Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting Unpaid Carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of Unpaid Carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flair to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in the Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
We currently have a full-time permanent Harm Reduction Navigator vacancy. Successful candidates will be required to work across Forth Valley in accordance with service need and will be subject to an enhanced Adult PVG.
As a Harm Reduction Navigator for Forth Valley Recovery Service, you will work with people who need our support, helping them get to where they want to be, working closely with Partner Services.
The post holder will work as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team at the service named above, to deliver high quality provision to support the reduction of drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community by:
Being flexible, curious and a good listener are key, to help ensure we treat everyone accessing our service as an individual.
Recording information is an important part of what you will do, so enjoying paperwork and having a good attention to detail are important. Most of the time, however you will get to enjoy working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to theirs and their families lives.
Our values are to be compassionate, open, and bold. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
About the role
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to your local community?
Who we are
Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd is an independent charity delivering free, confidential and impartial advice and support to vulnerable people living and working in Stirling District. We specialise in Welfare Rights, Energy, Debt, Employment, Immigration, Housing, and Health.
· To provide the advice, information & support to inform, enable & empower people to overcome the problems they face
· To ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities or of the services that are available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively; and to exercise a responsible evidence based influence on local & national policy makers
Join our Board
We are actively seeking individuals who may be interested in joining our Board of Trustees in the future.
The Board is composed of volunteers from a wide range of charity, business, legal, media and financial backgrounds.
We are committed to Equal Opportunities and are looking to ensure we are representative and reflective of the communities we serve.
We are particularly interested in speaking to people who have knowledge, understanding and experience in any of the following areas: -
· NHS Management
· Local Government
· Retired Elected officials
· Anti-Poverty work
You’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to the vision, mission and values of a community organisation that provides vital help and support to local people.
You’re inspired by the idea of developing and supporting a valuable public service.
You’re motivated to address the needs of vulnerable people resident in the Stirling District area.
You’ve got the time, energy and commitment to dedicate to developing Stirling CAB’s strategic aims and goals.
If this describes you, then Stirling CAB would love to hear from you.
This non remunerated role is both high profile and respected within the local community. It will offer new challenges, learning opportunities and broaden your networks.
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 – In everything we do, we demonstrate a love for the environment and our place within it.
· 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.
Forth Environment Link are recruiting new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 12 months of working within a global pandemic.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the environment and climate action, possess good independent judgement, will appreciate the collective responsibilities of the Trustee Board and who think strategically. Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years each.
We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.
Applications from people with a commitment to community climate action would be welcomed. We are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:
· Digital Leadership
· Training Development
· Youth Engagement
· Energy Systems
· Working with Marginalised Groups
· Diversification of income
· Health & Safety
In addition to general Trustee roles, FEL is also looking for a Treasurer to support the financial aspect of the organisation as well as to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the existing Board.
Some key responsibilities of the treasurer are:
We are looking to recruit a permanent Assistant Manager to join our small team based in Raploch. This post involves working in partnership with the current Manager to oversee the services delivered by Home-Start Stirling. This post involves the management and supervision of staff and volunteers, supporting the strategic development of the organisation and ongoing monitoring and development. In addition, you may undertake a small amount of direct work with families supported by Home-Start Stirling. Previous experience of working with children and families is essential. Experience of working within the voluntary sector would be an advantage as would a leadership role in a relevant discipline.
Full driving licence and use of a car would be desirable but not essential.
This post is also subject to registration with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) and therefore the candidate will have to hold a minimum level of SCQF Level 7 or 8 in a relevant field and be prepared to work towards a qualification at Level 9 .
The salary is on a fixed point for the current time and is subject to a salary review in summer 2021.
For an informal discussion please call Rachel Keenan 07812141725
Post is subject to an PVG and suitable references.
Children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has been providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff in Scottish primary and secondary schools since 2001.
Starting with an initial pilot in two Edinburgh primary schools, Place2Be Scotland now reaches over 14,000 pupils and their families in schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and South Ayrshire. Our training programme includes a Mental Health Champions Foundation Course available free of charge to 50,000 teachers across the UK and support for School Leaders.
As an established leader in the field Place2Be has also been commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver a nationwide support service for school leaders, teachers and staff across Scotland. In addition we are working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh to support teachers of the future to develop their resilience, understand children’s mental health and wellbeing and contribute to mental healthy schools.
We are committed to supporting the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people in the crucial formative years of their lives. Our expert teams provide pupils and their families with emotional and therapeutic support, as well as delivering training within school communities. All of our work is evidence-based, using tried and tested methods, backed by research.
As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be provision in partnership with the school ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.
You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people and provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.
You'll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools, by undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions for children and young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and Place2Be management team and actively participating in staff meetings to share best practice and develop clinical thinking, knowledge and learning.
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised counselling or therapy qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Most important of all is your ap-proach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we're looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and fami-lies, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and ful-filling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
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.
We currently have an exciting and rare vacancy for a Senior Development Trainer (SDT) to lead one of our wilderness journey teams, based in Stirling and delivering progressive personal development journeys for participants from across Scotland.
The SDT is responsible to the Operations Resource Manager for ensuring the safe and effective planning and delivery of personal development wilderness experiences, including review and quality assurance of all activities, projects and expeditions in accordance with our Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs), risk assessments and health and safety legislation. The successful candidate will be required to lead a team of Development Trainers to supervise participants throughout their wilderness journey, delivering one-to-one and group work sessions focusing on areas such as wellbeing, personal development, consequential thinking and goal setting. The successful candidate will also lead on the maintenance, checking and monitoring of kit and equipment relevant to all operations.
Applicants must hold a minimum of four valid and relevant qualifications of recognised unit status, such as Summer ML, Rock Climbing Instructor and BC Moderate Water Coach or Moderate Water Leader (Canoe), plus a recognised First Aid Certificate. Knowledge of current Health & Safety law, outdoor activity licensing best practice, and procedures relevant to wilderness outdoor work. Experience of working with disadvantaged people in a wilderness, urban or residential setting, is also essential. In addition, applicants must have the ability to lead a team effectively, setting appropriate professional standards for others and to deliver personal development programmes confidently and safely. Undertaking operation of recording systems, checking vehicles and outdoor equipment, and a driving licence (D1+E) are also essential requirements of this role.
Ideal candidates will have aa Winter ML have or be working towards their Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor or equivalent. They will be an APIOL holder or working towards this. A degree in a relevant subject is considered desirable, as is formal training or certification in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy or another theory of psychological growth and development.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave (fixed into periods of downtime), learning and development opportunities including two dedicated training weeks throughout the year, and a workplace pension with 3% employer contributions.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.
The Finance & Office Administrator will work with the Chief Executive and Treasurer to ensure the bureau finances are efficiently and effectively managed. This will include maintaining accurate accounting records, setting up payments, managing invoices and tracking expected funding.
Additionally, the role involves providing administrative support to the CEO, wider management team and Board of Trustees.