The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is looking to recruit a new Chair to provide strategic leadership during a period which will present both challenges and opportunities for OSCR and the sector. Applicants will be expected to have an ability to influence at the highest level, and be able to operate within the wider political environment. We are looking for applicants with a good knowledge of the charity landscape including the key issues facing charities in Scotland. We want applicants who are passionate about a strong charity sector and can inspire others.
Listed below are the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to be able to demonstrate as Chair of the OSCR Board:
1. Strategic Leadership
2. Communication & Influencing
4. Understanding of charities and the charity sector
5. Understanding of the role of a national regulator
Volunteer Dundee is looking for a self-motivated, team-orientated and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the development of a peer volunteer support model that complements the breadth of services available for people who are or have been affected by cancer in Dundee. Side By Side will provide the opportunity for people affected by cancer to receive short-term, emotional and practical support from volunteers with a lived experienced of cancer in a safe and confidential environment. Support will be offered primarily on a one-to-one basis but there will be scope for receiving support over the phone or through online facilities in future. The service is being co-designed and will be delivered by Volunteer Dundee, in partnership with Dundee Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey. We are also working with a range of other local organisations which support people affected by cancer.
The post holder will support the development of this new initiative and ensure the delivery of a high-quality peer support service.
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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community. We are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although we support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, we are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.
We are currently looking to increase our staff resource in the Dundee area and are looking for people who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. We are therefore looking to recruit new staff members to join the team.
If you`re fit and healthy with a wide range of personal interests and activities, and are willing to share your community contacts with those you support, this could be the opportunity for you.
You will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals with a variety of complex needs, some of whom also have physical and/or learning disabilities. All of the people supported need support with some aspects of their life such as paying bills and general household tasks, but it can also involve support with personal care and hygiene. There are a number of people with complex needs in the service, some with limited verbal communication. Some of the individuals can get anxious and display challenging behaviour such as verbal outbursts, becoming upset or disengaging from support.
You will join an experienced team full of enthusiastic staff that will mentor you, provide support and guidance and you will also receive excellent training including a VQ in social care.we have a variety of supported living services in the Dundee area, we also support people in their own homes in the community of Dundee.
There are 4 Support Practitioner posts available (hours range from 16 to 39 hours per week), if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible this could be the service for you.
There is a wide range of shifts available (e.g. earliest start is 7.30am and the latest finish is usually 10pm however this can sometimes be later for night-time activities) and the sleepover shift is usually backshift followed by an early shift 10am -10 pm till 10.30pm S/O then a 7.30am - 10.30am finish). The shifts will vary from week to week and can include split shifts and lone working. There is a requirement for wakened night shift which commences at 9pm until 8am the following morning. This is carried out on a rota basis.
It would be desirable that you have a driving licence however this is not essential.
No care experience is necessary for these positions, but we are also seeking people who have previously worked in this type of service and who are looking to develop their career with an organisation committed to achieving outcomes for the people we support and for our staff. People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.
This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people we support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions, annual leave and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.