• Opportunities

    Job Vacancy: Finance and Data Officer

    We are currently seeking a talented Finance and Data Officer.

    As the organisation grows, the complexity to manage multiple streams of funding and performance data for our suite of projects and services, has similarly grown. Using accounts packages and data systems, we want to grow our own specialist who can shape a new way of recording and reporting on our performance to help further drive our organisation forwards.  You will also be the go to person for managing FACT performance data, and sharing this across the team to help us continue to reach our project / work goals.  Overall you will want to develop your business improvement techniques in this post to help create efficiencies, make the best use of technology, and gather and use information well to underpin our drive to success. Find out more and apply here.

    FACT Volunteering Opportunity

    Help needed for our new Wednesday Lunch Club.

    We are starting a new lunch club on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 in the Town Hall.

    If anyone has a few hours to help out over lunch time it would be greatly appreciated. We are in need of:

    • 2 x Driver
    • 2 x Escort
    • 2 x Servers/Table set up
    • 2 x For washing up

    If you can help either regularly or occasionally please let us know by 29th October.

    We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

    April and Kirsty 

    Volunteering Opportunities

    STEP BY STEP IN MORAY is a charity which supports families with young children who feel isolated or vulnerable for many different reasons. We help them to develop friendships, confidence and skills which will improve their wellbeing and resilience, enabling them to give their children the best start in life.

    WHERE AND WHEN

    St Leonard’s Church Hall, Forres

    Wednesdays (10am – 11.30am / 12.30pm – 2pm)

    Victoria House, Elgin

    Mondays – Thursdays (9.30am – 11am / 12.30pm – 2pm)

    Victoria House, Elgin

    Fridays (9.45am – 11.15am)

    OUR VOLUNTEERS

    Volunteers are the heartbeat of Step by Step. They are kind, considerate, non-judgmental, and empathetic. The ability to build trust in people where trust can be difficult is important, as is the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with adults and children. Our volunteers support Step by Step staff during group sessions by providing a welcoming face to our families, engaging with them through conversation, play, activities and stories. They help prepare and serve snacks, tidy up and feedback information to our staff at the end of each session. All our volunteers must be aged 18 or over and eligible for PVG membership.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    In return we offer a taster session, induction training, training workshops and expenses.

    To find out more please e-mail info@stepsmoray.org or telephone 01343 544628

    Activities Assistant – Filled

    • Job Title: Activities Assistant
    • Employer: Forres Area Community Trust
    • Pay Scale: £9,984 plus pension
    • Hours of Work: 16 hours per week
    • Responsible to: Facilities Co-ordinator
    • Contract Length: until 30th September 2022 – extension subject to funding.

    Project Description and Aim

    Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) has secured funding through the Beatrice Fund, Peoples Postcode Lottery Fund and the Strengthening Communities Recovery Fund to provide activities and resources to address social isolation and increase connectivity (both digitally and socially) across the Forres area

    The project contributes to the following outcomes:

    • To improve the quality of life and resilience of the community
    • To improve the skills of volunteers through training and engagement
    • That people in the Forres area are less isolated and make connections

    FACT will manage a programme to provide activities, responsive digital help and services to the Forres community. The programme includes free drop-in sessions, outreach sessions, evening classes, talks and community events and activities.

    Person Specification

    Essential

    • Excellent IT skills (including proficiency with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS)
    • Excellent communication skills and an approachable manner
    • An organised approach to work and excellent time management skills
    • Experience of working with and supporting people
    • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
    • Cooperative attitude
    • Experience of working with volunteers
    • Ability to undertake marketing and promotion of the project

    Desirable

    • Familiarity with 3rd sector organisations
    • Knowledge of local Forres community and organisations in the area
    • The ability to travel to various locations in our catchment area
    • An understanding of event management

    Key Tasks

    • Supporting the Project Coordinators to deliver key project objectives
    • Supporting the development and delivery of activities and events
    • Supporting the marketing of the programme through social media and printed matter
    • Maintaining records of attendance and recording other key information as required
    • Updating and maintaining project equipment
    • Attending outreach sessions to deliver activities in the Forres area
    • Attending evening programme sessions when necessary
    • Supporting volunteers to learn new skills
    • Undertake reception duties in Forres Town Hall
    • And any other relevant duties that may arise as the work of the project evolves

    This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies the level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing project needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

    Applications

    For more information please contact on info@forresarea.org or 01309 674 388.

    • Closing Date Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 12 noon.
    • Interviews on the 18th October 2021

    Building Maintenance Operative

    Keeping on top of the Town Hall maintenance can feel a little like painting the Forth Bridge. It’s an old building that requires lots of tender loving care, and expert hands to keep it in good shape. If you have one or more skills in painting, decorating, cleaning, minor general repairs, then we’d love to hear from you.  The role is based in Forres Town Hall. The role can be morning, afternoons or evenings for as little as a few hours a week. 

    For more information, please contact us or

    Befriender

    Our mission to promote the well being of people over the age of 50 in and around Forres, is helped by volunteers joining us as “Befrienders”. They help make life enjoyable and fulfilling and reduce social isolation. You might befriend people through our telephone befriending service, through face to face work, or by supporting older people’s events in the area. We are looking for volunteers with a friendly, outgoing personality, an empathy for older people, and who want to make a difference. Befriending calls are typically made in the morning or afternoon, and older people’s events can run at any time. How much you can support us, is up to you.  

    For more information, please contact us or

    Digital Champion Volunteer

    We are looking for people to become Digital  Champions who can provide IT support  especially the elderly. You don’t need to be an IT expert, but you do need to be patient, understanding and a great communicator.

    You’ll offer friendly and patient support to learners, so that they build their confidence, know how to find further help, and stay safe online.The role involves attendance at our support sessions and outreach visits. Helping people who are new to technology and perhaps assisting them remotely by telephone and other means. If you have experience of some coaching, mentoring, tutoring or teaching before that’s great. The role is based in Forres Town Hall.  There is free digital champions training available to volunteers. The role can be morning and afternoons and you will need to be able to cover at least one of our sessions in our Forres Online timetable.

    For more information, please contact us or

    Receptionist

    We are currently looking for Receptionists who can be welcome hosts to visitors to the Town Hall. This position plays a vital role in the customer service of our team, and in providing as much access as possible to the Town Hall across the week. The receptionists will provide administrative support, greet and direct visitors and answer and respond to calls. You will need to have good verbal communication skills, a strong ability to multi-task and a very friendly and welcoming demeanour. The role is based in Forres Town Hall. The role can be morning, afternoons or evenings for as little as a few hours a week.

    For more information, please contact us or