St Giles Trust
St Giles Trust
ST GILES is a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need. People held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. We show people there is a way to build a better future – for themselves and those they care about -and help them create this through support, advice and training.

Current vacancies

Peer Advisor Development Manager - Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,075 – £39,058
  • Flexible with travelling distance to Glasgow and surrounding regions
  • Closing 9th August 2022

Are you an influential, dynamic and driven individual with a proven record of oversight of ambitious projects, involving delivery, extensive relationship-building, influencing, and securing buy-in, partnerships and funding on an ongoing basis? Looking for an exciting and highly rewarding new opportunity?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Advisor Development Manager to join our team and take on full oversight of the delivery of our Peer Advisor Programme in Scotland and the development of long-term sustainability opportunities.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

About this vital role

Our successful candidate will focus on the successful delivery of the Peer Advisor Programme in Scotland and on taking our profile, future sustainability, and growth opportunities to the next level. This will involve the line management of a small team, our training provider, and partnership working with a growing number of third sector and other organisations with a shared commitment to lived experience approaches.

We will also count on you to demonstrate and promote the impact and contribution that the programme makes to communities and people facing adversity, and to share regular news and communications, internally and externally.

You will work alongside colleagues in Northern Ireland, Wales and England developing and testing out income-generation offers, and exploring development opportunities.

What we are looking for

  • Experience of networking with relevant contacts across Scotland, including potential partners to work collaboratively in the long-term, host placements, refer potential Peer Advisors, and provide support
  • Proven impact managing services delivering support to adults who have experienced disadvantage and/or social exclusion
  • Experience of leading and building effective teams and managing staff and volunteers
  • Experience of budget setting for existing projects and new bid proposals
  • A project management, business development and/or training qualification would be beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and communication skills, both verbal and written

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

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Support Worker x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,847 – £26,852
  • Scotland & Northern Ireland (working from home initially with some occasional travel)
  • Closing 3rd January 2022

Are you a collaborative and proactive individual with experience of delivering employment related workshops?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for two Support Workers to join our team and provide much needed guidance and support to our Peer Advisors.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

Our Peer Advisor Programme provides training, support and placement opportunities for people with lived experience of disadvantage. This enables them to gain professional qualifications and a future career supporting others. The Programme originated in our prison work over 18 years ago and we have since expanded it by developing seven community-based centres for delivery through ‘peer hubs’. These Hubs develop and train Peer Advisors linking them in to volunteering and work opportunities with wider St Giles services and local partner organisations.

About these roles

We are looking for a support worker in each nation to support our existing peer advisors while they progress on the peer advisor programme, undertaking training in professional advice & guidance qualifications and completing volunteering placements with local agencies, using their lived experience to support others. In the first instance this role will support peers during a period of transition in our models of working in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the possibility of future opportunities from April 2022.

What we are looking for:

• Knowledge of current agencies available of sourcing employment, training, housing support, substance misuse support and other related barriers and ability to support clients to access them

• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our learner group, in particular barriers faced by people with lived experience

• Ability to assess client needs and provide client led support

• Excellent time management, prioritisation and communication skills, both verbal and written

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• A professional, flexible and collaborative approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,847 – £26,852
  • Scotland (working from home)
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

Are you a collaborative and proactive individual with experience of delivering employment related workshops?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Support Worker to join our team and provide much needed guidance and support to our Peer Advisors.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

Our Peer Advisor Programme provides training, support and placement opportunities for people with lived experience of disadvantage. This enables them to gain professional qualifications and a future career supporting others. The Programme originated in our prison work over 18 years ago and we have since expanded it by developing seven community-based centres for delivery through ‘peer hubs’. These Hubs develop and train Peer Advisors linking them in to volunteering and work opportunities with wider St Giles services and local partner organisations.

About this exciting role

We are looking for a support worker to support our existing peer advisors while they progress on the peer advisor programme, undertaking training in professional advice & guidance qualifications and completing volunteering placements with local agencies, using their lived experience to support others. In the first instance this role will support peers during a period of transition in our model of working in Scotland with the possibility of future opportunities from April 2022.

What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of current agencies available of sourcing employment, training, housing support, substance misuse support and other related barriers and ability to support clients to access them
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our learner group, in particular barriers faced by people with lived experience
  • Ability to assess client needs and provide client led support
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A professional, flexible and collaborative approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

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