Macmillan Centre Volunteer Driver

October 3rd, 2016

driver-clipartPurpose:  Transport patients to and from their home in a safe and punctual manner.
Accountable to:  Palliative Care Nurse Specialist.

Key Responsibilities

Obtain information from the Macmillan Centre regarding patient’s name, address and any accompanying passengers including relevant details about the person’s condition or directions.
Transporting the patient(s) to the required destination at the agreed time.
Warmly greeting the patient, introducing yourself and any other patients who may be travelling in your car, making them feel welcome and comfortable.
Before driving off, ensure that the patient is comfortable and secure in the car then proceed to your destination at a speed to give your passenger the maximum comfort and confidence.
To report any matter of concern to the Macmillan Centre.
To maintain confidentiality regarding information relating to patients and staff.

Full Role Description here

Volunteer Gardener within St John’s Hospital

October 3rd, 2016

gardening-clipartKey Responsibilities

  1. Working as part of a team or on your own
    2. Maintaining the garden – planting, clearing garden – dead heading and cutting back, seasonal requirements etc.
    3.  Maintenance of tools and safety issues
    4.  To maintain confidentiality regarding and relating to patients and staff
    5.  To bring any concerns to the attention of a member of staff

Full Role Description here

TSI Charity Law and Finance Advisors Training

February 20th, 2017

A new suite of training has been created to develop the capacity of TSI staff to support local third sector organisations across key areas of charity law and finance support

In partnership with CVS Inverclyde, EVOC, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise and OSCR

The training consists of 5 training modules:
Module 1: Charity Law Advisors (2 days) £150
Module 2: Charity Finance – Receipts & Payments (1 day) £95
Module 3: Charity Independent Examination (1 day) £95
Module 4: Charity Funding (½ day) £50
Module 5: Charity Trading (½ day) £50

The training can be completed as an entire ‘suite’ OR as individual modules – as long as the candidate has completed any prior training required (as specified).

A description for each module and booking details are provided here.

The training has been developed by the Trainers Forum – a group of TSI officers who have expertise in both providing these areas of support and in delivering training to build the capacity of others to provide support. The Trainers Forum includes representation from OSCR who have collaborated on developing the training content and approach.

The training is subsidised thanks to the support of OSCR

Community Enterprise is currently recruiting a Research and Project Support Worker

February 15th, 2017

Community Enterprise is looking for a Research and Project Support Worker to join our team to meet the growing demand for our services. The post will involve supporting our development team to deliver projects. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to develop new skills while working in a friendly environment that is making a difference to communities across Scotland.

Job Title: Research and Project Support Worker
Deadline: 27th February, 8.30am
Job Purpose: To support the development team to deliver its social enterprise and community development projects
Accountable to: Development Team Manager
Hours: 30 hours per week but we are open to the idea of a part time post.  This job will very occasionally involve some weekend and/or evening work from time to time, for which time off in lieu will be available.
Duration: This is initially for 6 months, with possibility to extend to become a full time post
Remuneration: National Living Wage with travel expenses.  Salary will be reviewed if this evolves into a full time post
Location: Based in West Lothian but some flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Travel throughout Scotland may be required occasionally.

Job Description
Application Form

To apply please complete the above application form, and return to

If you have any questions please contact Victoria on or 01506 862 227


Scottish Orienteering are recruiting Board Members

February 15th, 2017

Scottish Orienteering is a charity and we’re currently advertising the following 3 board positions to be elected at our AGM:

Board Secretary
Develpoment Director
Finance Director

The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 20th May, 5.30-6.30pm at The Golf Inn, Gullane, East Lothian.

​We are a Scotland-wide governing body but regularly meet for board meetings in Perth. Any support to advertise these positions is much appreciated.

If you have any questions about the roles, please contact Roger Scrutton, SOA President:

If you’d like to apply for any of the roles, please contact Stef Lauer as Company Secretary with your CV:


Retail Supervisor vacancy with Kidzeco

February 15th, 2017

Job Title: Retail Supervisor
Hours of work: 35hours
Salary: £14,500 to £17,500 (depending on experience)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within this award winning Social Enterprise.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and organised individual to manage one of our busy shops. You must have previous experience of working within retail, the third sector or similar, with the drive and leadership skills to help motivate a small team of staff and volunteers.  It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, that you are computer literate and have experience of working to KPI’s.

We are a social enterprise passionate about helping families in the community and caring for the environment through our two shops in West Lothian.  We pride ourselves on our excellent customer care and the high quality of reuse goods that we sell.  If you are enthusiastic about our work and ethos and feel you could make a difference with us, then please get in touch

Please forward your CV with cover note to

Closing date for applicants 25/2/17

Interviews will be held in Bathgate (date to be confirmed)

A full job description is available on request.

St John Cantius & Nicholas Church Broxburn are recruiting a Secretary

February 15th, 2017

Job Title: Parish Secretary
Hours of Work: 10 hours per week (hours to be mutually agreed)
Salary: £10 per hour
Responsible to: Fr Jeremy Bath

The successful candidate will work on a one-to-one basis with the parish priest; have good interpersonal and communication skills, competent with IT, be proactive with discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues. A condition of employment is that you will require to undergo Enhanced Disclosure.

Completed application forms should be sent by email to by Friday 24th February 2017. Any enquiries please contact 07801533104.

Job Description

Application Form

Young Carer Volunteer for West Lothian Young Carers Project

January 19th, 2017

WLYC ProjectWest Lothian Young Carers are looking for a Volunteer carer to assist staff in providing support to young Carers in a group setting, involving them in supportive activities, providing breaks from caring situations and new opportunities. To adopt a person-centred approach to working with young carers and encourage empowerment.
Note: Work will be undertaken on a regular basis outwith normal office hours, including evening work (the young carer groups currently meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings).
Hours: Up to 4 hours per week
Transport: Postholders must have access to a car and provide appropriate insurance cover
If you want to find out more please contact Wilma Murray on 01506 448009 or
Role Description

Volunteer Drivers Wanted for West Lothian Young Carers Project

January 19th, 2017

CarHere at West Lothian Young Carers Project we are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help us pick up our young people off and take them home on a group night. If you have a few hours to spare a week then please get in touch.

Junior group meets on a Wednesday night 5.30 to 7.30
Senior group meets in a Tuesday night 5.30 to 7.30
Pick-ups will be between 4.30 and 5.30 then 7.30 and 8.30

We will arrange a PVG

Expenses: mileage is paid @ 45p per mile

If you want to find out more please contact Wilma Murray on 01506 448009 or

Livingston Players latest production “The Odd Couple”

January 19th, 2017

OddCoupleThis fabulously funny and entertaining Neil Simon play is the female version of the well-known TV sitcom starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.  The comedy is set in the 80s in New York and follows lifelong friends Florence & Olive (The Odd couple),

Renee – a singleton looking for love with an opinion about everything. Mickey – a New York Cop who sees a threat or crime in everything. Sylvie – who gets annoyed at Vera more than anything, and Vera who doesn’t seem to know anything about anything! During their monthly Trivial Pursuit get together, they discuss life, love, sex and marriage.

The banter is cleverer than the questions on the cards!

Performance dates are 25th, 26th & 27th of January (7.30pm) at Howden Park Centre and can be purchased from the box office on 01506 777666 (£13 & £11 concession Wed only).

Third Sector Strategy Group Meetings Schedule

January 6th, 2017

The role of the TSSG
To advise and guide the Gateway about the needs of the sector at national and local policy development level and the delivery of the work plan.
To facilitate sector reps at forums representing the sector and not just narrow organisational interests.
To facilitate the setting up of appropriate systems for the constituencies of organisations in each thematic/geographic group e.g. children and families, local regeneration planning etc.
To facilitate communications both up and down between forums and the sector and within and across the sector.
To influence policy and planning nationally across the sector.
To act as a ‘sounding board’ to provide advice to the Gateway on its future strategies and plans.

ms_wordThe TSSG is open to all Third Sector Groups not just members.
The new Terms of Reference can be found here.

Third Sector Strategy Group – 2017 (Wednesdays – 12.30pm – 2pm VSGWL Office):
(12 noon for buffet lunch)
18th January
15th February
15th March
19th April
17th May
14th June
19th July

Discovery Volunteer Awards for over-50s

December 16th, 2016

Discovery AwardAim

To challenge the over 50s to discover new strengths, and hidden talents.

How does it work?

There are three levels – bronze, silver and gold – all divided into four sections and each with an agreed timescale.
Each level has four sections, Service in the Community; Hobby or Interest; Recreational Pursuit; and Journey of Discovery.
Each of the sections has different timescales.

The range of activities is as vast as your imagination and will challenge you to levels you may not think yourself capable of – whether it be Service in the Community, a Hobby or Interest, a Recreational Pursuit or a Journey of Discovery.

So with a little money, a little bit of your time and as much effort as you are prepared to put in, you too could join the many people who have enjoyed the sheer exhilaration and feeling of self-satisfaction from becoming a Discoverer.


The long held idea came into being in September 1987.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Advisor for Dundee, and an Outdoor Community Education worker along with six enthusiastic women and four equally enthusiastic men began to put together a programme of activity and self-development, and the Discovery Award was born!
Discovery is a nationwide scheme, with an ever increasing number of groups throughout the United Kingdom, organised by The Discovery Award Association.


Colin Mitchell
Discovery Award Regional Co-ordinator
23 Overton Crescent
East Calder
EH53 0RS

Phone: 01506 882678 or 07876 017897

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