The Action Group
The Action Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC005964

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers’.  No barriers for anyone - to their chosen lifestyle, to choice, to opportunities, regardless of their support needs. 


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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Gorebridge, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Danderhall and other locations around Midlothian
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are looking for support workers to work at various times of the day, weekdays and weekends around Midlothian, supporting children and younger adults.

The right candidate would share the Action Group’s values of inclusion and equality, and have a person-centred approach to providing support. Experience in a social care role would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

Work part time or full time. You can indicate your ideal number of hours on your application.

Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.

The people we support have told us what matters most to them is that their support workers are nice people who work well as part of a team and who are practically minded. We are looking for people who can get the details right and genuinely care about the welfare of others. The purpose is to empower people through practical support so that they may live as independently as possible, and support workers’ tasks will depend on the individual’s support needs.

We support younger adults individually as they take steps towards greater independence, such as living in their own tenancies for the first time. We support our people in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to their needs, so the job can include accompanying people on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules. You will work in the community and with families to support people to have fun and take part in activities. You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Our youth group is for children and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, included lives through having fun, being an active part of the community and experiencing new things. The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport. You must have an understanding and interest in young people and their needs and an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Team Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,545 – £25,806 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who support adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in people’s homes or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team. The right candidate will be someone who can build on the existing relationships we have with the people we support and who embodies the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

  • Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector
  • At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs
  • An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • The capacity to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post

For a full list of the criteria, please read the job description and person specification.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Team Manager – Edinburgh

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,545 – £25,806
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2021

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who support adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in people’s homes or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team. The right candidate will be someone who can build on the existing relationships we have with the people we support and who embodies the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

  • Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector
  • At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs
  • An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • The capacity to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
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BEMAS Advice Worker (Female*)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,325 – £24,748
  • Working from home/Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Help us make a difference to families that can face the most barriers to getting the support that they need.

The Action Group is recruiting for an enthusiastic, focused, professional female* advice worker to work within our valuable Black and Ethnic Minority Advice Service (BEMAS).

This service is for parents from black and minority ethnic communities who have a child with a disability. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team to support and empower parent carers in the following ways:

  • Provide advice, assistance and representation across a range of issues (including Welfare Benefits)
  • Connect parents into services that can help them and their children
  • Run regular support groups for parents.
  • Increase the knowledge, skills, confidence and wellbeing of parents.

We welcome applicants who have experience of working with people from a BAME background and people that speak another language in addition to English.

The ideal candidate will have the desire and confidence to develop quickly within a new role and should have the following skills:

  • The ability to build relationships with a variety of different people and professionals
  • The ability to understand and analyse information and use this to give advice – within group settings as well as to individuals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent administration skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Designing and delivering workshops
  • Partnership working
  • Providing Advice on Welfare Benefits and income maximisation

Benefits include:

  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
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Assistant Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,641 – £21,759
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

We need an assistant team manager in our Edinburgh team to help manage the team of support workers and also provide support. This opportunity would suit an experienced support worker who is ready to take on greater responsibility or someone who has some experience of managing a support service.

As an assistant team manager, you will be part of one of our Housing Support Teams that provide community-based support as well as support in the people’s own homes. Working with a variety of individuals with different support needs, you will provide individual support and on-the-job coaching and for other support workers in the team.

Using our new ACCESS Care Planning Tool, you will form part of managing staffing and record-keeping within the team, with weekly management time built into your week for this purpose.

We welcome applications from internal candidates with at least one year’s experience of support work. You must be able and prepared to complete an SVQ 2 in Social Care within one year of taking the post, or be the holder of an equivalent qualification.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Waking nights support worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Are you a night owl? We need someone to support individuals who have complex needs and carry out some routine tasks. You would be expected to stay awake throughout the night.

The successful candidate will be part of a fantastic team supporting up to four individuals to live independently. The work we do enables the people we support to lead fulfilling lives and is based upon their personal needs. The ideal candidate will have the desire and ability to build and maintain good relationships. You should also have an organised, collaborative and flexible approach to providing the best support possible. A positive, can-do attitude and great communication skills are essential. Does this sound like you?

A knowledge or awareness of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by people with complex support needs would be advantageous, but most important is your willingness to learn and to be creative in your approach to problem solving. Sometimes the work can be challenging, so a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult situations is necessary.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with the people we support and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for The Action Group’s values we would love to hear from you.

This is a part time role, with a minimum of nine hours per week. Please indicate how many hours you would like to work in your application.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Waking nights support worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • TBC
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 16th August 2021

Are you a night owl? We need someone to support individuals who have complex needs and carry out some routine tasks. You would be expected to stay awake throughout the night.

The successful candidate will be part of a fantastic team supporting up to four individuals to live independently. The work we do enables the people we support to lead fulfilling lives and is based upon their personal needs. The ideal candidate will have the desire and ability to build and maintain good relationships. You should also have an organised, collaborative and flexible approach to providing the best support possible. A positive, can-do attitude and great communication skills are essential. Does this sound like you?

A knowledge or awareness of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by people with complex support needs would be advantageous, but most important is your willingness to learn and to be creative in your approach to problem solving. Sometimes the work can be challenging, so a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult situations is necessary.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with the people we support and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for The Action Group’s values we would love to hear from you.

This is a part time role, with a minimum of nine hours per week. Please indicate how many hours you would like to work in your application.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable

Mileage allowance where applicable

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,482 – £38,068
  • Home working with some travel for meetings and services in Edinburgh & the Lothians.
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Do you have a proven track record of managing services, involving people who receive support and working with different departments and organisations? Are you ready for a new challenge?

This is an opportunity to join an organisation that has the Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

The position’s primary responsibility is to ensure a consistently high quality of care, support in the organisation’s services and develop improvements and new services.

Qualifications:

SVQ 4 in Health and Social Care & SVQ 4 in Leadership and Management of Care Services or the ability to become qualified to this level within two years from starting in the position.

In addition to line management responsibilities, the development manager will also develop new and current services, working with internal departments and other organisations to ensure the people we support receive the best person-centred services possible.

The right candidate will be committed to the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all, and will have creative ideas for improving support services. They will have experience of working directly with people who have support needs, as well as experience of managing social care services. Knowledge of regulatory requirements, recruitment, administration and funding streams is essential, as is an understanding of the socio-political context of the sector. The successful candidate will be a great communicator, who is knowledgeable about the uses of digital communication systems.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements that increase with length of service
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,376 – £21,189
  • Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Working with The Action Group is about making a difference in the community and in people’s lives. By joining us you are joining an enthusiastic team committed to making a real difference to the lives of others!

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers – for all of life’. We offer support and advice to over 1700 children, young people and adults across East Central Scotland: Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. We are a big team and our Support Workers play a vital role in the lives of the people we support to encounter no barriers in their chosen lifestyle, and to follow a path of choice and enrich their opportunities.

  • We have full-time, part-time and casual vacancies available.
  • £20,376 – £21,189* per annum, pro rata and based on 39-hour work week (*these apply from 1st December 2021).
  • Casual hourly rate: £10.02* per hour (*this applies from 1st December 2021).
  • Sleepover payment of £76. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.

We are looking for people who are caring, fun, motivated, creative and great at problem solving. The people we support want workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators. The ideal candidate will be fully committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

We tailor the support we provide according to each person’s needs and wishes. The job can include anything from supporting people to get out and about, taking care of themselves and their homes, and going about their lives in general, to support with work, health and well-being, or attending and participating in activities.

No experience is required since we will provide bespoke training and support you in achieving relevant qualifications. In fact, many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care as they develop their professional skills!

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, bespoke training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Day Support Worker – East Lothian

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 3rd February 2022

A great opportunity has opened to offer Day Support within East Lothian and the surrounding areas. We are looking for Support Workers to work with individuals from their own homes and offer a range of activities to take part in that fits with their needs.

  • Location: Haddington (male* support workers only), Prestonpans, and Musselburgh.
  • Hours can be flexible and discussed at interview.
  • £10.02 – £10.42 per hour, depending on qualifications.
  • Working daytimes – no sleepovers.

This is a great role for someone with a proactive and positive mindset. As a Day Support Worker, you will encourage the people we support to take part in different activities and support them accessing these. You should have a can-do attitude and the ability to think outside the box. In addition to in-person support, you will also plan, organise and find activities in the surrounding areas. This would include looking at local groups, other peers, and 1:1 activities.

Successful candidates will share The Action Group’s values of inclusion and equality, and have a person-centred approach to providing support. Experience in a social care role would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, bespoke training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker – Edinburgh and the Lothians

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,736 – £21,189
  • Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • Closing 9th February 2022

Looking to make a difference in 2022? Become a support worker with us!

Working with The Action Group is about making a difference in the community and in people’s lives. By joining us you are joining an enthusiastic team committed to making a real difference to the lives of others!

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers – for all of life’. We offer support and advice to over 1700 children, young people and adults across East Central Scotland: Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian.

We are a big team and our Support Workers play a vital role in the lives of the people we support to encounter no barriers in their chosen lifestyle, and to follow a path of choice and enrich their opportunities.

· We have full-time, part-time and casual vacancies available.

· £20,376 – £21,189 per annum, pro rata and based on 39-hour work week.

· Casual hourly rate: £10.02 per hour.

· Sleepover payment of £80.16. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.

We are looking for people who are caring, fun, motivated, creative and great at problem solving. The people we support want workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators. The ideal candidate will be fully committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

We tailor the support we provide according to each person’s needs and wishes. The job can include anything from supporting people to get out and about, taking care of themselves and their homes, and going about their lives in general, to support with work, health and well-being, or attending and participating in activities. If you want to know more about what we do, please visit our website: All about support work.

No experience is required since we will provide bespoke training and support you in achieving relevant qualifications. In fact, many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care as they develop their professional skills!

Benefits include:

· Pension

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

· Good annual leave entitlements

· Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

· TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

· Travel time payable where applicable

· Mileage allowance where applicable

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,298 – £27,709
  • Remote working
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Looking for a new challenge? Then, why not look at becoming a Team Manager at The Action Group! We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our management team.

A background experience in Social Care will be advantageous, but we are happy to receive applications from candidates from different backgrounds that meet our job description requirements.

• Location: Remote working.

• Salary: £25,928 – £27,209 per annum.

• Full-time (39 hours per week).

We are looking for a person who is creative, hardworking, and with a positive attitude. The ideal candidate will be committed to breaking down barriers to enable people with a variety of support needs to live fulfilling and independent lives. The purpose of the role of Team Manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of Support Workers who provide person-centred support to adults and children with learning disabilities and other support needs.

You will lead and develop your team, and whilst some aspects of team leadership will be delegated to the Assistant Team Managers, you will retain overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high-quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Benefits include:

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, bespoke training and ongoing development opportunities

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Development Manager (Registered Manager)

  • Full time
  • £36,482 – £38,068
  • Home working with some travel for meetings and services in Edinburgh & the Lothians.
  • Closing 20th April 2022

We are looking for a full-time Development Manager (Registered Manager) who can use their experience of leadership in the social care sector to promote and develop The Action Group’s services.

Do you have a proven track record of managing services, involving people who receive support and working with different departments and organisations? Are you ready for a new challenge?

This is an opportunity to join an organisation that has the Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

The position’s primary responsibility is to ensure a consistently high quality of care, support in the organisation’s services and develop improvements and new services and to carry out the role of being the Registered Manager for Housing Support and Care at Home services.

Full driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is required.

Qualifications: SVQ 4 in Health and Social Care & SVQ 4 in Leadership and Management of Care Services or the ability to become qualified to this level within two years from starting in the position.

In addition to line management responsibilities, the development manager will also develop new and current services, working with internal departments and other organisations to ensure the people we support receive the best person-centred services possible.

The right candidate will be committed to The Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all, and will have creative ideas for improving support services. They will have experience of working directly with people who have support needs, as well as experience of managing social care services. Knowledge of regulatory requirements, recruitment, administration and funding streams is essential, as is an understanding of the socio-political context of the sector. The successful candidate will be a great communicator, who is knowledgeable about the uses of digital communication systems.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements that increase with length of service
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Employee Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Welfare Rights Advice Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,691 – £25,135 pro-rata
  • Main base will be the Fuse Office, St James Quarter, Edinburgh, but the project may involve travel across various locations within Edinburgh.
  • Closing 18th May 2022

The Action Group seeks enthusiastic and skilled practitioner to join its accredited Advice Services.

Make a difference to the lives of people as they seek to progress within work!

In this role you will maximise people’s income as they consider working or progressing in work. Through providing expert advice, support and representation, you will ensure people have all of the money they are entitled to and can make informed choices about work.

The ideal candidate will be warm and approachable, have excellent verbal and written skills, organisation skills and an eye for detail. In return, you will join a supportive and highly professional team of advisors and undertake rewarding work. A good understanding of welfare benefits is highly desirable.

Applicants will be digitally competent. They will show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues along with a commitment to supporting people from marginalised groups.

Benefits include:

  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
Shortlist
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Carer Advisor

  • Full time
  • £23,691 – £25,135
  • Flexible; however, travel within Edinburgh is expected
  • Closing 18th May 2022

The Action Group seeks enthusiastic and skilled practitioner to join its accredited Advice Services.

The postholder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing. They will join a supportive, highly skilled and committed team of advisers and work within a young partnership – Parents Carewell (along with colleagues in EDG, FAIR and VOCAL). Supports offered to carers will include one to one advice, group supports and events.

Applicants will evidence excellent people and communication skills, and ability to provide casework and person-centred support work. Applicants will also demonstrate awareness of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey. Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are essential. Applicants will be digitally competent. They will show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues along with a commitment to supporting people from marginalised groups.

Benefits include:

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Welfare Rights Advice Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,667 – £26,172 pro-rata
  • Main base location can be either employee’s home, or at an Edinburgh Office base. The project may involve regular travel across various locations within Edinburgh.
  • Closing 1st August 2022

The Action Group seeks a highly organised, approachable and skilled person to join its accredited Advice Services.

Make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities and support needs as they look for or progress within work!

In this role you will maximise people’s income as they consider working or progressing in work. Through providing expert advice, support and representation, you will ensure people have all of the money they are entitled to and can make informed choices about work.

You will provide this service for people using the All In Edinburgh Supported employment consortium.

You need to be warm and approachable, have excellent verbal and written skills, organisation skills and an eye for detail. In return you will join a supportive and highly professional team of advisors and undertake rewarding work.

A good understanding of welfare benefits or working with people with support needs, is highly desirable.

Applicants will be digitally competent. They will show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues and a commitment to support people from marginalised groups.

Benefits include:

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Carer Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,667
  • Flexible; however, travel within Edinburgh is expected.
  • Closing 2nd August 2022

The Action Group seeks a highly organised, skilled and empathic person to join its accredited Advice Services.

The postholder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing. They will join a supportive, highly skilled and committed team of advisers and work within a young partnership – Parents Carewell. Supports offered to carers will include one to one advice, group supports and events.

Applicants will be warm and approachable, have excellent research skills, communication skills (both verbal and written) and an eye for detail. They must:

• Demonstrate a strong ability to provide casework and person-centred support work, to help carers improve their situations.

• Be digitally confident.

• Show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues and a commitment to support people from marginalised groups.

• Show a good understanding of the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and the barriers carers can face.

• Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are highly desirable.

Benefits include:

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager – Autism Support

  • Full time
  • £27,005 – £28,327
  • Edinburgh (remote working)
  • Closing 24th August 2022

Looking for a new challenge? Then, why not look at becoming a Team Manager at The Action Group!

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our management team.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge of person-centred support approaches and that have supported people who are autistic. However, the ideal candidate should be keen to look beyond their knowledge and experience as well. We want creative and forward-thinking individuals that have an interest in developing their own understanding and practise of autism support.

We are looking for a person who is hardworking, and with a positive attitude. The ideal candidate will be committed to breaking down barriers to enable people with a variety of support needs to live fulfilling and independent lives. The purpose of the role of Team Manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of Support Workers who provide person-centred support to adults and children with learning disabilities and other support needs.

You will lead and develop your team, and whilst some aspects of team leadership will be delegated to the Assistant Team Managers, you will retain overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high-quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Knowledge of up-to-date best practise is preferred but not essential as additional training can be provided.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Assistant Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,674 – £23,691
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th August 2022

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging individuals wanting to start their next chapter in their management careers.

We currently have 3 Assistant Team Manager opportunities for the right candidates.

As an Assistant Team Manager, you will generally work alongside other staff on a day-to-day basis to provide a wide variety of support to people with diverse support needs. You will also work closely with other ATMs and Managers, so regular communication and contact is the key to our success.

You need to be organised and able to manage a varying workload that can change on any given day. A good sense of humour and patience are the key to success in the role. The role of ATM within any of our services is to act as a liaison between the service and the managers. You must be digitally connected and comfortable with technology, as most of the tasks are IT based. The job also entails compiling team rotas, undertaking supervisions, and regular audit of the service for things like medication and finances. Along with the team managers, you will be responsible for ensuring that all paperwork is present and regularly updated.

You will be a trusted source of knowledge and guidance for members of the team, and have a hands-on approach to problem solving. If you are a positive, upbeat individual with patience and a good sense of humour this is the job for you!

We welcome applications from candidates with at least one year’s experience of support work/ providing person-centred support to individuals who have support needs. You must be able and prepared to complete an SVQ 2 in Social Care within one year of taking the post, or be the holder of an equivalent qualification. If not already registered with the SSSC, then you must be registered within 6 months of starting the role. If already registered then you will need to update your membership accordingly.

The successful candidate will have outstanding administrative and communication skills, and demonstrate an empathy for The Action Group’s values, especially surrounding confidentiality.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,005 – £28,327
  • Edinburgh (remote working)
  • Closing 24th August 2022

Looking for a new challenge? Then, why not look at becoming a Team Manager at The Action Group! We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our management team.

A background experience in Social Care will be advantageous, but we are happy to receive applications from candidates from different backgrounds that meet our job description requirements.

We are looking for a person who is creative, hardworking, and with a positive attitude. The ideal candidate will be committed to breaking down barriers to enable people with a variety of support needs to live fulfilling and independent lives. The purpose of the role of Team Manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of Support Workers who provide person-centred support to adults and children with learning disabilities and other support needs.

You will lead and develop your team, and whilst some aspects of team leadership will be delegated to the Assistant Team Managers, you will retain overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high-quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,978 – £36,645
  • Remote (working from home)
  • Closing 24th August 2022

We have a great opportunity for the right candidate to join our fantastic Finance team!

We are looking for an experienced Finance professional to support the work of our Head of Finance as well as to coordinate the day-to-day running of the department.

Are you interested in working for an organisation with Investors in People Platinum Award which makes a real difference through the provision of high-quality care and support? Would you like to work for a flexible, diverse, inclusive, not-for-profit organisation? With good training and benefits? This is a great opportunity for someone with the right values and experience in Finance to make a difference in our Company and the wider Community.

In this role, you will be jointly responsible for a range of tasks, including:

·The day-to-day management of the Finance department and efficient management of the accounting functions.

·The preparation of quarterly accounts.

·Supporting the organisation with the financial management of contracts, to maximise accuracy and income.

·The preparation of draft year-end accounts.

·Assisting with the development, improvement, and implementation of The Action Group’s quality system within the finance team.

Please read the job description and person specification for full details.

The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail as well as a proactive attitude to work, great interpersonal skills and experience writing reports for senior managers. Experience in working in a charity or social care organisation would be an advantage, but it is not essential. You will also need to empathise with The Action Group’s values and have respect for confidentiality.

Benefits include

·Pension

·24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

·Good annual leave entitlements

·Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

·TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

·Travel time payable where applicable

·Mileage allowance where applicable

If you require any further information about the vacancy please email recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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Recruitment Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,978 – £36,645
  • Remote (working from home) or office-based
  • Closing 31st August 2022

We have a great opportunity for the right candidate to join us as Recruitment Manager!

We are looking for a skilled, experienced and creative individual to help us improve our recruitment activity.

Are you interested in working for an organisation with Investors in People Platinum Award which makes a real difference through the provision of high-quality care and support? Would you like to work for a flexible, diverse, inclusive, not-for-profit organisation? With good training and benefits? This is a great opportunity for someone with the right values and experience in Recruitment to make a difference in our Company and the wider Community.

In this role, you will be responsible for a range of tasks, including:

  • Developing The Action Group’s recruitment strategy to maximize applicants
  • Coordinating the execution of recruitment strategies effectively by working with colleagues across departments
  • Using recruitment data and analysis of labour markets to inform The Action Group’s recruitment efforts
  • Ensuring our recruitment practice champions equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Networking with external agencies and partners to expand The Action’s Group’s reach and delivering external recruitment initiatives

The successful candidate will have a proactive and can-do attitude, as well as the ability to develop strong working relationships both internally and with external partners. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously and who can work calmly and effectively in a busy environment. Experience in a charity or social care organisation would be an advantage, but it is not essential. You will also need to empathise with The Action Group’s values and have respect for confidentiality.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £51,673 – £55,984
  • Home or office based (Edinburgh)*
  • Closing 27th September 2022

Due to the retirement of our Head of Finance, we are seeking a qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic new colleague to join us in this key role.

Although this role is “all about the money, money, money” …it is also all about the people we support. If you want to feel that you do a job that matters to the lives of people with support needs, please join us in making a difference every day to individuals, families and to yourself too.

We are looking for a qualified, skilled, and enthusiastic colleague to lead our Finance and payroll teams.

Our Payroll and finance teams are crucial to the success of the organisation and to the quality of service internally and externally to colleagues, supported people and customers.

As part of the Senior Leadership team, you will also be part of the Business planning and strategy of the organisation.

We are a strong, supportive, and forward-thinking organisation and you will have autonomy, as well as support from the CEO and your colleagues. If you are a skilled, qualified, and experienced Finance leader, with attention to detail skills and the ability to lead changes to Improve what we do, please apply to join us.

*Location Note: If home based, you will be required to attend regular meetings in person (Not digital) in Edinburgh and the Lothians, which are required for the role and as part of the senior leadership of the organisation).

What we offer:

  • Pension
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,959 – £24,667 pro-rata
  • Home* or Office based (Office based: Edinburgh)
  • Closing 5th October 2022

We have a great opportunity for the right candidate to join our fantastic Finance team!

We are looking for an experienced, and enthusiastic new colleague to join us to assist our Finance and Payroll teams.

Although this role is “all about the money, money, money” …this job is more importantly all about the people we support. If you want to feel that you do a job that matters to the lives of people with support needs, please join us in making a difference every day to individuals, families and to ourselves too.

Our Finance Team is crucial to the success of the organisation and to the quality of service that we provide internally and externally to colleagues, supported people and customers.

In this role, you will be responsible for a range of tasks including:

• Administration, recording, and processing of financial information and procedures

• Ensuring timely and accurate processing of purchase invoices

• Dealing with invoice queries, liaising with the support team managers and senior managers as needed.

• Producing reports and analysis as required

• Assisting with the development of new financial procedures.

• Assisting with the development and implementation of the organisation’s Quality system within the Finance team

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion. The Action Group is accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

We are a strong, supportive, and forward-thinking organisation. If you are a skilled and experienced Finance Officer, with attention to detail skills please apply to join us.

For more detailed information about the role, please have a look at the job description and person specification.

Benefits include:

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

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