This survey is part of research commissioned by Education Scotland and CLD Standards Council into the community learning and development workforce. Rocket Science UK Ltd has been commissioned to conduct this research.

Researchers are keen to hear from the widest possible range of practitioners, volunteers, employer organisations and stakeholders. Your views are important to be able to understand who is doing what across Scotland. This helps the CLD Standards Council to better advocate for community learning and development, and better support the workforce, volunteers, employers and organisations with the training and development needs.


Meetings of the third sector Tackling Poverty Forum were held in Dumfries (21/8/18) and Stranraer (22/8/18). The focus of the meetings was Participatory Budgeting.

Minutes of the meetings are available here.

Latest Newsletter from Sexual Health D&G's Multi Agency

Sexual Health D&G's Multi Agency latest news letter can be found here:

It is packed with information and resources:

  •  Relationship, sexual health and parenting ( RSHP) education new resource for young people
  • Training including new training for people who support people with Learning Disabilities
  • LGBT news and local forthcoming PRIDE
  • Condoms by Post
  • STI & HIV and Teenage pregnancy updates
  • Women's Health
  • New resources for CSE
  • and much more.

Buddies is looking to appoint a full time Project Manager

Job Specification

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage organisation of Buddies, its core activities and two main projects: Library Lovers and Biker Buddies

Salary: depending on experience


Full time position: 35 hours per week


Three year contract with first year funded


Flexible working: some evening and weekend work required


Project Manager Job Duties

Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing Needs Survey

Better Lives Partnership want to speak with people with autism and related disabilities, their families, carers and advocates about housing within Dumfries and Galloway.


Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator programme is ready for take-off!

The fourth round of LaunchMe is now open and looking to support eight social enterprises with the commitment and ambition to grow and achieve greater social impact.

LaunchMe aims to develop a pool of strong, capable and ambitious social enterprises that can go on to secure investment so they can achieve social impact at scale. Since 2014, it has supported 22 participants across three rounds and helped 13 of them to secure over £1m of investment from private investors.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, attend one of the upcoming roadshows in Edinburgh (29 August), Glasgow (5 September) or Inverness (26 September).

Consultation opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to respond to consultations on issues of relevance to children and young people. Some that may be of particular interrest in sharing or submitting to are the following: