Today, Ochil Tower School is a thriving educational and residential community, where 27 children and young people, aged 8-21, with special and complex additional support needs live, learn and grow together.
The School is part of the Camphill Community which comprises 11 different Camphill sites in Scotland. Camphill is an international movement. Inspired by the work of Rudolph Steiner, it was founded by a group of Austrian refugees in Aberdeen at the start of WW2. At this time people with any form of learning disability were often excluded from many aspects of society in general and education in particular. Camphill took a different view and created the first Camphill school to care for and educate children with special needs. It is now a global ideology and movement.
The aim is always to create a beautiful and calm experience. Ochil Tower School is set in seven acres of stunning Perthshire countryside. This enables its children and young adults to feel more relaxed and better able to forge relationships with peers and staff. They are then more able to build self-esteem, confidence and their capacity for resilience.
The School provides excellent care and education and is not short on ambition. In October 2018, it opened a new Life Skills Centre. This facility is for young adults aged 18 – 21 and is designed to help them so that they are better prepared for the challenges of living an independent adult life by developing their skills in learning, life and work. OTS is now focused on extending the residential provision to 52 weeks. This is already being provided to eight young people with plans in place for this to be extended to all young people residing in the school January 2023. The Board of Trustees have a commitment to further enhancing and developing their residential houses and plans to build new educational facilities for the school.
Ochil Tower School is now looking for a Head of Care who will form a key part of the Leadership Team, working under an experienced and dynamic Executive Director. The Head of Care would be effective in collaborating with the education team, parents and carers and a range of other partners to meet the needs of our children and young people.
The Head of Care will liaise with members of the school community primarily but will link in with other residential schools and with other external agencies to ensure that the service remains responsive to need, is professional in approach and in line with National Care Standards, as well as Government initiatives regarding residential and day care for children and young people. The successful candidate will undertake the day-to-day strategic leadership and management of the residential team and ensure effective systems are in place for policies, procedures and monitoring. They should have significant experience of working successfully in a leadership role with proven experience of leading and supporting the development and delivery of operational strategies and associated action plans.
As well as all the skills required of a senior manager, you will need to have a commitment to and passion for the Camphill ideology.
We would emphasise that you need not be an existing Head of Care but a very experienced leader who is ready to step into strategic management.
If this sounds like you and you feel you are strongly aligned with the vision, mission and values of Ochil Tower School, we’d like to hear from you.
This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Challenge Events Assistant to join the fundraising team.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS, you will assist the Senior Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser with the management and evaluation of challenge events and the recruitment and stewardship of supporters. Key responsibilities include:
In order to help CHAS achieve our goal of reaching every family in Scotland that needs us, you will have:
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Challenge Events Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
Perth North Church have a vacancy for a Pastoral Assistant (part-time, 15 hours per week) and would invite applications from suitably qualified persons.
This part-time post is for a 3 year period initially, but may continue subject to funding.
The main focus of this role will be to lead the development and implementation of a new model of pastoral care, in collaboration with the Minister and Kirk Session.
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in
Perth & Kinross are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
Turning Point Scotland Perth & Kinross
At Turning Point Scotland Perth & Kinross, we deliver services for people who have a learning disability or autism and unique and complex behaviours which challenge the service: many of the individuals we support have some forensic histories. We support people who live in 24/7 supported accommodation projects. We also provide support within our outreach service to people with learning disabilities within the area of Perth & Kinross.
We work in a person centred way tailoring support to meet the needs of the people we support maximising choice and autonomy while assessing and managing risk in conjunction with the Tayside Risk Management Group.
We also offer support through our garden project at the Perth Harbour-side. This offers the chance for people to develop skills for future employment, gain confidence and work with others in a positive and supportive environment.
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
No previous working experience is needed; full training will be provided to you. We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Relief Support Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.
VisionPK is a local charity offering support and services to people in Perth and Kinross with sensory impairments. We have just moved to a new Sensory Hub in Perth town centre and will be developing our services and offer over the next twelve months. This is an opportunity to join us at an exciting stage in our growth and contribute to our enhanced services!
If you have experience of recruiting, inducting and supervising volunteers, running and evaluating groups and activities and are well organised and able work with minimal supervision, please get in touch to find out more!
PVG membership, or willingness to become at member with a check at enhanced level is essential.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to contribute to the future of the countryside and natural heritage of Perth and Kinross.PKCT is a small but dynamic charity with a staff of 6 engaged in a wide range of projects in the area relating to public access and education, the many historic trees, and conservation in general. Details of our work and more about our organisation can be found at pkct.org
The Board of Trustees
The Trustees have collective responsibility for oversight and development of the Trust in line with OSCR guidelines, for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, its governance, and work with its professional staff to account for the effective management and delivery of agreed projects on time and within budget.
Due to Trustees retiring imminently we now have vacancies for 2 trustees. It would benefit the Trust if applicants brought some of the following skills
The full Board meets four times each year. These meetings last 2-3 hours and usually take place in Perth with a remote attendance option.
Between full Board meetings, Sub-Committee meetings are held. Trustees will also be expected to contribute to one or two Sub-Committees. The basic time commitment is likely to average around eight days per year.
Trustees are not remunerated and your contribution will be on a voluntary/pro bono basis.