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Employment and Volunteering Focus - 19 January


Connect with potential candidates across the local Third Sector.
Send your ‘Ads’ to info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Good Shepherd Centre, Bishopton

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) supports vulnerable young people from the age of 12 up to 18. We offer a place of safety and nurture and a positive, holistic and strengths-based ethos. 

  • Residential Care Worker The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.
  • Senior Residential Care Worker The Senior Residential Care Worker is a key position, occupying a role critical to the overall welfare of young people in the residential setting.
  • Assistant House Manager  As Assistant House Manager your role will include supporting the planning, prioritising, organising and reviewing of group care for young people resident in the House.
  • Duty Officer  As Duty Officer, you will be part of the management team and have the responsibility for supporting, co-ordinating and managing the running of the care service across Lyle, Kilpatrick, Nevis and Lomond House and Hillview Cottage, our secure care and close support and Semi-independent living houses.
  • Control Room Support The Control Room Support will fill a Security/Reception role and is responsible for the security in and around the Centre and the movement of all staff, young people, and visitors within it.
  • General Maintenance Assistant The General Maintenance Assistant will join our Maintenance team who are key to the provision of a safe, welcoming, and homely environment for young people and colleagues to live, learn and work in whilst at the GSC.

Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP)
PT Larder Superviser - 6 Month Contract
Reporting to the Service Manager, the role is based on-site at the Community Larder. The role will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Larder service, working closely with the Volunteer Team. It will involve both driving duties and physically lifting and carrying produce and putting up tables on-site.

Active Communities
Programmes Coordinator (P/T)
The post holder will be able to plan, organise and deliver community-led activities that are engaging and welcoming for all. They must be passionate about community work and social issues and enthusiastic about making a difference. We would expect someone who wants to spend time with people, knows how to engage with them, encourages them to get involved and does all this with kindness and compassion. The post holder will be asked to work 1-2 evenings and 1 weekend day with occasional daytime work for training and development.

OSCR - Secondment Opportunity
Engagement Manager
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is offering two exciting secondment opportunities to play key parts in implementing the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023.  We are looking for experienced individuals from the third sector in Scotland to come and work with us to maximise the benefits of the new Act for the charity sector and the public in Scotland.  

St Vincent's Hospice

  • 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.
  • Administrator In the role of Administrator, you will have a pivotal role in assisting our Income Generation team and contributing to the overall functioning of the hospice. This diverse position demands outstanding organisational skills, precision, and the capability to prioritise a diverse range of tasks.
  • Maintenance Operative Carrying out non-specialist repairs & maintenance duties within all hospice properties, providing & maintaining a safe environment for patients, families, staff & volunteers.

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



I hope everyone is staying warm in this icy winter weather! It’s been another busy and exciting week for me at Engage. I’ve had fantastic meetings with Erskine Arts, You First Advocacy, Dates n’ Mates, RAMH and Star project to name a few. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about your organisations, how you involve volunteers and the wonderful impact they all have to our community.

Do you enjoy connecting with people? Are you open and easy to talk to? Become a Befriender with STAR Project!

STAR are looking for people who are good communicators, empathetic and love connecting with people.

Their Befriending project supports individuals on a 1-1 basis through either face-to-face meetings, phone calls or online. For example, this may involve visiting them at their home, taking them out for coffee or providing wellbeing calls for a wee chat. The aim of the Befriending project is to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing through building positive relationships and goal setting.

STAR will provide an in-depth training course which covers topics such as communication and listening skills, boundaries and confidentiality, and all their Befrienders have regular support and supervision sessions with their coordinator, as well as group meetings with other volunteer Befrienders.
For more information, head to our Volunteering Portal on the Engage website.

Community Group Volunteer
The Wellbeing Service provides person-centred support to people living with sight loss and people caring for a loved one with sight loss, regardless of age. Sight Scotland aspire to ensure those living with sight loss and their families feel supported, have capacity to manage, and develop strategies that allow them to reach their full potential.

They are looking for friendly and sociable volunteers with good interpersonal skills to support their community groups. You will meet a wide range of different people, all of whom are living with sight loss living in our community and experiencing isolation.

In the community group volunteer role, you will:
•Get to know people accessing our community groups, helping them feel welcome and at ease.
•Assisting with group activities
•Making teas and coffees

This is a rewarding role for someone who enjoys group conversations and activities, and if you make a great cuppa, even better! At our community groups you’ll get to meet a wide range of people from different backgrounds, all of whom are experiencing sight loss. You’ll be volunteering alongside an experienced staff member who is responsible for the overall running of the group. They’ll be able to guide you and answer any questions you might have.

Youth Volunteering Opportunity of the week (Minimum age: 14)
Retail Volunteer- Barnardo’s Scotland
Barnardo’s sell lots of great donated & new goods to help raise vital funds to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.
Their retail stores are the face of the charity on the high-street and in local communities. They have loads of amazing stock donated every week, and this all needs to be sorted, tagged and put on the shop-floor for sale!
Making sure their shops look fantastic is another task you can get involved with. You may also be required to help out on the till too, but you will be fully trained on how that works during your time volunteering with Barnardo’s.
Volunteer tasks include: 
Spending time on the till processing sales and returns
Prepare stock, including sorting, steaming and pricing
Creating stylish window displays
Replenish stock on the shop floor
Stock-take and other administrative tasks
You will be a friendly face of Barnardo’s by volunteering in one of our shops. It would be great if you could volunteer one shift a week (or even more if you want) but we’re always happy to be flexible to work around your availability.
To sign up to start receiving well deserved reward and recognition for your volunteering please visit https://saltireawards.scot/sign-up
Youth Corner
Young People and Credit Animation
The Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance have created this animation to highlight that young people are not alone when experiencing financial difficulty. This animation features the voices of young people from Renfrewshire, and tells the tale that, for many years, young people have struggled to make ends meet. For generations, young people have found it difficult to manage their money and have had a precarious relationship with credit.


Dates n Mates


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