Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre is a SCIO charity based in Drylaw, Edinburgh. From young people to older adults, we run projects that build confidence and help to achieve positive changes within their community. Currently we run a supported community gardening scheme, several community groups and a youth work programme.
Our charitable aims and objectives are:
To develop the capacity and skills of people living in socially and economically disadvantaged areas in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to create active, flourishing communities. To run a Neighbourhood Centre, primarily for the benefit of Drylaw, Telford and other communities in North Edinburgh.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced development co-ordinator who will support the centre to offer a range of opportunities and activities for people within the community of Drylaw and Telford. Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre is a friendly and welcoming place that is highly valued by those that use it as well as the wider community.
We are looking for someone who will co-ordinate the activities of the centre, including staff and volunteers and who will work to build relationships with other local organisations as well as people in the local community who may benefit from the activities and services it can provide.
Charitable fundraising experience would also be beneficial to the role.
Edinburgh Carers Council is looking for two peer support workers to assist carers and adult siblings of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing. You will recruit and develop volunteers with lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder and support these volunteers in providing both individual and group peer support. You will cover the NHS Lothian area building on established links with carer organisations and NHS Lothian staff in inpatient and community services for eating disorders.
You will have experience of working in a supportive and enabling role in the mental health field and be passionate about the rights of carers and ensuring their voice is heard. You will communicate with empathy and sensitivity and have the ability to build good working relationships. Personal or lived experience as a carer of a person with an eating disorder is desirable.
Are you an experienced health or social care professional who has a passion to improve the quality of life and experience of those living with a neurological condition? Then this challenging and extremely rewarding role offers the opportunity to share your expertise, develop your clinical practice and work with a team of
like-minded individuals who support the Huntington’s disease community.
You would join our Lothian Service as a full-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist, in a role funded by Lothian’s Health and Social Care Partnerships.
About the role
Our Huntington’s Disease Specialists facilitate quality care for those impacted by Huntington’s disease and their families throughout the Lothian area. You will focus on case management, specialist assessment, anticipatory care planning, and coordination of support. This requires partnership working with, and signposting to, appropriate professionals/agencies.
Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential. We will provide you with all the condition-specific knowledge you need in addition to funding your place on Stirling University’s CPD course ‘Huntington’s Disease: An enabling approach to supporting families’, delivered in collaboration with Scottish Huntington’s Association.
Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to families impacted by Huntington’s disease, a devastating hereditary, neurodegenerative condition that causes severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms. There are currently 800 people in Scotland with symptoms of Huntington’s disease and a further 3200 believed to be at risk of developing the condition.
The successful candidate will join Scottish Huntington’s Association at an exciting time as we prepare to launch Standing Tall: A Strategy for Growth 2023 – 28 to transform the care and support for Huntington’s families throughout Scotland. We are an ambitious and hard-working organisation, recognised at national and international levels for our expertise and approach.
What we offer
We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.
As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.
You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.
This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.
EARS is an independent advocacy provider – our role is to make sure people’s voices are heard when there are issues in their lives.
Work undertaken for this post will be in Edinburgh and East Lothian communities, with the office based in West Lothian.
We especially welcome applications from people with some experience of providing advocacy and/or experience of working with people with a disability and/or experience of the Health and Social Care Sector.
EARS is an independent advocacy provider – our role is to make sure people’s voices are heard when there are issues in their lives. We are pleased to announce the following post: Independent Advocate for Older People and Stroke Survivors (28 hours)
Work undertaken for this post will be in the West Lothian community, with the office also based in West Lothian.