P4W is an Inverness based health focused charity.
We are currently looking to recruit a new health-walks manager to take over the work from our long-time coordinator who is about to retire.
The P4W Walk service has been thoroughly reviewed over the last couple of years and we now want a new full-time health-walks manager to take this important service to the next level.
P4W Walk works to create and sustain healthy communities by supporting the delivery of local, volunteer led health-walks via 17 current walking groups located in the eastern part of the Highlands. The groups walk locally each week supported by volunteers who give up their time to lead and enthuse the walkers.
We believe that by offering people the opportunity to undertake a regular, local, led walk in the company of others we can not only support individuals to safeguard their own health but, also offer social opportunities and help to break down social isolation and loneliness in a very positive and empowering way.
A key focus of health-walking is supporting people who are currently living a sedentary life into more active lifestyles - we have recently developed our work to actively support people with dementia and their carers. We have now secured funding to further encourage weekly walkers to become active travellers too by replacing regular car journeys with walking and cycling.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated new Health-Walks Manager to lead this work which sits within the Partnerships for Wellbeing (P4W) charity based in Inverness. Working with office-based colleagues and our large team of volunteer health-walk leaders you will share your enthusiasm for active, happy, healthy lifestyles with new walkers and volunteers alike. You will engage with partners and stakeholders to support the ongoing development of health-walks and build on the work of this well-established but evolving project.
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Community Energy Scotland is seeking a suitable candidate to this permanent post. The Development Manager role is vital to CES’ continuing function as a leading community energy development charity. It requires creativity, excellent networking and project development skills, foresight in identifying and accessing project funding opportunities and the ability to construct compelling funding bids. A key part of the role is to look forward and help maintain CES’ role as an innovator in the implementation of low carbon community energy options. We’re looking for a colleague who will be highly committed to CES and our mission, experienced in community energy and who will be able to work effectively on their own and in a team context.
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)
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.