P/T Home Working Opportunities with Moniaive Initiative

For the duration of the current Covid-19 situation Moniaive initiative will be offering small sections of work to locals whose normal work has been affected by the lockdown.   This will all be home-based, computer work, and will be broken down into fixed contracts of 7 or 14 hours, to be paid at a flat rate of £9/hr.

We are looking for individuals, resident in Glencairn, with a good knowledge / experience of various aspects of life in Glencairn, including local business, organisations, facilities and service provision, and with good general computer skills.   You will be assigned items to research and write up for a Baseline Report we are preparing.  You will need your own computer, internet access, and MS WORD and/or EXCEL. We also have some business / financial analysis sections, which will require good numeracy and spreadsheet skills.  All work will be sent out / returned by email.  We will match individuals to work elements according to skills and experience, but you can apply for multiple sections of work.

Payment will be made directly into your bank account, upon satisfactory completion of each section.  You will be responsible for your own Tax/NI, and for checking that this work will not impact on any other financial assistance you may need to apply for.

If you are interested in taking part, please email deb.moniaiveinitiative@gmail.com in the first instance, giving a brief outline of your skills and experience.  We will give priority to those who have lost their main source of income due to Covid-19. Your application will be handled in strictest confidence.

Covid-19 Announcement

Dear residents of Glencairn,

With much consideration by managers, staff and the management committee, it has been decided that in the interests of personal and community health, the Hive is to close as a retail outlet for the foreseeable future, whilst the social distancing advice from the government is in effect. Our last day of trading will be on Friday 20th March. We would like to thank our wonderful volunteers who have continued to offer their valuable time during this difficult period. This decision has not been taken lightly, and we realise that whilst the Hive offers a valuable community hub service, it does not offer an essential service in the products it sells. We feel that volunteers who are able and willing will be able to offer their services to the community in a more useful capacity in the future, whilst staying safe in the short-term. We will be helping co-ordinate any volunteer services needed by the community and resilience group. We thank you for your understanding and support and hope you all stay well. We are a wonderful community that has great capacity for kindness and generosity of spirit and we will come through this, hopefully stronger and more caring than ever.

The Hive Managers, Staff and Management Committee

Moniaive Initiative are Recruiting!

Moniaive Initiative are recruiting a new Hive Development Officer to deliver the next stage of our community shop and hub project:

  • Fixed Term (52 weeks)
  • 14 hours per week
  • £9 per hour
  • Based at home / in The Hive, Moniaive

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in business development and financial management; experience of working with community groups; excellent computer skills; meticulous attention to detail; organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate good teamwork.

You will be expected to lead the development of The Hive, both building and business development, with a focus on increasing the resilience and long-term sustainability of the project.  You will update the existing Business Plan, carry out an Operational Review and Building Audit, and create an Action Plan for short and mid-term business development and building improvement works. You will be responsible for investigating and implementing new income streams and service provision options. Finally, you will investigate options for raising the necessary funds to carry out building improvement works.

A full job description can be found here:

Job spec_Hive Dev Officer_Mar20

Please email your cv and covering letter to:

deb.moniaiveinitiative@gmail.com by 5pm on 23/03/20.