Queens Cross Housing Association
Queens Cross Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC036434

We provide nearly 4,300 homes in an area that stretches north from Glasgow city centre along either side of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Our housing stock includes multi-storey flats, deck access properties and tenements. We run lots of projects, events and activities that bring people of all ages together. We help people gain employment, learn new skills and access financial advice.

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Community Opportunities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,689 – £31,015
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to play a key role in our commitment to challenging poverty and creating vibrant communities.

This fixed term Community Opportunities Coordinator role is funded by the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund for 9 months.

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading on the final year of our Community Opportunities Project with a focus on delivering a programme of activity that includes a programme of ESOL, community activities and a small number of local flexible employment opportunities in the Wester Common, Hamiltonhill and Woodside areas. This will include recruiting and supporting a small number of new sessional staff members.

We are looking for a dedicated community development, employability or social housing professional to join our Social Regeneration Team to focus on the delivery of our project outputs and outcomes within a defined geographical area. Working with our Social Regeneration Team, this role will require a local presence in the community however, there will also be the opportunity for some hybrid working. You must be comfortable working in partnership with external organisations including schools, community organisations and members of the community.

The work of the Community Opportunities Coordinator must be responsive to the needs of the local community and will lead to an increase in people taking advantage of community learning and employment opportunities; new opportunities must be created; and footfall at our community facilities should increase during the year.

What we will offer to you:

- 40 days leave per year (split between fixed and bookable days)

- 7.7% or 4% employer pension contribution

- life assurance (x1 yearly salary)

- employer paid qualifications, training and professional memberships

- enhanced family leave, sickness and special leave

- reward and recognition incentives

- 24/7 employee support (Health and Wellbeing initiatives)

- Green initiatives (cycle to work, season ticket loans, pool cars)

This vacancy has now closed

Our Housing First for Young People service has operated for over 25 years and has provided support to around 1000 vulnerable young people aged 16-25.

Our vision is to create Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities and to help people live well by providing support when it’s needed most.

Our service offers 24/7 support to 53 young people – 13 in a residential setting and 40 in their own tenancies in the local community using housing first principles. We provide specialist, unique and dedicated support designed to nurture and prepare young people for the next step in their lives and independent living.

Our service provides flexible support that has a strength-based approach and works in a psychologically and trauma informed manner.

We’ve achieved ‘excellent’ ratings from the Care Inspectorate and are looking for exceptional people to join our nightshift team.

What we’re looking for

  • 1 x Wellbeing Worker (nights) – permanent
  • 1 x Wellbeing Worker (nights) – 18 months fixed term

Our nightshift team, work equivalent of 35 hours a week over a 4-week rota, with the shift being 10pm-8am. They are based in our residential hub at 171 Wilton Street, Glasgow G20 6DF.

You will

  • be enthusiastic, empathic, and committed to the wellbeing of young people
  • be self-motivated, and committed to excellent customer service
  • have experience in providing support to people and whose values also match that of the organisation – respect, integrity, and aspiration

We will

  • Provide a generous pay and reward package plus, payment for on calls and unsociable hours, enhanced payment for public holidays (a pay award is pending)
  • 40 days leave per year
  • 7% or 4% employer pension contribution
  • agile working options
  • green initiatives
  • family friendly policies
  • health & wellbeing commitment and much more.
This vacancy has now closed

To provide a person-centred housing support service to service users who are experiencing homelessness or are care leavers ages 16-25 primarily based in a residential setting.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience supporting vulnerable adults.
  • SVQ Social Care (or equivalent work experience).
  • Understanding of relevant care standards and codes of practice.

You will:

  • be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to excellent customer service.
  • have excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • be adaptable with the ability to manage competing deadlines.
  • be calm under pressure and work to achieve a positive outcome for customers.

We will provide:

  • 4050 days leave per year (plus carer leave, emergency leave, etc)
  • 7.7% or 4% employer pension contribution
  • life assurance (x1 yearly salary)
  • employer paid qualifications, training and professional memberships
  • generous family friendly benefits and leave (matching shared parental pay to enhanced maternity pay)
  • enhanced sick pay benefit (up to 6 months full pay)
  • agile working options
  • reward and recognition incentives
  • 24/7 employee support (plus Health and Wellbeing initiatives)
  • green initiatives (cycle to work, season ticket loans, pool cars)

We are committed to developing our people and helping them maximise their potential.