Nominations are open to exhibit at the 5th Annual Celebration event

The event will celebrate the impact of education and partnership between Health, Social Care and Third Sector. 

This year will also include, as part of the Summer of Celebration in Dumfries and Galloway, the NHS at 70 and Scottish Patient Safety Programme at 10 Years.

Closing date to submit your interest is Friday 24th August

Scottish Governance Code consultation open for responses

Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum have been working to develop a Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector. They are looking to create a Code that’s for the sector, by the sector, and they are looking for your views. Anyone from chief execs to trustees, directors of social enterprises, committee members of voluntary organisations, TSIs, lawyers or the public can take part in the consultation

Vacancy - Self-Directed Support Link Practitioners - Compass SDS Brokerage

Due to expansion, vacancies have arisen within Compass SDS Brokerage for 2 x Self-Directed Support Link Practitioners - Full time and 1 x Self-Directed Support Link Practitioner - Part Time

Full time posts will be based in Dumfries and will be 37.5 hours per week.

Part time post will be based in Stranraer and will be 22.5 hours per week.

Hourly rate: £10 plus occasional mileage expenses. Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the health and social care sector

Closing date is Friday 27th July at 5pm with interviews expected to take place Thursday 9th August

Vacancy - Self-Directed Support Administrative Assistant - Compass SDS Brokerage

Due to expansion, a vacancy has arisen within Compass SDS Brokerage for a Self-Directed Support Administrative Assistant.

The post will be for 16 hours per week, expected to increase after 6 months. The is governement funded for 2.5 years with the intention of continuing employmeny for the preferred candidate.

Hourly Rate: £9.20 + occasional milage expenses. Minimum 2 years administrative experience.

Closing date is Friday 27th July with interviews being held on Wednesday 8th August.

New grant to fund website redevelopment for small charities

New funding opportunity for selected small charities with incomes below £350k annually to receive a new, best practice website built using templates funded by the Transform Foundation. This programme is designed specifically for very small charities and is separate to our main Website Grant. As part of this programme:

As part of this programme:

  • Successful applicants will also receive a website strategy and design process to adapt the templated site to their needs. 
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Your organisation will need to cover ongoing costs for a minimum of a 12 month commitment 

SCDC Supporting Communities Programme Support for Community-led Action Planning

Supporting Communities is a programme to support community organisations across Scotland. This year, they want to work with community organisations who are involved in community-led action planning. Their support offer is for leading community organisations wishing to develop new action plans or evaluate and revise already existing plans.They can develop short-term tailored support to meet your needs. This support will focus on specific pieces of work related to community-led action planning activities and might include:

  • Independent facilitation of events and consultation activities
  • Support to develop and plan new - and review existing - community-led action plans
  • Problem solving, advice and independent perspective
  • Community engagement skills and frameworks
  • Community-led research methods, approaches, and practice

Working with Scotland's Communities Survey

Working with Scottish Communities 2018 is a national study of the CLD workforce from Education Scotland and the CLD Standards Council. The online survey is now live and will be open until Friday 10th August. They are loking for your views to help them understand who is doing what across Scotland. The aim is to improve advocacy for community learning and development, and better support for the workforce, volunteers, employers and organisations with the training and development needs.

Self Management Awards 2018- Online Error

Have you submitted your Self Management Award nomination online? If so, this has been missed due to technical faults on The Alliance website.

But don’t worry! You still have until the 30th July to get your nominations sent in.

Please be aware, any nominations submitted before 17th July will not be included.

Social Enterprise Scotland - survey

Social Enterprise Scotland is seeking views from social enterprises on what will help them raise their profile to customers and unlock new markets. If you have a spare 10 minutes, please take the time to fill out their survey to share the ambitions you have and challenges you face when trying to reach customers.  Your views will shape the national Social Enterprise Action Plan.