Orkney Arts Society are looking for nominations for committee vacancies as follows.

 

Chair - usual Chair duties overseeing the committee and meetings.

Music Secretary - arrange around 5 music events / concerts each year incorporating workshops for young people 

Funding Secretary - identify appropriate funding streams and make applications 

 Please contact Wendy Barker OAS Secretary with any nominations. You do not have to be a current member but must have some appropriate experience and want to help maintain and grow interest in the Arts in Orkney. Names will be put forward at the AGM for election.

 Wendy’s contact details are:

Tel 01856 851 197

Mobile 07834 483 576

orkneyartssociety@gmail.com

Development Worker

35 hours a week

£27,620 (including DIA and Pension Contribution)

based in Kirkwall, Orkney

 You will work closely with third sector organisations, communities, and partner organisations in Orkney to identify needs and develop and deliver appropriate support services.  These can range from advice on legal structures to governance and funding sources.

Although you should ideally have a background in community development, business or a related discipline - full training will be provided. The ability to demonstrate an innovative and proactive approach is desirable

Support Worker, Connect

35 hours a week

£26,098 (including DIA and Pension Contribution)

based in Kirkwall, Orkney

 The Project Support Worker will work closely with the Co-ordinator to devise and deliver a range of individual learning opportunities and volunteer placements. You should have the ability to relate to young people and understand the issues that affect them and a flexible and sensitive approach to dealing with individual needs.

You must be flexible, motivated and have the ability to work collaboratively within a small staff team.  A current UK driving licence and transport is essential for this role. This role is funded until March 2020, however funding applications are pending.

Co-ordinator, Adult Befriending

35 hours a week

£28,677 (including DIA and Pension Contribution)

based in Kirkwall, Orkney

VAO’s Adult Befriending Service enables older people in Orkney to maintain their independence and remain living in their own homes for longer. VAO wishes to appoint a development worker to help to deliver this service.

The Adult Befriending Co-ordinator is responsible for the delivery and development of the Adult Befriending Service in Orkney. You will help to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders to deliver practical support to older people in Orkney and to develop and facilitate one to one, group and intergenerational activities throughout Orkney. You will have experience in management, supervision of volunteers and you will have a sensitive approach to the needs of vulnerable older people.

 

Development Worker, Adult Befriending

25 hours a week, however hours are negotiable.

£24,492  Pro Rata (including DIA and Pension Contribution)

based in Kirkwall, Orkney

 VAO’s Adult Befriending Service enables older people in Orkney to maintain their independence and remain living in their own homes for longer. VAO wishes to appoint a development worker to help to deliver this service.

You will help to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders to deliver practical support to older people in Orkney and to develop and facilitate one to one, group and intergenerational activities throughout Orkney. You will have the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds and have a sensitive approach to the needs of vulnerable older people. In addition, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate must have a driving license and access to own transport.

For full details on each role, please click on each role title

 As some of you will know, we have been very lucky to secure the Corporate Rebels to come to Orkney for 2 days in September. On Thursday 5th September we will host a keynote presentation for up to 200 colleagues right across Orkney (with requests coming in from Shetland and the Mainland for spaces if we have any!). This will last about an hour with an opportunity for a Q and A session to dig deeper into some topic areas after the keynote presentation. Registration is NOW open at : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-corporate-rebels-keynote-presentation-tickets-68123217377

  Corporate Rebels

 On Friday 6th September there will be a full day workshop for those who are most keen to put themselves forward – those in the organisation who really want to make a difference and change the system for the better.

 

 corporate rebels 2

We want to ensure that every service gets a chance to participate in the workshop, so will be allocating places for the Friday workshop across all services and are asking for notes of interest to be lodged in the first instance. Once we have an idea of numbers (50 places available) we will be able to allocate the spaces and ensure a broad representation for those who are most keen to ‘rebel’ positively! Please lodge your interest with Maureen Swannie by Tuesday 27th August at the latest.

 Please feel free to register for the keynote as well as lodge interest for the workshop, if you want to ensure your service is represented. If you have any queries, please contact Maureen Swannie at maureen.swannie@nhs.net.



Our 2018 Annual Conference won Scottish Association Event of the Year, so we are delighted to share details of this year's event, on 6-7 November at Murrayfield, Edinburgh. 

There will be more than 40 learning sessions covering topics including Tackling Inequalities, Early Years, Learning and Education, and Participation, Engagement and Rights. Children's voices will again be at the heart of the event. 

Click here to find out more and book

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has published analysis and resources about how organisations could prepare for Brexit, and the impact of loss of access to the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESF). This information is relevant to anyone working in the children’s sector.

Click here to read a checklist about preparing for Brexit


Click here to read about the impact of loss of access to ESF funds


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