Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.
The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
·People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
·Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
·Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
·Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
·Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.
·Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
About the Role
Working closely with the Active Travel Logistics Coordinator, the Bike Medic will be a demand response, roadside recovery service for cyclists, principally supporting the 60+ fleet of electric bikes FEL has donated on loan to Forth Valley’s key workers.
The Bike Medic service will operate from FEL’s premises in Falkirk. Using an electric van, the project will support cyclists across the Forth Valley region. The aim is to provide roadside repairs or support to ensure that cyclists can get safely from A to B alongside continuing to support the 4-6 weekly service schedule for our existing e-bike fleet. It is hoped the Bike Medic service will provide confidence for other workers to use their own personal bikes knowing there is help and support available should they require it, thereby reducing any anxieties about personal abilities to undertake repairs and successfully reach their destination.
FEL is looking for a fully qualified cycle mechanic to become a pivotal part of the new Bike Medic roadside repair team. The candidate will have a driver’s licence and will work closely with FEL’s Active Travel Logistics Coordinator to support the development of this innovative new project. Working closely to FEL’s climate action agenda and as part of the wider active travel behaviour change team. Along with strong practical skills, the post holder will have strong communication skills and will work well as part of a team. This is an exciting new project and we are looking for someone who brings enthusiasm together with exceptional attention to detail in terms of customer service and support.
To provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. To work within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse.
Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to help deliver Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; support the women as they progress towards fulfilling employment and build relationships with agencies who refer women and companies who will employ them. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives. The women can engage with our services in two ways: on regular production days and as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme.
By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.
This post is initially funded for 1 year with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will generate new referrals and help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, work effectively as part of a wider team as well as have the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role, as is attendance at monthly team meetings at our Edinburgh office.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.
We have exciting opportunities for dynamic and passionate individuals who are interested in making a real difference in the lives of families affected by imprisonment.
We are looking to recruit a Regional Family Support Coordinators in Stirling & Clacks.
Do you have experience of providing direct support to vulnerable families and the professionals working with them? Are you able to train and promote awareness of imprisonment for families? If the answer is yes, we’re looking for staff who can provide direct support to families affected by imprisonment while liaising with our partner organisations in the criminal justice sector.
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
…Could this be you?
Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including: