S4F is seeking a committed Children Officer to provide direct and indirect support to children and young people (5-15yrs) living with Kinship care families, alongside other children affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse to promote the stability of Kinship Care.
The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting sessional workers and committed volunteers, all of whom work together to run our support services and social activities for vulnerable children.
You will also be responsible for developing and delivering a multi-faceted programme designed to meet the immediate needs of Kinship children/young people aged 5-15. To include weekly activities and workshops which will engage children and young people in both 1-to-1/group support and recreation activities, alongside a series of approx 8 x social events/outings per annum. There is an expectation that you will be able to provide succinct verbal and written reports and attend meetings with Professionals from Education, Health and Social Services as well as other Voluntary sector organisations to support children’s and young people’s care plans.
To be considered for this role you should have relevant child care experience, ideally within the community sector, be able to work flexible hours, act upon your own initiative, and have the ability to relate positively to children, young people, families, carers, social workers and other associated professionals.
It is essential that you are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people and have a clear understanding of safe care.
You must hold a valid driving license, have unrestricted access to your own vehicle and be confident to travel by car across Stirling and surrounding areas.
From Monday 28 Sept Janice Beaton will be available for an informal discussion 07770018526
Come and join our fantastic team at Scottish Families!
This new post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.
The post-holder will be responsible for maintaining and delivering a range of support services in Forth Valley to families and support groups affected by someone else’s substance use, ensuring an effective response to the needs of support groups and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of our services.
This includes working with the assistance and support of the Senior Family Support Development Officer to facilitate family support groups; work with individuals on a one to one basis, addressing specific issues; provide advocacy to both support groups and individual family members; and actively promote family recovery and family inclusive practice.
The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Senior Family Support Development Officer.
TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.
Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
This role, offered at 35 hours per week, is a fixed term contracted position until October 2021 supported by TCV, EPIC, Clackmannanshire Council and EDF Energy.
The requirements of the role will primarily be to coordinate and deliver the EPIC project in the Hillfoots area of Clackmannanshire. This will involve;
Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -
A bit more about us:
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.
For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.
Aberlour is Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish children’s charity with over 40 services across Scotland. Aberlour has a strong reputation for supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people to achieve positive outcomes, helping them to fulfil their potential.
We have created a brand-new post to support our Resources and Procurement Manager to provide an effective, efficient and high quality property and facilities management service, whilst also delivering an effective corporate procurement function.
The post will work full time, 37.5 hours per week, initially as a fixed term contract for two years.
You will have experience in the field of property/facilities management; procurement/supply chain management; business administration; or planning and monitoring extensive data for a charity or other large organisation. You will have knowledge of building management, environmental management, contract law and insurances, procurement management and project management.
You will be comfortable creating and distilling information from databases into meaningful reports.
The posts main work base is expected to be Stirling however we allow flexible home working. You may be required to travel across Scotland to visit services. Staff benefits include 35 days’ annual leave, a 5% joint contributory Pension Scheme, Group Life Insurance, Staff Rewards Discount Scheme and an enhanced occupational sick pay scheme.
If you are interested in a rewarding job with an established local charity involved in the relief of poverty, hardship and hunger in the Stirling Council area, then this could be the job for you! Start Up Stirling is seeking to appoint an energetic and compassionate person to the role of General Manager.
About Start Up Stirling
Our charity began in 1994 when a group of local churches started to collect donated household goods and redistribute them to people who had been homeless and were moving into social housing. In response to growing local need we started our foodbank service in 2012 in an effort to tackling food insecurity and hunger. In 2017 we introduced an additional pilot service that offers additional practical and tailored support for people experiencing hardship in the Stirling Council area and looking beyond crisis food support.
The whole operation, including our Board of Trustees, is run by volunteers (currently around 110), supported by a small group of paid staff. We work closely with a network of around thirty-five local referral partners, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Women’s Aid, Salvation Army Rural Housing, NHS, Stirling Council and local schools to identify those people that need our support and help.
What are we looking for in a General Manager?
We are seeking an experienced, well-motivated, confident, energetic manager with proven leadership qualities and a commitment to helping Start Up achieve its charitable objectives. The successful candidate will be someone who can manage the day to day operations in an efficient and effective manner, making appropriate use of task delegation and team leading, whilst also contributing to the continued development and management of key partner/funder relationships which underpin the charity’s efforts to support to people across Stirling and the surrounding areas.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Established in 2014 Paws for Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services working within Scottish prisons to improve outcomes for people in custody, and services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people in community and educational settings. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont has been running successfully since 2011 and continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs – they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them, but they’re helping you too”. Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £180k and 4 full time members of staff.
We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas:
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change. Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other and occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed. A role description is available below.