The Salvation Army Trustee Company
The Salvation Army Trustee Company

Charity number 214779

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years. The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,759
  • The Pleasance Lifehouse, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2021

The Pleasance Lifehouse is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support to its service users. The centre is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic Assistant Support Worker who values a Harm Education approach to substance misuse. We would encourage applications from those whose lived experience brings the advantage of a peer to peer relationship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the delivery of support to homeless clients with complex needs.
  • Work with clients as part of person-centred support planning which includes aiding access to a range of meaningful activities.
  • Work with clients as part of the Support Team assisting to ensure the needs and actions within person centred plans are addressed in a professional manner.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.
  • Able to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Disclosure.

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Part-Time Children and Family Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

We are looking to recruit a Children & Family Worker to deliver the children and family focused spiritual programmes within both Edinburgh Gorgie and Edinburgh City Corps and local community, in accordance with the Missional Journal, to bring children and families into a living faith in Jesus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the Children and Family activities that are held each week
  • Develop and lead Christian worship in the context of Children and Family ministry through the following programmes, Messy Church, Parent and Toddler Groups, Holiday Clubs, Schools Ministry and special events for the community
  • Create a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Contribute into the planning and review process for the programmes and activities
  • Maintain close links to the community and any relevant external agencies to help identify new ways to deliver mission

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Christianity and is a practising Christian with a willingness and ability to bring ministry to the community
  • Experience of organising community activities for a range of different programme participants
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage your own workload to meet objectives
  • Good communication skills and are able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, programme participants and external stakeholders.

There is a genuine Occupational Requirement for a Christian.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Fundraising Assistant (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,293
  • Glasgow, G33 6HZ or Edinburgh, EH20 9LZ
  • Closing 20th October 2021

As a Fundraising Assistant (Scotland and Northern Ireland), you will play an integral part in supporting the Trusts team and work alongside the wider Philanthropy team (Major Donor and Corporate Partnerships). You will be primarily supporting the Senior Trust Fundraiser for Scotland and Northern Ireland processing income, researching new funding opportunities and managing low level funders that support The Salvation Army's programme of work.

Across Scotland and Northern Ireland The Salvation Army is delivering a diverse range of services and activities in response to the many and varied needs of our communities. If you have a passion for ensuring people receive the help they need at the time in their lives when they need it the most this could be the job for you.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for ensuring that all trust fundraising income is processed accurately and that funders are thanked appropriately and in a timely manner. You will provide administrative support across the team and work collaboratively with other internal teams and departments to ensure the smooth and effective running of the team. You will also be responsible for researching funding opportunities and securing income from a portfolio of donors, contributing towards the team's annual income target.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Concierge

  • Full time
  • £20,071 – £20,779
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th November 2021

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of those that we support? We are looking for a highly motivated Welcome Worker (Concierge) to join our busy service and assist homeless individuals with achieving better lives.

The Pleasance Lifehouse is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support to its service users.

You will offer front of house services to clients, which may include ensuring they are signed in or out or dealing with queries in a professional manner, referring them to support staff where required. You will accurately record messages, conduct follow up telephone calls, update log books, handover and H&S records. Where required, you will work with clients to resolve conflict using de-escalation skills where appropriate. In addition, you will be required to carry out some administration, cleaning and laundry duties.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.
  • Able to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Disclosure

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Community Mission Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,097
  • Dundee
  • Closing 8th December 2021

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best-known faith-based organisations is looking for a Community Mission Development Worker to join the team at our Dundee Corps (Church).

In this role you will initiate, develop and manage the day to day running of community-based programmes and support the mission objectives for the Corps (Church).

Key Responsibilities:

As Community Mission Development Worker, you will meet the needs of the local community and provide ongoing pastoral and spiritual support, and identify community needs and develop relevant programmes, whilst overseeing the day to day operation of the centre’s activities.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Christianity and is a practising Christian with a willingness and ability to bring ministry to the community
  • A proven commitment to meeting the needs of the local community and experience of working with vulnerable people
  • Practical knowledge of Health and Safety and Safeguarding
  • Experience of managing finance and admin systems and intermediate IT skills
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to communicate and engage with all parts of the community

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

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Children and Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,570
  • North Scotland
  • Closing 30th January 2022

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The Salvation Army in North Scotland is seeking to rebuild and extend its children and youth programme. This position enables us to focus on the delivery of front-line mission among children and youth in the most effective and efficient way by the development of teams and programme.

In cooperation and with the support of the divisional team and corps (Church) leaders, and in accordance with procedures and policies established at Divisional level; the ideal candidate will assist corps leaders in the development and implementation of corps programme targeted at children and youth.

The successful candidate will have:

  • knowledge of, and experience in children’s and youth work, a relevant professional qualification or be willing to work towards such
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work within budgets
  • Experience in coordinating activities, schedules and logistics,
  • a working knowledge of relevant digital and social media.
  • They will need to be self-reliant and have the ability and willingness to travel extensively, with overnight stays being common. There will be access to a fleet car for this role.

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme, access to a fleet car

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Gardener/Tutor

  • Part time
  • £22,505 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Do you have a passion for nurturing plants and people? We have a new project in the grounds of Ashbrook, a Victorian villa in North Edinburgh. There are formal gardens and lawns to be reinstated, an area of wild woodland and vegetable and fruit gardens to be established.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring all we do has a positive impact on our environment. Crops grown in the garden will be used in the neighbouring Ashbrook Café and Eagle Lodge Care Home and eventually for sale to the local community.

The gardens will be a place of nurture and education for people from Salvation Army projects supporting people out of homelessness and addiction and other community group members who will benefit from therapeutic gardening. The successful candidate will support some participants to gain an entry level SVQ in horticulture and offer guidance to those who just wish to enjoy gardening.

We want to create an environment where people of every generation can work alongside each other, learning each other’s life experiences and supporting each other.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of gardening either professionally or as an enthusiastic amateur
  • Knowledge of using power tools in a garden setting
  • A patient manner, able to deal with people who may occasionally appear chaotic
  • Training or teaching experience
  • Ability to manage the physical demands incumbent with the role.

Benefits:25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and Disclosure Scotland Check.

Please note that we do not consider CVs.

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Children and Youth Specialist

  • Full time
  • £27,345
  • East Scotland
  • Closing 29th May 2022

We are passionate about engaging, equipping and inspiring young people to become followers of Jesus who, through their discipleship transform their culture, standing for social change and justice.

We are looking to recruit a Children and Youth Specialist – a committed and practising Christian with a passion to develop and deliver Children and Youth ministry provision in Salvation Army contexts across East Scotland. We seek to equip and inspire young people to become passionate followers of Jesus. We take our inspiration from the first disciples to follow Jesus, and those who have come along since. We hear Jesus’ simple call to ‘follow’ and seek to equip young people across the division to understand and contextualise this call for themselves. We hold this calling alongside the distinctives of The Salvation Army. Central to our faith formation must be a focus on holiness and action: in all we do, we will point young people towards holiness, and send them out to be transformative agents, as disciples of Jesus in our tradition of social change and justice.

As the successful candidate you will provide practical knowledge and expertise in the development and delivery of youth and children's ministry provision – with specific responsibility to equip, enable and empower local corps and centres to raise leaders and young people who are disciples of Jesus in our tradition of social change and justice.

To be successful you have:

  • A degree with relevant youth work qualification and/or excellent knowledge and experience in the discipleship of young people, leadership and mission amongst young people and their leaders
  • Experience of mentoring & supporting young people & youth leaders
  • The ability to think and reflect theologically around mission and discipleship with experience of working with young people to develop their faith.
  • Experience of Salvation Army/Church programmes
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings & weekends, with occasional residential work
  • Full driving licence.

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and be in good standing in their corps / church and with a broad knowledge of the Salvation Army.

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Fundraising Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,730
  • Agile/Glasgow Based
  • Closing 19th June 2022

We are looking for a brilliant individual to join The Salvation Army, a fantastic top 10 UK charity, as a Philanthropy Fundraising Assistant where you could soon be playing a vital role at the heart of our passionate and ambitious Major Donor and Corporate teams. This is an ideal role to develop your career in high-value fundraising.

The Salvation Army is one of the UK’s most inspiring and best-known charities, fighting injustice and social inequality. As part of an innovative, collaborative team you will help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights – building on our key thematic focus areas of Homelessness, Debt Advice, Employment Plus, ModernSlavery and anti-human trafficking, and supporting local Corps in the community.

This role is crucial in ensuring the effective and efficient running of primarily the Major Gifts Fundraising Unit. You will support our mailings programme and will work collaboratively with others to ensure income is processed and donors are stewarded well. You will have excellent people and relationship building skills to manage some donors.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt your communication skills to your audience.
  • Demonstrable ability to plan, organise and prioritise your tasks to effectively meet your objectives to the expected quality standards and time scales with minimal supervision, and willing to take the initiative when required.
  • An aptitude for fundraising – and the desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need through the work of The Salvation Army.

Working Hours: Minimum of 35 hours per week

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,878
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th June 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic Support Worker to join our team.

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay or visit with support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

• You will work to develop trusting, trauma informed relationships with clients, other services and professionals.

• Provide practical and individual support to clients.

• The role involves hosting psychosocial support groups as well as other programme events that are deemed helpful to the client.

As Support Worker will be able to demonstrate:

• Good knowledge of substance use, including expertise in harm reduction approaches as well as openness to work within all models of care.

• Genuine compassion for people in need.

• Ability to build positive working relationships with clients who experience multiple complex needs whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.

• Ability to work within appropriate legislation, including data protection.

• Willingness to work towards the qualification required for SSSC Registration.

We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Maintenance Person

  • Full time
  • £22,131
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th June 2022

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Maintenance Person to join our team.

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay or visit with support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

As someone committed to providing a high-quality environment for our clients, as Maintenance Person you will be responsible for general day to day repairs, decorating, health and safety checks & dealing with contractors.

As a Maintenance Person you will be able to demonstrate:

• Ability to work as part of a staff team to ensure any health and safety issues are addressed by on site staff

• Awareness of Health and Safety Regulations

• Respecting Confidentiality in line with policy

• Keeping all appropriate paperwork evidencing tasks completed to support the services provided at the Lifehouse, Resettlement Flats and Wellbeing Centre

• Experience and competence in general property maintenance

• Experience in basic DIY works to facilitate the upkeep of the building

• Good time keeping and smart appearance

• Undertake any training as deemed necessary

• A can do and non- judgemental attitude.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,928
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th June 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individual, to take on an exciting opportunity in the role of Assistant Support Worker.

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay and access support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

• Assist with the delivery of support to homeless clients with complex needs.

• Work with clients as part of person-centred support planning which includes aiding access a range of meaningful activities.

• Work with clients as part of the Support Team assisting to ensure the needs and actions within person centred plans are addressed in a professional manner.

As Assistant Support Worker will be able to demonstrate:

• Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.

• Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.

• The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.

• Ability to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

• Willingness to work towards registration qualification for SSSC Registration.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,444
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2022

Are you someone who is caring, compassionate, has integrity and respect for others and is passionate about Harm Reduction? Would you like to be part of rebuilding lives? We are looking for someone to join us as Programme Manager and lead the team and coordinate the service provision at our Niddry Street Wellbeing Centre in Edinburgh. We provide care and support at our drop-in centre to people who are impacted by homelessness, substance use, trauma, isolation, exclusion, or health difficulties.

Key Responsibilities:

You will ensure the smooth day to day running of the activities and services provided at Niddry Street. You will work in partnership with other aspects of The Salvation Army as well as statutory and voluntary sector services for housing, health, finance, and substance use (including needle exchange and naloxone training and distribution) to support growth and change for those who come to us for help.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience of leading and managing staff including recruitment, development, and performance management.
  • Significant experience of working with adults in a supportive setting.
  • SVQ Level 4 or equivalent professional qualification in a related field or the willingness to work towards this.
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to homelessness, employment, health and safety, and safeguarding.
  • Experience in designing and implementing Harm Reduction programmes.
  • Ability to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army with regard to delivering services to vulnerable people without discrimination.
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Community Mission Facilitator

  • Part time
  • Circa £24,000 pro-rata
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Closing 28th June 2022

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best-known faith-based organisations is looking for a Community Mission Facilitator to join the team at our Cowdenbeath Corps (Church).

In this role you will assist the Corps in the effective running of spiritual programmes and community outreach with the local community. As Community Mission Facilitator you will deliver the Corps spiritual and community programmes, actively encouraging and engaging the community to attend. This involves providing practical and pastoral guidance, signposting support available and linking the projects with the existing Corps Mission.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

• A commitment to Christianity and is a practising Christian with a willingness and ability to bring ministry to the community

• An empathy and understanding of people’s needs

• Knowledge of Health and Safety and Safeguarding

• A good level of English – both spoken and written – and an acceptable standard of competency in numeracy.

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time roles); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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Children and Family Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Livingston and Fauldhouse Corps, Scotland
  • Closing 29th June 2022

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We are looking to recruit a Children and Family Worker to deliver the Parent and Toddler sessions at Livingston and Fauldhouse Corps, develop and lead on Schools Ministry within Livingston, and carry out the administrative tasks associated with Children’s and Family Work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the Parent and Toddler sessions that are held each week
  • Develop and lead Christian worship in the context of Children and Family ministry through Parent and Toddler Groups and Schools Ministry
  • Lead on the safe recruitment of volunteers
  • Create a welcoming and supportive environment

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Christianity and is a practising Christian with a willingness and ability to bring ministry to the community
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage your own workload to meet objectives
  • Good communication skills and are able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, programme participants and external stakeholders.

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be a committed and practising Christian and will be in sympathy with the doctrines of, and supportive of, the purposes and the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army.

Working Hours: 16 hours per week; 6 hours Tuesday AM at Fauldhouse and 10 hours per week at Livingston

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Café Supervisor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2022

Do you have a passion for making people feel welcome and a gift for hospitality?

Join us as a Café Supervisor at our new project at Ashbrook, a Victorian villa in North Edinburgh, which includes a dementia friendly café and conference and training rooms available for hire. There are also formal gardens and woodland which will be used for a therapeutic recovery garden.

Ashbrook is directly adjacent to the Salvation Army’s Eagle Lodge Home for Older People and some of our café customers are residents of the Lodge and their families. We are marketing the café to the wider community and to organisations in the city who support people and families experiencing dementia.

Ashbrook Café is a light and airy space offering a friendly and accessible space, serving light lunches and home baking. Everyone is welcome, especially those whose lives are touched by dementia. We want to create an environment where people of every generation can come together, learning each other’s life experiences, and enjoying each other’s company.

You will/may be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of running a catering outlet or hospitality service
  • Knowledge of health and hygiene legislation (training also given)
  • A patient manner, able to support people who may appear confused or have difficulty communicating to enjoy the café (training given)
  • Experience of working with volunteers in a catering setting
  • Ability to present food in an attractive and enticing manner
  • Ability to manage a till and contactless card payment system (training given)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme

Appointment subject to Satisfactory References, proof of right to work in the UK and Disclosure Scotland/ PVG Scheme Membership Check.

As a disability confident scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Please note that we do not consider CVs.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,879
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay or visit with support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

• You will work to develop trusting, trauma informed relationships with clients, other services and professionals

• Provide practical and individual support to clients

• The role involves hosting psychosocial support groups as well as other programme events that are deemed helpful to the client.

As a Support Worker you will be able to demonstrate:

• Good knowledge of substance use, including expertise in harm reduction approaches as well as openness to work within all models of care

• A highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic approach

• Genuine compassion for people in need

• Ability to build positive working relationships with clients who experience multiple complex needs whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries

• Ability to work within appropriate legislation, including data protection

• We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience

• Willingness to work towards the qualification required for SSSC Registration.

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Area Community Programme Coordinator (Food Provision)

  • Full time
  • £24,501
  • Fife
  • Closing 6th September 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Community Programme Coordinator (Food Provision) to join our dedicated teams working across The Salvation Army Churches (Corps) within Fife; Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Buckhaven, Lochgelly, Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline.

This is a brand-new role, and the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the running and development of a community food programme which is grounded in the Christian values and ethos of The Salvation Army. You will meet the food and eating needs of the communities showing care and compassion and signposting where necessary.

Duties will also include recruiting and managing a team of volunteers, ensuring that the programme is adequately resourced and managed within agreed budgets. The ability to be creative and think wholistically is essential.

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • customer service,
  • food handling, preparation and cooking,
  • an understanding of nutrition,
  • experience of cooking on a budget
  • a willingness to work within and be an enthusiastic advocate of our Christian ethos and values in all things.

The ability to drive and access to a car is essential as the role requires the successful candidate to travel across the Fife area.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme; current hybrid working with minimum of one day working from the office.

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Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,008
  • Hybrid – Scotland/Wales and Home Working
  • Closing 18th October 2022

We are looking to recruit to a new post of Public Affairs Officer to lead and enhance our work in Holyrood and Cardiff Bay. You will be collaborating with colleagues across the team and the wider Salvation Army to advance our public affairs activities, particularly our work around homelessness and addictions.

You will have excellent communication skills and a passion for tackling social justice issues; experience of working in a parliamentary setting and a knowledge of Scottish or Welsh parliamentary procedure and how they can be used to further campaigns.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative and innovative team and make a tangible difference to the lives of others.

Location: There is no set location for this role. This role will involve some travel across the UK with overnight stays.

For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has worked to see lives transformed and has fought the social inequalities affecting the most vulnerable in our communities. Today, through our network of frontline services and social programmes, we continue to support the most marginalised in society.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2022

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay or visit with support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will work to develop trusting, trauma informed relationships with clients, other services and professionals.
  • Provide practical and individual support to clients.
  • The role involves hosting psychosocial support groups as well as other programme events that are deemed helpful to the client.

As the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good knowledge of substance use, including expertise in harm reduction approaches as well as openness to work within all models of care
  • A highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic approach;
  • Genuine compassion for people in need;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with clients who experience multiple complex needs whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
  • Ability to work within appropriate legislation, including data protection.
  • We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience.
  • Willingness to work towards the qualification required for SSSC Registration.
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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2022

The Salvation Army in Edinburgh provides support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to engage with support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will work to develop trusting, trauma informed relationships with clients, other services and professionals.
  • Provide practical and individual support to clients.
  • The role involves hosting psychosocial support groups as well as other programme events that are deemed helpful to the client.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good knowledge of substance use, including expertise in harm reduction approaches as well as openness to work within all models of care
  • A highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic approach;
  • Genuine compassion for people in need;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with clients who experience multiple complex needs whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
  • Ability to work within appropriate legislation, including data protection.
  • We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience.
  • Willingness to work towards the qualification required for SSSC Registration.
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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,538
  • Perth
  • Closing 7th November 2022

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations, The Salvation Army, is looking for a compassionate Service Manager who wants to make a difference, to join our established team in Skinnergate Lifehouse in Perth.

Key Responsibilities:

Skinnergate Lifehouse in Perth supports people to achieve their life goals, work towards longer term independent living, and change the face of homelessness. And right now, they are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting people to make positive changes in their lives to join them.

Fundamental to the Salvation Army’s desire to support vulnerable people, the role of Service Manager involves taking overall responsibility for managing and championing a high quality, client-focused and cost-effective support service. Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for the overall development and continuous improvement of the service, promoting and championing client involvement and ensuring full compliance with all relevant regulatory frameworks, legislation and TSA policies and procedures.

We’ll also rely on you to see that the finances of the service remain within budget and that the service delivers the required key performance indicators and contractual obligations within the framework of the Homelessness Services Strategic Mission Plan. And, when it comes to developing effective working relationships with relevant external agencies, again, we’ll count on you.

The successful candidate will need:

• In-depth knowledge of services for vulnerable clients in a competitive climate and experience of successfully managing and delivering a similar support service

• Strong knowledge of issues relating to homelessness, including current legislation, government policy, the state benefits framework and any relevant client support pathways

• Willingness to work within TSA’s Christian ethos and key values

• A track record of successfully leading and managing a team to deliver objectives, plus proven experience of successfully developing business plans, budget management and the continuous development of operational procedures and processes

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, plus the ability to develop strong and collaborative working relationships with clients, colleagues and external partners

• Excellent organisational and time management, strong attention to detail, the ability to prioritise work and respond to tight deadlines plus a willingness to work unsociable hours, including weekends, and on call duty when required

• Qualifications as required by SSSC and/or willingness to work towards these qualifications, plus proficiency using Microsoft Office and the ability to interrogate data from spreadsheets and databases.

This role has an occupational requirement that the successful applicant must be a committed and practising Christian.

Benefits: A fantastic benefit package includes 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme, coupled with the opportunity to access high quality training and opportunities for personal development.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Check

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