Pensions are difficult, right?
Or maybe you know your ‘annuity’ from your ‘flexible drawdown’?
If you do, you could help people to get to know their pension options. East Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau is currently recruiting for a Pension Wise Guidance Specialist. Pension Wise is the free and impartial, UK Government backed service that provides help & guidance to those considering how to access their defined contribution pension pot(s).
Working as part of our team, you will provide quality information & guidance to people over the telephone. On occasion, you may also be required to deliver face-to-face appointments in various locations. You will have a proven knowledge of pension law, practice and products gained in a technical role as well as an understanding of the wider issues for those facing retirement. Strong communication skills and numerical ability are essential.
The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of March 2021, with the possibility of extension.
Join Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) and you will transform the lives of families living with Huntington’s disease (HD).
SHA is world-leading in its advocacy and support for the HD community. As a Team Leader, you will have a key role in strengthening service delivery by supporting experienced HD specialists working with families and individuals to create uniquely personalised packages of care.
Ideally, we seek one Team Leader based in the North of Scotland and one in the South. Applications are therefore invited from across Scotland.
You will be an experienced health or social care professional with substantial experience in a community setting. You will have experience in supporting adults with a long-term condition. Knowledge of Huntington’s disease is desirable, but not essential. You will hold a recognised Nursing Social Work or Allied Health Professional Qualification. You will a minimum of three years’ experience supporting, coaching and managing staff.
We seek applicants who can work in partnership with other agencies and influence improvements in the care and support of people with Huntington’s disease. You should also have an understanding of the strategic context of neurology in Scotland.
Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association, a values-driven organisation founded by families for families.
All posts are subject to a Disclosure Scotland PVG or Police Act check
SHA is a registered Charity (SC010985) and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment
I’m a young man and 22 years old. I live with my parents in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire and I am looking to recruit a support practitioner, to join my team.
I’m not one to lounge around the house! I enjoy getting out in my car so a great sense of direction, and city centre driving would be a plus! I love going to shopping centres and dining out. I really enjoy city breaks all over the UK. I am physically active so someone who can help motivate me would be great. My friends and family say I have a wicked sense of humour, and I’m always up for a laugh. I love going to new places and trying new activities so someone creative and that can bring new ideas to my life would be great!
To support me you will need to be:
- Outgoing and energetic
- Confident with a cracking sense of humour
- Patient and a good communicator
- Comfortable with physical contact
- Able to think on your feet
- Have a full UK drivers licence, be a confident driver and be able to drive a Motability car is a must
Benefits of working with me:
- A position where being able to have a laugh is a major plus.
- Comprehensive in-house learning and training
- Opportunities for personal development
Other Requirements for this post
Applicants should hold or be willing to work towards SVQ social care level 2/3 or equivalent
Be registered with the SSSC within 6 months of employment
Successful candidates should be a member of the PVG Disclosure Scotland scheme
The HDS will be a member of the Ayrshire Huntington’s disease specialist service based in the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within Ayrshire & Arran. Operational areas of the service include the direct provision of support, advice, assessment and care management planning for individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by HD, promotion of a self-help model amongst families and increasing awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD) and raising awareness of the HD Care Framework ensuring equality of care across Lothian.
The primary function is to facilitate quality care for those with HD and their families through specialist assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and signposting to appropriate professionals/ agencies. The post holder will also provide up to date HD training sessions and information regarding current clinical trials and research to all H&SCP’s, other professional and voluntary bodies and family members. Caseloads can be complex and emotionally challenging but equally rewarding. In addition the HDS will work with the Senior HD Specialist and wider teams in supporting any new developments within the Ayrshire service and across the Adult Clinical Service.
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We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.