As part of our resilient communities programme and new community offering.
Firestarter events that will ignite your creativity and spark your aptitude for innovation and enterprise.
January 29th – Feb 9th 2018 Firestarter Events
A series of free events that inspire, engage and facilitate communities or system shakers to take action with regards to opening conversation around public services, enterprising the change stakeholders want to make happen for Scotland.
Firestarter events are run under the banner of Scottish Government as part of their wider engagement strategy.
The Circle is working with various stakeholders to deliver an ongoing, “Resilient Communities” Programme in partnership with UnLtd* as part of enabling sustainable change and empowerment for action across communities of Dundee City.
For more information click The Circle’s Resilient Communities Programme
The team here at Dundee SEN has been temporarily expanded as we host 2 members of staff on behalf of the Funeral Poverty Action Group. Margaret Clark and Diane Cameron are funded via the Social Innovation Fund with a remit to explore the challenges of Funeral Poverty and to investigate whether the social enterprise model could provide a solution here in Dundee.
They’re keen to connect locally with groups who’d be willing to engage in an awareness raising workshop on the cost and types of funeral and also with individuals who’ve experienced financial challenges in relation to the funeral of loved one. To find out more, please get in touch – Margaret@dundeesen.org on 01382 504848 or Diane@dundeesen.org on 07889 720171.
Mr. Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work is visiting Dundee to celebrate the Wise Group becoming the 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland and to highlight the importance of the Living Wage in the Scottish and local economies.
The Wise Group has been transforming lives through social enterprise since 1983. Supporting over 50,000 people a year we make a positive difference to people, communities and society by helping customers gain new skills and employment, reducing re-offending, regenerating communities and tackling fuel poverty. We have a clear understanding of the type of support our customers need and have a proven track record of providing both innovative and high quality services. The Wise Group delivers results by working closely with stakeholders and partners.
The Living Wage commitment confirms that all Wise Group staff receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum wage for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Mr Keith Brown said:
“The Living Wage is set at £8.45 an hour, so it’s fitting that I’m here to celebrate the Wise Group becoming the 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland. This proven investment in people leads to increased productivity and reduced staff absence, while sending a strong signal about fairness to your organisation’s stakeholders, and I applaud Wise for recognising its value.
“As well as setting a great example to other businesses, and in particular other social enterprise’s across Scotland, this achievement marks another positive milestone on our journey towards having 1,000 Living Wage accredited employers by autumn 2017.”
Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group said
‘The Wise Group culture focuses on ensuring that all our staff feel valued and recognised. We have chosen to pay the living wage as an important part of our investment in our people. I believe that other Scottish employers and their employees would also see wider benefits from adopting it’
Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said
‘The Poverty Alliance congratulates Wise Group for becoming our 845th accredited Living Wage employer in Scotland. There is a long way to go to address in-work poverty for the estimated 467,000 low-paid people in Scotland. Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers like Wise
Group that choose to go further than the government minimum, signalling to staff, customers and other companies that Living Wage is part of their core values’
Salary: £36,000 pro rata p.a.
Application deadline: 26th July 2017
This post is a fixed term contract starting on 7th August 2017 and ending on 8th December 2017. Based in the DSEN office at Factory Skatepark. The post holder will work with the Project Co-ordinator and the university researcher to develop the plans.
Role and Responsibilities
For further information please see below or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org