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Employment and Volunteering Focus - 12 January

Employment & Volunteering Focus

Welcome to our Employment Focus E-Alert. Each Friday we will share both paid for and volunteering opportunities in Renfrewshire. 

Plus all of our regular information on campaigns, events, training and other opportunities will still be included.



Star Project
Support Worker
19 hours per week. £12,878. Fixed term contract for 1 year.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated, creative and experienced individual to fill this vacancy. The successful applicant will be required to deliver various 1:1 and group supports on a fixed term contract for 1 year. Post extension will be dependent on securing further funding.

Maryhill Housing Association
Finance Traineeship
Are you from a Black and Minority Ethnic Community and seeking a career in social housing? Why not turn to Path (Scotland)?
PATH (Scotland) is offering a thirty six month Positive Action Training Scheme, which has been specifically designed to redress the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities in employment in Finance in Scottish Housing. PATH works in collaboration with Local Authority Housing Departments and Registered Social Landlords across Scotland to provide our housing training opportunities. This traineeship is in partnership with Maryhill Housing Association.

St Vincent's Hospice
Triage Nurse
Hours – 37.5 (with weekend availability)
Salary – £33,000 per annum
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Triage Nurse to join our expanding community team.  This role will act as a first point of contact for all new referrals to our service ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate care from the right person at the right time

Gift Shop Supervisor
Hours – 24 per week over 7 days
Salary – £21,351 per annum
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative Shop Supervisor to join our Retail Team at #thelittlehospicewiththebigheart. Each of our shops has its own charm and personality due to our dedicated volunteers and colleagues. From vintage jewellery and jigsaws to harps and handbags, whether our customers are looking for that ‘must have’ item or simply a ‘missing piece’, our team ensure customers are met with great customer service.

Staff Nurse
Salary – £33,000 per annum + 15% shift allowance for qualifying shifts
St Vincent’s Hospice is actively recruiting for an additional Staff Nurse, working 37.5 hours per week rotationally within our In-Patient Unit, ensuring the implementation of a high standard of care within the service.

Administration Officer
We are seeking an Administration Officer with good customer care experience who would like to work in a very busy office environment to carry out a wide range of admin duties. This will include collating and input of service delivery information and producing reports, maintaining data-bases and spreadsheets, preparing correspondence, taking minutes of meetings, dealing with telephone enquiries, reception duties, liaising with the team, maintaining manual and electronic filing systems, data entry and general admin duties as required.

Youth Counsellors
RAMH are looking for both Adult and Youth sessional counsellors to work in our services across the Greater Renfrewshire area. Are you a reflective practitioner with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people who are experiencing a difficulty with their mental health? You will be required to work in a variety of locations, delivering the service in ways which could include telephone and online platforms, maintain confidential records, provide regular statistical reports and contribute to the development and evaluation of this project.


Kairos Women +
Project Worker
Do you have a passion for community-led work? Are you interested in supporting women+ in a creative, compassionate environment? Then why not join our Kairos Women+ team! 
Salary: £25,949 pro rata (approx. £24,327 gross)
Hours: 30 per week
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st July 2025 (22 hours of funding has been secured until September 2026)

Remember to check Goodmoves for other jobs in Scotland within the Third & Public Sectors.




Louise here, Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had a great first week back of 2024!

I am delighted we have expanded Fridays newsletter to now include all things volunteering across Renfrewshire. This is a space to share news, upcoming training and events, new volunteering opportunities and more! If you have anything you would like to be shared in this newsletter to our network please do reach out. This week we have some training sessions with YPI and THRE, a reminder to sign up to be a Saltire group admin if you haven’t already and most importantly, the wonderful benefits of volunteering!
Volunteering - A Human Rights and Equalities First Approach
About this course:
This course is for anyone working in Scotland's third sector who is responsible for or involved with a volunteering programme and is interested in learning why and how to take a human rights and equalities to your work.
Volunteering - A Human Rights and Equalities First Approach Tickets, Mon 15 Jan 2024 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
YPI Charity Webinar
The Wood Foundation invites charities across Scotland to a webinar on Wednesday, 31st January. This webinar is specifically designed for charities that engage with young people through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) or are interested in understanding more about the programme. 
This webinar will provide an overview of YPI, the programme milestones, share best practice for charity engagement and tips on getting the most out of the process.
For more details and to register, please click https://forms.gle/zbab8pR9GVGy9zCT7
You can also view the YPI charity hub here https://ypiscotland.org.uk/charity-zone/

Saltire Awards
There are many organisations, groups and schools that support young people to take part in a range of volunteering activities in the community.  Whilst it is important for young people to be supported and encouraged to sign up for a My Saltire account and to take ownership of their own volunteering, we do recognise that this is not possible for all young people.  A Group Administration function has been developed to help you support your young volunteers gain the recognition they deserve.  

What is group administration?   
A Group Administrator account allows all volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) and schools to request and print Saltire Awards certificates on behalf of the young people they support. 

Why use group administration? 

  • Request Saltire Awards certificates on behalf of the young people you support  
  • Ensure your young volunteers are recognised and celebrated for all the great things they do! 
  • It’s an easy way to manage certificate requests 
  • Have PDF copies of certificates to share with young person and save to file, and  be able to print certificates as and when required 



Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 08 January 

Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin - 11 January 


Ferguslie Learning Centre

Just a wee reminder that our new classes are starting soon and below is a link to our programme on the College website 
Information/enrolment sessions are being held on 
Tuesday 16 January between 10am and 1pm
Wednesday 17 January between 10am and 2pm
Thursday 18 January between 10am and 2 pm
Please note the following classes are now full - 

  • Fabric Skills course on Thursday pm
  • Moving on in IT course on Friday pm


NHS GG&C Update - Nitazenes

Please find the attached an important communication from NHSGGC Public Health and the GGC Drug Trend Monitoring Group updating local community drug services about the current position regarding nitazenes in the drug supply.

The overall picture is still quite unclear however we do know that we are picking up evidence of nitazenes in a variety of drugs and that nitazene use, whether it is intentional or not, can lead to harmful effects including accidental overdose.

The resources in the briefings have been produced for use across Scotland but we feel it is important to also highlight the following points:

  • Poly drug use remains the main cause of overdose especially if content uncertain. The advice surrounding this has not changed and should be discussed with clients at every opportunity. The advice around harm reduction is important.
  • Check that your service has an appropriate stock of Naloxone for emergency use and for supply to clients (if set up to do so). If supplies are low please order more as soon as possible. Supplies of Naloxone should be ordered through normal ordering process.
  • Encourage clients to take and carry Naloxone at all times. Always suggest they also take a spare kit and remind them that more Naloxone than normal may be needed to reverse an overdose.
  • Synthetic Opioid information posters and booklets for services in GGC will be available soon. Please request a supply for your service by contacting john.campbell@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

Further information, resources and advice can be found by clicking this link: STOP THE DEATHS

For reporting any concerns regarding nitazene use in your area please email john.campbell@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

For general enquiries about this briefing please contact ggc.mhead@ggc.scot.nhs.uk


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