Home-Start West Lothian Project/Shop Manager

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 admin@homestartwl.org.uk 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

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 Fiona.MacPherson@CABWestLothian.casonline.org.uk.

Closing date:                       Friday 16th June at 12 noon

Interview date:                    Thursday 22nd June

Fauldhouse Community Development Trust AGM

May 22nd, 2017

FCDT will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

A full copy of our annual report, financial statement and nomination to the board forms will be available at the meeting.
If you would like copies in advance of the meeting or you require any further information, please contact Julie Smith on 01501 773 699, call into The Hub or see our website www.fauldhouse.org.uk.

Finger buffet and light refreshments will be available at 6.30pm.

West Calder and Harburn CDT are Recruiting

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 cdt@westcalder.org 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 cdt@westcalder.org Or the Secretary, 14 Union Square, West Calder, EH55 8EY
Closing date for applications Monday 5th June
Job Description
Post Information

Support in the community volunteer – Macmillan Helping Matters

May 22nd, 2017

People tell us they need practical and emotional support during their cancer journey and they want help locally. Macmillan Helping Matters offer emotional and practical support delivered by trained and supported volunteers. Our volunteers make home visits to assist with light house work, shopping, practical tasks that becomes challenging, or befriend someone affected by cancer, please refer to the Role Description.

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.

What we’re looking for

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A knowledge of the local area desirable (but not essential)
  • Ability to work independently but with guidance and support
  • An interest in cancer care and the services that Macmillan provides

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • The reward of helping people affected by cancer
  • Getting more involved in and making a real difference to your local community
  • Meeting new people
  • Developing existing skills and learning new ones

For more information, please contact Paula Moncrieff on 0131 260 3720 or by email pmoncrieff@macmillan.org.uk

Ambition Fund Now Open For Applications

May 19th, 2017

Voluntary and Third Sector organisations in West Lothian are now able to apply for a share of £200,000, thanks to council funding.

West Lothian Council’s Ambition Fund aims to enable third sector organisations to increase their capacity to improve and grow existing and new services.

The fund can be used to:

  • Purchase equipment which would improve their ability to develop and/or deliver services
  • Support the development of existing and/or new services by front-loading staff and other costs
  • Provide match funding for grants from external organisations for investment in new projects to deliver in new projects to lever in additional external funding to pilot, develop and/or improve delivery of services

Applicants must have a Constitution and/or Articles of Association and a bank account in the name of the organisation. Confirmation that a minimum of two people eg Chair and Treasurer, are required to sign and counter-sign cheques.

The latest version of Audited or Independently Examined annual accounts should be provided and confirmation that surpluses or profits are retained and not distributed.

There are two levels of funding: Between £5,000 to £20,000 and over £20,000. Any applications for more than £20,000 have to demonstrate that significant levels of ‘match’ funding are available.

West Lothian Council has invested £200,000 in 2017/18 for the programme. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017. Projects will be expected to commence in 2017/18 and be completed within 12 months of funding approval.

Application forms are available from both West Lothian Council’s website (www.westlothian.gov.uk/) and the Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian’s website (http://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/)

Please send your completed applications to: Ian.Hepburn@westlothian.gov.uk

Administrator Vacancy with The Food Train

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

Dads N2 Work Training programme

April 27th, 2017

The Dads N2 Work programme will start on Tuesday 2 May 2017 and will be held at New Murrayfield Park, Ash Grove, Blackburn, Bathgate EH47 7QJ.

The course will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursday from 10am until 2pm.

Please see the poster for further information.

If you require any further information, please contact David Stewart on 01324 624 121 (option 3) if there’s anything you need to discuss.

VSGWL welcomes the new Development Officer Team

April 24th, 2017

Our staff numbers have grown substantially over the last 8 weeks, with new Lead Development Officer, James Proctor, being joined by four part-time colleagues: Jennifer Ba, Isobel Denholm, Linda Lockie and Pam Roccio.
The Development Team will be out and about over the next few weeks to listen to the needs of third sector organisations, so please get in touch if you would like arrange a chat.

Scottish Rural Action seeks Volunteers

April 21st, 2017

Scottish Rural Action aims to be a powerful voice for the people of rural Scotland and can provide support and direction for individuals/communities to volunteer with us and campaign on local and national issues affecting rural Scotland.
We are currently seeking volunteers from across Scotland who live rurally and would like to campaign on issues of greatest importance in Scotland, as well as campaigning on issues identified by themselves locally. SRA has consulted over 1500 people across rural Scotland to identify key areas for prioritising in 2017/18 as Digital Connectivity (Broadband and Mobile signal), Transport, Land, Business and Democracy and Governance.
To equip volunteers with the skills and knowledge required for campaigning, SRA are running a free two-day workshop ‘How to develop a rural campaign’ which is open to SRA members over the age of 16. Membership can be applied for prior to the training and is free of charge. Participants will go on to support the work of Scottish Rural Action in campaigning on the issues of greatest importance to rural Scotland, as well as leading their own campaigns.
For more information, please contact Fiona Thompson, Volunteering & Campaigns Coordinator on fiona@scottishruralparliament.org.uk 079388 907767

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