“When I was struggling with my caring role, I was pointed to VOCAL. I was so impressed with the quality of the support I received that I felt this was an organisation to which I could contribute.
I became a volunteer and after a couple of years I was co-opted as a trustee. I really value the help I am able to give the charity.”
Supporting carers … as a VOCAL trustee
VOCAL is a carer-led agency, supporting over 10,000 carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian. In 2019 VOCAL celebrated its 25th anniversary.
To increase the health and welfare of carers, relieve the poverty and distress of carers and to give carers a voice, we seek further trustees, preferably with some caring experience within their families and circle of friends, to strengthen VOCAL’s governance and long-term strategic vision.
As we embark on new challenges to meet growing carer demand, we seek trustees who will bring direct or transferable professional or volunteer experience and leadership skills to our Board. Previous board/trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and minority groups.
At present we are particularly looking for applicants with experience in HR, social enterprises, digitalisation, fundraising and income generation, able to offer a minimum of five hours engagement a month.
Trustees attend Board meetings, about 8 per annum, at which the strategies for meeting VOCAL’s objectives are set, and are supported by a senior management team, along with about 30 staff and 60 volunteers. Individual trustees also assist the work of a few sub-committees which address specific areas of our work.
Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic, expanding food charity and we need some fresh talent for our non-executive board to help take us even further. If you’ve got a professional background in: Human resource management, Marketing/Communications, Information technology, Law, Community Education; or, a background in monitoring and reporting, we would love to hear from you.
Even if you don’t have specific experience but feel that you have a contribution to make to our community – especially raising our profile and connecting us with key organisations and future funders – please get in touch.
We would need you to give at least 4 hours a month of your time in order to benefit from your involvement.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
VOCAL is a carer-led organisation. Applicants will evidence an excellent understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey.
Applicants will evidence excellent people and communication skills, with experience in supporting carers through casework and person-centred support work, including experience of supporting individuals to access short breaks.
Excellent knowledge of health and social care, including key legislation and policy affecting carers.
Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.
Fancy pioneering our new homelessness prevention service delivering art projects to communities across Scotland?
Bethany are launching Creative Expressions in January 2020. The service will give the people that we support the means to express themselves and find their own voice by making the creative arts accessible. The range of media will include photography, spoken and written word, poetry, drama, art, film, choirs and music.
The principal role of the Coordinator will be to investigate the needs in communities across Scotland, including the thousands of people we currently support, and assess where short-term projects can be delivered with the potential to lengthen these based on the benefit to the community. Access routes in to projects will initially be through existing Bethany services and partners but open to further external referrals as projects develop.
It is estimated that in addition to the enhancement of existing groups, 3 other creative projects could be developed and delivered each year. These activities would be delivered by arts practitioners organised by the Coordinator and could include wall murals, exhibitions and musical performances.
Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals on the margins of society. They must also have a personal interest and engagement in the creative arts that motivates their desire to see lives transformed by participating in these activities.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) supports over 10,000 carers in Edinburgh & Midlothian. We seek to fill the following vacancy from January 2020: for a professional training officer.
The postholder will play a key role in improving carer recognition, identification and support within NHS Lothian, health and social care partners and major Edinburgh companies and employers, by developing, coordinating and delivering a programme of digital and face-to-face workplace awareness training. The postholder will also support VOCAL’s Carer Training programme.
VOCAL is the leading carer organisation in Edinburgh and Midlothian. We are seeking a qualified and experienced counsellor to provide counselling to adult carers aged 18 years and over. The counselling service is on the COSCA Register of Recognised Organisations. Sessional counsellors receive individual clinical supervision from a supervisor employed by VOCAL and will report to the Counselling Service Manager who will line manage the work.
Aims of the counselling service
Provide counselling to adult carers (18 and older) who provide unpaid care to a family member, partner, relative or friend who requires help to manage a long term illness, disability, physical or mental health problem or drug/alcohol addiction in Edinburgh and/or Midlothian.
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Essential qualifications and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Eidyn Care is searching for the next Home Carer to join their, Award-Winning Team!
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