About Stow Community Trust
Stow Community Trust (SCT) is a dynamic Borders based community development trust and not for profit organisation affiliated to Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS). We exist to invigorate and develop social, cultural, and economic opportunities for the benefit of the villages of Stow and Fountainhall in the north of the Borders .
Our Work involves
In conjunction with the Community Council we are seeking a motivated and innovative person to build upon the community engagement work taken place to date, and to co-design and assist with the early implementation of a community action plan identifying and prioritising community needs and projects.
This post will lead an exciting and comprehensive community engagement exercise with all stakeholders - statutory organisations, local businesses, and community organisations along with the maximum reach number of residents of all ages and diversity including hard to reach groups. The programme is ambitious and a ground-breaking participatory process to build the capacity of the communities of Stow and Fountainhall in taking action implementing community change and pursuing new opportunities. It will inform the community action plan and ongoing developments and the transition to more community led ways of working.
The successful community development worker will be an enthusiastic postholder with a high profile and visibility across the village localities. They will be skilled in community led development and be familiar with agile ways of working. As an empowering worker they will provide effective communication and organisations skills.
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.