Vacancy – CASWA

Role: Manager

Salary: £30175 (FTE £35500)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid) as Manager responsible for the day to day management of the organisation.

The Organisation

CASWA is an organisation for women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland. It is the only agency in this vast rural geographical area providing specialist support services to meet the needs of all women, children and young people (boys and girls) who experience domestic abuse/ violence against women.

What You’ll Do

Working with an experienced team and Board of Directors, you will manage all aspects of CASWA to a high standard of operational delivery; to ensure that the strategic goals of the organisation meet the needs of all stakeholders including service users, staff and funders and that CASWA values are met. You will deliver CASWA’s business plan whilst ensuring the financial viability of the organisation, be responsible for overall staff management and maintain and develop excellent working relationships with external partners.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • The ability to register with SSSC, and ideally the qualifications required for registration as a Manager Housing Support
  • Knowledge and commitment to a feminist analysis of domestic abuse and understanding of the issues affecting women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.
  • Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post. Application notes: For an application pack please contact info@caswa.org.uk or telephone 0345 4080151 or, go to the Good Moves advert where their information and applicaiton pack can be downloaded directly. https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/ a4s3z00000SfGWdAAN/manager?distance=16.09344&keywords=caswa%20manager
  • Closing date for applications: Thursday 7th April 12 noon Interview date: Monday 25th April CASWA is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.CASWA is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC327960, and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC034356. www.caswa.org.uk

Funding

Let’s Move Together Fund: Now open!

Versus Arthritis are distributing grants of up to £5,000 to support people with musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, to get active. Organisations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should be working to increase the availability of exercise opportunities for people with musculoskeletal conditions in local communities, tohelp aid recovery from the negative impact of COVID-19 and reduce the widening of inequalities in sport and physical activity. Applications are particularly welcome from groups who also support people from culturally diverse communities, disabled people, and people from lower socio-economic groups.

33% of people in Scotland have musculoskeletal conditions so we anticipate that a number of groups will be eligible. For more information about these conditions please visit: About arthritis | Conditions, symptoms, treatments, support (versusarthritis.org)

For more information about the Let’s Move Together fund, including how organisations can apply, please visit: Inspiring active communities (versusarthritis.org). If you have any questions, please email physicalactivityva@versusarthritis.org.

Community Link Workers

Community Link Workers

I would like to introduce myself; I am Kimberley Spiers, and I am the senior community link worker for Support in mind Scotland, I am currently working from home but soon will be in the GP surgeries in Caithness taking referrals from the GP’s from their patients with mental health issues.

A Community Link Worker (CLW) is a generalist social practitioner based in a GP practice serving a socio-economically deprived community, addressing the problems and issues that the individual brings to the consultation, rather than a worker whose domain is limited to a specified range of conditions or illnesses, or one who is based elsewhere within health, social care, or other services.

We offer nonclinical support to patients, enabling them to set goals and overcome barriers, in order that they can take greater control of their health and well-being. Using ‘good conversations’ we support patients to identify problems and issues they are experiencing and to talk about what really matters to them.

We support patients to achieve their goals by enabling them to identify and access relevant resources or services in their community. We also map local services, engaging with and developing productive relationships with these services including keeping informed of the status of existing and new services.


My email is k-spiers@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Mobile is – 07568225729

Riverview & Pearson practice (Wick)

Riverside & Princess St (Thurso)

Lybster medical centre

Castletown medical centre

Canisbay medical centre

Wanted: North Lands Creative Board Member

Board Members Wanted

North Lands Creative, in Lybster is seeking new Board Members as it develops its programme of activities and events and continues to be an exciting art studio and community hub in the North East.

Our Board Members have a key role in supporting the management team at the Alastair Pilkington Studio in driving the overall direction of the organisation, which is vital for shaping a well-governed charity, sustainable for the future. It is an important role and an opportunity to make a positive difference by supporting and enhancing our community.

The Board of North Lands Creative requires a breadth of skills and experience to support and deliver the five key work packages of the organisation’s activity. At this time we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who live in the Caithness & Sutherland area with the following skills and experience:

●      Finance and Business development

●      Events & tourism management


●      Catering and hospitality


●      Marketing, sales and communication

●      Fundraising

Please visit our website www.northlandscreative.co.uk to download an information pack or contact Karen Phillips, Director, North Lands Creative director@northlandscreative.co.uk

Notes of interest must be received by the 3rd of May deadline.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Minute Secretary: Caithness Voluntary Group are looking for a volunteer to help collate and type up Minutes of meetings. There are regular zoom meetings e.g. Caithness Carers, Beatrice etc, which can be recorded and sent to the volunteer. They can create the minutes from the comfort of their own home. This is an administration role and will provide experience for someone. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact volunteering@cvg.org.uk or allan@cvg.org.uk

The Polteney Peoples Project

The PPP has so much to offer, that you probably don’t know about, here’s a video talking about it all!

For even more information please visit https://hereforcaithness.org/service/caithness-poverty-action-group/

CASWA Manager

Role:     Manager

Salary:  £30175 (FTE £35500)

Hours:   30 hours per week

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid) as Manager responsible for the day to day management of the organisation.  

The Organisation

CASWA is an organisation for women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland. It is the only agency in this vast rural geographical area providing specialist support services to meet the needs of all women, children and young people (boys and girls) who experience domestic abuse/ violence against women.

What You’ll Do

Working with an experienced team and Board of Directors, you will manage all aspects of CASWA to a high standard of operational delivery; to ensure that the strategic goals of the organisation meet the needs of all stakeholders including service users, staff and funders and that CASWA values are met. You will deliver CASWA’s business plan whilst ensuring the financial viability of the organisation, be responsible for overall staff management and maintain and develop excellent working relationships with external partners.   

  What We Need

The successful candidate will have senior management experience, including financial management, service development and delivery, experience of strategic planning and developing and reviewing policies and procedures. Line management experience is also essential.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • The ability to register with SSSC, and ideally the qualifications required for registration as a Manager Housing Support
  • Knowledge and commitment to a feminist analysis of domestic abuse and understanding of the issues affecting women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.
  • Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.

Application notes

For an application pack please contact info@caswa.org.uk or telephone 0345 4080151

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7th April 12 noon

Interview date: Monday 25th April

CASWA is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

CASWA is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC327960, and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC034356.

www.caswa.org.uk

Role:     Manager

Salary:  £30175 (FTE £35500)

Hours:   30 hours per week

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid) as Manager responsible for the day to day management of the organisation.  

The Organisation

CASWA is an organisation for women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland. It is the only agency in this vast rural geographical area providing specialist support services to meet the needs of all women, children and young people (boys and girls) who experience domestic abuse/ violence against women.

What You’ll Do

Working with an experienced team and Board of Directors, you will manage all aspects of CASWA to a high standard of operational delivery; to ensure that the strategic goals of the organisation meet the needs of all stakeholders including service users, staff and funders and that CASWA values are met. You will deliver CASWA’s business plan whilst ensuring the financial viability of the organisation, be responsible for overall staff management and maintain and develop excellent working relationships with external partners.   

  What We Need

The successful candidate will have senior management experience, including financial management, service development and delivery, experience of strategic planning and developing and reviewing policies and procedures. Line management experience is also essential.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • The ability to register with SSSC, and ideally the qualifications required for registration as a Manager Housing Support
  • Knowledge and commitment to a feminist analysis of domestic abuse and understanding of the issues affecting women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.
  • Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.

Application notes

For an application pack please contact info@caswa.org.uk or telephone 0345 4080151

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7th April 12 noon

Interview date: Monday 25th April

CASWA is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

CASWA is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC327960, and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC034356.

www.caswa.org.uk

Pulteneytown People’s Project Consultation

As I mentioned previously PPP is carrying out a community consultation to get the views of people living in Wick and the wider Caithness region on local issues and what activities and services they would like to see to make life easier/better moving forward. 

To fill out the questionnaire people can click on this link:  https://form.jotform.com/pppwick/ppp-community-consultation   

I have also attached a copy of the consultation questionnaire for those who prefer to fill it out the more traditional way and they can return it to us at Pulteney Centre or via email to info@pppwick.org.uk.

We will also be holding 2 café conversation sessions in Telford’s Café on Monday 28th March 2pm-4pm, and Thursday 31st March 10am-12pm.  If anyone would like to take part in either of these they can let us know by calling 01955 608530 or emailing info@pppwick.org.uk and letting us know which date they plan to attend. We will also have a stall at Tesco’s on Saturday 2nd April from 10am-4pm.   Participants also have the option to be entered into a draw to win a £50 Tesco voucher as a thank you for their contribution.

Covid Update

Legal requirements to wear face coverings on public transport and most indoor public settings will continue until at least early April given the current spike in Covid case numbers.

The First Minister also confirmed that people without COVID-19 symptoms will no longer be asked to take regular lateral flow tests tests from 18 April. The change forms part of the Test and Protect Transition Plan, which sets out how testing will become more targeted, with the aim of reducing serious harm from COVID-19. The changes to Test and Protect mean that from 18 April:

  • most people without symptoms will no longer be asked to take COVID-19 tests
  • free lateral flow devices (LFDs) for the purposes of twice weekly routine testing will no longer be available for the general population given the changing advice, but will continue to be free for any purpose for which testing continues to be advised – for clinical care, for health and social care workers and for people visiting vulnerable individuals in care homes or hospitals
  • until the end of April, people with symptoms should still isolate and get a PCR test
  • vaccinated close contacts of someone with COVID-19 should continue to test daily for seven days with LFDs
  • https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland