SACRO
SACRO

Charity registered in Scotland SC016293

Sacro's mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Current vacancies

Housing Services Manager - Young People’s Supported Accommodation Service

  • Full time
  • £32,474 – £35,250
  • Elgin
  • Closing 31st January 2022

New year, new start, new opportunity!

Are you keen to help young people in supported accommodation and outreach service in Elgin? If yes, this is a great opportunity for you to be part of Sacro’s senior management team and make a difference to our current work and future opportunities. The role is for 12 months, covering maternity leave and will suit a highly motivated and experienced manager to ensure the efficient and safe delivery of outcome focused services to vulnerable young people.

You need to have at least SCQF Level 8 or above and, ideally hold the necessary qualifications to be a Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate and or hold appropriate social care qualifications at SCQF level 8 or above. You will also need to hold membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

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Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,611 – £22,286
  • Fife
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Do you believe in second chances? Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around?

We need a dedicated individual to forge strong relationships with people and services across the Fife area. Using a trauma-informed approach you will work with people of all ages and from every walk of life, supporting them in making positive changes.

You must be a skilled communicator who has an ability to connect with people facing a challenging range of issues. A team player, you will work closely with partners across Fife to achieve the right outcomes for those we’re supporting. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level- headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Fife
  • Closing 31st March 2021

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post.

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions to people attending the custody suites in Fife. The role encompasses supporting people to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within our communities. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. A personal knowledge of the criminal justice process would be desirable for this post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Another Way Women’s Worker*

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women involved in the sex industry. This role will have a focus on providing outreach to women who are street-based and working indoors, as well as providing one-to-one support.

You must have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women involved in the sex industry. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women involved in the sex industry is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.

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Criminal Justice Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £25,364
  • Fife
  • Closing 1st April 2021

A Criminal Justice Worker is required to provide support and advice through structured mentoring for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously dependant on criminogenic needs/risks, examples include: addressing offending behaviour through the delivery of behaviour change programmes, supporting service users with mental health and wellbeing, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders and supporting service users to access education/ employment. Experience of working with women in the criminal justice system is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to service users in Fife.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Criminal Justice Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2021

New Routes offers males serving short term custodial sentences a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring and support service providing practical and emotional support to help them move back into the community and begin to build a life free of offending.

We currently have the opportunity for a full-time mentor to join our Edinburgh team.

The males referred to New Routes are matched with a mentor while in prison. The mentor will start to work with those referred to the service while they are in prison, to develop their independence and social skills, link to appropriate services, explore aspirations, identify goals, and put in place achievable steps to improve their quality of life. This support and advice continues after release from prison where mentors can accompany them* to appointments and advocate on their behalf where appropriate to help them with re-integration into their local community and to achieve stability.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of inter-agency working is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

* Please note that due to restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 virus, we are currently only undertaking face to face engagement with people referred to the service where the need is assessed as essential.

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This vacancy has now closed

Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 5th May 2021

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post.

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions to people attending the custody suites in Fife. The role encompasses supporting people to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within our communities. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. A personal knowledge of the criminal justice process would be desirable for this post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Criminal Justice Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Fife
  • Closing 6th May 2021

A Criminal Justice Worker is required to provide support and advice through structured mentoring for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously dependant on criminogenic needs/risks, examples include: addressing offending behaviour through the delivery of behaviour change programmes, supporting service users with mental health and wellbeing, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders and supporting service users to access education/ employment. Experience of working with women in the criminal justice system is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to service users in Fife.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Women’s Service Coordinator - Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of leading multicultural teams to provide an excellent level of service to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women affected by domestic abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV). You must have experience of working with vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds as well as an excellent understanding of the effects and issues facing BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV. You will need to be an effective communicator in English and one additional BAME language, highly organised and have effective team management skills.

You will be qualified to Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, and have a good knowledge of trauma counselling, health inequalities and assessing risk for domestic abuse and HBV. You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, and the successful candidate must also have their own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME and LGBT communities for this post. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

* For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

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Youth Justice Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Fife Youth Justice Service
  • Closing 25th May 2021

Sacro provides Restorative Justice and one to one programmes to assist young people to address offending behaviour.

You will be responsible for working directly with service users as part of an existing Youth Justice team. You should have experience of working with young people who offend and have some knowledge of cognitive behaviour interventions, Restorative Justice and Anti Social Behaviour Legislation.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of interagency working would also be an advantage. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as this type of work can be challenging.

A relevant qualification is desirable but not essential.

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Liam Gale via email: lgale@sacro.org.uk

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Housing Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2021

(Your Home (Housing Support) Service)

2 x 37.5 hours per week

1 x 18.75 hours per week

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking team members to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

An SVQ3 in Health and Social Care (at SCQF Level 6) is required.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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Peer Mentor Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Sacro’s Mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending

We are looking to recruit three Peer Mentors to work with people who are involved with the Criminal Justice social work and health and Social care partnership. Service Users may have complex issues around homelessness, addictions and care and support needs in addition to offending behaviour. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have a lived experience of the justice system or who have personal experience of recovery. A knowledge and understanding of the justice system, legislation and the complex and chaotic needs of individuals is desirable. You should be able to demonstrate good communication skills and be skilled at developing positive working relationships with both colleagues and those who come into contact with our services.

Additional skills, which will be necessary include good organisation and IT skills. Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and can travel across the Glasgow Council area. You will work closely with local support services and partner organisations. You should be committed to helping others into a crime free life.

Experience of working in a supporting role is desirable and a recognised qualification is desirable although full training will be given.

You will be committed to helping service users access areas that promote crime free life choices, promote training, education, healthy life choices and pro social activities in their communities. The development of Peer Volunteers will also be a part of your role as the service develops over the lifetime of the project.

You will be required to contribute to reports and to keeping records updated.

The role is as challenging as it is rewarding, you will need to have a non-judgemental value base, a sensitive and practical approach, and be person-centred and flexible to meet the needs of our service users.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for these posts.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Criminal Justice Support Worker (Female Only*)
  • Closing 16th July 2021

A Criminal Justice Support Worker is required to provide practical advice and assistance to residents of East Dunbartonshire area for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: addressing offending behaviour, budgeting, cooking, shopping, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders, social skills, and accessing education/ employment. Experience of working with offenders is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with East Dumbarton Council and Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to women receiving statutory court orders. The successful candidate will be co-located with the local authority and will be delivering a holistic, strengths-based approach to vulnerable and chaotic women who are at risk within the service.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Criminal Justice Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2021

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

New Routes offers males serving short term custodial sentences a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring and support service providing practical and emotional support to help them move back into the community and begin to build a life free of offending.

We currently have the opportunity for a full-time mentor to join our Edinburgh team.

The males referred to New Routes are matched with a mentor while in prison. The mentor will start to work with those referred to the service while they are in prison, to develop their independence and social skills, link to appropriate services, explore aspirations, identify goals, and put in place achievable steps to improve their quality of life. This support and advice continues after release from prison where mentors can accompany them* to appointments and advocate on their behalf where appropriate to help them with re-integration into their local community and to achieve stability.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of inter-agency working is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

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Care Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 12th August 2021

Do you care passionately about helping people to live independent and fulfilling lives?

Do you want to make a real difference in helping vulnerable people realise their potential?

Are you creative? Can you think outside the box and find new ways of helping people reach positive destinations?

Do you want to be given the opportunity to receive excellent training and develop new skills?

If so, Sacro have opportunities across our services for both contracted and sessional staff in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas and would love to hear from you.

We provide support services to people in our communities with a variety of support needs. These include those with learning disabilities, forensic backgrounds or those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. We also provide conflict resolution, mediation and school-based services and have programmes designed to help victims of same-sex domestic abuse.

We work in partnership with supported people and their families, as well as external partners, to maximise outcomes for those using our services.

X, a Service user with Sacro in Aberdeen says, “I was in care most of my life. Nowhere has anyone ever treated me with so much respect and dignity as Sacro staff do.”

Y, a staff member in Aberdeen says, “I love it here. No two days are the same. Sometimes it can be really challenging, others great fun. But every day I know what we’re doing here matters and is making a real difference to the people we are working with.”

Sacro offers 31 days of annual leave and 6 public holidays per year and full-time positions are 37.5 hours per week. The starting salary is highly competitive at £20,407 per annum, with incremental scales available. Part-time positions are also available on a pro-rata basis. Sessional hours are paid at £10.47 per hour.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

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Women’s Worker – Non Court-Mandated Caledonian Service (Female Only*)

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 27th July 2021

We are looking for an experienced female worker to support women affected by domestic abuse in the Clackmannanshire area. This is an exciting new opportunity delivered in partnership between Sacro and Clackmannanshire Council to support medium/high risk victims of domestic abuse who do not meet the criteria for Caledonian Women’s Service support. You must have experience of working in the area of domestic abuse in Scotland and be familiar with the Caledonian Women’s Service. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, and applicants must be female. Funded by the Scottish Government.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the post, please contact Angela Voulgari by email at AVoulgari@sacro.org.uk or by telephone on 0131 624 7266.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

An SVQ2 in Health and Social Care is required.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Sacro’s Mission is to create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

A new post has become available with Sacro for Criminal Justice Support Worker in our new Bail Mentoring Team in South Lanarkshire.

The service works in partnership with Justice Social Work and provides a community alternative to remand for individuals appearing at South Lanarkshire Courts.

You will assist in the delivery and development of the day to day running of Bail Mentoring under the direction of the Service Team Leader and Service Manager. You will be involved in the assessment and appropriate monitoring/support of service users, including home visits. You will be responsible for the management of data relating to service users, preparing written reports for Social Work and the Sheriff Court and liaison with other agencies.

All posts require the ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment. Knowledge of the Justice system, substance misuse, homelessness and/or complex needs and of the relevant services available in South Lanarkshire area would be an advantage. Relevant experience within Justice services as well as partnership working is desirable. The successful applicants will be flexible and proactive in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to assist service users.

Sacro services work with individuals involved in offending, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse issues. Experience in social care and working with offenders is desirable. A relevant qualification at SVQ level 3 or equivalent is essential. Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Top job! Head of HR

  • Full time
  • Circa £42,000 – £47,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Sacro is a national voluntary organisation working across Scotland to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception 50 years ago, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring to reduce the risk of further conflict or offending. Sacro has played its part by contributing to reducing reoffending with the figures for recorded crime in Scotland decreasing year-on-year. Sacro’s work has a tangible and far-reaching benefit for the people of Scotland, its communities and society.

Sacro is now seeking a Head of HR to help to fulfil their mission by ensuring that Sacro employees are supported and developed to their potential and that the charity runs effectively and efficiently. The Head of HR will be responsible for upholding the Gold accreditation the organisation holds from IiP.

Key Priorities:

  • To provide advice and support to the Executive, Leadership Team, and managers across the organisation in relation to all human resources matters.
  • To develop Sacro’s People Strategy to ensure it aligns and supports our strategic direction.
  • To be part of Sacro’s Leadership Team and provide support and advice to colleagues.
  • To oversee Sacro’s organisational development programme.
  • To manage and support the Human Resources and Learning and Development functions in Sacro.
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2 x Community Safety Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Sacro’s Mission is to create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post. The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to carry a caseload of mediation cases involving disputes between neighbours. Provide practical and emotional support to individuals suffering from hate incidents and anti-social behaviour. Applicants will need excellent communication skills, be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help clients steer their way through difficult situations.

Previous mediation or similar experience would be highly desirable for this position.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Shine Mentor

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • North and South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 13th August 2021

The post holder will operate in North and South Lanarkshire providing intensive support to women in the criminal justice system, currently serving a prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service. Support needs of women in the criminal justice system vary enormously, examples include drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as work with Shine can present challenges for mentors.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

An SVQ2 in Health and Social Care is required.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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Criminal Justice Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2021

The STOP service is the only service of its kind in Scotland delivering behavioural and attitudinal change programmes to individuals charged/convicted of Sectarian or other Hate crime offences.

We currently operate in Lanarkshire, Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. The successful candidate should have experience of working with young people and adults and working in a community setting, delivering C.B.T. based interventions. The candidate should have knowledge of the issues relating to sectarianism and other hate crimes and have local knowledge of the geographical areas covered by the service.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual with excellent written and verbal communication and organisational skills, and who has the ability to engage a range of individuals in the community. This is a busy, challenging role which involves close teamwork but gives a high level of job satisfaction.

You will be required to work flexible hours. Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) is a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car are required for this post.

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Women’s Support Worker – Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

Aditi - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women’s Well-being Service

Women’s Support Worker – Female Only*

Ref: ADITWSW3008

18.75 hours per week

Sacro Group Personal Pension Scheme

31 days annual leave, plus 6 fixed public holidays, per annum, pro-rata

Salary: SCP 19 – 22, currently £20,407 - £22,065 per annum pro-rata

Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2025

We are looking for Women’s Support Workers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to deliver direct practical support interventions for Sacro’s new BAME Women’s Well-being service. You must have experience of cross-cultural work, be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering direct support and mentoring interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV) and for maintaining accurate case notes. You will operate within the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Strategy as well as Sacro’s policies and procedures and will escalate any safety/well-being concerns around adult and child protection to the Service Co-ordinator/Service Manager. You will be responsible for monitoring women’s well-being throughout their journey within the service and for making appropriate follow-on referrals to relevant services. You will also be required to organise, deliver and participate in group community activities.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post. We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post, and applicants must be female. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the post, please contact Sue Waddington by email at Swaddington@sacro.org.uk or by telephone on 07772 653388

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

An SVQ2 in Health and Social Care is required.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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Support Workers - Moray Supported Accommodation Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Elgin
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Full Time:37.50 hours per week plus sleepovers

Part Time:25 – 30 hours per week plus sleepovers

Sessional:as and when required

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

We are currently recruiting full time, part time and sessional support workers for our temporary supported accommodation services for individuals who have become homeless. Our aim is to provide support to service users to move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life by providing practical advice and assistance

In addition to providing a planned programme of support staff have a caretaker role in the management and operation of the premises and to ensure the overall safety of the accommodation.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a small team. You will have experience of partnership and inter-agency work and ideally have worked in social care, housing, mentoring, ideally within a residential setting

Duties will include supporting individuals to: access benefits, engage with other agencies, attend appointments, develop social support networks, general living skills and addressing reasons for homelessness.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential.

Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Hours of work for full time contract post are 37.50 per week and will include sleepover and on call cover, including evenings and weekends.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will be a requirement for the above posts for which Sacro will cover the cost.

We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.

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Housing Support Worker - Your Home (Housing Support) Service

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2021

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is desirable.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

Must be willing to work towards an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care if not already qualified to this level or SCQF equivalent. A valuable opportunity to receive further training throughout employment.

Working days are Monday-Friday but may vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Administrative Assistant - Central Support

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2021

Working within a busy office environment you will provide support to the Executive and Leadership Teams, Sacro Board and other teams. This will include committee secretariat work, diary management, collation of data for reports, and co-ordinating the administration of events. The postholder will also provide support to the Human Resources Team in delivering a training and development programme for employees.

You will have the ability to work in an organised, efficient manner both as part of a team and using your own initiative to ensure the smooth running of the office. You will be an effective communicator with an excellent telephone manner, keyboard skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Access. Experience of minute taking is essential.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 19th November 2021

We are looking to recruit a Criminal Justice Support worker to work with people who are subject to statutory and non-statutory court disposals as additional support to compliment work being undertaken by Justice staff. You should be able to demonstrate good communication skills and be skilled at developing positive working relationships with both colleagues and those who come into contact with our services. You will be required to have experience of working with people involved in the Criminal Justice System. Additional skills, which will be necessary include good organisation and IT skills. Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and have the ability to travel across North Ayrshire.

Experience of working in a supporting role is essential and a recognised qualification is desirable although full training will be given.

You will be required to contribute to reports and to keeping records updated.

The role is as challenging as it is rewarding, you will need to have a non-judgemental value base, a sensitive and practical approach, and be person-centred and flexible to meet the needs of our service users.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for this post.

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Shine Women’s Mentoring Service National Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • TBC
  • Closing 24th November 2021

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Shine Women’s Mentoring Service is a national service providing mentoring support to women in the justice system, currently serving a short-term prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine. Support needs of women in the justice system vary enormously, examples include drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of Shining on, Shine Women’s Mentoring’s new pilot project. The post holder will have a role in developing Shining On nationally incrementally, with the service being initially launched in the Forth Valley area. The aim of Shining On is to provide ongoing support to women beyond the 6 months of formal mentoring Shine currently provides. Shining On will be delivered to women by volunteers, recruited and managed by the post holder. Their aim is to provide further support and encouragement to women continue on their positive journey, building self esteem and reintegration back in to the community, moving further away from offending behaviours. Knowledge of the justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable. Experience of coordinating and developing services is also desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Bail Mentoring Service – Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Sacro’s Mission is to create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

One full-time post has become available within Sacro for Criminal Justice Support Worker to join our established Bail Mentoring team in Glasgow.

The service works in partnership with Justice Social Work and provides a community alternative to remand for individuals appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

You will assist in the delivery and development of the day to day running of Bail Mentoring under the direction of the Team Leader and Community Justice Manager. You will be involved in the assessment and appropriate monitoring/support of service users, including home visits. You will be responsible for the management of data relating to service users, preparing written reports for Social Work and the Sheriff Court and liaison with other agencies.

All posts require the ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment. Knowledge of the Justice system, substance misuse, homelessness and/or complex needs and of the relevant services available in Glasgow would be an advantage. Relevant experience within Justice services as well as partnership working is desirable. The successful applicants will be flexible and proactive in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to assist service users.

Sacro services work with individuals involved in offending, anti-social behaviour, and substance misuse issues. Experience in social care and/or working with people who are involved in Criminal Justice System. A relevant qualification at SVQ level 3 or equivalent is essential. Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Shine Mentor - Shine Women’s Mentoring Service

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Edinburgh and West Lothian
  • Closing 13th December 2021

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

The post holder will operate in Edinburgh and West Lothian providing intensive support to women in the criminal justice system, currently serving a prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service. Support needs of women in the criminal justice system vary enormously, examples include drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as work with Shine can present challenges for mentors.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

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Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,611 – £22,286
  • Fife
  • Closing 5th January 2022

Sacro’s Mission is create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Do you believe in second chances? Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around?

We need a dedicated individual to forge strong relationships with people and services across the Fife area. Using a trauma-informed approach you will work with people of all ages and from every walk of life, supporting them in making positive changes.

You must be a skilled communicator who has an ability to connect with people facing a challenging range of issues. A team player, you will work closely with partners across Fife to achieve the right outcomes for those we’re supporting. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level- headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Central Support Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,611 – £22,286
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Working within a busy office environment you will provide support to the Executive and Leadership Teams, Sacro Board and other teams. This will include committee secretariat work, diary management, collation of data for reports, and co-ordinating the administration of events.

You will have the ability to work in an organised, efficient manner both as part of a team and using your own initiative to ensure the smooth running of the office. You will be an effective communicator with an excellent telephone manner, keyboard skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, particularly Word, Excel, Teams and SharePoint. Experience of minute taking is essential.

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Advocacy Worker (Female Only*) - Aditi Women’s Wellbeing Service

  • Part time
  • £25,618 – £28,358 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (currently working from home)
  • Closing 7th January 2022

Sacro’s Mission is to create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Aditi offers one-to-one wellbeing, support and advice for Black and Asian ethnic minority women living in Edinburgh who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse or ‘honour’ based violence.

In close partnership with Multi Cultural Family Base, Sacro are looking to recruit an advocacy worker to help empower people to know their rights and communicate their needs to those they live with, extended family and support agencies. We believe that an advocacy approach can, in certain circumstances, help to prevent escalation and assist parties to gain understanding and improve familial relationships.

We are looking for a female advocacy worker from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to deliver a service within Sacro’s Aditi Women’s Well-being service. You must have experience of cross-cultural work, be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, be highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

Primary responsibilities will be to carry a caseload within the Aditi team.

You will need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of advocacy and conflict resolution and also have group work experience and an in-depth understanding of gender based violence as well as be an excellent communicator. Good organisational skills, including casework management, report writing and IT skills are essential, as is a flexible approach.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Women’s Worker (Female Only*) Another Way

  • Part time
  • £25,618 – £28,358 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2022

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women involved in or at risk of selling or exchanging sex. The role will have a focus on providing outreach to women who are street-based and working indoors, as well as providing one-to-one support.

You must have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women involved in the transactional sex. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women involved in transactional sex is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.

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Housing Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,474 – £35,250
  • Elgin
  • Closing 6th January 2022

Young People’s Supported Accommodation Service

The Housing Services Manager in our Young Peoples Supported Accommodation Service is a critical role within our organisation, providing an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced manager to manage an established and experienced team in delivering high quality housing supports, as well as maintaining key funder and partner relationships.

The role involves managing a small, supported accommodation unit, and an outreach housing support service for young people in Elgin. This involves managing and supporting a skilled team of support staff to ensure the efficient and safe delivery of outcome focused services to vulnerable people.

Candidates should have extensive experience of Housing Services, managing staff, a practical knowledge of budgeting and monitoring systems and be IT literate. They should also be able to evidence effective partnership working and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate should have experience of creating service opportunities through working closely with funders and other stakeholders to identify and design new business opportunities.

The Housing Services Manager will be part of Sacro’s senior management team and as such must be capable of building effective working relationships across the organisation and contributing to key strategic objectives by being part of working groups, tender submissions, and project teams to contribute to the future development of Sacro.

It is essential the post holder is educated to at least SCQF Level 8 or above (Higher/SVQ Level 4 or above). Ideally the successful candidate will hold the necessary qualifications to be a Registered Manager with the Scottish Social Services Council and or hold appropriate social care qualifications at SCQF level 8 or above (SVQ level 4 or above).

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will be a requirement for this post.

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Criminal Justice Worker (Travel Service Coordinator)

  • Part time
  • £25,618 – £28,358 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Sacro works in partnership with Edinburgh City Council to provide a Travel Service for Edinburgh families who require assistance to visit relatives who are serving custodial sentences or long-term hospital stays out with the Edinburgh area. The Service is operated with a team of volunteer drivers.

The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day work of the service and the coordination of other volunteer activities within some other Sacro services under the direction of the Throughcare Team Leader and Manager.

The requires good communication, presentation and coordinating skills in engaging with volunteers, the Scottish Prison Service & NHS Hospitals, family members and other stakeholders and colleagues.

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