Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to manage our Lanark Housing Support service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
This will be an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate. You will be expected to lead, manage and motivate a team of staff to provide meaningful support to service users and to ensure the security of the project. Your goal will be to ensure the delivery of a high quality support service that builds service user skills and to allow them to move out of homelessness.
You will be qualified to Registered Manager’s Award level or equivalent, although consideration may be given to exceptional candidates who are not qualified to that level.
As an experienced manager, you will be able to demonstrate and evidence the following:
· A clear understanding and insight of individuals experiencing homelessness who present with often complex underlying support needs
· Service user involvement and participation in enhancing service provision
· Ensuring risks are managed operationally and strategically for staff, service users and visitors
· Successful outcomes in similar support environments
· An enhanced support culture and person centred support
· Insight and initiative, with a proven track record of developing relationships with external parties and key stakeholders
· Staff leadership and management.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
The post’s working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday but there will be some requirement to work some unsocial hours on occasion. In addition, you will be required to participate in the Association’s Duty Manager (On Call) system on a rota basis, to a maximum of four weeks annually.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
We need a committed individual with a proven track record in improving the lives of young people for our Junior Street Project (predominately 11 – 13yr olds with some 14yr plus volunteers). We use youth work, immersive theatre and facilitated workshops as a process to provide consequential learning experiences on issues that affect young people today.
The project blends youth work & drama in a very unique way and is the only one of it’s kind the UK. The service is for young people who are experiencing challenges in their lives. Every year between October - March participants perform live weekly to their peers, practioners, friends & family raising awareness of the difficulties they face. We also work in schools, provide one-off live performances at events & conferences across Scotland.
The Youth Support Worker will ensure the recruitment and referral process is accessible to all partners and young people in the target groups; provide 1 to 1 support to participants, co-ordinate the overall programme, recruit, train and support volunteers. You will be assisted by the part-time Drama Worker.
We need a dynamic person with a true passion for working with young people who will fit in with our small team and can drive the project forward ensuring the best outcomes for your young people.
You must be able to demonstrate your ability to making a difference to people’s lives. Youth Work track record is advantageous.
Driving licence and access to a car is essential.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services throughout Lanarkshire. REACH is a parent led, pan Lanarkshire charity and currently has around 220 members.
We are looking to employ a Project Manager who will be responsible for assisting the Board of Trustees to support the delivery of the organisations’ services as a Lanarkshire wide charity. This will be achieved through retaining current services and helping to develop new projects. The post holder will manage the day to day running of the charity and will liaise with the Board of Trustees as and when required to ensure the charity is continuing to develop and expand.
This is a part time post (20 hours per week) which has been funded for three years by The National Lottery Community Fund. However, it is hoped that additional funding will be obtained to increase the weekly hours.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the field of social care and/or the voluntary sector. You will display good networking skills and have a proven record of working towards and achieving improved outcomes. Experience of managing, supporting and motivating staff is essential as well as having experience of service promotion through talks and information sessions.
Do you want to work with an awards winning organisation?
Do you share Aspire values in respect of the rights of vulnerable people to live ordinary lives?
Are you caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in the community who may have additional support needs?
A full UK driving licence with access to a car is essential, as travel throughout the service area is an expectation of the post.
Salary is dependent on service and shift pattern.
Your role may include:
· Assisting with personal care;
· Working with individuals to participate in community based social activities of their choice; and/or
· Assisting people with clinical and health care needs.
Additional desirable qualities, qualifications and experience of the post holder include:
· Hardworking, flexible, motivated and driven to do the right thing by the people we support;
· SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertake a SVQ; and
· Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered.
Employee benefits include:
· Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong Support & Leadership;
· Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus;
· Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit; and
· Employee Health Assured assistance programme.