Forth Valley Migrant Support Network (FVMSN) are currently recruiting a self-employed Learn Together Project Co-ordinator. The position is 12 hours per week across Falkirk and Grangemouth, with a wage of £9 per hour and a fixed term contract until August 2019. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24th August. Please note that due to the nature of this role, it is reserved for women only, under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
In partnership with Falkirk Council, we at CVS Falkirk are recruiting a Development Officer to develop and deliver our new Improving Employability Through Volunteering project. The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £25,000 and a fixed term contract until October 2020. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 14th September.
The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) has launched an online study, funded by the Scottish Government, which is looking to better understand black and minority ethnic (BME) involvement with community planning, and particularly the type of involvement which relates to Community Planning Partnerships (CPP) responsibilities under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
The next scheduled meeting of the Third Sector Community Transport Forum, on Thursday 6th September, has been cancelled.
The Third Sector Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Forum will meet on Thursday 20th September, 10am – 12pm at the CVS Falkirk office, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR. This meeting will incorporate a workshop offering third sector organisations the opportunity to provide input and feedback on the 3 proposed themes of the new Falkirk Poverty Strategy.
Police Scotland have issued information on Mandate Fraud, a variation of the Safe Account scam, after an increase in reports. In Mandate Fraud, the scammer contacts the victim with the intention of redirecting an existing standing order or Direct Debit.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland have launched a new campaign encouraging caring conversations with pharmacists. Good Care Starts with a Conversation highlights the crucial role pharmacists play in ensuring people get the most out of their medicines, and uses the hashtag #talktopharmacy to encourage people to speak with pharmacy staff if they have any questions.
NHS Forth Valley are running a programme around the Healthy Start scheme, which entitles qualifying pregnant women and parents with children under 4 years old access to vouchers to help purchase fruit, vegetables and milk. Pregnant women and children over 12 months and under 4 years old receive one £3.10 voucher per week, while children under one year old receive 2 £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week.
The first Living Wage Scotland Awards have been launched. Applications are only open to accredited Living Wage employers. Winners will be announced at the Living Wage Scotland Expo on Thursday 8th November at Tynecastle Stadium, McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL. The deadline for applications is Friday 5th October.
A range of local groups, including CVS Falkirk, are taking working together to host the Maddiston Community Day on Saturday 29th September, 10am – 2pm at the Maddiston Community Centre, Parkhall Drive, Maddiston, FK2 0LQ. This FREE event is aimed to raise the profile of local groups and showcase the work they do in the community.