A fantastic opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust as Non-Executive Directors. Directors perform a vital role, overseeing the management of the Charity and acting as ambassadors for the work of the organisation.
Over the last 30 years, the Trust's mission has been to provide quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve their health and wellbeing. ELGT delivers an inspiring, ground-breaking, and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects that enables them to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage.
This is a great opportunity to support our work in making a real, positive impact in the lives of local communities. We are looking to recruit four new Board members and a Vice-Chair with a keen interest in improving the quality of life for communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians through the creation and development of sustainable, well-managed and accessible greenspaces, which have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals.
Over the last year the Trust has responded exceptionally well to the challenges of the pandemic and there is great potential for our organisation to meet the needs of our communities and greenspaces and contribute towards our Green Recovery.
To perform the role successfully potential candidates should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to our work. The Person Specification details a range of experience and knowledge that is applicable to the work of the Board. We are keen to recruit at least one person with HR experience and one with a health background. Previous Board experience is desirable but not essential and we encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Directors are appointed in a personal capacity for an initial three-year period and meetings take place quarterly. The Board commitment is to attend the four meetings each year, reading and reviewing papers, and providing occasional support to the team. In addition, some engagement activities also benefit from participation from the Directors, such as attending events and opening of projects.
Directors are not remunerated for this work; however, all necessary travel and expenses will be reimbursed.
We're an equal opportunity organisation and value diversity within our organisation. We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process.
Tiphereth is seeking a Day Service Manager to lead our day service provision for adults with learning disabilities based in Edinburgh. As a Camphill community our work is based on the ideals of Rudolf Steiner.
This is an exciting opportunity to take on a senior role in our community.
Operating Monday to Friday we have five projects specialising in the arts, horticulture, woodwork, environmental initiatives and social enterprises. Our Skills for Growth project supports the educational aspects of growth and development for the members who attend our services.
60+ members are supported by 30+ staff and volunteers, some of whom you will have line management responsibilities for.
You will be motivated to lead a service that creates opportunities for each member to participate in a real work setting, believing that work and education are the primary vehicles for personal growth and development.
Upholding the highest standards of care and support you will be the Registered Manager for the service. Having extensive management experience within the Health and Social Care sector and with adults with learning disabilities; you will work alongside a team of senior managers who, led by the Chief Executive Officer, have wider responsibilities for the delivery and wellbeing of the whole community and its range of residential, day service, educational and social enterprise projects, delivering positive outcomes for the members who live and work in our Camphill community.
This is a 37.5 h/week full-time post and you will be expected to be onsite during the service delivery hours Monday to Friday.
The salary for this post is £36,673 with pension and 36 days holiday per year – please note that our holidays are fixed in line with the closure times of our service.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.