Magpie is an environmental social enterprise operated by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) the Third Sector Interface. Magpie is committed to supporting local communities through the provision of volunteering and work placement opportunities within our charity retail outlets in Inverurie and Banchory.
Deputy Manager (Ref: MDM01)
£28,500/annum – 35 hrs
You will be an energetic and motivated individual with a track record in delivering excellent customer service, visual merchandising and supervisory management within the retail sector. You will be based in our Inverurie store, with responsibility for supporting the Magpie Manager in all aspects of the Magpie’s retail operation across Aberdeenshire
1 x Inverurie (Ref: MSA02) / 1 x Banchory (Ref: MSA03)
£14,284/annum pro rata – 28 hrs
Our stores in Inverurie and Banchory are busy and you can expect to be handling, sorting, displaying and selling a wide range of donated goods. You will have previous retail experience and can demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. You will be self-motivated, flexible and committed to working as part of a team.
To request application pack please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the job reference for the position you are interested in applying for.
Applications Close: 10am on 5th December 2016
Registered in Scotland as a Charity No. SC014223 and Company Limited by Guarantee No. 13734
Thanks to all the volunteers who came along to our monthly meeting on Friday morning…
A few notes will follow…
First though a big thankyou to 12 volunteers who came along to the defibrillator awareness session on Tuesday with Donald Montgomery of Scottish Ambulance Service. I think we all found it very helpful…Donald is a good contact to have, and will do further sessions, including CPR training if we want, for both volunteers and anyone else in the community
The Community Trust is a new idea. Community Trusts are growing in Scotland. you can watch a wee film about one such Trust here: What is a Development Trust
It is made up of members/Supporters, who control it through a Board of Directors or trustees. Sounds complicated? Its not.
You simply join (No fee) and you will be asked what you think, what should happen and you will have a great opportunity to get involved in our community with new ideas and projects to make this an even better place to live.
We have been making a difference in Balmedie, We have planned and opened the SAND BOTHY at Balmedie country park. We have supported and nurtured, Belhelvie Banter, Helped keep our Christmas Lights, supported and assisted, Potterton Community Group with path project, and all their community consultation and coordinated the installation of local defibrillators.
Can we do more? Yes…. We can do it together.
Lets do this as a community: just go HERE to download and fill in the form (legally, we require this because we are a charity.) Its that simple.
BCT Membership Application
We are a member of the Development Trust Association Scotland.
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) are holding a Public Information Event in relation to the connection of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm to the electricity network next week.
This will be an informal open-door event where local residents and interested parties will have an opportunity to view our plans and speak to the team developing the project.
Date – Nov 17th
Location – The White Horse Inn, Balmedie (Function Room)
Time – 15:00 – 19:00
If you know of anyone that would like to come along but would struggle to get to Balmedie, please ask them to contact Lesley of SSE directly and they will arrange transportation for them.
Community Liaison Manager
Transmission Land and Communities
T: +44(0)1738 455115 M: +44(0)7876 837490
Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ
The local Mid Formartine Fairtrade group which covers Balmedie, Belhelvie, and areas up to Oldmeldrum, have their annual fair trade sale at Pitmedden next week.
This is always a great visit. A warm welcome awaits. Huge range of crafts, cards and gifts along with delicious foods. All ethically sourced
Well worth a visit.
Exploring Volunteer Practice – Inclusive Volunteering Online Training
These sessions are free of charge and open to anyone who has an interest in Inclusive Volunteering. Research indicates that people who are at risk of experiencing exclusion can benefit from volunteering. We know, however, that many people face barriers to becoming a volunteer. As we start to consider how to support and encourage more inclusive volunteering, this session is an opportunity to share the challenges faced by volunteer managers in making volunteering accessible for all people.
- Thursday 24th November 2016 – 10am – 11am
- Thursday 8th December 2016 – 11am – 12noon
For more information on all our training courses visit the Volunteer Scotland website at: http://tinyurl.com/jtbk92y or contact them by e-mail at: email@example.com or call 01786 479593.