The Circle

The Circle is an award-winning Community Interest Company with a More Than Profit® ethos and was founded in 2016. Its headquarters are in Dundee with an additional hub in Glasgow.

The Circle community is made up of like-minded organisations and individuals who: share The Circle Workspaces; access business advice through The Circle Consultancy; learn at The Circle Academy; and develop skills and confidence through The Circle Volunteering.

The Circle also operates an online professional networking community. We organise regular in-person and digital events with expert speakers.

Current opportunities

We are looking for volunteers for our shared Growing Together project. The project is in our garden grounds surrounding Dudhope Castle. We are creating a multi-sensory garden to improve the experience of the space for our local community. We are looking for volunteer support to assist in developing the garden plans. We will create themed areas of the garden with the support of volunteers, including a centre garden, a Victorian-themed garden, a wall garden, the back garden and an orchard. You can see more of the plans here: Volunteers can participate in the planning and maintenance of the gardens. You will develop and expand your practical skills while maintaining a space for the local community. Experience is optional for this role as The Circle and Uppertunity will provide training. You will gain work experience from volunteering with us, and we will provide a CV reference after three months of volunteering.

We are looking for volunteers for our reception desk at Dudhope Castle. This will allow you to expand your communication skills and build confidence in a people-facing role. As a volunteer, you will greet visitors and tenants of the building, answer the reception phone and direct incoming calls, and be involved in a friendly community of like-minded organisations. Shifts are available from Monday to Friday throughout the week, with additional volunteer events optional throughout the year. Experience is optional for this role as The Circle will provide training and supervision from our staff team. You will gain work experience from volunteering with us and be included in a vibrant and diverse community of volunteers and tenants of Dudhope Castle.

The Circle’s headquarters are based in the historic Dudhope Castle, Dundee. The castle was originally a 13th-century building for the Scrimgeour Clan. It has a long and interesting history, including its ties to William Wallace, the 100 years of its use as a military barracks, and its time as Dundee’s first museum. The Circle moved into Dudhope Castle in April 2022. We are looking for volunteers to join our historical group in Dundee, where our goal will be to create an internal archive about Dudhope Castle. The historical volunteers will visit local archives and libraries as a group and gather information to understand the full extensive history of Dudhope Castle. We are interested in all areas of the castle’s history, and volunteers will be able to investigate interesting topics such as the Medieval and Jacobite history, the 19th-century barracks and military use during world wars, the reconstruction in the 80s, and all users of the castle since then!