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Grampian Women’s Aid Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction, ensuring that the charity complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements and that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. The diversity of the Board is currently reflected with representation from all sectors including voluntary management, legal, HR and equality and diversity professionals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Grampian Women’s Aid for a woman who has flair and passion for the movement and finance.
We require a woman who has a background in finance to be Treasurer on our Board of Trustees. An interest in the Women’s Aid movement and a commitment to our ethos is essential. Women only need apply (as this post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010)). See website: www.grampianwomensaid.com
Excellent training and support is provided -induction will include visits to refuge locations, meet with staff members, induction training with Scottish Womens Aid, Dynamics of Domestic abuse training, and meet with the auditors. Constant training and support will also be offered.
A fantastic opportunity to join our Board of Trustees and help make a real difference in our vital work. For more information please contact Alison Hay, Manager, E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 593381.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Breastfeeding peer supporters will be trained and supported by midwives. There will be an initial 2 day training, which is based on UNICEF baby friendly breastfeeding management. Followed by supervision with a midwife, then support with midwife discussion. Breastfeeding peer supporters will be available to offer support and information to breastfeeding mothers in a variety of settings eg hospital, mothers' home and community groups.
Person to provide admin and clerical support to the Manager and Team.
Data input to RCS national database; minute taking; organising mailshots; recording timesheets, expenses forms; processing invoices and payments; general filing; production of newsletter
This is an opportunity to support women, young women and girls (13 years onwards) through the experience of face-to-face, telephone, women's group and befriending schemes. There are other organisational opportunities to get involved in, whatever you do it will give you a chance to enhance your skills and develop new ones along the way. A full and comprehensive training programme will be provided to all sucessful applicants and this will continue throughpout your time with us. This work is challenging, rewarding, thought- provoking and will undoubtedly give a great deal of satisfaction.
Women volunteers only - exemption under section 7 (2) of the Sex Discrimination Act.
Contribute to the growth of this small charity which has the potential to expand in providing support to vulnerable, disadvantaged families in the Forth Valley region. You will take our share our vision on inclusion and aims to provide opportunities to develop empowerment in young people and families and use your experience and expertise to help lead us into our next stage of growth to increase our impact.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can help with the planning and execution of further opportunities as well keeping our established services thriving. The secretary will work with our existing partners and establish new ones who will share our values and bring more opportunities to our members.
A rewarding and worthwhile opportunity to become part of a dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic team who strive towards freedom from rape and sexual abuse.
We are looking to recruit volunteers to help answer our helpline. We support girls from 12+, women and boys 12-18 yrs who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. A full and comprehensive training programme will be provided with continued training throughout. We ensure that volunteers receive support and supervision. This is an excellent opportunity to join a challenging, rewarding and often humblng environment.
Activities are varied and will be discussed and agreed with you including; Helping prepare a light lunch, Serving food or Cleaning up after lunch, Helping with registration or craft activities, Chatting to the women Helping in the crèche, Sharing your ideas to improve the group.
We need a group leader to organise and run interesting activities for our group of older women who meet at YMCA on weekly basis for a cuppa & chat.
The Good Morning Drop-in for over 50s runs on a Wednesday morning from 10am- 12 noon. Currently, it has 20 registered members, with 12 attending regularly. Members enjoy the company of one another over a cuppa and in the time that the drop-in has been operating a number of good friendships have developed.
Apart from chatting over a cuppa, the favourite activities of this group are bingo, raffles with prizes, recreational outings. Members have enjoyed shopping trips and theatre trips to the local Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock. New ideas for some additional creative activities would be welcome.
In better weather, our members take their activities outside into the lovely community garden, which was officially opened in August 2016.
Someone with some previous experience of organising group activities for older people would be desirable.
There will be opportunities for volunteers to get involved in meetings with other YMCA partners which will may link in well with some college course work.
We’re a new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehoming of cats. Our main aim is to build our own centre to do this and our whole team are committed to the care and welfare of cats. We work with other small charities to achieve this and our shop is raising funds to allow us to do this whilst helping rehome cats.
Our volunteers work in teams of two at all times in the shop. Serving the public, maintaining stock on shop floor, sorting donations handed into us at shop, keeping shop clean and neat at all times,
We do an induction at the shop with every volunteer, find suitable buddy for them, show how to sort donations ie separate, store and trash. They, if needed, will also be taught to operate the till.
Our morningshift is 10-1 and afternoon is 1-4.
We also need volunteer with a driving licence as we sometimes area asked to collect/deliver things from and to customer. Costs would be reimbursed
Able to work with other people, Pleasant, friendly and confident attitude would be advantageous for serving the public and being first point of contact with our charity.
Due to handling money and serving public we would ask for the volunteers to be over 18. Due to size of premises at the moment we can’t take someone in a wheelchair. Hopefully in the future