Aberdeen Cyrenians
Aberdeen Cyrenians

Charity registered in Scotland SC014849

First started by Aberdeen University students as a soup kitchen, Aberdeen Cyrenians now put the needs of North East Scotland's most vulnerable and socially excluded people first — leading at the frontline of service, care and influence for 50+ years. Aberdeen Cyrenians work continuously to shift perceptions and change the outlook on homelessness and vulnerability in society — the reality often differs drastically from the 'labels' that people use when thinking of those who need support. Not accepting the current perception of homelessness is something that underpins Aberdeen Cyrenians' work. Our approach puts the reality of these situations front and centre. This reality reminds us that anyone can find themselves in difficulty, and Aberdeen Cyrenians exist to support anyone and everyone — whether they're living on the street, at high financial risk, in an abusive living situation, struggling with mental health issues, struggling with substance addiction or involved in the justice system. Our core values support a mission that prioritises close assistance, unique care and standing steadfastly by people in the midst of their most vulnerable moments. It's the passion and integrity of Aberdeen Cyrenians that makes us a formidable force against homelessness, abuse, violence and social exclusion — we make a lifechanging difference when working alongside the people who need their support the most.

Current vacancies

Fundraising Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £19,465 – £21,805
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 25th May 2022

To support all functions of the fundraising team strategy, contributing to events, campaigns, donor relations, legacies, and other activities to generate fundraising income; offering an excellent supporter experience, and maximising retention.

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Marketing & Communications Co-Ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,272 – £30,315
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 24th May 2022

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing the organisation with professional Marketing and Communications support. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of Marketing and Communications projects, the incumbent will work with the Management and Leadership teams to ensure that appropriate brand awareness exists and that the organisation maximises the utilisation of both its brand and reputation in the fulfilment of its charitable purpose.

Working with the Corporate Services Team, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will lead on all related activity and will provide appropriate advice and support to the Leadership Team to ensure that our brand is effectively managed and that we maximise the opportunities that are available to us.

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Top job! Fundraising and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,079 – £40,891
  • Bridge of Don, Aberdeen (flexible working available)
  • Closing 4th June 2021

Are you an amazing Fundraising/Communications professional looking for your next move? Why not join an organisation who support vulnerable people who are homeless or who have multiple, complex needs, and make a real difference to our work.

Company Description

At Aberdeen Cyrenians, we support people to make positive change. We have spent over 50 years providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people and those in crisis.

Starting life as a soup kitchen organised by Aberdeen University students, we have grown to support and assistance to rough sleepers, those needing to flee unsafe home environments, couch surfers with no permanent address, people who find it difficult to maintain their tenancy due to mental health or addiction issues, ex-prisoners with nowhere to go, those in a time of crisis that find themselves vulnerable and at risk of losing their home and those that want to remain independent and need support to stay within their home.

Now in 2021, the organisation is known as a pioneer in homelessness, complex care and support needs services and mental health support. From opening the first ‘wet’ hostel, allowing residents to drink safely while engaging with services to tackle underlying need, a model now used globally, and opening the first women’s hostel in Aberdeen; to leading on the new pathfinder project, implementing the Scottish Government’s Housing First policy recognising that to assist those with multiple and complex needs, the first step is a secure and ongoing tenancy that can be retained, whilst also providing wrap around support. Organisational growth and innovation continues, this year winning commissioned services as a key partner of an innovative third sector led consortium for Care at Home.

Our philosophy is built on the Cyrenian Movement; organisations that reach out a helping hand to those that stumble in life, helping them to get back on their feet. While we are a secular organisation, we are named after Simon of Cyrene famed for helping Jesus as he stumbled carrying his cross. We support people of all faiths, and those of none.

As a local independent charity and social care services provider, we work in partnership with a wide range of local organisations and collaborate with other similar organisations in a national forum.

Our Ethos

  • Our services are person-centred, flexible, inclusive, compassionate and friendly
  • We help people live fulfilling lives working towards goals that matter to them
  • We work alongside people to reduce and overcome barriers that they face
  • We empower people by building skills and resilience
  • We know life is complicated and offer support that encompasses multiple needs·
  • We are specialists in providing care and support.

About Corporate Services

The Corporate Services Team provide the back office support that keeps Aberdeen Cyrenians running; we pay the bills, provide people and HR support, manage facilities, undertake maintenance, bid for and win new work, ensure we are legally compliant and raise the funds that keep the organisation running.

We are a mixed team of professionals with one thing in common – we believe in the work that Aberdeen Cyrenians does and that our efforts help to enable our front line teams to do what they do, supporting vulnerable people when they need it most.

Due to relocation, we now have an amazing opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to join our small, friendly team and take the lead our fundraising and communications.

Job Purpose

To lead on and implement a dynamic and proactive fundraising strategy to maximise income generation from all income streams including corporates, events, trusts and foundations, individuals, major donors, legacies and the community for both restricted and unrestricted funds.

To lead on and manage all aspects of our communications and brand/identity, including the development and delivery of a communications plan aligned to our activities and campaigns.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 30th September 2021

The Role

Would you like to use your skills and experience to make a difference to a local charity who support the most vulnerable in our community? Aberdeen Cyrenians is looking to recruit new Board Members to oversee the strategic development of the charity as we move into our next phase.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have professional experience in Finance, Marketing/Communications/Fundraising, Social Care and those with lived experience.

Our Board Members are both trustees of the charity and directors of the company limited by guarantee, so it’s essential that you are able to meet the requirements of those roles by:

· Being at least 18 years old

· Not previously having been removed as a trustee, or as a charity officer, agent or employee by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (“OSCR”) or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement

· Able to hold the position of Company Director and not having previously been disqualified

· Being of good financial standing and having no issues that would prevent appointment as a Company Director, such as undischarged bankruptcy or removal by Companies House

· Able to provide us with two references and to satisfactorily complete an enhanced Protecting Vulnerable Groups (“PVG”) check with Disclosure Scotland

· Share and work with our values.

You can find out more about the role of Trustee here:

oscr.org.uk/managing-a-charity/trustee-duties

Time Commitment

Our Board meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 4.30pm. The meeting lasts approximately two hours. A level of flexibility is required however, as given the nature of our work, there is at times urgent business that requires to be dealt with between Board Meetings which makes additional meetings necessary.

In addition, our Board operates two sub-committees: Finance & Investment and Regulatory & Compliance. There may be a requirement for new Board Members to join one of these groups, who meet on average once a quarter.

All new Board Members are required to complete our Board Induction within three months of appointment. This includes visiting all of our projects/services (some of which are open office hours Monday to Friday).

About Us

First started by Aberdeen University students as a soup kitchen, Aberdeen Cyrenians now put the needs of North East Scotland's most vulnerable and socially excluded people first — leading at the frontline of service, care and influence for 50+ years. Aberdeen Cyrenians work continuously to shift perceptions and change the outlook on homelessness and vulnerability in society — the reality often differs drastically from the 'labels' that people use when thinking of those who need support. Not accepting the current perception of homelessness is something that underpins Aberdeen Cyrenians' work. Our approach puts the reality of these situations front and centre. This reality reminds us that anyone can find themselves in difficulty, and Aberdeen Cyrenians exist to support anyone and everyone — whether they're living on the street, at high financial risk, in an abusive living situation, struggling with mental health issues, struggling with substance addiction or involved in the justice system. Our core values support a mission that prioritises close assistance, unique care and standing steadfastly by people in the midst of their most vulnerable moments. It's the passion and integrity of Aberdeen Cyrenians that makes us a formidable force against homelessness, abuse, violence and social exclusion — we make a lifechanging difference when working alongside the people who need their support the most.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • up to £80,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 13th October 2021

Aberdeen Cyrenians are thrilled to present an opportunity to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a vibrant and dynamic charity that has been providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people in Aberdeen for over 50 years, winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021.

At Aberdeen Cyrenians, we support people to make positive change. Today the organisation is known as a pioneer in homelessness, complex care and support needs services. We are proud to lead by example by empowering people to build their skills and resilience and support everyone with multiple and complex needs.

Our philosophy is built on the Cyrenian Movement; organisations that reach out a helping hand to those that stumble in life, helping them to get back on their feet.

Our Ethos

• Our services are person-centred, flexible, inclusive, compassionate and friendly

• We help people live fulfilling lives working towards goals that matter to them

• We work alongside people to reduce and overcome barriers that they face·

• We empower people by building skills and resilience

• We know life is complicated and offer support that encompasses multiple needs·

• We are specialists in providing care and support.

With the ever-changing landscape of social care service provision, we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader who can spot emerging trends and opportunities. The successful candidate will lead organisational evolution and innovation, adapting quickly to drive future success.

You should understand our work and commitment to vulnerable people and working at a senior level managing diverse teams and have experience of practical internal business leadership. You should have strong networking links with our key stakeholders including local authorities, businesses, funders and government.

If you have a genuine passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives and want the opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing reputable charity in Aberdeen, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Fundraising Manager (Corporate Services)

  • Full time
  • £33,083 – £34,773
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th February 2022

To lead on and implement a dynamic and proactive fundraising strategy to maximise income generation from all income streams including corporates, events, trusts and foundations, individuals, major donors, legacies and the community for both restricted and unrestricted funds.

Job Activities

Fundraising

  • To work with the Head of Corporate and Business Services in developing and implementing the fundraising strategy which aligns with Aberdeen Cyrenians’ overall organisational strategy, aim, vision and values.
  • To deliver a multi-stream fundraising strategy to build unrestricted as well as restricted income.
  • To keep up-to-date on best practice within the charity sector generally and particularly changes to fundraising regulation, legislation and codes of practice and ensure best practice is adhered to.
  • To manage, monitor and evaluate the income generation financial budgets and resources.
  • To initiate, build and maintain positive relationships with all supporters, funders, donors and key stakeholders
  • To oversee the research, preparation and submission of fundraising applications, ensuring funding applications are submitted in a timely manner and to report back to funders in accordance with their guidelines.
  • To ensure the accurate recording of donor information and the timely acknowledgement of donations in line with best practice.
  • To report back to funders on grants secured providing monitoring and evaluation against KPIs.
  • To oversee the database, Donorfy, and ensure proper management, segmentation and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Fundraising Database

  • To be responsible for the fundraising database – Donorfy.
  • To produce reports from database as required to help management reporting.
  • To liaise with Corporate Services Team re financial recording.

Communications

  • To support the Marketing and Communications Coordinator as required in relation to any internal and external communications.
  • To assist in marketing and promotional information about our services.
  • To assist in developing and maintaining relationships with the media.
  • To give talks / presentation on behalf of Aberdeen Cyrenians.
  • To deal with a range of calls and enquiries from the public who are interested in the work of Aberdeen Cyrenians.

Management Responsibilities

  • To support the Head of Corporate and Business Services in creating and delivering an organisational fundraising strategy.
  • To act as an Ambassador for the charity at all times.
  • To build and maintain good relations with Aberdeen Cyrenians staff, partners, stakeholders and involve them as appropriate in fundraising.
  • To attend and contribute to Board and staff meetings as required.
  • To lead, manage and develop the Fundraising Team.
  • To support and manage the Fundraising Admin and Volunteer Coordinators.
  • To provide fundraising reports as required by the CEO, Head of Corporate and Business Services and the Board.

General Terms of Reference

In carrying out the above activities, the Fundraising Manager will:

  • Maximise their own performance and contribution;
  • Comply with internal and external regulations, procedures and other requirements pertaining to the work;
  • Maintain the good reputation of the organisation;
  • Represent Aberdeen Cyrenians;
  • Keep abreast of developments and legislation relevant to the area of work;
  • Seek to improve his/her knowledge and skills by both formal and informal means;
  • Arrange for essential activities to be carried out in his/her absence; and
  • Carry out other relevant work commensurate with the post as required by the Head of Corporate and Business Services.

Basis and Values and Equal opportunities

  • To respect and work according to the mission, aims and values in all aspects of the job, and be responsible for the demonstration of these in the course of daily work.
  • To respect and work according to the Equality and Diversity Policy and ensure its promotion in the course of daily work.

Requirements

Essentials

  • A sound knowledge of fundraising and the current fundraising environment.
  • Experience in managing others.
  • A record of achieving successful outcomes.
  • Experience of organising workloads and of planning to meet deadlines.
  • General administrative experience including handling correspondence, filing, maintaining records and developing systems.
  • An understanding of the current fundraising environment and issues and in particular issues surrounding fundraising for social injustices.
  • The ability to work creatively and design and produce effective presentations.
  • The ability to appropriately use own initiative and maximise contributions to the team.
  • The ability to manage a team of people with varying goals and objectives.
  • The ability to communicate with a wide range of people in different settings.
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely, using appropriate language.
  • Proficient in using word, excel and database computer packages
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Able to work some evenings/weekends
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate, respect and embrace the aims and values of the work Aberdeen Cyrenians carry out.

Desirable

  • Educated to degree level
  • Member of the Institute of Fundraising Managers.
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Top job! Head of Services

  • Full time
  • £60,952 – £66,964
  • Aberdeen - Hybrid working
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Following a recent restructure of our leadership team, Aberdeen Cyrenians currently has an amazing opportunity for an experienced social work professional to join the organisation as our new Head of Services.

Reporting directly to our Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of all of services, ensuring that they are aligned to our strategic objectives, that we operate within the parameters of our registrations, that we keep people safe, and, most importantly, that we continue to support the most vulnerable people in North East Scotland.

About You

You will be an experienced social work professional operating at team leader/manager level or above and you will have ideally gained experience in one or more of the practice areas in which we operate.

They are:

  • Alcohol
  • Drug Dependency
  • Homelessness
  • Justice Services
  • Mental Health
  • Multiple Complex Needs
  • Older People
  • Substance Misuse.
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Top job! Head of Corporate & Business Services (Leadership Team)

  • Full time
  • £60,952 – £66,964
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 1st April 2022

About Us

First started by Aberdeen University students as a soup kitchen, Aberdeen Cyrenians now put the needs of North East Scotland's most vulnerable and socially excluded people first — leading at the frontline of service, care and influence for 50+ years.

Aberdeen Cyrenians work continuously to shift perceptions and change the outlook on homelessness and vulnerability in society — the reality often differs drastically from the 'labels' that people use when thinking of those who need support. Not accepting the current perception of homelessness is something that underpins Aberdeen Cyrenians' work. Our approach puts the reality of these situations front and centre.

This reality reminds us that anyone can find themselves in difficulty, and Aberdeen Cyrenians exist to support anyone and everyone — whether they're living on the street, at high financial risk, in an abusive living situation, struggling with mental health issues, struggling with substance addiction or involved in the justice system. Our core values support a mission that prioritises close assistance, unique care and standing steadfastly by people in the midst of their most vulnerable moments.

It's the passion and integrity of Aberdeen Cyrenians that makes us a formidable force against homelessness, abuse, violence and social exclusion — we make a lifechanging difference when working alongside the people who need their support the most.

Join our team and make a real difference every day

Working at Aberdeen Cyrenians, you will be helping vulnerable people, who are often at the margins of society, every single day. You will be helping them to build a positive future, resolve their current issues and move towards positive outcomes.

In addition to competitive rates of pay, we offer both on the job and formal training, support achieving professional qualifications and good career prospects.

You can expect the following working for us:

  • Comprehensive training through our online Learning Management System
  • Opportunity to pursue on the job qualifications and career progression
  • Industry leading systems and technology - we use an amazing apps to support our care at home services and case management systems, which helps us to ensure paperwork is streamlined and as much time as possible is spent with the service user
  • Online timesheets and expenses paid weekly
  • We are a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer - pay is reviewed annually each April
  • Benefits including Bike to Work Scheme and retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance programme offering confidential support 24/7/365
  • Mileage paid at the national rate
  • A warm and friendly team environment where everyone is valued.

One of our core values is that we value diversity and inclusion: exclusion has no place in our workplaces. Please let us know if you need us to make adjustments to allow you to apply for a role or attend an interview with Aberdeen Cyrenians.

If you are care experienced or have lived experience aligned to our area of work, we guarantee you an interview, subject to you meeting the minimum requirements of the role that you are applying for. We are also a Disability Confident employer.

Nothing we achieve would be possible without our employees - that's why we're as committed to their careers and professional development as they are.

You can find out more about us at www.weareac.org.

Position

About the Head of Corporate & Business Services vacancy

Following a recent restructure of our leadership team, Aberdeen Cyrenians currently has an amazing opportunity for an experienced business/finance professional to join the organisation as our new Head of Corporate & Business Services. We are a busy charity and social care services provider operating 10 services from 7 locations across Aberdeen City.

Reporting directly to our Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the effective leadership of the Corporate and Business Services functions within the organisation, who take care of all of the 'back office' work that keeps the organisation running, including Administration, Compliance, Facilities Management, Finance, Fundraising, HR, HSEQ, Legal, Supply Chain and Payroll. You will oversee all governance, statutory and legal duties of the organisation and ensure that we are compliant and operating within the law at all times.

Requirements

About You

You will be an experienced business/finance professional operating at team at a senior level, with a proven track record in a similar role. You will either be a qualified accountant or have a very strong finance/commercial background.

You can find out more about the requirements of the role by downloading the Candidate Information Pack available here.

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