Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in hospitals, and our home care service in every part of Scotland.
Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have a unique opportunity for you to join our team and design new bereavement support services across the country.
As the CHAS Bereavement Support National Lead, you will:
Design services to support families experiencing grief and bereavement across Scotland
Develop approaches that CHAS can deploy in hospices, homes, hospitals and communities
Build credible and effective relationships with a wide range of partners, so that that we work really well with other grief and bereavement services.
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
Providing support to children and families who need it most
Designing and delivering new services which have a positive impact for children and families
Developing and motivating others who want to do similar.
Good at working with people, you will already have significant experience in grief and bereavement support, working with volunteers, and in local communities. Ideally, you will have some experience of working on a national level, or you might be ready to make that next move. If you are strongly motivated to make an impact for children and families, please read the job description.
CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. The role can be based in any CHAS office in Scotland (Kinross, Balloch, Stepps, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh).
The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops. Secondments welcome.
We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.
As part of the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction Initiative, Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides a helping hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Working across communities in both Argyll & Bute and Highland, Community Contacts offers information, advice and light touch, person-centred support to assist people throughout the SDS process.
As our Project Manager(s) for Community Contacts, you will lead a team of community based Specialist Project Workers to raise the profile of SDS across all Argyll & Bute/Highland localities.
Managing Specialist Project Workers to build and maintain relationships and networks within communities and across Argyll & Bute/Highland will be a central part of the role. Equally you will develop your own expertise in SDS to enable you to support your team to deliver accurate advice and information to assist people and their families with making decisions around social care support.
Putting people and their wishes at the heart of your work will enable you lead a team that puts the human rights ethos of SDS into practice. Equally, you are a realist who will enable your teams to offer the best possible service within the time resource available. You will have an appreciation of the complexities and challenges people face when living with disability, long-term health conditions or as a carer and experience of working creatively to address these.
An ability to build rapport and to communicate with all sorts of people in different settings is essential. Equally you will have energy to drive forward the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s SDS plans to enable people more choice and control with their social care support.
For Carr Gomm, successful project managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, a desire to make things happen, an ability to plan, implement and react effectively as ideas progress.
In our eyes, the best project managers are self-motivated diplomats, whose analytical skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, to support dynamic progress. You will be an excellent reporter, who uses stories and statistics to demonstrate the successes of Community Contacts with a range of audiences.
Note: we are also recruiting for a part time Community Project Manager in Argyll & Bute - if you are interested in both these posts please answer the relevant question on the application form to be considered.
Do you have a passion for preventative work? Do you get excited by innovation and new opportunities? We are looking for three people with exceptional communication skills, a passion for rehabilitation and prevention and strong belief in partnership approaches. This is a new initiative, the Custody Link Worker Project, with three year funding, to deliver a ’links’ based intervention through custody. Adapting the model and concept from the GP based approach, this is a pilot partnership with Police Scotland, the Highland Community Justice Partnership and the Highland Third Sector Interface. The post will provide management, support and leadership to the two Custody Link Workers. Additionally they will be responsible for the daily management of the overall project including adherence to process, policy and good practice.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
CHSS is fortunate to have the support of 1,500 volunteers and we are looking to double this number of volunteers to help us reach more people living with our conditions across Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of CHSS’s new volunteering and engagement team. You will recruit, select and contribute to the training of new volunteers through community mapping and scoping, raising the profile of our volunteer requirements and working in partnership with internal and external colleagues.
You should have a sound understanding of volunteer recruitment and volunteer management processes. In addition, you should have considerable experience of working with and supervising volunteers, have good organisational and communication skills and have experience of managing volunteer recruitment campaigns. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work are essential. These posts will be subject to member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
Do you have a passion for preventative work? Do you get excited by innovation and new opportunities? We are looking for three people with exceptional communication skills, a passion for rehabilitation and prevention and strong belief in partnership approaches. This is a new initiative, the Custody Link Worker Project, with three year funding, to deliver a ’links’ based intervention through custody. Adapting the model and concept from the GP based approach, this is a pilot partnership with Police Scotland, the Highland Community Justice Partnership and the Highland Third Sector Interface. The post will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to individual aspirations and needs of people coming through the custody suite and who want to engage with the project as a method of reducing their chances of returning to custody in the future. They will help the individual to identify issues which have or could lead them to offend, their live aspirations and hopes and agree a plan of action to work on achieving those aspirations and reducing the chances of offending in future.
1 x 35 Hour Post per week to be worked over 5 days per week OR 2 x 17.5 hour posts may be considered.
The Post will require the successful applicant/s to give presentations and talks to local community groups as well as carry out benefit checks and provide advice and information on income maximisation.
Applicants must have a good working knowledge of benefits and money advice as well as a good understanding/knowledge of fuel poverty and preventative measures/remedies and the ability to provide holistic advice.
All applicants must be able to manage their time effectively.
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious individual with a passion for our organisation its aims and ethos together with the drive to see and achieve new revenue streams.
As part of the Senior Leadership Team the Business Development Manager working under the direction of the General Manager will be responsible for diversifying the business and developing a pipeline of exciting new and innovative opportunities which will support the changing needs of residents, building on our strong successful track record locally.
In addition the post holder will oversee all Administrative functions in the Bureau.
This role primarily involves working with the General Manager in:
The successful candidate will have:
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.