Your New Organisation
ILF Scotland (ilf.scot) is a Non-Departmental Scottish Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. We were created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and have been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.
ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £60m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. Our organisation consists of a dedicated team of around 62, who provide award management services for approximately 5,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.
Our organisation is fully funded by and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in-line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.
As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to legislative compliance where people and relationship building are a key focus.
Your New Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team where you will be responsible for developing and reviewing ILF Scotland’s Public Policies, Guidance and Procedures based upon your expert understanding of the policy landscape within which ILF Scotland operates, supported by the Director of Policy, Improvement and Engagement.
You will have the opportunity to influence Local Government, Health & Social Care Partnerships / Trusts, COSLA and other decision makers to promote best practice in independent living and encourage cohesion and consistency across key national and local independent living and social care policies. You will also become a source of expert internal advice for colleagues.
You will lead on the successful operation of ILF Scotland’s complaints function in accordance with the Scottish and Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsmen’s’ standard complaints process and be supported by the Director of Policy Improvement and Engagement.
To be successful
You will hold a degree level qualification with a strong and proven track record of success in similar policy role(s) combined with an awareness and knowledge of Health & Social Care in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Scottish and UK Government, and the associated policy landscape. You will also have excellent analytical, written and report writing skills alongside the ability to continually re-prioritise and work to tight deadlines. You will be someone who can present to diverse audiences and demonstrate experience in establishing and developing strong stakeholder relationships.
What we Offer
In return, alongside a competitive salary and the opportunity operate in our award winning, flexible working culture we offer a defined benefit pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and related benefits as well as various discounts and memberships.
Eczema Outreach Support was set up 10 years ago to support families and children with eczema. Originally we only covered Scotland but a few years ago we successfully extended our reach to the whole UK. The charity has been delivering a growing range of emotional and practical support activities, alongside working with clinical networks, research teams, schools and the private sector.
A rare opportunity has arisen to build on our success and lead our dynamic charity. We are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer, who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff; have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of support and awareness activities; and directly contribute to improving statutory services and research in dermatology across the UK.
Key responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience in the voluntary sector, knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent financial management skills, including securing large grants for projects. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
We are currently looking to appoint a full-time Group Worker based in the West Lothian Recovery Service in Bathgate.
As a Group Worker with Change Grow Live you will work with people who use our services by facillitating group work and working with service users on one-to-one basis and helping them get to where they want to be.
Your focus will be on delivering and developing group work and CGL programmes, such as Foundations of Recovery in the Recovery Service. You will work with other programme facilitators and professionals within your project to design and deliver groups/pods, using evidence-based practice, covering the most appropriate issues to your service users. You will be responsible for the development of structured timetable of recovery orientated group work working closely with the staff team to recruit, promote and facilitate the groups provided in the service.
Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. We offer client centred, holistic; trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialism in abuse and trauma work which has been built up since 1994.
Due to the success of our school counselling services we seek to recruit a school counsellor for our Counselling through Schools contract in West Lothian. Due to travel between schools you should have access to a car.
You will be a qualified counsellor with a Diploma or equivalent and be registered with a professional body. In return we offer excellent development opportunities and a focus on staff wellbeing
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.
VSGWL requires an experienced Operations Manager and strategic thinker with a track record of delivering success.
You will be:
• someone who is innovative and able to lead and motivate others to succeed in an evolving environment.
• someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.
• committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will use your own initiative to develop new ideas and seize opportunities to better support the needs of the sector and the key objectives of VSGWL.
Role Overview and Responsibilities
This is a complex role requiring innovation and the skilful balancing of multiple work streams underpinned with strong leadership qualities. You will make a proactive contribution to organisational development and management of change, coupled with a wide understanding of political agendas.
You will lead a dedicated team of development officers to support a culture of development and quality service delivery to support the third sector, communicating and influencing to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working.
This post involves delivering a counselling service across a number of Primary and High schools in West Lothian. The service is a bespoke service for young people 11-24 and will cater to the client needs. The post holder will also be expected to maintain supporting systems for the counselling service, including confidential record keeping, recording and producing statistical information, and evaluating the counselling within an outcome based framework
It is anticipated the post holder will primarily concentrate on delivering counselling to young people but will also provide some awareness raising training with staff.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
We have a vacancy for experienced support worker 2 based in West Lothian. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans, and Risk Assessments SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills are essential. Car driver and access to your own transport is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which will may include weekends, and evenings .
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form
Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and wellbeing across the West Lothian area. The service is delivered by a team of dedicated, trained volunteers who offer encouragement, companionship and support to help engage in social, leisure and community activities.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, who will be responsible for coordinating the various elements of the service including one-to-one support, group activities and volunteer management. Relationship building with stakeholders is also vital in this role.
The preferred candidate will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – specifically Word, Excel and Outlook – as well as experienced in the use of database systems. You will be highly organised, have project management experience, able to manage a diverse workload and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.
Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential as is an understanding of Dementia.
OPAL is a prevention service supporting older adults to remain independent at home for as long as they desire. The role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services to older people across the locality area. The workload is varied and no two days will ever be the same!
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
We are currently looking to appoint a full-time Recovery Champion based in the West Lothian Recovery Service.
We are looking for someone who has had personal substance misuse issues and is now in recovery to support service users with their own recovery journey.
As a Recovery Champion with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
The team supports people with their or their drug and/or alcohol issues.
No two days are the same and we treat every person who comes into our service as an individual, so being flexible, curious and a good listener are key. If you enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic environment, then we want to hear from you.
You’ll have to record information about what you do, so enjoying a bit of paperwork and attention to detail is important. But most of the time you’ll be enjoying working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to their lives.
Have you always fancied working as a Drugs and alcohol worker? this role is for you, enabling you to learn and develop on the job, supporting the team in their day to day duties and learning from experienced recovery Coordinators.
This is what one of our Recovery Champions had to say: “I like the team spirit, that we all bring something different, and we always put the people who use our service first”.
We have two opportunities for Senior Support Worker’s to join our West Lothian Occupational Services.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team while maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
The Counselling Wellbeing Administrator will provide administrative support primarily to the Bridge Counselling Service, but will also support elements of the wider service when required. We are ideally looking for someone who can spread the hours over the space of a week.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.