Sacro is a social justice charity working to improve people’s lives and make positive change in justice, public protection, community safety, social care, and housing. We work all over Scotland and deliver services to vulnerable people commissioned by local authorities or funded by grants.
We have a business head and a social heart, and we want our work to be as efficient and effective as possible for the people we work with and for our partners and commissioners.
We are looking for an experienced leader to support our teams in business development, project and performance management. You will also project manage developments, as part of our Leadership Team.
You should have a proven track record in business development and project management with excellent analytical skills and the ability to present a business case and performance information. You should be a forward thinker and understand the third sector environment.
Your team will provide leadership on bidding for tenders and applying for funds, so experience in these areas would be very valuable. Some knowledge of the justice and social care sectors would be an advantage but having the right values is what comes first for us.
This is a crucial role in support of our whole organisation and as a leader and we look forward to hearing from you.
This is a full-time post and can be based at any of our hub offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Kirkcaldy but is an approved hybrid working post.
We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development.
We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, 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. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
About the Role
SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.
You will be required to work at both locations. You should be able to provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/ consequences and make an informed choice based on this.
What we are looking for
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable but not essential as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.
This role involves shift working, including evening’s weekends and sleepovers.
What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally.
Some of our benefits include;