and safety matters. You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.
Aberlour will support relevant training and qualifications to help you succeed in the role.
If you would like any further information about this post before applying, please contact Helen Jones on 07738753484. Our Quality team are based in our Stirling office but we do have another office in Glasgow which can be available.
The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction or frailty.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational leader with strong organisational skills to oversee the delivery of information, support and involvement services for carers of all ages across Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire. The role is fast-paced and will require the ability to lead change, deliver results, prioritise, multi-task and work to tight deadlines.
We are looking for an engaging and personable team player with good communication skills who understands the need to build strong relationships both internally and externally. The successful candidate will also be required to deputise for the Centre Manager when necessary.
Applicants will need to evidence an understanding of the needs and difficulties faced by carers and the importance of the support provided to them.
This role will require PVG Scheme membership.
The aim of the Outreach Advice Worker (Callander & Surrounds) Callander Outreach Service is to provide wide ranging CAB advice to disadvantaged and isolated people via outreach surgeries and home visiting, thereby allowing informed, empowered and enabled decision making. The advice available will include help up to and including an appearance at a Social Security tribunal.
The Callander Outreach Service will also provide a home visiting advice service for those housebound by virtue of rural, economic and social isolation, helping to tackle poverty and inequality throughout Callander and the surrounding area Callander Community Hydro Fund area.
Summary of main responsibilities:
The Forth Valley EU Resettlement Project (EURP) Adviser:
· Will be responsible for the provision of advice and support to the public and bureaux directly across Forth Valley and through a part-time national helpline.
· Will deliver training, stakeholder engagement, CAB briefings and facilitate regional events across Forth Valley.
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.
The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
· People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
· Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
· Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
· Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
· Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.
· Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
About the Role
Working closely with the Active Travel Development Manager, you will ensure the effective coordination and running of the Stirling Active Travel Hub. Managing a team of 6+ staff working from the Hub, your role will be key in effectively maintaining and creating excellent working relationships both internally and with external partners.
Acting as an ambassador for cycling, walking and low carbon travel in Stirling and the surrounding areas, you will work closely with key local stakeholders and the wider community, to promote and provide specific active travel related information and referral services to the public. The Active Travel Hub aims to promote and encourage low carbon and physically active modes of travel through supporting events and other local activities. It is the role of the Hub Coordinator to effectively manage the team and to ensure the Hub meets its aims and objectives whilst also ensuring the requirements of funding are met throughout the year.
Location:Between Stirling Active Travel Hub, Stirling Train Station, Goosecroft Road, Stirling, FK8 1PF; and FEL head office: Balallan House, 24 Allan Park, Stirling, FK8 2QG
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events. For more information visit childminding.org.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Marketing and Communications Manager, as we seek to develop our future strategy, increase our influence and strengthen our membership activity. As Marketing and Communications Manager you will:
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their experience across the Marketing and Communications spectrum (ideally including publications, developing or contributing to marketing and communications strategy, forward planning, media relations, campaign development, social media, marketing and events). Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are also required.
Qualifications and Experience
· GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent Essential
· Relevant experience within a secretarial or administrative role Essential
· Competent in using Microsoft office and other computer applications Essential
· Experience in recruiting / co-ordinating volunteers Essential
Knowledge and Skills
· The ability to be flexible and to work outside normal office hours Essential
· An ability to work under pressure and remain focussed on key tasks Essential
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Essential
· Ability to work well with others as part of a team Essential
· Work on own initiative and be self-motivated Essential
· The ability to respect and understand confidentiality Essential
· Lone working and working autonomously Desirable
· The role will require the ability to travel across the central belt/Glasgow office
· Willingness to undertake training and personal development