Ypeople
Ypeople

Charity registered in Scotland SC017093

Ypeople is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with Company Number SC394447 and is a registered Charity with Charity Number SCO17093, with its registered office at Ypeople Building, 15 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA.


Current vacancies

Top job! Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • Circa £70,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th January 2022

Ypeople is a charity which helps to create a positive change in people’s lives. Our work focuses on preventing homelessness for children, adults and families who are going through tough times and are living with the effects of poverty, addiction, or broken relationships. Focusing on a person’s strengths and providing tailored support, we run safe and secure housing services and specialised mentoring and counselling.

Established in 1824, we have a long-standing history of supporting people within local communities. Fast forward to today, and we’ve grown significantly, supporting more than 4,100 people last year to feel happier, more confident, and ready to take the next step in their life. We are continuing to grow and evolve to meet the needs of those we serve. And are now embarking on an exciting new chapter with the launch of an ambitious new five-year strategy and brand development project.

Key priorities in the role include:

• Contributing to the development and delivery of the new organisational strategy

• Ensuring Ypeople, its vision, mission, values and programmes are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally

• Developing and implementing appropriate financial strategies to ensure Ypeople’s financial stability and long-term viability

• Directly contributing at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of the organisation

• The development and implementation of new financial reporting and forecasting models to aid both the strategic planning and decision making processes

• Taking direct ownership for the successful development and oversee delivery of key strategic initiatives

• Ensuring the effective management of key governance areas, including contracts, partnerships and investments, business cases, options appraisals and tax.

A Qualified Accountant, you will be a highly visible and collegiate leader and continuous promoter of Ypeople values with a proven track record in financial management, strategic planning and supporting non-financial operational managers within a commercial, public or voluntary organisation. With relevant experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams, it is imperative you also bring direct involvement in contributing to both the strategic and operational planning and decision-making processes.

You will be entrepreneurial in your approach to delivering an excellent, customer focused service, both internally and externally, through our teams and as an accomplished communicator the successful candidate will also have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders

NB: As an organization, Ypeople embrace agile working and whilst their main support office is in Glasgow, there is not a requirement that the successful candidate would need to be based full time in Glasgow.

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Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,090
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th January 2022

Ypeople is Recruiting for 2 experienced Support Workers to join our Your Home service in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

Your Home provides support to people aged 16+ who are transitioning out of homelessness to longer term accommodation or those who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The Support Workers offer a variety of support, and we vary what types of support we offer depending on what each person needs. We understand that everyone has had different experiences and we aim to create relationships based on trust to help build resilience and self-worth.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Support Worker the main duties of the position will include:

  • Arranging and facilitating key work meeting to develop and review support plans in collaboration with the people we support to meet their individual needs.
  • Developing life skills with the people we support including how to maximise income, budgeting, shopping, cooking, home maintenance & repair and any other skills that aid to independence.
  • Assisting the people we support in their transition from temporary accommodation to permanent housing.
  • Providing advice on a range of subjects including housing options and welfare benefits.

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack on our website.

Education and Skills/attributes required for the post

  • Qualified to SVQ level 3 H&SC or SCQF equivalent (or are willing to work towards)
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness
  • Experience of undertaking crisis work with vulnerable people and experience of working out in the community
  • The ability to show how you share Ypeople values and how you incorporate them in to your life

Hours of work

An average of 35 hours per week, these hours are usually worked Monday to Friday and flexibly within the hours of 8am and 6pm with a one-hour unpaid break.

Location

Your usual place of work will be Your Home, 26 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AA. You are also required to work in the local community, and you will be paid travel expenses between your usual place of work and appointments undertaken in the course of your duties.

Alternatively, you may also choose to work remotely from your home address.

Working arrangements must be agreed with your line manager, based on the needs of the service

Benefits include

  • Annual leave entitlement of 234 hours holiday (equivalent to 6 weeks) per year in the first year rising to 312 hours (equivalent to 8 weeks) per year in the second (pro rata).
  • Life Assurance Scheme from day one of employment.
  • Post holder will be automatically enrolled into the People’s Pension following successful completion of their probationary period, provided they meet the auto-enrolment criteria
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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,484 – £20,265
  • Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service, Glasgow City
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

Ypeople is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a number of posts to work in our new Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS). Working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers, the GIFSS service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people by adopting a whole family approach, ensuring families have the support that they need, when they need it to enable children and young people to stay at home with their families and thrive.

The Administrator will provide an organised and efficient general and finance Administrative support to Ypeople Intensive Family Support (GIFSS) team, in addition to being the first point of contact for enquiries into the service.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

• You have a relevant qualification at SCQF Level 7

• You are fully computer literate with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs – Word, Access, Excel and Outlook

• You have experience of maintaining accurate and auditable financial and administrative records.

• You have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

You would love to work in this role if...

• You enjoy planning and organising your workload to utilise time and resources effectively.

• You have the confidence to work on your own initiative as well as part of a diverse team

• You will show with young people and families with an open-minded and non-judgmental outlook.

• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

• Responding to the administrative needs of the GIFSS team in a flexible manner

• Effectively dealing with mail, telephone calls and general enquiries relating to all services.

• Setting up meetings, appointments and issuing general correspondence on behalf of all CYP services.

• Carrying out sales ledger duties to a high standard, including raising invoices, issuing financial statements, payment reminders and credit control.

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack.

For any informal queries about the role please contact Operations & Business Manager Joanne Glennie on j.glennie@ypeople.org.uk

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Senior Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,550 – £24,745
  • Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service, Glasgow City
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

Come be part of our life-changing mission!

About the role

Ypeople is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a number of posts to work in our new Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS). Working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers, the GIFSS service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people by adopting a whole family approach, ensuring families have the support that they need, when they need it to enable children and young people to stay at home with their families and thrive.

The Senior Family Support Worker will be responsible for a team of Family Support Workers whose aim is to provide flexible intensive family support that enables children and young people on the edges of care, and their families, to receive the right support at the right time, building on their strengths and reducing the need for statutory supports. You will also manage a small caseload of families and will work in partnership with the other family support providers across the Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS) by sharing resources, learning and creating solutions that help families to thrive

We would love you to apply for this role if...

• You are qualified in a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) or relevant HNC or equivalent or are willing to work towards.

• You have gained experience of supervising and supporting a staff team.

• You have an understanding of current relevant legislation and policies relating to children, young people and families, including GIRFEC, UNCRC, The Promise.

• You are knowledgeable of the key issues facing children, young people and families such as the effects of trauma and poverty.

You would love to work in this role if...

• You are committed to championing the rights of children and young people

• You are a skilled influencer and will inform good working practices.

• You will be passionate about adopting a person-centred and strengths-based approach to working with people.

• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

• Provide appropriate levels of high-quality support to families in their homes and community

• Use a flexible approach to allow families to receive support whenever is best for them including evenings and weekends

• Deliver evidenced based family support that helps families overcome current challenges and build resilience for the future

• Maintain accurate case files for all family members and consistently assess progress across all outcomes for all family members

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack.

A driving license and access to a car for work purposes is required for this role.

For any informal queries about the role please contact our Operations & Business Manager Joanne Glennie on j.glennie@ypeople.org.uk

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,265 – £21,936
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

Come be part of our life-changing mission!

About the role

Ypeople is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a number of posts to work in our new Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS). Working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers, the GIFSS service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people by adopting a whole family approach, ensuring families have the support that they need, when they need it to enable children and young people to stay at home with their families and thrive.

The Family Support Worker will provide flexible intensive family support that enables children and young people on the edges of care, and their families, to receive the right support at the right time, building on their strengths and reducing the need for statutory supports. A key part of this role will be working in partnership with the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and other family support providers as part of the GIFSS (Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service) model by sharing resources, learning and creating solutions that help children, young people and families to thrive.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

• You are qualified in a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) or Health and Social Care, relevant HNC or equivalent or are willing to work towards

• You have gained experience of working with children, young people and families facing challenges and on the edges of care.

• You have knowledge of the key issues facing children, young people and families such as the effects of trauma and poverty.

• You have a working knowledge of SSSC Codes of Practice.

You would love to work in this role if...

• You are a team player and will work in partnership with your colleagues to develop skills in assessment, support planning, risk assessment and reviews.

• You will strive to develop good communication and working relationships with children and families, colleagues and other professionals

• You will take pride in advocating on behalf of children and families

• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

• Provide appropriate levels of high-quality support to families in their homes and community

• Use a flexible approach so that families receive support whenever is best for them including evenings and weekends

• Deliver evidenced based family support that helps families overcome current challenges and build resilience for the future

• Maintain accurate case files for all family members and consistently assess progress across all outcomes for all family members

Full details can be found in the job & person specification in the Application Pack.

A driving license and access to a car for work purposes is required for this role

For any informal queries about the role please contact our Operations & Business Manager Joanne Glennie on j.glennie@ypeople.org.uk

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Senior Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,550 – £24,745
  • Glasgow Key Fund, 17 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA
  • Closing 26th September 2021

Come be part of our life-changing mission!

About the role

Glasgow Key Fund helps to end homelessness through providing access to:

Temporary Furnished Flats: To help end homelessness through the provision of temporary furnished accommodation within the Private Rented Sector and providing a high-quality support service for homeless households.

Rent Deposit: To help end homelessness through facilitating access to accommodation within the Private Rented Sector and providing a high-quality support service for (at risk of) homeless households.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

You are qualified to SVQ level 2/3 or SCQF equivalent or an appropriate Housing qualification, or have a willingness to undertake

You have gained or have a willingness to obtain additional management training in line with the role and SSSC requirements

You have gained experience of working with people at risk of and facing homelessness

You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.

You would love to work in this role if...

You will be passionate about helping your staff team with developing skills in assessment, support planning, risk assessment and reviews

You are a skilled influencer with the ability to inform good working practices

You will be proud to undertake a leadership role in shaping best practice within the service

You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

Effective engagement with landlords and letting agents in the procurement and management of properties, ensuring they are fit for purpose and comply with legal, health and safety and corporate standards.

Ensuring all referrals to the service are assessed and progressed in line with service specification.

Ensuring occupancy levels are maintained through efficient allocation and void management of properties.

Liaison with external agencies such as Community Homeless teams, Housing Benefit and Council Tax teams, landlords, support providers, health services, local authority and other agencies as required.

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack.

Please note that a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes is required for this position.

For any informal queries please contact Recruitment Assistant Ainslie Bradley at a.bradley@ypeople.org.uk

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Operational Excellence Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,723 – £35,135
  • 15 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA
  • Closing 25th October 2021

The role of Operational Excellence Lead is a newly created standalone role, that will work collaboratively with Operations & Business Managers and other key stakeholders to develop systems, best practise and compliance and to drive operational excellence across all of Ypeople services.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are qualified to degree level or equivalent or you can demonstrate the required relevant experience
  • You are experienced in developing plans and strategies for service delivery
  • You have excellent IT skills with a strong working knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn new systems as required
  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You will be passionate about establishing, developing and maintaining strong working relationships with managers across our services.
  • You are a skilled influencer and you will support managers to integrate policy into frontline practical service delivery.
  • You will effectively support Operations & Business Managers with managing change and implementing organisational strategies.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Liaising with the Operational Management Team to support and define excellence within services.
  • Being the lead for developing, and ensuring organisational processes & systems are operating as effectively as possible and are integrated into operational practice.
  • Liaising with Operations & Business Managers and other Departments to ensure a coordinated approach is undertaken to service and organisational improvements.
  • Monitoring, analysing, and reporting on the impact of all organisational processes & systems across services and the implications these have on service delivery.
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