Engage Update - 25 April
Engage Update - 25 April

Engage Update - 25 April


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee  02 – 05 June

To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Renfrewshire Council is sharing ways community groups/individuals can get involved and celebrate this occasion in any way they feel would fit their community.

If your organisation or service users would like to get involved, you can download the Guide to Taking Part here.

You can also view the Renfrewshire Council Events Toolkit and Checklist for additional guidance on planning your event. If anyone wishes to organise an event, Renfrewshire Council would ask that organisers to complete the Checklist and return it to the events mailbox events@renfrewshire.gov.uk

For inspiration on planning your celebration, view the Government website list of events taking place across the country: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

All questions can be directed to events@renfrewshire.gov.uk


Engage Renfrewshire Vacancies

Engage Renfrewshire -  Finance Officer PT
The role would suit a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual familiar with Year-End Processing, Account Reconciliation, and Sage Payroll Package. Engage Renfrewshire offers flexible working, as well as a generous annual leave package, and Work Place Pension.

Engage Renfrewshire - Trainee Accounts Assistance
With full training and guidance provided as part of an on-going training plan, the role will provide a solid foundation in charity accounts and finance.


Free Fitness Sessions for Women

Free fitness sessions for women from Get Active Coaching
Get Active Coaching received funding from our Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to run their Empowering Women project with the aim of helping more women improve their wellbeing through exercise
They are using Yoga, Zumba and Self Defence/Martial Arts classes to build confidence, boost self-esteem and feel better physically and mentally. The programme is led by female instructors so they can provide a safe, supportive and enjoyable space for all the women who come along.
Sessions are based in the Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity Charity Hub (St James House, 25 St James' St) in Paisley on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, 6-7pm and if you or someone you know could benefit from this FREE programme - get in touch via coachgetactive@gmail.com


Renfrewshire’s Poems with Purpose is back

Engage were delighted to be able to support the Renfrewshire Anti-Stigma Alliance with its publication via the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.
The first Poems with Purpose booklet in 2019 was a way of tackling mental health stigma and discrimination, whilst representing the voices and creativity of the community.
Renfrewshire poets are invited to submit a poem of no more than 40 lines on the theme of ‘Gather’.
All interested should email Suzie at hello@youmatteralways.co.uk to submit or ask questions, deadline for submission is May 31st.


Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean

Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean has seen almost 500 volunteers take part so far as the month-long event heads towards the end of its third week.

A total of 475 volunteers have taken part in litter picks across the area and have removed more than 1,100 bags of rubbish from the local environment as part of a drive to improve local communities and change the engrained behaviours of people who drop litter.

Local community groups have taken part in litter picks, but the majority have been individuals from across Renfrewshire’s communities who want to make the area cleaner and a more attractive place to live.

Here’s what Andy Davies, a volunteer in Johnstone, has had to say about taking part in the Big Spring Clean as it continues throughout April.

Andy said: "Team Up to Clean Up is a very active group but becomes even more so during these events when we see schools and other groups taking part.

"I enjoy being part of the group as it's great to get out and make a difference to my community, and it's great for my physical and mental health too.

"The campaign has a great community spirit and it's lovely to be thanked by passers-by, as well as getting a chance to talk to local people - that's one part I really enjoy.

"However, I do wish people would think about how long their litter will lie in our environment, who has to pick up after them, and why they should have to do that at all - it's everyone's responsibility, not someone else’s.”

Renfrewshire Council’s StreetScene and Wardens teams work closely with the volunteers to provide equipment, safety advice and removal of the collected rubbish after each litter pick, part of the Council’s commitment to the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.

With the school holidays over, council officers will visit schools across Renfrewshire to speak to young people about littering and their environment as part of an education-first approach and many schools will head out on litter picks around their school grounds too.

If you want to take part in the Big Spring Clean, or in the Team Up to Clean Up campaign all-year-round, then please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to welcome you into the positive community we’ve created in Renfrewshire.

Please pass on this information to your local community.

For more, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/BigSpringClean2022.


Business Active Travel Survey

People working at Renfrewshire businesses are kindly requested to complete an Active Travel Survey.
It has been developed to help us gain a better understanding of how people travel to their work in Renfrewshire, considering changes resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Renfrewshire Council is working with Stantec to look at ways to improve walking and cycling links to key employment locations and this survey will help inform this.
Survey participants have the option to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Scotland Loves Local voucher which can be spent in shops across Renfrewshire.
The survey is open now and takes about 10 minutes to complete. It closes on Friday 29th April. Please also circulate with your staff and colleagues if possible.
Please click here to complete >>>> Renfrewshire business employee active travel survey.


Fair Start Scotland

Fair Start is a Scottish Government funded employability programme tailored to support individuals who are unemployed and looking to secure employment of 16+ hours per week. The Service offers up to 12-to-18-month Pre-work Support and 12 months In-work Support. The Service is voluntary and is person-centred, meaning we work to the needs of individuals to achieve their employment goals. We have a caseload of employer contacts where we job-match the right candidates to meet the needs of our customers as well as the current thriving job sectors.

Fair Start Scotland Leaflet