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.

Royal British Legion Scotland is looking for Veterans Community Support Volunteers in Dumfries and Galloway. Can you help?

The intention of this project is to alleviate distress and isolation for those people who have served their country, as well as their dependents, who may now be finding it difficult to navigate their way through an increasingly complicated world. The objective is to develop a network of well trained and supported volunteers through which comradeship will be offered to all of those people who require it.

For more information about the project visit:

OSCR – Advice on Safeguarding and Notifiable Events

In light of recent events around the abuses of some charities working in the international aid sector, OSCR has asked Scottish charities to ensure that Safeguarding and Notifiable Events are on the agenda at their next board meeting. Read more here

Dalbeattie Mens Shed 'Drive to rebuild 'forgotten' early car'

Drive to rebuild 'forgotten' early car, Nichola Rutherford, BBC Scotland News, 27 February 2018,  after Dalbeattie Men’s Shed last exciting project to build a trébuchet ( they are involved in another ambitious project where, using some of the original parts and drawings, they will construct  a working Skeoch utility car .

SFAD - Wider Communities Experiences Survey

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership to understand more about the experiences of individuals, families and the wider community in relation to drug & alcohol use. Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership will use the findings of this Project to inform its future work across the region.