Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover common ground.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of activities and projects, and facilitate community and cross-sector engagement with professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.
Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced dedicated team who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery.
We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.
We will also consider applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.
The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.
Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Head of Women’s Services and work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outwardly to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders
We are looking for a highly experienced Youth Worker to join our team on a full-time basis.
Do you have experience in developing programmes of work?
Do you have experience in writing successful funding applications?
If so, then we would love to hear from you. Please note this post has no direct line management responsibilities, but we are looking for a highly skilled team player with sound experience, skills and knowledge in developing and overseeing all aspects required in the delivery of youth work programmes. The salary reflects the level of skill and experience required for this post.
1 post funded until March 2022 with additional funding being sought for continuation.
1 post funded until September 2022 with additional funding being sought for continuation.
We are seeking two Youth Support Workers to join our youth work team supporting young people in the greater Gorbals area.
People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness.
To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other.
Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family. Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People (RSVP). This service primarily engages with people in Glasgow City Centre, however, we have encountered a growing number of people in the South and West of the City. The RSVP Street Support Outreach worker will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who are rough sleeping in Glasgow or at risk of rough sleeping. Working in pairs, they will engage with Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People and support them to present for accommodation, engage with health and addiction services as well as other homeless services. They will establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and minimises the number of nights an individual rough sleeps.
The Complex Needs Team provides named Outreach key workers to provide a more intense ongoing support to people rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping who also have additional complex needs. These can include physical health, mental health, criminal justice and addictions. Staff work in partnership with other elements of RSVP and external agencies to ensure support needs are identified and met.
Staff in our Access Hub provide Advice and Information and are a Walk in Service. Staff can support individuals with their benefits, accessing accommodation, use of phones and computers and access to our partner agencies who also have a presence and provide a range of health and wellbeing services. In addition to this, Hub provides Outreach Clinics in Hotel/B&B accommodation providing additional support.
All elements of RSVP work closely together to provide joined up cohesive support for the Individuals we support. This role requires the flexibility to work across all elements of RSVP and requires shift work 7 days per week, 365 days per year. This role also requires a level of visibility and promotion of Simon Community Scotland and interaction with members of the public.
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
To develop the work of Gorbals Parish Church to serve the needs of both the Community and the Congregation and to work with relevant groups and individuals to enhance the lives of vulnerable people in the community.
Do you know about the Housing First approach?
Are you ready for a change in your career?
Can you bring understanding and empathy to people’s lives?
Can you support people to make a home and be connected to their community?
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our new Housing First service in Streetwork, Edinburgh.
The Housing First Support Worker will be competent in delivering trauma informed, person-centered support and capable of working in a community-based lone working capacity. They will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified support plans.
You will report to the Service Lead and work in harmony with our leadership team and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with the wider social care partnership.
Does this still sound like you? Then we want to hear from you today!