This post is a critical one to the future development of Four Square. You will lead and manage support services across Four Square, including our housing support, housing advice and employability services.
Working with the Residential Services Manager and the Head of Services, you will work to deliver on our contracts while also developing and improving services. This is a great opportunity for someone committed to support people out of homeless services. You’ll need the vision and passion to lead staff and the energy and enthusiasm to make this a first class service.
For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.
We’re now looking for a new Volunteering Administrator to join our team and assist the Volunteer Manager in the recruitment, induction, co-ordination and support of our volunteers at the Farm. A farming background isn’t needed - we’re looking for a self-starter with good IT skills, strong administration and organisational skills to help us secure Gorgie City Farm’s excellent reputation within the City.
Are you passionate about helping disabled people to live a full and enjoyable life?
Do you believe that with your support vulnerable adults can achieve choice and control over their lives?
Are you a person who can build equal, emphatic and positive relationships?
Are you looking for a job where you work over the weekends and nights as well as day shifts on a rota basis?
Are you flexible enough to work over various sites as and when required to cover for your colleagues?
Do you have SVQ Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards it, with funding from employer?
If your answer is yes to the above questions Freespace is the place for you!
We are currently looking for Support Workers to join our dedicated team on a full time (39 hours per week), permanent basis at various locations in Edinburgh on the starting salary of £18252 pa.
You are looking for a rewarding job, but you have other commitments and perhaps you can only work now and again, or at weekends/certain times?
We also have Relief Support Worker vacancies available on a £9.00 per hour rate.
On top of this we offer an enhanced rate for night shift and the opportunity to earn more with sleepovers at the rate of £8.21 per hour. We will offer you 30 days of annual leave (pro rata holiday pay for relief workers) which increases as the length of your employment grows, Life Insurance and auto enrolment pension.
To apply please send your current CV and supporting statement (no longer than 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
This post is excluded or excepted from provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore questions may be asked about all convictions, including those regarded as ‘spent’. PVG membership will be required and the cost of it will be met by Freespace.
This post is exempt as an occupational requirement under paragraph 1 schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
All successful candidates will be required to register (or re-register) with SSSC within 6 months of their starting date.
A Person Specification is available for download below.
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We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.