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.


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Board Trustee x 2

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th May 2020

Ypeople has been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives.

As an organisation, Ypeople is going through an exciting time in our continuing evolution. Our new CEO joined us in January and with a recently appointed Chair and Vice Chair we are currently developing a new strategic plan, which will lead the organisation into its bicentennial year. To support us on this journey we are seeking to appoint two ambitious and passionate people to our Board of Trustees, allowing us to gain additional expertise that will be essential to our future success.

In terms of our specific requirements we are looking to identify a Qualified Accountant with strong governance exposure and a Senior IT Professional with relevant business transformation experience. With a strong commitment to the mission and core values of Ypeople, the successful candidates will also need to demonstrate board level understanding of organisational development and planning, experience of strategic leadership, sound independent judgement and the ability to think creatively.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to join a values-driven charity with a first class staff and leadership team who really make a positive difference to the lives of the people they support.

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Service Manager - Glasgow Key Fund

  • Full time
  • £26,965
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th May 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers, and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s well-being and out of school care services.

We are recruiting for a Service Manager to provide support for our Glasgow Key Fund service. The Glasgow Key Fund provides a service between private property owners and tenants. This is a full-time, permanent role.

How you will make a difference:

  • Provide leadership and act as a role model to Ypeople staff and tenants.
  • Develop positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with people, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • Providing support and leadership to Senior Development Workers and Development Workers.
  • Delivering the service to agreed specifications through 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 tenants are provided with a high standard of support, meeting contractual obligations and individual need.
  • Arranging and facilitating regular support and supervision sessions with your team members, utilising best practice in performance management to ensure staff are supported to undertake their roles.
  • Actively contribute to your service and the organisations development and improvement.
  • Ensuring service users and staff are involved in the development and improvement of the service.

What you will bring:

  • Personal values aligned with Ypeople’s core values.
  • Qualified to (or willing to work towards) SVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and SVQ 4 in Management, or SCQF equivalent.
  • Knowledge of current relevant legislation, policies and strategies relating to housing, social work, social care and family support services.
  • Proven track record in effective coaching and people management.
  • Proven track record in effective service planning, performance management and quality assurance.
  • Undertake a leadership role in shaping best practice within the service.
  • Ability to create an environment which promotes co-operation, trust and open exchange of ideas.
  • Undertake a leadership role in shaping best practice within the service.

How we will support you:

  • Competitive salary, company pension, childcare vouchers, life assurance.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (6 weeks in the first year rising to 8 weeks from the second).
  • Excellent development opportunities (access to varied training and qualifications).
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Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th August 2020

Ypeople has been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives.

As an organisation, Ypeople is going through an exciting time in our continuing evolution. Our new CEO joined us in January and we are currently developing a new strategic plan, which will lead the organisation into its bicentennial year. To support us on this journey we are looking to recruit into the newly created and business critical role of Head of Communications.

Providing strategic direction to raise the profile and promote the work of Ypeople you will lead, direct and implement proactive communications and marketing strategies ensuring Ypeople, its mission, vision, values and services are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders. Improving future marketing strategies through the ongoing monitoring and measurement of the effectiveness of all communication activities the successful candidate, as a key member of the Leadership team, will also directly contribute to the development and delivery of Ypeople’s organisational strategy.

A highly visible leader and continuous promoter of Ypeople values, you will bring a proven track record in developing and delivering effective communication campaigns, across a range of both traditional and digital platforms, and raising awareness of an organisation’s public profile. An accomplished communicator the successful candidate will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.

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Learning & Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,254 – £34,616
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

To be responsible for supporting a learning environment where employees continuously develop to be their best. The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of Ypeople’s strategy and future needs and develop a programme to cater for a blended approach to learning and development.

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

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You hold a qualification in Learning and Development or equivalent experience and can evidence continuous professional development.
  • You have knowledge and experience of developing and delivering leadership and employee training programmes.
  • You are confident in supporting staff to complete their SVQ or other professional qualifications

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

  • You are eager to foster relationships whilst providing leadership when acting as a role model to our staff, volunteers, and the people we support.
  • You are passionate about driving a culture of high performance and continuous development.
  • You enjoy using your communication skills to promote an approachable image of the People Department.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities.

What you will be doing

  • Identifying key training needs and developing plans for individuals, teams and the organisation.
  • Designing various technical, behavioural and leadership learning initiatives and programmes.
  • Establishing mechanisms for managers to evaluate employee performance and gauging where skills need developing.
  • Creating and delivering training programmes and assessing effectiveness on service delivery.
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Service Manager, Children and Families Team

  • Full time
  • £26,965 – £29,537
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

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

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You are qualified to or willing to work towards SVQ 4 in Social Services and Health Care or SVQ 4 in Social Services (Children & Young People) and SVQ 4 in Management.
  • You hold management experience in the third sector providing support to children and families.
  • You have knowledge of relevant legislation and strategies relating to the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and young people, including the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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

  • You are eager to foster relationships built on our values with staff, volunteers, and the children and families we support to shape the development of the department.
  • You recognise the importance of taking a Psychologically Informed Environment approach.
  • You are passionate about a high standard of flexible support is offered to those we serve.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation in your service and offers you development opportunities.

What you will be doing

  • Providing support and leadership to your staff and volunteers within the Children and Families service and using a creative approach when guiding your team during periods of challenge.
  • Ensuring children and families receive a high standard of flexible support based on their individual needs.
  • Ensuring GIRFEC principles underpin all support offered, with children and families involved in and at the heart of the process.
  • Developing protocols and liaison with external agencies such as Social Work, Education, Health, local authorities and any other agencies as required.
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Funding, Policy and Impact Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,254 – £34,616
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

You will evaluate and report the extent to which our work impacts on the people and communities we serve. To define Ypeople’s service delivery models. To support the ongoing development of our services through carrying out research and advising on relevant issues.

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

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You are qualified to degree level or hold equivalent experience in undertaking a role that involves analysis or research.
  • You hold knowledge of developments across non-profit sector, and understanding of legislation related to housing, social work, and support services.
  • You have an experience of developing organisational positions for a third sector organisation.

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

  • You are eager to foster relationships whilst providing leadership when acting as a role model to our staff, volunteers, and the people we support.
  • You are eager to provide advice and recommendations to continuously better our understanding of the communities we serve.
  • You are enthusiastic about developing materials to support learning to brief internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities.

What you will be doing

  • Conducting research and providing advice based on our values and centred around the people and communities we serve.
  • Coordinating and reporting on the impact of Ypeople’s strategy and business plan.
  • Reviewing and revising impact measures.
  • Preparing funding proposals and tender submissions to develop the service
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Health and Safety Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,254 – £34,616
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

To provide strategic and hands on health and safety assistance to all services, ensuring all functions of the organisation comply with current legislation, acts, regulations, official guidance and standards.

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

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety alongside training qualifications to deliver First Aid at work.
  • You have knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations, and codes of practice pertaining to the care sector and can communicate this through courses.
  • You have experience of investigating, reporting and analysing risks, incidents and dangerous occurrences.

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

  • You are eager to foster meaningful relationships whilst providing strong leadership when acting as a role model to our staff, volunteers, and the people we support.
  • You are passionate about developing, implementing and monitoring Health and Safety strategies, policies and procedures.
  • You enjoy using your superb communication skills to develop and deliver Health and Safety training courses and inductions.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your involvement in your service and offers you development opportunities to grow with us.

What you will be doing

  • Continually assessing the status of health and safety within Ypeople and identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Reporting on the impact of Ypeople’s strategy and business plan and collaborating across the organisation to review impact measures.
  • Developing and delivering H&S training courses and inductions (First Aid, IOSH, and others).
  • Ensuring the provision of consistent and relevant safety and welfare advice to support staff.
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Senior Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,217 – £24,379
  • Ypeople Support - Glasgow
  • Closing 27th September 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

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

• You hold SVQ level 2/3 or SCQF equivalent or an appropriate Housing qualification, or willingness to undertake

• You have a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes

• You have working knowledge of SSSC Codes of Practice

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

• You enjoy developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with the people we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.

• You have a high standard of professional integrity with colleagues and other professionals

• You are skilled at influencing and informing good working practices

• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation in your service 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.

• Ensuring that contractual obligations and the individual needs of those who we support are met by maintaining a system of regular support.

• Ensuring risk assessments are completed and updated. • Advocating on behalf of the people who we support.

• Investigating and resolving any complaints by the people we support, landlords, neighbours or other external parties.

• Regularly auditing files of the people we support. • Arranging and facilitating regular support and supervision sessions with your team members, utilising best practice in performance management to ensure staff are supported to undertake their roles.

• Completing yearly appraisals and personal development plans with your staff team.

• Ensuring the Better Futures information management system is utilised by staff.

• Ensure a safe system of work is in place for staff who are working outside office hours and in lone working situations. • Ensuring a safe environment for the people we support, colleagues and others.

• Having a detailed knowledge of other relevant services.

• Compiling Ypeople Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and any required local authority returns / reports.

• Representing Ypeople to other agencies or services including Local Authority, Social Work, Housing Services and other relevant services.

• Managing staff sickness and absence issues in conjunction with Human Resources Department.

• Investigating any issues of misconduct within the organisation.

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Property Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,616 – £38,517
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th October 2020

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?

Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

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

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You hold relevant professional qualification (e.g. RIC’s) or CIOB equivalent qualification or comparable experience in work related to role.
  • You have a knowledge and understanding of the property and building sector and property standards legislation.
  • You are an excellent communicator and have experience managing a team.

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

  • You are eager to foster relationships whilst providing leadership when acting as a role model to our staff, volunteers, and the people we support.
  • You are motivated to manage the procurement and repairs of property.
  • You are passionate about delivering a customer-focused repairs and maintenance service with a focus on efficiency, quality, and value for money.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation in your service and offers you development opportunities.

What you will be doing

  • Managing the repairs and maintenance, property procurement and administrative support functions of the department, to allow the service to be delivered in line with our vision.
  • Leading and managing the procurement of the organisation’s property portfolio.
  • To ensure that all void properties are quickly turned around ready to be occupied within agreed timescales.
  • Providing guidance and support to services in relation to property-related issues.
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