The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic pharmacist with an interest in palliative care to join our team for a fixed term 1 year period to cover maternity leave. You should be committed to “making today matter” for patients and families.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will work within our 12 bedded inpatient unit and community services to ensure safe use of medicines, support symptom management and promote holistic care. Independent prescribing qualification would be desirable.
You will be given opportunities to develop services, participate in education and research to ensure we are delivering a high standard of palliative care services for our Ayrshire community.
We are currently based within East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock on a temporary basis until the completion of building work within our previous base at Racecourse Road in Ayr (summer 2024). We will then return to a bespoke and specifically designed unit (12 beds) which will have all the requirements to care for our patients in the best way possible.
As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, NHS or organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.
This post is part time, 25 hours per week, preferably over 3 or 4 days but this is negotiable
Who we are:
Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with over 100 staff and 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
This is a wonderful opportunity to head up a team of talented frontline workers located right across Scotland, as well as play an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, bringing strategic focus and godly wisdom, particularly to the development of our ministry in schools and local communities.
Reporting to the CEO and, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to bring strategic leadership and spiritual direction to the organisation, specifically to lead and develop the Local Ministries department of the organisation, enabling the fulfilment of the vison of SU Scotland.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience, ideally with experience in the field of Education and/or knowledge of current children and youth trends, specifically within the Scottish educational system. The successful applicant will be theologically astute with an ability to articulate the Christian message in a range of settings, including with young people, staff, in a local church and cross cultural/other religion context. An ability to think strategically and innovatively is also critical.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The Nest Wellbeing Group (The Nest) are a community-led charity at the forefront of delivering Health & Wellbeing activities for the local community in Cumnock and surrounding area.
Our programmes exist to improve the lives of those who often face additional barriers or challenges. Building on the strengths, interests and aspirations of local people is at the heart of everything we do.
We harness the unique ability of bringing people together and building a stronger, more resilient community. By bringing people together, we aim to help with some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in the local community. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring people can become the best version of themselves. We help people to become confident change makers in their community and they have the best opportunity to thrive.
We offer a vital lifeline to those facing significant challenges and are the first port of call for many seeking emergency support.
We run a Community Living Room (Barrhill Centre) which offers a safe environment for people in recovery to connect with people who promote the ‘warmth of welcome.’ This is a home from home, where people can be themselves and be accepted for who they are and what they bring. Where they feel relaxed, feel heard, and are introduced to other people, where and when they need it.
The Recovery Coordinator Officer will play a key role in planning and delivering the key areas of the programme below (1-3). They will help create a safe and positive environment where people who struggle with addiction feel accepted and understood. They will also develop strong pathways with partners in order to connect people with additional support where required.
The Moving Up Moving On (MUMO) programme offers vital, support for those facing significant challenges with addiction, who are often overlooked or simply cast aside as ‘non-engaging’ because the right support
Compassion, hope, togetherness, integrity, and love is not available. We believe the more connected people are, the safer they are - this is particularly true for those in recovery.
Where appropriate, we encourage people to come together from different corners of the community for shared opportunities and experiences. We feel this helps to build a more recovery aware community and a better sense of togetherness.
We adopt the approach that ‘everyone is in recovery from something’ and believe everyone has the right to be heard and celebrated.
Key programme areas: Our MUMO programme will promote ‘active recovery’ by:
The role will be delivered from our main base at the Barrhill Community Centre, although programme delivery is likely to include other venues within Cumnock and the surrounding area.
The job holder will report to / be line managed by the Wellbeing Manager. Kindness should be at the core of everything they do. Every person who works or volunteers at The Nest understands that each community member we support has their own voice and story to share. By joining the team, they will have an opportunity to give something back.
The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself. This is provided at no cost to our patients or their families. Our vision is to reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness.
The Role and What We Are Looking For
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, friendly and well organised administrator to come and join our Ayrshire hospice team. This role is fixed term until June 2024. The role is based within the inpatient unit and will provide administrative and secretarial support to staff within the In-patient Unit including the Clinical Manager, Senior Charge Nurse, Charge Nurses, medical team and Senior Clinical Pharmacist.
The successful post holder will require to be resourceful, flexible and dynamic in a fast paced and at times emotionally challenging environment.
We are keen to welcome an individual who has experience of working with computer systems, patient records, staff rotas, stock control/ ordering of supplies and experience of working within a healthcare setting. Good communication skills and the ability to prioritise workload is essential. The post holder will be expected to work with minimal supervision, using their initiative to prioritise workload and assist with developing systems to supplement and support the smooth running of the in-patient unit.
The candidate should be aware that the Ayrshire Hospice decanted from their Racecourse Road site in Ayr in February 2022 to East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock. This will be the location of the post until the move back to Ayr -likely to be Summer 2024 .
Informal enquiries can be made to Louise Lochrie, Senior Charge Nurse by email to email@example.com
Our client Pertemps are delighted to be supporting a fantastic organisation in Kilmarnock as they recruit for a newly created role of Youth Development Coordinator. This role sits within Take A Bow Development Trust in Kilmarnock.
Our Youth Development Coordinator will develop and deliver a programme of activity to support young people to achieve their full potential. The Youth Development Coordinator will be responsible for building a network of referrers and partners and have overall responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of our youth project They will be able build trusting relationships with young people while supporting them to develop their skills, knowledge, and confidence to achieve their goals.
The post holder will have experience of engaging with young people and facilitating groups. They will have excellent people and relationship building skills, be well organised and able to work on their own initiative. With a 'can-do' attitude, they will take the initiative and be creative in problem solving and project delivery.
This role will be key to ensuring that all strategies and action plans relating to achieving positive outcomes for young people are translated into meaningful and tangible outcomes.
The Youth Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development of the Trust’s vision. As part of the whole team, helping lead Take A Bow Development Trust into the next phase of its development.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
The Youth Work & Community Development role is to grow, develop and manage Kilmarnock YMCA’s portfolio of projects and services including child and youth work activities, volunteering, a ‘Drop In’ for older people, community garden and community café.
This role requires a dynamic, proactive self-starter who can manage a number of projects simultaneously and deliver on the strategic plan, bringing about the aspirations of the Board of Trustees, its dedicated team of volunteers and service users.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Regional Family Support Team to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people with family members resident in HMP Barlinnie, HMP Shotts, HMP Low Moss and HMP Kilmarnock, HMP Dumfries, HMP Greenock, HMP Addiewell or those living across the West of Scotland who may have family members in prison elsewhere in Scotland.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Starting salary: £35,655 FTE (band £35,655 - £38,683)
Probation period: 6 months
25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays
Hybrid working (negotiable)
4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme
Laptop and mobile phone for all staff
Our Regional Manager will:
• Lead a team of staff and social work students to provide 1:1, family work in family homes, community venues, prison, and/or prison visitor centres
• Liaise and contribute to key local and community forums such as Community Planning Partnerships, Third Sector Interface meetings, or Local Authority partners’ meetings
• Create and develop a range of support services to meet the local need across the East of Scotland.
It is important that our Regional Family Support Manager is:
• Experienced in leading others
• Passionate about developing high quality family support practice
• Trauma-informed and rights-focused in all they do
• Skilled in building strong, effective relationships with staff, local and regional partners, and stakeholders
• Skilled in creating support to meet the most challenging issues that impact families affected by imprisonment
• Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with challenging situations.
If you are an experienced professional with managerial experience in social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experiences and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.
Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.