CrossReach
CrossReach
At CrossReach we offer loving care to people of all ages who are in need of a helping hand, supporting them to live life to the full whatever their circumstances. We have been at the forefront of high quality social care for almost 150 years. During that time we have worked hard to understand the needs of the people who turn to us for help and with them have been at the forefront of pioneering services which have literally changed thousands of lives for the better. Today we are one of the largest care providers in Scotland, with experience across a broad range of services. We are still growing, learning and improving, thanks to the incredible people we have the privilege to support, and all those who support us.

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Improvement Lead [Transitions] – The Promise

  • Full time
  • £25,679 – £27,277
  • Erskine
  • Closing 5th May 2021

Care experienced children and young people face many transitions. They have told us how scary these times can be and how important it is for them to have someone beside them they can rely on.

“You don’t really think you’re isolated but you are really mega isolated.”

“If somebody can build a relationship with you quick, you want them to stick around. You want them to always be there. “

CrossReach is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social care organisations, and we are committed to implementing the Independent Care Review’s findings ‘The Promise’. As Improvement Lead, you will take forward the redesign and improvement of our transition processes and procedures, ensuring that the voices of children and young people are central to all decisions, actions and approaches.

A key requirement of this role is to establish a ‘Design Team’ to include young people who are currently in our care, care experienced young people, adults we have supported in the past and family members of children currently looked after or previously looked after. You will also lead the planning and implementation of a range of consultation activities with young people, their families, CrossReach and local authority staff. The outcomes of which will help identify potential changes and recommendations for our services to implement.

For this role, you will need a social services (children and young people) qualification at SCQF Level 7 or equivalent, combined with a good understanding of the Independent Care Review’s findings ‘The Promise’. We’re also looking for experience of engaging with children, young people and their families, ideally gained in the care sector, and the ability to successfully facilitate group discussions and workshops. In return, we offer a range of training and development opportunities, as well as an excellent benefits package including an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.

CrossReach welcomes applicants with care experience.

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Lead Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £26,244 – £27,877
  • Finniescroft Farm, Lennoxtown
  • Closing 20th June 2021

Could you help shape a life for the future? CrossReach is currently looking for dedicated individuals to help us turn things around for the children in our care and help them leave childhood trauma behind for good.

As a Lead Practitioner, you’ll be responsible for developing thorough care plans for the children and ensuring the goals set are achievable. You’ll be an integral part of our friendly team, supporting young people to make positive behavioural change, build strong relationships and integrate back into the community.

We’re looking for an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification as well as experience in a care/education role and a driving license. In return there’s full support to study for further professional qualifications, ongoing training support, and career development opportunities across one of Scotland’s largest social care organizations.

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Trusts & Foundations Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,382 – £22,252 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

As a member of our Corporate Services team you’ll be helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society live safer, fuller and happier lives. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. So, join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. It’s a career that will enhance both your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

The role

Reporting to the Trusts and Foundations Manager and working closely with other Fundraising and Engagement Team members, you will help to identify potential trusts and foundations (hereafter referred to as “trusts”) for CrossReach. This will include conducting research and supporting the successful identification, cultivation and stewardship of trusts.

Main Duties

  • Research and develop a “prospect pool” of grant making trusts with the capacity and inclination to support CrossReach and its key services.
  • Create briefings which outline research on potential trusts, assessing their funding priorities and the eligibility of CrossReach services.
  • Create timely updates on the progress and next steps for the prospect pool for the Trusts and Foundations Manager in the first instance. Keep accurate records and a timeline of reports due to funders. Communicate with staff (particularly from services) to gather relevant information for these reports and keep them updated.
  • Create and maintain a robust pipeline of prospective donors to inform the case load of the Trusts and Foundations Manager and, where appropriate, the rest of the Fundraising and Engagement team.
  • To ensure that all data generated for the above purposes is GDPR compliant and accurately recorded in the relevant locations.
  • To record any Income received in the Team’s relevant folders and The Raiser’s Edge and communicate this with other staff members as required.
  • Work with the Trusts and Foundations Manager to create a stewardship plan and follow through on any cultivation correspondence necessary; for example, thank you letters or organisational updates.
  • Review Income and Expenditure Budgets for core services to identify funding gaps and research funding on this basis. Update/record this in the relevant folders.
  • Respond to other tasks on an ad hoc basis as requested by the Trusts and Foundations Manager, the Head of Service -Fundraising and other staff as required.
  • Requirement to travel to other locations on an irregular and ad hoc basis

Requirements

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the fundraising landscape in Scotland and beyond.
  • Experience writing funding briefings.
  • Knowledge of data protection and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to generate and follow leads and make evidence-based recommendations.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office packages with experience of using a CRM system such as The Raiser’s Edge.
  • Respect for the Christian ethos of CrossReach, its supporters, staff, volunteers and clients.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (or expressing a willingness to join at CrossReach’s expense).

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Two years’ experience of fundraising research.
  • Experience of working with trusts.
  • Experience of customer/supporter cultivation activity

In return, there’s a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous holiday allowance, employer contributory pension and health benefits scheme. And as part of one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, there’s plenty of opportunity for career development too.

At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others.

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Trusts & Foundations Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,905 – £34,772
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

As a member of our Corporate Services team, you’ll be helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society live safer, fuller and happier lives. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. So, join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. It’s a career that will enhance both your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

The role

To manage the area of Trusts and Foundations, including undertaking proposals, research and reports to maximise income from trusts, philanthropic grant makers and special project funds. You’ll also manage a funding researcher and build strategic relationships across CrossReach projects.

Responsibilities

  • Research, write and submit timely and high quality funding proposals to a wide range of funders, securing grants for complex, multi-year projects.
  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to propose and deliver a trusts and foundation strategy.
  • Work with service managers across CrossReach to identity fundable projects and activities that are strategically appropriate and will benefit from philanthropic funding.
  • Maintain relationships with funder trustees and administrators to better understand their funding criteria and ensure appropriate dialogue as part of the research and stewardship process.
  • Manage a Research Officer and produce regular reports on the trusts and foundation prospect pipelines and progress against target.
  • Produce briefings on key potential grant makers that match the strategic direction of CrossReach for discussion with senior managers.
  • Develop work plans to ensure timely and effective submissions to funders and work with appropriate colleagues to gather the necessary information and input to build a case for support.
  • Work with colleagues on other departments and across the Church of Scotland to embed the ‘impact’ message of CrossReach and its funders into our communications.
  • Provide advice and direction to service managers on the opportunities for securing funds from trusts, foundations and special project funds to assist them in forward planning.
  • Record and report (using Raisers Edge) new income secured and projected cash flow resulting from successful applications.
  • Ensure that grant funders and prosects are appropriately included in cultivation and stewardship activity.
  • Provide timely and accurate dissemination of proposals and reports internally, encouraging timely.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Qualifications demonstrating a high level of numeracy and literacy.
  • Institute of Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising (desirable).

Essential

  • A minimum of four years’ experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations or other grant-making bodies.
  • Significant experience in successfully applying for funding for complex, multi-year projects, including grants of six-figures and above.
  • Experience of working closely with team members and managing staff or volunteers.
  • Evidence of meeting income targets and deadlines.
  • An eye for detail and ability to anticipate funders’ requirements and spot opportunities and synergies between CrossReach’s work and the interests of funders.
  • Experience of writing complex proposals and gathering information for this purpose from a wide range of sources.
  • Experience of leading on developing proposals for funders involving colleagues and service managers.
  • Experience of working with Finance colleagues to develop income projections and report on cash flow resulting from successful applications.
  • Experience of working with senior colleagues to discuss key proposals.
  • Experience on producing accurate and timely feedback reports to funders and working with others to gather the information needed.
  • Experience of developing a ‘pipeline’ of prospective funders and managing a workplan to submit proposals.
  • A team player with diplomacy, tact and proven ability to build working relationships with other departments.
  • Experience of providing impact reports, progress and income reports.
  • The postholder must be proficient in all MS Office packages and have experience of using online application forms and fundraising CRMs such as Raisers Edge.

In return, there’s a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous holiday allowance, employer contributory pension and health benefits scheme. And as part of one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, there’s plenty of opportunity for career development too.

As we do our work in Christ’s name the job you have applied for requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).

At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others.

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Top job! Head of Service - Children And Families

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Bellshill, Glasgow (with flexible working options)
  • Closing 21st November 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for over 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

Our Children & Families Services cover early years and learning disabilities support, residential care and education as well as counselling. In this broad ranging role, you’ll have operational responsibility for our children with disabilities and early years services, with the opportunity to work strategically with the Director of Children & Families across our entire service provision. You’ll ensure the delivery and development of high-quality care for children with disabilities and their families at the Mallard, Garratt and Go2, whilst leading the development of our Daisy Chain service that provide early years and family support in Govanhill.

To apply, you’ll need experience of managing and developing children’s and young people’s services, ideally combined with a relevant degree/equivalent qualification. As well as a proven track record of strategic planning and development, you’ll be able to effectively prioritise operational work tasks, and use your initiative and creative problem-solving skills to achieve desired outcomes. Effective communication skills with the ability to persuade and influence others are also essential. This post will involve remote working with frequent travel across the West Region and some travel across Scotland.

As a member of the CrossReach team, you’ll be helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society live safer, fuller and happier lives. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. So, join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. It’s a career that will enhance both your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

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Trusts & Foundations Assistant - Part Time

  • Part time
  • £20,238 – £22,252 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families, and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

Reporting to the Trusts and Foundations Manager and working closely with other Fundraising and Engagement Team members, you will take responsibility for identifying and cultivating potential trusts for CrossReach. This will involve:

• Researching and developing a “prospect pool” of grant making trusts with the capacity and inclination to support CrossReach and its key services

• Creating briefings which outline research on potential trusts, assessing their funding priorities and the eligibility of CrossReach services

• Creating timely updates on the progress and next steps for the prospect pool for the Trusts and Foundations Manager in the first instance

• Keeping an accurate timeline of reports due to funders

• Communicating with staff (particularly from services) to gather relevant information for these reports and keep them updated

• Reviewing Income and Expenditure Budgets for core services to identify funding gaps and research funding on this basis.

Requirements:

• Knowledge of the fundraising landscape in Scotland and beyond.

• Experience writing funding briefings

• Knowledge of data protection and compliance requirements

• Ability to generate and follow leads and make evidence-based recommendations

• Proficiency in all MS Office packages with experience of using a CRM system such as The Raiser’s Edge

• Respect for the Christian ethos of CrossReach, its supporters, staff, volunteers and clients

• Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (or expressing a willingness to join at CrossReach’s expense).

Join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. It’s a career that will enhance both your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

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Donor Relations Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,139 – £30,214
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th November 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families, and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

As Donor Relations Officer, you will provide campaign, trading and communications support to the Donor Relations team. This will include:

Provide support to the team to ensure fundraising campaigns of varying sizes are delivered successfully

Devise and plan fundraising campaign themes that engage the general public

Plan and deliver engaging communications for donors and work with colleagues to dovetail fundraising messages into CrossReach-wide communications

Ensure that donors’ expectations are met through accurate and timely engagement

Advise colleagues and other teams of the communications options best suited to fundraising and campaign goals

Maintain a record of outgoing campaign communications, response rates and make recommendations on how to improve reach and impact for future communications

Update and create online presence to support fundraising activity

Conduct detailed research on donor data and communications to ensure that campaigns are targeted, effective, presenting findings in a range of methods

Create timely, accurate and appropriate communications in a range of media, including online and by using social media

Support the promotion and communication of trading activity (eg Christmas card sales).

Requirements

The key skills and abilities we are looking for are:

Basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office, some design packages and the internet

Previous experience providing support in the area of campaigns and or communications

Experience of planning and delivering a communications plan

Creative and able to spot opportunities to enhance our fundraising campaigns

Excellent administrative and organisational skills: able to schedule and execute crucial tasks, meet deadlines and deliver projects on time

Eye for detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills for communicating accurately with a wide audience.

Join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. It’s a career that will enhance both your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

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Trusts & Foundations Manager – temporary 12-month maternity cover

  • Full time
  • £31,905 – £34,772
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2021

At CrossReach we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families, and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

In this role, you’ll take responsibility for all of CrossReach’s Trusts and Foundations fundraising efforts, including undertaking proposals, research and reports to maximise income from trusts, philanthropic grant makers and special project funds. Your key responsibilities will include:

• Researching, writing and submitting timely and high quality funding proposals to a wide range of funders, securing grants for complex, multi-year projects.

• Working closely with the Head of Fundraising to propose and deliver a trusts and foundation strategy.

• Working with service managers across CrossReach to identity fundable projects and activities that are strategically appropriate and will benefit from philanthropic funding.

• Maintaining relationships with funder trustees and administrators to better understand their funding criteria and ensure appropriate dialogue as part of the research and stewardship process.

• Managing a Research Officer and producing regular reports on the trusts and foundation prospect pipelines and progress against target.

Requirements

The key requirements for this role are:

• A minimum of four years’ experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations or other grant-making bodies (essential)

• Significant experience in successfully applying for funding for complex, multi-year projects, including grants of six-figures and above

• Experience of working closely with team members and managing staff or volunteers

• Evidence of meeting income targets and deadlines

• An eye for detail and ability to anticipate funders’ requirements and spot opportunities and synergies between CrossReach’s work and the interests of funders

• Experience of writing complex proposals and gathering information for this purpose from a wide range of sources.

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Social Care - Quality, Compliance & Improvement Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,498 – £28,779
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th December 2021

At CrossReach, we’re a charitable organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do. From caring for older people, children and families and the homeless to supporting those with learning disabilities, we’ve been delivering innovative social care for 150 years. And as one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, we have 65 services and 1,800 employees across the country.

This is an exciting opportunity to take your experience of social care services in a new direction. In this important role you’ll be part of a small team responsible for the monitoring and recording of quality standards, performance indicators and policies across CrossReach services. The workload is varied, you’ll be expected to work collaboratively and get involved in a broad range of tasks to improve the experience of individuals in our care. This will include the development of systems, liaising with CrossReach services and key stakeholders while co-ordinating feedback from individuals and carers.

Key requirements for this position are:

• An understanding of social care and the internal and external requirements of the sector

• Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders in social care including carers and professional agencies

• Strong organisational and administrative skills with the ability to work to deadlines

• First rate communication skills that enable you to effectively engage a diverse workforce

• A flexible and responsive approach to prioritising your workload.

As a member of our Corporate Services team, you’ll be helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society live safer, fuller and happier lives. Our values driven culture means we are accepting, respectful and compassionate to both our service users and employees. So, join us and you’ll be part of a professional environment with a range of development opportunities and a generous benefits package. It’s a career that will enhance your life and the lives of vulnerable people across Scotland.

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