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Employment Focus - 17 November


Linstone Housing
Director of Finance & Corporate Services
The Director of Finance & Corporate Services is responsible for the strategic management of our finance functions, together with the Corporate Services functions encompassing governance, IT, HR, communications and compliance. With strong leadership skills, you will lead and manage the teams, and provide support across the Association, as well as to the Board. You will lead on the financial strategy and as a member of the Leadership Team you will contribute to the development and delivery of our business planning and strategic plan.

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.



#EssentialSector: let's make some noise!

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 13 November

Trading Standards Scotland - 16 November

TFN November 2023


Meet our new staff members

Ramatu Umar Bako              Aniara Omann                           Louise Walker

We’re very excited to welcome three new team members to the Community and Voluntary Action Team at Engage.
Ramatu Umar Bako joins us as IN-Ren Officer, supporting ethnically diverse communities in Renfrewshire and the ongoing development of the Integration Network Renfrewshire (IN-Ren). Any members currently working with ethnically diverse communities, or looking to engage these communities please contact rumarbako@engagerenfrewshire.com
Aniara Omann takes up an entirely new role for Engage, Wellbeing Engagement Assistant, and will be supporting groups and organisations funded via the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (year three of which closes a week today). Any funded groups looking for support with promoting their work, signposting to other services, or partners looking to engage the Renfrewshire Wellbeing Network please contact Aniara aomann@engagerenfrewshire.com
Louise Walker is our new Volunteer Development Officer, one of our core development roles here at Engage. Volunteer involving organisations of any size are encouraged to contact Louise if they have any questions about developing their volunteering programmes, the Volunteer Friendly Award, our volunteering website (Team Kinetic), rewarding young volunteers via the Saltire Awards or anything else volunteering. Louise can be contacted via lwalker@engagerenfrewshire.com
To see a full list of staff at Engage head to our website: https://engagerenfrewshire.org/staff/


WCS - New Programme starting at Ferguslie Learning Centre in January 2024

Open the link below to see the new classes starting in January 2024:


If anyone is interested in any of the courses or would like more information, please contact Kathleen or Zanya or they are welcome to pop in to one of our information sessions between 10am and 12 noon on: 

  • Monday 27 November
  • Monday 04 December
  • Monday 11 December

Kathleen  Kathleen.Brown@wcs.ac.uk
Zanya Zvetlana.McCartney@wcs.ac.uk


Charitable Exemptions re Water charges 2024/25

If you are a Scottish registered charity or community amateur sports club, you may be eligible to apply for an exemption from your water and or waste water charges.

To find out more and apply for exemption for 2024/25, click here

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