Scottish Government Consultation - on Young Carer Grant Regulations

The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and 18 if still at school) with significant caring responsibilities. The Young Carer Grant aims to provide some  financial support during a key transition period in young carers’ lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world.

Volunteer for the MoonWalk Scotland

Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others?  Come and join the Circus and volunteer at the MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 8th June 2019 from Holyrood Park. Come one, come all and join with thousands of women and men walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising millions for breast cancer at the Greatest Show on Earth!

We recruit thousands of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event, looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all given the encouragement they need to complete their tremendous challenges.

You could start your Saturday night spectacular in MoonWalk City, by joining one of 24 different teams from around 5pm through to midnight – from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms!

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway - Administrative Assistant (Dumfries)

We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our Business Support Team in our Dumfries Office.  This is a full time permanent position (35 hours per week).

The Business Support Team, led by the Business Support Manager (BSM), is responsible for the internal processes and procedures that allow our engagement and relationship-building to flourish across the third sector community in Dumfries and Galloway.

The job description/person specification, together with an application form will be available on our website from Monday 12th November.  The closing date for this position is Friday 23rd November at 5pm.

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre - new premises

South West Rapce Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre can now be found at 7 CHURCH CRESCENT DUMFRIES DG1 1DF.

Our newly refurbished support centre offers a safe and relaxing environment where survivors of sexual violence can receive one to one emotional support from our dedicated team of workers. Please note our telephone number 01387 253113 and all other contact details (emails/mobiles etc) are unchanged.


Fair Work Action Plan - Employer Survey

The Scottish Government has committed to publish a Fair Work Action Plan by the end of 2018. The Action Plan will set out a strategic approach to deliver the vision of Scotland becoming a Fair Work Nation by 2025 using the powers and levers which are available to us.

They have released a survey which is designed to give you, as an employer in Scotland, the opportunity to have a voice in helping embed Fair Work practices into workplaces in Scotland by 2025.

Chair - Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is looking to recruit a new Chair to provide strategic leadership during a period which will present both challenges and opportunities for OSCR and the sector.   Applicants will be expected to have an ability to influence at the highest level, and be able to operate within the wider political environment. Closing date - November 23rd 

CSEG briefing

The Children's Services Executive Group has released Briefing No. 81.

This briefing contains the following:

  • Re-aligning Children's Services Programme
  • ​Change of Public Contact for Reporting Child Protection Concerns
  • Scottish Government Consultations

Scottish Care seeks to appoint a Human Rights Project Worker

Do you have human rights knowledge and experience?

Are you passionate about protecting and promoting the rights of older people?

Do you want to improve the experiences of those living with dementia?

Scottish Care, in partnership with Life Changes Trust and the University of the West of Scotland, wishes to appoint a Human Rights Project Worker to support Rights Made Real: a two-year funded project focused on actively promoting the human rights of care home residents living with dementia.

Office Space to rent within Alzheimer Scotland's premises

An office and a small meeting room on the 2nd floor in Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries Resource Centre, 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries is now available for let.

The office is 4.83m x 4.3m in size (excluding bay windows) and has 4 double sockets, 2 radiators and network boxes.  We also have a small meeting room 3m x 2.3m which has 1 double socket, 1 radiator and a network box.

Both rooms are fully carpeted and will be cleaned/bins emptied once per week.

Included is a buzzer call system, as there is a locked door policy with secure entry.

All utilities (gas and electricity) included.

Own telephone line required.

For more details and prices please contact Sandra Sanders on 01387 261303 or email