Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of Rocket Science
Rocket Science is a highly regarded specialist consultancy with offices in Edinburgh, North East England and London. We focus on performance improvement of services for the public and work as independent advisers, researchers, evaluators, facilitators, trainers and mediators. We specialise in the fields of employability, health and social care, housing and homelessness, learning and skills, third sector development, and local economic development. Our services go beyond consultancy to include organisational and partnership development, as well as acting as evaluation partners and managing agents of a number of grant programmes. We have a particular commitment to helping disadvantaged individuals, families and communities enhance the quality of their lives. For more detail visit our website at www.rocketsciencelab.co.uk
We are now looking for a number of new Rocket Scientists to join our growing Edinburgh based team, based in our office in Edinburgh’s West End. Although based in Edinburgh staff work across the UK.
Summary of role
We are looking for an experienced consultant or someone with the equivalent skills to contribute to the work of the company across the UK, including contributing to high quality solutions that meet the needs of our clients and providing day to day management of projects. This role would provide the successful applicant with:
·Consultancy and research experience at a senior level
·Experience managing research and consultancy projects across a range of policy areas and project types from evaluations to organisational capability building tasks
·Experience managing staff, including their day-to-day management and ongoing professional development
·Exposure to how a small company operates
·An understanding of organisations and policy throughout the UK by managing and contributing to projects for organisations across the UK.
This role is suitable for someone with prior consultancy experience, or someone with relevant project and people management experience who is interested in working in the consultancy world.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
As part of our future development we are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and self motivated individual to manage and develop the community led project.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the continued facilitation and development of this established project.
They will have responsibility for:-
Maintaining and building upon the strong partnership relationships with statutory and voluntary organisations.
Managing and developing a small team of volunteers
Monitoring and evaluation systems
Working with the Board of Directors and strategic planning & future direction of the organisation
Managing budget allocation, expenditure and projections
Applicants will have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of financial management, service delivery, outcomes focussed monitoring and evaluation processes and submission of funding applications. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of successful project management and working in partnership with both the statutory and voluntary sector. Appointment will be subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Group Scheme disclosure.
It is a diverse role requiring a range of skills and qualities to ensure the longer-term sustainability of Collydean Community Centre.
The main role of the Centre Manager is to achieve an increase in hall bookings and activities and help to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the Centre as a result. Core duties include:
· to monitor and promote usage and activity programmes
· research, compile and complete applications for local & national funding
· to meet regularly with customers to discuss their needs and feedback
· to oversee the Centre’s upkeep and maintenance;
· to administer and control the financial activities of the charity
This position requires an enthusiastic, creative individual to support the successful operation of the Centre. You will have the required drive, passion and determination to help the Centre deliver specified outputs, maximising the use of the Centre to achieve a range of outcomes for the local community. You will be able to demonstrate relevant management experience and have a successful track record of delivering quality outputs. Relevant experience of the voluntary/ community development sectors would be beneficial. Supporting the development of sustainable income streams through creative use of the available space is also a requirement of the post. Specifically, the role will include:
· Monitoring and delivering agreed project outcomes/ milestones and report regularly to funders/ stakeholders, ensuring quality and impact is measured appropriately.
· Initiating activities and programmes which promote the Centre and increase usage.
· Monitoring facility use and activities/ services offered to ensure consistency and quality is maintained.
· Consulting regularly with Centre customers and the wider community and react to the diverse and changing needs of our users
· Initiating a cyclical maintenance programme and establish an appropriate budget for short, medium and longer-term investment.
· Establishing appropriate management systems to ensure smooth operation of the facility on a day to day basis.
· Line management and supervision of all staff members
· Strengthening and supporting the Centre’s growing volunteer base.
· Reporting on a monthly basis to the Board of Management
The Centre Manager will be directed by and work closely with the Centre’s Board of Management, with whom ultimate responsibility for the Centre lies. Given the nature of the post you will be subject to a PVG application.
Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
The role of Benefits Support Worker is to support the Local Conversations Project Lead.
The role will combine effective leadership of current projects and contracts ensuring they operate and deliver on targets as well as pursuing the broader company strategy of embedding existing projects within their respective neighbourhoods and supporting in the development of new initiatives.
LoveMilton is a locally based charity led by community members to ‘Make Milton Best Place to Live…’ We have been granted Children in Need funding to extend our Young people’s project in the Milton area. LoveMilton are recruiting sessional Youth Work staff to support the Youth Development and Detached Co-ordinators.
We require youth workers who have experience of working with young people in promoting self-confidence and self-belief and managing challenging behaviours, who have experience of working as part of a team. Street work experience would be advantageous as successful applicant to support detached youth work programme.
Successful application depending on successful PVG check.
For an informal discussion please contact Karen O’Brien Youth Development Co-ordinator on: 07410950296 or 0141 772 6704
Moogety Foods Limited is a thriving health improvement organisation which aims to improve the health outcomes of residents in Greater Govan by providing healthy affordable and where appropriate locally grown food.
Working with local residents we have an established community Green Grocers, called Dig In and work in partnership with Urban Roots and Propagate to provide numerous healthy cooking projects, community meals and outdoor learning activities for children and young people.
We are passionate about promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to provide administrative support to the organisation. This purpose of the job is to support the Committee to provide good governance.
The Preshal Trust is a fast-growing charity based in Govan that has been making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people within the local population for over 17 years. The Trust requires an Operations Manager with skills and experience to help develop the opportunities and manage the day-to-day operations of this dynamic charity. We are currently looking for an energetic and passionate individual to fill this position.
To provide operational and day-to-day management of the project and lead a team of staff delivering family services.
Skills & Experience required:
Following a successful probationary period the post has three-year funding and will then be reviewed with the potential for extension
For more information about the Preshal Trust please see our website at preshaltrust.org.uk
Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that helps all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives. We currently have a vacancy for an Activities Instructor to be based at our Lendrick Muir Centre, near Kinross. Lendrick Muir is set in 120 acres of grounds with accommodation for 165 guests.
This role is ideally suited for an experienced outdoor practitioner who combines strong NGB qualifications with leadership and management skills.
Working as part of the staff team you will have oversight of the activities team, including staff and volunteers, ensuring day to day delivery of the activities programme. You will have specific line management responsibility for our Trainee Instructors. You will work with the Activities Manager on various aspects of activity provision, legislative compliance and skills training for SU’s residential ministry.
You will provide activity instruction and maintain the activity equipment and infrastructure. Working with the Activities Manager you will help to develop the range and quality of activities we offer.
Applicants for this post should have at least 5 years’ experience of instructing outdoor activities and hold a minimum of 3 NGB Awards (from SPA, ML, BCU Level 2, MTB Level 3 (or equivalents) as well as holding a current first aid certificate. Further NGB awards would be beneficial.
A full UK Driving Licence is essential (preferably with D1 + E).
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and you would demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation.
Allander Homecare are looking to recruit compassionate, friendly, reliable and flexible staff who will support, encourage and help our service users to maintain their independence within their own homes.
We are a local company providing homecare services and pride ourselves on the reputation we have built within the area providing the highest quality of care services. We have been been recognised for the last two years as East Dunbartonshire Business Award finalists.
Our rate of pay is £8.75 per hour with increased pay rates over our public holidays.
There are up to 28 days paid holidays and mileage is paid for your travel between clients.
We are looking for positive, honest and reliable individuals who enjoy working with people. Those with a caring and compassionate nature are suited to this line of work. We can offer full training and great job satisfaction while valuing you for the work you will do.
Experience in providing care is a significant advantage, however, full training will be delivered to applicants who are able to demonstrate they possess the right personal qualities.
The company offers good career opportunities with excellent training packages, a friendly environment and the chance to complete SVQ training.
It is an advantage to be a car owner with a full driving license but non-drivers will be considered.
Working within our friendly team you will be undertaking a number of duties which include the following:
• Assisting clients to get dressed
• Personal Care
• Meal Preparation
• Assisting with bedtime routine and getting clients to bed
• Administering medication
We offer a variety of shifts patterns e.g. Full time / Part time / Weekends.