We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Volunteer Development Manager to lead the development and implementation of a sustainable volunteer strategy for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, where volunteers form an integral part of our activity and service delivery.
The Volunteer Development Manager will ensure that the most appropriate volunteering roles are established, developed and implemented, taking account of established best-practice in volunteering.
You will have a proven track record in leading and developing volunteer programmes, volunteer management and partnership working. With demonstrable ability to motivate and inspire others, you will be a good communicator with strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation. Our vision is to see a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. Our sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, gives free support to ex-service men and women, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme membership/update.
We are looking for an Immediate Help Service Initial Assessment Officer to join our successful team.
The position of Initial Assessment Officer within FDAMH is a key post. The primary function of the Initial Assessment Officer is to meet with clients, discuss their reasons for attending and from there, to agree with the client the best course of action to meet their needs. This post requires a person with considerable experience, resilience, empathy and a clear understanding of how social, environmental and health and wellbeing factors impact on an individual’s whole life and that of their family and social contacts.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic, personable and outgoing person who is multi skilled in all fundraising activities. The post requires someone with excellent communication skills, who is self-motivated and exceptional organisation skills.
With overall responsibility for all areas of fundraising activities and the sole fundraiser for the organisation you will be able to plan and take the lead on every aspect of all fundraising activities including trusts /foundations, corporate / commercial, individuals and events.
Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation is seeking to appoint a part time Policy and Research Officer to join our communications department. This role will support our Policy Manager to ensure that Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded policy campaigns have visibility, credibility and impact across a broad range of decision makers, elected representatives and influencers in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a role related to policy development, gathering evidence through a range of research methods and using this data to produce policy documents and research-based publications.
He / she will have a high level of analytical, written and communication skills and demonstrable experience of researching, analysing and organising diverse materials.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme membership/update.
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities. We have just launched a new branch in Falkirk and are now seeking two versatile and friendly people to join our team and help local adults overcome loneliness and isolation. It’s an interesting and rewarding role!
You will be forging links with the local community, planning and delivering our events programme and supporting members and volunteers to participate. If you have great organisational and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.
The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support:-
Working closely with a number of Community Mental Health Teams, you will work with people using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.
You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.
As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health problems. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required for this post.
Your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of people you are looking after. You will act as a key worker to specific people and lead service projects contributing to company objectives. You will often be helping people to wash & dress, eat & drink, and go about their daily activities. You may be cooking for them or taking them shopping, helping filling in forms for them, or moving them into a comfortable position.
You will often be the first to alert professionals with updates on support and any new health problems. You will be liaising with a variety of professionals to ensure that the relevant support is provided.
If you are a motivated individual who takes pride & accountability in the work you do, then we want to hear from you!
A comprehensive, engaging and interactive induction programme is provided; however, it is essential that applicants can meet the following criteria:
• Experience of dealing with challenging behaviours
• Good communication & interpersonal skills
• Ability to be flexible in approach to work
• Good reporting & recording skills
• Full Manual Driving licence.
Due to Step Ups expanding programme, we welcome motivated and person centred candidates to apply.