Dundee’s Third Sector MatchUP Networking Event – Wednesday 28th February – Arrival from 9:45am for 10am start – 12pm finish

Do you work for a Third Sector organisation in Dundee? Would you like to learn about services available to you? Would you like the opportunity to meet other workers and volunteers in the sector, network and explore opportunities for collaboration?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then please join us to hear from a number of speakers about support and services available to your organisation as well as news and information for the Third Sector.


Dr Lynsay Pickering, Senior Careers Adviser, Careers Service, University of Dundee – Internship Programmes – Lynsay is a Senior Careers Adviser at the University of Dundee and works with students to help them navigate through the world of work. She will talk about their invaluable internship module which helps students engage with volunteering and work placements. If you have a project in mind that would benefit your organisation, one of our student interns could provide a fresh perspective. Hear about the benefits student interns have provided to host organisations and find out how you can get involved.

Beth Curzon, Good Governance Award Manager, Dundee Voluntary Action – The Good Governance Award has been developed to celebrate and promote the role of good organisational governance in the third sector. Through a fully supported evaluation process, this award helps organisations develop and enhance their policies and procedures. The Good Governance Award provides a clear, structured approach to critically assessing an organisation’s management. Once completed, organisations will have established governance processes that reflect current best practice and the award provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification.

Wendy Third, Senior Manager Health, Welfare Reform and Employability (Local Lead Single Gateway) – Funding has been pledged in Dundee for the new Single Health and Work Gateway to increase employability support for people living with disabilities and long term conditions – particularly mental health conditions. This service will support people to stay in work, support those who are off sick from work and support people with health conditions or disabilities back into work.

Wendy Taylor – Team Leader, Volunteering, Volunteer Dundee – Volunteer Friendly Award – The Volunteer Friendly Award is a quality standard designed by Volunteer Dundee to support groups to look at their volunteer management practices. The award aims to support volunteer involving organisations to identify what they do well, recognise what they would like to improve, develop an action plan to progress changes and develop a framework for managing volunteers

Following our speakers there will be an opportunity to ‘MatchUP’ and network with fellow attendees.

We look forward to welcoming you to what we believe will be an interesting and informative session. For more information and to book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dundees-third-sector-matchup-networking-event-tickets-42749249155 or contact lesleycaldwell@volunteerdundee.org.uk


‘Spotlight On: GDPR’ session – Thursday 8th March 2018 – 2pm to 4pm

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, replacing the current Data Protection Act 1998. This session, led by David Freeland, Senior Policy Officer with the Information Commissioner’s Office, will outline the enhanced data protection regime that all organisations will be required to adhere to from May 2018. It will also give attendees the opportunity to discuss questions they have about the use of personal information with the regulator and colleagues. Signposts will be given to relevant guidance and other supporting resources.
This session is suitable for anyone who works or volunteers in the Third Sector and works with personal information on a regular basis or are responsible for data protection compliance in their organisation.

From this informative and interactive session, participants will:
1) Gain understanding in the principles of the GDPR
2) Identify ways of demonstrating compliance with the GDPR
3) Be able to access guidance and other resources to help implement the GDPR in your organisation.

Dundee TSI ‘Spotlight On’ sessions are designed to share best practice, guidance and inspire their attendees.
Please note that due to limited numbers – organisations/groups will be restricted to two places each.
We are delighted to offer this as a free event however please note that non-attendance or non-cancellation 48 hours prior to event there will be a charge of £10 per person.

For more information and to book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spotlight-on-gdpr-tickets-42860938220 or contact lesleycaldwell@volunteerdundee.org.uk