VAO - Partnership and Development Manager (2)

Partnership and Development Manager
30 hours a week
£26,861 Pro Rata (including DIA and plus Pension Contribution)
Based in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

We are looking for an individual to work in collaboration with the Chief Executive to improve communication and engagement within and between the local Third Sector and statutory partners to enhance partnership working. You will also lead our small development team to deliver, develop and promote VAO services.
If you have experience of partnership working, managing staff and have extensive knowledge of issues affecting the third sector then this is an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th September 2017

Interviews being held Monday 18th September 2017

Application packs for this post are available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897;

also available to download below (CVs not accepted).

For further information please contact Gail Anderson on 01856872897

Cover Letter

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

VAO - Volunteer Development Worker (2)

Volunteer Development Worker
28 hours a week
£23,264 Pro Rata (including DIA and plus Pension Contribution)
Based in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
 

We are looking for an individual to promote, support and develop volunteering in Orkney and to advise on the principles and implementation of volunteering good practice. You will have experience of working with a range of people, understand the benefits of volunteering and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th September 2017

Interviews being held Tuesday 19th September 2017

Application packs for this post are available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897;

also available below (CVs not accepted).

For further information please contact Gail Anderson on 01856872897

Cover Letter

Volunteer Development Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Weir Charitable Trust Open to Applications for Funding in 2018

Funding for Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community.

The aim of the Weir Charitable Trust is to support individuals, groups and charities, new or established, which are based in Scotland and provide services in Scotland. The Trust anticipates supporting charitable groups with an annual income of less than £100,000 that find difficulty in sourcing funds from traditional or mainstream funders.
Although grants of up to £25,000 are available, the average grant is typically £3,500.


To be eligible for funding, proposals should fall within the following five main areas:
• Health
• Sport
• Culture
• Recreational Facilities
• Animal Welfare


Applications are invited for projects and activities that improve the quality of life for people wherever they are in Scotland. There are two funding rounds per year.
Please note that the Weir Charitable Trust made 16 awards to small community groups and charities in the latest round of funding.
The first 2018 deadline for applications is 28 February 2018 (5pm).

http://weircharitabletrust.com/apply-now

 

Orkney Youth Awards 2017

The annual Orkney Youth Awards will take place on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall and we are looking for your support to make it another night to remember.

The Youth Workers Forum come together to celebrate young folks’ achievements in the community through their participation in various awards including Youth Achievement, Duke of Edinburgh and the Saltire Awards.

We are looking for your support to ensure that young people across Orkney are recognised for their achievements – three ways in which you could help are:

1. If you are working directly with young people (aged 12-25) that are working towards ANY Youth Award please support and encourage them to complete the award/fill out time sheets so as they can receive their award on the night. Please fill out the nomination form before Wednesday 4 October 2017 to register interest.

2. We are seeking nominations for the Summit Award which is for an outstanding contribution to volunteering in the community.  The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

3. Spread the word.

If you have any questions about the Youth Awards or how to nominate a young person for a Summit Award please do not hesitate to get in touch with

Brian Cromarty - brian.cromarty@vaorkney.org.uk
Cheryl.Rafferty - Cheryl.Rafferty@orkney.gov.uk
Laura Leonard – laura.leonard@vaorkney.org.uk

Thanks in advance for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Training courses: Employing Staff, Understanding the Finances and Playing Your Part (as a Board Member!)

These three courses will be offered in the run up to and including Trustees Week 2017. Subject to numbers, the training will be offered as a free session, booking essential. All courses will be held at VAO, Anchor Buildings, kirkwall.

Employing Staff
Tuesday 31 October, 7.00-9.30pm or
Thursday 2nd November, 2.00-4.30pm
Are you sure of your responsibilities as an employer?
This workshop will provide an introduction to being an employer.  We will  explore the employment process from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays and absence, dealing with discipline and grievance through to ending the employment relationship.

Understanding the Finances
Tuesday 7 November, 6.30 - 9.00pm or
Wednesday 9 November 9.30am - 12.00 noon
Do you understand the financial information that is presented to you?
One of your most important duties as a trustee or director is to understand the finances of your organisation. This workshop will help you to develop the knowledge and confidence to understand, monitor and question financial information and to use this to contribute to Board decisions regarding financial planning and expenditure.

Playing your part
Wednesday 15 November, 6.30 - 9.00pm or
Thursday 16 November, 2.00 - 4.30 pm
Do you know what your responsibilities are or do you just focus on meetings?
This is an informative and relaxed session aimed at ensuring that you understand your role within your organisation. The workshop will explore a range of topics including the basics of charity law, your responsibilities as a company director and the function of the CIC regulator as appropriate to your organisation.

Please click here for a leaflet about the training. For more information or to book your place please contact VAO on 872897. 

 

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