An opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join the office of two charities based in Haddington East Lothian as the office administrator/bookkeeper. The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) is a UK charity of over 900 members working with healthcare professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, particularly those suffering from long-term medical conditions. The East Lothian Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Group (ELCRG) is a local charity working with those who have cardiac, pulmonary and other long-term conditions to support them to be active and live well.
The postholder will be responsible for the running of the office and managing the various aspects of delivering services to members of BSLM and the individuals served by ELCRG.
Applicants should have a formal qualification or equivalent experience in a related field and have a minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative role, including bookkeeping, within a busy office ideally within a charity or in the public sector. A comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft software including Word, Excel and Access is required. A good understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation requirements is essential.
The post will be for a minimum of 20 hours a week but up to full time can be negotiated by the successful candidate.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidates will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
Post 1 will involve 5 shifts per week, Post 2 will involve 4 shifts per week. Both will involve weekend working.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
This is an exciting opportunity within Children 1st to support the development of a Family Group Decision Making service and a new Family Wellbeing Team. As Team Leader you you’ll provide leadership, operational management support to the team.
Family Group Decision Making draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.
You will have a lead in supporting staff to work with vulnerable families and families in crisis. You will have the opportunity to shape the development of a new service, manage quality and support the evaluation of the service. You must have experience of managing teams who work within child protection.
If you are an experienced professional with a degree level qualification relating to Social Work, Psychology or other appropriate qualification, we want to hear from you.
This a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week post, initially funded until 01 October 2021.