The Rock Trust
The Rock Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC018708

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Current vacancies

Project Worker (multiple roles)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,696 – £27,019
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 7th December 2020

The post: Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth and Housing Support services into Fife. The Project Worker role provides an opportunity to be part of this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. These services will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

• Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people

• Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home

• Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required

• Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach

• Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner

• Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Project workers will work across the Fife local authority area, and as such access to a car and a full driving license are essential.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,857 – £30,261
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 7th December 2020

The post: Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth and Housing Support services into Fife. The Team Leader role provides an opportunity to lead this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. These services will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

• Play a leading role in the development of our Fife services

• Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners

• Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Community and Individual Fundraiser (Regional)

  • Full time
  • £19,147 – £24,466
  • Rock Trust Head Office, Edinburgh and West Lothian Office, Livingston
  • Closing 30th January 2020

The Rock Trust is looking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated Community and Individual Fundraiser to work as part of the Fundraising team. The Community and Individual Fundraiser will focus primarily on working with the team to increase our presence in the communities in which we work, with a particular focus on East and West Lothian. They will be responsible for securing new local partnerships, recruiting and stewarding fundraisers, and establishing new opportunities/events to fundraise for our work, as well as increasing income from individual donors and driving forward regular giving.

This role will be based between both our offices in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Some travel to other parts of Scotland will be required.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker – Youth Homelessness Support

  • Full time
  • £22,339 – £26,594
  • Perth
  • Closing 24th February 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Worker to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Project Worker will work with young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Project Worker will be a leading member of the team, establishing positive relationships with partner agencies across Perth, working to ensure that youth homelessness rates reduce, and that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will be responsible for engaging with partner organisations and managing the referral and support process. The Project Worker will be responsible for case management and will guide the work of Support Assistants and Volunteers to ensure that support is assigned quickly and appropriately.

This post is ideal for a self-starter, who has previous experience of working directly with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity and is looking for a new challenge.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Assistant – Youth Homelessness Support

  • Full time
  • £17,500 – £20,797
  • Perth
  • Closing 24th February 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council, aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Support Assistant will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across Perth and Kinross. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager (West and North)

  • Full time
  • £32,004 – £38,100
  • West Lothian with ability to travel regularly
  • Closing 20th July 2020

The post: We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate leader who possesses a detailed knowledge of the homelessness & housing sector. Ideally the candidate should have considerable experience managing youth services and come with a demonstrable track record of staff and service management.

The Service Manager will be responsible for the effective management and development of services under their area of responsibility and, working with the Assistant Director, they will also be responsible for developing new service provision within their area.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

Peer Mentoring Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,696 – £27,019 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2020

The Peer Mentoring Project Worker will complement therapeutic support within the Health & Wellbeing Team by recruiting and training volunteers to work along-side the therapists, increasing access to services. This includes setting goals specific to the young person’s needs relating to self-development, connecting with others, learning and work and physical health. Through weekly meetings, peer mentors will develop a positive, meaningful relationship aimed at improving the young person’s mental wellbeing, social confidence and reducing isolation.

We’re looking for a candidate with experience of volunteer recruitment, training and management, ideally related to peer mentoring, although training will be provided. The ideal candidate should have experience in the youth work sector (or related sector with a youth work focus). We need a personable, outward facing colleague who is comfortable working alone as well as part of a team.

We are an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and offer a range of great benefits.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

2x Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £17,780 – £21,130
  • Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing 17th August 2020

1x Full Time 36.25 hours per week. (Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022, subject to further funding thereafter). Salary: £17,780 - £21,130

1x Full Time 36.25 hours per week (Permanent). Salary: £17,780 - £21,130

Location:

For the Fixed Term contract, Edinburgh Only.

For the Permanent contract, Edinburgh and East Lothian.

The Role:

The Support Assistant role provides an opportunity to be part of well-established Supported Accommodation Projects.

In Edinburgh, our Bedrock Project supports homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation.

In East Lothian, our My Space Project supports care experienced young people into shared accommodation with a supportive flat mate, where they can learn independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who will be responsible for:

- Building trusting relationships with young people

- Supporting young people to settle in and thrive in their supported accommodation tenancy

- Providing practical support to assist young people to develop independent living skills

- Adopting a ‘whatever it takes’ approach and putting young people’s rights first

- Working in a psychologically and trauma informed manner

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

Communications and Digital Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,857 – £30,261
  • Rock Trust Head Office, Edinburgh, with some home-working and travel to regional offices across Scotland
  • Closing 14th September 2020

Rock Trust is looking to employ an experienced and highly creative Communications and Digital Co-ordinator to lead on the delivery of Rock Trust communications activity. As we expand our services and reach across Scotland, and plan for our 30th anniversary year in 2021, we are looking for an ambitious individual with an analytical eye, to support the development of the trust’s communications strategy, with a particular focus on driving forward our online presence with dynamic and impactful digital content and campaigns. The post-holder will work with the Communications and Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Team, and cross-departmentally, to create and share high-quality, compelling, multimedia content to aid brand awareness and income generation for the organisation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (multiple roles)

  • Full time
  • £22,339 – £26,594
  • Fife
  • Closing 28th September 2020

Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth service model into Fife. The Project Worker role provides an opportunity to be part of this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. Our Housing First for Youth model will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Project workers will work dispersed across the Fife local authority area, and as such access to a car and a full driving licence are essential.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,004 – £38,100
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 28th September 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate leader who possess a detailed knowledge of the homelessness & housing sector. Ideally the candidates should have considerable experience managing youth services, and come with a demonstrable track record of staff and service management.

The Service Manager will be responsible for the effective management and development of services under their area of responsibility and, working with the Assistant Director, they will also be responsible for developing new service provision within their area.

The initial activity for this Service Manager will be the implementation of a new Housing First for Youth service in Fife. Strong networking and organisational skills are required, as is the ability to form and lead a brand new team of project workers. This is a great opportunity for the right person to learn new skills as well as showcase their experience and make a valuable contribution to the lives of many young people in Fife.

The Service Manager will work from our new Fife office, as well as dispersed across the Fife local authority area and will frequently visit our other services across Scotland. As such access to a car and a full driving licence are essential.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker – Bedrock Care Leavers

  • Part time
  • £22,696 – £27,019 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2020

Edinburgh. Our projects support homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation. The post holder will be expected to:

· Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people

· Support care experienced young people to explore their housing options and make informed choices before, during and after their transition from a care placement

· Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home

· Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required

· Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach

· Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner

· Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

People Advisor

  • Full time
  • £22,696 – £27,019
  • Edinburgh with some home working.
  • Closing 2nd November 2020

The post: Rock Trust is looking to recruit a highly personable, experienced People Advisor (HR) to work in our Administration and HR team.

The People Advisor will be responsible for ensuring Rock Trust is a healthy and productive workplace that attracts, retains, supports, engages and develops top talent.

We are looking for a highly organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive, fruitful relationships, both internally with staff, volunteers and young people, and with external stakeholders. Committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for all, they will have the skills and expertise to inspire others and turn ideas in to action.

This post has been developed as part of Rock Trust’s commitment to creating a positive, fair, respectful and safe working environment for the benefit of all employees and the young people we support. As part of our efforts to continually improve our practices we are looking for an HR professional who shares our passion for supporting people to develop and thrive.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,857 – £30,261
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

We seek a suitably experienced, dynamic individual with experience of working with marginalised young people, to support their mental health and wellbeing. Relevant qualifications, registration and PVG are essential.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker (either a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist with current professional registration) will be based within the Youth Development Team but will work with other teams in the organisation. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

  • Mental and emotional health, self- esteem and confidence
  • Relationships, boundaries and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one to one support and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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