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to win 1 of 3 Hudl Tablets - #unselfieren

The

Great Tapestry of Scotland - Only until 8 June 2014

The

Triple Heart Challenge

2014

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 26th June 2014 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 19th June 2014

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29 May 2014

Edition 43

In This Issue Engage Page - P3 Volunteering Page - p4 Information Page - p5 Events Page - p6 Funding Page - p7 Employment Opportunities - p8

See below for a few of our additional support services: payroll and financial Services printing mailshot room hire e-bulletin e-alerts training PQASSO quality standard mentoring

Contact Us Engage Renfrewshire @EngageNews1

It’s Competition Time!! To kick off volunteers week, 1st-7th June, we are giving three lucky volunteers the chance to win…….. A Hudl Tablet. All you have to do is like us on Facebook Volunteer Renfrewshire OR Follow us on Twitter @Stephen_Engage AND upload a selfie of you in your volunteering role with the hashtag #unselfieren. For every selfie of you, an unselfish volunteer in Renfrewshire, posted up to Facebook or Twitter with our hashtag, you will have one entry for each selfie posted up. Last date for entries Monday 30th June 2014.

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Personal Development Opportunity RAMH (recovery across mental health) are looking to recruit a volunteer Board Trustee / Director. RAMH are a Charity which provides Mental Health support services to individuals in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire. The organisation helps around 4,000 people each year with issues which affect their mental health. This can be from initial information and advice through to support in an individuals home, in a crisis and in schools. The Charity employs 140 staff and has the support of 50 volunteers to help enable people to take control of their own lives to support their personal recovery. As a Charity, the organisation benefits from a Board of Directors who have an eclectic range of skills and attributes, which empowers the organisation to innovate and develop, whilst offering a mature overview of Governance and responsibility. If you would like to find out more about RAMH and the mutually beneficial opportunities of getting involved, please contact the Chief Executive, Stephen McLellan on 0141 847 8900 or at smcl@ramh.org

t: 0141 887 7707 f: 0141 887 8808 e: info@engagerenfrewshire.com RAMH’s website is www.ramh.org

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Engage Page Financial and Payroll Services At Engage we pride ourselves on having outstanding payroll and financial services so if you are a local business, individual or volunteer organisation then we can help. Each service we offer is unique because we understand that every business is also unique so whether you’re a large third sector business or an individual we will be able to offer a tailor made service that should suit you. We understand that payroll management can be a hassle so for a monthly fee we can:    

register you with HM Revenue and Customs and deal with any future correspondence, fill in forms and new legislation as well as prepare your wage slips for each employee calculate the employer/employee National Insurance, organise PAYE and statutory payments provide you with a report of the correct monthly PAYE/National Insurance to be paid to HMRC complete your employers annual year end return and prepare P14 and P60 forms on line filing

We also offer a range of complete accountancy and book-keeping services for larger organisations with more complex needs.

Conference Facilities Why not consider our excellent conference facilities for your meetings or training events? Situated close to the M8 and Glasgow Airport, our facilities offer free on-site parking, fully accessible offices and a secure entry manned reception. Your visitors will receive a first class service from our front of house staff, who will provide a concierge service from the front door to the appropriate meeting room. The office building is open from 8 am til 6 pm. The Glencoats Room The Glencoats room can hold approximately 14 people in a standard ‘U’ shaped format, or approximately 16 in square shaped format and is ideal for training, presentations or business meetings. With a fully integrated 50” Plasma television and sound system you can display all your PowerPoint presentations or play DVD’s.

If you’re interested in using our services and are looking for more information or a quote then please call us on 0141 887 7707 or email info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 3


Volunteering Page

Volunteer Recruitment Event 10 am -12, noon Monday, 2nd June 2014 Lecture Theatre 2 Royal Alexandra Hospital, Corsebar Road, Paisley, PA2 9PN Royal voluntary Service is one of the largest volunteering organisations in the UK. In Renfrewshire we run a shop, cafe and ward trolley service at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. We also need drivers for our FREE transport service for visitors to this hospital. We always need volunteer:  Cafe Assistants  Drivers  Fundraisers  Retail Assistants  Trolley Ward Assistants All volunteers have access to:  an induction  online and one to one training  volunteer meetings  travel expenses  work related experience and a reference All volunteers go through an interview after their initial application and we need a passport sized photo (for ID card) plus 2 forms of identification, one with a photo and one with your home address. Volunteers who require a PVG will have this free of charge. Contact: Avril McLean – 0141 840 5298 E avril.mclean@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

VOLUNTEERING! Engage Renfrewshire has a wide range of volunteering opportunities from a diverse selection of organisations and groups. From working with children to fostering pets, we have something that you can do make a real positive difference to your community. Registering as a volunteer with us is very simple. All you need to do is download an application form from our website (details below) and email your completed form to admin@engagerenfrewshire.com, or, call 0141 887 7707 for more information. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. http://www.engagerenfrewshire.com/blogs/volunteering/ Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Information Page

Thinking about having a break, or do you know a service user who would benefit from a holiday, why not consider hiring RAMH’s 6 berth holiday home at Haven, Craig Tara in Ayr? July, August, Sept weekend and October week Mon – Fri £ 200 or Fri – Mon £180 all other times Mon – Fri £ 150 or Fri – Mon £ 120 (fully inclusive of Haven passes) If you are interested in booking the caravan, or would like more information, please contact Linda Valentine on 01292 886674 or linda.valentine@ramh.org Full details on the RAMH website – Residential Caravan Page Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 5


Events Page

Are you up for the challenge? Following the success of the last two Big Heart Cycles, the Paisley Heart Town initiative is delighted to invite you to join us for a brand new event – the Triple Heart Challenge 2014! This year, on Sunday 22nd June, we are planning a fun, mini-triathlon which aims to challenge you and encourage you to make use of some of the great facilities within Renfrewshire. The event will consist of

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a 10 mile cycle from Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre to Castle Semple Loch a 0.5 mile kayak across the loch and back (weather dependent) a 2.5 mile walk/run around the Johnshill Loop in Lochwinnoch, finishing back at the loch

There will be prizes for fastest finishers as well as goodie bags for all participants. Places are limited, so we advise people to register quickly to make sure they get a place. Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for young people up to the age of 18 (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult and the event is not recommended for under 12s). The kayak course will be fully supervised by kayak coaches and buoyancy aids will be provided along with helmets. We ask that all participants can swim or are at least comfortable around water. If you’d like to have a go at kayaking before the event you can contact Andy on 07749 741592 – if you mention the Triple Heart Challenge the cost for an hour’s kayak hire is just £5. For more information on the Triple Heart Challenge 2014 and to register, please go to www.paisleytripleheart.eventbrite.co.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter at @PaisleyHTown We hope that you’ll take the opportunity to take part in this unique event and help us raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s pioneering research into heart disease. Thanks, Roisin Robertson, Health Improvement Manager, Renfrewshire Council Carole Nicol, Fundraising Volunteer Manager, British Heart Foundation Scotland

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Funding Page Deutsche Bank & Foundation Scotland “Deutsche Bank and Foundation Scotland are pleased to announce our small grants fund for 2014. If you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding (up to a maximum of £5000) for a project focusing on young people aged 11-18 years this Fund may be able to help. Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme aims to prevent youth unemployment by supporting exciting opportunities that engage young people – enabling them to fulfill their potential.” For more information http://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/ deutsche-bank.aspx

Cashback 4 communities – Tackling Sectarianism Small Grant programme is now open for applications. “VAF has a small grant available to community or faith based organisations that want to investigate the causes and effects of sectarianism on their community, develop better understanding of the impact of sectarianism and/or develop projects or programmes that help tackle intolerance, improve understanding and bring people together. The fund is flexible and can be used for a wide variety of activities. Applications can be made at any time between now and December 2014 and you can expect a decision within 4 weeks of applying.” For more information http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-andsupport/tackling-sectarianism-small-grants-programme/ Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 7


Employment Opportunities Would you like to work with the Regulator? Secondment opportunity in Dundee Do you have experience and knowledge of research and analysis that could help inform the charity sector? We have a secondment opportunity that could help you develop your skills within a Civil Service setting, working closely with the Scottish Government. The post will be for a 10 month to one year period based at our office in Dundee. Read the full advertisement and how to apply, here. Read the full advertisement and how to apply, here We’re looking for someone with proven research skills as well as some experience of commissioning evaluations. If you’re an enthusiastic individual and want to test your analytical, organisational and leadership skills in a civil society setting and contribute to the continued strengthening of a young and developing organisation, we’d like to hear from you. If successful, you will remain on your employer’s salary rate and terms and conditions. You will continue to be paid by your employer and ill remain an employee of your organisation during the secondment. Your employer (donor) organisation will be expected to invoice us on a quarterly basis to recover salary and on costs. Further information and applications For further information or an informal chat about the secondment opportunity, please contact Judith Turbyne at jude.turbyne@oscr.org.uk or telephone 01382 346820. Before applying, it is important to read the job description which goes along with the role and which can be sent on request. The donor employer must consent to the secondment application being put forward. The successful candidate will need to be cleared by Disclosure Scotland before taking up the role. Applications for this secondment should be made by forwarding a CV and covering letter to Mandy Downie at Mandy.Downie@oscr.org.uk or send a paper version to: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, 2nd Floor, Quadrant House, 9 Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 4NY. The closing date for applications is the 5th of June 2014.

Sessional Club Coordinator £9.77 per hour Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire (ROAR) would like to recruit a Sessional Club Coordinator to support the network of ROAR clubs and support community capacity development. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively demonstrate experience in providing a range of community development support. Please note that Roar is currently undergoing a re-branding exercise. Closing date Monday 2nd June 2014 Interviews Tuesday 10th June 2014 Application packs are obtainable from:West End Community Centre 5A Underwood Lane Paisley PA1 2SL T: 0141 8897481, F: 01418893974, E: info@roar-renfrewshire.org Website: www.roar-renfrewshire.org Follow us on Facebook& Twitter https://www.facebook.com/1Roar https://twitter.com/RoarCommunities ROAR are also seeking to recruit volunteers to support the clubs, befriending service and bus escorts. Please contact the address above for more information. ROAR a Charity (SC042041) and Company Limited by guarantee (SC390885) We are jointly funded by:

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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