We are currently seeking a full-time Policy Engagement Officer. We would love to hear from you if this role excites you and matches your skills and experience. Closing date for applications is 9.00 am, Monday 5th July 2021. VHS is Scotland’s leading intermediary and network for the voluntary … [Read more...] about VHS is recruiting: Policy Engagement Officer
In a new briefing VHS tells the story of how its research has enabled the third sector to influence the policy and practice surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in Scotland. By December 2020 the Covid-19 vaccine programme was getting underway, as the NHS rolled out the Pfizer and Astra … [Read more...] about Influencing the equitable delivery of the Covid vaccine
VHS is seeking the approval of its Full Members, by Special Resolution, to replace the charity’s existing constitution with a new one. The new constitution is designed to serve our membership better, strengthen our governance, reflect our obligations under company and charity law, and ensure we have … [Read more...] about VHS calls on its Members to vote
Organisational strategies are not always the most exciting thing to share and people can be cynical about their value, but I'd really like you to look at our new one and tell me what you think. Don't worry, it's small but perfectly formed, it won't take you long to read. When we published our last … [Read more...] about Claire’s blog: what’s in a strategy?
Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate, has written formally to the Chairs of Health Boards to draw their attention to VHS's Clear Pathway Guidance. Professor Leitch's letter was sent to Chairs, Chief Executives and … [Read more...] about Scottish Government issues Clear Pathway guidance to Health Boards
Can you spare five minutes to tell us how you involve volunteers in NHS settings in Scotland? You can help us to complete our data collection for Clear Pathway by completing our short Survey Monkey. This invitation is to any charity, voluntary or community organisation, social enterprise or housing … [Read more...] about Help complete picture of third sector volunteering in health
The Scottish Government has commissioned VHS to carry out a scoping exercise to inform the development of a national Community Link Workers programme. This is to honour the SNP 2016 election manifesto pledge: ‘Scotland’s most deprived communities need additional support, so we will recruit at least … [Read more...] about VHS study – scoping community links workers