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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: 

DVA and Volunteer Dundee

DVA is delighted to announce that Eric Knox has been appointed as CEO of a rebranded DVA incorporating Volunteer Dundee. He will take up the position on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the third and statutory sector and will be a huge asset to the organisation going forward. 
Eric is looking forward to his role in the newly branded organisation, working to bring the two organisations together, for the target date.
DVA Board wish to thank Christine Lowden for her dedication to DVA and the people of Dundee and wish her well in her retirement.  

Dundee Social Enterprise Network 

We are sad to say that Julie Farr Chief Executive of DSEN has very recently moved on to a new role nearer her home in Fife.
Angus and Susan will still be available however to assist with any queries.  As an interim measure some of our Board members will also be available.  Fergus Storrier will be assisting with member support, Beverley Gibb will be working and connecting with the Third Sector Interface and Derek Marshall will take care of organisational matters.

This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

Dial-OP & GO Project Worker

Community Engagement Development Officer

Public Social Partnership (PSP) Co-ordinator 

Finance Manager 

Children's ADHD Specialist Educator 

DEAP Administrator and Outreach Youth Workers 

ARK Housing Association Support Workers 

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 

Family Sustainment Service 

Launched in April of this year, the Family Sustainment Service aims to support families in private rented accommodation who are having financial difficulties and have or are at risk of accruing rent arrears.

Living with poverty can make family life very hard. Parenting can be stressful and without financial resources, it can feel like an uphill struggle for our families. When poverty is combined with poor mental health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol problems, trauma from your own childhood and/or learning disabilities then the ability to hold a family together can feel almost impossible.

Working in partnership with the DWP, Dundee City Council, Shelter and Safe Deposit Scotland, the purpose of this service is to support these families, ensure Landlords receive all monies due to them and to ultimately prevent homelessness and the trauma that goes with this.

Having already successfully helped over 10 families, we are now looking to accept new referrals and as such would be grateful if you could circulate our information to all of your team.

Unfortunately, financial hardship is a growing problem, however, we hope that by working in collaboration with agencies such as yourselves, we can get the help and support to these families which will prevent them from sadly becoming a financial burden to their Landlord.

Sara Edwards
Family Support Practitioner

Claire Miller
Service Co-ordinator
Family Sustainment Service
01382 828372 –

Action for Children, 7 St Clements Terrace, Dundee, DD3 9PF

Dundee Museum of Transport 

Dundee Museum of Transport is seeking applications from dynamic individuals with the appropriate skills and experience to become the next Chair of Dundee Museum of Transport. Experience of working in a strategical and collaborative way in the third sector and a passion for heritage is essential. Knowledge of museums and transport collections is desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and utilise your skills to grow a successful small museum and take part in shaping its future. For more information about the museum visit

To apply: Please send an expression of interest together with a C.V. to: Mr Peter Webber, Acting-Chair, or by post to Mr Peter Webber, Dundee Museum of Transport, Unit 10 Market Mews, Market Street, Dundee, DD1 3LA by Sunday 8th September 2019. 

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.

 Whitfield Kinship Care Partnership
From Friday 16th August weekly, 09:30-11:30
101 Whitfield Drive

Child Protection and Disability Practitioner Course 
Monday 19th August, 13:00-16:00
Dudhope Castle

Coffee and Conversation: Learning from Lived Experience, People, Partnerships and Planning for Involvement 
Wednesday 21st August, 10:00-12:00
Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

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 

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

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

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

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

Recovery Friendly Dundee aims to support everyone in their local community by raising awareness of the wider issues and stigma faced by people in recovery.

Based on your experience, what do you think needs to happen for Dundee to be a Recovery Friendly City?

We are looking for individuals and groups across Dundee to get involved by answering the above question via our survey. As well as this we encourage you to do this creatively such as through photography, art, drama, dance, music, poetry or you can simply tell us what you think in the best way for you. We are able to provide support to help you take part – just get in touch.
This is not a one-off consultation - we will be looking to showcase what everyone has produced at an event around June next year and will be looking to build ongoing relationships with you to help take actions towards Dundee becoming a Recovery Friendly City.

We will be approaching a range of groups and organisations across Dundee over the next few months but to make sure we don’t miss you – please e-mail or call 01382 435854 if you are interested in getting involved!

Dundee Taxi Consultation: Dundee Council follows a policy of limiting the number of taxi licenses across the city. This means the Council are required to undertake regular surveys of passenger demand to ensure the limit set is at the correct level. Jacobs (formally CH2M)  has been commissioned by Dundee City Council to carry out an independent study of taxi and private hire operations in Dundee.
Glasgow Caledonian University study: Are you a regular drinker? Have you experienced a traumatic event? We would like to speak to men and women over the age of 18 as part of a study at Glasgow Caledonian University. The aim of the study is to interview people who drink about how they believe alcohol affects memory, and how these beliefs may affect their alcohol use. This will help researchers better understand the relationship between alcohol and mental health, helping improve treatment for people who are experiencing psychological trauma. Interviews take place on a one-to-one basis in a private room, both in Glasgow and Dundee. Your identity will remain anonymous and all volunteers will recieve a £10 Amazon voucher. For more information, please email 

Children in Scotland: Co-Convenor of the CPG on Children and Young People. We are looking for a group of up to 4 children and young people aged 8-25 to take on this role to trial having a group of children and young people become young co-convenors for the group. If you have questions or would like to not your interest please get in touch with Chris Ross, & Sarah Paterson, by Wednesday 21st August. 
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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