Autumn 21 newsletter

Autumn 21 newsletter

Our latest newsletter has been posted to over 400 clients and volunteers. It included a survey on our services and activities, and a leaflet from...

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July 2021 newsletter

July 2021 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, and features another memoir, along with a recipe, from John Shackleton of Portlethen gardening group. There's also a...

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Our Spring 2021 newsletter

Our Spring 2021 newsletter

Our latest newsletter has been sent to over 300 clients and volunteers! Along with this edition they also got a packet of seeds to hopefully bring...

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Newsletter issue 5

Newsletter issue 5

Our latest newsletter has a wee bit of a Scottish theme, with a Burns-inspired painting, poem and quiz, and a classic shortbread recipe. There's...

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A festive newsletter!

A festive newsletter!

Our latest newsletter is a celebration of the festive season, with childhood memories, a quick clootie dumpling recipe and 6 pages of...

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Newsletter 3

Newsletter 3

There's a distinct autumnal feel to our latest newsletter, which highlights our walking and gardening groups. We've also included a smiddy loaf...

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Newsletter 2

Newsletter 2

Our latest edition of the newsletter has been sent out to our clients. It includes donation news, guest articles and a quiz on chocolate! To...

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Launch of the MCHLN newsletter!

Launch of the MCHLN newsletter!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first newsletter! It's a mix of articles from volunteers and clients, as well as information about...

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Some of our Portlethen gardening group members hard at work yesterday planting a variety of bulbs from One Seed Forward, who kindly shared the donation they received from Dobbies. Thank you! 🌱🌼🌷 ... See MoreSee Less
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Project Coordinator Job VacancyThe RolePart Time Project Coordinator• Do you enjoy working with older people?• Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills?• Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of older people, supporting them to live well at home and remain connected in their communities?• Then we want to hear from you!Salary and Benefits£13.69 per hour – 24-28 hours per week.4 weeks annual leave and 12 public holidays pro rata. An additional day’s leave for each full year of employment, up to a maximum of 5 days.8% of gross salary Employer Pension contributions to a personal pension.About UsMearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network is a local charity which has been providing activities, services and support to maintain and improve the health and well-being of older people for 20 years. Based in Laurencekirk, the organisation delivers a range of community-based services across Kincardine and Mearns which support older people to live well in their communities. We also deliver a range of groups and activities to combat social isolation and loneliness and to maintain and improve physical health and mental wellbeing. We want our services and activities to be inclusive and are continuing to develop and expand our support for people living with dementia. We aim to support people to remain involved in their local communities for as long as possible and to contribute to the well-being of those communities. Our services and activities are all delivered with help from the Network’s team of fantastic volunteers, the majority of whom are older people themselves, and who are a vital part of the organisation.About the RoleAs Project Coordinator you will be an experienced and motivated individual, joining a small, friendly staff team who are committed to making a difference to the lives of older people, including those living with dementia.You will be experienced in organising, facilitating and leading a variety of community-based groups, providing meaningful opportunities for older people to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing.A self-confessed “people person”, you will be able to engage and consult with a range of stakeholders to identify new opportunities for service growth, and be able to listen, encourage and motivate people to be involved in their local communities.Ideally you will have experience of supporting and managing volunteers, including identifying volunteering opportunities, and be able to assist with the recruitment, induction and ongoing support of our fantastic team of volunteers.Working closely with the Manager, staff team and Board of Trustees, you will support the day to day running of the organisation. This may include compiling reports and taking part in evaluation processes to monitor the effectiveness of our services and activities, as well as identifying funding streams, development opportunities and partnerships to expand and promote the aims and services of the organisation.This post involves regulated work, and the preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to confirmation of employment.What Will You Do?• Work with group members, volunteers and partner agencies to support and develop existing activities, including social gardening groups, health walks and a group for people living with dementia. To actively participate in these activities as required.• Organise, coordinate and facilitate regular groups and activities. Working with group members, volunteers, Support Worker and Administrative Assistant to plan activities, arrange transport, organise volunteer rotas and book venues.• Lead on planned outings, providing support and assistance to group members and volunteers. Complete risk assessments and ensure activities comply with current Health and Safety protocols.• Provide support and supervision to volunteers. Assist in the recruitment, induction and training process of volunteers, including PVGs, and identify new volunteering opportunities. • Support the development of our recruitment, training and support structure for volunteers, and assist in the attainment of the Volunteer Friendly Award.• Identify projects, development opportunities and potential partnerships to expand and promote the activities and aims of the organisation.• Engage and consult with clients, group members, volunteers and other stakeholders to develop and expand our range of services, support and groups, in response to identified need.• Assist in the identification of funding streams, support the Manager and Funding Committee with applications and support the development of systems to gather evidence for evaluations and monitoring.• Compile regular reports as needed, and attend Board, office, volunteer and multiagency meetings as required.• Comply with all organisational policies and procedures.• Support and cover for the Manager and all other staff as required, and take on other reasonable activities and responsibilities as instructed by the Manager and Board.For further information and an informal chat, call Jane Mitchell, Manager, on 07769 609159.To apply, please download an application form and person specificaton at: mchln.org.uk/projectcoordinator.zip. Closing date for applications 31st January 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks to Royal Mail for their super speedy service this week, getting 400 of our festive newsletters out to clients and volunteers around Kincardine & Mearns! The online version can be downloaded at mchln.org.uk/newsletterxmas21.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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What a great facility to have on our doorstep! Members and volunteers from our Past Times group had a lovely morning at The Montrose Playhouse on Monday, watching 42nd Street and enjoying a cuppy and fine piece in the Reel Cafe Bar. We'll keep an eye on the screen memories film schedule, and be back for another visit! ... See MoreSee Less
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