The Health Agency

Charity registered in Scotland SC027773

We aim to work with people of South West Edinburgh to improve their Health and Wellbeing. We aim to work holistically at the Health Agency where we believe a healthy person is someone whose body, mind and feelings are working in harmony. To meet the many different needs of the community we offer a wide range of services from one on one work, to group work. We are increasingly working in other settings in the community such as schools, GP centres and community centres and with voluntary organisations. We try to involve local people in all aspects of our organisation encouraging them to share their ideas and giving volunteers the opportunity to work in many different projects within the Health Agency.


Current opportunities

Calders Community Garden is a wildlife garden in Wester Hailes. We work in the garden running our project in a way that encourages birds and other wildlife. We have a small pond to encourage visits from animals. To protect the environment, we do not use chemical pesticides. Volunteering sessions take place on Tuesdays between 1 and 4 pm. You do not need to have any previous experience to come along and volunteer, we can find tasks to suit any ability and energy level.
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The purpose of this role is to act as first point of contact for enquiries by phone and in person as well as provide admin support to The Health Agency staff team. Main Responsibilities Provide assistance by telephone and in person in a confidential and sensitive manner at all times following organisation procedures To provide cover for the front desk To ensure that records are in order and properly maintained To support in room bookings and making appointments

Board members have responsibility for the overall governance and direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibility, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. Responsibilities will include attending regular Board meetings and AGM, participating in any relevant sub-groups, including Finance and Staffing and preparing for Board meetings by reading papers provided in advance and participating in discussions and decisions.