It is an exciting time to work with Queens Cross and we are looking for dynamic and motivated individuals to join us.
As an innovative and award winning Housing Association we have undertaken a planned programme of change to ensure we continue to deliver excellent services to all of our customers, now and in years to come. This has led to a number of opportunities to work with us to help us achieve our vision of Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities.
We are a community-based housing association located in the north west of Glasgow. We manage nearly 4,500 homes and provide tenancy support and community development activities to enhance the local area.
Our employees are expected to take ownership of their workload and adopt a solution-focussed approach that makes a difference to our tenants, other customers, and stakeholders. We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and the ability to build strong working relationships with their colleagues.
Our Wellbeing Service for people aged 60+ has a long established history of providing support to older people living independently in their own homes. Our vision is to create Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities and to help people live well by providing support when it’s needed most.
We are looking for enthusiastic, empathic individuals committed to the wellbeing of people aged 60+ to join our successful team.
Our service offers a unique approach to helping older people remain active members of their local community, promoting independence, building resilience and working with people to achieve their individual goals.
We provide Queens Cross Housing Association tenancies for people age 60+ and enhanced housing management to help them maintain their tenancy
We deliver ‘interventions’, working with people when their health deteriorates, helping them regain their independence (this work strand is funded to April 2020)
We work one to one with people to support independence and use the good conversation approach to build their resilience
We’ve achieved ‘very good’ ratings from the Care Inspectorate and are looking for exceptional people to join us in the following roles:-
Assistant Wellbeing Worker– equivalent of 35 hours a week
Working from one of our operational bases, working Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm and weekends and public holidays 8.30-12pm on a rota basis
Sessional Support Workers- Flexible hours by agreement at £9.73 per hour
Staff benefits package includes:-
· Generous salary of £ 17717 to £ 19087
· Annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus 13 public holidays (enhanced rate if worked).
· Choice of pension schemes and active personal development plan for our staff
· Job share applications will be welcome.
We are looking for people who have experience in providing support to people and whose values also match that of the organisation – respect, integrity and aspiration.
We are a value led organisation and you will share our commitment to respect, integrity and aspiration.
The post holder will be expected to meet the competency levels expected of all Queens Cross staff particularly with emphasis on attitude, behaviours’ and a customer first approach.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. The Association operates a Job Interview Guarantee Scheme, which means that if you have a disability, and meet the minimum criteria outlined within the Job Description, you will be guaranteed an interview.
To support our LGBTI colleagues and to create an inclusive environment we have signed up to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Working with Stonewall Scotland, we ensure that all our policies, procedures and staff benefits align with best practice for sexual orientation, gender identity, equality, diversity and inclusion.
MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided
MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.
Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.
We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.
What you will bring:
· Proven ability to work constructively with a team
· Experience working with vulnerable people
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent organisational skills
· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector
· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users
· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND
As part of the organisation’s Benefits Advice Service, you will be responsible for assessing the individual entitlements of people affected by MND in the North of Scotland, and helping them to maximise the financial support available to them.
MND Scotland is looking for someone to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to access the benefits to which they’re entitled. Ensuring provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND.
This is a key role within the Benefits Advice Service. You will work with people affected by MND to identify their entitlements, based on their individual circumstances, and submit appropriate applications. Liaising with public bodies, as required, assisting clients in navigating often complex application processes and ensuring speedy access to benefits. Reassuring people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in welfare and benefits, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding of statutory welfare and benefits systems and processes is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society.
This post supports families affected by MND in the local authorities of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Orkney, Stirling and Shetland.
Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:
· Work with people affected by MND in line with the principles and aims of the organisation.
· Empower and involve people affected by MND as much as possible in decisions that affect them.
· Manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.
· Liaise with colleagues in other teams to develop the support they, and the organisation, gives to people affected by MND.
· Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.