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Vacant Property Refurbishment Service – Positive Steps

Within our community we have individuals and families who are homeless or who are under threat of homelessness.

There are also vacant properties in need of repair or refurbishment .  Positive Step’s Vacant Property Service can bring these properties back in to the rental sector and provide properties to the most vulnerable in our communities.

Landlords can be faced with financial responsibilities and vacant assets.   Charges and taxes continue in vacant properties without any income , repairs cannot be made. Positive Steps can help Landlords change these properties in to homes and provide more much needed homes

Positive Steps provide refurbishment up to the value of £3000  and in return use the property  for their Supported Accommodation Service without rental charges until refurbishment has been recouped.

This can be cost effective for Landlords as they are no longer faced with costs of an empty property as well as a unused asset.

For more information contact

Phone: 01382 561822

E-mail us: janereid@positivesteps.org.uk

Website: www.PSIScotland.org.uk

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Dundee TSI committed to excellence!

Dundee TSI committed to excellence!
We are delighted to announce that Dundee Third Sector Interface (partnership between Volunteer DundeeDVA Dundee and Dundee Social Enterprise Network) has been recognised by Quality Scotland as ‘Committed to Excellence’.

This partnership fulfils the aims of Third Sector Interfaces: to develop and support social enterprises; to develop and support voluntary organisations in their local areas; and to promote and support volunteering. Read more here

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Job Opportunity – Business Developer

 

 

 

 

 

Business Developer

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

  • Delivering a scoping, planning and social impact study into the potential for a funeral service in Dundee.
  • Writing a 3 year business plan.
  • Create the Performance measures based on the outcomes to be included in the financial case for a new social enterprise model to form the basis of a stage 2 funding application later in 2017.
  • Prepare the application information for the Stage 2 Social Innovation Fund application.

For further information please see below or contact us on admin@dundeesen.org 

 Business Developer JD description 

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DSEN’s June Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter released!

Click on the following link: DSEN June Newsletter 2017

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The Wise Group wins Business Excellence Award!

THE WISE GROUP WINS THE TOP PRIZE AT THE SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE ORGANISED BY QUALITY SCOTLAND

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Building on previous success, The Wise Group, a leading social enterprise in Scotland and the north east of England, secured the Scottish Award for Business Excellence 2017. The award from Quality Scotland was based on a rigorous assessment of business practices and achievements using the European Foundation for Quality Management’s (EFQM) business excellence framework. The organisation also won the award in 2015 demonstrating its sustained and continued focus on excellence. In addition to the top award, the Wise Group also won another three awards: EFQM’s Recognised for Excellence 5 star award; a good practice award for Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity; and a good practice award for Managing with Agility.

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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.

EFQM was established as a European excellence model and is now recognised globally. Businesses regardless of size, industry and sector use the model to plan and deliver excellence, and benchmark results with others. EFQM is launching a new Global Excellence Index which will feature all award winning organisations.

“Achieving these awards demonstrates our commitment to excellence. Through inspirational leadership, our ability to translate vision into service delivery and our passionate and committed team, we are able to manage change in an increasingly challenging environment. Our customers and partners can be confident in our ability to continually improve and develop high quality innovative services which have real impact on society.” (Jacqui Hepburn, Deputy Chief Executive)

EFQM is recognised across the private, public and third sectors. The achievement of these awards by the Wise Group signifies the crucial role the third sector plays in the delivery of high quality services. It will be more important than ever for organisations to change and adapt to provide effective, efficient and valued services aligned to customer needs.

 

For further information contact Chris Seely on 07710 250 189

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