Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The personal assistant will provide high-quality administrative and organisational assistance to the executive director, as well as – where possible – working to support the activities of the wider senior leadership team and the Mary’s Meals UK board.
Responsibilities include managing the executive director’s diary and appointments, notetaking at meetings, travel arrangements, events coordination, guest hospitality, maintenance of key office systems and, as required, project and research work. Personal integrity and excellent attention-to-detail is paramount for this post.
Because People Matter
Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service
We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.
Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals’ physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and group work settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre
The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is a busy 24/7 service for drug users, combining a Methadone Clinic, Needle Exchange service and a 12 bedded Residential Unit. Its multi-disciplinary teams comprise social care workers, nurses and medical staff, who encourage and support Service Users to find ways of making their drug use less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Many Service Users will be unable to cope and be at risk, but whatever the issue Turning Point Scotland is committed to rehabilitation and recovery through effective person centred support.
Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?
Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.
About the role
Temporary Furnished Flats: To help end homelessness through the provision of temporary furnished accommodation within the Private Rented Sector and providing a high-quality support service for homeless households.
Rent Deposit: To help end homelessness through facilitating access to accommodation within the Private Rented Sector and providing a high-quality support service for (at risk of) homeless households.
We would love you to apply for this role if...
• You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
• You hold SVQ level 2/3 or SCQF equivalent or an appropriate Housing qualification, or willingness to undertake
• You have a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes
• You have working knowledge of SSSC Codes of Practice
You would love to work in this role if...
• You enjoy developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with the people we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
• You have a high standard of professional integrity with colleagues and other professionals
• You are skilled at influencing and informing good working practices
• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation in your service and offers you development opportunities.
What you will be doing
• Effective engagement with landlords and letting agents in the procurement and management of properties, ensuring they are fit for purpose and comply with legal, health and safety and corporate standards.
• Ensuring all referrals to the service are assessed and progressed in line with service specification.
• Ensuring occupancy levels are maintained through efficient allocation and void management of properties.
• Liaison with external agencies such as Community Homeless teams, Housing Benefit and Council Tax teams, landlords, support providers, health services, local authority and other agencies as required.
• Ensuring that contractual obligations and the individual needs of those who we support are met by maintaining a system of regular support.
• Ensuring risk assessments are completed and updated. • Advocating on behalf of the people who we support.
• Investigating and resolving any complaints by the people we support, landlords, neighbours or other external parties.
• Regularly auditing files of the people we support. • Arranging and facilitating regular support and supervision sessions with your team members, utilising best practice in performance management to ensure staff are supported to undertake their roles.
• Completing yearly appraisals and personal development plans with your staff team.
• Ensuring the Better Futures information management system is utilised by staff.
• Ensure a safe system of work is in place for staff who are working outside office hours and in lone working situations. • Ensuring a safe environment for the people we support, colleagues and others.
• Having a detailed knowledge of other relevant services.
• Compiling Ypeople Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and any required local authority returns / reports.
• Representing Ypeople to other agencies or services including Local Authority, Social Work, Housing Services and other relevant services.
• Managing staff sickness and absence issues in conjunction with Human Resources Department.
• Investigating any issues of misconduct within the organisation.
I’m keen! What's next?
Epilepsy Scotland is seeking an experienced, compassionate and enthusiastic Welfare Rights Officer to join its highly successful Welfare Rights service. The Welfare Rights Officer will work alongside our existing Officer to provide high quality information, advice, practical assistance and representation on welfare benefits to people affected by epilepsy. This includes support for assessments, appeals and tribunals, and potentially delivering training and information to a variety of audiences.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have proven 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 affected by epilepsy as they attempt to access disability and other benefits.
You will work closely with our existing Welfare Rights Officer, and alongside our Communications Team who offer a wide range of information and support to people affected by epilepsy through our website, social media and Freephone helpline. You will also help contribute to our policy work related to welfare benefits in Scotland. Initially fixed-term until December 2021, this post forms a key part of our services to people affected by epilepsy in Scotland and may be extended subject to funding. The post can be undertaken full time or pro rata 28 hours per week.