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Employment Focus - 24 November


St Vincent's Hospice
Healthcare Assistant (30 hours)
Salary – £21,351 per annum + 15% shift allowance for qualifying shifts. 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. 

Shop Supervisor (Pre-Loved)
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.

Day Services Co-Ordinator
Hours – 22.5 per week over 7 days Salary – £24,000 - £31,000 per annum pro-rata.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate, highly motivated person to join our Day Services @ The Hub team.  Day Services aims to empower adults living with a life limiting condition and support their families and carers.

Impact Arts
Wellbeing Support Worker
Impact Arts are looking for a wellbeing support worker to provide wellbeing activities, support and signposting for parents on our Art Wise programme. To provide practical coaching, parenting support, one to one support and to facilitate peer support sessions. To work in partnership with our Art Therapist to deliver an engaging service for parents in Renfrewshire which achieves the desired outcomes for the individuals and project.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Team Manager
We are looking for an individual who is innovative, enthusiastic to join our team on a full time permanent basis. This individual will be a skilful team member who excels at leading people. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills and you will be able to build strong relationship at all levels internally and externally.



Social Security Scotland - Stakeholder Newsletter  - November 2023

Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin 23 November


Scotland's COVID-19 Enquiry 


The Let's Be Heard platform is where people can share their experiences with the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry.

The website has tools and resources to help you to do this, including: forms, guidance for groups, Easy Read resources, materials for children, and translations into different languages.

This stage of Let’s Be Heard will run until 20 December 2023.


Creative Balance Research Pilot

We wanted to share information on a new research project pilot called Creative Balance that aims to look at mental health and wellbeing for Black and People of Colour (BPoC) working in Scotland's creative industries.

We Are Here Scotland is supporting research to understand the unique challenges BPoC creatives face and how we can get better mental health support.

The goal is to identify what's impacting our wellbeing and come up with recommendations for improving mental health resources, support, and representation. This is so needed to help uplift and support BPoC creative communities.

The project is being led by songwriter and creative practitioner Matt Hickman and podcast producer and mental health activist Halina Rifai. We want to hear from Black and People of Colour artists and creatives and mental healthcare professionals to join a Steering Group and help guide the project.

Steering Group participants will be required to attend 3 remote meetings:

-Thursday, 18 January 7-9pm
-Thursday 1 February 7-9pm
-Thursday 15 February 7.9pm

This is a paid opportunity and steering group members will be paid £30 per hours. Additionally, each member will also have access to 2 hours of therapy should they be affected by the topics explored or discussed. Meetings will also be supported by a BSL Interpreter and Closed Captioning if required.

The deadline to apply is Monday, 27th November 11.59pm. 

You can find full information via http://www.creativebalance.scot

Those interested can find the application form HERE or there is a word document form attached if this is preferred. If participants would prefer to submit audio or video applications, these are also welcome. 

Even if people can't join the group, we ask that people please do consider helping us spread the word and keep an eye out for updates. This is such an important conversation and chance to make real change for our communities’ wellbeing.

Please do get in contact via hello@creativebalance.scot if you have any questions. 


GamCare - Gambling Awareness and Prevention (GAP) programme

A new UK wide programme which through training aims to reduce gambling harm by enhancing the awareness, knowledge and confidence of public facing staff to undertake early intervention and prevention actions.
GamCare operates the UK’s National Gambling Helpline and is a provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by harmful gambling, for more information about GamCare and what we do please click this link: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/outreach-and-training/gap/
The GAP programme works by offering free training for all staff and specifically tailored for different sectors.
Lasts approx. 2 hours and can be multi sessional dependant on staff numbers.
Delivered online or on-site, depending on your organisation and the learning objectives are:

  • To raise awareness of gambling related harms on both gamblers and affected others.
  • Increase knowledge to enable identification and recognition of gambling harms.
  • To increase awareness of the impact of stigma on an individual affected by gambling harms.
  • To be informed of an appropriate response to people affected by gambling harms.
  • Be confident to use appropriate screening questions to identify screening gambling harms.
  • To be informed about the range of support services and referral pathways for those affected by gambling harms.

Sectors covered.                                Start dates.
Debt Advice                                         - started.
Housing/ homelessness                      - started.
Community, faith & cultural leaders - Jan 2024
Community pharmacies                      - April 2024
Social care                                           - Jul 2024
Primary care                                       - Nov 2024
Occupation health                              - Jan 2025
Once a sector has been started that sector will be delivered for the remainder of the programme, but sectors will only be delivered from start date. Please contact me for further info about the GAP programme and how GamCare can support your staff and organisation with future gambling awareness and prevention training.

For further information about reducing gambling harm in Scotland please click this links:

Scotland Reducing Gambling Harm – Year Three Evaluation Report

Alliance Scotland - Mental health and gambling harms 

Jason Meek:  jason.meek@gamcare.org.uk mob: 07300225731


Paisley Women's Rugby Invite you to Join Us

Partnership funding secured this season has been key to the growth of women's rugby at Paisley Rugby Club. The team have worked hard and are currently competing in the Scottish Rugby Union Aspiring League.  
This is the introductory tier of competive rugby, and focuses on the development of players and grassroot clubs like Paisley. 
Sunday 26th November will see action on home turf at The Anchor and allow the squad to welcome teams from across the West. It's also a great opportunity for local community and partners like yourself to experience what rugby culture looks like in Paisley. 
We hope to catch up with you on the day when you can see first-hand how your contribution is directly benefiting our players and volunteers.  
We thank you for your support and hope you can make it along to The Anchor to see the team in action!



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