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!
COVEY’s mission is to support children, young people and their families on their life journey, bringing colour to their lives, while enabling them through strong befriending relationships, to become more resilient and self-aware; better equipped to reach their full potential.
Due to expansion and development COVEY is seeking an additional passionate team member who will enable us to support our volunteers in their befriending role, promote the volunteering experience and further enhance our expertise and influence in the field of befriending.
Your Character is our primary requirement as we believe that it is only through alignment to our core values that your competence will be effectively applied in COVEY. Our values of Passion, Innovation, Commitment, Openness and Respect form the basis of all we do as an organisation. We want someone who, by demonstrating those behaviours, will clearly contribute to what COVEY offers.
Just as important as character is that you have the required competence to be a key person to coordinate our befriending services, helping young people achieve their full potential.
It is essential that you have an understanding of volunteer management preferably with at least two years experience in that field. You will be competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role. Confident in taking the initiative, you will have strong problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Ideally you will be educated to degree level however experience in this field will be taken into account.
Your character will come first – as good people make good organisations great – and we require a balanced, capable and passionate individual; able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
It is essential that you are able to communicate respectfully and effectively with all stakeholders. You will have the ability to quickly establish rapport and build respectful, honest and trusted relationships, engaging and involving the young people and their families.
Key to the role will be the ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship.
You will be required to build strong relationships with referrers and partner agencies, and make valuable contribution to multi-agency meetings.
With strong planning and organisational skills you will be able to meet tight deadlines, having a proven ability to prioritise workloads, produce programs to ensure good outcomes are met and plan activities while working closely with the rest of the team.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure you will have the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation reports; able to input data accurately onto our systems and produce reports for funders.
A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation is essential.
The ideal person will be passionate and motivated to support young people. Having an understanding of family dynamics and the challenges that vulnerable families face you will be empathetic and non-judgemental. You will bring an enthusiasm to the role and have the ability to think ahead and be highly organised.
This post involves evening and possible weekend working; PVG check and car driver with access to own car essential (Mileage allowance given).