Could you lead us?
The Centre has ambitious plans and so is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to push forward the aims of the Trustees.
The role provides an excellent opportunity for a strong leader who believes in the benefit that the natural world can provide to a wide range of people; while leading on the strategic development of The Ecology Centre, as well as managing the organisation on a day to day basis.
We are looking for a leader who has an understanding of the third sector, along with a strong commercial focus, so as to balance both our charitable and enterprise aims. An interest in the environment would be essential in order to understand the Centre’s work and to identify with what we aim to achieve.
In return, a generous remuneration package is offered to the right person, which includes 35 days holiday per year (of which 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year when the Centre is closed). After two years an extra day’s holiday is given for each additional year worked, up to a maximum of 5 extra days. The government’s auto enrolment pension scheme is in place.
The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) is aimed at supporting DWP claimants to start their own business. The scheme provides mentoring support and financial assistance in the form of a weekly allowance. This post is intended to provide the mentoring role required for the programme.
This post will be based in Fife.
To provide mentoring support and guidance to all participants on the programme in order for them to increase their confidence, skills and experience and to attain and sustain self- employment. All such training services will be implemented to Quality Standards, with fair and equal opportunity for all concerned and will be carried out in a healthy and safe environment and in a positive manner suitable to all learners needs.
The main tasks and responsibilities are:
Have an initial meeting with clients, discuss their business idea and formulate its likely success then assist the client in the production of a business plan to a pre-agreed standard. Support the client through the NEA process providing advice and coaching where required. Collate performance information both on a weekly and monthly basis and provide related information to the Line Manager. Carry out the duties and responsibilities within the scope defined by the Company's Health and Safety Policy and Lone Working policy. To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post and the needs of the organisation or as directed by management. These will be agreed with the post holder and will normally be within the scope of their qualifications and/or experience.
Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met.
This role will be subject to a PVG check.
To manage and develop an established project offering a befriending service to carers who are isolated and/or lonely. To identify and train volunteers to work with carers to reduce isolation and to become more confident in participating in their communities and support carers in accessing community resources. Identification of carers requiring this service will be done in conjunction with Carer Support Workers, as part of the Carer Support Planning process.
StartScotland is a partnership between The Lennox Partnership and Fedcap Employment Scotland. With extensive joint experience, we help to make a difference and create positives futures for people, their families and their communities.
Our mission is to improve people's lives and make a positive difference to Scotland through the delivery of Scotland’s employability service across the East and South West of Scotland.
Fedcap Employment is looking for two Engagement Consultants to join our established successful team in Edinburgh and Fife. The purpose of the role is to promote Fair Start Scotland and to engage eligible participants onto our employability services.
Every day will be different from delivering presentations, handing out leaflets, chatting to someone via social media channels to meeting a potential participant in a local library. You will have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to those who have the greatest need within our communities such as long term unemployed people, disabled people, and care leavers.
You will be accountable for:
You will need to demonstrate:
Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary time to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We are now looking for a Service Manager to join us for a fixed-term contract until the end of May 2020 which has a high likelihood of extension.
If you are a collaborative individual with experience of managing and motivating teams of staff and volunteers, this is the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills with a well-established organisation.
In this exciting role, you will have the chance to lead a passionate team including volunteers and deliver a really valuable service.
As the Service Manager, you will oversee the On Ward and Patient Transport services at Royal Victoria Hospital.
The On Ward service helps patients on wards with nutrition, hydration and both cognitive and physical exercises to support a successful discharge from hospital. The Patient Transport service ensures that patients are accompanied home after a hospital stay and provides company and reassurance once they are back home.
Specifically, you will:
To be considered, you will need:
As the Service Manager, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to work on your initiative. A team leader, you will be able to motivate staff and volunteers and establish positive and effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.
This is a full time role, working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary service to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We are now looking for two part time Service Co-ordinators to join us for a six month contract to the end of May 2020 which has a high likelihood of being extended.
If you are an organised and friendly individual, this is the ideal role in which to do more, help people and support some incredible services that are making a huge difference to older people in hospital.
You’ll discover that Royal Voluntary Service makes a difference every day and supports those who need us the most. Utilising the generous gift of time that our volunteers donate, we strive to improve the lives of older people, particularly those who are in hospital or just returning home.
As a Service Co-ordinator, you will support the Service Manager to set up and co-ordinate the two new volunteer-run services at Royal Victoria Hospital.
The On Ward Service supports patients during their hospital stay, encouraging to eat and drink and increase wellbeing through cognitive and physical exercises to ensure a successful discharge home from hospital. The Patient Transport service ensures that patients are accompanied home after a hospital stay by volunteers and provides company and reassurance back at home.
Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:
Interested? To be considered as a Service Co-ordinator, you'll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A great eye for detail, a positive attitude and superb time-management abilities are also key.
National 5 certificates (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and English would be beneficial, as would proficiency in standard IT systems.
This is a part time role, working 21 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Flexible working options will be considered.
Are you passionate about supporting people to develop their voice, skills, confidence and ideas? Do you have a background in community development? Are you keen to work alongside the community in Methil Fife?
Corra Foundation is seeking a Community Co-ordinator to join the People in Place team and get alongside the community in Methil, Fife. The community is at the heart of the People in place programme, and community co-ordinators play an important role in bringing local people and partners together to support the change that matters to them.
If you have previous experience of working in and with a community or managing a local community group, or project on a paid or voluntary basis, this could be the role for you!
Can you demonstrate an ability to form positive working relationships with a range of individuals and groups? Have you provided support and managed volunteers?
We need someone with energy and enthusiasm, who has an ability to work flexibly within the community, is self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
The People in Place programme ‘getting alongside communities’ is currently working in 9 communities across Scotland. We are looking for one part time postholder in Methil 21 or 28 hours per week.
Corra Foundation is committed to being a great place to work. Flexible working requests will be considered. The role includes regular travel across Fife as well as some travel across Scotland. The post is subject to PVG Scheme registration.
Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change, social justice and community development. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.
We lead the ‘Cosy Kingdom’ partnership of organisations who deliver energy and fuel poverty advice services for householders across Fife – including community engagement on energy efficiency and micro-renewables, and advice on tariffs and switching. The service helps people stay warm while spending a lower proportion of their income on fuel, and develops skills and confidence for participants to take more control of their energy use and bills.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced female energy advisor to join our team. Our team of Energy Advisors deliver energy advice work in Mid and West Fife, making home energy advice visits, delivering talks and workshops on saving energy, and attending events to raise the profile of the service. We are looking to appoint a female candidate based on exemption under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 - Occupational Requirements. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of people including some vulnerable women whose circumstances require us to provide a female advisor.
You will have excellent communication skills, an ability to communicate with a broad range of people, and a genuine desire to tackle fuel poverty and help our community go greener. You will be motivated, have excellent organisational skills, work well on your own initiative and as part of a team, and be flexible to adapt to the needs of the project.
Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Are you motivated and rewarded by making a positive difference to someone's quality of life?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss and complex needs.
Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.
This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and participate in activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.
Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers’ requirements.
In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and have the possibility of commencing SVQ 3 following an initial year contract.
We will try to offer a contract with the number of hours that you need, so at your interview feel free to talk about what would work for you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to a new role.