Streets Ahead was founded 35 years ago at a time when people in long term institutional care were being resettled to live in the community. Streets Ahead is a Registered Charity. We have a very strong value base – we strive to be trusted, accountable, empowering, inclusive, and progressive. Streets Ahead (Borders) is looking to recruit to 4 Trustee/Director appointments for the Board of Directors. We are seeking volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds to join the charitable organisation, as a Trustee, to help make a difference to people across Scottish Borders. Applicants should be able to give a commitment to Streets Ahead, have integrity, good independent judgement, an ability to think creatively, an ability to work effectively as a team member. As a Trustee/Director, you will have the chance to influence strategy and directly support this organisation's workforce, which provides care and support to people, who because of their learning disability, mental health, dementia, or ill-health require care and support in their daily lives. We offer a range of support, guidance, and practical help. We also offer support to their families. You will serve on the governing body of the charity and be instrumental, alongside your fellow Trustees/Directors in providing the governance that supports the CEO and Senior Management team in the successful running of the services.
Background: Family Carer, Health and Social Care Services, Education, Finance, Strategy and Governance, Fundraising, Commercial, Commissioning, Human Resources, Legal, Risk, Quality Assurance, Community Integration
Time commitment: 6 Board meetings per year plus possible 4 Finance Committees, depending on interest and supporting discussions
Tenure: A Trustee/Director will be entitled to hold office for 3 years and shall then be eligible for re-election
Cycling UK, the UK cycling charity, is on a mission to inspire a million more people onto their bikes. This is a chance for you to drive change within this innovative and engaging organisation, working to better lives through cycling. You will perform within a team of development officers based across Scotland to deliver Cycling UK's Rural Connections project effectively.
Delivering walking, wheeling, and cycling activities to audiences of all ages and abilities, whilst working with local organisations to facilitate activities in the community to enable travel, you really will have the opportunity to change people’s lives.
Tell us why you are the person to drive impact in this capacity.
Are you looking for a job that you’ll love?
Do you want a rewarding role with real career opportunities?
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We have Support Worker opportunities for individuals to join our Scottish Borders Services based in Longnewton near St Boswells.
We are looking for resilient and friendly individuals to join our teams working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.
At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.
In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, external partners and the community to deliver our ambitious programme and develop our approach moving forward. As a key member of the team you will lead the charity’s daily operations, while overseeing our finances, staff team and the development of our Education Centre, with an overall aim of engaging the community to conserve Berwickshire’s unique marine environment.
• To lead and inspire the Berwickshire Marine Reserve’s (BMR’s) staff (currently 1.5 FTE Project Officers) and volunteer team
• To develop and deliver our business and communications strategies
• To enable the Board and Members to make informed strategic decisions
The Peeblesshire Foodbank is looking for a Local Organiser, someone who can research the key drivers of poverty in this area and work with the public and politicians to influence policy, working towards ending the need for foodbanks.
The Local Organiser is responsible for building and leading a volunteer team to develop and deliver local influencing strategies for and with the Peeblesshire Foodbank, organising in your community to campaign for change. You will be the link between the Peeblesshire Foodbank and the Organising and Local Mobilisation team at Trussell Trust, as we build a movement to end the need for food banks. Full training will be given.
This post is funded by the Trussell Trust.
Technical skills and minimum knowledge:
Behaviours and competencies:
The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued. We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.
We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As Housing Care Worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.
Support Workers:£11.00/hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£12.80/hour - F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
We also offer:
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.