Space and the Broomhouse Hub
Space and the Broomhouse Hub

Charity registered in Scotland SC003706

Our mission at Space and Broomhouse Hub is to nurture, support and inspire people, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and our communities flourish. We are a community organisation supporting local people and families in South West Edinburgh, with some services stretching city wide.

Current vacancies

Project Worker Young Adult Carers (16-25yrs)

  • Full time
  • £26,236
  • This role will require a mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Space are recruiting for an experienced Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh, working with Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues in our Youth & Families team to improve the quality of life of young adult carers in South West Edinburgh.

Our Young Adult Carer drop in support group is on a Wednesday evening therefore the role includes a commitment of working until 8.30pm on a Wednesday evening each week. The rest of the hours are flexible across the week.

Please note we arrange two weekend residential trips annually, which the project worker must attend.

Key Duties

  • Work with young adult carers and their families, on an individual and group basis, using a variety of interventions, to identify needs and to achieve positive outcomes
  • Plan and run weekly, evening drop in group sessions. Offering fun, educational, cultural and issue-based sessions, working within a set budget
  • Carry out home visits for new referrals
  • Work closely with Space Adult Carers service to promote a supported transition when required
  • Carry out reporting and administrative duties including maintaining the Young Carers database
  • Maintain accurate digital and paper records
  • Arrange and accompany carers on day trips and residential trips

The successful candidate will have a suitable qualification and at least 3 years’ experience of working with children and young people in a role that has included providing individual and group support.

This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

Young Carer organisations working in partnership across Edinburgh:

Space alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers are organisations funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the four city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.

About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

  • Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
  • Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
  • Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
  • Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
  • Trustworthy - Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – spacescot.org

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Relationships and Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,936
  • A mixture of home working and working from The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250+ volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

  • Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
  • Fun- Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
  • Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
  • Bold- Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
  • Trustworthy- Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – spacescot.org

The Role

We are recruiting a Relationships and Fundraising Manager to lead operations that generate money through partnerships, trusts and foundations, grants, donations, and all other aspects of fundraising.

The Relationships and Fundraising Manager will:

  • Lead the development of an organisational funding strategy to sustain resilient and robust income streams for all of our work, to include a calendar of fundraising appeals and events, ensuring a planned return on any investment; growing unrestricted income, meeting financial and organisational objectives, targets and KPIs.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with trusted partners in order to increase Space’s income across Trusts, Foundations, Corporate Supporters and individuals.
  • Create ingenious ways to raise awareness of Space and its services, implementing marketing strategies and promotional campaigns to attract new funding opportunities.
  • Prepare annual forecasts and quarterly budgets for review to deliver agreed outcomes and inform future funding applications.
  • Represent Space at relevant groups and bodies. Organising and attending speaking events and networking with relevant stakeholders.

The full job description with list of key tasks, and the person specification for the role can be found below.

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Senior Care Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,142 pro-rata
  • EH11, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th June 2021

We are looking for a Service Coordinator, with experience of working with people affected by dementia, to join our team at Space.

The Senior Care Coordinator will help to develop and deliver the high quality services that support the physical, emotional and social needs of older people and those affected by dementia.

The Role

The Senior Care Coordinator will be responsible for:

• The day to day operational running of the Beacon Club, supporting older people affected by dementia

• Carrying out home visits to conduct individual assessments, risk assessments and create personal care plans, mutually agreed with members and their carers.

• Design and run a fulfilling programme of activities and entertainment for members

• Recruit, train and supervise volunteers

• Encourage independence of members, promoting opportunities for individual choice and decision making

The full job description can be found below.

About Us

At Space and Broomhouse Hub our vision is to ‘nurture, support and inspire, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish’

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Application will be processed for the successful candidate.

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Thrive Peer Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,599
  • Edinburgh - A mix of homeworking with regular visits to Space & NHS company offices, plus other community venues.
  • Closing 13th July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.

Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.

What is Peer support?

Peer support is intentionally using lived experience to support others and is well known within recovery and mental health services across the world. Peer Work within Thrive is centred around supporting citizens to identify and work towards achievable and meaningful recovery goals, drawing on mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.

We believe the peer support relationship should facilitate the sharing of personal experiences in a way which is purposeful, modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and the sharing or teaching of coping, self-help and self-management techniques.

Peer working should also help citizens to identify and overcome fears within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, and challenge negative self-talk.

The Role

The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.

This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges

Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

The full job description listing all key tasks is available for download below.

For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, visit our website.

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Community Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,070
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

PVG:This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Application will be processed for the successful candidate.

The Role:

The main role of the Community Link Worker is to provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice and its patients. This Community Link Worker position is based in the Tollcross Health Centre which encompasses the GP practices of Polwarth, Leven and Gilmore.

The Community Link Worker will support patients referred by the Primary Care teams to:

  • Identify issues affecting their ability to live well
  • Identify personal outcomes and priorities
  • Provide a person centred approach to support patients to overcome barriers to achieving personal goals
  • Link people to local and national services and agencies.

The Community Link Worker will support the GP practice teams to have increased knowledge and understanding of local and national resources available to their patients. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practice and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.

The post-holder must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances. They will also have excellent and effective interpersonal skills, being able to demonstrate an ability to work with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

The full job description and person specification can be found below.

About the Community Link Worker Programme:

The Community Links Worker programme, funded by EVOC and Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, is delivered in partnership with GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

This Community Link Worker post holder will be employed by Space & Broomhouse Hub and will be supervised and supported by Space Adult Community Services Manager and the Community Link Worker Network Area Lead for South Edinburgh, who will work together to ensure that the post holder is on track to meet outcomes prescribed by the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board.

This post will be based predominantly at Tollcross Health Centre with some possible home working and regular visits to the Broomhouse Hub.

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Partnership Manager (Thrive Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £25,142 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with a combination of work from home, Space and Broomhouse Hub office and other community venues including NHS locations
  • Closing 16th August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services in our city.

PVG:This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

About Space

Our mission at Space and Broomhouse Hub is to nurture, support and inspire people, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and our communities flourish. We are a community organisation supporting local people and families in South West Edinburgh, with additional services stretching city wide.

Space’s aim of improving the mental health of support of people in South West Edinburgh is central to our involvement in the Edinburgh Thrive project. Our peer support workers draw on their lived experience of mental health challenges to play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who access the South West Thrive Welcome Team service.

About Thrive

Thrive Edinburgh is an innovative programme improving the mental health and wellbeing of all citizens across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space & Broomhouse Hub, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, working under NHS governance.

Our organisations share a commitment to the Edinburgh Thrive values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.

The Role

  • To manage Space’s role in the Thrive South West Welcome Team programme
  • To coordinate and support up to three part time Thrive Peer Support Workers - also employed by Space;
  • To collaborate with partners (SAMH & NHS) to review, design and implement the service operation procedures ensuring lived experience of mental health is at the core of service development and planning;
  • To engage with colleagues, local community groups, third sector and statutory partners to raise the profile of the South West Thrive Welcome Team, (in conjunction with the South West Edinburgh Thrive Coordinator and SAMH Thrive Manager)
  • To understand, advocate and promote the values of peer work and mental health recovery principles.
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Project Worker – Young Carers (12yrs+ age group)

  • Full time
  • £26,236
  • A mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

PVG:This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Space are seeking to recruit an experienced Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh, working with Young Carers aged 12+ years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers and Youth & Families team to improve the quality of life of young carers in South West Edinburgh. The post holder will provide group support, one to one support, information, advocacy and advice to build young carers confidence and self-esteem enabling them to better cope at home.

The role of the project worker is also to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experienced of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

About Space

Our mission at Space and Broomhouse Hub is to nurture, support and inspire people, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and our communities flourish. We are a community organisation supporting local people and families in South West Edinburgh, with additional services stretching city wide.

For more information about Space and Broomhouse Hub – spacescot.org

About Edinburgh Young Carers Partnership:

Space alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.

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Service Coordinator – Beacon Club

  • Part time
  • £25,142 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Space and The Broomhouse Hub is a community anchor organisation supporting local people and their families in South West Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide. Our mission is:

‘To nurture, support & inspire, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled & community connections flourish.’

Our new Hub replaced the much loved Broomhouse Centre in 2019, and has been designed with our community at its heart, hosting a wide range of activities every day.

The Hub is home to over 50 staff who work across our services supporting groups including children, young people, families, older people, people with dementia and carers. Our services include one to one support and group activities as well as a popular community café.

As part of our developing services we are recruiting a Service Coordinator to work in our Beacon Club, supporting older people affected by cognitive impairment and mild dementia.

The Beacon Club is an enriching and stimulating day care service with dedicated staff and volunteers. We believe that people with dementia are entitled to respect and dignity and we are passionate about improving the quality of life for our members and their carers, in our local communities.

The Role

The Beacon Club Service Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • The day to day operational running of the Beacon Club, supporting older people affected by mild dementia and cognitive impairment, ensuring that the interests of members and their carers are at the forefront of all activities
  • Contribute to the continued development of Space Adult Community Services and promote these services to individuals and organisations across South West Edinburgh, to benefit current members and potential new members
  • Deputising for the Service Manager on occasion

PVG scheme membership required.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

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Food Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,936
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

  • Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
  • Fun- Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
  • Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
  • Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
  • Trustworthy - pen, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

Space is a founder member of the Go Beyond South West Edinburgh community anchor network and participates in numerous cross-service and cross-sector collaborations in Edinburgh.

The Role

We are looking for a person who loves food; a person who will nurture people whilst developing our food-led community initiatives and forge strong networks with members of the community.

The Broomhouse Hub is located in an area of high poverty which can result in restricted access to fresh food and minimal cooking skills. The Food Manager will work to inspire, encourage and empower our members and stakeholders to gain the skills and knowledge to support a positive shift to reduce food poverty.

This role requires a creative and experienced individual to lead the operation, developing our trainees in Space Kitchen which encompasses our Café, community events, outside catering and on-site hospitality.

Space Kitchen works with Space Training Academy which supports young people and adults, many with complex barriers to employment, to develop the skills and confidence to move into work. The Food Manager will create a supportive and welcoming environment to enable staff, trainees and volunteers to achieve positive progressions through structured, documented, training programmes.

The Food Manager role requires a hands-on approach and holds responsibility for the management of the Space Kitchen team.

Accountability:Space Board of Trustees (via the Space Chief Executive)

Line Manager:Business Manager

Liaison with: Management Team, Café and Training Academy staff; wider cross-organisational services

PVG scheme membership required for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy- Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – spacescot.org

The Role

Space are seeking to recruit a Sessional Worker to join our community based Mental Health and Wellbeing (PHEW) service in South West Edinburgh, working with Young Adults aged 18-25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues in our PHEW and Youth & Families team to improve the quality of life of young people in South West Edinburgh.

The Sessional Worker will assist the Project Worker in the delivery of a programme of interesting, fun and educational activities in consultation with young people to ensure they are at the centre of their own planning.

The programme is designed to improve the quality of life of young people age 18-25yrs in South West Edinburgh; providing young people with a safe space to connect with others and create opportunities for personal growth in confidence and self-esteem.

Our PHEW drop in support group is on a Thursday evening therefore the role includes a commitment of working 5.30pm until 8.30pm on a Thursday evening each week. The rest of the hours are flexible across the week.

The candidates will need to have experienced of working with young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role which included individual and group work.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

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Administrator (Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership)

  • Part time
  • £19,677 pro-rata
  • A mixture of home working and working from The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

  • Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
  • Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
  • Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
  • Bold- Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
  • Trustworthy - Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – spacescot.org

The Role

We are looking for an experienced administrator to provide administration support to the staff within the newly formed Children and Young People’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing partnership team.

The post holder will have a range of duties including being the first point of contact for referrals into the service, ensuring all enquiries are handled efficiently and with sensitivity and confidentiality.

The administrator will also be responsible for the coordination of all partnership meetings, including the preparation of all papers and minute taking, so having excellent attention to detail is essential.

The full job description with list of key tasks, and the person specification for the role can be found below.

The hours for this role can be flexible across the week, however there are some essential weekly meetings and events that the administrator will be required to attend. Further details will be provided at interview stage.

About the Community Mental Health Partnership

The Community Mental Health Partnership has been formed to provide essential support to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 5-24 year old children and young people (26yrs old if they’re care experienced). The South West Edinburgh partnership is made up of four organisations – Space & Broomhouse Hub, Big Hearts Community Trust, SAMH and With Kids.

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Senior Training and Employability Project Worker, Space Training Academy (STA)

  • Part time
  • £26,236 pro-rata
  • This role will require a mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH
  • Closing 8th November 2021

About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold- Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy- Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – spacescot.org

The Role

The purpose of Space Training Academy is to support people in the South West Edinburgh community to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.

Current members include parents, adults with learning disabilities, young people aged 16-30, adults with mental health challenges & ethnic minorities. This particular role is predominately focused on recruiting parents into our services.

The Training and Employability Project worker will:

• Deliver projects from end-to-end, including set up, design and delivery of training programmes

• Help members build solid foundations in order to begin or progress through their employability journey. This may include addressing barriers and signposting to partners who offer specialised support such as income maximisation, childcare or emotional support

• Deliver person-centred training and other development opportunities for members in line with their abilities and aspirations. You will also arrange for external training to be provided as required.

• Document all activity in our funder database- Caselink

• Work in partnership with other teams in Space & The Broomhouse Hub, community organisations, educational institutions and businesses in South West Edinburgh, and city wide, in order to identify positive destinations and other opportunities for our trainees to move on to.

The right person for this role will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.

The Training & Employability Project Worker is required to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of running employability projects from end to end; designing, promoting, delivering and evaluating them in line with funder and organisational targets.

You will be a skilled employability worker & trainer with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role and a qualification in community education or a related field (or equivalent work experience). You will also have the skills to motivate, empathise and support people who are trying to find their way in the world of work.

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Thrive Peer Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,599
  • Edinburgh. A mix of homeworking with regular visits to Space & NHS company offices, plus other community venues.
  • Closing 6th December 2021

About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy - Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub – www.spacescot.org

About Thrive

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.

Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.

What is Peer support?

Peer support is intentionally using lived experience to support others and is well known within recovery and mental health services across the world. Peer Work within Thrive is centred around supporting citizens to identify and work towards achievable and meaningful recovery goals, drawing on mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.

We believe the peer support relationship should facilitate the sharing of personal experiences in a way which is purposeful, modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and the sharing or teaching of coping, self-help and self-management techniques.

Peer working should also help citizens to identify and overcome fears within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, and challenge negative self-talk.

The Role

The main role of the Thrive Peer Workeris to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.

This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges

Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

The full job description listing all key tasks is attached.

For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, click here.

If you would like to have a conversation about the role or project before applying please contact Sharon Gurr sharon@spacescot.org.

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