Assertive Outreach is a well-tested model supporting an agile and flexible method to prevention, intervention and engaging with those most vulnerable. The new model for our Assertive Outreach Plus Service within Transform Forth Valley is being developed as we move away from our current funding and respond effectively to known local need.
The Assertive Outreach Plus Service will:
• Support individuals and families who experience challenge; either financial, societal or in relation to their health and wellbeing
• Tackle inequality, where life chances are diminished because of deprivation.
• Employ a whole person, systematic and partnership approach to achieving change.
• Deliver support acknowledging that issues are interrelated and require to be addressed collectively for individual outcomes to be improved.
The Assertive Outreach Plus Service will respond to several co-existing challenges that individuals face to provide a seamless whole person response to care and support.
The Project Worker will function as an integral part of this team, working in a flexible and agile way within communities providing individualised support on a range of issues. A key aspect will be coordinating actions with a wide range of partners including Police Scotland, Social Work, and other Third Sector organisations. The Project Worker will develop care plans with the client to ensure their aspirations are met.
Further details of the role can be found within the Job Description and Person Specification document, which can be found at the end of the Job Advert.
Transform Forth Valley is a Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC033772).
Transform Forth Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed, and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Corporate Leadership Team consisting of a Chief Executive, Operational and Corporate Service Managers.
Transform Forth Valley offer a wide range of services to support individuals and families who are impacted by inequality, whether this be societal, financial or in relation to their health.
Transform Forth Valley is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live a more fulfilled life. We work with partners to actively challenge inequalities and to achieve sustainable change.
You can find out more about Transform Forth Valley here: transformfv.org.uk.
As Delivery Leader, your role will be to develop and facilitate a high performing team that delivers inclusive and impactful volunteering and social action activities across Glasgow and the West of Scotland whilst meeting the needs of the communities that they are part of. You will be leading both the joint staff and volunteer team.
You will be the main point of contact for local commissioners, funders, and partners. You will be responsible for maintaining pre-existing relationships with partners and securing renewals, as well as discovering and creating potential new business and collaboration opportunities.
You will be trustworthy, respect your team members and promote a culture of collective accountability. As a Delivery Leader, you will play a leading role in ensuring that Volunteering Matters is an inclusive, happy, and rewarding place to work and volunteer.
One role covering Glasgow & the West of Scotland
One role covering the North and East of Scotland
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We harness the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK. By bringing people together, we aim to resolve some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in communities. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
In April 2021, the Volunteering Matters family grew to include ProjectScotland, who work to support young people to get on in life, through the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future. Over the past few years, ProjectScotland worked in collaboration with YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot, Scottish Government, young people across Scotland and many other local level partners to develop and publish the #YouthVIP recommendations.
It is clear that COVID-19 has increased the importance and relevance of the role of young people in volunteering, social renewal and civil society. As restrictions continue to ease, and we look to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on communities across Scotland, there are significant opportunities for young people to become more actively involved in volunteering and social action. Taking the #YouthVIP recommendations, partners will work with a specific and key focus for reimagining volunteering with young people and supporting organisations that have not previously been able to take an inclusive approach to involving young people at scale to recruit and support diverse younger volunteers effectively and safely.
We are looking for two talented, dynamic, and professional Youth VIP Engagement Managers to join our team, working together and with partners to deliver ambitious outcomes geared toward embedding #YouthVIP recommendations across Scotland.
One role will have a focus on Glasgow and the West (including Glasgow city, Dumfries and Galloway, the Lanarkshire’s, and Ayrshire’s) and the other will focus on the North and East of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Lothian’s, Forth Valley, Tayside and the Highlands). The right candidates will be people who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.
This role is an exciting opportunity which calls for the successful candidates to work directly with young people, to support their input and voice throughout, but also establish and maintain partnerships with National and local level partners such as the TSI network, individual TSI’s, Volunteer Scotland, and Local Authorities, working closely with their counterpart. Their work will contribute toward a partnership approach to ensure understanding the journey #YouthVIP has been on thus far, the recommendations, where there are areas for development within their area/organisation, and support training and a lasting plan for youth engagement and involvement going forward.