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Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Dundee TSI Newsletter. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Volunteer Dundee. We aim to provide you with all the latest information of interest to the sector in Dundee.  If there is a story you would like to share in the next Friday edition let us know by end of day Wednesday:
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This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

Children's ADHD Specialist Educator 

OSCR Chief Executive 

TCA Mentor/Resource Worker (One Stop Womens Learning Service - OWLS) Perth

TCA Mentor/Resource Worker, Dundee

Penumbra Peer Workers 

Wellbeing Works Peer Development Worker & Peer Worker

Modern Apprentice - Technical Services Officer (Schools Technician)

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker

Interested in Volunteering?

Search for opportunities or have a look at the Outreach Programme if you would rather chat with someone at a location near you.

Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Terrence Higgins Trust - Clinic Reception, Mass Events Volunteer, Health Promotion Assistant
CLIC Sargent - Collection Tin Coordinator, Fundraising Engagement Volunteer
Dundee Stroke Exercise Club - Volunteer Coordinator
NHS Tayside - Meet & Greet at Ninewells Hospital
Ye Amphibious Ancient Bathing Association - Steward - New Year's Day
Marie Curie - Helper Service
Feeling Strong - General Volunteer 

SCOPE: Skills Recognition, Capacity Building and Professional Education for the voluntary sector

Together with our European partners, SCVO is developing an e-learning platform especially for small voluntary sector organisations.  Known as SCOPE, this exciting project is funded by ERASMUS+, the European Commission’s programme for education, training, youth and sport.

The SCOPE training platform will cover the following key topics:

  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communications

Modules will provide entry level information and learning on important matters related to running a voluntary sector organisation. One of the goals of SCOPE is to provide a quality training offering to small organisations that may face economic or geographic barriers to accessing traditional face-to-face training.

In order to test the platform, we will be running two pilot phases in Scotland. In total we want to involve 50 individuals – staff, volunteer and trustees, from small organisations in the trial, with a view to launching in Autumn 2020.

What’s involved?

Individuals will work though all five modules as a part of the package, each one taking approximately 60 minutes to complete. To help us refine and improve the platform, we’ll seek your feedback via online surveys and reviews.

When will the pilot training course take place?

We will be seeking pilot participants between November 2019 and May 2020. We will keep you posted on the dates in the coming weeks. The main thing is that you can commit to piloting the platform and providing feedback on 5 online training modules during a 12 week period between November 2019 and May 2020.

How do I sign up?

Ready to help us out? Enter your details before 2 September 2019 to be in with a chance to take part in this free training offer.  We will get back to you with more information on how it works in mid-September.

Maintenance and Handyman Service

If you are in need of any household jobs, office refurbishment or a small handyman task that needs completed at a reasonable price, we can help.
Our experienced maintenance team can complete jobs quickly and professionally.
Members of the public, Charities, Social Enterprises, Landlords and Small businesses. We offer a reliable, cost effective service to deal with the jobs you can’t.

Our teams are all members of the PVG scheme or checked with Disclosure Scotland.
We are a registered Scottish Charity SC028252 and all profits are used to support the most vulnerable in our communities.

For a quote or further information, call us on
01382 561822 ext 226 or
E-mail us :

Book Rooms and Resources at Number Ten
Number Ten has a range of fully accessible meeting rooms suitable for training sessions, meetings and interviews. You can also hire out resources including laptops, ipads and projectors. Members receive discounted rates for room hire and free hire of resources. To become a member visit

SCVO has helpful information available on its website to help you with running your organisation, from legislation and governance to managing volunteers and funding.

Sign up to the OSCR Reporter to keep informed of the latest developments, news, consultations and forthcoming events for OSCR.

This Scottish Governance Code has been created for the third sector, by the third sector. It is a statement of best practice and has been developed by Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum following consultation with over 250 individuals and organisations

Corra Foundation - #ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme 
Corra Foundation is delighted to announce #ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for community led groups to make a difference by focusing on four areas, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and Mental Health Matters.

The Workplace Equality Fund 2019/2020
The Workplace Equality Fund (WEF) works with employers to address long standing barriers particular groups face in entering and progressing in the labour market so that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th August 2019.

You can search for funding on the Funding Scotland database.

List of Local Trusts 2018 

Find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

Attachment and Connection through Positive Behaviour Support 
Friday 23rd August, 09:00-13:00
The Circle 

Carer Interest Network 
Tuesday 27th August, 09:30-11:30
Dundee Carers Centre, C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Community Chatty Cafe
Tuesday 27th August, 14:00-16:00
Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

Emergency First Aid Course with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) specific information
Wednesday 28th August, 09:00-17:00
Dalhousie Building 

Wednesday 4th September, 09:00-17:00
University of Dundee's School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Kirkcaldy 

Addaction and JustBeePresents: Birthday Drive Night 
Wednesday 28th August, 18:00-20:00
Addaction, Lothian Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0HU

Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You
Thursday 29th August, 10:00-16:00
Thursday 5th September, 10:00-16:00
Queen’s Hotel, 160 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DU

PVG Bill Information Session 
Thursday 29th August, 10:30-13:00
Voluntary Action Angus, 5-7 The Cross, Forfar, DD8 1BX

Tayside Strategy For Parents - Stakeholders event
Tuesday 3rd September, 09:30-15:00
Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth

The FSI Small charities: transform your fundraising & governance
Wednesday 4th September, 09:45-16:30 
Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE

Sage & Thyme Workshop
Wednesday 4th September, 09:00-12:00
James Murray Education Unit, Murray Royal Hospital,Muirhall Rd, Perth PH2 7BH

Carers of Dundee 
Growth Mindset, Wednesday 4th September, 09:30-12:30
Carers Wellbeing, Monday 9th September, 13:00-15:30
Oral Health, Friday 13th September, 10:00
Dementia Friends, Thursday 19th September, 09:30-11:30
Epilepsy, Monday 23rd September, 09:30-15:00
Epilepsy for Young Carers, Saturday 28th September, 10:00-14:00
First Aid-Older People, Thursday 31st September, 14:00-17:00
Dundee Carers Centre, C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Am I ready to Retire? Pre-Retirement Seminar
Wednesday 4th September, 12:30-13:30
Thorntons Investments, Dundee

Deaf Action - Sound Sense Project Recruitment Open Day
Friday 9th September, 11:00-14:00
First Floor, Sangobeg House, 4 Francis St, Dundee DD3 8HH

Older People and Substance Use
Wednesday 11th September, 10:00-12:00
Dudhope Castle

Sensory Awareness Training
Tuesday 17th September, 09:30-16:00
Dundee Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

An Introduction to Multi Agency Child Care And Protection
Thursday 19th September, 09:30-13:00
Wednesday 16th October, 09:30-13:00
Friday 15th November, 09:30-13:00
Thursday 5th December, 09:30-13:00
Dudhope Castle

Women and Alcohol (in partnership with Tayside Council on Alcohol)
Thuesday 19th September, 13:30-17:00
Dudhope Castle

Dundee Careers Fair 
Friday 20th September, 10:00-14:00
Queens Hotel

Risk Assessment Workshops For Domestic Abuse 
Friday 20th September, 14:00-16:00
Dundee Women's Aid Offices, 45 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1PW

Costing Your Tender for Public Sector Contracts
Friday 20th September
The Gateway, Perth

Local Government and Public Health Reform - Delivering for communities
Monday 23rd September 2019, 9:30–15:30
COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarkets Yard, Edinburgh. EH12 5BH

Understanding Social Investment workshop 
Wednesday 25th September, 10:00-13:30
The Circle, 4-6 Staffa Place, Dundee, DD2 3SX
Social Enterprise
DSEN member shortlisted in Chamber Business Champion Awards

We're delighted to share that The Circle is one of six shortlisted organisations in the inaugural Chamber of Commerce awards which are now open to public voting until Friday 23rd August

The Circle exists to champion our community. By providing accommodation, facilities, consultancy and training we are enabling people and organisations to thrive in Dundee & Angus.

The Circle are supporting organisations who are addressing inequalities, exclusion and adversity while providing employment, growing income and launching innovative new programmes. If the aim of responsible business is to bring economic prosperity and opportunities by meeting and exceeding the requirements of our customers, then The Circle are championing that approach in Dundee & Angus and reaching the communities who need the region to deliver the most.

Take Part
Public invited to take part in Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation

People are being encouraged to attend engagement events as part of the consultation on proposals to redesign orthopaedic services in Tayside.
As part of its wider Transforming Tayside plans, NHS Tayside is proposing to make changes to where surgeons, doctors and nurses deliver orthopaedic surgery in the region, including planned operations and unplanned trauma operations.
People in Tayside are currently being consulted on the following clinically preferred proposal for orthopaedic services:
  • All UNPLANNED orthopaedic surgical trauma operations will be carried out at Ninewells Hospital. Patients who require further care will be transferred back to a suitable hospital closest to home within 48-72 hours after their unplanned surgery, as long as they are well enough.
  • Centres of excellence for PLANNED surgery, which is the most common type of orthopaedic surgery, will be established in Perth Royal Infirmary and continue at Stracathro Hospital. A centre of excellence is where expert health professionals work together to provide the very best specialist care and treatment for patients in a dedicated area or site.
  • More planned orthopaedic operations will be carried out in Perth Royal Infirmary and Stracathro Hospital, resulting in around 400 more operations per year and a reduction in waiting times.
The proposed redesign of orthopaedic services will create a service that allows NHS Tayside to deliver high quality care, respond to growing numbers of patients, reduce patient waiting times and make best use of our three acute hospital sites.
To ensure that our patients, their families, staff and members of the public have the chance to be involved and share their views on the proposals, NHS Tayside is holding public engagement events throughout August and September.
The Transforming Tayside public events will include special engagement sessions as part of the three-month public Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation, which runs until 31 October.
The wider Transforming Tayside public events are being held on the following dates:
  • Saturday, 24 August, 2019, between 10am and 12.30pm at North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace in Perth
  • Saturday, 7 September, 2019, between 10am and 12.30pm at Harris Academy, Perth Road in Dundee
  • Saturday, 28 September, 2019, between 10am and 12.30pm at Forfar Community Campus, Kirriemuir Road in Forfar
To register your interest in attending the public events or if you require assistance with travel, please contact 0800 783 6110 or email
Smaller community pop-up information stands for Shaping Orthopaedic Services, where people can find out more and give their feedback, will also take place across Tayside on the following dates:
  • Friday, 23 August, 10am to 12noon, reception area, Whitehills Community Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar
  • Monday, 26 August, 10am to 12noon, Ninewells Hospital, main concourse, level 7, Dundee
  • Monday, 2 September, 10am to 12noon, outpatient department, Arbroath Infirmary, in Angus
  • Tuesday, 3 September, 10am to 12noon, main foyer, Pitlochry Community Hospital
  • Tuesday, 3 September, 3pm to 6pm, main foyer, Crieff Community Hospital
  • Monday, 9 September, 2pm to 4.30pm, main foyer, St Margaret’s Community Hospital, Auchterader
  • Monday, 16 September, 2pm to 4.30pm, main foyer, Blairgowrie Community Hospital
  • Wednesday, 18 September, 10am to 12noon, reception area main entrance, Perth Royal Infirmary​
  • Thursday, 26 September, 3pm to 6pm, reception main block, Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee

More information about Transforming Tayside and Shaping Orthopaedic Services is available at People can also call 0800 7836110 or email for further information.

Child Healthy Weight: Improving the lives of children in Tayside

The Tayside Plan for Children,Young People and Families’ aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all children in Tayside.  Helping more children to have a healthy weight is an important part of this plan.

We want to find out what matters most to you so that we can all do the right things to help families be as healthy and happy as possible.
Please read our ‘Making a Child Healthy Weight Plan for Tayside’ leaflet for more information.

Between now and 30 September 2019 we will be asking for views from people across Tayside.

Please take a few minutes to complete our questionnaire – it can be completed online

If you need any further information or would like someone to come to a group to discuss child healthy weight then please email

The Dundee TSI newsletter reaches a readership across all sectors in Dundee. If you have a story, job vacancy or event that represents the great work you are doing we would like to hear and share them.
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Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee.

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