We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4 U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure their rights are respected and their views heard. We have two part time posts available across the following Hear 4u localities.
Independent Advocate – Barnardo's Hear 4 U Advocacy Service (2 p/t or 1f/t post)
18.5hrs per week – Inverclyde (currently funded until 31st October 2019 – possible extension)
18.5hrs per week – Renfrewshire
Candidates are welcome to apply for both the Inverclyde & Renfrewshire posts on a full time basis taking into consideration the current fixed term funding position in Inverclyde. Please indicate on the application if you are interested in both positions on a full time basis.
In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes. Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.
We are the Inverclyde Community Development Trust – a community-led organisation that uses a combination of community development, enterprise and creativity to improve the quality of life for local people. We aim to contribute to fairer, healthier and more prosperous communities in Inverclyde.
We achieve our aims through different programmes and projects and have served our community for over 30 years. We are continuing to develop our organisation to be fit for the future and continue to be a key organisation in Inverclyde.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards fully realising our aims. The Chair will work alongside the Board to support our key staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are in place to support our work. The Chair will be a real ambassador for us with a proven interest in the sector we work in and an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
For an informal conversation contact: Allan Johnstone, Chief Executive on 01475 553300
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
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Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including: