We are seeking a part-time (21 hours per week) Family Support Assistant to join our team. This post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.
The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a range of family support services which address the specific needs of families and support groups, including evidence-based interventions, with the assistance and support of the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley. This includes facilitating family support groups and working with individuals on a one-to-one basis; providing advocacy to support groups and individual family members, and actively promoting family recovery and family inclusive practice.
The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley.
We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 3) or relevant professional qualification; have experience of direct client work, group work, direct work with families and understanding of the voluntary sector; with knowledge of issues affecting families affected by substance use. Candidates should be able to effectively and sensitively advocate for others, with strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
We have new and exciting opportunity to join the Partnerships Team as a Senior Project Officer. Reporting to the National Partnerships Manager at Sustrans and embedded within the Placemaking Team at Scottish Canals you will support delivery of shared priorities for Placemaking and active travel across the canal network.
Working closely alongside other teams across Scotland, you will develop and implement an Active Travel Strategy for Scottish Canals. You will develop a strategic funding pipeline that reflects this strategy and the placemaking priorities within the Scottish Canals Corporate plan. You will identify and develop long term match funding opportunities for the active travel programme, including liaising with funders to discuss potential projects and submitting funding applications.
You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and partners and identify opportunities to align policy aims and increase investment in active travel and placemaking.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Scottish Canals.
Candidates should be based within the geographical area with the expectation of working 4 days a week with Scottish Canals (office or home based) and a day a week with Sustrans Scotland at either hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow, or home based.
You should be an experienced Project Manager with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will have the ability to work in partnership and build relationships with local authorities, other stakeholders and local communities.
A strong team member, you will also have the ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.
Competency in using GIS (geographic information system) mapping would be advantageous.
We ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of the funding environment, identifying new opportunities writing applications, bids, and proposals.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.