17 January 2019Job vacancy for Well-being Coordinator
Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators
14 hours per week
£23,429 pro rata (plus pension contribution)
Fixed Term Contract: maximum 14 months
5 posts available; one in each of
Hoy; Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre; Sanday; Shapinsay; Stronsay.
We are looking for 5 skilled and highly motivated individuals to work collaboratively with the project team to build capacity in the island’s community to reinforce and enhance existing community led well-being services.
You should have knowledge of community issues, experience of collaborative work and have good communication and interpersonal skills.
The successful applicants will be based at the office of the relevant island Development Trust and the majority of the work will be island based although some travel to Kirkwall may be required from time to time.
The employer will be the relevant Island Development Trust but the post holder is expected to work collaboratively with other Island Co-ordinators, and with the Project Manager and Evaluator, based at VAO.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019
If you have questions about these opportunities please contact Rosalind Aitken, Project Manager, at Rosalind.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01856 872897;
Application packs can be downloaded from www.vaorkney.org.uk, by contacting or visiting the VAO office or by contacting or visiting the relevant Development Trust.
Completed applications should be submitted to Hannah Ker, HR Development Worker.
01 January 2019Your Island Your Choice 2
Applications Now Open!!!
Do you have an idea that will make Stronsay a better place for everyone, under one of these themes:
Work and Local Economics,
Housing and Communities,
Influence and Engagement.
Do you need up to £5,563 to put your idea into action?
If the answer is “YES”! Then this could be your opportunity to make your idea happen!
VAO has been awarded funding from the Community Choices Fund to deliver the Your Island Your Choice 2 small grants programme - in which each of the island communities decide for themselves which projects are needed on their island.
Who can apply?
Any community/voluntary group, even informal groups can apply for funding up to £5,563
You don’t have to come from an existing group or constituted organisation to apply for funds but all the activities have to happen in Stronsay to benefit your community
Your ideas need to meet at least one of the identified themes
Your project must benefit as many people as possible
Your project must help make Stronsay a better place for everyone
How to Apply?
If your idea fits in with the identified themes, the community will vote for their favourite projects at an event to be held in Stronsay on Saturday 2nd March 2019. At that event you will be required to do a short 2 to 3 minute presentation to your community about your project/activity, the community will then vote to decide which applicants should receive funding.
Applications can be found online, via the Limpet, Stronsay Development Trust website, in hard copy from post office and shops.
Deadline for applications is: Friday 15th February
If you need assistance in completing this form, please contact a member of the Steering group
Richard Seeber, Shirley Whiteman, Ian Cooper, Scott Daily, Alison Fraser, Robert Askey, Anna Bliss-Davis
26 November 2018Plastic Recycling Skip Arrival
The Waste Team at the Stronsay Recycling Centre have been working with OIC and Stronsay Community Council and are excited to announce that Stronsay will soon have a Plastic Recycling Skip as part of a 12- month Trial which, with community support could become permanent.
To make this trial a success we need your help in following some clear instructions when using the skip.
1. Please make sure your bottles are empty – No liquids
2. Please make sure your bottles are rinsed
3. Please remove their tops and put those in the normal rubbish
4. There must be a number 1 or 2 on the bottom (HDPE or PET can be recycled)
The Skip will be located behind the current glass, metal, paper skip next to Ebenezer Stores.
The Waste team located at the Recycling Centre at Woods yard will be available for any questions or to offer any assistance from the 1st December Monday-Friday 9am- 12pm