Bield Housing and Care
Bield Housing and Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC006878

Quality housing and services for older people throughout Scotland.

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Top job! Data Protection Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,698 – £35,139
  • Glasgow Office Base (Working from home initially due to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

At Bield our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people in Scotland to live independent and fulfilling lives.

We take our customers’ and colleagues’ privacy and the security of their information very seriously. We have worked hard to develop robust processes and procedures to fulfil the of the data protection legislation. We are looking for someone who can help us build on this work to further enhance our data security and privacy arrangements, and contribute to the objectives and work of the Policy and Customer Standards Team.

As our specialist in all areas relating to Data Protection, Privacy and Freedom of information you will

  • Be the point of contact for all data protection and privacy related queries, assisting colleagues and liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office as required.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders across the business to help embed security and privacy principles and drive good behaviours and foster a data protection culture across the organisation.
  • Creating and co-ordinating the activity of a ‘Data Champions Network’ and delivering bespoke training across the organisation.
  • Ensure that data protection and privacy related strategies, policies, procedures and documentation (including privacy notices) are up to date, fit for Bield Housing & Care’s purposes and reflect regulatory requirements and best practice.
  • Oversee the investigation of any data breaches or security incidents involving personal information, ensuring lessons are learnt and control improvements are identified and implemented.
  • Develop and delivering an annual programme of assurance to assess and report compliance against our procedures, making recommendations for improvement where weaknesses are identified.

Person Requirements

You will have a working background in the specialist field of Data Protection and Privacy, it is essential that you bring demonstrable experience of advising on privacy issues, subject access requests and information sharing within an organisation of similar size and complexity to Bield, ideally within the housing sector.

With a relevant Privacy and/or Data Protection certification (e.g. CIPP, ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection), you will have demonstrable knowledge of and experience in the principles and requirements of the DPA 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and more importantly be adept in proactively engaging stakeholders to facilitate buy-in and decision making, providing pragmatic, commercial and creative solutions to aid compliance. Well-developed verbal and written Communication skills are essential requirements and you should be organised, self-motivated and able to manage your workload to meet tight deadlines. Your track-record of working in an agile environment means you can quickly identify and develop innovative solutions to challenges.

Discretion, professionalism and the ability to deal sensitively with private or confidential information is an essential requirement of the role.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually.
  • Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees).
  • Option to buy or sell holidays each year.
  • Job related training
  • Flexi time system

About Bield Housing & Care

At Bield we are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. It's only possible thanks to the experience, dedication and passion of our employees and volunteers.

We look for people who understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be". We have a diverse range of job opportunities in our offices, housing developments and care services across Scotland where you can use your skills to make a difference to older people’s lives. In return, we offer rewarding and fulfilling careers with comprehensive training, competitive salaries and great benefits packages.

Bield Housing & Care. Scottish Charity no. SC006878

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,221 – £35,701
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 28th May 2021

We are looking for a special person to lead a small Communications team here at Bield Housing and Care. ‘Free to Be’ is our Brand Promise, and it sums up our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible.

We are looking for someone who can lead our strategic internal communications and drive outward-facing communications. We want to hear from creative, imaginative, organised and committed people who can use storytelling to engage our colleagues, tenants, and service users, including their family and friends, alongside wider stakeholders—helping to embed culture and celebrate our diverse services and support.

This is a small team with lots to be achieved and very busy. We need a Manager to help to inspire positive change through detailed planning and creative talent. You should be able to tell our powerful stories in user-friendly ways.

This is a new post, and we are looking for a socially minded colleague with the skills to help us deliver improved internal communications and external communications. If you have a strong communications or marketing background with some project management skills, we think you might be a perfect fit for us!

The successful candidate will bring to the role past work experience in leading, planning and delivering communications strategy, plans and campaigns. You will have a Degree Level membership/ qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience gained through relevant work experience. It is desirable that you also have a Diploma Level Qualification/ Level 6 in marketing, digital marketing or communications recognised by Chartered Institute of Marketing. A full and valid UK driving license and access to a roadworthy vehicle insured for business use is also an essential requirement of the role.

Hours of employment are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Please see the attachment above for the full job description and person specification.

Benefits include:

- Competitive salary reviewed annually.

- Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees).

- Option to buy or sell holidays each year.

- Job related training

- Flexi time system

About Bield

We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".

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Catering Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,649 – £44,449
  • Based at either of Bield’s Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow Office
  • Closing 22nd July 2021

At Bield our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are a non-profit organization with charitable status, committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services for older people in Scotland.

Bield have a new and rare opportunity for a Catering Manager to oversee the delivery of a first-class catering service across 35 sites throughout Scotland. The right candidate will report to the Head of Supported Living, managing the production and delivery of healthy quality meals that meet relevant dietary guidelines. This is an exciting opportunity to promote a service that emphasises the importance a well-balanced diet has in the health and well-being of our tenants whilst developing a positive and professional relationship with the catering teams through training and supervision.

As Catering Manager, you will have experience working as a Chef Manager, Catering Manager or Head Chef managing and developing managing and developing teams within a multi-site organisation. Using creativity with food resources, you will oversee the development of the monthly menus, making provision as appropriate for quality, nutrition and dietary needs whilst ensuring the Cook Safe System is undertaken and compliance with Bield’s Health & Safety Policy, the current Food Safety Act and Environmental Health and COSHH Regulations.

It is essential that you have excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to manage an annual catering budget. Experience within an organisation of similar size and complexity to Bield is desirable. The right candidate will have an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate whilst a Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene is desired. The successful candidate must also hold a valid UK driving licence.

Hours of employment are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9-5). For more information on the role please follow the link to our jobs page and apply directly.

We are currently working remotely in line with Scottish Government Guidance and the role will be mostly home based initially, as we look to a limited return to office working later in 2021, we can be flexible around our office based location as we have office bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are also happy to consider options for flexible working with the successful candidate although the role will require regular travel across all areas of Bield operations in order to meet the requirements of the role.

Benefits include:

- Competitive salary reviewed annually.

- Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees).

- Option to buy or sell holidays each year.

- Job related training

- Flexi-time system

About Bield

We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".

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