Vacancy – Administrator/Finance Assistant

Edinburgh Part Time 28 hours per week Salary £19,284-£20,871 pro rata Pension   We are looking for a well organised and enthusiastic person to join the head office team in Edinburgh to provide frontline staff and managers with excellent administrative support.  Excellent IT skills with experience of website and social media management are an important […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Opportunities for Volunteers

We have many different types of volunteer roles that support disabled learners and carers. We have local projects in areas such as Perth, Dundee, North Lanarkshire, Fife, Inverness, Moray and Edinburgh along with roles that also support to the wider organisation.  For more information and to see how you can get involved please contact Gail […]

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Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Volunteers required in Fife

We require volunteers for our Fife Learning Project Call Dawn on Telephone: 01333 360672 or Mobile: 07768 916460, alternatively you can email Learning Coordinator Dawn at drobb@lead.org.uk Would you like to make a difference to others and develop your own skills at the same time? Volunteers can help by sharing their skills!  We support disabled people […]

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Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Adult Achievement Awards

We love the Adult Achievement Awards because they are truly learner centred and are flexibly offered at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 6.  Over the next few months we’ll have had 54 learners (disabled people, carers and volunteers) registered for Awards, learning in one to one, or small group, settings.   It offers the possibility of gaining accreditation from prior informal and non formal learning, […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

What a year that was! Looking ahead to 2017-18

“With the right support and understanding I am able to achieve things.” (learner) In 2016-17 our dedicated team of staff and volunteers engaged and supported 291 learners to work towards 279 courses. Most of our work is one to one and small groups which has enabled people to flourish. Two thirds of learners started the action […]

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Posted: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

2016 at a Glance

Thanks to Jim Byrne Associates for putting together the following infographic for us to highlight all the great work which has been happening in the past year.

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Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017

Lead’s CEO at 2016 UNESCO conference, Paris

I had the enormous privilege of giving a presentation and being part of a panel session on the subject of, “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?” at the 2016 International UNESCO conference, “The challenge of the digital revolution for Non Government Organisations (NGOs)”.  Check out the conference programme for 12th to 14th December in Paris and tweets #ICNGO2016. One […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2016

New Fundraising Pack!

Hi it’s Amy here, one of the Fundraising Interns! Over the past week or so I have been creating (and redrafting and redrafting…) a Fundraising Pack to make it easier for people to raise money for Lead Scotland. The pack details some ideas as to how to raise money for Lead, as well as providing […]

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Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016

Lead’s 5th National Conference

Dame Anne Begg chaired Lead Scotland’s 5th national conference held on 9th June 2016, Perth UHI, which was attended by 100 cross sector delegates from as far as the Western Isles and the Midlands. We were delighted to have our conference opened with an encouraging speech by Shirley Anne Sommerville, MSP, the new minister for […]

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Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

I’m about 80-85% back to who I used to be

“I feel like I’m part of the world again.  Amy came into my life at exactly the right point.  I had been withdrawn and was frightened of people.  I had become anxious and experienced agoraphobia. The home visit was really important.  I would have had a lot of anxiety about going outside to meet anyone. […]

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Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016