Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Sustrans Scotland is seeking to recruit an individual with a passion for place and urban design to join our Infrastructure Team showcase-sustrans.org.uk/about/places-for-everyone
Ideally you will have a background on landscape architecture, urban design, planning, civil engineering, community engagement or behaviour change and experience in managing projects. As part of the team, you will contribute to the delivery of high quality urban realm projects with a focus on people and place across Scotland focused specifically at the northern regions.
Joining Sustrans Scotland as an Infrastructure Officer, you will be part of the Places for Everyone team, who support a range of partners to design and develop inspirational projects that restore the balance of Scotland’s streets in favour of people walking, cycling and wheeling.
Sustrans offers a range of benefits including flexible hours and home-working arrangements.
· To provide a reception service to all visitors to the Resource Centre.
· Taking referrals.
· To demonstrate the range of specialist aids and equipment to people who are visually impaired and hard of hearing.
· To deal with incoming phone calls.
· Mail handling.
· To undertake stock control duties, which include ordering, stock taking and relevant invoicing and receipting.
· To keep up to date with new equipment and pass the relevant information on to clients and staff.
· To maintain and update information service and ensure leaflets are available in our Inverness office.
· To ensure a professional and confidential service is offered.
· To undertake any other duties that may be required
Sight Action is a registered charity supporting visually impaired people throughout the Highlands and Western Isles.
Are you looking for a change? Why not take this exciting opportunity, join our team, and come work in the beautiful rural regions of the Highlands?
We are currently looking to recruit a Rehabilitation Officer based in Inverness.
As a Rehabilitation Officer you will need a Foundation degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and be able to offer professional advice and support to blind/partially sighted people, their families, carers and to other agencies. You will have proven experience in the field of visual impairment. Ideally, you will also have some experience of working with people with hearing loss.
You will, following consultation with the service user, be able to carry out specialist assessments, plan, prepare and deliver individual care plans and training, towards agreed and achievable outcomes, that will enable them to live as independently and safely as possible.. This will include mobility, independent living skills and training in specialist equipment including low vision aids and to aid social inclusion.
Excellent communication skills and experience of working with other agencies are essential aspects of the role.
I.T skills are important as is the ability to produce accurate and timeous reports.
This is an essential drivers post.
Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be interviewed.
TCV – The Community Volunteering Charity
Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.
For 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone. This role supports TCV in enabling people to improve their health, well-being and local community.
TCV is looking for someone who can engage with communities in Smithton and Culloden, Inverness as part of the People's Health Trust funded Local People project. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual who can engage local people in identifying what positive changes they’d like to make in their community, prioritising issues and delivering solutions. As the priorities which the project delivers are steered by the needs identified from the local community, the activities will be varied and creative.
The Project Officer will have a key role in working with the committed and enthusiastic, established local community decision-making group and will administrate the associated community grant fund. You will need to be confident in engaging and facilitating people and chairing meetings. You will also need to be capable of working independently and on your own initiative.
So, if you are passionate about empowering local people to address their local health, well-being and community issues; and you want to be part of a vibrant TCV team, then this could be the role for you? This position will be offered until the 12th January, 2021 with a strong possibility of this being extended for subsequent years. The Local People’s Programme is a multi year program, it has been running for 6 years and is reviewed and funded annually by the People’s Health Trust.
The position is for 28 hours a week, which will include working some evenings and weekends.
Please download the Job Description and Person Specification via the link below and submit application forms by the 31st August, 2020.
Interviews will take place by Zoom and the date is to be confirmed.
Criminal Record Check:
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check
As this post requires a Criminal Record Check, please view TCV's Ex-Offender Policy.
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:
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.