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Employment Focus - 21 July

Engage Renfrewshire
Senior Finance Officer (PT)
Engage Renfrewshire is recruiting for an experienced Senior Finance Officer to join their friendly team. 
The role would suit a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual familiar with Bookkeeping, Year-End Processing, Account Reconciliation, and Sage Package. Engage Renfrewshire offers flexible working, as well as a generous annual leave package, and Work Place Pension. If you are searching for a new challenge, working closely with Third Sector Organisations throughout Renfrewshire - this could be the role for you. 

HMP Greenock Family Visitor Centre
Family Support Worker
We are looking for a highly motivated and supportive Family Support Worker to facilitate sessions at the
new Early Years Scotland Family Visitor Centre (FVC) at HMP Greenock. Families who are affected by imprisonment face emotional, financial and practical challenges as a result of their family member’s imprisonment and can find it difficult to access the information and support they need to overcome these difficulties.

Various roles - Community Link Worker, Recovery Support Workers, Sessional Support Workers
Work for us and promote recovery from mental ill health, empowering people to build independent fulfilled lives.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Community Engagement
Scottish Health Council Members (2 positions)
Scotland’s health and social care systems impact on everyone’s lives at one time or another, and this could be your chance to get involved in improving the ways in which the public engages with these important services. Up to 2 days per month until 30 September 2027 (£173.66 / day + expenses)

Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership Vacancies
Current vacancies include Nursing, Administration, Social Care and Senior Health Professional Roles

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


Support for Individuals

Generations Working Together Newsletter - 15 July 2023

TFN July 2023

Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin 20 July

Our Help with the Cost of Living Leaflet has been updated. This is on the Engage Renfrewshire website Resources Page and click on Food, Fuel and Finance. You can download the digital leaflet 'Help managing the cost-of-living increases' by clicking here. There is also an Accessible Version of the leaflet available.

Health and Care Scotland Newsletter


Regulating Scotland's Charities 2023

The event will aim to provide an in-depth overview of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)’s strategic direction and the key initiatives we will be undertaking in the coming years, including our new Inquiry Policy and our new regulatory priorities for the period up to 2026.

Date: Thursday 17 August 2023  

Time: 10am – 1.30pm 

Location: The Barracks, Stirling 

Refreshments: Tea & coffee and a buffet lunch 

The morning will feature several presentations and interactive sessions that will cover various aspects of our new strategy. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore the impact of OSCR’s work on Scotland’s charities, and gain insights on this work from a range of perspectives.

We would be delighted to have you or a representative from your organisation join us and share your expertise and thoughts on our strategic direction. Your input will be invaluable as we work towards achieving our mission of ensuring the Scottish charity sector's effectiveness and accountability. 

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by Monday 31 July by reserving your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regulating-scotlands-charities-tickets-664631559887  

Please note that due to limited seating capacity, we encourage you to reserve your spot at the earliest convenience. Tickets are limited to one per order – if you have additional colleagues who would like to attend, please contact us before reserving a ticket. 

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Lorna Robertson at lorna.robertson@oscr.org.uk


RACA Update

If you work with clients who rely or live on benefits they may be entitled to cheaper broadband, called “social tariffs”. Providers such as BT, Virgin and Sky can offer reduced monthly costs, will let you transfer onto a social tariff at no cost and will not increase your bill whilst your circumstances remain unchanged. TalkTalk do not offer social tariffs, however they are in partnership with the DWP to offer claimants free broadband for 6 months. This is accessed only through Job Coaches. You can advise clients to check directly with their own provider or the Renfrewshire CAB can assist people to do this.

Visit RACA Latest News section on the home page to find out more.

Next Monday, 31 July, RACA will be showcased on the Money Guiders Scotland Network A Partnership Approach to Affordable Credit is an hour long session covering the growth of RACA and the importance of partnership working at a local and national level with examples and outcomes. To register for the event click here or the link above.


RCA Workplace Charter

RCA Trust provides free and confidential specialist support to anyone at risk of or experiencing gambling related harms across Scotland and we are part of the National Gambling Support Network.

By introducing “The Workplace Charter” RCA would like to encourage employers and employees to support this charter and work collaboratively to help address gambling related harms at a workplace level.  All employers have a duty of care and should be aware of the supports and help to an individual at risk of, experiencing or affected by gambling related harms in the same way that they have a duty of care when it comes to alcohol and drugs within the workplace.
Excessive gambling can cause several negative impacts upon an individual and their loved ones, some of which include employment related issues such as, poor attendance, underperforming, stress, poor mental health, and trust.  There is also the risk of theft from employers due to accessibility or opportunity within the workplace to fund their gambling addiction. 
By signing up to the Workplace Charter, RCA will provide a FREE one-hour training programme to enable you to provide an educational first aid approach to tackling gambling related harms within the workplace.  The training can be delivered online or face to face at a location of your choice and at convenient time suited to you.

Lynne Neeson
Community Development, Gambling Team
RCA Trust
8 Incle Street, Paisley, PA1 1HP
0141 887 0880


SCVO Digital Inclusion Webinars

During the SCVO #Connect23 events, we asked the voluntary sector to tell us how we could help them. There was lots of chat about how we make our services easier to access, how we secure buy-in, and how we change mindsets about digital in our organisations. A big element of this is being able to talk about digital inclusion confidently, knowing the tools and support available to you, and recognising that it’s everyone’s responsibility.

That’s why we’re launching our ‘Digital Inclusion Masterclass’ series: bitesize webinars for you and others in your organisation to learn about different elements of digital inclusion, and how SCVO can help you. We cover topics from ‘What are Essential Digital Skills?’ to ‘How can we deliver digital inclusion on a shoestring budget?’. Check out the events below:

'What are Essential Digital Skills?' Monday 24th July, 2:00 - 2:45pm.

Understanding workforce digital skills Wednesday 9th August, 11am – 11:45am

Creating and embedding Digital Champions Thursday 17th August, 11am – 11:45am

Digital inclusion: bringing your organisation with you Thursday 24th August, 11am – 11:45am

Chatting to senior leaders about digital inclusion Thursday 31st August, 11am – 11:45am

‘Doing digital inclusion with limited resources Wednesday 13th September, 11am – 12pm

You can click here to go straight to the SCVO Digital events page.

We’re all responsible for digital inclusion – and many of you are doing fantastic work in this space already! These events are aimed at everyone interested in learning more about what they can do in their organisations to boost confidence and capacity for this work.

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