South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre are Recruiting

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre are recruiting a part-time (28 hours per week) Rape Crisis Support and Development Worker.  This post is based in Dumfries but with travel throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

Salary - £24,000 pro-rata

Care Home / Care at Home Programme Board - Volunteer wanted

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway are looking for a volunteer from a third sector care provider to sit in on the Care Home / Care at Home Programme Board.

For anyone who is interested, or for more information please contact us.

Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland (PINS)

The Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland (PINS) is funded by Scottish Government and has a membership of 1400 practitioners (50% working in the 3rd sector) often with the most vulnerable and marginalised learners when it comes to formal or informal learning or support for schooling.

Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group - 50 Plus Information Fair

Please see below a message from Jacquie Hannay, Secretary for The Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group:

"The idea was originally conceived as a small gathering; by inviting a few of the organisations that have provided speakers for our meetings to join us at our September open meeting to talk informally to our members.    We felt that by inviting other organisations, our members would be able to meet with these representatives again.  However, this idea evolved into what became a full scale event to which twenty eight organisations were invited to participate.  Topics covered included; health and wellbeing, nutrition, learning, safety, household maintenance, exercise, finance, loneliness and isolation, advocacy, disability support and utilities.  A Silent Auction was held a free buffet was provided for both stallholders and visitors."

Health and Social Care Forum - 14th September 2018

The Third Sector Health and Social Care Forum met on Friday 14th September at The Usual Place in Dumfries.  The meeting focussed on creating and strengthening links with third sector organisations through the community link worker model. A note of the meeting is available here.

Dumfries and Galloway Community Survey 2018

The people who provide you with public services in our region (College, Council, NHS and Police) want to find out how you feel about your life in your community.

So every two years they conduct a survey to gather people’s views.  By completing this survey you’ll help them to decide on the things they should be doing to make Dumfries and Galloway the best to live and checking that they are making things better.

The survey is very straightforward and only takes about ten minutes to complete.  Use this link to fill it in online:

Project Manager for Buddies

Final call for applications for position of Project Manager for Buddies. Salary dependent on experience, full time position with flexible working, 3 year contract with first year funded. Interviews being held end September and 10th October. Applicants need to forward their CV and a covering letter to the Trustees of Buddies. Call 01387 256312 for Job description.




Buddies’ Project Manager should have:

  • Experience of children and adults with learning disabilities and other vulnerable groups
  • Project management experience
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and tolerance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in books, learning and cycling, including ability to ride a bike
  • Passion about wanting to achieve something valuable for vulnerable groups
  • Good educational background and IT skills
  • Experience in project monitoring
  • Experience in handling finances and budgets appropriately

Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group - AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group will be held on Tuesday 4th October from 2pm to 4pm in St George's Church Hall, 50 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ

Refreshments will be available

All welcome