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Organisation: Midlothian Voluntary Action


Salary: £23,232 pro-rata


Salary info: 10.5 hours per week. Fixed Term 27.05.13 to 13.12.13


Job Type: Part time




We are seeking an experienced individual to develop the use of social media in the Midlothian Third Sector.  Candidates must have demonstrable track record of using social media, and an ability to train a wide range of people.


Organisation profile:


Midlothian Voluntary Action is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity, and is set up to serve the needs of, and represent the local voluntary sector throughout Midlothian, to support and assist organisations in coming together for common purposes, and to enable local people to gain access to decision making processes which affect their community.


Application notes:


Closing date: 12 April 13   Interview date: 23 April 13


For application pack contact: 0131 663 9471 or email


Additional details:


Registered Charity SC008286








Health in Mind                   


Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland










The Orchard Centre Services, which have an established and experienced staff team, offer a range of innovative services and supports for people with mental health difficulties living in Midlothian.



Substance Misuse/Mental Health Project Worker



Hours:        18 hours per week (fixed term – 1 year)

Salary:       AP4 Pt 27-£22,332 pa (pro-rata)

Location:    Bonnyrigg

We are looking for someone with passion and drive who can help us to further develop this exciting Midlothian project. The postholder, who will be based in Bonnyrigg, will have experience of working in the mental health and/or substance misuse field, the ability to work in a small team within a larger integrated staff team, relevant social care qualifications and a flexible, creative approach to working.



Closing date:        Tuesday 16th April 2013


Interview date:     Wednesday 24th April 2013


Enquiries further to reading the information pack to:  Gaynor McTighe, Assistant Manager or Joe Pamphilon, Senior Project Worker on 0131 663 1616.


For an application pack, please visit or email/ telephone /0131 225 8508


This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.






Registered charity no SC004128







Freelance / contracted sessional playworkers sought for summer 2013
(£8.50 per hour freelance)
Midlothian Association of Play (MAP) provides summer playschemes in Midlothian. MAP has funding from Children in Need to deliver playschemes across Woodburn, Gorebridge and Mayfield over the summer holiday 2013. Playschemes are set up to enable children’s right to play and to ensure that children can meet with friends and enjoy a wide range of play opportunities during their holiday. Play opportunities will be largely outdoors, with indoor facilities available, and will include, e.g., sand and water, art materials, messy play, dressing up clothes, and ‘loose parts’ to encourage all sorts of play.
MAP also has funding from Communities and Families at Big Lottery Fund to put additional playworker cover into the summer playschemes, to enable even more children to attend. These additional funds can only be used for freelance/contracted in time, not employees of MAP.
Therefore in addition to the staff team recently recruited, MAP is seeking playworkers who are freelance (self-employed), or who MAP could buy in from their usual employer (e.g. via an after school club, playgroup, playscheme, etc). The purpose of the playworker role is to provide ‘free play’ opportunities for children aged 5-12, both indoors and outdoors, as part of a team alongside MAP staff and volunteers. Playworkers will support children to play in their own way, with their own ideas, for their own reasons.
Please note that:
 Under these arrangements holiday pay and employer’s NI would not be paid by MAP – a total of £8.50 per hour worked is available to be paid either directly to the self-employed person or to the organisation providing the playworker (upon sending MAP an invoice).
 In the case of an organisation supplying playworker(s), that organisation will pay the tax, employer’s NI and holiday pay for their employee(s) as relevant.
 In the case of self-employed people, evidence will be required by MAP that a person is set up as self-employed with HMRC for tax purposes.
 The self employed person / organisation supplying the playworker will be required to have relevant insurance in place, as MAP’s insurance does not cover contracters.
There are not guaranteed hours for people joining the team to cover the sessions, but the rota would be planned in advance and dates of working finalised before the start of the summer.
If offered the role as a self-employed person, you would be required to join the new Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (which replaces the Enhanced Disclosure criminal record check) if not already a member. The role is subject to the Scheme Record accessed prior to the work commencing. If you are an organisation wishing to supply playworkers, MAP would need to see the PVG record/Disclosure record for that member of staff before hours could be offered.
To find how to apply for the opportunity, please contact MAP on 0131 663 2243 or email or
The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 2nd May 2013