Harmeny Education Trust Limited
Harmeny Education Trust Limited

Charity registered in Scotland SC024256

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity, providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. The school is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-acre estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, mature woodland, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track.

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Residential Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,530 – £38,250
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th December 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children and young people with complex additional support needs. We currently work with up to 32 children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. From August 2022, we will offer continuing care and learning for young people already at Harmeny, up to the age of 18.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are seeking a Residential Team Manager to join our Care Team on a full-time employed basis. With the supervision and guidance of the Service Managers (Residential), the Residential Team Manager will be responsible, alongside fellow Care Management colleagues, for providing leadership and operational management of a residential cottage and wider community to support the 24/7 year-round service.

The post holder will be expected to promote a safe and nurturing environment for the children and young people within the cottage, and to ensure that the residential child care staff are led and managed well to contribute to that environment. The post holder will also provide support to the Care Management Team to ensure the smooth running and development of the service and consistently high standards of care.

The normal hours for this post are 39 hours per week, including work during evenings and weekends, but additional hours may be required.

Successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the requirements for Residential Child Care Workers with Supervisory Responsibilities. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join a friendly organisation making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Scotland. Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A competitive salary of £33,530 to £38,250 per annum
  • 35 days’ holiday per year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (after probation)
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy, access to fitness equipment and a wellbeing space

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our employees, and as well as a comprehensive induction the successful candidate will have access to regular training and development opportunities.

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Residential Child Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,697 – £30,815
  • Balerno, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering for an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are currently looking for Residential Child Care Workers to join our Care Team to contribute to a culture and ethos in which we make the needs of the children paramount and provide them with security, safety, care and social development to enable them to reach their potential. Opportunities exist for various roles including full-time, part-time, and fixed-term (initially for approximately six months, with the possibility of extension).

The successful candidates should be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), or they will need to register within the first six months of employment. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

Full-time hours are 39 per week, working five days from seven, according to a rota system. Part-time hours are likely to be 19.5 per week, but we may consider other options. Evening and weekend work is required in either case.

This is an excellent opportunity for qualified or part-qualified Residential Child Care Workers to join an established and successful organisation. Successful candidates, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A salary of £24,697 (part-qualified) or £27,916 to £30,815 (qualified), depending on qualifications and experience *(please note that these figures may increase when the inflationary increase for 2021 has been agreed)
  • 35 days’ holiday per year (pro-rata for part-time posts)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies and other benefits

To find out more, please contact Stacey Lawrence on 0131 449 3938.

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Night Awake Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Balerno
  • Closing 18th August 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering to an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are seeking a Night Awake Worker to join our Care team on a part-time employed basis. Opportunities also exist for sessional / casual workers. This is an excellent opportunity for dedicated individuals to join a friendly organisation making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Scotland.

Night Awake Workers work alongside colleagues to ensure the safety and comfort of the children during the night hours. The post also involves undertaking general housekeeping duties as required. Night Awake Workers work on a rota basis throughout the year and the shift pattern for the employed post is four shifts on, 12 shifts off. Each shift starts at 10pm and finishes at 7.30am.

Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered (some applicable only to the employed post), including the following:

  • An hourly rate of £10.12 (*subject to any 2021 inflationary increase)
  • Seven weeks’ holiday per year, inclusive of public holidays (pro-rata)
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (pro-rata) (after probation)
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and wellbeing
  • Access to perks such as massage therapy and fitness equipment

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and post holders will access comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Lynsey Moncrieff, Service Manager, on 0131 449 3938.

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Residential Child Care Workers (Nights)

  • Part time
  • £27,916 – £30,815 pro-rata
  • Balnero
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering to an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are seeking three Residential Child Care Workers (Nights) to join our Care team on a part-time employed basis. The post-holder will be responsible for all childcare needs through the night as well as the informal management and organisation of the Night Awake team.

The successful candidate will work an average of 1216 hours per year (roughly 121 nights per year) on a rota basis, on a three nights on / six nights off pattern, 10pm-8am. There will be opportunities to work additional night shifts to cover for colleagues (e.g. holidays) but this will not be compulsory.

Applicants must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the SSSC requirements for residential childcare workers (RCCWs).

This is an excellent opportunity for experienced practitioners to join a friendly organisation making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Scotland. We are highly committed to the professional development of all our employees, and as well as a comprehensive induction the successful candidate will have access to regular training and development opportunities.

Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered, including the following:

  • A competitive salary of £19,415 to £21,431, inclusive of an allowance for working nights, based on a full-time equivalent salary of £27,916 to £30,815 (subject to any 2021 inflationary increase)
  • 16 nights’ holiday per year (approx.), inclusive of public holidays (pro-rata from a full-time equivalent entitlement of 35 days)
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (pro-rata) (after probation)
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and wellbeing
  • Access to perks such as massage therapy and fitness equipment

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and post holders will access comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Lynsey Moncrieff, Service Manager, on 0131 449 3938.

*The above is calculated using a part-time salary of £16,750 to £18,489 (based on a full-time equivalent salary of £27,916 to £30,815), with an allowance for working nights of £2,665 to £2,942.

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Residential Child Care Workers

  • Full time
  • £24,697 – £30,815
  • Balerno
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering for an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are currently looking for Residential Child Care Workers to join our Care Team on a full-time employed basis. Permanent and temporary positions are available. The post-holders will contribute to a culture and ethos in which we make the needs of the children paramount and provide them with security, safety, care and social development to enable them to reach their potential.

The successful candidates will work 39 hours per week, working five days from seven, according to a rota system. Evening and weekend work is required.

Applicants should be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the requirements for residential child care workers, or they will need to register within the first six months of employment. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for qualified or part-qualified Residential Child Care Workers to join an established and successful organisation. Successful candidates, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

A fuller job description can be found on our website at harmeny.org.uk/jobs

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A salary of £24,697 (part-qualified) or £27,916 to £30,815 (qualified), depending on qualifications and experience *(please note that these figures may increase when the inflationary increase for 2021 has been agreed)
  • 35 days’ holiday per year
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and wellbeing

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holders will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Lynsey Moncrieff on 0131 449 3938.

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Trustee / Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis.

We are also currently implementing our exciting Acorn Programme, which will allow us to provide continuing care and education services from August 2022 to young people, aged 15+, and will include purpose-built learning spaces and an innovative new secondary curriculum. This will enable Harmeny to keep its pledge, as a result of the Independent Care Review / The Promise, to improve the lives of even more care-experienced young people.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are seeking three new Trustees to join our Board and oversee the governance of our organisation, preferably with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health (preferably with experience of mental health)
  • Care (preferably with children and families experience)
  • Legal(preferably in relation to charities)

Trustees are expected to prepare for and attend around six meetings per year (currently held remotely), and be involved on an otherwise ad hoc basis, for example to join a sub-committee or working group, take part in a recruitment panel, attend Harmeny events or support Harmeny’s work externally.

Harmeny is committed to equality of opportunity and the promotion of diversity, including in relation to its Board. While we welcome applications from all parts of society, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from racially diverse backgrounds, younger candidates and those who are care experienced (such as someone who has been in care or the parent or carer of such a person).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of Trustees in a friendly organisation making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Scotland. Support and mentoring can be provided to those who are interested but may be early in their careers and/or lacking experience in acting as a board member.

We encourage anyone, and particularly those from the groups mentioned above, to contact us to discuss whether they might be suitable.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below. Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

There is no remuneration attached to the role but out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Neil Squires, Chief Executive on 0131 449 3938.

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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,439 – £27,916
  • Balerno
  • Closing 14th November 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering to an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Child and Family Worker to join our dedicated Education Team to provide care and educational support to a group of children, young people and their families in line with GIRFEC and The Promise.

Candidates will be expected to implement a range of strategies including, but not limited to, key working and family support work, to enable our young people to reach their full potential. Experience of face to face work with children is an essential requirement for this role. Candidates should have a willingness and ability to work with children who have additional support needs and a qualification relevant to working with children.

The post holder will be required to work 39 hours per week. Successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join an established and successful organisation. The post holder, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring that Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A competitive salary of £25,439 to £27,916 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (after probation)
  • Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy, access to fitness equipment and a wellbeing space

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holders will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact, Andrew Skinner, Day Service Manager on 0131 449 3938.

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Assessment and Planning Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,981 – £31,709
  • Balerno
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering to an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assessment and Planning Worker to join our Care Team on a full-time employed basis. Candidates will be expected to lead on the consistent assessment and planning work for all children within the cottages, and to maintain and build on the excellent standard recognised through care inspections. The post holder will support the Care Management Team to raise awareness, understanding and upskill the Residential Care Teams in the assessment and planning process.

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to gather and summarise complex information and write in a well-structured, transparent way. A relevant qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) requirements for Residential Child Care Workers and experience of working with children with additional support needs are essential requirements for this role.

Candidates will be required to safely drive children and staff to and from outings, activities and external meetings via fleet vehicle; as such a driving licence is essential.

The post holder will be required to work 39 hours per week, working five days from seven, according to a rota system. Evening and weekend work is required.

Successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and register with the SSSC.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join an established and successful organisation. The post holder, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring that Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.

Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • competitive salary of £28,981 to £31,709 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (after probation)
  • Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy, access to fitness equipment and a wellbeing space

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holders will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact, Lynsey Moncrieff, Service Manager, on 0131 449 3938.

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Service Manager (Residential)

  • Full time
  • £42,251 – £48,505
  • Balerno
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children and young people with complex additional support needs. We currently work with up to 32 children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. From August 2022, we will offer continuing care and learning for young people already at Harmeny, up to the age of 18.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills - we are easily accessible by bus and transport links.

Due to expanding our services, we are seeking a Service Manager (Residential) to join our dedicated Care Management Team on a full-time basis. The normal hours for this post are 39 hours per week, which may include work during evenings and weekends (as part of an on-call system), but additional hours may be required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective leadership, management and development of our care services, and play an active role in the strategic direction and growth of the organisation as part of Harmeny School Management Team.

The post-holder will lead on aspects relating to the therapeutic care and developmental needs of children who are resident in two cottages. This will take full account of policies and practices informed by Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), and encouraging the support and participation of families and carers, as we promote the recommendations of The Promise.

Applicants should be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the requirements for Manager of Residential Child Care Service, or they will need to register within the first six months of employment. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

A fuller job description and person specification outlining the knowledge, skills and experience required can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A salary of £42,251 to £48,505* depending on qualifications and experience (*please note that these figures may increase when the inflationary increase for 2021 has been agreed)
  • 35 days holiday per year
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and wellbeing, including massage therapy, access to fitness equipment and a wellbeing space

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holder will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

To find out more, please contact Craig Paul, Head of Care, on 0131 449 3938.

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