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Employment Focus - 15 December


Roar Connections for Life
Project Worker
By joining the team at Roar – Connections for Life you will be helping to enable older people to keep active, avoid falls and stay independent. The successful candidate will have a experience of working with older adults preferably within the health and social care sector, with a good understanding of how it links with the wider voluntary, private enterprise and community sectors. The role entails a mixture of office, homeworking, and community work.

St Vincent's Hospice
Healthcare Assistant
As a member of our nursing team you’ll ensure the implementation of a high standard of care within the In-patient Unit. With a strong commitment to providing and ensuring excellent person-centred, safe and effective care, you will have previous experience within a healthcare setting. An excellent communicator you will be able to work well on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Gift Shop Supervisor
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
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.

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


Impact Arts Employability Programme

Express Yourself - Creative Employability Programme

Impact Arts is running a 12-week creative arts youth employability programme for young people aged 16-24 years, starting in January 2024. This is a Stage 1/2 course on the employability pipeline.

Renfrewshire based young people who are not in work, education or training can attend this programme which runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3pm, to build confidence, make new friends, get support towards next steps and participate in lots of creative arts activities.

Participants can receive £35 per week training allowance for attending the programme and travel costs will be reimbursed. There will also be food and drinks available at the workshops. The programme will run at PACE’s venue on the top floor of the Paisley Shopping Centre, Causeyside Street, Paisley. It is a welcoming, safe and creative space. It’s also really easy to get to; located a short walk from Paisley Gilmour Street Station.

Impact Arts’ friendly, supportive delivery staff will work with participants during the programme to ensure everyone reaches their potential and has a great experience. Our Youth Worker will offer tailored support to help participants towards further training. Our Creative Lead tutor will introduce participants to new artistic techniques and will guide them in producing artworks using various artforms.

At the end of the programme, there will be a celebratory showcase of work. This will be planned and hosted by the participants. Friends and family members can help the young people celebrate their achievements.

If you are a young person or a referrer, and you’re interested in joining the Express Yourself programme, please complete our REFERRAL FORM. A member of staff from Impact Arts will then be in touch.

If you’d like more information about the programme, you can visit our website: IMPACT ARTS WEBSITE or you can contact Programme Coordinator Antonis Kassiotis on antonis.kassiotis@impactarts.co.uk. I’ve attached a Participant Guide PDF booklet which should answer any questions.

We are holding an Open Day where you can come along and see the space you’ll be working in, have a chat with staff members and even get registered if you decide it’s the course for you! The Open Day will be held at PACE’s other venue in Paisley - Spires Drama Studios, School Wynd, Paisley, PA1 2DA and will take place on Monday 18 December, 12noon-3pm

There’s no need to book a place at the Open Day, you can just turn up and our friendly staff will be there to answer any questions you might have.



SPFL Trust Festive Friends Referrals

Festive Friends is primarily aimed at elderly people who are lonely and isolated and vulnerable members of the community, but this year we have noticed that we are being referred a lot of families for the first time via local schools, due to this we are expecting our highest number of nominations to date.

We will visit each of your nominees at their home on Christmas Day between 12-3pm to deliver them a hot festive meal, food hamper and gift. The person who delivers their packages will also carry out a check in call a few hours later and another check in call on New Years Day, where possible.

The link for any referrals you have is below, and we need one form completed for each individual, the cut-off date for referrals is Wed 20 December.

The link below is only relevant to those individuals/families you are referring for a Christmas Day visit and delivery.


In addition to completing the link, we always ask that every organisation also email over ONE fully completed list with ALL your nominees and their relevant details to me directly for the closing date so that we may double and triple check we have not missed anyone. Please make sure that you are providing us with ALL of the required info correctly, especially contact numbers, address details (inc postcode) and mobility/hearing/vision/cognitive issues.

The Festive Tea Party is a separate event. Please email the details of anyone you wish to attend (full list at one time) directly to me with the email subject header ‘Festive Tea Party 29/12’ before close of play on Fri 22 December.

The tea party will be held within the stadium between 1 – 3.30pm on Fri 29 December, there are maximum numbers of 100 for this event. Please also note that transport is not provided, we cannot bring your guests to the stadium nor drop them home, you must ensure that transport is provided for them.




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