Passionate about making a difference for people with mental ill-health?
Birchwood Highland is the leading provider of support for those experiencing mental ill health throughout Highland. With offices in Inverness, Wick, Fort William and Invergordon we operate pan Highland in the delivery of community-based services. In addition, our Recovery Centre in Inverness is a 23-bed residential unit that delivers 24-hour support to residents and respite facilities. It is a unique facility that is graded as providing excellent services by the Care Inspectorate. At the cutting edge of mental health recovery, we lead on excellence and innovation in the sector.
Our organisation also operates a subsidiary, Birchwood Highland Enterprises, that works on a variety of activities that support our work in mental ill-health.
We are currently seeking Trustees to join our dynamic charity board and ensure it provides governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters an exciting new phase of growth.
We are looking for people to help set the policy and strategic direction, targets and evaluate the performance of the organisation. You don’t need to have experience of serving on a Board just a willingness to bring the skills that you have developed during your career to help the Board reach its objectives. Some of the areas where the board would like to increase its expertise include: community development, I.T and legal. We are particularly looking for people with experience or knowledge of the health care sector particularly in the field of mental ill-health.
We're keen to make sure we hear the voice of the whole community in Highland, so welcome applications from people from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
The time commitment can vary depending upon the needs of the organisation, however there are 6 meetings each year of the Board that you will need to attend, and all expenses are reimbursed.
Thera (Scotland) supports adults with a learning disability in their own home, at work and in their local community.
To build on the success of Thera (Scotland) over the past 10 years, we are looking for a new Executive Director who has a lived experience of a learning disability.
Thera (Scotland) works from The Borders to Inverness and we are developing.
Being a Service Quality Director
As the Service Quality Director you will work with the Managing Director to run the company. You will check the quality of support Thera gives people with a learning disability. You will also help people with a learning disability to control Thera and have their voices heard.
As a person with a learning disability you will:
· Use what you know about having a learning disability to help others,
· Talk and listen to lots of different people,
· Tell the other directors what they do well and what they must do better,
· Make decisions and plans about Thera (Scotland)
The Highland Hospice is looking to appoint a Corporate Fundraiser to help generate income by developing and maintaining successful partnerships with corporate supporters, specifically through donations, sponsorship, employee fundraising and events.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Project ECHO® team. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work within the Hospice setting with global digital connectivity.
The job will provide an excellent foundation to build specialised knowledge about the current health and social care landscape in Highland and expand the ability to integrate a project through personalised service and support to a diverse audience of practitioners.
This is an exciting time to join the ECHO® team, an expanding project utilising modern practice in combining administration, marketing practice, digital platforms and collaborative learning including a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Do you want to make a real difference to survivors of sexual violence in Highland, contribute to changing attitudes and perceptions, and work towards the prevention of sexual violence? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our team.
RASASH is committed to providing person centred, therapeutic emotional support and advocacy for anyone in the Highlands aged 13 or over affected by sexual violence; and to working to prevent and eliminate sexual violence in all forms.
We are currently recruiting a 28 hrs. per week sexual violence prevention and campaigns worker based in Inverness but working throughout Highland.
This post is open to female applicants only as this is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
We welcome applications from women with disabilities, LGB, BME and trans women of all ages.
Could you be Key?
Working locally, join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support.
Every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
We also offer good terms and conditions as well as excellent training and support.
So if you are creative, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people to achieve the life they want then... you could be Key!
Headway Highland (SC023551) is a small independent charity that supports adults with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time, home based community worker covering Inverness and the surrounding area. Initially this will be a 12-month contract with the potential for extension dependent on funding.
The post holder will be required to work 16 hours per week at a salary of £19,554 pro-rata with the possibility of increased hours in the future, if suitable. This post may include some evening work, so flexibility is essential. A car driver is also essential as there will be travel involved (car mileage costs will be paid at 45p per mile)
The post holder will be required to facilitate support groups based on social activities, supervise/support volunteers, organise fundraising events and generate awareness of the charity. The applicant will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer in the North of Scotland? Are you passionate about ensuring that people with breast cancer receive the emotional, social and practical support and information that they need? If so, you could be the Service Development Coordinator we are looking for to join our busy team and help us reach more people through our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across the North of Scotland.
Thriving on challenge, you will have the determination to see through the service development process from initial scoping with potential partners to going live, with experience of coordinating and facilitating events or services. Vital will be your confidence in developing and maintaining partnerships with health professionals.
We are looking for a person with excellent organisational and time management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to multitask. Your base will be in Inverness, but you will be working independently with a willingness to travel and work with teams across different geographical sites mainly focused in the North West of Scotland. In return you will be rewarded by making a real difference to the lives of people with breast cancer as well as benefitting from an excellent rewards package including a flexible working environment and a generous annual leave entitlement.
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care.
By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
The Citizens Advice network is contracted to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service encompassing the Money Talks Team (MTT) and Help to Claim projects. This is delivered through the channels of telephone, web chat and face-to-face interaction with clients.
About the job
We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing welfare benefits advice and income maximisation benefit checks, to join us as a Multi Channel Adviser covering Money Talks Team and Help to Claim projects. In this role you will use telephony and webchat as well as seeing clients face-to-face to ensure they get the advice, information and support needed.
To succeed, you will need relevant experience and knowledge of the wider welfare benefit system including Universal Credit, demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills. You will be experienced on using benefit entitlement calculators and in explaining the results of the benefit check. We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively and well organised. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, online claims’ services and Microsoft Office applications is essential. Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.
Hours: 35 Hours per week. The requirement to be available from 8am and up to 6pm is essential and will be allocated on a rota basis.
Type of contract: Fixed-term contract until October 2020 (it is hoped that both projects will receive continued funding beyond this date)
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.
The post holder will develop new/strengthen existing relationships between ‘the Barn’ & ‘Kings Inverness’ congregations and the local community, through the work of a project. With a particular emphasis on engagement with children and families in the post-toddler/pre-school age group upwards, ideally areas where God is already at work and develop, implement and evaluate sustainable ways to support church members to embrace these missional opportunities locally
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.