Are you long term unemployed? Then why not book onto the next Making Wood Work Employability Programme run by CRNS member Glasgow Wood Recycling. Commencing on 4th August 2015, this Big Lottery Funded programme aims to work with those furthest away from the labour market, supporting them to overcome barriers and make progress towards employment. Making Wood Work is a ten week programme consisting of a wide range of health and safety, woodworking, recycling and customer care activities. The programme is accredited by the National Community Wood Recycling Project and has been designed to help long term unemployed people gain the skills, confidence and experience they need to make progress towards sustainable outcomes in volunteering, training, education and employment. The training will take place at the Glasgow Wood Recycling workshop at 739 South Street and will take place Tuesday to Friday. Travel expenses, lunch and all personal protective equipment will be provided. Glasgow Wood Recycling is a social enterprise and charity, established in 2007 and committed to reducing the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill by finding creative ways to recycle and reuse this valuable natural resource. They make and sell home and garden furniture, all ethically produced and hand-crafted in their workshop, and through these activities they provide volunteer and training opportunities as a practical way of tackling poverty and social exclusion. If you are working with anyone who may be interested in the programme please return a completed referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eileen Hamill on 07746121310 or 0141 237 8566 for more information.
Hoping to have a positive impact on our environment, CRNS member The Salvation Army has recently opened a new regionally supported but locally run Charity Shop. Leaders of The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath are hoping a new Charity Shop will boost their outreach work in the town – and help cut down on landfill. The church and charity has opened a Charity Shop at 315/317 High Street, Cowdenbeath, offering a range of quality preowned items for sale including a large selection of furniture. The shop will widen the outreach potential of The Salvation Army locally. Volunteers at the store, under the guidance of Manager, Olive Pohlmann and Assistant Manager, Vicky Wilson, will also be on hand to offer a range of support to people referred for assistance or who just need a listening ear. Profits from the project will go to The Salvation Army’s church and community centre in Stenhouse Street, which, under the leadership of Lieutenant Laura Tomlinson, runs a range of activities including Parent & Toddlers, Youth Club and other community support clubs. Daniel Rous, Divisional Charity Shops Operations Manager, said: “This is an exciting time for The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath. This is a regionally supported, but locally run shop, so when people buy anything, they are helping the work of The Salvation Army in Cowdenbeath. “The project has had fantastic support so far, and a number of people and organisations have gone the extra mile to help us get it up and running. We hope to create even more links in the future so that the greatest amount of support can be provided to those who need it right here in Cowdenbeath. “We’re hoping the shop will also have a positive environmental effect by
Chief Executive Officer £40,000 to £43,000 Full-time permanent position Location: Stirling Community Resources Network Scotland seeks to recruit a Chief Executive to take the organisation onto the next stage of its development. You will: be a strategic thinker with experience in a leadership role have knowledge of the waste and resources industry and understand the role of the community resource management sector have a track record of project and contract management, managing and motivating staff, and working to self-set targets and timescales have a proven ability to write winning funding applications and tender responses, along with a commercial approach to identifying developmental opportunities for CRNS have experience of developing and managing strong partnerships be financially literate, have excellent communications skills, and high levels of stamina and resilience. A secondment may be considered. Download the job description and person spec here Download the application form here Closing date for applications is 10 July 2015. Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) represents recycling and re-use organisations across Scotland on issues of sustainable community resource management. Most members of CRNS are social enterprises managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, re-use, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities. They prevent valuable product and materials from ending up in landfill, create local jobs and other economic opportunities, and typically work to help those on low incomes or who are disadvantaged. For any further enquiries about this position e-mail email@example.com