Barnardo's Scotland
Barnardo's Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

At Barnardo's we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need We are proud to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation level Charter Award as a mark of our inclusive practice.

Current vacancies

Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Polmont
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in youth work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma bereavement service.

Vacancies have arisen for part time and full time skilled, experienced Project Workers who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women in our youth work service.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative youth work groups and programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Youth Work colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Outside In delivers youth work services to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account of the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. To plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment. To provide knowledge to prison staff who are undertaking formal Youth Work qualifications.

Candidates will have a professional youth work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent.

Please state on your application if you are interested in part time or full time.

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £36,860
  • Angus and Perth & Kinross (Based in Arbroath)
  • Closing 21st November 2018

Barnardo's north locality has a vacancy for the post of Team Manager with the Perth & Kinross and Angus Services. The Service works across the whole of the Angus and the Perth & Kinross local authority areas.

We are recruiting a Team Manager who has:

  • Knowledge/skills and experience of working with children and families with a range of complex needs and issues including child protection.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of agencies.
  • Experience of supervising staff, volunteers or students.
  • An appropriate Social Work Qualification would be desirable to support the delivery of intensive social work orientated activities.
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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,298
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 8th July 2018

Barnardo's Scotland Policy Team seeks to influence the development of policy and legislation across Scotland to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families.

We are looking for a Policy Officer who can use experiences from our services, external research and a strong understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland to develop policy positions on a range of issues, including in the first instance leading our policy work in relation to children and young people in and leaving care.

Educated to degree level, the ideal candidate will have experience of involving stakeholders in policy development. They will also have excellent communication skills, meaning that they feel equally confident negotiating with decision makers or gathering information within our services. Strong organisational skills will enable them to work independently and as part of a team to manage a range of projects and priorities.

Interviews for this post will take place in Edinburgh on Friday 27 July 2018.

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Assistant Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,835
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th July 2018

Barnardos Family Support Service-Lanarkshire Locality delivers a range of support services to children, young people and younger adults up to the age of 25 years who are impacted by disability and/or life-limiting illness and their families/carers.

This post is primarily to deliver support services to our younger adults although there will be an expectation that the successful candidate will also be able to support our children's services which requires working 5 days over 7.

We are seeking to expand our team and invite applications from highly motivated, creative individuals with some experience of direct work in disability services. We welcome applications from both male and female applicants and particularly from individuals who can provide commitment to our young people and families as well as a level of flexibility in relation to availability/hours as we provide support services to, for example:

school age young people (early mornings, evenings and weekends) and

younger adults who require support Monday- Friday (9am-5pm).

This is an opportunity to provide outcomes-focused activities for our young people to develop skills and confidence, give them new, fun experiences, promote their inclusion in their communities and provide respite for carers.

You would join a highly experienced staff team and would be provided with training and support as appropriate to enable you to successfully undertake your role and task.

This post requires a PVG check to be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

Two vacancies have arisen for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 2 who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work and Parenting programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Youth Work colleagues, and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Outside In delivers Youth Work services to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account of the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. To plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment. To provide knowledge to prison staff who are undertaking formal Youth Work qualifications.

Parenting Matters (Scotland) is a parenting programme designed by Barnardo's and co-delivered with SPS Parenting Officers.

The programme works with women and young men within HMP/YOI Polmont who are parents, supporting them to have the best possible relationship with their child and family, both during their time within custody and once liberated.

Candidates will have a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent with a proven track record of working with young people, women and their families.

This post will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,301 – £30,039
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

A vacancy has arisen for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 3, with accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and HCPC registration, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women.

You will have a lead role within our Hear and Now Trauma/Bereavement Service based within HMP/YOI Polmont, and for other developments as required.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1/Group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes - Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Here and Now Link - provides short-term intervention for those on remand, or with limited time until liberation. ‘Link' attends to short term management of identified need with onward referral to community based services.

Here and Now 1 - Offers Psycho-Educational intervention for up to 12 weeks.

Here and Now Plus- Offers a Psychotherapeutic intervention for up to 30 weeks.

In addition the successful Project Worker 3 will provide Clinical supervision to PW 2 colleagues.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body

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Top job! Highland Services Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,358 – £49,059
  • Inverness
  • Closing 28th August 2018

We have a new opportunity for a driven and creative Highland Services Programme Manager for our Highland Services. The role is critical to managing compliance and overseeing performance of the Barnardo's residential and Through Care & After Care services located in the Highlands.

The HSPM will have an overview of both strategic and operational issues and the successful candidate will hold a Social Work (preferable)/Education or equivalent qualification at degree level and already have gained experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families as well as in developing, delivering and managing children's services. They should also evidence an ability to work collaboratively with partner organisations and statutory agencies and report on the outcomes of services. A management qualification would be an advantage.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 1

  • Full time
  • £17,308 – £18,693
  • Nuturing Inverclyde Services
  • Closing 7th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for a Family Support Worker with relevant skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidate would contribute to the delivery of a service in partnership with Education as part of The Scottish Attainment Challenge in Inverclyde

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £36,680
  • Nuturing Inverclyde Services
  • Closing 10th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for a highly experienced and motivated practitioner to lead a team of Family Support Workers in High Schools, develop practice, deliver and report on service contracts and assess/manage risk.

The successful candidate will lead a team of family Support workers in secondary school to deliver a range of services that make a difference for Young people and their families who are experiencing adversity in a number of areas including poverty, family breakdown, isolation and loss and change.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Inverclyde 5 to Thrive
  • Closing 6th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for Family Support Workers with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidates will demonstrate in their application and at interview an ability to deliver a service in partnership with a range of agencies to achieve the targeted outcomes of a Child's Plan.

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This vacancy has now closed

As and When Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Cluaran Project (Falkirk)
  • Closing 26th September 2018

We are seeking to appoint a pool of as and when required Project Worker 2 staff to be part of our Barnardo's Forth Valley Services. You will be a highly motivated and committed practitioner, with the experience, skills and knowledge to support young people and families to achieve the best outcomes.

Barnardo's Forth Valley Services work in partnership with three Local Authorities – Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling and HMYOI Polmont, to deliver a wide range of services and interventions to children, young people and their families. In addition we have a number of primary and secondary school partnerships across Falkirk with the aim of closing the educational attainment gap before and beyond the school gates.

The Services across Forth Valley are located in both Stirling and Falkirk, but cover the geographical area of all three local authorities. Barnardo's offers a wide range of services and interventions to children and families across Forth Valley. Services include:

Providing support to young people and their families to enable them to remain within their own families, schools and communities

supporting young people and their families involved in a range of offending behaviour

supporting young people, women and their families within Polmont HM Young Offenders Institution

supporting young people and their families where there are concerns around substance and/or alcohol use

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to form consistent, positive and appropriate relationships with young people and their families. We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based and solution focussed approach to working with the most vulnerable children and families in Forth Valley. Experience in working with children and families who may have experienced trauma and/or are care experienced is desirable.

You will have a relevant qualification in education, youth work, health, social work or social care and an understanding of children's development in relation to attachment would be desirable.

You will be required to have a driving licence and access to a car and be able to work flexibly including evening and occasional weekend work.

You will have the opportunity to work across different Services in Forth Valley.

This is an ongoing vacancy. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and shortlisting and interviews will be arranged accordingly.

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Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £23,545 pro-rata
  • Freagarrach - Stirling
  • Closing 17th September 2018

Following a successful proposal to Clackmannanshire Council, Barnardos have joined forces with Action for Children to form an innovative partnership to deliver an out of hour's early intervention services to families. The service will operate in the evenings and weekends and offer flexible, personalised interventions and support to families in a range of home and community settings.

The main aim is to deliver a strong community based intervention service which,

  • To increase resilience of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • To reduce the risk factors for vulnerable children, young people and in turn, the need for statutory involvement.
  • Provide positive pro social modelling for children and young people, supporting them to access a range of activities and community supports.
  • Provide support to families by offering time out for children and young people at points of tension
  • To prevent or reduce high cost residential placements
  • To develop ‘best practice' and share learning with the Council

Following a successful proposal to Clackmannanshire Council, Barnardos have joined forces with Action for Children to form an innovative partnership to deliver an out of hour's early intervention services to families. The service will operate in the evenings and weekends and offer flexible, personalised interventions and support to families in a range of home and community settings.

  • The main aim is to deliver a strong community based intervention service which,
  • To increase resilience of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • To reduce the risk factors for vulnerable children, young people and in turn, the need for statutory involvement.
  • Provide positive pro social modelling for children and young people, supporting them to access a range of activities and community supports.
  • Provide support to families by offering time out for children and young people at points of tension
  • To prevent or reduce high cost residential placements
  • To develop ‘best practice' and share learning with the Council
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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Inverclyde 5 to Thrive
  • Closing 26th October 2018

Barnardo's West Locality has vacancies for the post of Project Worker 2 within Nurture Services in Inverclyde.

We are looking for a family support worker with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidate would contribute to the delivery of a service in partnership with education as part of The Scottish Raising Attainment Challenge in Inverclyde

You are required to have a relevant qualification in: education, health, social work/social care.

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Office Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £26,966
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th November 2018

Barnardo's require an experienced Office Manager to provide Maternity Cover within our busy Glasgow Office.

The Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office on a daily basis as well as managing the Glasgow Office administrative team which comprises of three full time members of staff.

The successful individual requires:

  • Experience of leading office based administrative services, including management of office systems
  • Proven experience of IT systems particularly Microsoft Office
  • Experience of liaising with a range of agencies
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of building management

The role is extremely varied and the successful candidate will have excellent people management, organisation and communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and be able to prioritise workloads.

A secondment post will also be considered.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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