With Kids is a small but dynamic charity supporting vulnerable children and families. We have a base in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also work in a number of other local authority areas. We provide an early intervention service for children, aged 3 to 12, who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We also offer social and practical support to their families.
We have been working in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh for the last 8 years supporting families and offering a wide variety of community development support. We have been successful in securing funding through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund to allow us to develop a Children’s Zone project across the whole of Wester Hailes and surrounding area. As a result we have a vacancy for an energetic community and family support worker to work closely with families in the area.
The purpose of this role is to lead the development of community support networks for children and parents/carers including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The person appointed will have a wide range of experience in community development and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable families.
The successful applicant must be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
For more information on With Kids please visit our website at: withkids.org.uk
For further information on this project please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an opportunity for a suitably experienced person to join our Activity Agreements Team in South-West Edinburgh.
Activity Agreements offer support to young people aged 16-19 to take part in a programme of learning and activity. This programme is designed to help them overcome issues which may be a barrier to taking up or sustaining formal learning, training or employment opportunities. Participants access regular advice and support to develop their skills and move them towards a positive destination in exchange for an education maintenance allowance, where applicable.
This role will be to work with young people aged 16-19, developing and implementing a programme suitable for their needs and which reflect the City’s Employability and Skills priorities.
Tripod's vision is of a world where communities organise for collective liberation by confronting the root causes of injustice, fighting to shift oppressive power relations and collaborating to build alternatives.
We want to see social movements which are strategic and focused, led by marginalised and directly affected communities, and capable of enacting lasting change. We believe strong and healthy social movements prioritise personal and collective care, build relationships of intersectional solidarity and respect, and create sustainable group cultures.
About the role
While you will have a particular focus on coordinating the Organising for Power programme, you will support all of Tripod’s activities and take a fair share of the operational responsibilities. We practice skill-sharing and peer coaching within the staff team and will support you to feel confident in your work.
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