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SCVO The Gathering 2019

SureCert were delighted to attend SCVO’s recent Gathering both as Exhibitors and Delegates.

Exhibiting at SCVO

As exhibitors, it was a great opportunity to talk to delegates about their work in the third sector and understand the varied roles and services supporting our communities.

Highlights included:

  • meeting and talking to regulators such as The Scottish Charity Regulator, The Good Governance Award and the Community Learning and Development Standards Council
  • as well as some fantastic grassroots organisation such as North United Communities and UpMo who undertake some great work with training and employability skills for young people.

Being a delegate at SCVO

Our Nurse Advisor Polly never misses an opportunity for a bit of professional development.

Polly attended several of the sessions on offer, taking the opportunity to hear about digital transformation and the impact of Brexit on the third sector.

Polly’s highlight was the “Breakfast with the First Minister event”. Not just for the free bacon roll, but to be able to hear Scotland’s First Minister talk knowledgeably and with great enthusiasm about the Third Sector.

And to then listen to an excellent and insightful Q&A with difficult questions from the floor answered comprehensively by the panel comprising of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO, Stephanie Fraser, Chief Executive of Bobath Scotland and Chris Martin, the new chief executive of Social Enterprise Scotland, and former chief executive of Callander Youth Project.

SureCert bubbly competition

During SCVO Gathering 2019 we ran our bubbly competition: any delegates passing through Stand 59 that left their business card in the fishbowl were able to participate and win a bottle of champagne.

The lucky winner has been Sandra McWilliams from North United Communities. Congratulations Sandra!

North United Communities is a grassroots organisation whose main focus is to provide a range of youth and family services that improve the life chances of young people and families for the communities of Ruchill, Wyndford/Maryhill ad Milton. Services include, educational and recreational groups, parenting programmes, job clubs, outreach and home support. Worthy winners – see more about what they do here.

We are delighted to be working with grassroots organisations like NUC to offer young people starting out in their careers on-line portfolios, making their route in to work easier and faster.

SureCert for the Third Sector

SureCert is applicable across a number of areas of Third Sector activities:

  • Staff
  • Volunteer
  • Board
  • Trustee recruitment
  • training and employability programmes

As an online digital portfolio, SureCert could be of great benefit to this group of organisations. We have participated in a re-imagining work experience programme with groups of school leavers and the young people who visited our company have gone on to use their SureCert profile to store work experience references, evidence of skills and training, as well as further education qualifications,  and to then share this with prospective employers in a fast, secure and GDPR compliant manner.

As a company who is rooted in the need to support the Health & Social Care and Third and Voluntary Sectors to develop digital capability, we are committed to providing a vital service while ensuring that it is also affordable. SureCert is of particular value to small, grassroots organisations who operate on tight budgets without an HR function. At just £299 a year this could free up hours of valuable time and save money on document storage, record keeping and admin tasks.

Contact us for more information.