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Employment Focus - 26 September


Engage Renfrewshire
Finance Officer Full Time
We are recruiting for an experienced Finance Officer to join our 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.

IN-Ren Officer
The IN-Ren Officer, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will lead our programme and act as an integration conduit for Renfrewshire’s ethnically diverse groups. The officer will deliver a programme to reduce barriers as described by our target communities. The IN-Ren Officer will lead an approach that includes a commitment to developing strong sustained advocacy by empowering participants to act as local advocates themselves, for their growing communities. As part of Renfrewshire’s ongoing commitment to using culture as a means of improving life chances, the officer will also support codesign of and involvement in local cultural programmes.

Wellbeing Engagement Assistant (PT)
To assist in the delivery of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and the development of the associated Renfrewshire Wellbeing Network.

Volunteer Development Officer
The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive, innovative volunteering support programme for volunteer involving organisations of all sizes across Renfrewshire.

St Vincent's Hospice
Shop Supervisor (Relief)
Location: Neilston Rd, Moss Street, Johnstone and Bridge of Weir.  We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative Relief Shop Supervisor, who is looking to make their mark working across our Pre-Loved stores.  As a member of our retail team you will join us working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis (to include weekends).

Shop Supervisor (Pre-Loved)
Location: Neilston Road, Paisley.  We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative Shop Supervisor, who is looking to make their mark in our Neilston Road Pre-Loved store.  As a member of our retail team you will join us working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis (to include weekends).

Are you a creative, hardworking and organised fundraiser?  We are looking for a corporate, community and events fundraiser who enjoys building positive and long-lasting relationships with our local communities to deliver vital income for St Vincent’s Hospice.  You will develop and deliver fundraising initiatives through partnerships with local groups, schools, organisations and individuals. 

A permanent post has arisen for a part-time Housekeeper working 20 hours per week.  The post holder will be a key member of our Facilities Team, working as part of the Housekeeping Team.  Assisting in all aspects of cleaning, housekeeping and laundry related to the provision of a high quality service for patients, staff, volunteers and visitors at the Hospice, ensuring compliance with national standards. 
Staff Nurse (22.5 hours)
Are you a Staff Nurse looking for a new opportunity?  St Vincent’s Hospice is actively recruiting for an additional Staff Nurse, working 22.5 hours per week rotationally.  As a Staff Nurse within our In Patient Unit team you’ll ensure the implementation of a high standard of care within the service. With a strong commitment to providing and ensuring excellent person-centred, safe and effective care. 

Local Energy Action Plan
Service Manager
Reporting to the Project Manager, the role can be split between home and on-site working, at the Community Larder or out of our shared workspace on Lochwinnoch High Street. The role will involve management of two members of staff, to ensure smooth operation of the service, and coordinating a large
Volunteering Team.

Inchinnan Community Nursery 

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


Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

We’re delighted to announce that the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2023 programme is now online – you can browse the programme and book tickets now

Taking place across Scotland from 4-22 October, and led by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s festival explores the theme of ‘revolution’. In the midst of political and economic turbulence, we aim to confront the impact of economic barriers and social inequality on our mental health, and ask ‘how we can do things differently?’.  

Our multi-arts programme of 180 events – taking place from Thurso to Hawick – spans music, film, theatre, art, discussion, creative workshops and more. Events have been curated by the festival team and a wide range of local communities, artists and activists, creating a diverse programme that explores ‘revolution’ in insightful and imaginative ways. 

Come along to the festival this October and join the revolution! 

Some programme highlights: 

Manifesto – our ambitious opening event explores the questions: What does a mental health revolution look like? And how do we start one? Prominent artists and activists will deliver a series of creative provocations – including socio-political artist Heather Marshall, poet Imogen Stirling and musician Sonia Killmann, and art and science collective Traumascapes. Glasgow, 4 Oct 

Rebirth & Revolution – the life and legacy of outsider artist Mary Barnes (1923-2001) will be celebrated through this exhibition and event series. A former patient of R.D. Laing’s, her art demonstrates the radical potential of creativity to support recovery from mental illness. Glasgow & Falkland, 5-21 Oct 

SMHAF Writing Awards – discover the best new writing on the theme of ‘revolution’ at this celebratory event hosted by Edinburgh Makar Hannah Lavery and with live music by Jill Lorean. Edinburgh, 22 Oct 

Typist Artist Pirate King – a special preview of this tragi-comic film portrait of artist and mental health survivor Audrey Amiss, starring Monica Dolan and Kelly Macdonald, will feature a Q&A with acclaimed director Carol Morley. Dundee, 10 Oct 

Stephen – don’t miss this inventive and moving new documentary exploring addiction, recovery and mental health. Features a Q&A with director Melanie Manchot and subject Stephen Giddings. Glasgow, 18 Oct 

Out of Sight Out of Mind – the 11th edition of this popular exhibition presents artworks – paintings, sculptures, installations and more – made by 180 people who have experience of mental health issues. Launching on World Mental Health Day. Edinburgh, 10-29 Oct

Hysterical – this new play from all-female koi collective, specially commissioned for the festival by Live Borders, tells the stories of historical ‘mad women’ and asks: Are the structures that held them back still in place? Melrose, 7 Oct 

Not, Interrupted – this fascinating film season looking at the portrayal of mental health, stigma and treatments on the big screen includes Ingmar Bergman’s Persona and Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Hawick, 4-18 Oct 

Events being held across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire to mark World Menopause Month include Talk Menopause: A Female Celebration (Uplawmoor, 18 Oct), a day of activities

Up the Middle Road: Crichton Stories of Resilience and Recovery – a screening and discussion exploring how creative retellings of experiences can heal and dispel the stigma around poor mental health. Dumfries, 20 Oct 

Velcro Poetry: All Ages Writing Workshop – join poet Simon Lamb for this entertaining taster session and explore your emotions through the blank universe of a piece of paper. Irvine, 20 Oct 

Make a stART – an exhibition of artworks by local young people aged 12-17, who meet weekly to explore creative activities, build confidence and support their mental wellbeing. Stirling, 4-22


Renfrewshire Libraries - Welcome Spaces Programme

Following on from our summer activities, we have now released our Autumn Library Arts Programme.

This is aimed at adults affected by the cost of living crisis who are looking to connect with others and be creative in a welcoming library space. I have attached a programme booklet and can provide paper copies if you would like some.
We can offer 2 free classes per person and all materials will be provided.
The bookings will open to the public on Wednesday, however bookings are now open for professionals and referrers in advance – you can access the booking page via Eventbrite here.

As before, you can also contact me directly and I can answer any queries you may have and add people directly to the groups without having to go through Eventbrite.
Other creative activities we are running for adults include the provision of free craft packs from a number of our libraries and a series of activities for events. For example, we are running free creative classes for the upcoming Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival which you can read more about here. There will additionally be creative activities running to celebrate Book Week Scotland and a series of Festive themed classes running later in the year. Information about each of these projects can be found in the booklet attached.
All of our libraries will be continuing to offer free refreshments to the general public, such as tea and coffee.
If you would like any further information about these activities, please get in touch.
Amy Errington
Library Arts Coordinator


Cyrenians' SCCR Online Conference Month - Ripples...The Power of You - October 2023

Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) invites you to our month-long, digital Online Conference of free events this October! ‘Ripples…The Power of You’ features talks, workshops and Q&A’s hosted by highly regarded speakers in their field who will talk from their heart with great knowledge and experience.
We’ll be releasing more events and speakers over the coming weeks but we’re excited to share the following confirmed events that will be of particular interest to you and your networks. Further details found below and on our dedicated conference page which will be updated weekly with new events.
Nurturing Positive Relationships - 05 October 12:00noon
This event is with Billy Burke, Head Teacher at Renfrew High School. On World Teacher Day, head teacher Billy Burke leads a session that will explore how well-being and positive relationships should be at the heart of all we do in work and in life along with the connections we make and how positive communication are key to our happiness and development. The event will be followed by a Q&A. You can reserve a free place at Billy's online event by clicking here.
How to Create More Trauma-Informed Responses in Schools – 05 October 16:00
Our second event on World Teacher Day is with Gerry Diamond, Nurture Teacher at Clydebank High School. Gerry will provide attendees with an insight into how prolonged patterns of trauma can impact the developing brain and body. The event will demonstrate an approach that brings certain core concepts on how the brain works within educational settings. And the impact this can have on the young person. The event will be followed by a Q&A. You can reserve a free place at Gerry's online event by clicking here.
Every Act of Kindness Leaves a Trace! – 11 October 13:00
This event is with Kevin Neary who is one of the co-founders of the charity Aid&Abet who help and support people leaving prison over their first 72 hours from the gate on the day of release, helping them integrate back into society. Kevin’s passion is in prevention, knowing that through his experience he can prevent young people having to suffer what he did when he was their age; he supports young people on to more positive destinations now, rather than treating the problem later in life after the criminal justice system, prisons, addiction, and poor mental health that stems from childhood trauma have all left their mark. This session will explore the importance of relationships, connection and community. The event will be followed by a Q&A. You can reserve a free place at Kevin's online event by clicking here.
Ever Increasing Circles: How Family Support Ripples Out – 12 October 12noon
This event is with Gill Harmon, Senior Virtual Family Support Practitioner and families from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD). When someone seeks out family support, it’s rarely just that person who benefits. The changes family support brings ripple out, improving relationships with friends and family, whose own wellbeing is enhanced in turn. And it doesn’t stop there. The knock-on effect of learning new coping mechanisms can transfer to other areas of a person’s life, like their career. This event will discuss the help SFAD can offer as well as the impact of evidence-based approaches to family support. You can reserve a free place at Gill's online event by clicking here.
Mediation: A Success Story? – 19 October 10:00
As mediation continues to grow as an alternative way to address, repair and settle conflict, more attention is being paid to how we can ensure mediation is as effective as possible. This National Conflict Resolution Day, join Cyrenians' Senior Mediator Alan Jeffrey in this interactive session to explore what makes mediation successful. The event will focus on the situations that are most suited to mediation, the qualities of the mediator themselves, and the concept of procedural fairness, where mediation process heavily impacts parties perspective on success. You can reserve a free place at Alan's online event by clicking here.
See you there and spread the word!
We would be delighted if you would join us at these free events for a truly insightful and inclusive experience…And we are asking for your help to spread the word so that as many people attend our conference events from around the world! We believe these themes and guest speakers would be of interest to your audience, and those who attend will learn something, feel inspired and ‘log off’ feeling positive and hopeful.
The SCCR team welcome you to promote these free online events on your social channels using the information from Eventbrite to post your own copy or use posts from the SCCR’s channels.
Please do remember to share the appropriate link and tag @SCCRCentre. We would recommend the following hashtags; #ripples #online conference #strongrelationships #teenageyears #nuturingwellbeing

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