Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are looking for a suitably experienced training officer to focus on the training and development of paid staff and volunteers within the bureau. The successful applicant will work with the management team to develop and deliver the bureau’s training and development strategy to ensure that our workforce is trained to the highest standard possible to ensure the delivery of service excellence to our clients.
About the job
We are looking focused individual with experience of providing training and workforce development preferable in an advice provision service or similar organisation.
You will be a team player and will be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the Bureau and with external agencies and organisations.
You will have strong oral and written communication skills together with excellent presentation skills. We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively, be well organised and to work without supervision. Proficiency in using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, online forms and Microsoft Office applications is essential.
You will have strong promotional skills in order to attract suitable candidates for work within our organisation.
Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will be able to work well within a team and have a willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service is a well-established organisation with a history and reputation for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian. The Service operates from premises at The Almondbank Centre in Craigshill, Livingston although some home-working in line with Covid-19 restrictions may be required.
We are pleased to be able to expand our Psychological Therapies services by recruiting several skilled workers across our projects:
Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service
This role will provide 1-2-1 counselling and support to adults affected by substance misuse. The service operates face to face sessions across West Lothian at a variety of clinics, as well as from within the office. Telephone and video call support is also provided to clients.
This is a 1year fixed term contract as a full-time position (36.25hrs per week).
Project Worker – Therapeutic Support Service – Young People
This role will involve 1-2-1 and groupwork with young people aged from 12-18 affected by personal substance misuse or that of family members, across a variety of settings including within schools, and via other communication sources.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 29 hours per week (0.8FTE).
Project Worker – Grief Matters
This role will provide bereavement counselling and support on a 1-2-1 and groupwork basis for young people aged from 12-18 who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The post will also involve liaison with parents and signposting to appropriate services.
This is a 1year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension (subject to funding). This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week (0.69FTE).
Some evening work and weekend work may be required from time to time for all roles advertised.
For further information about any of these posts please contact: Fiona Brown, Psychological Services Manager on 01506 446 657.
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service offers a diverse range of services including counselling, support, education, training and health promotion on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
We are looking to recruit a new Business Manager to join the Extended Management Team, taking over financial responsibilities including preparation of month end and annual accounts; planning and reporting; playing a lead role in costing services; supporting commissioning and funding applications; day to day financial and administration duties; management of facilities including the costing and ordering of services and equipment; liaison with suppliers; HR delivery; and the supervision of the Business Administrator.
You should have experience of working in a similar role, XERO accounts or similar package, excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work accurately under pressure. A recognised business, accountancy, HR or fundraising qualification is desirable along with experience of working at this level, a good standard of general education is essential.
The Bridge Community Project is a charity that seeks to improve the everyday wellbeing of the people of West Lothian. We do this by providing practical and relational support through services such as Financial wellbeing, counselling and group work.
Over the past 6 years our team have built a solid reputation with both clients and partners, supporting around 180 people a year. We rely on a group of volunteer trustees to support, advise, and oversee our work.
We are specifically looking for someone who has a background in Business Development or Social Enterprise Development.
The Bridge is seeking to create a number of social enterprise activities over the coming years and would benefit from this knowledge and experience at board level.
We are seeking someone who can:
Board meetings are held monthly on a weekday evening, with additional meetings as required. This is a volunteer role and a full induction will be given to successful applicants.