Are you passionate about children’s health and wellbeing services in Scotland? Do you have experience of leadership, training, and service delivery? Then Children’s Health Scotland would love to hear from you.
Every child has the right to the best possible health. We are seeking to appoint a Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services who will help us to ensure this right whilst leading the development and delivery of our highly respected Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services in Scotland.
The main purpose of this role is to develop the quality, effectiveness and credibility of our Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services in Scotland whilst providing strategic oversight of the management, delivery, and evaluation of the services. You will also be responsible for contributing to the organisation’s overall policy development and strategic planning. Key areas of responsibility include: Leadership, Service Delivery, Learn with Children’s Health Scotland, and National Funding and Contracts. To find out more please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Inclusion Alliance is a small not for profit organisation person-centred community-based daytime service supporting adults with high support needs to lead ordinary lives in their communities. Inclusion Alliance was created by families who wished for alternative community-based support compared with historical models of care and has been established for over 20 years.
We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our team to work with 2 people providing one-to-one support. Monday and Tuesday would involve working with one person and Wednesday and Thursday would involve working with a second person.
We are looking for a person to provide one-to-one support for two gentlemen with learning difficulties to help be included in ordinary life. You would work would include helping the men to access social, leisure and volunteering opportunities in the community.
The person who requires support on a Wednesday and Thursday has his own car and enjoys visiting a variety of places therefore a car driver with the relevant licence and experience is required for the role.
Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be committed to working in a person centred way ensuring that support is built around this person’s wishes and needs. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as full training and development will be provided.
Additional hours may potentially be available in a relief capacity to cover annual leave and other absences.
Inclusion Alliance exists ‘to enable those who need long-term support to lead the lives that they and the people closest to them choose, as full members of their local communities’.
VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated fundraising professional with strong entrepreneurial skills to support the implementation of VOCAL’s fundraising strategy and business plans.
Applicants will evidence extensive experience in corporate fundraising, partnership development, trust funds and foundations, fundraising events, project planning, management and delivery.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent planning skills to support VOCAL’s strategic approach and the ability to produce detailed implementation plans for fundraising projects. They will bring an excellent knowledge of the main strands of income generation, alongside proven communication, leadership and people skills and an excellent ability to initiate and manage cross sector partnerships and relationships.
Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs.
Every week, we encourage our students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities.
As we are expanding our provision to create new opportunities for young disabled people in Edinburgh, we are recruiting for new staff to support the delivery of our services. We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience – a background in teaching or facilitating, especially in music, drama, IT/digital skills and the creative arts, is especially desirable.
The role includes supporting students in workshops and working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.
We are recruiting for full time (minimum 30 hours per week; up to 35 hours available) posts. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £9.60 p/h.
Upmo has an exciting opportunity for a Curriculum Development Manager to join our team.
This role will support the creation and installation of a new and enhanced curriculum to provide a positive education experience as well as meaningful outcomes for our students. The Curriculum Development Manager will provide hands-on support to our facilitators, offering advice and training to develop skills within our team.
The position is well suited to an applicant educated to SCQF Level 9 or above, with experience of working within the social care and/or third sector. This is a full-time position with a fixed term contract of 2 years, salary £30,000 per annum.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for a Team Leader based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life. The Team Leader will provide direction and guidance to a team of support workers delivering direct support across Edinburgh. The Team Leader will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Support Workers, and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies.
The Team Leader will also provide direct support when required. You will be required to Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role you will ensure that support workers provided recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. You will also provide direction, development and mentorship for support staff
We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications Level 4 or be willing to undertake this and experience of working in mental health field. And have experience of being a registered manager as this will be a requirement for this post. This role will occasionally require you to work evenings and weekends, as well as participating in on-call duties. If you're looking for a new challenge and want to develop your already strong skills, then this is the role for you.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
Intercultural Youth Scotland
As the Gyals Group & DofE Lead, you will join a dynamic organisation with a fast-growing team combining activism, professionalism and a close connection with Black and people of colour (BPoC) young people.
Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is rapidly becoming Scotland’s major voice for BPoC children and young people. Established two years ago as a small youth work organisation oriented towards BPoC youths, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of over 25 staff members – almost all of us BPoC young people – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all BPoC children and young people in Scotland.
We centre anti-racism and the experiences of BPoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut BPoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of BPoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and a community organisation.
The Gyals Group & DofE Lead is responsible for leading and delivering the IYS Gyals Group as well as our associated Duke of Edinburgh Award work, in groups inside and outside schools. They will work closely with the Youth Work Lead and Youth Work Practitioners within the youth work team to liaise with young people and organise activities for these groups. The Lead will be an integral part of the Youth Work team, collaborating and checking in with the rest of the team through weekly team meetings, providing updates on and shaping the future of the Gyals Group project, and benefitting from shared knowledge across the team.
Perks of this role:
We value voluntary and paid experiences equally! We understand that people have experiences and skills that can’t be captured in formal job experience or qualifications – no matter what your experience level, if you think you’d be a good fit for the job then please apply. We want to see what you’ve got! (Training and professional development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.)
We particularly encourage dark-skinned people, migrants, LGBT+ people and people who experience multiple marginalities to apply!
The post-holder will need to undergo a PVG check, which we will help you with.
Responsibilities and Duties
Are you passionate about social justice? Do you want to take part in events where we are able to raise funds by communicating our vision for a transformed Scotland where communities are more caring, more compassionate and more resilient? If so then we’d love to hear from you.
We have several well established events, like the upcoming Bethany Big Sleep Out, and several new events we are developing. You will be working with the Fundraising Manager and Team Lead as well as coordinating volunteer involvement and Bethany Ambassadors.
We are looking for someone with event management experience. Someone who is competent on social media and other marketing streams to secure participants and volunteers, proficient in conducting risk assessments and in securing resources for minimal/no cost.
Most of all we want someone who has a real passion for helping disadvantaged people, who believes everyone deserves a home and a right to contribute to society. We can offer a vibrant, fun team which has enjoyed significant success in the last 2 years and has a clear strategy for growth in the coming years. Bethany is a values driven organisation and those values are at the very heart of all we do.
Relief Support Workers required (possibly leading to permanent)
Inclusion Alliance is a small not for profit organisation person-centred community-based daytime service supporting adults with high support needs to lead ordinary lives in their communities. Inclusion Alliance was originally created by families who wished for alternative community based support compared with historical models of care and has been established for over 20 years.
Car driver not essential but desirable for certain posts and the ability to use own car is also desirable.
We are looking for people to provide one-to-one support to men and women with learning difficulties to help them be included in ordinary life. You would work with the person helping them to access educational, social, leisure and work opportunities in the community throughout the Edinburgh area.
A satisfactory PVG disclosure check is required for this post
Upmo is currently looking for an Enterprise Support Manager to join our Development team.
The Enterprise Support Manager will develop and implement Social Enterprise activities in line with the strategic goals of the organisation and our charitable mission.
This role is well-suited to an excellent communicator and networker who has a business qualification or practical experience in an enterprise position. The candidate must have professional experience of, and interest in, the creation and growth of new ventures.
Upmo is a charity providing personalised support and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Partners in Advocacy is a lead Scottish organisation providing high quality independent advocacy, for a range of advocacy partners since 1998.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our supportive and friendly Edinburgh team. The advocacy worker role will provide one to one independent advocacy for adults 16 plus with a learning or physical disability and for older people. The role ensures that people’s views and wishes are heard and they are able to make informed choices so that they have influence over decisions which affect their lives.
Full training and ongoing support will be provided to the successful applicant and while the contract is until July 2022 there is the hope of extension beyond that date. In addition, our ambitious development agenda provides ample opportunity to develop and expand you’re experience and skills.
We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of people. If you think your skills, experience and expertise can meet the criteria detailed in the person specification, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the application form ensuring you provide examples of how your knowledge and experience meet each part of the person specification.
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work with VOCAL supporting the engagement, planning, delivery and promotion of the carer training and peer support programme for unpaid carers across Midlothian. VOCAL is a carer-led organisation.
The successful applicant will: