Cyrenians
Cyrenians

Charity registered in Scotland SC011052

Cyrenians’ vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilling lives. We work to make that vision a reality through a wide range of services aimed at tackling the causes and consequences of home-lessness and through working with stakeholders across Scotland who can help us achieve this vision. Last year we supported over 11,600 people in their time of need, welcoming a further 13,000 people to Cyrenians services, events and train-ing courses. Over 900 volunteers generously gifted a total of 76, 673 hours of their time, knowledge, support and experience to us across our organisation.

Current vacancies

Top job! Cyrenians’ Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2019

We’re looking for people who understand what it is to run a values-led, relationship-based organisation with a commitment to challenging the causes and consequences of homelessness. In uncertain times and with growing demand for our services, you’ll ensure we have the right strategy to be sustainable and innovative. You’ll understand collaborative working and complexity in an organisation. You’ll have good connections and have a good knowledge of the third sector and/or governance. You’ll be committed to making a difference and doing things differently.

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Consortium Manager, Housing First Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £29,693 – £33,835
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Website: cyrenians.scot

Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs by providing a permanent home and flexible support. Supported by the Housing First Scotland Fund, Cyrenians is leading the delivery of Edinburgh’s Housing First Programme in a consortium alongside Barony, Bethany Christian Trust, Gowrie, Rock Trust, Streetwork and Turning Point. The Consortium Manager will be employed by Cyrenians but will work on behalf of all partners in this initiative.

The post holder will coordinate activity across the consortium, liaising closely with partners within the local authority homeless services, and with housing providers to ensure that the service meets its objectives.

This exciting role will require someone who is committed to addressing homelessness through innovative practice. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders. You should also be exceptionally well organised and highly competent in the management and analysis of data, and have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Family Outreach Worker (Early Intervention Partnership)

  • Part time
  • £21,214 – £23,721 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Cyrenians, in partnership with Rock Trust, will be delivering an exciting new Early Intervention Partnership (EIP) project thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. The project will raise awareness and help prevent youth homelessness, through mediation, training and support to young people, their families and relevant organisations and services across Edinburgh.

Working with guidance teachers, youth workers and other professionals in Edinburgh’s public and third sector, the EIP will aim to ensure young people aged 12-25 aware of the realities of youth homelessness and of the services available to them. It will support professionals in schools and the third sector to identify young people at most risk of becoming homeless, and ensure they get help before it’s too late.

When there is a risk of a young person becoming homelessness due to relationship breakdown Cyrenians’ Mediators and Family Outreach Workers will provide a tailored service for each family, our aim is to find a way forward together that works for everyone.

The role of the Family Outreach Worker is to work in partnership with our Mediators, playing a key-role in supporting families to access mediation as well as providing other important elements of support. This will differ depending on each family’s needs but may include one-to-one practical support around education and work, increasing young people’s confidence in communicating their needs to others, community engagement, developing anger management skills and understanding how relationships work.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with families and young people, particularly those who have multiple and complex needs. They will also have a strong understanding of the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Working Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week (Job share would be considered).

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Service Manager - Social Bite Village

  • Full time
  • £29,692 – £33,835
  • Edinburgh based
  • Closing 3rd September 2019

Providing a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness, the Village was founded by Social Bite who partnered with Cyrenians to provide the on-site housing support. Cyrenians pioneered community living almost 50 years ago and our model and values-led ethos is still relevant today.

The purpose of the village is to offer a person-centred approach that supports Community members to live, learn and develop together.

This role and requires a highly motivated and dynamic individual who has experience of supporting people who have been directly affected by the tough realities of homelessness. You will be passionate about enabling potential and supporting residents to identify key goals on a journey towards positive change and independent living.

We are looking for an extremely personable individual who has the ability to create a positive environment which encompasses a range of engagement opportunities. You’ll remain calm in a crisis and positively influence others. You’ll be highly organised with the ability to manage a busy workload and varied responsibilities. You should have staff management experience and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Partnership Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,110 – £33,172 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in an important new project working with veterans and their families in Scotland. Live Life is a partnership project with the specific purpose of Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Families and Carers. Initial two year funding has been provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund and we hope this will be extended.

Cyrenians, NHS Lothian and Veterans’ organisations (Veterans First Point, Fares4Free, Rock2Recovery, Coming Home Centre, Horseback UK, Stand Easy Productions and Lothians Veterans Centre) have agreed to work together to deliver the Live Life project in Scotland. By using our collective expertise, in areas such as mental health, mediation, coaching, drama, horsemanship, conflict resolution, advice and employability, along with shared values, we aim to ensure that the objectives of Live Life are delivered to a high standard.

We are looking for an experienced individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and organisational skills, ideally someone with experience of being a veteran or the family member of a veteran. You should have a strong track record in building and managing relationships with multiple partners in order to deliver common aims. You will be a confident decision-maker and an innovative problem-solver; and also be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Senior Service Coordinator, OPAL

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 5th August 2019

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) Service provides support to people typically over 60 living in the West Lothian area who are suffering from or at risk of loneliness and isolation. The OPAL service offers a combination of: One to one support, Group activities, Telephone support and Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, to be responsible for coordinating the tracking and evaluation of the One to One element of the service. The post holder will also provide line management to staff, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have project management experience, and be able to manage a diverse workload to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of all aspects of volunteer (or staff) management; and also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.

Working within the OPAL Service provides an opportunity to support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services. Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential. You should also have an understanding of dementia, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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This vacancy has now closed

Key Worker, Housing First

  • Full time
  • £21,214 – £23,721
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Cyrenians Outreach Services have a remit to work with people who experience severe and multiple disadvantage, and do so using a relationship based approach.

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey. Website: cyrenians.scot

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland which aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there.

We are looking for a skilled and committed key worker to join our support team. Caseloads are intentionally small and the emphasis is on forming relationships with those who access the service, supporting them unconditionally, and coordinating other specialist support where required.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be patient and tolerant, creative, reflective, flexible and willing to try new ways of working. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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This vacancy has now closed

Groups Coordinator, OPAL

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Website: cyrenians.scot

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) Service provides support to people typically over 60 living in the West Lothian area who are suffering from or at risk of loneliness and isolation. The OPAL service offers a combination of: One to one support, Group activities, Telephone support and Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, to be responsible for coordinating the design, delivery and evaluation of the group activities programme. The post holder will also provide line management to staff, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have project management experience, and be able to manage a diverse workload to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of all aspects of volunteer (or staff) management; and also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.

Working within the OPAL Service provides an opportunity to support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services. Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential. You should also have an understanding of dementia, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Volunteering

Patient Buddying Volunteer

At Postcode

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

This will involve accompanying patients from the hospital ward into the garden, and helping lead group sessions that could include other volunteers and visitors, as well as one-to-one sessions if required. This will involve providing feedback to the Garden Coordinator, as well as… Read more

Gardens Helper

At Postcode

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

The Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens (MCHG) is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities. Services include: •Gardening: growing and eating local food while building community and deve… Read more

Volunteer Activity Leader

At Postcode

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

This role is varied and can include gardening, joinery, landscaping, garden design and other tasks where talents lie. We are aiming to have 2 Activity Leaders available per day, who will attend a briefing with the Gardens Coordinator at the start of the day (9.30am). Activity Lea… Read more

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