Archive for the ‘employment’ Category


Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

West Lothian Woman’s Aid are looking to recruit someone aged between 16 and 29 to be a trainee Women’s Support Worker. The criteria is as follows:

Employee eligibility criteria
Eligibility for Community Jobs Scotland jobs falls into two categories.
1. Currently unemployed vulnerable 16-29 year-olds who are not accessing alternative Government support (e.g. Work Programme or Work Choice) and are either
  • a care leaver/care experienced
  • a carer
  • an Armed Forces early service leaver (have served less than 6 years)
  • a young person with conviction
  • a young person with a disability or health related issue
2. 16-29 year olds with disabilities or health issues on a Work Choice or Specialist Employment Support programme should engage directly with their provider.
Please note, if you have previously had a job funded through Community Jobs Scotland, you won’t be eligible for another Community Jobs Scotland post.
Contact your local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor who will check your eligibility and assist with applying to the vacancies.
The job opportunity is below, do you know anyone who might be interested?

Cyrenians Opal Bathgate are recruiting a Groups Support Assistant

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Hours of work: 9-15 hours per week.
Salary: £10.82 per hour
Area: East of Scotland
Location: Bathgate
Status: Casual/Sessional Work
Closing date: 24th July at 12 noon

It’s an exciting time for the OPAL service as we look to build on and expand our groups and group activities in the West Lothian area. We provide a range of group activities which help older people to stay connected, independent and feel part of their community. We encourage them get to know people locally, make new friends, share hobbies and interests, and to live every day to the full! We’re now looking for a dynamic individual to join the team to work alongside the Groups Coordinator on a sessional basis to support the delivery of groups within the West Lothian area.

You’ll need to have an understanding of how group activities can support and promote self-worth, but we’d also like you to bring your own friendly personality, encouraging approach and enthusiasm to the groups you will support. There are currently four established weekly groups for which you will plan an ongoing range of interesting and varied activities. Gathering feedback from attendees is also important as we are always looking to explore new ideas to ensure we offer plenty of options and variety. Previous experience of working with older people would be an advantage but isn’t essential, more importantly is your warm, compassionate, friendly nature and organised, professional approach. Working within the OPAL service provides an opportunity to support some of our most vulnerable clients who may otherwise be lonely and isolated.

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.


Application details: For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours), or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

Application Notes:

Closing date is 12 noon on 24 th July 2017.

Interviews will be held on the 3 rd August 2017

Home-Start West Lothian Project/Shop Manager

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Salary: £16,257.80 (plus performance related bonus)

(37 hours per week – Tuesday to Saturday)

Home-Start West Lothian is seeking to recruit a full-time experienced Project/Shop Manager for its shop in West Lothian.

Our Charity Shop will raise crucial funds to support Home-Start West Lothian’s work with young families across West Lothian.

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Project/Shop Manager who will have the skills necessary to recruit and manage a team of volunteers/trainees, maximise income, organise stock regeneration and undertake all banking and financial recording.

An understanding of working to targets, recruiting and supporting volunteers/trainees, income and expenditure budgets, benefits of social media and gift aid is essential.

For further details please contact for a recruitment pack.

or if you’d prefer to have an informal discussion about the role please contact the Manager, Shelley Bowman,  on 01506 415755.

We do not accept CVs.  No agencies.

Closing date for applications: 12noon, Monday 12th June.

Interviews: Week commencing 19th June.

This position requires membership of PVG Scheme, and satisfactory references.

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No: 280 852 Scottish Charity No: SC 029770.

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity.  We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

This post is supported by SCVO Capacity & Resilience Fund, Edinburgh Airport Community Board and Foundation Scotland

West Lothian Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian work in partnership with NHS Lothian and West Lothian Council to:

  • Connect with low income families  to allow them to get the appropriate help
  • Targeted intervention and support for pre and post natal families
  • Address the unmet debt and financial capability needs of low income families
  • Build lasting and effective connections between partner organisations

We are looking to recruit: –

 Post:                          Income Maximiser/Money Adviser  

Hours:                       35

Salary:                       £21,476 per annum 

Contract term:         Fixed term to 31st March 2018

The workers will deliver a holistic advice service to our client group with a focus on debt advice, financial capability and income maximisation.

Applicants should have experience of working in advice sector for a minimum of 2 years as well as working knowledge and experience of income maximisation, money advice, and budgeting, financial education.

The applicant will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work to targets/deadlines and have experience of producing reports for funders. Knowledge and experience of CAB would also be advantageous.

Also required is proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail and have knowledge of using a case management/recording system.

 Base: You will be based at CAB West Lothian although travel throughout West Lothian will be required.

For an application pack contact Fiona on 01506 436132 or e-mail

Closing date:                       Friday 16th June at 12 noon

Interview date:                    Thursday 22nd June

West Calder and Harburn CDT are Recruiting

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Job Title: Trust Manager
Salary: £34,000pa, pro rata
Hours: 0.8FTE (30 hours pw)
The Trust wishes to appoint a Trust Manager to lead the work of the Trust, developing and implementing its vision for the communities of West Calder and Harburn in accordance with it’s aims and objectives.
For more information and an application form please mail or telephone the Trust on 01506 872931.
Application: To apply, please complete the application form, together with a covering letter outlining why you wish to apply for this post. Please return these to the Trust at Or the Secretary, 14 Union Square, West Calder, EH55 8EY
Closing date for applications Monday 5th June
Job Description
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Administrator Vacancy with The Food Train

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Job Title: Administrator
Salary: £18,079
Hours: 35 hours per week
Initial contract until end March 2018, with extension subject to funding.
Use of own car is essential

Food Train is an award winning voluntary organisation, providing practical support services to older people across Scotland, helping them to eat well, live well and age well. We have a vacancy for a dynamic people-focused person to join our Food Train service in West Lothian.
We are seeking a talented administrator who is able to deliver high quality practice and excellent customer care, while exuding enthusiasm for the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants should have evidenced working experience of Microsoft Applications and accounts packages and be a talented communicator who thrives in a busy office.
Closing Date: Friday 12th May 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
To apply, download an application pack

Braid House Day Centre vacancy for an Assistant Cook

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

braid-house-_logo37.5 hours per week
£14,452 per annum

You should have experience of working in a kitchen in food preparation, cooking, plating and presenting food.
Have experience of ordering food and checking stock and stores.

You will be able to work in a busy kitchen and have good communication skills.  Applicants must possess a food hygiene certificate.

For an application form, please phone: 01506-430615

New Directions West Lothian are recruiting Support Workers and Relief Workers

Friday, November 4th, 2016

new directionsWe enable people with a disability to become more independent, more confident and more connected with their community

If you have energy, enthusiasm and are passionate about making a difference please get in touch.  We can offer you opportunities for professional development and the chance to work in a close and supportive team.

Email for an application pack

Or contact Carolyn Craig on 01506-464446 for an informal discussion

Family & Community Development West Lothian are looking for a Training Coordinator

Friday, October 28th, 2016

training-coordinator-job-adFull-time: 36 hours per week
Salary Scale £24,034 to £27,074

This exciting post will lead the next phase of delivery of the organisation’s innovative, creative and leading play practice and training programmes

For an application pack e-mail or for more info, call Simon at Broxburn Family Centre on 01506-857158

Closing date 10am on 14th November

Appointment will be subject to PVG membership, satisfactory references and 6-month probationary period

Project Administrator vacancy South East & East Central Scotland

Friday, October 28th, 2016

WEA-ScotlandBased in Cowdenbeath
Fixed term to 31st March 2017
Part time of 17.5 hours per week (pro rata 0.5)
Salary: Grade B (pro rata) £17,979 – £19,317

The Workers’ Educational Association is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education.  We are a charity with a strong sense of social purpose, dedicated to bringing great teaching into the heart of local communities.  All our educational provision is developed with this in mind and our courses can be set up almost anywhere – for example in clubs, community centres, village halls, schools, pubs or where people work.

We are seeking a proactive and efficient Administrator to work closely with WEA staff and tutors across the South East and East Central Scotland, supporting our management of information and revenue generating capability.  The post-holder will also carry out general administrative tasks and cover reception duties as required.

The closing date for applications is by 11th November 2016.  Please ensure that your completed Application and Equal Opportunities Forms are emailed to by 5pm on Friday, 11th November 2016.

Interview will be held in late November 2016.  Further information and an application pack for the above post are available electronically from our website, and also the WEA Women@Work website

The WEA is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in its employment practices and service delivery.  The WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1112775) and in Scotland (number SC039239) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number 2806910). Registered address is WEA, 4 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4XW

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