We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The post will involve three shifts per week, however there are good opportunities for overtime. Typical shift patterns are 07:30 – 15:30; 10:00 – 18:00 and 14:30 – 22:30.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
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.
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.
About Discover Lanark BID
Discover Lanark is about delivering benefits to the town’s businesses and crucially, it’s about giving businesses of all sizes a uniformed voice.
Recently, the Lanark Business community backed a five-year BID. A BID is a Government supported and internationally recognised programme where businesses work in partnership with the Local Authority and other agencies to support business development of the town. Discover Lanark plan to use the levies paid by business’ plus grants and other funding streams to support a number of projects.
Lanark’s 5-year BID aims to deliver improvement through four main themes:
Your New Role
Discover Lanark are now looking for a self-starting, motivated individual with the ability to manage the successful launch and delivery of the Lanark BID, through meeting business plan targets, and bringing in fresh ideas.
This exciting role will require the successful candidate to effectively manage relationships with many different stakeholders, from private sector business owners to local organisations and public agencies. The successful candidate will also co-ordinate and manage marketing, promotional and associated events with the assistance (where necessary) of creative, design & marketing agencies to maximise impacts and outcomes. The ideal candidate will ensure that the BID is promoted positively and that the reputation of both the Company and Lanark are maintained to the highest quality.
Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have similar experience in town management. They should have experience in project management and in particular event management and brand and marketing strategy. Experience of BIDs or similar town management is essential.
Excellent networking and relationship management skills are needed to work with a diverse set of partners. The candidate must be willing and able to travel independently or access reliable transport in order to carry out the travelling requirements of the post.
As the candidate will be required to liaise with the media, experience of dealing with the media and press is desirable. Knowledge about both the private and public sector is essential, and an awareness of Scottish government and local authority economic development policy would be beneficial. Above all, we are looking for someone with passion and commitment to understanding and helping to solve community issues.
What we can offer
We can offer the successful will receive a salary of circa £35,000 depending on experience. There is also scope for performance based financial incentives. The successful candidate will have 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays.