ERSKINE has been caring for members of the ex-Service community for 100 years. The principal activity of Erskine has continued to be the provision of nursing, dementia and respite care to ex-Service men and women. In response to the declining number of veterans this care is also available to qualifying spouses, members of the Merchant Marine who were deployed on active service, in support of the armed forces, members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and members of the Home Guard. Erskine has cared for 724 ex-service men, women and qualifying spouses over the last 12 months. In addition Erskine provides housing for veterans and recently has established an Activity Centre. We are seeking further Trustees to join the Board to provide oversight and governance. There are quarterly Board meetings and each Trustee would also be expected to join one of the Board Committees. There may also be one or more Board workshops/seminars which would most likely be between two hours and a full day.
The Charity is particularly interested in candidates who bring significant board experience in the following areas:
· Clinical Governance and ideally within a care home/health sector environment
· General Business Management and ideally HR
· Finance and ideally investment and/or fundraising
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• Great job satisfaction
• Good team-working
• Great benefits package
Here at Adams House in Elderslie we don’t just see those we work with as older people. They’re someone’s mum. Someone’s dad. Someone’s grandparent. For us, providing the best quality of care is hugely rewarding and our goal is to ensure that every one of our residents enjoys the best possible quality of life.
Something as simple as a smile can make the world of difference to our day, and theirs. If you share our belief, this is your opportunity to join our close-knit and supportive team. It can be pretty challenging at times and priorities can change quickly so you will definitely need to be a patient and understanding individual. We work closely together as a team though – there’s always someone to talk to and we all help each other out wherever we can.
While an SVQ 3 qualification in Social Care would be ideal, it’s not essential as we’ll support you to gain it. In fact, we’ll make sure that you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.
You can also look forward to an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension, a healthcare scheme, sickness pay and a generous holiday allowance.
What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. This post is subject to PVG Membership.
Barnardo's Renfrewshire is looking to recruit a participation worker as part of their innovative strategic partnership with Renfrewshire Council to achieve transformational change across Mental Health and Wellbeing provision for children and young people.
This new post will lead on the participation of children and young people, ensuring that they have opportunities to share views and experiences and that their voices are at the centre of service redesign. The successful candidate should have experience of leading practice across participation with knowledge of the issues relating to the participation of children and young people in communities.
You should be a confident communicator with the ability to develop effective relationships with children, young people and colleagues across the local authority to achieve positive outcomes.
A degree in Social Work/ Youth Work/ Community Education is essential, as is 2 years post qualifying experience working with children and young people across a community setting.
This post is initially funded for 12 months with possibility of extension.
For an informal discussion regarding the post contact: Sam King, Programme Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing, Renfrewshire. 0141 884 6696.
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 our Children's Rights and Advocacy work.
Service Administrator – Children's Rights & Advocacy, Paisley, Renfrewshire 18.5hr per week
We are looking to recruit an experienced and responsible administrator, supporting our children's rights and advocacy services in an effective and efficient manner. Essentially, you must have proven office experience with knowledge and experience of a range of IT packages. Tasks will include financialadministration, premises management, service user records administration and support with thedevelopment of monitoring reports for service commissioners. This post requires someone who has excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
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.
The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required. The Advisor will also provide support to local communities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
This is a very flexible post aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of clients, although he/she will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
An opportunity exists to join this vibrant, growing Scottish charity, which offers specialist advice, information and support to families affected by Huntington’s disease and professionals involved with their care.
We are seeking an experienced Communications Officer. You will be able to develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will assist the charity to develop compelling cases for support and manage key messages across a range of communication platforms. You will report and evaluate the charity’s communication activities. You will work with senior managers to promote awareness of Huntington’s disease and the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association.
This is a new, permanent post and funded by the charity.
Barnardo's Threads are looking to recruit a Team Manager to support the leadership and development of services to children, young people and families across Renfrewshire.
Threads currently provides a diverse range of service provision including intensive family support and interventions for children impacted by gender based violence and substance misuse. In addition we deliver initiatives in partnership with primary schools and the local authority to support children's attainment and Syrian families resettlement across Renfrewshire, with the overall focus to improve outcomes for children and young people.
The successful candidate should have the ability to inspire and motivate a multidisciplinary team and will be required to lead on the development of innovative evidence informed practice.
Experience of providing leadership to teams to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is essential as is, a degree in Social Work/ Health/ Community Education and the ability to apply for SSSC registration.
A post qualifying Child Protection qualification is desirable.
For an informal discussion regarding the post contact Sam King, Children's Services Manager 0141 884 6696.
Active Communities passionately believe in the power of sport and physical activity as a way of connecting young people to their communities and opening doors for them to access wider support and personal development opportunities. The post holder will develop physical activity, sport and health and wellbeing opportunities in the communities of Foxbar, Johnstone and Ferguslie Park to create positive individual and community change.
This role will involve working with organisational partners and young people in order to create new opportunities or further implement existing ones.
Active Communities has been funded by the Spirit of 2012, Robertson Trust, Sport Scotland and Scottish Government Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity collaboration to deliver an exciting new community-based programme in Renfrewshire in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland. The project will be called ‘Care 2 B Active’ and will benefit care experienced children and young people.
Our aim at Active Communities is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities. We rely on our volunteers to lead a range of health and wellbeing activities and events.
This new position will take the lead in the recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in a variety of roles across the organisation. As well as developing our Community Health Champions Programme and the new Community Buddy scheme linked to the Community Connecters project.
Community Connecters supports individuals experiencing social, financial (poverty), housing and loneliness challenges to reengage with their community. The project is partnership with RAMH and Linstone Housing and is supported by the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care partnership.
This is a new position with Active Communities and an exciting time to join our growing organisation.
ACUMEN (Advancing Community Understanding of Mental and Emotional Needs)
ACUMEN is a network of people who use mental health support and carers from across the West of Scotland. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join ACUMEN in East Renfrewshire.
The post is funded in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and will forge direct links to other well established service user and carer networks; represent service users and carers in a variety of forums and work to develop opportunities for service user and carer experience to be represented at the strategic level.
The worker will support the Development Manager by practical involvement and representation in service consultation, planning and review. The post will support individuals who may use services in East Renfrewshire by acting as a dedicated focal point for information and consultation. Direct experience of working closely with services is essential as is an understanding of current mental health strategy and excellent communication, organisational and IT skills.
For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please telephone Rachel McLean, Development Manager on: 0141 847 8900
You First Advocacy provide issue-based advocacy support to vulnerable individuals in Renfrewshire.
This is an exciting and challenging post for well organised persons who support social justice and the rights of vulnerable individuals.
The post will be to assist the Advocacy Service Manager in the running and development of You First Advocacy and to deputise for the Manager in their absence. In addition, you will co-ordinate with the Advocacy Service Manager, a range of training, supervision and support activities for the volunteer advocacy workers. The post will also involve direct work with service users who have a spectrum of ‘Community Care’ issues.
It is essential that you have knowledge and experience of mental health, learning disability and generic client groups. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, also good presentation skills. A knowledge and experience of advocacy is desirable.
You must have an understanding of the role of volunteers, together with experience of recruiting, and delivering training.
It is desirable that you are educated to degree level or equivalent, and essential that you have some supervision/management experience.