NEWS

SHAX IS RECRUITING – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR VACANCY

SHAX is seeking an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to support and develop positive experiences for SHAX volunteers, enabling them to improve their health and wellbeing and employability prospects.

This will involve identifying support needs; providing one-to-one support; arranging appropriate training and working with a range of partners to identify new potential volunteers. The post is funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund and The Robertson Trust.

Candidates must have experience of working with and supporting volunteers; excellent interpersonal skills and competent IT skills. They must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work without close supervision, use their own initiative and maintain confidentiality.

The Volunteer Coordinator is accountable to the Board of Trustees through the Social Enterprise Manager.  Salary is £19,000 per annum for a 35-hour week. SHAX operates a company pension scheme and pays a 6% employer pension contribution. Some travel may be necessary to attend meetings, for which a rate of 45p per mile will be paid.

For informal discussion on the vacancy, please call our Social Enterprise Manager Joyce Harkness on 01387 245358.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 15th November. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Monday 26th November.

Start date for the post is 7th January 2019.

THEY’RE BACK! – SHAX UPCYCLING SESSIONS

Funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, we’ll be holding a series of Upcycling Sessions this year. Come along and meet new friends, have a chat and learn a new skill!

Please call the office on 01387 245358 to find out more – we can arrange group bookings during opening hours

SHAX SAYS THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS!

NITHSDALE AREA COMMITTEE, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY COUNCIL

Nithsdale Area Committee awarded SHAX £10,000 towards our running costs in 2018/19, acknowledging the service we provide to people in crisis and supporting their anti-poverty agenda. We’re very grateful for this support.

 

THE HOLYWOOD TRUST

Hol Trust logo

We’re very grateful to The Holywood Trust for their grant of £20,000 towards our running costs in 2018/19. This will help us support young people in crisis and provide worthwhile volunteer and work placement opportunities.

NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY

SHAX gratefully thanks Nationwide Building Society for their award of £5,000 to buy emergency Starter Pack items. Our special thanks go to Katrina and her team at Nationwide Dumfries for all their help too!

SHAX Nationwide Award

THE ROBERTSON TRUST

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We’d like to give our grateful thanks to The Robertson Trust for their award of £14,500 in December 2017.

The funding will support our volunteer and work placement programme, enabling SHAX to provide more opportunities for local people to improve their health & wellbeing and/or their chance of gaining employment