Western Isles Foyer is a small, local, independently funded charity established in 2003. We work with young people aged 16 -26 who live in the Western Isles and who are homeless, in housing need, and/or are subject to other significant social disadvantages.
We aim to prevent and alleviate homelessness and social disadvantage via the provision of supported accommodation, a drop-in service facility and a range of support, advice and training. Our services aim to support young people to secure a safe place to live, help them develop the skills they need to successfully live independently, support them to feel more socially included, valued and respected and access opportunities (including education, training and employment) to help them achieve their full potential.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced health and social care practitioner (ideally with prior experience of managing a service for young people). The Project Manager will have experience leading and supervising staff, and the skills to effectively manage a team of staff to deliver effective person-centered support to young people in-line with their individual assessed needs.
The Project manager will be responsible for all aspects of management and leadership within the organisation. In conjunction with the organisation’s Committee this includes responsibility for strategic development, producing and an organisational business plan, and overseeing effective service delivery.
Third Sector Hebrides is seeking to recruit an experienced Officer to support our activities in the Third Sector and as a partner in the Third Sector Interface Western Isles.
We are looking for a self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic person with a proven background in the third sector, who enjoys working with community groups, social enterprises, partner organisations and statutory bodies.
The Third Sector Officer will provide governance advice, training and development support to the third sector as well as work in partnership with community planning and public sector agencies. With the ability to foster relationships within the local third sector and between the sector and public bodies, the postholder will encourage and support efforts to empower communities, engender social action and build social capital.
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.