Girl Guiding Orkney are looking for two team leaders (this could be a role share) supporting and managing other volunteers by becoming a local commissioner - one in the West Mainland and the other would cover Kirkwall, East Mainland, Burray & South Ronaldsay In this role, you'll be responsible for and accountable to the whole membership  of your district  and for ensuring the delivery of quality guiding. This is a big responsibility and also a brilliant opportunity to have a real impact.

As a commissioner, you'll provide inspirational leadership to your local team as you work together to create exciting opportunities for girls and young women. Of course, you'll also have lots of fun as you get to know the volunteers you support.

You will need to have an an open and approachable manner, be reliable and trustworthy. Have excellent communication skills, an ability to manage time and prioritise tasks, good decision-making skills and an abilty to motivate and inspire adult volunteers.


Whether leading a unit, or helping out more casually, you'll run activities, games, projects and events that give girls the opportunity to discover their potential and the world around them. If you'd like to lead a guiding group, you'll be supported to complete our Leadership Qualification, with training on everything from planning your programme to child safety. We are looking for leaders for Rainbow, Brownie & Guide units throughout Orkney to offer this amazing opportunity to more girls in our Community.

GGO are looking for individuals who are seeking a highly rewarding role where you'll develop great relationships with your team and your girls.

If you are interested in either of these fantastic opportunities please contact Rob McGregor at or 872 897

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Summer has finally arrived and the CLAN are looking for keen gardeners to help with the maintenance and upkeep of their beautiful garden at the back of the CLAN shop. You do not need green fingers but should be enthusiastic, willing to learn and ready to get stuck in!

For full details please contact Rob McGregor on 01856 872897 or email here

Clan gardening

Volunteers will work on a rota, taking recycled goods to Streamline at Hatston and storing in a container for shipping. Recording no of bags/boxes are collected. Need own vehicle, preferably with trailer.

Full training & induction from CLAN.  They will do an informal interview. Volunteers should be literate, numerate and a driving licence is required. Recycling volunteers can claim expenses as they would be using their own vehicle.


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The Orkney Area Support Team (AST) are looking to appoint a Learning and Development Co-ordinator (LDC) to support and promote panel member
development at a local level. LDC's are required to conduct an annual learning and development analysis and use this information to develop a
programme of local development sessions. In addition, LDC's assist with the recruitment process, arrange visits to local resources and assist with local
recognition of panel members. You will be required to work closely with CHS training unit. As a LDC you must have experience of
working with volunteers.

Applicants must be aware of the legal frame work of the Children's Hearing System and understand the role of the Panel Members. You must be able to demonstrate the following: Excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills; Ability to foster good working relationships; Impartiality; Excellent problem solving skills; Solution focused; Experience of effectively working along side paid staff and volunteers and a good understanding
of the differences. Applicants must be over 18.

 Please contact Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897 if you are interested in this opportunity.

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Childrens Hearings Scotland are looking to appoint an Area Convener (AC)to the Orkney Area Support Team. The Children's Hearings System is Scotland's unique care and jusitice system for children and young people in need of care, protection and support. ASTs have responsibility for panel member recruitment, selection,induction and practice observations, for rota management and for supporting panel members at local Level. They report
regularly to CHS to share information and trends, issues, problems and best practice.The AC provides Leadership and direction to the AST, ensuring
that the AST fulfils its responsibilities to support panel members and carries out the key responsibilities.

Applicants need to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the Childrens Hearings System as well as an understanding of the role of panelUnderstand and promote the CHS vision, mission and Values; uphold the national standards for the children's panel at local level; understand the role of panel members and what is needed to support them; have experience of building and managing a team; be skilled in managing, supporting and working with volunteers;have well developed report writing skills; be experienced at chairing meetings and facilitating discussions; promote constructive dialogue and decision making and be confident in building and maintaining good relationships and
communication with partner agencies; be aware if the legal framework for the Children's Hearings System; For a full list please see the vacancy advert on the Children's Hearings Scotland website.Applicants must be over 18. members. Please see full advert and details of how to apply on the Childrens Hearings Scotland website.


Please contact Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897 if you are interested in this opportunity.


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