Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership organisation with over 350 individual and corporate members. We exist to promote and support the development of the social work profession, and to inform, influence and improve public policy and public services.
We are excited to be recruiting for a new Head of Policy and Workforce. The next few years are likely to be seminal in the ongoing development of social work in Scotland, with significant change driven by the adult social care reform agenda and the Promise (children’s services), among others.
With the Director, this post constitutes the senior management of the organisation, linking in directly with Social Work Scotland’s Board, local authority Chief Social Work Officers and key partners (such as the Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor) to set and participate in the national agenda. The Head of Policy and Workforce has a broad remit, providing operational social work insight and expertise across all issues, but primarily workforce planning, leadership, learning and development, management and wellbeing. The role has responsibility for overseeing one or more national projects currently hosted by Social Work Scotland, and line managing other members of
If successful in securing the post, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with the leadership of the social work profession in Scotland, in operations, regulation, advocacy, policy making, education and academia. Through these relationships you will have a key role in steering the profession through its continuous process of change and development, identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation. You will be a visible representative of the profession at the national level, and you will help others to articulate Social Work Scotland’s positions.
At the core of Social Work Scotland is a commitment to assisting the profession be the best it can be for the individuals, families and communities who need social work or social care support; the Head of Policy and Workforce role is central to us delivering on that commitment.
Children in Scotland is Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young people. We are committed to promoting the rights of children and young people and helping them thrive.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Chief Executive to lead the development and delivery of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and annual operational plans. This will involve creatively and innovatively identifying new ways of working with the membership, our partners and the Children in Scotland team.
This is an exciting time for the children’s sector with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) soon to be included directly in Scottish law. This needs to be backed up with policy and legislative changes to tangibly improve the lives of children, young people and families living in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing effective networks of key stakeholders to influence policy and deliver strategic goals, including our financial and organisational sustainability. You will also be able to communicate the needs and interests of the children’s sector in a clear and compelling manner, informed by robust evidence, intelligence and sound judgement.
You must also be able to demonstrate:
• A proven commitment to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
• Robust experience of leading and supporting effective governance and accountability arrangements, including planning, financial management, and reporting, fulfilling legal and constitutional responsibilities on behalf of a Board of Directors.
• Knowledge of third and public sector funding and a strong track record in securing funding for projects.
• Management of operations which are aligned with overall strategy and available resources.
• An enabling, inclusive, values-led and professional leadership approach that secures respect and credibility at all levels.
• Ability to manage and lead teams with inspiration, confidence, and passion
We are looking for a Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager to develop, deliver, and evaluate a three-year funded project in Scotland to support improvements in diversity and inclusion in Samaritans Scotland. You will be supporting development of inclusive volunteering opportunities in Scottish branches, the National office, and new areas of Samaritans work in Scotland.
· £36,149 per annum plus benefits
· 3 year FTC
· Edinburgh, Scotland
· 35 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
· To embed Samaritans approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion into specific new activities in Scotland
· To develop and support opportunities to sustainably increase diversity and inclusion in existing Scottish branches
· To manage effective development, delivery, and evaluation of the project
· To provide expertise from, and in, Scotland on Samaritans wider developments in improving Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Skills and Experience:
· Experience in successfully leading and managing projects to deliver increased diversity and a strong culture of inclusion
· Knowledge of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, including the legislative environment in Scotland and the features of good practice
· Experience of successfully influencing cultural change
· Skills in influencing a wide range of audiences effectively
· Experience of community development, particularly with marginalised and/or under represented groups
Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of National Training Coordinator, based in our Edinburgh office with some local and national travel. Working closely with other Women’s Aid Federations across the UK, the role holder will be involved in identifying and responding to emerging national learning and development needs in relation to domestic abuse.
Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.
What You’ll Do
Key to the role is the effective delivery of emerging national learning and development needs across the sector. You will develop, implement and deliver, alongside commissioned trainers, a national training programme to enable external agencies to respond effectively to the changing policy and legislative landscape in relation to domestic abuse, violence against women and gender inequality.
What We Need
The successful candidate will have extensive experience of facilitating learning and development programmes, conferences and events. It’s essential that you will have a background in developing and facilitating training as well as related resources and training packs. Previous use and knowledge of delivering on-line training would be valuable.
We’re looking for someone who has
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Parliamentary Officer to join our friendly and successful team in Edinburgh. This is a key role aimed at delivering the political engagement needed for our new Oil and Gas Campaign.
Managed by FoES’ Public Affairs Manager you will work closely with the FoE Scotland Director, Head of Campaigns, Campaigners, Communications and Activism staff, focusing on our campaign to end North Sea oil and gas production.
You will be an excellent communicator, with a flair for policy and sound political judgement. You will have held a relevant policy or parliamentary role within an organisation or have direct experience working in the Scottish Parliament or Government. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a growing, dynamic and creative team. You will be motivated by our vision for a world in which everyone has a healthy environment and a fair share of the world’s resources.
This is a 4-days-a-week role with some flexible working required.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Public Affairs Manager to join our friendly and successful team in Edinburgh. This is a key role aimed at maintaining and deepening our political engagement.
You will work closely with the FoE Scotland Director, Head of Campaigns and Campaigners, and will initially focus on establishing strong relations with the new and continuing MSPs in the post-election Scottish Parliament including advocacy work around the UN COP26 Climate Conference.
You will be an excellent communicator, with a flair for policy and sound political judgement. You will have held a relevant policy or parliamentary role within an organisation or will have direct experience working in the Scottish Parliament or Government. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a growing, dynamic and creative team. You will be motivated by our vision for a world in which everyone has a healthy environment and a fair share of the world’s resources.
This is a full-time (5 days per week) role with some flexible working required.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for someone passionate about digital to manage our mobile apps, and deliver new features to support our work.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Scottish Book Trust currently has two mobile apps:
• Bookbug: a resource for parents and practitioners to encourage families to do more reading, rhymes and songs with their children on a daily basis. In addition it supports professionals working with the Bookbug programme to embed these values into their practice.
• Bookzilla: a digital reading buddy to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to support their reading journey.
Each app is linked to a specific programme team and the Digital Project Manager will work closely with each team to understand requirements and manage development with our external app agency.
The post sits within the Marketing team, reporting into the Digital Manager with regular catch-ups with the Early Years and Schools Communities teams.
Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
About the role
The Office Coordinator role exists to proactively develop and manage key administrative, operational and finance systems and processes for the Scotland office in Edinburgh. It ensures that procedures are followed and standards are met in the Scotland office and by Scotland staff. The role ensures procedures/systems support the agreed corporate strategies and programme in Scotland. The Office Coordinator role holder administers and maintains the annual budgeting process in Scotland, helps facilitate work across the team and ensures the smooth running of the office. The Office Coordinator takes meeting minutes, schedules meetings for Scotland and the Nations and Church Relations Division. The role supports the administrative needs of the Head of Nations and Church Relations and Division.
You are organised, good with people and a team player. You have strong administrative and financial skills, demonstrate proficient IT skills and have an ability to cope well with multiple tasks. You communicate clearly and tactfully with people at all levels, both internally and externally. You are proactive and can work independently.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
Action on Smoking and Health Scotland (ASH Scotland) is the independent Scottish health charity working for a Scotland free from the harm and inequality caused by tobacco.
We are at a critical time for Scotland’s public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark health inequalities and statistics show that in our most hard-pressed communities, a huge 32% of people smoke (compared to 6% in more affluent areas).
Things need to change.
The upcoming Scottish elections and the new Scottish Government offer an opportunity to start improving lives in communities.
Do you want to help us push that change?
We are recruiting for a fixed term Policy and Public Affairs Officer to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months. If you have public affairs and policy experience, we’d love you to join our team at an exciting time. There is much to play for.
Want to help us make a difference?
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Access to Industry (AI) working on a new project supporting people through redundancy and into employment. AI are looking to recruit a full time (35 hours) caseworker. You will be a self-starter, creative and have the skills and sensitivity to guide individuals aged 50+ years towards new careers.
Your role will be to identify skills in people and match them with employer vacancies, progress either directly into employment or onto training. You will make the project available at a time, and place, that works for them.
An exciting Opportunity has arisen to join the Access to Industry’s Young Peoples Service. You will work in a trauma informed way supporting young people aged 16-21, with complex health and social care issues, to progress towards education, training or employment. You will be part of a small team working one-to-one with young people and you will have lead responsibility for developing and delivering structured group work.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with varying levels of skills and experience to join Young Scot – the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26-year-olds in Scotland. We provide information, ideas and opportunities for young people, helping them to make informed decisions and choices, connecting them to opportunities locally, nationally and globally and empowering them to create and drive positive change.
Our Finance Manager will help to support the Finance & Corporate Services Director to ensure that Young Scot operates an effective finance function. As part of a small team, the primary role will be to deliver and process the day to day duties of the Finance and Corporate Services function.
To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit youngscot.net
A Place in Childhood (APiC) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on a mission to promote and conceive Inclusive Child-Friendly Environments through practice-based Research, Advocacy and Action. Our team represents the cutting-edge of theory, research and participatory practice, and underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), we place children at the heart of everything we do.
What we’re looking for
As our charity grows, we are seeking to diversify income streams and ensure we can understand and meet the emerging needs of a variety of funders. At present, APiC’s funding has come from direct pitches or tenders with public and third sector organisations. Operating in the spirit of a social enterprise, we are now keen to develop a robust, future-ready fundraising strategy that aligns with our business plan and ensure continued promotion of our ideas and activities outside of specific project work. Contributions from a board member with fundraising expertise will also improve our understanding and capacity to submit successful funding bids.
The ideal volunteer would share our aims at improving the implementation of children’s rights and better design and planning of our built environment. An understanding of child and or related funding avenues in the UK would also be of benefit to this role. However, prior experience of working in this area is not required. This is a time of fast growth for the charity, and we see wide and varied opportunities for expanding our trading and service offer for which our new Board Trustee would play a vital role.
To find out more about the role, please download the role description below.
Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth and Housing Support services into Fife. The Team Leader role provides an opportunity to lead this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. These services will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.
The post holder will be expected to:
Who we are
Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.
Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.
We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.
We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.
Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Performance and Quality Team to progress and achieve strategic goals and improve services for victims and witnesses affected by crime. The role of the Service User Participation & Research Officer will work closely with Operations to enhance the victim centred approach for service delivery. This role will assist in the development of systems to measure and evaluate the impact of our services and will also support various initiatives ensuring all victim groups are represented.
VSS aims to encourage service user participation in all areas of our organisation.
You will be responsible for leading on researching how victims and witnesses of crime are identified and supported across Scotland, ensuring that no group affected by crime is marginalised or unrecognised. This will involve you working with others to influence those responsible for criminal justice.
This post will be subject to a PVG check.
Peace & Justice (Scotland) seek a Coordinator to lead the delivery and development of both the teaching resources and the team of sessional worker Facilitators on our Peacebuilding in Primary Schools programme.
The PeaceBuilders programme consists of two components, Cooperative Games and Conflict Resolution, and Collaborative Classrooms. We have delivered the 8 week Cooperative Games course to 52 class groups in 25 schools. The course helps children in primary schools gain the skills required to establish positive relationships and address conflict constructively.
The new in development Collaborative Classrooms course builds on Cooperative Games. We provide teachers, staff and pupils with bespoke trainings in Nonviolent Communication, a Restorative Approach to Conflict Resolution, Circle Keeping and Peer Mediation while building toward a whole school approach. The post holder will lead on completing development and delivery of this part of the programme.
This is an open contract - initially for one year - extension subject to funding. Due to COVID restrictions this role can be carried out remotely in the first instance. though the post holder will need carry out some in person work in Central Scotland in the long term, probably starting from 2022.
Note also that the Person Specification has been updated since initial publication, with “Knowledge of NVC, Restorative Approach etc. moved from Essential to Desirable.
A full Programme Description and Job Description are available for download below.
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral is situated in the West End of our City and is a Cathedral for the Diocese of Edinburgh and for our city.
We seek to be a place where all are nurtured in faith and hope and love: through transforming encounter with God in word, music and beauty, and with one another in the warmth of welcome, the depth of theological engagement and in generous action for our community and city.
We are looking for a skilled and competent administrator to support our clergy and musicians. Excellent administrative skills are required along with the flexibility to respond to the changing demands of a busy city centre church.
Church membership is not a requirement, but applicants are expected to be sympathetic to the aims and objectives of St Mary’s Cathedral.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
We are seeking an experienced Fundraising and Communications Officer for our small charity that is going through an exciting period of growth and development.
If you are passionate about fundraising, communications and marketing and have an interest in community development and supporting disadvantaged groups, then this could be the job for you. It will help if you have an established and successful track record of fundraising campaigns and the development of new online, community and corporate partnerships for fundraising and sponsorship.
New Routes offers males serving short term custodial sentences a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring and support service providing practical and emotional support to help them move back into the community and begin to build a life free of offending.
We currently have the opportunity for a full-time mentor to join our Edinburgh team.
The males referred to New Routes are matched with a mentor while in prison. The mentor will start to work with those referred to the service while they are in prison, to develop their independence and social skills, link to appropriate services, explore aspirations, identify goals, and put in place achievable steps to improve their quality of life. This support and advice continues after release from prison where mentors can accompany them* to appointments and advocate on their behalf where appropriate to help them with re-integration into their local community and to achieve stability.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of inter-agency working is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.
Experience of working: with people with complex needs, people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.
You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.
A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.
Work patterns will vary and may include evenings and weekends.
You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.
* Please note that due to restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 virus, we are currently only undertaking face to face engagement with people referred to the service where the need is assessed as essential.
Are you interested in contributing to the work of Health in Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh, working across Scotland? Health in Mind is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board Directors.
Health in Mind Board Directors are responsible for the charity's governance and strategy, and for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They have ultimate accountability for its activities and outcomes.
In an increasingly challenging financial environment for the Health and Social Care sector, in the midst of a period of change, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. In order to help us achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Directors, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Health in Mind Board meets six times a year, currently via video conferencing, usually in our city centre office in Edinburgh and is supported by a number of focussed committees, currently meeting quarterly by video conference.
We are looking for a customer focused, friendly, helpful and well-organised Programme Co-ordinator to support us in delivering learning programmes throughout Scotland.
Your role will be to support the Operations and Partnerships team by liaising with learners, clients, venues, facilitators and speakers to make the arrangements for programmes. You will be a key point of contact for learners and for general enquiries, and will be responsible for keeping our learner and programme information up to date and accurate. You will work collaboratively with a team of Programme Officers to coordinate learning programmes from start to finish.
You will be joining the Academy at an exciting time as we develop as a social franchise and expand delivery of our programmes internationally.
Working closely with our Global Learning Lab, your team will lead the way in demonstrating high quality programme delivery and customer service which will be used to support new social franchise Hubs.`
We are looking for someone up for working with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and with a good value-fit with our organisation.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.
For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.
The Social Enterprise Academy is a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
Through dynamic learning and development programmes facilitated by our network of skilled facilitators, we help entrepreneurship and leadership to flourish in organisations, networks, schools and colleges.
With a 17 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 8 years with international partners through a social licence approach.
Location: Edinburgh or Muir of Ord (currently working from home during Covid-19 restrictions) – Please note, current or recent experience of living or working in the Highlands and Islands region is essential for this role.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy, and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. We have an exciting opportunity for an International Officer to help promote Scotland’s interests; strengthen its research, innovation profile, and connections with the world by supporting the delivery of a high quality RSE international programme of activity.
Working closely with, and reporting to the International Relations and Awards Manager, your key responsibilities will be to:
What we are expecting from you
The successful candidate will have previous experience in working in an international context, the ability to coordinate projects, the ability to develop and deliver activity collaboratively, excellent planning and organisational skills while demonstrating some awareness of international issues. A strong commitment to equality, diversity and human rights coupled with excellent communication skill.
Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? Are you digitally confident? You may be just the person we are looking for.
We’re looking for an experienced service manager with a strong background in delivering large contracts and services to ensure the continued successful delivery of Connecting Scotland. Ideally you will have experience of quality assurance, process improvement and compliance as well as a strong understanding of approaches to monitoring and evaluation.
Connecting Scotland is a major programme developed as a result of the pandemic to support people who are digitally excluded to get online. Working with hundreds of partners in communities across Scotland, people are provided with a combination of devices, internet connectivity and digital skills support to help them with learning, life and work during the pandemic. Connecting Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by all Scotland’s Local Authorities, as well as hundreds of organisations from across the public, private and third sectors.
This post will be responsible for managing the Connecting Scotland service and leading the team and suppliers responsible for providing support to both partner organisations and end users.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis is currently recruiting for a Landlord Liaison Officer in Edinburgh to recruit Private Rented Sector landlords to the service.
About the role
As LANDLORD LIAISON OFFICER, you will be involved in encouraging and attracting landlords to work alongside Crisis to provide private tenancies to people experiencing homelessness. You will provide information and advice about the service, and act as the primary contact for landlords and letting agencies.
This is a temporary role for 8 - 10 months.
To be successful in this role you will be experienced in engaging and working with landlords and letting agencies. You will need to demonstrate the ability to advocate effectively, with good negotiating, interpersonal, and networking skills. You will have demonstrable knowledge of the welfare benefits system and desirable knowledge of the legal framework and systems around PRS housing in Scotland.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
• Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
• Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
• 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
Support Workers in the Holyrood Hub work together with the people we support to find solutions that help to resolve their homelessness. Support plans are person-centred so that the support people receive is based on their needs and wishes. Support Workers create an environment that is friendly and safe, based on the psychologically informed environment and trauma informed care principles.
As a multi-agency hub we host a range of agencies who bring their services to people at the Holyrood Hub therefore working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team is central to the Support Worker role.
A significant number of people who use our services are not originally from the UK and they have varying levels of English language abilities. We want the diversity of the population to be reflected in our staff team and welcome applications from nationals of other countries who are fluent in English as their second language. We especially need people who can communicate in Polish, Italian and Romanian.
People who use our services are often excluded from many other places and we work hard to offer support that people can engage with, striving not to exclude anyone. Support is trauma-informed and underpinned by the psychologically informed environment principles.
Support Workers are experts in building positive relationships with people who understandably find it difficult to trust others, demonstrating perseverance and resilience.
We help people who have survived significant trauma in their lives and who are often dependent on alcohol or drugs as a way of coping. The environment in the Holyrood Hub is dynamic and relies on resilient support workers who are skilled at staying calm in a crisis, with the ability to de-escalate and successfully manage challenging situations.
The Support Worker Level 2 will provide practical and emotional support that is focused on the strengths and goals of the people who use the service, following a harm reduction approach, promoting choice and encouraging personal responsibility. You will establish and maintain strong professional relationships with a range of internal and external partners to deliver coordinated, effective support for people who use the service.
You will be responsible for maintaining case and service records and for contributing to the wider administrative requirements of the service. You will ensure that the service you provide is delivered in line with the Scottish Social Services Council’s Codes of Practice for Social Services Workers and complies with regulatory requirements, including health and safety.
We are always looking to improve, with Support Workers playing a key role in the continuous development of our services. You will embrace change, recognising that our role is to help people make changes in their lives and so we have to be experts at delivering change ourselves.
You will play a part in identifying improvements and new initiatives and work in collaboration with internal and external partners to bring these to fruition.
You will report to the Service Leader for the Holyrood Hub and work in harmony with colleagues across Simon Community Scotland. You will look outwardly to develop your practice area in conjunction with the people you support, partner agencies and potential partners. Support Workers participate in a rota to cover the 24 hour freephone service.
To find out more about this role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.
Family Journeys helps children and their families following separation and divorce. We are committed to developing a children rights-based approach in which we listen to and support children, and help parents as they move forward after separation (following divorce or other changes in family life).
If you have skills in youth work, children’s work or family support, consider joining our new and dynamic team as we develop and shape the services and experiences that children and parents need. We are interested in practitioners with a background in therapeutic approaches for children and parents.
Use your digital skills and expertise to create a positive change across the world
The Homeless World Cup Foundation is an ambitious and impactful charity, working internationally in partnership with organisations in circa 70 countries. We use street football to engage people who are homeless and organise a high-profile annual street football tournament to act as a catalyst for change. Together with our Street Football Partners, we touch the lives of 100,000 people who have experienced homelessness every year and over one million people since 2003.
We work year-round to strengthen our Street Football Partners and positively impact the lives of even more people around the globe; and to change perceptions and attitudes towards people who are experiencing homelessness. Our annual week-long street football tournament brings together more than 450 players from 40+ countries around the world. The tournament attracts thousands of visitors each year with millions more following online.
We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Digital Communications Assistant to join our small, hardworking team in Edinburgh and help us achieve our goals. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for delivering high quality content across our digital channels (including social media, website, newsletters, blogs, reports) and helping to grow our global audience and reach.
The ideal candidate will have experience in managing social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat), digital content creation and editing (image, video, reports and presentations) and working to strengthen our brand. You will be solution oriented, an enthusiastic problem solver, outstanding communicator and have talent for building and maintaining strong relationships with others. You will be able to handle ever-changing situations in a multicultural environment while maintaining high energy levels and positive spirit.
If you would like to be part of our team and make a difference to people experiencing homelessness worldwide, we would love to hear from you.
We’re on the search for our new Communications Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for a natural storyteller with strong marketing experience who is passionate about accessibility.
Who are we?
We’re Euan’s Guide, the award-winning disabled access review charity making it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. At the heart of the charity is our disabled access review website - EuansGuide.com - where disabled people and their family, friends and carers can find and share disabled access information. Our website has thousands of disabled access reviews for places across the UK and beyond.
In addition to our review website, we also run award-winning projects and activities including:
• The Red Lifeline Project – a lifesaving project that has made over 60,000 accessible toilets safer to date.
• The Access Survey, the UK’s biggest and longest running Access Survey.
• Scotland’s Accessibility Highlights – a series of guides created in conjunction with VisitScotland highlighting some of Scotland’s accessible locations, places and spaces.
During the Covid-19 crisis we have been busy supporting our users through various campaigns and initiatives, including our Forum, our Voices of Covid blog series and our virtual events.
Could you be our new Communications Manager?
Our Communications Manager has a vital role within Euan’s Guide. You’ll look after all of our day-to-day communications, focusing on three main areas, Digital Communications, Social Media and PR… But as with all small and dynamic organisations you’ll find yourself getting involved with much more!
We’re excited to be looking for a team member who can plan a strategy, grow audiences, manage activities and measure results.
Please download our Communications Manager PDF below for more information.
We’re looking for bold and remarkable people who care. Can you make a difference to the lives of disabled people
Our holiday service supports young people with additional support needs in Edinburgh to enjoy their school holidays with a variety of activities, trips and social opportunities.
About the Role
We are currently looking to recruit Support Workers to work as part of a team providing a safe, caring and fun environment for young people with disabilities during the school holidays in Edinburgh. You may provide personal care (including intimate care), and support young people with aspects of their general welfare to meet their individual needs.
Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 4pm during school holidays.
Experience/qualifications/key skills required
Experience of working in a similar role and environment is desirable as is a willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities. You should have a care related SVQ Level 3, or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale. You should possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
Are your tried and tested skills in care ready for their next challenge? Here it is.
Capability Scotland work alongside staff in mainstream childcare settings, including private and local authority nurseries, school clubs, holiday clubs and playgroups in order to develop their capacity to include children with additional support needs within their services.
Capability Scotland also deliver Youthzone, a weekend social support service for high school aged young people with additional support needs.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Team Leader who will support our Service Manager in managing our teams and lead the way with this new opportunity. You will ensure that our people continue to receive the exceptional, person-centred support we provide. The role will require you to have vision and confidence to nurture service growth.
We are looking for someone who is keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment and service. This role is ideal for someone who wants to put their values a vision into practice. If you think you fit the bill - we want to hear from you.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
To deliver a range of counselling including individual and couple counselling and sex relationship therapy.
Renumeration:£29,000 for 12-month fixed term contract. 35 days annual leave and public holidays.
Reporting:Direct report to the Counselling Practice Manager, accountable to the CEO and the Board of Trustees.
Place of work:Currently home-based working remotely due to current covid-19 restrictions. Any change to the current arrangement would be by mutual agreement.
Delivery Model:Zoom Pro and Phone Counselling with potentially some face-to-face counselling as Covid19 regulations allow and subject to mutual agreement.
Summary of Role:The Counsellor will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of counselling and support services to clients in line with BACP/BABCP/COSCA (or equivalent) ethical frameworks and codes of practice.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Our new Bright Light Relationship Counselling Manager will lead and manage the successful delivery and evaluation of our successful high-quality therapeutic counselling and support services, within Bright Light’s service delivery framework and in line with BACP/BABCP/COSCA (or equivalent) ethical frameworks and codes of practice.
An exciting opportunity to use your skills to:
The post offers plenty of scope to use your initiative and problem-solving abilities at a particularly interesting time in the evolution of the organisation as recent changes in ways of delivering counselling services to clients open up opportunities and present new challenges. In return, we offer you supportive working arrangements, scope to develop your skills and expertise further and dynamic committed people to work with.
As a key member of our Senior Management Team (SMT) reporting directly to the CEO you will:
You will, in your role as counselling practice manager and team leader:
Role:Counselling Practice Manager
Contract:30 hours per week. Permanent. Offer of post is subject to a successful 6-month probationary period and PVG clearance.
Renumeration: £34,000 pro rata. 5% pension contribution.
Holiday Entitlement:5 weeks holiday plus eight public holidays pro rata. Must be taken when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year . Annual leave is calculated on a calendar year basis.
Reporting: Direct report to the CEO and Board of Trustees.
Place of work: Currently working remotely home based due to current Covid-19 restrictions but may change to a central Edinburgh location in the future.
Delivery Model:Management of our current Zoom Pro and Phone Counselling service and, when resumed, our face-to-face counselling service.
Bright Light is a leading relationship counselling charity currently based at 9a Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Staff are currently working remotely from home and our services are being delivered via Zoom Pro video and phone counselling. We aim to maintain these services plus return to face-to-face counselling when allowed and deemed safe. Bright Light has a proud and long history. Since 1947 our relationship counselling services have provided high quality professional counselling support for people who are struggling with issues in their lives which impact on their relationships with close others. We welcome everyone through our door and are always non-judgemental. We are a medium sized charity, with the majority of our income coming from client contributions, Trusts and Foundations.
As well as delivering individual and couple relationship counselling, we are proud of our flagship systemic family therapy service which is unique to Scotland. Please visit our website Bright-light.org.uk for more information.
Our Visionis a better quality of life and wellbeing for people and their families through strengthening relationships.
Our Aim is to provide, develop, and co-ordinate a confidential accessible counselling, family therapy, health and wellbeing service in Edinburgh and the Lothians for people in relationships. As a not-for-profit charity, we deliver a professional service in Edinburgh and Lothians to strengthen and enable close personal relations and to promote emotional well-being.
Our Values: Always compassionate and caring
Striving to be accessible, inclusive and empowering.
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for co-ordinating and developing the work of a highly skilled team offering counselling and complementary therapies for people wishing to address their stimulant drug use. We’re open to secondments (minimum 2 years’ duration).
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.