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The Usual Place are Recruiting

The Usual Place (ICET Ltd) are looking for value-based individuals for the following posts:

Hospitality Development Manager, 37.5hrs - £ 23,500 per annum

Chef, 37.5hrs - £18,500 per annum rising to £21,500 after 6 months satisfactory review.

Assistant Chef, 37.5hrs - £17,500 per annum

Early Intervention Co-ordinator, 22.5hrs- £17,500 per annum pro rata

Scottish Government Consultation - Engagement Process of the Draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2018

The Scottish Government is seeking views on themes and draft actions for possible inclusion in a new Suicide Prevention Action Plan aimed at continuing the downward trend in suicides in Scotland. The themes and draft actions have been published in an engagement paper on 8 March 2018, and have arisen from discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including people with lived experience, over the past few months.

Interested parties and individuals are now invited to respond formally to the themes and draft actions on suicide prevention over a 7 week period from 8 March 2018 to 30 April 2018 through:

The Consultation Hub, please click this link here to be redirected. 

A number of public engagement events organised by NHS Health Scotland. Details of these events are available online here

The Stove Launch two Public Art Commissions for NW Dumfries

A public art commission located in North West Dumfries to create permanent artwork interventions as part of a new housing development in Lochside.  The Corners and Offcuts commission looks to create places to linger or pause, as a strategy for some of the ‘left over’ spaces between residential areas and thoroughfares. The commission will create a joined up and connected approach with other commissions as part of the wider LPAP.  The Signs and Symbols commission looks to embed some of the creative research already gathered as part of the LPAP, as well as new additional ideas and materials within the everyday environment and surrounds of the local area.


Community Connect Funding

Maximum Available: £15,000
Closing Date: 29/03/2018 - 17:00

Applications are now open for our next round of Community Connect Funding until 5pm on Thursday 29th March. More information can be found below and on our website.

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Agnes Hunter Trust

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Closing Date: 06/06/2018 - 12:00

Grants are available for registered charities in Scotland that support people suffering from arthritis and cancer, help disabled people, including those affected by physical disability, visual impairment or illness, and those with mental health problems or learning disabilities, and assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people. 

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust - General Grants

Maximum Available: £5,000
Closing Date: 31/03/2018 - 12:00

Grants are available to small UK registered charities working to support people with a learning disability to learn skills to help them live more independent lives after they leave formal education.

Events and Training


Date / Time: 28/03/2018 - 13:30 to 15:30
Venue: Cree North, Crichton Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TG

The Alliance are facilitating an event to discuss the new contact for GPs that has been agreed, how this will change the GP Practices will operate over time abd how you will access GP teams. 

They are looking for your views on how these changes can be made to work for you. 

St. Andrew's Nursery Charity Auction

Date / Time: 27/04/2018 - 19:00
Venue: Church Hall, Brooke Street, Dumfries

St Andrew's Nursery are holding a charity auction with a variety of different auction lots promoting local businesses within the town such as - Crumb, Mabie Farm Park, Sweet Sadie's, Queen of the South FC and lots more. All proceeds will go to St. Andrew's Nursery funds.

Planning for the future - Creating a roadmap to make the project, or your Organisation a success.

Date / Time: 19/04/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre

Planning has become an essential part of our modern working life; and creating an Organisational Plan is like creating a roadmap for the direction you want to take over a set period.  Planning ensures that what you do is well thought out and the best that it can be.  In addition, when you plan with your wider team or stakeholders, you can make sure that everyone is on board, knows exa