We are seeking a part-time (21 hours per week) Family Support Assistant to join our team. This 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 delivering a range of family support services which address the specific needs of families and support groups, including evidence-based interventions, with the assistance and support of the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley. This includes facilitating family support groups and working with individuals on a one-to-one basis; providing advocacy to support groups and individual family members, and actively promoting 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 Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley.
We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 3) or relevant professional qualification; have experience of direct client work, group work, direct work with families and understanding of the voluntary sector; with knowledge of issues affecting families affected by substance use. Candidates should be able to effectively and sensitively advocate for others, with strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
Exciting opportunity to join a growing Management team within Stirling and Forth Valley
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant social care organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Are you a driven and motivated individual who enjoys new and unique challenges daily? Do you have the passion and drive to lead a team of frontline staff to support individuals to achieve their personal outcomes, live the life they choose and become an inclusive member within their own community? If so, there has never been a better time to apply!
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.
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We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work across the Fundraising & Engagement team to ensure high quality messages and resources are available to all fundraisers (staff and supporters). You will also play a key role in the strategic digital transformation the Trust is currently carrying out (involving a new CRM, e-marketing software and website).
Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?
About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach
Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.
What we are looking for....
We are looking to recruit a Young People’s Worker Nights, working an average of 22.88 hours per week. You will work Monday to Thursday, 10 hours per night, followed by 9 days off. You will also work every second Sunday, 2pm – 8pm, for 50 weeks of the year. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.
We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you will be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.
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.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, 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 on our website.
An exciting opportunity exists to join College Employers Scotland (CES). You will help ensure that CES’ views and interests are effectively represented with key stakeholders, policy makers and opinion formers, and that members are engaged on proactive and reactive issues. You will also be responsible for ensuring that websites and social media channels are kept up to date with all the latest information about National Bargaining in the college sector. This will require you to provide support to, and guidance and advice on, a range of communications and public affairs issues to the Director and staff of CES at any given time.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Communications and Media Relations
• Support all incoming media enquires; ensuring journalists receive a prompt and efficient response.
• Brief the Director and team members on relevant media communications and topics.
• Support team members to ensure all internal and external communications are effective, engaging, forward thinking, and aligned to the operational plan.
• Take ownership of the development and delivery of communication plans and strategies, agreed with the Director to raise the profile of College Employers Scotland.
• Write press releases, media statements and briefing papers.
• Monitor and analyse print, broadcast, online and social media on a regular basis.
• Track media activity and produce reports, briefing papers and presentations as required.
• Proactively place and write feature articles for a variety of media.
• Update social media channels and website content of College Employers Scotland and the National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC) to strengthen the digital presence.
• Take ownership of the development and delivery of communication plans and strategies, agreed with the Director.
• Act as a source of in-house information and expertise on public affairs and communications.
• Work with team members to ensure effective engagement with key policy makers, decision-makers, members and stakeholders.
• Respond to enquiries from politicians and providing proactive briefings.
• In conjunction with team members:
o monitor the political environment and identify opportunities to influence policy development and political decision-making, including relevant consultations, parliamentary debates, events and conferences.
o maintain a contact programme of parliamentarians, civil servants, opinion formers and key stakeholders, ensuring College Employers Scotland has good relationships with key decision makers.
• Draft parliamentary questions, debates, amendments to legislation and motions and disseminate briefings for parliamentarians.
• Analyse information and data to inform College Employers Scotland’s public position on agreed topics
• Establish and maintain good relationships with communications and public affairs colleagues in Colleges Scotland, providing assistance when required.
• Undertake projects and attend external meetings.
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.
We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Manager in our Stirling Shop. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers.
You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the role
You will assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income. Representing Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team share your knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients will also be important aspects of the role. You will always ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers.
You are a naturally energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people. You know how to recruit and develop a team of volunteers and your extraordinary motivational skills will enable you to inspire your team to increase sales and control costs. Above all, you are ready to take on a new challenge and have a keen interest in Shelter's cause.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. In addition to this, we encourage an approach to involving people with personal insight of housing issues and homelessness in our recruitment processes.
Circular Communities Scotland (previously CRNS) is a small but rapidly growing national charity, doubling our staff and turnover in the last year.
We are a membership network with a vision for a thriving circular economy in Scotland with local communities benefiting from the social, environmental, and economic outcomes. With a growing membership of over 230 charities and social enterprises we are always looking for new ways to support the reuse, repair and recycling Third Sector and see our vision become a reality.
This role is designed to underpin the next chapter of our growth and you will be at the heart of delivering future environmental and social justice in Scotland.
As Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer you will be at the heart of this organisation at an exciting time. The successful candidate will be pro-active and driven, exceptionally well organised, a proven problem-solver and strong at relating to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. An ability to tune in to the CEO’s leadership style whilst also being proactive, empowered, and self-directed is key.
A wider element of this role is to provide administrative support to the whole organisation. This will involve a wide range of tasks for which flexibility, proactivity, excellent IT skills (particularly Microsoft Office365 but also Salesforce, WordPress etc), project management abilities, strong written and verbal communication skills are all essential. As a support to a wide range of staff, projects and processes you will need to manage your workload against agreed priorities and be comfortable saying no when necessary and managing sometimes conflicting expectations.
We are determined to get the right person to join our strong team which is why we are open to exploring different options regarding place of work (office, hybrid or home-based) within commuting distance of our Stirling Office. Whilst we initially agreed budget for a 3-day week we are also willing to consider up to full-time working for the right candidate. Please make any location or hours-based requirements clear in your application. At all levels of the organisation, we are strongly committed to staff wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion.
Background:Poppyscotland heads a funding partnership of several other charities that support the armed forces community. This partnership has funded the CAB service to deliver an advice and support service to the armed forces community. The armed forces community is defined as those personnel who are currently serving, those who have served in the past, and their dependants. (This definition also includes certain Merchant Navy personnel).
Main Purpose: ASAP Regional Support Officer will work with the Citizens Advice bureaux in the defined regional areas. The officer will provide advice to members of the armed forces community, support bureaux in the provision of advice to the armed forces community, will co-ordinate regional activities and may provide training
• To undertake advice for members of the armed forces community
• To support bureaux advice workers in their handling of advice and support to the armed forces community by providing effective consultancy and guidance
• To establish good working relationships with each bureau in the defined regional area
• To participate in the identification of staff training needs and in the development of training materials and training plans, in association with national and regional colleagues,
• To provide training to volunteer and other advisers working in the relevant areas in order to maintain up to date approaches to benefits and other advice issues for the armed forces community
• To work with other voluntary and statutory agencies in promoting the growth of armed forces community advice and support in the relevant areas, including awareness raising work with community groups
• To establish and maintain a database of specialist agencies for referral purposes
• To establish and develop working relationships with other relevant agencies
• To monitor the operation of the Armed Services Advice service and identify areas of development
• To maintain accurate, confidential records of all casework in keeping with CAB service requirements
• To record and collate the amounts of benefit income raised and other statistics in order to contribute to the social policy work of the region
• Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the CEO
• Attend and participate in the national and regional Armed Services Advice project team meetings
• Liaise closely with the ASAP Co-ordinator, Citizens Advice Scotland and other regional support areas
• Provide written reports for and attend 3 monthly supervision sessions and annual appraisal
• Provide reports for and attend any regional group meetings