Linlithgow Community Development Trust is currently recruiting a Marketing Administration Assistant via Community Jobs Scotland (CJS). The position is for 25 hours per week, with a wage of £8.75 per hour, based in Linlithgow (a short journey from Bo’ness). The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 12th April.
CVS Falkirk is currently recruiting a Communications Assistant via Community Jobs Scotland (CJS). The position is for 25 hours per week, with a wage in line with the Scottish Living Wage. This particular vacancy is only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 – 29 year olds, as part of CJS. The role will involve assisting with the provision of high quality communication services, enhancing the delivery of services provided to the third sector locally. The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March.
Scottish Government is consulting on its key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment, and are gathering feedback online. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 9th April.
We at CVS Falkirk want to ensure that the Falkirk third sector forums are relevant and useful to our sector, and have launched an online survey to gather your feedback. We’re looking to hear from all members of the sector, particularly those who have attended forums before, on what you would like to achieve and learn from them. The deadline for responses is 11:59pm on Sunday 31st March.
The Practitioner Forum 2 day event on Tuesday 12th February and Wednesday 13th February, organised by the Falkirk Child Protection Committee, have been cancelled. There are still spaces available at the event on Thursday 2nd May and Friday 3rd May at the Grangemouth Municipal Chambers, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8AH, with registration starting from 9:10am both days.
Solicitors For Older People Scotland (SOPS) has announced the introduction of a Home Visit Service to older clients and clients with sensory deprivation, accessibility or mobility issues. The service allows clients to be seen at home for legal work, rather than having always to make arrangements to visit the solicitors’ office. There will be no extra charge to clients and all clients will be assessed for legal aid.
NHS Education for Scotland is currently undertaking a scoping exercise to identify Allied Health Professionals (AHP) working in the Scottish third sector. AHP include physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and speech and language therapists, amongst others. They have opened an online survey for those AHP staff working in the third sector, in order to gather as much feedback as possible.
In partnership with the Braes Store Foodbank, CVS Falkirk’s next Maddiston Community Outreach Drop-In session will be Friday 22nd February, 12pm – 1:30pm at the Salvation Army, Main Road, Maddiston, FK2 0LU. The drop-in will run alongside the Salvation Army’s new Baking Friday event, with a range of information, advice and support available on housing, benefits, and managing monthly outgoings and bills.
Camelon Community Sport Hub are launching their new “Lets Talk Table Tennis” project from Wednesday 20th February at Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, FK1 4HA, where sessions will take place 10:30am – 12pm every week, and cost £2 each. The project is designed for people 50 years old and over, who are looking to get active and play table tennis in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as making new friends.
The next meeting of the new Forth Valley LGBTI+ Development Group takes place on Tuesday 19th February, 1pm – 3pm in Room S119 at Forth Valley College (Stirling campus), Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1SE. The group aims to improve the lives and experiences of LGBTI+ people in Forth Valley, engaging with and listening to their voices.