Our team at CVS Falkirk is delighted to announce that, for the first time, we are looking to recruit a Deputy Chief Executive Officer. The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of circa £35,000 per annum and a permanent contract. The successful candidate will be a consummate networker, politically astute, with experience of business development, being able to quickly operationalise ideas, problem solve and get things done in collaboration with others. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 10th October.
Kingdom Support and Care (KSC) is holding a Recruitment Open Day on Wednesday 20th October, 10am – 4pm at Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN. They have various contracts and hours available, along with a range of roles across Falkirk and Fife. No experience is required, as full training will be given to all new employees, and KSC will support and pay for staff’s SVQ learning and development.
Social Enterprise Scotland has launched their new #BuySocialScotland campaign for 2021. Last December, the campaign promoted Christmas gifts from social enterprises (which will run again this year from October). This year, they are also launching a new initiative and website which promotes business services and goods from social enterprises to private, public sector and third sector buyers.
The next meeting of the Forth Valley Social Enterprise Network (FVSEN) will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 29th September, 10am – 12pm. This meeting will feature an update on the new online directory, website and mailing list. Fergus Storrier, CEO of Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) will also be attending to discuss their services, the importance of SENs and their benefits, along with the work they are doing around social enterprises in schools.
Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS) continues to provide free support for qualifying Third Sector groups and organisations, so they can access free Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks for their volunteers who need them. Both online PVG applications and paper applications are being accepted. Volunteer Scotland has made a “Online PVG Application Service Guidance Pack” available to download from their website, and also hosts VSDS Virtual Drop-in sessions twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm, where participants can ask general, non-specific questions about the process.
Braveheart will be delivering walk leader training from Paths for All for volunteers on Tuesday 5th October, via Zoom. Walk leaders only need to commit one hour per week to leading a group on walks in the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas. Braveheart will provide all training materials and insurance.
The NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service has relaunched its COVID-19 Response Grants Scheme for 2021-22. Applications for up to £500 will be considered from organisations and groups across Forth Valley which support and connect communities to respond to COVID-19. Applications from diverse communities and grass-root organisations, especially those that aim to deliver new and innovative COVID-19 responsive activities, are particularly welcomed.
easyfundraising is holding a free funding webinar, “How to Tap Into Free Fundraising for Your Organisation,” on Monday 18th October from 12:30pm. easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform and charity shopping site which enables voluntary and third sector groups, social enterprises and charities to benefit from free donations from UK retailers. Partnership Manager Becky Coleman will demonstrate how the platform works, help attendees with getting started, and answer any questions. Places are limited, and booking is essential.
Our colleagues at Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) have announced a special “Our World Reimagined – Social Care” event: “The National Care Service – What Does It Mean for Children’s Services?” on Thursday 30th September, 2pm –4pm. This is in response to the National Care Service (NCS) consultation extending beyond the Feeley Review of Adult Social Care, to potentially include services for children and families (including young and parent carers). It is therefore critical that third sector groups and organisations who work with these groups feed into the consultation.
Climate Outreach has produced an evidence-based engagement toolkit named “Britain Talks Climate”, designed for use by any group or organisation who wants to engage with their community on the topic of climate change.