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Third Sector Vacancies

If you are a member and would like to advertise a Third Sector vacancy in Highland, please complete our online vacancy form which can be accessed below.
 

This form is for paid roles only.

 

Notice:

Vacancies now cost £30 per vacancy to post on our website or are offered as part of new membership packages that are available to purchase on our Membership Page.​

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Community Justice Partnership - Independent Chair

Highland Community Justice Partnership / HTSI

Home Based with travel

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Salary:
£250 per day
Hours:
3 days a month
Contract type:

Initially fixed for two years

Deadline to apply:
10am, 12th August 2024

The Role & Eligibility

Role Purpose

To ensure the effective governance and leadership of the Community Justice partnership and the delivery of its strategic plan and ambitions. As the Chair you will be responsible for representing the CJP within Highland and Nationally. As Chair you would also have responsibility for providing direction and support to the CJP Manager on behalf of the partnership.

Duties

· To ensure that the CJP complies with its terms of reference and operates within the Highland Community Planning Partnership (CPP) values and principles.

· To ensure that the CJP pursues its statutory responsibilities to the fullest of its ability and to raise challenges in doing so with the CPP Board as appropriate.

· To ensure appropriate participation and delivery across the partnership against the CJP plan and agreed actions.

· To ensure the CJP uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its purpose, including monitoring financial spend and maximising new opportunities to secure additional funding for new initiatives.

· To contribute actively to the CJPs role in providing strong leadership to the members, ensuring that collectively we set overall policy, define goals and impact measurements as required under legislation.

· To represent the CJP at the CPP as required

· Scrutinising CJP papers

· Leading discussions

· Focusing on key issues

· Providing guidance on new initiatives

Financial reimbursement

The candidate will be renumerated with £250 per day or an equivalent hourly rate based on a 7hr day. All reasonable expenses will be recoverable, however, please note that the post is not pensionable and preference would be for self employment but this is negotiable.

Performance

The Chair will agree personal areas of focus for action and activity annually with the CJP. These will then be monitored through reporting and reflective practice to provide assurance on the performance of the Chair in supporting the overall work of the CJP.

Eligibility

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

Not be a current employee, at the point of appointment in August 2024, of any statutory CJP Partner:

· Police Scotland

· NHS Highland

· The Highland Council

· Scottish Prison Service

· SFRS

· Skills Development Scotland

We are applying the same standard as necessary to undertake a Directorship within a company, so the candidate should not be prohibited to become a Director by law.

They must be fit to undertake the role and have sufficient capacity to undertake their responsibilities and be expected to do so for a period of not less than 12 months.

The CJP Chair will also be required to complete a self-declaration of any previous criminal convictions, appointment will be considered on a case-by-case basis for applicants with a history of offending.

Location and time commitment

The time commitment is variable, however, CJP meetings usually take place in Inverness on a quarterly basis.

The Chair will also be expected to participate in national meetings and sessions organised by Community Justice Scotland and locally within Highland by the Community Planning Partnership.

Finally, the Chair will also act as the CJP representative to the Community Planning Partnership Board, which normally meets a minimum of four times a year.

Overall, it is estimated that the Chair would work an average of 3 days per month, though this will vary from month to month. The candidate is expected to complete a minimum of 2 years subject to annual review. Reappointment beyond that will be subject to review.

Marine Conservation Co-Ordinator

Moray Firth Coastal Partnership

Moray Firth area - remote based

Salary:
up to £28,000 per year (full time)
Hours:
up to 35
Contract type:
Fixed term - 6 month initial
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Deadline to apply:
Ongoing

The Moray Firth Coastal Partnership is seeking a Marine Conservation Co-Ordinator to join our team in organising beach cleaning, community engagement and marine literacy activities along the stunning Moray Firth Coastline.

 

The role is remotely based, working both from home and within the coastal communities from Wick to Fraserburgh.

 

The ideal candidate will hold a UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle, with a working knowledge of the Moray Firth coast and the marine environment, as well as experience with community engagement and the use of social media.

 

If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to info@morayfirth-partnership.org

Support Worker and Relief Support Worker

Key

Thurso, Wick, Golspie, Invergordon, Fort William, Nairn, Inverness, Conon Bridge and Muir of Ord

Salary:
Main Grade Hourly Rate: £12.50 (Induction and Relief Register £12.00). Sleepover Hourly Rate: £12.00
Hours:
Up to 39 hours per week available
Contract type:
Permanent
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Deadline to apply:
Ongoing

 

Could you be Key?

If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then…you could be Key!

 

What we offer you…

In return you will be part of a supportive, local team and will receive:

· 31 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays

· Public holidays are paid at double time

· Company sick pay

· Full training provided

· Fully funded SVQ qualification with support given to achieve this

· Paid PVG Membership

· Eligible to apply for Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket Schemes offering discounts and savings

· Registered with Concert for Carers

· Eligible to register for a Costco Membership

· Credit Union Membership

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Pension Contributions

What do we need from you?

No experience necessary! Full training will be provided and support will be given to help you reach your full potential.

Applicants must be able to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people we support. This will include evening, weekend and sleepover work. Waking nights may also be required.

 

Energy Adviser

Lochalsh and Skye Housing Asscociation

Skye and Lochalsh

Salary:
£33,409 – £36,500
Hours:
35 hours per week
Contract type:
Fixed term
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Deadline to apply:
Ongoing

Thanks to a National Lottery Fund grant award, we are recruiting for a full time Energy Adviser for 12 months with the possibility of a further fixed-term extension. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with excellent expertise in energy efficiency issues, knowledge and practical skills to deal with fuel poverty challenges and other energy advice-related support. In particular, you will:-

· Give advice, information and advocacy support on energy issues to households in Skye and Lochalsh.

· Promote the energy advice service, develop informational materials and hold community events for education, training and awareness-raising to mitigate fuel poverty issues.

· Provide proactive and reactive support to help people save money on energy or better manage their consumption.

· Signpost homeowners to advice on funding and home upgrades for better heating and energy efficiency.

· Help households understand how their heating works, their energy use, bills, tariffs, meter readings/meter issues.

· Provide good practice guidance and monitoring on damp, mould or humidity management.

· Collect, analyse and record energy and heating related data for helping LSHA or partner organisations with future planning and reporting outputs/outcomes to the Funder.

· Self-motivation, resourcefulness and flexibility

· Full driving licence.

Community Development Officer

Highlands and Islands Climate Hub

Inverness

Salary:
£30,000 per annum
Hours:
37.5
Contract type:
Fixed Term
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Deadline to apply:
Wednesday 17th July at 5pm

ABOUT THE ROLE:
The role of Community Development Officer is to contribute towards the effective delivery of the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub on behalf of the Scottish Government. The role will support communities to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. Signposting, networking and being proactive to join people and communities together is a key aspect of the role.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support communities and community-based organisations in the Highlands and Northern Islands to carry out sustainable community led climate action projects.
  • Support the development of networks through attendance at events, hosting networking events both online and in person and/or working within existing climate action network structures
  • Connect with a range of stakeholders and community-based networks on the benefits of community climate action
  • Research and prepare guides on examples of best practice for community led climate action projects
  • Assist groups throughout the region on design, development and delivery of projects by offering advice and support from funding applications to project planning, be adaptable and considerate of needs assisting in building capacity within organisations
  • Develop and lead on a range of community climate action events and networks
  • Support groups and communities to access a range of funding for climate action projects
  • Assist communities by delivering carbon literacy training and development
  • Prepare literature and online content on the benefits of climate action projects
  • Work with the wider climate hub team to deliver and exceed our anticipated organisational outcomes and outputs
  • Any other task as needed to fulfill the core aims of the Hub

Residential Worker

Aberlour Child Care Trust

Inverness

Salary:
28,583
Hours:
37.5
Contract type:
Permanent
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Deadline to apply:
Noon, Thursday 18th July 2024

Residential Workers

Sycamore Inverness – Orinsay

37.5 hours per week – Permanent

Salary £28,583 - £31,896 (inclusive of 9% unsocial hours allowance)

Do you want to join an organisation that has been named recently as a Top 100 company to work with by The Sunday Times?

Are you currently working in social care or interested in considering a social care career? If you are and you would like to have an informal chat before applying then please call our House Manager, Tracey Chalmers on 07854958138.

We do not offer sponsorship for work visa’s; therefore you need to have the right to work in the UK to apply for any of our posts.

About Sycamore Inverness

At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives.

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour has in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness. You will work 37.5 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people.

As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include educational ones such as school and college as well hobbies and interests which include a wide range of outdoor sporting activities and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis, however may on occasion be altered to suit the needs of the service.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Peer Project Intern

Spirit Advocacy

Working from home combined with site visits in Badenoch & Strathspey and Nairnshire

Salary:
Real Living Wage rate of £12.00 per hour
Hours:
Flexible working:14 to 16 hours per week,
Contract type:
Funded up to a total of 420 hours
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Deadline to apply:
10 am on Tuesday, 23 July

About us

 

Spirit Advocacy is an organisation based in the Scottish Highlands that provides collective advocacy through two established services: HUG Action for Mental Health and People First Highland. These services advocate for the rights of individuals living with the impact of mental health challenges and learning disabilities, respectively.

 

Internship overview

 

The Peer Project Intern will lead the “Community Experience Matters” project, aiming to reduce missed appointments at Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT). Responsibilities include engaging with people accessing or requiring services and NHS staff to identify and implement solutions, focusing on CMHT’s services in Badenoch & Strathspey and Nairnshire. This role offers development in lived experience leadership, project management, community engagement, and collective advocacy.

 

Additional Information

 

Please download our application form and the full job description for this role below. We do not accept CVs for any of our Internships.

 

Application Form: Internship Application Form

 

Job description: Peer Project Intern at Spirit Advocacy Job Description

 

Completed applications are to be sent to Ellis Moffat by 10 am on Tuesday, 23 July. Please send to interns@inclusionscotland.org.

 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: John Beaton, Development Manager at Spirit Advocacy at jbeaton@spiritadvocacy.org.uk or on 07538 124365.

Black Isle Repair Cafe Volunteer Co-Ordinator (Independent Contractor)

Transition Black Isle / Black Isle Repair Café

The Black Isle / Home based

Salary:
£15 per hour
Hours:
17hpm (flexible per month)
Contract type:
Fixed term August 24 - June 25 (INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR)
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Deadline to apply:
10am, July 29th 2024

Position: Volunteer Coordinator (Independent Contractor)

Location: Home-based with travel within the Black Isle

Hours: Approximately 17 hours per month, flexible

Compensation: £15.00 per hour (fixed at £255 per month)

Contract Duration: August 2024 - June 2025 (with potential for extension subject to funding)

The Black Isle Repair Cafe (BIRC) seeks a self-motivated and community-oriented individual to co-ordinate and support our volunteer team, ensuring the smooth operation of our monthly repair cafes. This role involves flexible hours, working from home, and some in-person attendance.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and communicate with volunteers.
  • Attend monthly Repair Cafes and Steering Group meetings.
  • Book venues and arrange necessary equipment.
  • Maintain social media presence and advertise events.
  • Organize volunteer evenings and bring onboard new volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Passion for repair, circular economy, and community development.
  • Friendly and approachable personality.
  • Access to a vehicle.

For a more detailed description of the Black Isle Repair Cafe Volunteer Coordinator opportunity, please click here or email blackislerepaircafe@gmail.com.

If you are enthusiastic about making a positive impact on the environment and have the skills to support our community-driven initiative, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to blackislerepaircafe@gmail.com by 10am on 29th July 2024.

Join us in creating a sustainable future for the Black Isle community!

Independent contractor

The Grantown Society SCIO

Grantown Hub 2 High Street PH26 3HB

Salary:
£6,000 for a 6 month contract renewable
Hours:
equivalent to15 hors per week
Contract type:
fixed term for 6 months enewable
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Deadline to apply:
31st July 12024

The Grantown Society wish to engage an Independent Contractor to help develop and promote the Grantown Hub/

Location:The Grantown Hub, 2 High Street, Grantown. PH26 3HB

Contract Duration: Initially part time for 6 months and renewable

Budget: £6,000: paid at £1,000 per month for 6 months on receipt of invoice and report

Expected Hours: around 15 hours per week, equivalent to £15 per hour.

Expressions of Interest as soon as possible by letter, email or personal contact

Application Closing Date: Thursday July 31st . 2024

Start date: August 5th 2024 (negotiable)

Early expressions of interest welcome and for further information about conditions, requirements and responsibilities contact

Bill Sadler, The Grantown Society, by phone, email, letter or in person

About Us

The Grantown Development Hub is a vibrant and newly created, community-led space dedicated to fostering growth and development within our area. We provide local information and resources, networking opportunities and a digital hub to provide inclusive support and hot desking. We promote local shops, businesses and events and provide space for pop-up shops, workshops and meetings.

Role Overview

We seek to engage an independent contractor to provide dynamic and proactive development for this newly formed enterprise. This part-time role involves developing and enhancing the work and presence of the hub. The position is for 6 months, with the potential for renewal, based on performance and funding. The Society fully supports Fair Pay and Equal Opportunities policies.

Key Responsibilities

Targets for these will be negotiated every month

Strategy Development: Create and implement effective strategies to meet financial targets and ensure the sustainability of the hub.

Partnerships & Sponsorships: Establish and maintain relationships with Trustees, Members, key partners and potential sponsors to enhance the hub's offerings.

Membership Growth: Help develop a new membership framework and drive initiatives to increase member numbers.

Hub Management: Oversee and promote the hub's operations including the digital hub, ensuring it meets the needs of our community.

Business Opportunities: Identify and develop new business opportunities to support the hub's growth and financial stability.

Expectations

On-Site Presence: Approximately 50% of your time will be spent at the hub.

Reporting: Submit a monthly report and invoice to receive payment.

Qualifications

Above all we are looking for a positive outlook and a lively personality.

Initiative, good social and IT skills, ability to be part of a team and work both independently and cooperatively

Local knowledge and experience in a development or coordinator role would be an advantage

Good strategic planning and implementation skills.

Excellent relationship-building and networking abilities.

Reasonable proficiency in managing digital platforms and tools.

Creative and entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for community development.

 

 

Care At Home Support Worker

Gateway

Inverness

Salary:
£12.00-£12.60
Hours:
various
Contract type:
Permanent
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Deadline to apply:
31/07/2024

We are currently seeking to Care at Home Worker to join our team to deliver care in Inverness.

*Please note Gateway does not support Visa Sponsorship

Are you looking for something different from a Mon-Fri 9-5 job? Do you have a caring nature and are you reliable and friendly? If you reply yes to the questions above, then this maybe the role for you. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills.

About Gateway

Gateway is a Charitable Organisation established in 1998, that has a Gold Investors in People award. Our goal is to support vulnerable people in our community. We aim to provide a range of high-quality care services and activities that improves the well-being of the vulnerable people we support.

Role of the Support Worker

Duties of the role may include assisting with personal care, bathing / showering, meal preparation, assistance to take medication safely and light domestic duties.

Experience & Requirements

  • Availability: Various shifts - 7.00am-2.00pm and / 4.00pm-10.00pm or 7pm -10pm / Just weekends.
  • Care Experience: Although desirable, it’s not essential as we offer a full induction training, mentoring and shadowing.
  • Personality: You should have a positive attitude and have patience and good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Our Values: It's key that you align to our five company values.
  • Driving Licence: Essential due to Locale

What does Gateway have to offer you?

  • Full Time and Part Time contracted hours.
  • Paid per shift, not per call payments.
  • Paid travel time between each Service User’s homes.
  • Mileage allowance for using your own vehicle.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of company pool car (evening & weekends)
  • Uniform & full PPE.
  • Fully paid induction training, including shadowing and mentoring.
  • Ongoing training and support.
  • Work Pension Scheme.
  • Full paid PVG membership.
  • The opportunity to sign up to Charity Workers discount scheme, Blue Light Card and Discount for Carers schemes.

For further information on the role, please contact Pam Craig Mackie, Service manager or Joanna Kennedy, Business Administrator on 01463 718693

Gateway is a Gold Winner of Investors in People http://www.homelesstrust.org.uk

Charity Number: SC028837

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Part-time hours: 16 -38 per week

Salary: £12.00-£12.60 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount

Physical setting:

  • Homecare

Shift:

  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:

All PPE is provided and full training is given to allow you to do your job safely.

Licence/Certification:

  • UK driving license (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Support Worker

Gateway

Inverness

Salary:
£12.00-£12.60 per hour
Hours:
38
Contract type:
Permanent
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Deadline to apply:
31/07/2024

Exciting opportunity to join our brand new service.

Day Shift Support – 2 x Full Time and Waking Night Shift – 2 x Full Time (38 Hours per week, 4night on , 4 nights off))

Please note we do not support sponsorship

Pay: £12.00-£12.60 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience)

Gateway supports vulnerable adults and young people in Inverness and throughout the Highlands.

Established over 20 years ago as the Highland Homeless Trust, we are recognised as one of the main support providers in Highland and have considerable expertise in the Social Care Sector, and an established service base.

We are recruiting people who have a passion for helping others to achieve their potential.

You will promote:

· mental and physical health and well-being

· self-help skills and daily living tasks

· access to the community

· forming positive relationships

You will be enthusiastic, caring, patient, reliable, hard-working and resilient. Above all, you will have a commitment to supporting people and making a positive difference to their lives.

  • You will have experience either working or volunteering in the health and social care sector. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to the preparation of support plans
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shift work, including evenings and week-ends.
  • Have an SVQ2 or equivalent qualification, suitable for SSSC registration, or willingness to work towards the qualification. Desirable SVQ3 in Health and Social Care
  • A full driving licence is required

You will join friendly, dedicated, professional teams of experienced support workers. We value all our employees as vital to the work we do. We are committed to supporting our staff with continuing training and professional development. You will be supported to achieve necessary qualifications and develop in your role. We consider all requests to progress with specific training relevant to your role. You will receive ongoing support by colleagues and managers along with regular supervision.

We offer competitive rates of pay and a pension scheme.

Access our website : homelesstrust.org.uk for further information on our rewarding job vacancies.

We welcome informal discussions, so you are invited to call us to request further information on 01463 718693.

Job Types: Full-time

Expected hours: 38 per week

Benefits:

  • Company car
  • Cycle to work scheme

Shift:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Experience:

  • Care: 1 year (required)

Language:

  • English (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person

Research & Engagement Officer

Connecting Carers

Highland homebased

Salary:
£28,355.90 (£20,254.21) pro rata per annum
Hours:
25 hours per week, happy to talk flexible working
Contract type:
Fixed term 15 months
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Deadline to apply:
11.59pm Sunday 04/08/2024

· Are you an enthusiastic and ambitious self-starter?

· Do you have an appetite for and previous research experience?

· Are you passionate about supporting members of your local community to live well and improve access to support services ?

· Do you have an understanding of managing long-term conditions?

· Do you have Knowledge of Self-Directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013?

 

If yes...then our Research and Engagement Officer role could be the right opportunity for you!

 

Funded by Alliance Scotland, the Research and Engagement Officer will play a key role in supporting the Head of Operations & Development in the planning and delivery of a sustained, effective programme of policy work and engagement with Carers, Young Carers and other external stakeholders. This post will place an emphasis on consultation, lived experience of those with a long-term condition and the rights of Carers and Young Carers in Highland.

Whole Family Support Workers x2

Thriving Families

Inverness

Salary:
27000
Hours:
full-time/part-time (minimum 24 hours per week)
Contract type:
Fixed term until December 2025
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Deadline to apply:
9am Mon 5 August 2024

Whole family support workers will be a bridge between home and school, supporting families to overcome challenges to both wellbeing and learning and enabling children and young people to flourish in school and beyond.

 

It is recognised that there is a range of potentially beneficial outcomes for children and young people from building closer partnerships between schools and families and supporting all family members to address both practical and emotional issues.

 

These whole family support workers will work alongside families in the Inverness High School catchment area which have been identified by the schools (both primary and secondary) as being most in need.

 

Support provided to families will be flexible and responsive to the needs of families and individual family members. It will be available to families for as long as they need it.

 

Full details available in supporting document.

Fundraiser

Held In Our Hearts

Home based in Highalnd

Salary:
£29,994 annually pro rata
Hours:
20
Contract type:
Permanenet
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Deadline to apply:
7th August

We are recruiting for a Fundraiser to join Held In Our Hearts where you will play a full and active role in securing income to improve the lives of families impacted by Baby Loss.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships throughout Scotland to ensure we have the funds needed to deliver our specialist services for every family we support. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) account management, marketing, fundraising, event management or sales. Third sector experience is desirable but not essential. Experience working in challenge fundraising would be advantageous.

From supporter stewardship, events management, delivering inspiring presentations and managing volunteers, no week will be the same. The Fundraiser will be joining a hard-working and growing fundraising team, working closely with our Head of Fundraising, our Fundraising Manager Grants & Applications and our Fundraiser who covers the Lothians, Fife & Forth Valley, as well as the wider Held In Our Hearts team.

We are looking for an engaging, passionate and tenacious person who can deliver strong, cost effective and sustainable income growth for the charity, along with great copy writing, admin and organisational skills, experienced at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your varied skills, qualities and passion for relationship building to improve the lives of families who have lost a baby in Scotland. You should be ready to hit the ground running!

This role will require some weekend and evening working for which time off in lieu will be agreed.

Essentially, the right person for this role will hold and be able to display empathy for our cause as this role involves building relationships with the families we work with.

 

Application details: Please email your CV and covering letter to jacqui@heldinourhearts.org.uk

Peer Project Worker

Spirit Advocacy

Working from home with site visits across Caithness

Salary:
A real living wage of £13.97
Hours:
Flexible working:14 to 16 hours per week,
Contract type:
Funded up to 420 hours (approximately 6 months)
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Deadline to apply:
Noon Friday 9 August 2024

About Spirit Advocacy

 

Spirit Advocacy is a leading collective advocacy organisation based in the Scottish Highlands. We proudly support two services:

Our mission is to invest in those who struggle to have their voices heard, to support people with lived experience to raise awareness of the issues they face, and influence positive change by leading meaningful engagement and training that embody our values.

 

About the role:

 

The successful candidate will be pivotal in delivering our Caithness Experience Matters Project.

 

The project aims to engage and empower individuals in Caithness who have lived experiences of mental health challenges. By establishing a Caithness Experience Matters Advisory Panel (Ex-MAP), we seek to create a sustainable platform for these voices to influence and improve third-sector services.

 

The role's objectives:

  • Community Collaboration: Foster opportunities for people with lived experience to come together and give voice to their support needs.

 

  • Capacity Building: Enhance the ability and confidence of third-sector service providers to engage meaningfully with people with lived experience.

 

  • Co-Design Advocacy: Promote active involvement in the co-design of 3rd sector services, ensuring that community voices shape their delivery and evaluation.

To support the Peer Project Worker in meeting these objectives, they will also complete a fully funded SCQF Level 7 Advocacy Practice Award developed by our partners Reach Advocacy.

 

How to apply in 3 easy steps

  1. Download the application pack: click the button at the bottom of this      advert.

  2. Discuss the opportunity: for an informal discussion about the role, contact John Beaton, Development Manager, Spirit Advocacy, at jbeaton@spiritadvocacy.org.uk or call 07538 124365.

  3. Submit your application: complete your online application form at https://bit.ly/HUGPeerRoleJobApplicationForm by noon on Friday, 9 August 2024.

 

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