Scottish Government Consultation - Discussion document to support further engagement on Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care

On 11 April 2017 the Scottish Government launched a consultation on ‘Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care’. The consultation ran for 12 weeks, closing on 5 July 2017. The proposals for legislation set out in the 2017 consultation document focused intentionally on the application of evidence based approaches to nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning as there is already a validated framework, methodology and suite of 12 workforce planning tools mandated for use in NHS Scotland as part of Local Delivery Planning. Additionally the consultation asked for views on whether the proposed legislation should contain provisions to enable this approach to be widened to include organisations providing health and social care services and to other staff groups if other relevant tools were developed in the future.

Annual Police Plan 2018/19 - survey

Police Scotland is currently developing the 2018/19 Annual Police Plan which will be laid before the Scottish Parliament at the end of March. This plan will set out the policing priorities for 2018/19 and summarise the planned activities to address these priorities.

Police Scotland are keen to engage with their partners and the public to offer the opportunity to comment on extracts from the draft plan via the following Citizen Space survey:

Project Scotland - Youth Engagement Manager Vacancy

To support young people who engage with our service and; To identify, develop, and manage partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across your designated area. To create diverse, high-quality structured volunteering opportunities with partner organisations, ensuring that roles reflect the needs and interests of the various young people who want to volunteer.

The closing date is Friday 2nd March, with interviews on Friday 9th March in Dumfries.

Job Opportunity - Community Fund Coordinators - Foundation Scotland

Location: Flexible with regular travel to rural communities
Permanent: Secondment may also be considered. 
Hours: 28 hours per week (flexible working)
Salary: £29,352 pro rata

Foundation Scotland have an exciting opportunity for two well organised and driven individuals to join their Communities team, co-ordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in south Scotland. Key responsibilities include working with volunteer Advisory Panels and Boards, co-ordinating grant-making and related fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact. Closing Date is  Monday 12th March.

Mapping of the Third Sector Survey

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has been tasked with compiling information relating to third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway in order to get a picture of the third sector workforce and how this contributes to health and social care.

We require the support of individual organisations working across the region, by providing information relating to their staff and volunteers.  By contributing to this work you will be helping to demonstrate the value that the third sector brings to integration and help to identify the strengths and challenges being faced.