COVEY Befriending
COVEY Befriending

Charity registered in Scotland SC020754

COVEY has been supporting vulnerable young people in South Lanarkshire for 22 years through volunteer befriending


Current vacancies

Accounting and Finance Lead

  • Part time
  • £28,500 – £32,000 pro-rata
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 29th November 2021

Looking for a rewarding position to utilise your accounting and finance skills?

COVEY is a growing charity in central Scotland and is seeking an experienced individual to take us forward in our accounting and finance functions.

Add your expertise to this values-based organisation which puts character before competence. We are passionate about having the right people in the right positions at the right time and as such you will share our values and be passionate about making a difference as we work closely together to fulfil our vision and mission.

We seek someone who is more than a ‘number’ person having the skills and curiosity to see the story behind the numbers. This position will add value to an organisation which has people at our core.

Essential:

· Management Accounting Qualification or relevant experience

· At least 3 years experience in processing and providing financial information

· Ability to organise and prioritise workload

· Knowledge and experience of accounting packages preferably Quickbooks

· Excellent Oral/Written communication skills

· Highly competent in IT Skills – Excel/Word/Access

· Wide range of accounting and financial management skills including unit costing

· Experienced in the preparation of management accounts and budgets

· Ability to provide relevant financial analytical commentary

· Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector.

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Lead Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • South / North Lanarkshire (initially working from home
  • Closing 16th August 2021

Are you an exceptional individual who has the ability to make a significant contribution to the COVEY team?

We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

COVEY is seeking an experienced and skilled team member to grow our Lead Coordinator team, enabling us to further enhance the opportunities to support our young people and families in South / North Lanarkshire in line with our strategic and operational objectives.

COVEY is looking for an exceptional individual who will provide leadership, management and support to staff and volunteers, coordinating and delivering our work with very vulnerable families and young people.

Your Qualities:

  • Commitment to personal growth
  • Able to self reflect and give and take feedback
  • Curiosity, flexibility, adaptability and dedication
  • Passionate and highly motivated
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Takes full responsibility for delivering areas of responsibility
  • Leading by example, creating mutual trust colleagues and volunteers
  • Quickly building trust and a strong rapport with young people and their families
  • Extremely versatile and highly resilient in supporting complex issues.

We seek someone with the drive, passion and vision to develop and shape projects; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed, being able to work in partnership within the whole COVEY team.

Essential:

  • You will have held a coordination role for at least three years and have managed staff and volunteers. 5 years experience in working with vulnerable children, young people and families;
  • High level of experience in the areas of Child and Adult Protection, Substance Use, Mental Health and other complex issues vulnerable families face;
  • Knowledge of the core principles of person-centred, strengths-based approaches in supporting families;
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience in managing staff and volunteers;
  • Complex case management experience;
  • A working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Confident and capable in internal and external reporting;
  • Ability to identify and manage risks and concerns in relation to Child and Adult protection;
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding child poverty and other current policy drivers.

With excellent written and verbal communication skills you will also be intuitive. You will demonstrate strong leadership and management skills, having the ability to work to a broad remit where priorities can change daily.

Highly motivated and able to work under pressure and working to targets you will be able to deliver on the desired outcomes. While also maintaining a case load, you will have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation.

Added Value:

COVEY are interested in having the right people in the right role at the right time and seek those with additional skills and knowledge for the development of the team e.g. Funding, marketing, additional needs and/or addictions specialities, training and mentoring.

Your ability to motivate others will be a key strength, demonstrating skills in leading and developing staff and supporting volunteers. You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role.

This post is 35 hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working.

Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

If you wish a Job Description or any further information please email or call the office where a conversation with a team leader can also be arranged if required.

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Befriending Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • North and South Lanarkshire / Blend of Home & Office Working
  • Closing 2nd September 2021

COVEY is a growing dynamic organisation where staff are hugely valued and appreciated. Are you looking for a new challenge or change of direction? There are four key coordinator posts in COVEY ready for the right people to fill.

Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable children and young people and understand the importance of volunteers?

COVEY is seeking four passionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

These prospective mature and resilient team members will be skilled coordinators with the following essentials:

  • A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with vulnerable young people and the issues which they may face;
  • Experience of working with young people in a range of settings e.g. group working;
  • The ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship;
  • An understanding of volunteer management with experience in that field preferable;
  • Competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role;
  • Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;
  • Clear understanding of Child and Adult Protection;
  • A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation;
  • The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;
  • Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;
  • Excellent at communicating, and
  • An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

At least one of the appointees must have experience in Additional Needs provision and another with experience in supporting vulnerable families.

This post may involve out of hours, evening and occasional weekend work. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £22,500
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 4th November 2021

Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable parents?

COVEY are looking for experienced and passionate Support Workers with the following skills to join our growing Parent Support team:

• A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with families and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;

• Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;

• The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;

• Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;

• Excellent at communicating, and

• An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

You will be contributing to our Parent Support Projects which include one-to-one work and facilitating our parent support groups. The focus of these projects is on person-centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for parent/carers who have children aged 8-15.

We are seeking compassionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Group Facilitator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • South/North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 7th November 2021

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable children and young people?

COVEY are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

We are looking for an experienced Group Facilitator to join our growing team, supporting young people in our Befriending Groups, with the following essential elements:

  • Ability to plan, set up and deliver groups for young people and their befrienders
  • Ensuring that agreed outcomes for children and young people are being met
  • Building relationships with families and young people to promote support and ensure engagement
  • Able to work with wider team and support the wider aims of COVEY.
  • Skills to make an ongoing assessment of how the young people are being involved, working closely with the team in sharing information.
  • Skilled at report writing.
  • Arrange transport, halls and refreshments.

This post will involve evening work. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Youth Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,290 – £19,500
  • North and South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Are you passionate about seeing young people reach their potential?

COVEY are looking for experienced and passionate Youth Support Workers with the following skills to join our growing team:

· An understanding of the complexities of working with children and young people and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;

· Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;

· The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;

· Planning and organisational skills;

· Excellent at communicating and able to quickly build rapport;

· An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

You will be contributing to COVEY’s youth support work which includes one-to-one interventions and group work. The focus of our work is on person-centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for children and young people between the ages of 8-15.

We are seeking compassionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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