Opportunitites with SACRO in the East of the Region

Please follow the link below to see details of some new job opportunities with SACRO in the East of the region.  The posts involve developing and facilitating a community engagement project to gather feedback, views and suggestions in relation to anti-social behaviour and how this affects communities.


The posts are for a fixed term in the first instance (until 31st March 2018).  Secondments may be considered.  Posts may also be of interest to those who have just completed University/College and are looking for relevant research experience.


National Third Sector GIRFEC project bulletin

The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project have compiled a Bulletin that they hope will provide relevant updates and useful information from across the sector which will support thier ongoing work within Children’s Services.

The Socio Economic Duty - consultation

The Scottish Government is currently undergoing a consultation on “The Socio-Economic Duty” with Local Authorities and other key public bodies. The socio-economic duty asks particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

In particular, the duty aims to make sure that strategic decisions about the most important issues are carefully thought through so that they are as effective as they can be in tackling socio-economic disadvantage and reducing inequalities of outcome. These strategic decisions would include, for example, an economic development strategy or an annual budget setting out key investment choices.

Community Transport Association News

At the beginning of August 2017 the Department for Transport sent out a letter which could have major implications for charities, community groups and public bodies that provide transport for their service users.

This is intended to settle how European regulations relating to passenger transport operator and driver licensing are interpreted into UK law. Whilst there will be a consultation in the autumn on exactly what this looks like, nobody should lose sight of the biggest risk that might result from this decision.

Social Bite Village house unveiled as founder bids to help solve homeless issue

Work has begun on the Social Bite Village in the Granton area of Edinburgh, which is expected to welcome its first residents near Christmas.   It will have 10 transportable homes and a communal building where residents can eat together, socialise, work, learn and receive support.

“A crucial part of the jigsaw to solving the issue of homelessness is really addressing the temporary accommodation system. ”  It is anticipated the scheme will save the council almost £200,000 a year, with the current average cost per homeless person in the city being more than £17,000 for B&B accommodation.

'The make-up of the board' Resource from Co-operatives UK

Research commissioned by the Co‑operative Governance Expert Reference Panel found that is not uncommon for co‑op boards to be made up of like-minded individuals with similar interests, experiences and backgrounds. Whilst this might mean having a board that works well together, it in fact increases the risk of a “homogenous” board – one where a lack of diversity of thought can result in insufficient constructive challenge.

The Stove - Community Jobs Scotland Opportunity

We are looking for someone to join our Operations Team, based at The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries.

The role is 25 hours per week, ideally 5 hours a day Monday to Friday, although we can be flexible. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Occasional travel within the working day is to be expected as there will be frequent contact with individuals, organisations and groups in the community.

Project Officer, Health and Social Care

The post holder will support and facilitate the development and impact of the third sector’s role in health and social care. This will be done through developing and building relationships with relevant third sector organisations and health and social care partners, sharing knowledge of the third sector with these partners and communicating information about health and social care to the third sector. A key aspect of the role will be supporting the third sector representative on Dumfries and Galloway’s Integration Joint Board, collating information and preparing policy papers.