Victim Support Scotland – Empowering People Affected by Crime. We put victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do so they are heard, have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure, and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference.
What is the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as Support Co-ordinator , working 28 hours per week.
Location will be Paisley Community/Court office . However, you will be expected to travel throughout Renfrewshire.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met.
If you are looking for a role with a purpose, where you can really make a difference, then this may be the role for you.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.
At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced people and the power of their voices to bring about positive change. We provide individual lifelong independent advocacy and a range of connection and participation opportunities for Care Experienced people across Scotland. We work alongside Corporate Parents and others to broaden understanding and challenge the stigma experienced by Care Experienced people. We create opportunities for people with lived experience of care to influence policy makers, leaders, and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape legislation, policy and practice. We do this collaboratively to build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change.
The post is focused on supporting the facilitation of the participation and belonging programme for Care Experienced children and young people in Renfrewshire through the development of youth work activities. These activities will create new experiences where Care Experienced children and young people can connect, have fun, explore their care identity in a safe environment, and have a strong collective voice to support positive changes to the care system.
The post holder will work closely with partners to support the delivery of a programme whilst also supporting various PR, awareness-raising events, and other activities. It is essential that the post holder is able to utilise a wide range of communications channels and networks to promote belonging and participation materials to care experienced young people, and work effectively with internal and external partners including Local Authorities and other public services.
The right candidate for this post will enjoy working collaboratively with partners, will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and will be brilliant at forming positive relationships with children and young people. You will be committed to children and human rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that all young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity.
The successful candidate will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the West locality team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change. Flexibility will be required given the remit of the role. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary.
*The location of the postholder will be based in any one of Link’s 5 area offices (Paisley, Cumbernauld, Bathgate, Falkirk or Edinburgh) with flexibility on work location. However, Link are currently piloting a hybrid working model and so there may be opportunities for home working.
At Link, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow, we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential.
Link is looking for an experienced Welfare Rights Officer to contribute to the provision of a high-quality welfare rights advice, advocacy and training service to both internal and external customers throughout the Link Group and to clients of partners.
Working closely with the Benefits Assistants and Housing Officers, the postholder will ensure referrals are managed and progressed and will work in collaboration with housing and money advice staff to provide tenants with budgeting support.
An overall aim of the role will be to minimise rent arrears and maximise rent collection.
You will have previous experience of giving advice in relation to social security benefits and assisting with claims to benefits, experience of all aspects of social security law and will have represented customers at social security appeal tribunals.
As a qualified Welfare Rights Officer, you will come with recent and detailed knowledge of all aspects of the Social Security benefits system and welfare law. Providing information and advice on all aspects of Welfare Rights to both internal and external customers is a key part of the role, therefore you will need knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer care and equal opportunities.
A proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced advice sector role dealing with a range of duties and customers is required, therefore the postholder will need to demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills.
In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.
For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
What’s in it for you?
As an Investor in People, we strive for continuous improvement through the management and growth of our staff, offering a wide range of training and development opportunities.
As a Link employee, you'll likely benefit from the following:
• A generous starting annual leave entitlement of 35 days (inc. 6 public holidays), increasing to 40 days with length of service (pro-rated for part time employees
• Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 9% depending on employee contributions
• Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary
• Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements
• A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
• A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
• Access to a savings and borrowing scheme and much more!
You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.
This post is subject a Basic Disclosure check.
Support Worker (various hours available up to 39 per week)
Hourly Rate: £10.58 (pay award pending). £10.50 induction rate.
Sleepover Hourly Rate £10.50
Relief Register (Bank)
Hourly Rate: £10.50
Sleepover Hourly Rate £10.50
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities in Renfrewshire, particularly in Erskine and Elderslie.
Working locally, you will join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support to adults who have a variety of support needs, where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be who we are looking for!
In turn, you will receive:
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
Are you a confident communicator who enjoys meeting new people from a diverse range of backgrounds?
Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Development Officer to join their growing service in Inverclyde.
Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde promotes the welfare of families with at least one young child under 5, helping to build strong families and prevent family breakdown. The successful candidate will be based in Greenock. You will have similar experience in a work-related capacity together with excellent IT and communication skills.
The First Crisis Service is looking to recruit workers with a sound experience of supporting mental health issues. You will gain valuable experience in crisis work and develop your knowledge in crisis interventions. The service provides support via telephone and by face-to-face contact with clients. This is an opportunity to get additional training and experience in this unique area. We can offer a variety of shifts. The service operates 9am-8pm on Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
You will require at least 2 years’ experience of supporting people in the community who experience mental health problems, and require an appropriate qualification to a minimum of SVQ III or equivalent. Successful applicants will be required to work (following extensive induction) on their own initiative, and as a Senior your role is to lead the provision of support to clients in crisis as part of a small team. You will be required to quickly assess the support needs of clients, carry out risk assessments and decide on appropriate courses of action. Excellent verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to keep clear and concise records of your client contact, both electronic and written. You will need to be able to evidence experience of crisis intervention work and it is desirable for you to have attended Scottish Mental Health First Aid, ASIST and/or Safetalk training. You must be able to follow rigorous procedures and protocols to keep the people who use the service safe, and deliver required outcomes to reduce risk for service users.
Role purpose: To deliver financial capability and numeracy training
Job Responsibilities: Delivering financial capability sessions in an interesting and engaging manner; covering debt prevention, money management and digital skills such as budgeting, using bank accounts, options for borrowing and saving, and dealing with debt.
About the job
A Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit, further ‘adviser’) delivers a holistic advice and support service aimed at clients on completing their initial Universal Credit claim and supports them through to their first payment. This involves helping with the online forms, the evidence required, and verifying their identity online using telephone, web chat and video call.
The adviser will be expected to complete full holistic issue diagnostics, support with issues in scope of the project and any emergencies, then refer on to further services available to the client (such as drug and alcohol support). The adviser should maintain local connections with partner organisations and the DWP within their region.
The adviser will be line managed by their local bureau manager but will be operationally responsible to the Citizens Advice Scotland Operations Officer for providing their regional service and local knowledge. They will be required to liaise with the Operations Officer regarding their shifts, helpline coverage and holiday requirements.
Barnardo's Threads service has been supporting young people in the Renfrewshire area for over 20 years.
Barnardo's in partnership with Renfrewshire Council is recruiting 2 project workers (PW2) for our GAP Homes service.
GAP Homes will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young care leavers. These young people can present with multiple and/ or complex support needs. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting young people through issues including trauma, loss, substance use or exploitation. You will liaise with multi agency partners to deliver outcome focussed support. The support is delivered over seven days therefore a flexible working approach is required.
You must be SSSC registration or ability to be registered, please see the attached role profile below detailing further information.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Are you motivated to make a positive change to the lives of people who live in families that are impacted by the devastating, neurological condition Huntington’s disease? This is an exciting opportunity to become part our National Financial Well- Being Service (FWS.) You will work closely with the FWS Lead and two other FWO’s to provide invaluable financial support to people living in HD families. The post holder will work in an integrated style with SHA’s Huntington’s disease (HD) Specialists, our national Specialist Youth Service including professional staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and multiple external agencies.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families impacted by Huntington’s disease (HD) by managing and delivering a high quality Financial Wellbeing & Energy Advice service including welfare rights; debt advice; energy advice and financial planning & products.
The successful candidate should be able to work autonomously in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent time keeping and caseload management skills. A substantial level of financial work experience is essential. This is a community post, therefore a clean, current driving licence and use of a car complete our list of essential requirements.
Region: National Post - South West Scotland
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
We are looking for two new trustees to come on board at an exciting time in our development.
We have built a strong foundation and have started rolling out services from our newly renovated premises in the west end of Paisley. We now need two more trustees who are passionate about helping those affected by domestic abuse and working towards prevention.
The new recruits should be willing to work with the team to facilitate new groups, services, and activities. Ideal skills would be knowledge of charity governance, social work, finance, grants and fundraising, law and strategic organisational growth.