Are you aged 20-24?
Would you be interested in working with STAND International?
As part of the Community Jobs Scotland Scheme, STAND International is looking for an Assistant Project Coordinator to help encourage and support young disadvantaged people into volunteering opportunities at home and abroad, these opportunities will benefit both the volunteer and the community they will be volunteering in.
This post is 30 hrs per week at national minimum wage plus travel expenses.
Further details can be found here.
STAND INTERNATIONAL is a Scottish charity (SCO37667) dedicated to working with marginalised groups and individuals in disadvantaged communities in Scotland.
Working with individuals and groups we help identify how they can harness their talents, experience of exclusion and their genuine compassion to assist others in either their local community or the wider global community.
Over the years we have also developed a number of partnerships with organisations in a variety of european countries including the UK who are keen to address the multi faceted layers of discrimination and exploitation whether in relation to age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or social stigma. Having identified suitable partners we then develop voluntary projects which would benefit from joint working and then agree on the duration of the project to ensure that we do not become involved in “hit and run” work but that any work is measurable and sustainable.
We work, in part, by utilising the skills and talents of individuals and groups. We then channel these into practical responses which contribute to building civic society and positive outcomes for all involved.
For some this involves being part of our short term volunteering projects with a group of other like minded volunteers and travelling to another country. For others it involves undertaking longer term volunteering through our placements scheme run in partnership with STAND International and preferred partners in the other european countries we are involved in.
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Are you intrested in working for STAND International do you relish a challange if so this vacancy for a Programme Officer in our Shoulder 2 Shoulder programme could be the job for you.
S2S [Shoulder to Shoulder] is a partnership between STAND International and local organisations around the world. This programme predominately works with 18-30 year olds from the UK and abroad giving young people the opportunity to live and work together throughout communities in Scotland as volunteers for 6-12 months.
All our S2S volunteers have the oppertunity to participate in work which is of practical value to them and the organisations they volunteer for. We look to encourage the biulding of values which aid volunteers in playing a positive role within their own societies and communties back home which in turn gives them experience and skills which enhances their future employability.
Each cross-cultural team of volunteers is supported by the S2S Programme Officer who is responsible for developing the programme in the UK host communities and along with their overseas sending organisation for facilitating the implementation of the 6 to 12month programme in the UK.
The Programme Officer is the key contact for all volunteers and will have a high level of autonomy to manage the project. Hours are irregular and the Programme Officer will need to be available on call for volunteers and take the lead in providing support during the UK phase of the programme.
It is important for applicants to realise that this is a very demanding role – and definitely not a typical 9-5 job!
should you reqiure further information or an informal discussion regarding this post please call 01315559102.
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