Our Chief Executive, Claire Stevens, is retiring at the end of March 2024, after a highly successful period of 12 years leading VHS. Under Claire’s leadership, VHS’s reputation has grown as a highly influential national intermediary for the voluntary health sector across Scotland. VHS are now … [Read more...] about Could you be our next Chief Executive?
Date: Thursday 30th November 2023 Time: 12.30 – 15.15 Place: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR What: Networking lunch, followed by the AGM and then The Big Debate, Shaping the Future of our Health and Care Who: All VHS members are most welcome How to … [Read more...] about Everything you need for the VHS AGM on 30th November 2023
Could you be our new Policy Engagement Lead? Kimberley Somerside has set a high bar as the current post-holder for the past two years but now she is moving on, so we are on the hunt for a worthy successor. The deadline for applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 13th November 2023, so if you think this … [Read more...] about VHS is recruiting a Policy Engagement Lead
A message to all our Full Member Organisations. We're looking for five new people from our membership community to join our board as elected members, so we are inviting nominations. To apply, you need to send us your completed VHS Elected Directors Nomination Form 2023 by 9.00 am on Thursday … [Read more...] about Inviting nominations to the VHS Board
Voluntary Health Scotland’s long standing Chief Executive, Claire Stevens is to retire in Spring 2024 after nearly 12 years of leading Scotland’s national intermediary and network for voluntary health organisations. Announcing the news, Claire Stevens said, “My job at VHS is incredibly … [Read more...] about VHS Chief Executive Claire Stevens to retire in Spring 2024
VHS is recruiting our first Communications and Membership Officer, an exciting new role which will sit at the heart of our staff team. Hours: 21 a week Salary: £30,723 pro rata Location: 18 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP. Flexibility with remote working Benefits: include 23 days leave annually … [Read more...] about Could you be our new Communications and Membership Officer?
On 30th January 2023 the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee joined with 37 representatives from community and third sector organisations to hear about their experiences of community planning. The event was co-produced and co-facilitated by the Committee, Voluntary … [Read more...] about Has community planning made a difference?
Would you like to contribute to the future of research in the field of dance for dementia? Are you interested in engaging in dance activities? Are you a person living with dementia, carer, family member, dancer, dance organisation, researcher, policy maker or student? Then this is the project for … [Read more...] about Opportunity to contribute to research into dance and dementia
My name is Leanne McBride, and I am a peer support facilitator working for Yoker Community Campus with the Chance 2 Change group, which comprises people from Drumchapel and surrounding communities in Glasgow. Chance 2 Change is an expert reference group for the Scottish Government supporting the … [Read more...] about Leanne’s blog: see me, listen, be honest, help me understand
VHS welcomes the report Tackling health inequalities in Scotland published by the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on 28th September 2022. VHS’s contributions to the Inquiry are referred to a number of times during the report. We are pleased to have made a significant … [Read more...] about VHS insights into Tackling Health Inequalities in Scotland