Jobs Extra 5th April 2012

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Volunteering Opportunities:


+1 EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL: various, Edinburgh
Information and Retail Assistant (Temporary) x 4 Administrative and Information Assistant (Temporary) x 2
Fringe Venue – Paradise Green – Various Volunteer Positions
Fringe Venue – The Stand – Production Manager (Assembly Rooms)

Social Development Worker – Link Up Programme: £27,717

+3 LIVING WELL INTERNATIONAL: One Volunteer Post, Glasgow
Fundraising Support Volunteer

+4 SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL: Six Volunteer Posts, Glasgow
Refugee Week Walking Tour Guides

+5 PINKNEWS.CO.UK: Various
Freelance Reporters And Editors

Co-ordinator: £8.20 per hour, approx 8 hours per week
HELP Project Worker: £8 per hour, up to 12 hrs per week (includes fitness facilitation) or 8 – 10 hrs per week (excludes fitness facilitation)

LGBT Age Befrienders

+8 CHILDLINE: Various Voluntary Posts, Glasgow
Volunteer Counsellors

Network Manager (Policy & Development): £31,719 to £33,395.
Communications Officer: 18 hours, £23,980 – £26,998, pro-rata

+10 LEARNING LINK SCOTLAND: One Post, Based Edinburgh with travel throughout Scotland
Chief Executive: circa £40k to £46k

Woodburn Day Care Club: Carer Support Worker: 21 hrs per week, £20520 pro rata

+12 THE WISE GROUP: Five Posts, Glasgow
Strathclyde And Central Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre: Personal Advisor (x4): £14,300 to £19,800
Strathclyde And Central Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre: Operations Co-Ordinator: £18,500 to £28,200

+13 PATH (SCOTLAND): One Post, Glasgow
Trainee Co-ordinator: £20,561 pro rata (21 hours)

+14 PLU 2012: Various Voluntary Posts, Edinburgh

Volunteers: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2012



The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is seeking to appoint four dynamic and experienced individuals to the position of retail and information assistant (reporting to the office and retail manager).

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is seeking to appoint two dynamic and experienced individuals to the positions of administrative and information assistant (reporting to the office and retail manager).

Paradise Green are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working volunteer staff to help run their two venues – Paradise in Augustine’s and Paradise in The Vault – in August 2012.

The Spaces are looking for Venue Technicians to work with their Venue Managers and Production Team to keep their thirteen theatres running technically and logistically during the Festival.

The Stand are seeking a Production Manager to oversee all technical aspects of Assembly Rooms Fringe 2012 programme of theatre, music and comedy in four diverse rooms.

Full details at




Salary – £27,717 + 7½% Unsocial Hours Payment

Background – Link Up is an innovative two year programme that is exploring a new approach to improving the resilience of communities in Scotland. The programme focuses on the existing skills, knowledge and interests of individuals in the local community, and uses these ‘assets’ to create opportunities for people to help each other in groups or ‘links’.

This asset-based approach aims to build new, and strengthen existing, social connections in the community and at the same time, develop the confidence and capacity of the people involved.

Role – Link Up is being run in Gorbals, Glasgow through a partnership between Crossroads and Inspiring Scotland.  We are seeking a talented facilitator to develop, implement and run the programme to March 2014.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of asset-based approaches and have first-hand experience of Gorbals, Glasgow; the issues it faces and the agencies and community groups which operate there. More importantly, you will be able to work effectively on your own and have demonstrated exceptional skills and innovation in:

• developing and facilitating community-led projects;
• empowering people/groups to develop ideas and to address issues and opportunities on their own;
• engaging and communicating with people, groups and organisations;
• working in partnership with, and where necessary, co-ordinating action across a variety of organisations/groups with differing vested interests; and
• evaluation techniques, particularly identifying indicators of more intangible outcomes and developing frameworks to record and analyse this information.

The role will be based in The Barn Youth Centre, 37 Abbotsford Place, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 9QS.

Application Process – A full job description and application form is available by contacting Carol McConnell, either by email at or by phone on 0141-429-3254.  Your completed application form should be returned to Carol McConnell either by email or by post to The Barn Youth Centre, 37 Abbotsford Place, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 9QS.  All applications must be received by 18th April 2012.



Living Well is a series of projects being promoted by Community InfoSource CIC.

Community InfoSource cic is a social enterprise, registered in 2006 and based in the west of Scotland.

Living Well is a group of projects we are developing internationally and in the west of Scotland in relation to environmental issues, wealth creation, waste management, education and health.

Living Well International is the projects we are developing in two countries in Africa, Ghana and Congo.

We have a researcher working with us just now investigating sustainable energy provision for our projects and ways of communicating with our partners.  This will provide us with quality, up-to-date information for our funding applications.

We see the volunteer fundraising position as enhancing Living Well International by helping us access funding to deliver the projects.

If you are interested in applying, contact us for the following: Job description and person specification; Application and equal opportunities form

Please return your application form by Friday 13 April 2012.

If you would like to discuss this further, please call Sheila on 0141 946 6193

Community InfoSource CIC
Suite 432
355 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8QZ

Office: 0141 946 6193
Fax: 0141 946 6111

CIC no. SC291462




The Scottish Refugee Council is looking for six women from refugee backgrounds to lead walking tours of Glasgow during Refugee Week. The tours will be short, fun and aim to increase awareness of the lives of refugees living in Glasgow. You’ll need to commit to two hours a week from 16 April – 23 June to work with the director to plan and rehearse the tours and must be free to lead several tours between Wednesday 20 June and Saturday 23 June. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your views and experiences of Glasgow, help towards future employability and much more!

To find out more about this role and to apply visit the Volunteer Centre Glasgow website at



FREELANCE REPORTERS AND EDITORS is looking for freelancers to join the books of the UK’s most-read LGBT publication. Covering everything from politics to celebrities, you’ll help drive our daily coverage of breaking news, features and interviews.

Full details at



Alliance Empowerment Network is a voluntary organisation with charitable aims, which was set up by local people who themselves had experienced inequalities. Our aims are to help families and individuals from different cultural backgrounds – through the provision of advice, advocacy and self-help support services and activities. Our volunteers assist in the day to day tasks at an operational level, which is currently overseen by the Chairperson.

We have three projects:
1. Housing Support Project (HSP)
2. Volunteer Involvement Project (VIP)
3. Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Project (HELP)

We have the following two job vacancies:

CO-ORDINATOR (Sessional)

Our organisation is seeking to recruit an energetic, confident and highly motivated individual for the temporary post of Co-ordinator.

Hourly rate: £8.20 / hour
Hours: approximately 8 hours per week
Days: 2-3 half days per week in the afternoons (exact days to be confirmed)
Base: Glasgow (G42), with some home working
Contract: Temporary (Self-employed)
Start date: Immediate
Deadline: 9am, 13th April 2012

Job description:
-               To oversee the coordination of our 3 projects
-               To line manage up to two staff members
-               To undertake client work
-               To oversee the co-ordination of a fundraising event
-               To submit progress reports, as and when required by the Committee / Chairperson
-               To oversee and increase the publicity of our services amongst minority ethnic communities, across Glasgow.


Our organisation is seeking to recruit an energetic, confident and highly motivated individual for the temporary post of Project Worker

Salary: £8 / hour
Hours: up to 12 hours per week (includes fitness facilitation) Or between 8 – 10 hours per week (excludes fitness facilitation)*
Days: 2-3 half days per week (TBC)
Working pattern: irregular; afternoons and possibly one evening per week (TBC)
Base: Glasgow (G42), with some home working
Contact type: temporary position for up to 6 months
Start date: Immediate
Deadline for applications: 9am, 13th April 2012

Job description:
- To develop and deliver the HELP service to South Asian communities in Glasgow
- To provide guidance and support to volunteers who will assist you with this
- To facilitate / deliver healthy lifestyle sessions
- To produce monthly project progress reports for the Committee
- To publicise the HELP service
- Optional: to develop and deliver fitness sessions (relevant qualification required for this)*

Both roles and hours may be varied, thus, flexibility with working patterns is essential.

If either position sounds interesting, then we want to hear from you!

Please send your CV and covering letter outlining any relevant skills, experience or knowledge you feel may be relevant to this post (using the above information as criteria). Please include the names and full contact details of two referees (one of which should be within a professional capacity and neither of which should be related to your or family member)

Deadline for applications:  9am, 13th April 2012

Interview dates for shortlisted applicants:  19th or 20th April 2012 between 12.30pm – 3pm

Please note: This post may be offered subject to the clearance of a disclosure/criminal convictions check, any potential conflict of interests and proof of right to work in the UK. In addition, referees may be followed up in advance of interview stage and must be cleared prior to any offer being made.




Volunteers from all communities and any age wanted to form supportive befriending relationships with an older LGBT person.  More info below in LGBT Age section:

Be a Community Champion for LGBT Age!

• Are you interested in making life better for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people?
• Our award winning LGBT Age project is looking for volunteer Community Champions. You’ll be part of a small volunteer team trying to make sure both older LGBT people and organisations across Edinburgh are aware of our services.
• Can you help us spread the word about our befriending service and social events?
• Could you publicise LGBT Age in your local community?
• Could you speak to small groups about the experiences of older LGBT people?
• Do you want to get involved in training?

You may be LGBT and/or older yourself or just interested – either way we would love to hear from you! We would train you and support you.

For an informal chat please contact Susan McWalter on 0131 523 1105 or email to register your interest.




ChildLine is currently recruiting volunteer counsellors for Essential Volunteer Training (EVT) courses running in August and September 2012.

ChildLine Volunteer counsellors use counselling skills to offer support, comfort and advice to children and young people who contact ChildLine about a range of issues including bullying, abuse, neglect, sexuality, pregnancy and facts of life. Volunteer counsellors listen, assess and explore feelings and options with callers or with children and young people contacting us by phone or online.  Volunteers work with supervisors to assess callers’ safety, whether we might need to get them help, and to ensure volunteers feel supported on difficult calls or contacts.

Volunteering takes place at our Glasgow base at Tara House, 46 Bath St, Glasgow (next door to the Filling Station restaurant).  If you’re open-minded, have IT skills, and can make a regular time commitment to volunteer to help children and young people, you could be one of our counselling volunteers.  No experience is necessary – training and support is provided*.

The online application system will only accept applications between 2 April and 29 April 2012.  This will allow time for interviews, references and PVG checks to be undertaken prior to training.  Here is a link to more info and the online application system:

You must submit a completed application by 29 April in order for your application to be accepted.  CVs and/or incomplete applications can’t be accepted

If you have questions or want more information please come along to our drop-in session on 11 April between 3pm and 6.30pm.

A drop-in information session will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2012 from 3pm till 6.30pm for anyone who is thinking of applying to be a ChildLine counselling volunteer and would like more information.  The session will take place in our Glasgow base at Tara House, 46 Bath St, G2 1HG (next door to the Filling Station restaurant).

*Our Essential Volunteer Training (EVT) takes around 50 hours, normally delivered in weekly 3 to 3½ hour sessions. The training is assessable, and trainees need to complete the training and achieve the necessary skill levels in order to become volunteer counsellors.   If successful at training, ChildLine asks volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 year’s volunteering and 40 volunteer “shifts” (4¼ hours each) within that year.  Minimum age for volunteering is 16 – there is no maximum age.

For more information contact Lynn O’Hara, Volunteer Coordinator, at



2 Posts, Glasgow
Network Manager (Policy & Development) (Ref: P0068): Full Time (36.25 hours) – £31,719 to £33,395.
Communications Officer (Ref: P0069): Part Time (18 hours) – £23,980 to £26,998, pro-rata for part time.



The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is a non-profit organisation working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems. We operate as an autonomous and independent entity hosted by the voluntary sector organisation Penumbra. Two exciting new posts have been created at SRN to help us deliver our 2012-16 Strategic Plan. These vacancies represent a unique opportunity to become involved in Scotland’s leading mental health recovery organisation.

(Ref: P0068)

Full-Time: 36.25 hours
Salary: £31,719 to £33,395

The post of Network Manager (Policy & Development) will be a demanding and varied role to support the planning, implementation and oversight of a range of recovery focused projects as well as the development and implementation of a recovery policy programme. The post holder will be responsible for line management of three Network Officers and making a significant contribution to SRN’s strategic planning and development.

(Ref: P0069)

Part-Time: 18 hours.
Salary: £23,980 to £26,998 per annum, pro-rata for part time.

The post of Communications Officer will be a varied role focused on providing communications and administrative support to enable implementation of the SRN communications strategy. Activities will include a broad range of communications such as copywriting, media, website, social networking and events.

For more information about both posts, including how to apply:

• Visit our website, where you can download the job descriptions and application form.
• If you wish to discuss either post, please email or call us on 0141 240 7790.
• To request a Job Pack please email or call 0131 475 2570.
• Closing date for applications: 20th April 2012.




Salary circa £40k to £46k

Based Edinburgh with travel throughout Scotland

Learning Link Scotland is the national network of voluntary adult learning organisations in Scotland.

We are seeking a new Chief Executive for Learning Link Scotland, to lead the organisation in these exciting and challenging times, and build on achievements to date.  We are an independent voluntary organisation, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and membership led organisation.  By working together, we improve opportunities for communities and contribute to Scottish Government strategy for lifelong learning, social inclusion and citizenship. We are currently funded by the Scottish Government, the Big Lottery Fund and we tender for contracts and income-generate to deliver the programmes of work.

Reporting to an elected Board of Directors you’ll lead an excellent staff team and with responsibility for all responsible for all resources.  You’ll influence policy and strategy on adult education and voluntary sector issues, inspiring development and growth within the sector.  You’ll have the ability to deliver on current and future priorities including leading income generation strategies and partnership development.

The right candidate will have experience of working with or within the voluntary adult education sector, and the knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by voluntary sector adult education providers.  It is essential that you have the ability and confidence to lead and deliver real change to address challenges and issues.  You will be educated to degree level combined with proven experience of leadership and management within a similar strategic role and an understanding of the operation and requirements of voluntary organisations.

For more information and an application pack please visit our website:
Contact email: or tel. 01786 849755.

The closing date for applications is 23rd April 2012.  Please note CVs will not be accepted.



21 hours per week
Salary AP3 Scale point 23= £20520 pro rata

We are looking to recruit a Carer Support Officer to work with carers on a one-to-one outreach basis and within a group-work setting. The post will require working with carers to help increase their social and networking capacity; to give emotional/practical support and advice; to help identify needs and coping strategies; to enable the carer to take an active part in shaping the project around their needs and to value and recognise the major contribution that carers make to the delivery of community care services.

The person should have an ability to relate well to people; to have excellent communicating and listening skills; to develop skills in quickly identifying crisis situations with an approach which respects and has compassion for all; to have a good understanding of carers issues and rights; to be able to record and report accurately; to be able to work independently and to be self motivated; to liaise with a wide range of partner agencies including Community Psychiatric Teams, Social Work, Local Area Coordinators, Welfare Rights team and other local voluntary organisations and specialist agencies.

This important job is based on a Personal Outcome Approach, which has been developed by the Joint Improvement Team and Scottish Government.  Access to a car is desirable for this post.  Midlothian Voluntary Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For an application pack please write to Midlothian Voluntary Action, 4/6 White Hart Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AE, telephone 0131 663 9471, or email  You can also contact Janette Hope the Project Manager for more information on 654 1770.

Closing date: Friday 20th April 2011




Reference: PA/HR
Location: Glasgow
Status: Fixed term to 31 March 2013
Salary: £14,300 to £19,800
Hours: 35 hours per week, 5 days out of 7.

Shift patterns covering the advice centre opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

The Wise Group manages, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust, the Strathclyde and Central Energy Saving Scotland advice centre, providing free and impartial advice on sustainable energy to householders, businesses and communities.

As a Personal Advisor you will advise householders and communities over the telephone on all aspects relating to sustainable energy and affordable warmth. The scope of the advice will cover all of the services provided by the advice centre including energy efficiency, affordable warmth, water efficiency,  renewable energy and low carbon personal transport to householders.

Our ideal candidate will be a target driven and dedicated individual with a particular focus on delivering excellent customer service. The candidate should be experienced in delivering a quality service with a high standard of telephone techniques. Ideally the candidate should have an interest in the environment or related subject.


Reference: OC/HR
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £18,500 to £28,200
Hours: 35 hours per week, 5 days out of 7.

Shift patterns covering the advice centre opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Status: Fixed Term to 31 March 2013

Sustainable development is one of the main strands of our activity delivering carbon reductions and tackling fuel poverty by offering a range of sustainable energy solutions to individuals, businesses and communities.

The Wise Group manages, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust, the Strathclyde and Central Energy Saving Scotland advice centre, providing free and impartial advice on sustainable energy to householders, small businesses and communities.

As the Operations Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing the everyday running of the advice centre’s specialist teams, as well as playing a leading role in the advice centre management team.

A dynamic, target-focused self-starter, our ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and a creative thinker able to enthuse and manage a team whilst delivering on targets.

To apply please request a job application pack quoting the reference via our email at: or by visiting our website at

The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud holder of the double tick disability symbol.



(Positive Action Training in Housing)

Salary £20,561 pro rata (21 hours)

Established in 1998 and based in Glasgow, PATH (Scotland) provides traineeships for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the social housing and social work sectors. PATH (Scotland) was set up to address the under representation of BME groups in these sectors in order to create a work force that reflects diverse communities.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Trainee Co-ordinator to provide support for up to 30 Trainees entering traineeships in Housing and other sectors.  The traineeship combines practical on the job work experience with an academic qualification.  The post holder will work with placement supervisors/ trainees/colleges and universities to ensure that trainees are receiving appropriate support and training.  The post holder should also have experience of the following;
• Assessing training and development needs of trainees
• Organising relevant training
• Counselling, support and mentoring role within BME communities

The post holder will also be expected to travel throughout Scotland.

To apply for this post please contact: PATH (Scotland), 29 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6AP. Telephone 0141 332 9477.  E-mail  No CV will be accepted.

Closing date for return of completed applications to PATH (Scotland) is by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 10 April 2012.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 April 2012



PLU 2012


Plu, the UK’s largest festival for parents with children aged 0-6 years needs volunteers in a variety of areas: from the box office to face painting. Your commitment could be as little as half a day – we appreciate whatever time you feel able to offer!

Plu will be held on Leith Links, Edinburgh, from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2012.

Provides education-based activities, theatre and music which we believe to be of benefit to parents with young children
Provides a platform for relevant community-based groups and organisations
Promotes good health and care of the environment
Avoids commercialisation
Tries to be as accessible as possible to as many as possible through the provision of free activities and entertainment and low-price ticketed events
Encourages parents to take part in the festival, in its development, and in its success.

Plu is organised and run by volunteers; the festival couldn’t happen without them.  All volunteers receive a volunteer information pack, job description, food vouchers and a Certificate of Recognition on completion of the festival.


If you would like help out, have fun, gain experience, meet new people and be part of a great event, please fill in a volunteer enrolment form which can be downloaded from:  Alternatively, please call the Plu office on 0131 553 2152

Plu was formed in August 2004 and is a registered charity SCO36841


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