Positive Help
Positive Help

Charity registered in Scotland SC008382

Positive Help was set up in 1989 in response to requests for day to day assistance from those living with HIV in the Edinburgh area. Since then, our services have developed to meet the changing needs and increasing number of our clients. Our original purpose remains the same, though the range of people we support has broadened. We now give free practical support to adults and families living with HIV and Hepatitis C in and around Edinburgh. Our services are offered by volunteers and we have a small staff team dedicated to ensuring that volunteers and service users are supported.

Current vacancies

Adult Services Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2019

Positive Help is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our small team as Adult Services Co-ordinator (AS Co-ordinator). This exciting position is for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is able to lead and motivate people. You will be responsible for building strong positive relationships with adult service users and liaising with statutory and voluntary organisations.

The AS Co-ordinator has responsibility for developing and delivering Positive Help’s Supportive Transport and Home Support projects to adults living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. The AS Co-ordinator also leads on recruiting and training volunteers for all services working in partnership with other staff members.

Positive Help are committed to delivering a person-centred service and enabling service users to achieve their personal outcomes. These may include attending treatments and support appointments, enhancing quality of life in their home environment, increasing social contact and improving wellbeing. Will you help us give POSITIVE HELP?

Please see the job description/person specification for full details of the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Gillian Frayling–Kelly.


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Home Support Service

Practical / DIY

30th June 2016

Positive Helps's home support servive makes a very direct impact on quality of life for those affected by the symptoms of HIV or Hep C and the often debilitating side effects of combination drugs therapies. With home support our client's quality of life can be transformed on a da… Read more

Supportive Driver Volunteer

Driving / Escorting

10th June 2016

Our volunteer drivers provide service users with lifts to hospital or GP appointments so that they can access vital medical care and treatment. They also help service users to get to support groups, supermarkets and other activities, as well as collecting and delivering prescript… Read more

Childrens/Young People's Befriender

Befriending / Mentoring

10th June 2016

Positive Help staff work hard to make good matches between our young people and volunteers. Once a suitable match has been made, the befrienders will meet with the child or young person fortnightly and engage in a fun activity together. This can range from a visit to the Zoo, pic… Read more

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