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Employment and Volunteering Focus - 08 March

International Women's Day

Working across Renfrewshire's third sector as its TSI we see women working to make an impact in their communities every day. Today we would like to highlight just a few of our members that are both led by and support women. This is just a snapshot of the dedication to change and equality seen in Renfrewshire and if you’d like to find more groups that #InspireInclusion please search our member directory
Kairos Women+
Kairos Women+ is a community-led women’s space for all women and non-binary people across Renfrewshire and beyond. Based in Paisley, Kairos Women+ offer inclusive activities that support women to build community, champion their rights and explore their creativity and wellbeing.

Jubilee House
Jubilee House was established in 2015 to help women and children escape domestic abuse and the trauma it creates. Jubilee House has three key focuses: recovery for the women it supports, education for the wider community and mental wellbeing for women and children impacted by domestic abuse.  

Sewing2gether All Nations
Sewing2gether All Nations is a grass roots community-based organisation providing creative upcycling workshops, life skill training and practical support to refugees and asylum seekers who wish to practise English and build new friendships. Their support extends to families and the wider community.

Twist & Hit
Twist & Hit Cheerleaders CIC offer competitive cheerleading classes for young people, ASN accessible cheerleading, Mum and Baby fitness classes and more, all from their accessible space on Clark Street in Paisley.

Renfrewshire Women's Aid (SCIO)
Renfrewshire Women’s Aid was established in 1985 and offers crisis intervention, emotional and practical support, advocacy and temporary refuge and scatter accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
All of the above groups have been recipients of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund over its three years. The fund’s associated network, the Renfrewshire Wellbeing Network will next meet on Tuesday 26 March at Paisley Town Hall and the theme of the meeting will be inclusion!

Sign up for the network meeting here



Linstone Housing
Property Services Advisor
We are looking to recruit 2 highly skilled, enthusiastic and motivated Property Services Advisors. In return you will receive a challenging, varied and interesting post offering an excellent salary and conditions of service. The posts will complement the Asset & Property Services team in the delivery of reactive maintenance and cyclical programmes. The posts have become available due to current staff securing new roles within Linstone HA.



It’s officially March and it looks like spring has sprung across Renfrewshire! I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine we have had this week! Lots of exciting updates for you all this week, from YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot and more.
Happy International women’s day to you all!
Thank you to Riverbrae School who had me in last week presenting to the senior school pupils about the benefits of volunteering in your local community, and the Saltire Awards. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss all things Saltire Awards, including registering and signing up as a group admin.

Next stop is Glennifer High and Mary Russell School!


YouthLink Scotland are excited to open bookings for this year’s National Youth Work Awards Dinner taking place on Wednesday 12th June in Glasgow. Book your place now and be part of a fantastic night celebrating youth work and the youth workers who make a difference every year in the lives of young people! Find out more



Aimed at youth work practitioners who want an introductory overview to children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Online, 21st March. 

Book here


#IWILL Ambassadors

Do you know a young person aged between 10-24 who has a passion for social change and wants to make a difference to their community? Why not encourage them to apply to become an #IWill Ambassador? Applications are open until midnight on 14th April.  

Find out more


Young Big Scot Survey Results

Young Scot are extending the invite to join them to hear the results of the Young Scot BIG Survey – the annual survey of young people asking them about their lives, worries and the issues that mean the most to them. It’s taking place on Wednesday 17 April from 11:30 to 13:00 (via Zoom).
You will find out more about what life’s like for young people in Scotland today and what’s important for them – including insights regarding their thoughts on tech, smartphone usage, social media, AI, health and wellbeing.

You will also hear directly from a panel of their young volunteers about the issues raised in the survey and the impact they’re having on their day-to-day lives. You’ll also get the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with their young volunteers too!

This event’s perfect if you want a better understanding for you and your organisation about what young people think now, and their perception of the future.

You will also receive a digital copy of our Young Scot BIG Survey report.

Tickets are limited so book early here to secure your space!  


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