Crossroads Youth & Community Association is looking to recruit a Charity Manager. This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation, including the staff, its building (The Barn Youth & Community Centre), the funding strategy, and the programme of activities of this longstanding community anchor organisation based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, you are responsible for the day-to-day management of Crossroads Youth & Community Association. You will provide support for the Board and its working groups to ensure they are able to fulfil their responsibilities. You will build good working relationships with Crossroads’ membership, funders, partners and the local community to ensure the organisation is fulfilling its aims and objectives. You will be confident at making decisions for the good of the organisation and a strong team leader. Although the role operates at a strategic level, and you are the senior member of staff, as a small organisation it is important that you recognise it is a hands-on role as well.
This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team.
Like many organisations we had to rapidly transform our delivery methods over the last year to ensure that the communities we support were still connected and supported. We have been able to demonstrate how successful we have been in transitioning our therapeutic supports to a digital model. As we slowly open back up to more traditional supports, we wish to make sure we still have a strong platform of therapeutic support delivered digitally, offering a very blended approach to our supports.
The Virtual resource Centre (VRC) is a digital representation of our bricks and mortar Dementia Resource Centres (DRC), and will be key in our ambitious delivery of digital therapeutic supports across Scotland in line with our strategic aim of supporting people living with dementia so that no-one is alone. It embodies the same principles of dementia friendly design, has a sense of community, and is a place where people living with dementia can meet, benefit from therapeutic groups and activities and speak to staff and volunteers who will offer support and guidance. It is a hub for accessing information at an appropriate time and place, and where you will be made welcome by our host, who is an avatar – a digital person who can speak to you and respond to your questions.
This role will be embedded in the Digital Team but will work very closely with our operational services liaising with colleagues to ensure the menu of activities is supported and delivered on this world first digital platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape and develop a world first service, in an inspirational and innovative team. We have a strong legacy of digital innovation in Alzheimer Scotland and this is the latest addition to our portfolio of digital supports.
You will be line managed by the senior member of the digital team and work very closely with the locality leads. This is a full time, permanent position. Further details about the requirements for this role are included on the attached specification.
Alzheimer Scotland, Policy Team
Scottish Dementia Working Group and National Dementia Carers Action Network
Contract: 1 position, 35 hours per week. This post is currently funded to 31 March 2022 and may be extended subject to future funding being available.
Location: Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, work location is open for discussion with the successful candidate
The collective voice of people with lived experience, as a person with dementia or as a carer, is at the heart of what Alzheimer Scotland do. We have two national active voice groups; The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for people living with dementia and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for people who are carers or former carers of people with dementia. Both groups campaign to protect the rights of people with dementia and carers; influence policy and practice at all levels; support research and raise awareness to challenge stigma and change the image of dementia.
We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide strategic leadership, management and guidance to the team of SDWG and NDCAN development officers, to facilitate an effective campaigning voice of people with dementia and carers.
You will have a recognised professional qualification in community development or community education, social care or health care or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4. You will also have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and capable of working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.