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  • The Ecology Centre - Case Officer

    Created: 25/06/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Case Officer
    Reports to: General Manager
    Contract: One year fixed-term that may be continued dependent on funding being secured
    Hours: 28 hours per week
    Salary: £28000 pro rata
    Location: The primary base will be The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, KY3 9YG and other locations as required by the organisation.


    The Case Officer will assist with the delivery of The Ecology Centre's No One Left Behind service agreement with Fife Council programmes aimed at enhancing wellbeing through volunteering.

    This role will be responsible for interacting with external agencies to assist with the recruitment of volunteers, including working closely with current funders and providing all reporting requirements.

    This role requires a person with experience of working with people with additional support needs, age related barriers, and complex behavioural issues.

    Working closely with all members of the management team, you will be responsible for the evaluation of volunteers including baseline studies.

    This role may occasionally require a proportion of working outdoors in all weathers with volunteers to enable peer support opportunities.

    The duties may vary from time to time at the discretion of the General Manager to satisfy the organisation’s needs.


    About You

    • Experience in the third sector including working with Fife based agencies
    • Some knowledge of the current Scottish benefits system, and third sector funding would be useful but not essential, with an understanding approach to our volunteers’ situations
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Experience of the delivery of projects whose focus is on person centred approach
    • Public speaking, networking, and digital media experience essential
    • Previous experience of working with people with additional support needs
    • Previous experience of evaluation and reporting

    Skills and Abilities

    • Good networking skills
    • Demonstrable strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage workload
    • A values-driven approach
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative partnerships
    • Ability to manage all aspects of a project in an effective and balanced manner
    • Strong communicator with both verbal and written communications skills of a consistently high standard
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Methodical and organised in the approach to work, with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to recognise own limitations and those associated with the post
    • Ability to problem solve and to use initiative

    Qualifications and Knowledge

    • A strong understanding of both community and personal development
    • Willingness to enhance own knowledge and undertake further training as necessary
    • Appreciation of the link between sense of place and wellbeing

    Personal Qualities

    • Commitment to personal development
    • Leadership qualities and a desire to bring out the best in people
    • Ability to prioritise and cope under pressure
    • Ability to produce work of a consistently high standard
    • Ability to recognise personal/professional boundaries at all times
    • Other Requirements IT Literate, including knowledge of Microsoft applications
    • The post may require some evening and weekend work, which time off in lieu will be available PVG will be required and provided to work with young people and vulnerable adults
    • Driving licence would be advantageous

    How to apply 

    To apply, please send CV and application letter relating to the job description to [email protected].

    The closing date for applications is Monday 08 July 2024. 

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