Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Community Solutions Programme which is the community capacity building and carer support arm of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire have secured funding through the Scottish Government Support in the Right Direction fund to develop a project supporting people to access social and community care as well as local community supports and services in North Lanarkshire. The project is hosted and managed by North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF)
The project compliments and adds to existing local social work provision by focussing one to one support for people who are not eligible for a social care budget to ensure they are better supported within the community and are able to access and manage support that maximises their assets and helps meet personal outcomes. This post will run until March 2022 with a possible extension (funding dependant) extending the reach of the project across all localities within North Lanarkshire. We are looking for a strong communicator to strengthen our existing team in helping people through this difficult time by further developing our online groups and connecting people to other local resources, this involves having conversations around practical and emotional issues about community supports, a place to discuss the current climate and the issues for people with or without an SDS budget around a particular issue or topic, e.g. mental health, housing, employment, gardening, art. This role is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss issues in an informal way. The ideal person will also have experience of marketing and promoting projects to engage and encourage involvement of the target group. This post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme.
Airdrie CAB is looking for a highly motivated solicitor with the drive and enthusiasm to lead the Lanarkshire Community Law Centre and to grow and expand the organisation for the greater good of residents throughout North Lanarkshire.
Lanarkshire Community Law Centre was established by Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau in September 2015 to provide qualified legal representation in areas of unmet legal need across North Lanarkshire. The successful candidate, holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate and at least 3 years PQE will be experienced in general civil legal assistance and have proven skills as a court practitioner. The successful candidate will provide legal advice and representation to individuals facing homelessness or issues which could lead to homelessness working on North Lanarkshire Community Legal Service Project. The law centre also currently has service level agreements with Citizens Advice Scotland, funded via the Scottish Government, to provide immigration advice and assistance to EU nationals resident in Scotland seeking to secure their UK immigration status via the EU Settlement Scheme this is anticipated to continue until June 2021.
Knowledge and experience in and employment law, immigration law, and social welfare law will be advantageous including an understanding of the wider social issues such as debt and welfare, food and fuel poverty.
The Principal Solicitor is responsible for management of the legal practice ensuring compliance with the Law Society of Scotland’s regulations. The legal practice reports to Airdrie CAB Board of Directors, who are the employer through Airdrie CAB’s Chief Executive. The Principal Solicitor line manages a team consisting of one qualified legal member of staff, specialist lay advisers, and administrative support staff. The Principal solicitor will also provide second tier support and training to CABx and partner agencies across North Lanarkshire.
The successful candidate will have excellent forward planning, business development, communication and organisational skills and be computer literate. They will have an understanding of the importance of excellent customer care, possess good awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on the local community. They will be an excellent team player with a commitment to equality and diversity. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within North Lanarkshire to be part of a Consortium working in partnership with Simon Community and Barnardos to provide and outreach, intensive support service, in conjunction with North Lanarkshire Council. This service will be initially be until 31 January 2023 with a potential 1 year extension.
The positions will be an intensive Floating Support Role, based within the North Lanarkshire area and supporting service users referred by North Lanarkshire Council, Homes First Team who may be in other temporary accommodation or in their own tenancy where this intense support may prevent them from losing this accommodation.
The service users will come from the harder to engage group and be case managed by North Lanarkshire Council Homes First Team, whilst intensely supported by BTHA, Simon Community and Barnardos.
You should be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed and experienced support worker, able to use their own initiative and with the skills to hit the ground running. This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience.
These posts will be 35 hours per week and you must have the flexibility to work at times in the evenings and at weekends dependant on service user’s needs.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling and life assurance.
Should you require any further information in relation to this new and exciting opportunity, please contact Anne Rodwell, Project Manager, Viewpark on 01698 816801 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Community Scotland is working in partnership with Barnardos, Blue Triangle and North Lanarkshire Council to implement an innovative multi agency approach to resolve homelessness. Homes First is a new initiative that provides intensive support and intervention with people who face significant challenges in their lives, often as a result of past trauma. Our ambition is to enable people to have a safe and secure home with the support they need to achieve their own ambitions.
We're looking for a Team Leader who welcomes a challenge, recognises the value of partnership working, can make things happen, leads with integrity and values successful outcomes for people. You will be required to work flexibly including evenings and weekends leading the team to respond in a highly personalised way. More details are in the attached job description
Would you like to make a difference in your community?
You will be involved in supporting the development of local member networks alongside your manager ensuring members are supported to achieve positive life outcomes and lead the life they choose.
You will advocate for members, support and facilitate group activities, play a part in helping members utilise, share and develop their skills and promote active citizenship & social inclusion.
‘Together anything is possible’
You are creative, motivated and passionate.
Approachable and inclusive in your practice. Able to promote peer support
Be part of a passionate team working to promote active citizenship,
independence and community spirit.
6 weeks annual leave, contributary pension, SSSC registration fee paid, living wage employer, birthday off, work related expenses, continued learning and development opportunities, staff counselling service
SPAEN is looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our team on a full-time basis.
You will be used to working in high volume, pressurised payroll services whilst keeping high levels of accuracy and customer service at the heart of everything you do.
You will have a knowledge of payroll and related legislation and regulation including a keen understanding of pension auto-enrolment legislation; communicating with multiple stakeholders including HMRC, the Pension Regulator and pension scheme providers; running payroll and pension assessments and advising customers on any changes to the status of their workers.
You will be highly organised and able to work extremely well under pressure, maintaining exceptionally high levels of accuracy and customer satisfaction and will be adaptable, flexible and prepared to do what it takes to get the service right for our members.
As part of a wider team, an understanding of Direct Payments / Self-directed Support (SDS) would be advantageous, but training will be provided as you will be expected to provide professional, independent information and advice on SDS and using a Direct Payment and potential or existing members considering or using a Direct Payment to employ their own Personal Assistants.
You will be an established team player but also have a track record of showing and using initiative, working alone when necessary and leading change and improvement in a payroll environment.
In return, we offer great working conditions, a friendly and supportive environment in which you will flourish and grow and competitive salary as well as further training and personal development opportunities related to your role.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Motherwell & Wishaw CAB is looking for a highly motivated person with the drive and enthusiasm to provide tribunal representation in the area of Welfare Rights for the new North Lanarkshire CAB Tribunal Representation Unit funded by Aspiring Communities Fund with Support from European Social Fund. The Tribunal Representation project aims to provide a holistic service and increase the capacity for tribunal representation across North Lanarkshire through provision of direct representation, referrals to other organisations or second tier support to advisers.
The Welfare Rights Officer will provide tribunal representation at first tier tribunals to anyone seeking support during the benefit review or appeal process and prepare cases for upper tribunal. The work will predominantly involve tribunal representation but also occasional provision of support and advice to CAB and other agency advisers, delivery of training and marketing and contributing to social policy work.
The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of social welfare rights and a successful track record of working with office systems and procedures. They will have excellent teamwork, communication and organisational skills and be computer literate. They will have an understanding of the importance of excellent customer care, have a good awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on the local community and experience of tribunal representation.