About Sycamore Inverness
Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.
What we are looking for....
We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.
Work is offered on a casual basis: Relief Workers are not obliged to accept shifts offered and Aberlour is not obliged to offer shifts. In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.
Aberlour have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work with us as an Engagement Coordinator working as part of the Places for Everyone Services team where you will play an will support funded partners to deliver effective and inclusive community engagement and behaviour change activity, enabling the creation of well designed, well used and accessible active travel infrastructure.
As the Engagement Coordinator, you will bring your practical community-based expertise and experience into this advisory and support role. You will have the confidence to share knowledge and good practice to improve the quality of Places for Everyone projects to improve walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure for all.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.
This role may require occasional working at weekends and/or evenings to support the delivery of events.
You should have experience of partnership working and relationship building with a range of internal and external key persons and experience of community engagement in diverse settings.
This role has the potential to have line management responsibilities so you will a desire to or experience in line management, and experience in delivering practical projects which lead to behaviour change.
We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Impact Assessments, your strong oral and written communication skills, project management and reporting.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
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