At LinkLiving, we recognise that every person is unique, so our approach and the support we provide is person-centred. We passionately believe in the importance of having a sense of belonging and we work hard to ensure that the people we support have the opportunities to achieve this.
As Head of Services and Development you will join us at an exciting point in the organisation’s strategic direction. As an exemplar leader you will work closely with our Director of LinkLiving and provide inspiring leadership and management support to our wide range of care inspectorate-registered and non-registered services. You will combine your extensive knowledge of health, social care, community development and trauma informed practice and processes with business acumen to ensure that our services deliver effective outcomes within sound financial and regulatory frameworks which enable growth and development.
What you will need:
Part of the Link group of social enterprises, LinkLiving are a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.
We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire and are part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.
We are proud of our committed workforce who have a variety of skills and experience which, under excellent leadership has continued to develop and grow whilst providing support to vulnerable and excluded people.
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave a wide range of benefits including flexible working in addition to access to a generous contributory pension scheme and a private medical health provider.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting in post.
The Sponsored Events Fundraiser will work with the Events Team to increase income streams and event participants from sponsored event fundraising initiatives across Scotland. In addition, the post holder will assist and support the development of new fundraising events.
The post holder will work with our national fundraising team to deliver an agreed fundraising and events plan and will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to meet and exceed agreed targets and Kpi’s.
The successful applicant will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair, and will work effectively as part of a busy team.
The successful applicant will be able to manage a diverse workload and will be proactive in maximising fundraising events opportunities.
Experience of digital fundraising, working with corporate businesses, press and PR, events and volunteer management is desirable.
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
…Could this be you?
Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including:
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:
competitive hourly rates of £8.70 - £9.25 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
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.