A vacancy will arise in March 2020 for a Chief Executive of Street Pastors Scotland – the working name of The Ascension Trust (Scotland), Scottish Charity No. SC041912, a Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC371392.
Street Pastors started in London in 2003, when the first area was set up by The Ascension Trust. The role of the volunteers is listening to, caring for and providing practical help to the people we meet on the streets. The project was very successful, and quickly spread across the United Kingdom. The first areas in Scotland were set up in 2007. The Ascension Trust (Scotland) was set up in 2010 to develop the project in Scotland. Every Street Pastor is a Christian, has undergone extensive training, and in Scotland is a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). There are currently 20 groups spread across Scotland. Each area runs semi autonomously with a management committee running the group, but with Street Pastors Scotland in an ‘umbrella organisation’ role. In addition to Street Pastors, the related projects of School Pastors and Rail Pastors run in some of the areas. Response Pastors – responding to major events – are run by The Ascension Trust and by Street Pastors Scotland, using Street Pastors who have received enhanced specialised training in a ‘mutual aid’ role.
· To provide leadership to the Organisation, in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its responsibilities in the governance of the charity.
· To encourage and assist local initiative Trustees to develop and expand current Street Pastor (and Related Project) provision.
· Develop new Street Pastor (and Related Project) initiatives across Scotland.
· Advocate on behalf of Scottish Street Pastor initiatives with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.
· Liaise with current and potential strategic partners in relation to Street/School/Rail and Response Pastors.
· To work with the Board to develop, maintain and achieve strategy, plans and targets for Street Pastor Scotland work across Scotland.
· To ensure long term sustainability through effective governance and sound finance.
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.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Manager in our Edinburgh Stockbridge shop. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers.
You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
About the role
You will assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income. Representing Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team share your knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients will also be important aspects of the role. You will always ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers.
You are a naturally energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people. You know how to recruit and develop a team of volunteers and your extraordinary motivational skills will enable you to inspire your team to increase sales and control costs. Above all, you are ready to take on a new challenge and have a keen interest in Shelter's cause.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: Day Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs and Welfare Services. Glasgow’s Golden Generation need to raise £1 Million pounds annually to support the thousands of service users across Glasgow that need our help.
Reporting to the Finance and Operations Director, you will be a skilled finance and general administrator with experience of sage line 50. Experience of working within the charity environment would be an advantage, as would a bookkeeping/accounts qualification.
Areas of responsibility
· Posting Sales and Purchase Invoices
· Processing Expense claims
· Petty cash
· Bank Reconciliations
· Credit control
· Responding to telephone and email enquires
· Scanning and filing
· Opening and recording mail
· HR administration (holiday/sickness/training record keeping)
· Other ad hoc duties as required.
This is an exciting opportunity to join SCVO’s Information Service team and work in a role with specific responsibility for SCVO’s Funding Scotland resource; supporting voluntary sector organisations and individuals to identify and target relevant funders, and access up to date information on vital funding opportunities. The role will also involve responding to enquiries and providing specialist information and guidance to third sector organisations. If you have experience of working (or volunteering) in the voluntary sector, an understanding of voluntary sector topical issues and knowledge of the funding landscape, we’d like to hear from you!
SVE are currently seeking a Development and Engagement Coordinator for Stirling's Alive with Volunteering project.
Stirling’s Alive with Volunteering is a collaborative project led by Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise, Stirling Council and Volunteer Scotland. During 2020, Stirling’s Alive with Volunteering will offer opportunities for the people of Stirling to volunteer and participate in community life across Stirling, and beyond. Through yearlong activity we aim to grow volunteering participation in Stirling and work towards our target of 50% of the population volunteering. We are focused on reducing the inequality that exists in volunteering, and reduce barriers to participation wherever we find them.
Our Development and Engagement Coordinator (Stirling’s Alive with Volunteering) will project manage the Stirling’s Alive with Volunteering Programme, a year of celebration and community activism that aims to increase volunteering participation for all. You will work in a team with peers from Volunteer Scotland, Stirling Council and SVE, and it will be your role to support, encourage and facilitate this multi- disciplinary team to achieve fantastic results. If you are interested in peer leadership, are skilled at project management and have a strong interest in volunteering for all, this role could be perfect for you. As part of this role you will have the opportunity to support young volunteering champions in their roles, so an interest in supporting young people to achieve their potential is a must.
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 a part time Service Co-ordinator to join us on a contract until the 31st March 2021.
If you have some knowledge of the NHS, 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 will have the chance to support the success of a service that reduces patient recovery time and readmissions, lowers the impact of isolation and loneliness in older people and gives NHS staff more time to care for their patients.
As a Service Co-ordinator, you will support delivery of our On Ward service in Western General Hospital.
The On Ward service supports patients during their hospital stay, encouraging them to eat healthily and remain hydrated, exercise and improve their cognitive and physical abilities. Above all, the service focuses on supporting patients in preparing for a successful discharge from hospital.
Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:
- Recruit, train and match volunteers with clients
- Support the growth and uptake of the service
- Assist with the day-to-day co-ordination of the service
- Ensure that all data is recorded in line with our standards
Interested? To be considered as a Service Co-ordinator, you'll need:
- Some knowledge of the NHS, commissioning groups and local authorities, including health and social care bodies
- The ability to act on your own initiative within agreed parameters
- Excellent communication skills
National 5 certificates (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and English would be beneficial, as would proficiency in standard IT systems.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.
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.
You will be responsible for a team of volunteers delivering, implementing and evaluating the nationwide support centre function across VSS. Support at VSS should be provided effectively and efficiently across the organisation, providing exactly the information our victims and witnesses, our service users, need, in the form they want, when they need it.
Providing a supportive experience to servicer users, you will work to ensure that all options of support and new support initiatives will be based on service user’s insights. Alongside your colleagues, you will be responsible for all aspects of a volunteer’s engagement within the Support Centre including their recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. You will ensure that volunteers are supported, knowledgeable and capable to deliver the support that meets service user’s needs. Support Centre operational hours are 8am to 8pm during workdays, and so flexible rota working between these hours is a requirement of this role.
This post will be subject to a Standard Disclosure check.