RE:SET - Revising Youth Mindset - is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in, and outside of, the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.
This initiative is funded to work alongside the school to equip pupils with the motivation and skills required to engage in a formal learning environment; reduce exclusion; raise aspiration; tackle ingrained behaviour; attitudes; improve family relationships and increase attainment and attendance, contributing to more young people entering positive destinations when they leave school.
We now have an opportunity for the right candidate to lead on the delivery of the RE:SET service which is currently run in schools within Fife and Edinburgh.
This is a hybrid post made up of 21 hours Team Leader and 14 hours RE:SET Mentor where you will be required to cover front line delivery of the service within our school based units which are currently situated in Fife and Edinburgh.
Job share applications will be considered
This post is initially funded for 13 months with the possibility of extension.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can demonstrate excellent leadership, management and networking skills.
You will report to the Schools Development Manager who is responsible for the development and running of the overall service. You will have operational responsibility for the successful day-to-day delivery of the service, including line management responsibility for staff in each school. You will be responsible for supporting programmes to ensure that the RE:SET service meets its strategic goals and performance targets. You will also be responsible for building working relationships with schools and other partner agencies.
You will have excellent communication skills, supervisory or management experience, with the ability to motivate staff and engage with young people. Part of each week will be spent in the school setting working with young people.
You will have experience and/or understanding of working with socially excluded young people and be able to develop and deliver a training programme that identifies and meets the needs of individuals. Experience of delivering group work and one to ones to young people overcoming multiple barriers are essential for supporting participants to achieve their potential. The ability to work with a range of other disciplines is also essential. As this post is school based, staff will be required to take annual leave during school holiday periods and not during school term time.
Established over 75 years ago, Youth 1st is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth workers, volunteers and young people in Fife.
The core purpose of Youth 1st is to act as a hub of information and resources to support Fife’s youth groups and organisations and their youth workers who enable young people to realise their full potential. Each year a number of youth groups and organisations become members of Youth 1st. We currently have approximately 7000 young people throughout Fife attending over 180 different youth groups and organisations. Most of our member groups are organised and run by volunteers. Our highly experienced staff team offer support, advice, access to training and events to all our members across Fife. We are a valued Youth Work partner in both the Local and National Voluntary Youth Work Sectors and work closely with our partners in Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action and other agencies across Fife.
We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our lively and engaged Board of Trustees. You will have a passion for Youth Work and will want to make a difference to local communities in Fife. You will like working as part of a team and enjoy making things happen. You will be a clear thinker, an active listener, a good communicator and are not afraid to speak your mind. You are responsible and committed and have time to give. We will offer support and training where needed to help you quickly find your way around the role.
You will have professional financial experience, either from the voluntary, the commercial or the public sector; an ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences; the skills to communicate the underlying messages behind financial information, and a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board; and a willingness to familiarise yourself with the SORP & OSCR guidance on managing charity accounts.
You will work closely with the Management Team of Youth 1st, in particular the Operations Manager, offering guidance and support as required. You will be expected to attend relevant financial and office bearer meetings to support the Management Team.
We hold Board meetings 5 times a year in Kirkcaldy, usually on a Monday or Wednesday evening, and we organise an annual away day. Trustees often have actions to work on between meetings and may be required to attend working group meetings as set by the Board of Trustees. You will also be expected to attend the Annual General Meeting usually held in August and report on the Annual Accounts during that event.
Our Trustees are unpaid, but we can offer travel expenses. In return for your time and expertise, we offer you the experience of being part of an exciting and established organisation, and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people, youth workers and volunteers in the Fife Community.
1 x 24 hour post, 1 x 25 hour post and 1 x 30 hour post. Weekly Rota (8am – 6pm approx., variable days)
Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.
This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc.
Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period). This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.
In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and potential for SVQ 3 following initial year contract.
In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
• Excellent pension schemes
• Specialist induction training
• Potential for SVQ 3 following initial year contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a three month temporary position with Phoenix Futures’ Recovery through Nature (RtN) to work delivering our Fife programme. The position will be for 3 months from appointment (but may be extended), and will be 30 hours per week.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic working with our Service User group, and can evidence experience of delivering programmes in an outdoor environment.
You will be required to hold an outdoor first aid qualification, a driving licence enabling you to drive mini-buses, possess excellent communication and IT skills and the ability to co-ordinate the day to day running of Recovery through Nature groups.
You will possess a sound knowledge of Health and safety, risk assessing and the ability to deal with client issues that may arise whilst working outdoors. This is predominately a lone working role. An understanding of substance misuse issues would be beneficial.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a Children and Young People’s Support Workers for 9 months to cover maternity leave. This role provides practical and emotional support to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse. Candidates should have a good understanding of domestic abuse, have experience in providing direct support and have excellent communication skills. The successful applicants will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in childcare or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to work as part of a team. They will also have a passion for improving the lives of women and children who have experienced abuse.
The post will be based in Glenrothes and will involve travel across all areas of Fife.
Subject to PVG check
Based in Glenrothes you will provide comprehensive administrative support to FWA workers, management and Board Members and assist with the day to day running of a busy office. General duties include: Assisting with HR processes, using internal database systems to maintain files, dealing with calls and providing a friendly reception to visitors. Applicants should be computer literate with experience of Microsoft Office and have excellent communication skills.
Based in the Glenrothes area to provide a deep cleaning and setup service for both temporary accommodation and offices.
2 years’ experience of commercial cleaning essential.
Travelling throughout Fife on a regular basis - access to own transport essential.
Aberlour Options Residential Fife
Based in Dunfermline in a purpose-built house providing full-time, long term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities, our service is a national resource and is widely recognised by both care professionals and parents. We provide quality living for those children and young people who can no longer live at home.
You will contribute to the leadership, management and development of services for children, young people and families in line with planned objectives and assist with service review and evaluation. You will play an important role in the overall management function of the service.
You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting, and understand the impact of disability on social inclusion. You are required to meet the qualifications requirement for this post which is at SCQF Level 8 (eg. HNC, SVQ Level 4). This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Residential Child Care Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities.
You will be a professionally qualified accountant with a knowledge of charity accounting, analysis against budgets, technical & analytical skills, working at a strategic level and you will have experience of managing and motivating staff.
Role Summary and Purpose
This role will be responsible for ensuring that all financial and reporting and forecasting is carried out to professional standards and in accordance with OSCR Charity and statutory regulations for finance. You will provide advice and guidance to budget holders and work with senior managers to provide accurate information to aid effective decision making. You will provide day to day management, support and professional guidance and development to finance team employees.
You will have experience and a positive a track record in financial accounting with third sector charity experience being highly desirable. You will be CCAB qualified or qualified by experience. You will have experience of Sage, management accounts preparation, year-end accounts preparation, budgeting, VAT & Tax returns and knowledge of accountancy processes, statutory requirements and charity regulation in Scotland.
About Scouts Scotland
We are Scotland’s largest co-education youth movement. Each week we help almost 40,000 young people across Scotland enjoy fun, friendship and outdoor adventure.
By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders, delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and will make a bigger impact in our communities. For more information please visit scouts.scot
Role Summary and Purpose
This role will support the Head of Fundraising, Finance and Administration in the implementation and growth of our fundraising strategy. This is an exciting position for someone to provide outstanding support to our community and events fundraising activities across Scotland and to develop your trust and grant fundraising experience.
We are looking for someone with broad fundraising experience to support the Head of Fundraising, Finance and Administration. You will work creatively, engaging with donors, inspiring donations among existing and future supporters and members. You will have experience of working in one of these areas of fundraising: community, events, trusts.
This role is subject to a 6 months probationary period.
Please download the Job Description below for further information about this role.
Scottish Mining Welfare Trust is a registered charity which has been in existence since 1927.
We provide subsidised holidays to people who have worked in the mining industry and their family.
We exist to help alleviate social isolation and give opportunities to people who may have financial difficulties. We work in Partnership with CISWO and other Third Sector organisations to provide the best supported service.
This is an exciting opportunity to support a diverse and expanding organisation and build on and further develop its services.
Safe Space supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse through one to one counselling, group-work, a young peoples’ service and an outreach service.
The post forms part of the team at Safe Space, based in Dunfermline. Initially working at the premises for training, the post holder will then deliver 12 hours of one-to-one counselling per week in schools and residential contexts, as well as liaison with professionals, within schools, Safe Space and other relevant bodies.
Within the 20 hour total the post holder must include the regular team meetings on Thursdays. Evening client appointments may be required, as may occasional weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be granted as appropriate. The holiday entitlement will be 5.6 weeks plus 9 public holidays pro rata. Staff attend weekly staff meetings, internal and external supervision.
This post is currently funded until March 2020.
These vacancies are linked to our Recreation Programme of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise, make friends and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment.
Part Time Recreation Programme Support Workers who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Programme groups. Current vacancies are 2 or 3 set days per week, on a Monday/Thursday/Friday plus the possibility of additional ad hoc hours, usually on a Wednesday.The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities. The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.
Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage
Remuneration at £8.50 – £9.00 per hour.
Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
Options In Life runs programmes of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment. The aim of the Recreation Programme is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends, realise their own potential and, most of all, have fun. Our focus is on increasing confidence, self esteem and independence through peer support and team building
A vacancy exists for a Recreation Programme Lead Support Worker who will lead the support team on the Recreation Programme group outings, providing support, advice and guidance to the other support staff and volunteers, to make sure the Options in Life service users’ emotional, minor medical and general needs are met, in order to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the programme. The Lead Support Worker is also responsible for completing all related paperwork on the outings.
The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check.
The Post is part time, 26 hours per week, with the possibility of occasional additional ad hoc hours Remuneration at £10.00 per hour.
Applicants must have experience of working with young people who have learning, social and communication difficulties, and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, applicants must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Must be a car owner. Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage
The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £8.70 - £9.25 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.