Project and Outcomes Assistant CheckIn Works and Giraffe Trading

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Organisation information

CheckIn Works and Giraffe Trading

Charity registered in Scotland SC041642

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

We believe everyone has the right to work. Our key purpose is to tackle the social alienation and inequalities faced by those experiencing a range of significant barriers, through the provision of supportive training and employment placements within a variety of social businesses. We offer socially inclusive work and learning related support to over 60 individuals per year. Our clients are often young people who experience learning and physical disabilities, enduring mental health issues and sensory impairments. We seek to challenge oppressive stereotypes about people with protected characteristics who often experience loneliness and exclusion from the social and economic community they live in. Our passion lies within inspiring people to achieve new and sustainable personal and work goals. To achieve this, we recruit and train local support volunteers to provide critically important 1-to-1 and group support in our enterprise settings alongside our staff trainers.
Job number
Time of attendance
Site open Mon - Friday from 8-5. Shifts would cover busy times or gaps in staffing. We try to vary the hours so that the candidiate is given two consecutive days off where possible.
No of references
Not supplied
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)
£6.15 to £8.21, depending on age

Job description

You’ll assist in making sure that the site is maintained to a high standard and be passionate and enthused by people.

This role is mainly concerned with the delivery of projects and activities. To this end, you'll be helping with the planning, organisation and running of these activities. In addition, you'll be a part of the team that takes care of the site - including general maintenance of the building and garden (with support). It is important to make sure that all is safe and ready for our trainees and volunteers to attend and enjoy activities.

Some of our activities include:

-A bicycle group

- A walking Group

- Peer Mentoring

- Cooking Groups

- Furniture upcycling and fabrics

- Lifeskills, peer-mentoring and others....

You may also be required to help support activities that take place off site - such as biking, canoeing or archery. We often work with partners to facilitate on away day for our trainees.

You’ll also assist new trainees and volunteers with site inductions and support and help them to make the most of their time with us at CheckIn or Giraffe. You’ll be expected to interact with the public on occasion, answering questions and helping to direct them to the correct part of the organisation, or help out with the set up and attendance of awareness-raising events when needed.

Recording and evaluating outcomes to ensure the success of a project will be a part of this role too (with support).

Good personal time management is key - a commitment to attend during agreed working hours essential.

Person specification

Friendly, patient person.

A passion for working with people and being creative or active.

Be a willing team member and contribute to effective team working.

An ability to retain and process information for reports and evaluation.

Be prepared to ask questions and seek help from other staff, volunteers and trainees (you will be given support during your induction period)

Be able to promote and demonstrate at all times the principles of equality and diversity in the workplace.

Be polite and respectful to all the team - as we will be to you.

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - can start subject to a successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership