With less than 8 WEEKS until Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020, we thought we’d highlight this year’s exhibitors, starting with the leaders of our afternoon’s now SOLD OUT presentation, THINK Consulting Solutions. THINK and all our other exhibitors will be available to speak with at the event, taking place on Tuesday 10th March, 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, 130 Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. Tickets are free and can be booked through the Eventbrite page.
Social Security Scotland is currently recruiting a number of Client Support Advisers across Scotland, including one based in Falkirk. The position is 37 hours per week, with a salary of £25,367 – £28,341 per annum. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent qualifications, and should be able to work independently, with excellent interpersonal skills. A full UK driver’s licence and use of a car is essential, due to extensive daily travel. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 4th February.
Penumbra is currently recruiting a Support Manager for their alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) service. The position is 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of £30,534 – £32,909 per annum, based in Glasgow. Applicants should have an understanding of ARBD, experience of partnership working and of management, with an SVQ 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care, or equivalents. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 29th January.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is holding a free event, “Volunteering – An Opportunity for Everyone!”, which aims to recognise volunteering of people with learning disabilities, and discuss ways to make volunteering more inclusive for everyone. The event takes place on Thursday 19th March, 12pm – 3pm, at Project Ability, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD, and will also look at exploring further opportunities. Attendees will hear from volunteers with learning disabilities, who will talk about their experiences.
The next meeting of the Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment will take place on Wednesday 29th January, 1pm – 3pm, in the Adam Smith Room (CR5) at the Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef, will be attending, and will be speaking about Families Outside’s #NoAddressInThePress campaign.
The first 2020 meeting of the Third Sector Connecting Volunteering Forum will be on Wednesday 29th January, 10am – 12pm at the CVS Falkirk office, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR.
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS)-Oxfam Partnership is holding an event on Tuesday 21st January, 10:30am – 1pm at the UWS Paisley campus, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE. “Making Policy Care” aims to provide a space for participants to share their views on the relationship between care, work, and poverty. Organisers are particularly keen to have grassroots organisations, community groups, local care providers, and anti-poverty campaigners attend.
The local Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) team will be reviewing and revising the Local Fire and Rescue Plan for the Falkirk area over the coming months. This review is to ensure SFRS’ local priorities align to their new strategic ambitions, as well as remaining relevant to local risk. As part of the review, SFRS has launched a short online survey, aimed at gathering views from the local third sector. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 18th March.
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) are looking to develop specific services and areas of interest appealing to existing second generation AJR members, and to attract new members. In order to identify key areas of interest for the second generation, the AJR has produced a short online survey to gather feedback.
Central Advocacy Partners currently have the following office items available free to anyone who can collect them: folding flipchart stand and mobile projector screen.