Employment Opportunities Voluntary Sector

Care Assistant Vacancy with The Rosebery Centre

Job Title: Care Assistant
Responsible to:  Day Centre Manager and Management Committee
Hours of Work: 18 hours per week
Salary: Meets National Living Wage
Role: The main purpose of the post is to provide assistance with activity coordinator in the daily activity programme. To assist in the escorting of service users from their home to the day centre then back home. To engage people with dementia in achieving their full potential within the Aims and Objectives of the Rosebery Centre.
The post holder will, along with a designated driver, be the escort to go to service user’s home then to the day centre then back home. Assist in the daily activities.

Please send in a CV to Anne Marson (manager) to the address above or by email
Closing date will be 31/05/17
Job Description


Family and Community Development West Lothian are looking for a Receptionist at The Dale Hub, Armadale

FCDWL25 hours per week

Monday to Friday, approx 9.30am-3pm, but some flexibility

Starting at £11,302 pro-rata for the 25 hours

For more info, ask for Anne at The Dale Hub on 01501-733248 or for an application pack e-mail julie@fcdwl.org

Appointment will be subject to disclosure check, satisfactory references and 6-month probationary period


Vacancy for Sessional Activities Worker at Dedridge Good Neighbour Network

DGNNHours & Rate of Pay:  8 hrs/wk @ £10/hr (post is paid at a sessional rate for 40 weeks and annual leave and sickness is not included in the terms and conditions)

Role Outline:  Design and deliver a syllabus of social activities (listed below) that positively impacts on older people’s health and wellbeing, promotes and maintains independence in older age resulting in more people remaining in their home, establishing and maintaining social connections, networks and relationships.

Conversation boxes
Sensory Therapy Activities
Art & Craft Activities
Gentle Exercise
Indoor Games
Musical Activities
Reading and Writing Activities
Guest speakers who will give members information and advice on matters that affect their daily lives

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to jgraham.dgnn@outlook.com


Assistant Technician Regal Theatre

Regal Tech SchoolJob Title: Assistant Technician
Department: Technical Department
£7.85 P.H, 32 Hours per week

The Successful applicant will work under the technical Manager.  The role will involve rigging sound, AV and lighting equipment, operating shows and designing tech for in-house productions.  Other duties include get-ins and get-outs, set building and other stage crew duties.

The Regal is extremely busy with varying demands on time and requires a willingness to work flexible hours mainly evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the organisation.  The job requires excellent customer care, time management and IT skills.  It involves dealing with visiting company and artist enquiries efficiently and accurately.  Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the importance of health and safety in a Theatre setting.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Technical@bathgateregal.org

More on the Regal Tech School here http://www.bathgateregal.org/tech-school.php


Community Jobs Scotland Vacancies


Assistant Development Worker vacancy with Fauldhouse Community Development Trust Ltd

Fauldhouse CDT25 hours per week, £8.25 ph
Community Jobs Scotland vacancy.  Must be aged 16-29.

Main Areas Of Responsibility:
The Assistant Development Worker is required to assist working across the FCDT’s projects and activities to encourage participation and engagement with the local community and groups.
• To assist in developing and promoting Fauldhouse CDT to the local community
• To assist in supporting the Events sub-group to run annual and special events, including the Spring Fair, Annual Street Fair, Remembrance Service, Septemberfest (music festival), etc
• To assist in running and promoting regular activities including cinema clubs
• To assist in production and distribution of a quarterly newsletter to all Fauldhouse homes
• To keep good records and information on activities
• To attend meetings and training, as requested by the Project Manager
• Any other reasonable duties, as requested by the Project Manager

Person Specification:
Essential:

• Good communication skills
• An interest in organising and promoting events
• IT skills
• Must be enthusiastic

Additional information:
An interest in working with voluntary organisations, knowledge of/connections with the local area.

PVG not required.  Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01506-434249 to have a referral and application completed.
Your local Jobcentre must refer you if you are claiming benefits.  In this case speak with your Jobcentre adviser.


IT Administrator vacancy with Weslo, Bathgate

Weslo, BathgateMonday to Friday 9am – 3pm £8.25 ph
Community Jobs Scotland vacancy.  Must be aged 16-29

Your main role will be to provide an IT administrative service to employees of Weslo.  With guidance and training you will establish and maintain IT administrative processes for the team and be a point of contact for any administrative support.

Main Areas Of Responsibility:
1. Handle customer enquiries on the telephone.  Take messages and signposting to the appropriate person.
2. Updating IT information databases, and providing reports as necessary.
3. Assist the IT team with installations of equipment.
4. Assist the IT team with routine upgrades of system software.
5. To comply with the health & safety policy, reporting any matters of concern to the relevant Director or line manager.
6. To actively promote the equality & diversity policy and practice in all aspects of the job role as it relates to colleagues, tenants, owners, contractors, consultants and external agencies.
7. Promote good working relationships with key partners.
8. To carry out other duties, within the scope of the job, and to meet the needs of the business.

Person Specification:
Essential:

• Good general standard of education
• “Can do” attitude and willingness to learn
• Good time management and organisational skills
• Understanding of confidentiality
• Ability to work independently using own initiative
• Ability to work co-operatively and effectively in a team environment
• Good telephone, written and oral communication skills
• Genuine interest in IT and it being a future career option
Desirable:
• Experience of using Microsoft packages
• Experience of using Housing Management systems; HR Systems; Reporting tools

Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01506-434249 to have a referral and application completed.
Your local Jobcentre must refer you if you are claiming benefits.  In this case speak with your Jobcentre adviser.


Warehouse Assistant vacancy with River Kids

RiverKids25 hours per week, Mon – Wed 9am – 3.30pm Thurs 9am – 4.30pm some occasional weekend work
£5.30-£7.20 p/hr dependent on age
Community jobs vacancy.  Must be aged 16-29.

We are looking for a flexible young person who is willing to turn their hand to anything.  Primarily we need you to organise our stock room, receive, sort and check donated items.  We need someone to help us catalogue our items.  This will be done through internet research to find specific information on toys.  This information will need to be inputted into our catalogue template.  You will be organising deliveries and checking items ready to be put into our storage area.

Some fundraising will also be involved, taking part in toy sales and attending events.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office is desirable but not essential as training can be given.  Someone willing to get involved with every aspect of the charity.  We need someone who will is flexible.

Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01506-434249 to have a referral and application completed.
Your local Jobcentre must refer you if you are claiming benefits. In this case speak with your Jobcentre adviser.


Farm Trainee with Cyrenians, Kirknewton

Cyrenians farm25 hours per week
£8.25 per hour
Community Jobs Scotland vacancy.  Must be aged 16-29

Requirements:
The role as farm trainee will focus particularly on the horticultural tasks required to help us achieve our ambitious financial targets: – mowing, strimming and weed management – seed sowing – planting – crop maintenance – harvesting – crop processing – packing of produce.

Often the pace of work, type of work and activities are dictated by the weather so tasks will be allocated on a daily basis.  Training will be provided for all tasks.
The farm also has a residential care community on site.  At times this role will involve working with the residents and volunteers of our community on farm tasks.

Must have experience of or be willing to learn organic farming and gardening techniques – must be able to demonstrate respect, compassion, tolerance and understanding when working with the Cyrenians – must be punctual

A disclosure/PVG scheme will be required

Requirements:
Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01506 434249 to have a referral and application completed.

Your local jobcentre must refer you if you are claiming benefits. In this case speak with your jobcentre adviser.


Retail Assistant Kidzeco Livingston & Bathgate

kidzeco logoMonday to Saturday (4 days from 6) lasting 28 weeks
£5.30 – £7.20 per hr dependent on age

Person Specification
It is essential that the applicant has previous customer service skills and is computer literate.  In addition we are looking for excellent time management skills and the ability to follow both oral and written instructions.  Commitment to team work as well as enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are all essential values for this role.  A GSCE in English and knowledge of the retail sector are advantageous.

Community Jobs Scotland vacancy
The post holder will provide retail and customer service assistance.  Specific responsibilities or tasks may be allocated at the discretion of Kidzeco Manager, dependent on the needs of the Enterprise.

Key Responsibilities of the Post
* Meet and greet customers and provide general information on the aims and objectives of the enterprise
* Answer telephone and provide word processing and administration services
* All aspect of retail including stock sorting, safety checking, rotation and pricing of goods and general merchandising
* Cash handling, reconciliation and deposits
* Till procedures
* Maintain and update advertising displays, assist with bulk mailings and photocopying
Other Duties
* As a member of the Staff Team the Post Holder will be required to play a full part in Staff Meetings, Work Reviews and Programme Planning
* Undertake such training as may be deemed necessary or appropriate through Support and Supervision sessions

Additional information
Smart appearance and good communication skills are essential for this post.  Training will be provided.  Experience of retail advantageous.  Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01506 434249 or your local Jobcentre if you are 18+ and claiming benefits


Long Term Vacancies


Companion Carers Part Time

home_instead_logoOrganisation: Home Instead Senior Care
Salary info: from £7.60 to £9.40 (depending on the service provided)
Status: Part time
Closing date: 31/08/16
Location: Edinburgh & Lothians
Website: http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/edinburgh/vacancies

Role: If you have a few hours to spare we have flexible and rewarding work at times to suit your availability.

Once you’ve read our ad click on the link to our website to listen to our Doodle Art Recruitment Video.
As well as being really entertaining it explains just how different and rewarding working with us will be.

There is no closing date, these are ongoing positions. Please apply as soon as possible.

We’re looking for friendly reliable people to assist our clients, so they can live life to the full and remain independent in their own homes. Most of our clients have regular visits for a few hours each week. As well as reminiscing about the good old days, we help with all manner of things, such as, preparing simple healthy meals, going for short walks, helping clients to wash their hair and escorting them to activities.

http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/Search/Home/Vacancy/19716


Support Workers (full time)

The Action GroupOrganisation: The Action Group
Salary: £14,500 – £17,000
Salary info: Non-qualified salary starting at points 17 to 21 (£14,500 – £16,051 per annum, pro-rata).
Qualified in Health & Social Care Level 2 salary starting at points 19 to 23 (£15,183 – £17,000 per annum, pro-rata).
Sleepover Payment of £53.60 per night.
Status: Full time
Closing date: 10/02/17
Location: Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian
Website: http://www.actiongroup.org.uk

Role: Do you want to make a big difference to the lives of people with support needs and have fulfilling career at the same time?

The Action Group is one of the largest providers of services for individuals with learning disabilities and other support needs throughout the Lothians. We provide support mostly to adults in their own homes (HAACS) but our service users also include children, teenagers or young adults through periods of transition (CAATS). The job will entail working with individuals with learning disabilities or other support needs, helping them to maintain independent and fulfilling lives. Typical activities include assisting service users with household tasks, encouraging hobbies and interests, assisting with finances, completing paperwork, and providing personal care if required.

No experience or formal qualifications required as full training will be provided but you must be:
•A great communicator
•Able to problem solve
•Committed to our values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all

Please note that applicants for our West Lothian services need to be car drivers.
http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/Search/Home/Vacancy/26680


Support Workers (Part-time and Casual*)

The Action GroupOrganisation: The Action Group
Salary: £14,500 – £16,051 pro-rata
Salary info: Non-qualified salary starting at points 17 to 21 (£14,500 – £16,051 per annum, pro-rata).
Qualified in Health & Social Care Level 2 salary starting at points 19 to 23 (£15,183 – £17,000 per annum, pro-rata).
Casual support worker hourly rate: £7.50. Sleepover Payment of £53.60 per night.
Status: Part time
Closing date: 10/02/17
Location: Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian
Website: http://www.actiongroup.org.uk

Role: Do you want to make a big difference to the lives of people with support needs and have fulfilling career at the same time?

The Action Group is one of the largest providers of services for individuals with learning disabilities and other support needs throughout the Lothians. We provide support mostly to adults in their own homes (HAACS) but our service users also include children, teenagers or young adults through periods of transition (CAATS). The job will entail working with individuals with learning disabilities or other support needs, helping them to maintain independent and fulfilling lives. Typical activities include assisting service users with household tasks, encouraging hobbies and interests, assisting with finances, completing paperwork, and providing personal care if required.

No experience or formal qualifications required as full training will be provided but you must be:
•A great communicator
•Able to problem solve
•Committed to our values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all

Please note that applicants for our West Lothian services need to be car drivers.
http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/Search/Home/Vacancy/26681


Make Young People Your Business

Make Young People Your BusinessThere’s lots of help for businesses in Scotland to attract, recruit, train and pay young people.

From arranging quality short term work placements to creating full time jobs, there’s a package to help your business.

Please see this leaflet, visit ourskillsforce.co.uk/youth or call Skills Development Scotland on 0800 783 6000 for more information.


Access to Work – Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL)

LCiLUnlocking the best kept secret!

Of interest to: disabled people, people with long term conditions, employers and employment support organisations
In 2013-14, LCiL is funded by the Office of Disability Issues (ODI) to promote and provide information and advice on Access to Work to disabled people, people with long term conditions, employers and employment support organisations, in the Lothian Region.

What is Access to Work?
Access to Work is a UK Government programme that can provide practical and financial support to disabled people and people with long term conditions to start or remain at work, and to employers so that they fulfil their responsibilities.  The aim of the project is to spread the word about this.

What will LCiL project do?
Building on and developing its current relationships with disabled people, people with long term conditions and a wide variety of organisations, the project will strategically target sections of these to ensure that they are aware of the benefits and support available from access to work.  During the year the project will:

Provide workshops and information sessions to disabled people, people with long term conditions, employers and employment support organisations
Facilitate peer support groups in the four Lothian local authorities
Provide online and telephone information and support
Train LCiL staff so that they are able to sign post effectively
Distribute information
Use social media and the LCiL website to send a clear message about Access to Work

How can we work with you?
Whether you are a disabled person thinking about work, an employer or a disabled employee, or you support one of these groups, we can bring information to you so that you become fully aware of the support available from Access to Work.  Depending on needs we will provide information individually or tailor a free information session adapted to the audience.  On request we will also team up with the Access to Work representative for Scotland who is able to take detailed and specific queries.

If we can help you in any way to:
access work with the right support to enjoy and sustain it

employ disabled people and people with long term conditions within the right environment  and with the right support
provide the right information to the people or organisations you work with to promote employability

Please contact us:
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

Norton Park, 57Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Tel: 0131-475-2350 (10am-4pm)
Text Direct: 18001 0131-475-2383
Fax: 0131-475-2392
Email: training@lothiancil.org.uk
Or visit our website www.lothiancil.org.uk

LCiL is based at the Norton Park Centre in Edinburgh.  Our offices are fully accessible.  Parking is available at the centre as well as on-street parking.


Steps N2 Work

West Lothian Council have created wage subsidy places for the voluntary sector. Wage subsides will be awarded to voluntary organisations that are able to create an additional employment opportunity for a young person aged between 16 and 24.

Eligible organisations must:
Be based in or have substantial presence within West Lothian
Be able to create an additional opportunity for a young person
Offer a minimum of 26 hours per week
Must have already at least one paid employee

Once a job has been created the organisation will be required to complete quarterly financial claim forms verifying attendance and payment. The claim forms will be submitted to Access2employment for processing. Organisations will be paid quarterly in advance on production of relevant paperwork including PAYE information to demonstrate spend

If you are interested in creating an opportunity please contact Steps N2 Work on 01506-281330 or stepsn2work @ westlothian.gov.uk

More details are available by clicking on the graphic


Goodmoves

The Goodmoves web site is a useful source of employment opportunities in the Charity and Voluntary Sector

http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/




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