Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?
You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you!
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:
Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide tenancy support for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.
We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Mental Health Services.
In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
What’s in it for you?
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement, a competitive pension, life assurance and a comprehensive wellbeing package.
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Interested? To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?
Our mission is to make a difference with people and communities, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life.
Corra’s ten-year strategy is a response to the world we live in, and to the one we want to play a part in building. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.
We now need to grow our grants team and recruit a Drugs and Alcohol Specialist.
Corra has a number of staff in Specialist roles focusing on particular areas of work, such as drugs and alcohol, international grants and community grant making.
The role of Drugs and Alcohol Specialist is as a project manager who brings expertise to Corra by having good knowledge of drugs and alcohol services for children, young people, families, and adults, insights of drugs and alcohol services, practices, and policies relating to this specialist area. This will enable them to undertake key activities such as:
• Project Management - ensuring that existing grant services and contracts are delivered to the highest possible standard and that programmes or services delivered by Corra on behalf of others are meeting all contractual obligations.
• Design, develop, deliver and review grant programmes which relate to drugs and Alcohol
• Provide essential information to stakeholders, reporting on Corra’s achievements against KPIs.
• Be Corra’s “go-to expert” for accurate information and insights of services for drugs and alcohol support
We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in resource management; financial appraisal; project management, communication, relationship building and listening.
Do you enjoy helping people out of difficult situations? Are you a people person who can advocate on people’s behalf if they are unable to do so? Would you like to help people get more money and be less stressed?
We are looking for 2 income maximisation advisers who will work directly with people to improve their financial situation. If you have experience of providing benefit and/or money advice then we would love to hear from you.
These posts are based within our Advice and Employability Team in Edinburgh and are part of the wider income maximisation service funded by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board. We are a supportive team of people who really care about uplifting our communities and helping individuals and families thrive.
At present most of these services are provided via telephone appointments from home but some services may start to be operating face to face advice soon. We will continue to work in a blended manner i.e., a mixture of working from home, outreach locations and from our offices all in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Please clearly state what post you are interested in on the application form.
Recovery services post
This Advice Worker will help maximise income through advice and case work on benefits and debt to people actively engaging with the substance recovery hubs in South East and South West Edinburgh. The Recovery Hubs are a one-stop shop service offering a full range of drug and alcohol treatments and supports provided by the NHS, social work staff and the voluntary sector. Referrals come from the partners within the network such as Social workers, Community Psychiatric nurses and support workers and close liaising with these professionals is necessary to ensure that the clients receive a smooth service.
Ideally, we would like someone who has work experience or knowledge of working within substance misuse services and the ability to work alongside other professionals providing this service. Experience of providing benefits and debt advice would greatly help but suitable transferable skills and a quick learning aptitude will also be considered.
GP surgery and mental health post
This post provides additional benefit and debt advice provision across 3 GP surgeries in South West Edinburgh and will require the advice to be provided within the GP surgery but will be subject to all current Covid safety guidance. There will also be one additional day providing benefit and debt advice within a mental health team. This is a great opportunity for someone who can develop good working relations with other professions and enjoys problem solving for people.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
•Personal development and employability programmes
•Care at home
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
Our values are:
- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
LinkLiving is committed to providing each person it supports with a high quality, person-centred, individual support service. We do this by striving to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and value within a framework of continuous improvement, underpinned by our Quality Assurance Framework. This post will provide administrative support which facilitates a consistent and positive approach to quality and continuous improvement across all LinkLiving services. The postholder will support the Quality Assurance and Business Support Manager to carry out internal quality processes, action plans, customer satisfaction surveys and consultation projects, audits and evaluations. In addition, they will support the Quality Assurance and Business Support Manager to produce reports and support Service Managers to implement action plans resulting from regular service audits.
We are looking for someone who has good analytical skills and strong attention to detail, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage their workload effectively. It is imperative that the successful candidate has proven ability to form good working relations, both internally and externally with people at different levels in order to gain their buy-in to action changes. The postholder must also be proficient in using MS Office and database systems. For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack below.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities. You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services. This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Due to a restructuring and expansion of the service, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, qualified and motivated childcare professional to manage a busy out of school childcare setting during the school term-time.
Craiglockhart After School Club provides after school club to 122 children, during term time, Monday - Thursday from 2.30-5.45pm and Friday from 12pm-5.30pm.
The After School Club Term-Time Manager will form a key part of our management team, working in partnership with the existing management team and management committee to ensure the setting provides high quality play experiences for children in a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment.
We are looking for someone who is motivated and cares passionately about children's play and their wellbeing. An effective communicator, you will be confident in providing regular feedback to parents/carers and support to your staff team.
Applicants should hold a childcare qualification at SCQF Level 7, however, a qualification at manager/lead practitioner level (SCQF Level 9) is desirable. Experience of working with children in a formal setting in a senior position is essential.
The successful applicant will be required to follow our safer recruitment procedures and membership (or update) of Disclosure Scotland's PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme will be required as will membership/registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
This is an exciting opportunity for a childcare professional to continue their personal development, managing and developing a new out of school childcare provision with a recognised, reputable and leading childcare organisation.
The position is initially a fixed term post of 12 months, with the potential of extension (subject to review)