Positive Action in Housing
Positive Action in Housing

Charity registered in Scotland SC027577

We are a Scottish based charity (SC027577) with a global reach, working with people, communities and non-profit organisations to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live, work and grow, free from poverty, homelessness or racism.


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Housing and Homelessness Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £24,410 – £27,653 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.

We wish to recruit a Housing & Homelessness Caseworker to join our lively, hardworking and friendly team. You will provide homelessness advice, information and representation for people from BME, refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds to reduce the risk of homelessness, eviction or destitution. Working within a small, dedicated team, you will help our service users develop and track their Personal Housing Plans in order to find safe, affordable housing. You will liaise with Registered Social Landlords to maximise housing opportunities for our clients. You will help newly settled refugees develop Personal Resettlement Plans. You will assist those with Limited Leave to Remain to avoid falling into rent arrears or losing employment related to their immigration status. You will take up housing complaints and assist asylum seekers to access essential crisis support to avoid destitution.

Click here for more details about this post. Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 21 May 2021.

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Training Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,186 – £28,534 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.

We wish to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can hit the ground running and lead and deliver Positive Action in Housing’s equality and diversity training programme across Scotland. The training service is highly dependent on the post holder growing existing and new business. Your central goal will be to design and deliver an exciting financially viable equalities and diversity training programme directed at housing, voluntary and statutory sector professionals and organisations. Your challenge is to make the training service financially viable with significant income generating potential for the future. You will ensure Positive Action in Housing’s equalities and diversity training programme becomes a leader in its field. You will be creating an original and exciting equalities training programme in consultation with Registered Social Landlords, Voluntary organisations and local authorities. You will make learning fun as well as informative. You will work with other trainers as well as deliver training. You will be committed to finding out new learning techniques and developing accredited courses and CPD.

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Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 4 June 2021

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,145 – £25,186 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.

The following vacancy has become available.

Finance Officer

Salary: 21 hours per week (over 4 days) £23,145 – £25,186 pro-rata + 4% Pension

Based in and working from our Glasgow Office

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated person with strong bookkeeping skills. You will assist with the finances of a small, but busy charity based in and working from our offices in the centre of Glasgow. You will enjoy working as part of a small, diverse team to maintain and develop the charity’s finance systems. You will be responsible for undertaking accurate and timely recording of income and expenditure, bank reconciliation, purchase ledger, donor’s database, payment of invoices and reclamation of Gift Aid. You will ensure all income and expenditure is accurately named and documentation filed immediately. You will prepare and post general ledger journals and provide regular reports as requested.

You will have the skills and aptitude to accurately maintain our computer-based finance records. You will have excellent IT skills, and are familiar with spreadsheets, word processing, email and MS Office. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent numeracy skills.

You are honest, hard working, self-motivated and know how to work as part of a team. You have a positive outlook and are able to maintain clear communications with colleagues and take the initiative when required. You know how to plan, manage and prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines and respond flexibly to unforeseen events. An ability to carry out tasks with minimum supervision is essential. You will pay meticulous attention to detail and have the aptitude and skills to learn on the job.

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Admin and Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Office with some hybrid working.
  • Closing 14th March 2022

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated person with good bookkeeping skills and experience and knowledge of accounting principles.

You will assist with the admin and finances of a refugee homelessness charity based in and working from our offices in the centre of Glasgow.

You will enjoy working as part of a diverse team to maintain and develop the charity’s finance systems.

You will be responsible for undertaking accurate and timely recording of income and expenditure, payment of invoices and reclamation of Gift Aid. You will ensure all income and expenditure is accurately named and documentation filed immediately. You will prepare and post general ledger journals and provide regular reports as requested. You will have the skills and aptitude to accurately maintain our computer-based finance records. You will have excellent IT skills and are familiar with spreadsheets, word processing, email and MS Office. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent numeracy skills.

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Project Officer - Money Skills

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Based in our Glasgow Office with some hybrid working
  • Closing 29th April 2022

We wish to recruit a Project Officer to join our busy Money Skills Team where you can truly make a difference to people’s lives while working in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

We are looking for a multilingual Money advisor with proven Welfare Rights knowledge to contribute to the provision of high-quality money advice, advocacy and to run financial skills workshops for our target BME communities. You will work as part of the Money Skills Team which strives for financial inclusion and wider support of people from BME and Refugee communities within Glasgow.

The postholder will ensure referrals are managed and progressed and will work in collaboration with stakeholders to provide clients with budgeting support, energy advice, benefits advice and debt advice. An overall aim of the role will be to maximise income through benefit claims, minimise rent arrears and utility debt and provide financial stability to households assisted. You will have previous experience of giving advice in relation to social security benefits and assisting with claims to benefits. Developing an understanding to each clients’ needs, you will aid them face to face, over the phone or via digital channels using sensitive listening and questioning skills to discover the information. You will assess the appropriate level of service, taking into consideration the resources, complexity and the client’s ability to take the next step themselves, referring and signposting them to services that will meet their needs. You will maintain accurate records of client interactions on case management systems and record outcomes on each case. We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative and accountable with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with clients, families, staff and partner agencies.

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Finance Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated person with strong administrative and finance skills. You will assist with the general book-keeping of a small, but busy charity based in and working from our offices in the centre of Glasgow. Some hybrid working may be required due to Covid so you will require a stable broadband connection at home. This post may suit a recent graduate in a bookkeeping related qualification or someone who is studying for a finance related qualification. Ideally you are looking to learn, develop and grow in the organisation, learn new systems and work in the charity sector.

You will work as part of a small, diverse team to maintain and develop the charity’s admin and finance systems. You will be responsible for undertaking day to day admin duties and carrying out accurate and timely recording of income and expenditure, purchase ledger, payment of invoices and reclamation of Gift Aid. You will ensure all income and expenditure is accurately named and documentation filed immediately. You will prepare and post general ledger journals and provide regular reports as requested.

You will have the skills and aptitude to accurately maintain our computer-based finance records and be prepared to undertake training for new online finance systems that are being developed. You will have excellent interpersonal, literacy, finance, and IT skills, and are familiar with spreadsheets, word processing, email, and MS Office. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent numeracy skills.

You are honest, hard working, self-motivated and know how to work as part of a team, and contribute a positive team vibe. You have a positive outlook and can maintain clear communications with colleagues and take the initiative when required. You can be friendly and approachable and know the boundary between professional and personal relationships at work. You know how to plan, manage, and prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines and respond flexibly to unforeseen events. An ability to carry out tasks with minimum supervision is essential. You will pay meticulous attention to detail and have the aptitude and skills to learn on the job.

We are looking for someone who is positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with partner organisations, service users and our staff and volunteers.

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Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,186 – £28,534
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

The training service is dependent on the post holder growing existing and new training business. There is scope for development for the right person. This post will suit someone who is raring to go, goal oriented and self motivated and enjoys working with others in a positive and team oriented setting. You will ideally enjoy recruiting new trainers to help us deliver diversity and rights training . You will enjoy creating new courses, developing existing courses and finding new courses and trainers to develop the training programme. Your aim will be to make the training department financially viable and therefore you will be developing inhouse, bespoke and online courses too. We have a great team to support you too. Training will be directed at housing, voluntary and statutory sector professionals and organisations. You will ensure Positive Action in Housing’s equalities and diversity training programme becomes a leader in its field. You will be creating an original and exciting equalities training programme in consultation with Registered Social Landlords, Voluntary organisations and local authorities. You will make learning fun as well as informative. You will work with other trainers as well as deliver training. You will be committed to finding out new learning techniques and developing accredited courses and CPD. You will have excellent interpersonal skills. You will have excellent communication skills, administrative skills, be computer literate, highly self-motivated, able to prioritise your work and be a supportive team member.

We are looking for someone who is positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with partner organisations, service users and our staff and volunteers.

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Human Resources (HR) Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,020
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

Positive Action in Housing has recently experienced a period of unprecedented growth. We are looking for a talented HR professional to join our team and ensure the needs of our growing staff are met. This is a unique opportunity for an entry level professional to join a charity working at the frontline to enable refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants to rebuild their lives. You will have experience of administration and have competent digital skills. You will have excellent communication skills allowing you to confidently converse with both staff and managers. You will have the emotional intelligence necessary to understand, process, and address employee issues. You will provide information, advice and guidance to employees and line managers in Positive Action in Housing about all aspects of employment, including interpretation and guidance of HR policies and procedures. You will ensure employees are compliant with HR policies and use disciplinary measures where necessary. You will work with the Director on entry level recruitment and be responsible for the onboarding of new members of staff. You will support the performance review process.

We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with all members of staff.

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This vacancy has now closed

Digital Skills Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,020
  • Based in our Glasgow Office with some hybrid working
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

We are looking for a Digital Skills Officer with proven organisational abilities to work on our Digital Skills and Connectivity Project which aims to connect our digitally excluded beneficiaries to the internet and provide them with the necessary training to benefit from the range of essential services the internet offers.

Working closely with the communities we serve; you will strategically assess how we can best improve the digital literacy of our most vulnerable clients. You will look for fundraising opportunities to provide our clients with devices such as laptops and tablets. You will organise the purchasing and distribution of devices and internet connections. Key to this will be strategically selecting which beneficiaries are in greatest need. Through a combination of small workshops and 1-1 sessions, you will help digitally excluded beneficiaries develop the key skills necessary to benefit from being connected to the internet. You will ensure clients are able to use the internet to know their rights and leverage their existing skills. Developing an understanding of each client’s needs, you will aid them face to face, over the phone, or via digital channels using sensitive listening and questioning skills. You will maintain accurate records of both device distribution and client interaction on case management systems and record outcomes on each case.

You will have excellent digital skills and be a confident communicator. You will be adept at teaching digital skills to vulnerable individuals with little existing knowledge. You will have excellent organisational and literacy skills. We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with clients, families, staff, and partner agencies.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,020
  • Based in our Glasgow Office with some hybrid working
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

The vital work we carry out for asylum seekers, refugees, and new migrants would not be possible without volunteers.

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator with a track record of exemplary organisational skills to join our team. You will coordinate the work our volunteers do across our various projects ensuring they best support project officers. Working with project officers, you will assess organisation and programme needs to determine the number and range of volunteers needed for a specific project. You will be a regular point of contact for our volunteers and ensure we make optimal use of their skillsets. You will administer our ‘Humans’ volunteer network. In crisis situations such as clients being housed in inappropriate accommodation or lacking basic essentials such as food or clothing you will use the Humans of Glasgow Network to coordinate a quick and effective response. You will set up similar ‘Humans of..’ groups in other cities in which we have a presence. You will manage volunteer recruitment. Where required you will interview prospective volunteers ensuring the most appropriate candidate is selected for a given role. You will cultivate a positive and supportive atmosphere by recognising volunteer efforts.

We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with volunteers, staff, clients, and partner agencies.

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Accommodation Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,020
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2022

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality.

We are looking for someone with a track record of exemplary organisational skills to join our Room for Refugees team. You will assist in administering the placement of refugee families who need temporary shelter with our volunteer ‘’hosts’’. You will ensure that a safe and rewarding hosting experience is the priority. You will sensitively match hosts and guest, always keeping safety and resolution in mind. You will support hosts, develop relationships with other organisations in new geographical locations and more while never losing sight of the project’s core purpose of finding people shelter so they can resolve their crisis and move onto independent living. You will assist with host assessments and use our database to organise placements according to our system.

We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with clients, families, staff, and partner agencies.

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This vacancy has now closed

Money Skills Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Based in our Glasgow Office with some hybrid working.
  • Closing 1st July 2022

We wish to recruit a Project Officer to join our busy Money Skills Team where you can truly make a difference to people’s lives while working in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

We are looking for a multilingual Money advisor with proven Welfare Rights knowledge to contribute to the provision of high-quality money advice, advocacy and to run financial skills workshops for our target BME communities. You will work as part of the Money Skills Team which strives for financial inclusion and wider support of people from BME and Refugee communities within Glasgow.

The postholder will ensure referrals are managed and progressed and will work in collaboration with stakeholders to provide clients with budgeting support, energy advice, benefits advice and debt advice. An overall aim of the role will be to maximise income through benefit claims, minimise rent arrears and utility debt and provide financial stability to households assisted. You will have previous experience of giving advice in relation to social security benefits and assisting with claims to benefits. Developing an understanding to each clients’ needs, you will aid them face to face, over the phone or via digital channels using sensitive listening and questioning skills to discover the information. You will assess the appropriate level of service, taking into consideration the resources, complexity and the client’s ability to take the next step themselves, referring and signposting them to services that will meet their needs. You will maintain accurate records of client interactions on case management systems and record outcomes on each case. We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative and accountable with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with clients, families, staff and partner agencies.

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This vacancy has now closed

Human Resources (HR) Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Based in our Glasgow Office
  • Closing 24th June 2022

Positive Action in Housing has recently experienced a period of unprecedented growth. We are looking for a talented HR professional to join our team and ensure the needs of our growing staff are met. This is a unique opportunity for an entry level professional to join a charity working at the frontline to enable refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants to rebuild their lives. You will have experience of administration and have competent digital skills. You will have excellent communication skills allowing you to confidently converse with both staff and managers. You will have the emotional intelligence necessary to understand, process, and address employee issues. You will provide information, advice and guidance to employees and line managers in Positive Action in Housing about all aspects of employment, including interpretation and guidance of HR policies and procedures. You will ensure employees are compliant with HR policies and use disciplinary measures where necessary. You will work with the Director on entry level recruitment and be responsible for the onboarding of new members of staff. You will support the performance review process.

We are looking for someone who is warm, positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with all members of staff.

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This vacancy has now closed

Admin/Finance Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000
  • Based in our Glasgow Office
  • Closing 24th June 2022

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated person with strong administrative and finance skills. You will assist with the general book-keeping of a small, but busy charity based in our offices in the centre of Glasgow. Some hybrid working may be required so you will require to have a stable broadband connection at home. This post may suit a recent graduate in a bookkeeping related qualification or someone who is studying for a finance related qualification. Ideally you are looking to learn, develop and grow in the organisation, learn new systems and work in the charity sector.

You will work as part of a small, diverse team to maintain and develop the charity’s admin and finance systems. You will be responsible for undertaking day to day admin duties and carrying out accurate and timely recording of income and expenditure, purchase ledger, payment of invoices and reclamation of Gift Aid. You will ensure all income and expenditure is accurately named and documentation filed immediately. You will prepare and post general ledger journals and provide regular reports as requested.

You will have the skills and aptitude to accurately maintain our computer-based finance records and be prepared to undertake training for new online finance systems that are being developed. You will have excellent interpersonal, literacy, finance, and IT skills, and are familiar with spreadsheets, word processing, email, and MS Office. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent numeracy skills.

You are honest, hard working, self-motivated and know how to work as part of a team, and contribute a positive team vibe. You have a positive outlook and can maintain clear communications with colleagues and take the initiative when required. You can be friendly and approachable and know the boundary between professional and personal relationships at work. You know how to plan, manage, and prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines and respond flexibly to unforeseen events. An ability to carry out tasks with minimum supervision is essential. You will pay meticulous attention to detail and have the aptitude and skills to learn on the job.

We are looking for someone who is positive, creative, and accountable with the ability to build positive relationships with partner organisations, service users and our staff and volunteers.

CVs are accepted, but you must complete the Job Application Form in all cases. Successful candidates will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosures.

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