The post-holder will be responsible for delivering counselling sessions to survivors of sexual violence of all genders aged 13+. The post-holder will take an approach informed by an understanding of trauma, including complex trauma and be able to clearly articulate a feminist analysis of gender inequality and sexual violence. They will also have a clear understanding of the gendered dynamics and broad ranging of impacts of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion, resilience and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of sexual violence and knowledge of the causes and impact then this could be the next career challenge for you.
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
You will assist the Executive Assistant to ensure there is well planned, proactive administration functions to support key priorities for the organisation. This will include providing some personal assistant support for key Senior Leadership roles as required. An experienced office administrator or personal assistant (PA), you will have demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office (particularly MS Word and Excel), email, minute taking and coordinating action trackers.
This is a temporary post until July 2023, working either 4 or 5 days a week. You will have a hybrid working pattern between our office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working (pattern to be agreed with line manager). It is expected that two days per week will be office based.
Following confirmation of increased funding Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre is pleased to be expanding across all its services and as such is recruiting senior posts to assist in managing the staff teams and in delivering a high quality, welcoming and accessible service to survivors of sexual violence, aged 13 and over, across the Forth Valley area.
This post represents an exciting opportunity to take a lead on our young persons’ specific therapeutic support service and our prevention service and manage a small team of dedicated staff. As a lead practitioner this post will also be expected to carry a manageable caseload.
The successful candidate will be experienced in both counselling and people management, have a clear intersectional feminist analysis of gender-based violence and will be dedicated to putting survivors, especially young people, at the heart of all they do. Whilst this post undoubtedly requires kindness and compassion, it also requires attention to detail, commitment to quality, professionalism and demonstrable levels of personal resilience.
Do you have first-hand experience of planning, budgeting and forecasting? Do you have experience and understanding of charity accounts? If so we would love to hear from you.
We are a values driven organisation delivering services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.
Our central support functions, including Finance, are critical in ensuring our services can provide the best care possible.
What we are looking for....
You will support, guide and provide financial expertise to trial balance stage for a portfolio of services to ensure issues are dealt with effectively and in accordance with policy and procedure. You will prepare budgets, forecasts, projections and costings in conjunction with budget managers. You will conduct internal financial reviews, while working collaboratively with managers to ensure that any significant budget variances are identified.
You will have experience of working in a similar financial environment and be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of financial systems. Advanced excel skills are essential. You will ideally be AAT qualified or have equivalent knowledge acquired through previous extensive work experience.
Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here
Here is what a current member of our finance team has to say about working for Aberlour:
“In Aberlour no two days are the same – but that’s what makes it an exciting place to work. There’s genuine care and passion in the work we are doing and as a Finance & Reporting Analyst you are there to help guide and advise your colleagues on many aspects of the organisation and finance. You’re able to use your skill with numbers and systems to really make a difference in the decision making across various departments and services, which ultimately help young people & families. There is a shared sense of achievement, and when a service or project wins funding or gains accreditation/good grading, it’s a success that’s celebrated by all in the organisation.”
Check out our video of what some of our other staff say about working for Aberlour.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.
Volunteer Scotland have exciting and fulfilling opportunities for a Treasurer and up to 4 Trustees to join our Board.
We exist to help you make a difference through volunteering. Scotland, more than ever, needs us all to share in the nation’s common good. The potential to bring out the best in us has never been better and we’re supporting you by:
• Recognising the need for volunteers and demonstrating how this makes a difference
• Understanding what volunteers and volunteer involving organisations want to do
• making volunteering easy for everyone, so that more people volunteer and have a great time
Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering; we receive funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:
• research, demonstrate and measure the impact made by volunteers
• develop volunteer practice through training and accreditation as well as useful volunteer development tools, policies and guides
• offer a one stop digital gateway to anyone looking for volunteer opportunities
• support organisations to advertise volunteer opportunities and events online
• provide an expert disclosure service for voluntary organisations
• promote and grow volunteering through partners, funders, Government, and policy makers
• work with others to support projects, innovation and creativity in volunteering
Our Board of Trustees provides strategic direction, accountability and support
to the organisation. If you can contribute well-founded views on current, emerging and future volunteering issues then we want to hear from you.
Appointments are normally for a three year term with a time commitment of around
6 days per year for quarterly board meetings, workshops and planning and strategy events. Although unpaid, becoming a Trustee offer great opportunities to network and influence the future of volunteering at all levels throughout Scotland and further afield.
Volunteer Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
The Role of Treasurer
The Treasurer is a key role within our governance structure which aims to make a real difference to volunteers and volunteering in Scotland. You will contribute to the delivery of Volunteer Scotland’s strategy as a member of our Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC). As Treasurer, you will have oversight of the finance function, provide guidance on matters of finance and investments to the Trustees and work closely with other members of FARC and the Head of Corporate Services.
We are interested in applications from individuals who have a track record of financial management. You might be an accountant or experienced finance worker, with skills and knowledge developed through working or volunteering with another third sector organisation, or working in the public or private sector.
The Role of Trustee
The role of the Trustee is to support the organisation in achieving its overall aims and objectives and ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are robust, in keeping with its aims and as a minimum meet the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation.
While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience:
• Governance and Audit
• Project Management
Main Purpose:To provide immediate holistic person centered advice, information and representation to unpaid carers & support to colleagues working with unpaid carers and where necessary, refer and support clients to access appropriate advice agencies
The advice and representation offered will focus on the consequences of the Welfare reform Act and the economic downturn – seeking to resolve the practical barriers and stressors that impact on Unpaid Carers, primarily (but not exclusively) Money, Benefits, Debt, and Housing
This new innovative service to the Unpaid Carers community will:
Support income maximisation & represent clients at Social Security Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal tribunals focusing on those which are a consequence of Welfare reform and the economic downturn (when required).
Deliver a series of training sessions/information sessions to front line unpaid carers support groups primarily, (but not exclusively) on Money, Benefits, Debt, Financial capacity, Employment rights and Housing
The Unpaid Carers Welfare Rights Adviser will cover Stirling & Clackmannanshire Districts and access to advice on the frontline is essential and the worker would construct their availability and geographic location to maximise opportunity for unpaid carers to engage with the minimum of obstacles.
Appointment to this post is conditional on two satisfactory references and a current PVG certificate.
Are you passionate about youth work? Can you develop creative workshops for youth groups? Can you provide goal orientated support for young people? If so, we want to hear from you. Join our vibrant team of staff and volunteers delivering high quality youth work services supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people right across Scotland.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative person to support the delivery of our youth work services in Stirling.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of youth work and make a lasting, and sometimes life-saving, impact for LGBTI young people
We want to hear from you if you have:
This is a key role within Forth Valley Rape Crisis providing specific prevention and education services for the benefit of children, young people and learners participating in further and higher education. This role will involve delivering our Sexual Violence Prevention Programme which is available to all secondary schools and youth organisations across Forth Valley. This nationally developed programme aims to equip young people with a better understanding of sexual violence in order to negotiate healthy and respectful relationships. The programme offers a wide range of workshops which can be adapted to all year groups from S1 to S6, exploring topics such as gender, consent, sexual violence, sexualisation and social media among others.
The post holder will have a passion for working with young people, be organised, motivated and resilient. The role requires a strong commitment to anti-discriminatory and equalities work and must demonstrate experience and confidence in developing and delivering engaging sessions with young people.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of sexual violence and knowledge of the causes and impact then this could be the next career challenge for you.
At Forth Environment Link (FEL), we make change possible. Delivering projects on the ground that make it easy for people to take practical steps towards living well locally, now and into the future.
Through our work, we support more day-to-day journeys on foot, by bike or wheeling; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help promote the principles of sharing and reuse. We have an open mind with a sleeves rolled up approach and work to help everyone live in a way that is good for them and for the planet.
Changing our world for the better, project by project.
About the Role
The Project Coordinator will help to deliver our Active Travel programme across Forth Valley, focussing on our Employer Engagement programme. The successful candidate will oversee our work with employers and employees to promote active travel for commuting and wellbeing. The role will specifically work with NHS Forth Valley, not only to promote active travel with staff but also develop new patient health projects. The Coordinator will also oversee the logistics and co-ordination of our growing electric bike fleet, based in our Falkirk premises.
The Project Coordinator will manage a team of staff and demonstrate excellent working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. They will be responsible for managing budgets from multiple funders, be competent at collating and writing reports whilst representing FEL regionally and nationally with our partners. They will be creative around how we engage with new audiences and encourage behaviour change in the workplace. The candidate should be proactive and seek out new partnerships whilst also helping with FEL’s wider activity, including co-development of our climate work, and participating in developing new services and ideas.
We are looking for someone who:
• Is passionate about active travel
• Has excellent communication skills
• Is self-motivated and proactive
• Is committed to helping people live well locally
You will become part of a highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic team and will enjoy the
benefits of joining a flexible, adaptable and ambitious workplace that puts people at the heart of
everything we do.
An exciting opportunity to join our Walking for Health team
Paths for All’s vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier, and greener Scotland.
Our Walking for Health team is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and organised Administrator to help us transform the lives of people across Scotland through the successful delivery of our walking programmes.
This is a varied role which will include the administration of the Scottish Health Walk Network, supporting the delivery of our workplace Step Count Challenge, managing our resources and helping with communications campaigns. You’ll be working within our Walking for Health team to provide information, data, support and signposting to a diverse range of members, partner organisations, customers and end-users on a variety of platforms and software systems. Additionally, you’ll assist our Corporate Services team, providing information for invoicing orders. Good levels of IT skills, accuracy and attention to detail are all essential.
We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy.
An exciting opportunity exists to join the Policy Team at Colleges Scotland.
Colleges Scotland is the collective voice for the college sector in Scotland, representing its interests and ensuring that colleges are at the heart of a word class education sector that is recognised, valued and available to all. Colleges Scotland, as the membership body, represents all 26 colleges in Scotland, which deliver both further education and around 24% of the provision of all higher education in Scotland.
As a Policy Officer in the team, you will work with key stakeholders and policy team members to ensure that policy and financial work, including analysis are effectively supported, developed and progressed. This will require you to provide support to, and guidance and advice on, a range of policy and analysis matters at any given time.
• Be able to “horizon scan” and turn these insights and knowledge into robust policy drafts.
• Strong oral communication skills.
• Persuasive and clear writing style to create first-draft reports, papers and briefings.
• Ability to work confidently and effectively with senior stakeholders (for example the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Skills Development Scotland (SDS)) to help influence a range of policy and funding areas affecting colleges.
• Be able to translate complex and technical information, including legislation, into plain English and accurate advice.
• Analyse financial and numerical data to support/influence policy developments and funding submissions.
• Utilise and interpret data, financial information and statistics to produce strong reports and briefings.
• Undertake research on key topics.
This permanent post will provide a significant opportunity for the right individual to make a positive impact at a national level for college learners, the wider community and economy through working with members and stakeholders to identify and influence policy issues, as well as develop and manage policy activities, projects and campaigns.
This is a critical time for colleges, and the postholder will be involved in helping shape the college sector through the development of key work areas connected with:
• Advocating and engaging with Scottish Government, MSPs and other key stakeholders to ensure the sector is fairly and equitably funded through the Draft Budget process
• Progressing the outputs from the SFC Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability, including work around the Scottish Government’s Purpose and Principles programme
• Enabling the college sector to maximise its role in supporting the skills-led economic recovery from Covid-19 and supporting the Just Transition to a Net-Zero economy
• Taking forward the Statement of Ambition for the college sector to extend the reach of colleges in supporting learners and businesses across Scotland
NB: Colleges Scotland operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Stirling, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.
At Key we support people living in their own home, in their family home or in their community. We start by seeing the person first. The support we offer can range from just a few hours a week, a few hours a day to 24-hour support, including overnights.
Could you be Key?
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then…you could be Key!
What we offer you…
In return you will be part of a supportive, local team and will receive:
• 31 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays
• Public holidays are paid at double time
• Company sick pay
• Full training provided
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support given to achieve this
• Paid PVG Membership
• Eligible to apply for Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket Schemes offering discounts and savings
• Registered with Concert for Carers
• Eligible to register for a Costco Membership
• Credit Union Membership
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension Contributions
What do we need from you?
No experience necessary! Full training will be provided and support will be given to help you reach your full potential.
Applicants must be able to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people we support. This will include evening, weekend and sleepover work. Waking nights may also be required.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our Relief Register of bank support workers. This means you can work flexibly to suit your current commitments. Please specify this within your application.
We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convince as we may be able to offer interviews at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.
Key are a Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to any applicant who has a disability and meets the minimum criteria.
If you would like more information then please get in touch with Michael Lewis, Area Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799470870
Stirling Carers Centre is the only charity dedicated to supporting unpaid Carers in the Stirling Council area. The Centre has been operating for nearly 30 years, and has grown and developed to a team of 18 staff.
Board members work alongside our Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer to oversee and support our CEO, to deliver on our Business Plan 2020-25 and provide strategic direction to the organisation.
Our Board currently comprises eight Directors with a wide range of diverse knowledge and experience. We are looking to expand this knowledge base to include Directors with experience in HR and Communications in particular, however we welcome applications from anyone who feels they can bring relevant skills to the Board and take Stirling Carers Centre to the next stage in its development.
Further information about Stirling Carers Centre can be found on our website: stirlingcarers.co.uk