Charity registered in Scotland SC003706
We are recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic project worker to join our Youth Team at Space & Broomhouse Hub as part of our Youth Befriending service.
Summary of Post
· Be part of a team who coordinate a volunteer befriending service, supporting children and young people, aged 5-16 years, in South West Edinburgh, who are affected by parental drug or alcohol use
· Work with the Service Manager and the youth befriending team to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders
· Manage referrals and undertake assessments in partnership with children and young people, families, referrers and other relevant individuals
· Develop and organise group activities programme in partnership
· Work as part of the wider team to ensure services are delivered effectively; and to work in partnership with children and families, relevant professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the service remit is carried out with regard to statutory commitments and best practice
PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme
Space are seeking to recruit 2 suitably experienced and skilled Project Workers to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh.
We are recruiting for 2 full time post holders:
1. Working with Young Carers aged 5-11 years
2. Working with Young Carers aged 12-16 years
The post-holders will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers team to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experienced of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.
This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme
A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Space, alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.
The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.
We are recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator to join our team at Space & Broomhouse Hub as part of our Space Age Connections project.
The main purpose of the role is to develop and deliver the Space Age Connections project. Bringing volunteers and service members together, encouraging companionship, interaction and networking to help older people with dementia engage in social, leisure and community activities.
Space Age Connections will deliver a quality, personalised, beneficiary‐led service to older people in Edinburgh with dementia so that more over 60’s living at home and have better social connections and relationships.
Summary of Post
• Recruit, induct and train volunteers ‘Connectors’ ensuring they are members of the PVG Scheme. Line manage and co‐ordinate Connectors ensuring regular support, supervision and appraisals are provided in line with volunteer policies and procedures.
• Manage referrals and undertake assessments
• Develop and organise a program of group activities in partnership with the Service Manager, volunteers and service members.
• Identify opportunities for referrals to the service and target potential new clients/client groups, such as older people, people with other health conditions, people who are isolated in their communities, and their carers.
• Work as part of the wider team to ensure services are delivered effectively; and to work in partnership with relevant professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the service remit is carried out with regard to statutory commitments and best practice
This post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.
A full job description and person specification is available for download below.
Our vision at Space and the new Broomhouse Hub is:
‘to nurture, support and inspire, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.’
Space, trading name of the Broomhouse Centre, is a community development trust, which delivers services across South West Edinburgh and beyond, and manages the Broomhouse Hub. It is seeking an exceptional Chief Executive with extensive experience in and commitment to the community and voluntary sector.
The Chief Executive will be committed to addressing the issues the organisation works to address including poverty and inclusion. You will be able to develop and further the vision and must have the strong leadership skills required to drive it forward.
You will be a dynamic leader who will provide sound strategic and financial direction, maintaining the momentum of varied services, income generation and community development, consolidating our position as a leading provider of services for health and wellbeing in South West Edinburgh .
You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funders, partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
Space is a charity and company limited by guarantee, first established in 1991 to provide personal, social and community development opportunities for disadvantaged groups of people in the South West Neighbourhood Partnership area. It now primarily operates across Edinburgh’s South West Locality and in some cases, city wide.
There is strong governance in place with a board of Trustees made up of ten directors, all either local members or business directors with expertise in business, finance, communications, management consultancy and human resource management.
Exciting times ahead
This dynamic organisation, having opened its new £3.2 million hub in late 2019, had a lead role during 2020 supporting the people made vulnerable by the pandemic in South West Edinburgh, as well as continuing to deliver core services. These services will never be more needed to address poverty, unemployment, trauma and inclusion. In the economic climate ahead, it will also be essential to create successful social enterprise income streams, using mechanisms such as community wealth building, enabling the organisation to work more sustainably, and on wellbeing and green initiatives.
The purpose of the Training Academy is to enable and support parents, adults and young people over 16, including people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges, to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.
As a member of The Training Academy team you will be reliable, enthusiastic, capable of positive interaction, and remain consistent with our company mission and values of helping people reach their full potential and enabling their lives to flourish. You will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people in our local community, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.
The Training & Employability Project Worker is required to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of designing, delivering and evaluating employability focused training programmes in line with funder and organisational targets.
You will be a skilled trainer with a professional training qualification and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role. You will also have the ability to motivate, empathise and support vulnerable people who are trying to find their way in the world of work.
You will deliver or arrange training and other development opportunities for STA trainees in line with their abilities and aspirations, plus facilitate access to appropriate training and employment progressions, in accordance with contractual requirements.
You will be required to work in partnership with other teams in Space & Broomhouse Hub, community organisations, educational institutions and businesses in South West Edinburgh, and city wide, in order to identify positive destinations and other opportunities for our trainees to move on to.
This post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.
The purpose of Space Training Academy is to enable and support parents, adults and young people over 16, including people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges, to move into, or closer towards, paid employment.
As a member of Space Training Academy team you will be reliable, enthusiastic, capable of positive interaction and remain consistent with our company mission and values of helping people reach their full potential and enabling their lives to flourish.
You will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and be comfortable working with vulnerable people in our local community, members of the public, staff and stakeholders.
You will be a skilled support advisor with a qualification in working with communities or a related field, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
The Senior Support Advisor will support STA trainees through their employability journey with us, providing an end-to-end support service in a person or family centred way.
You will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of supporting or enabling people to progress through their lives and careers with a view to earning more, finding better or more suited positions, or supporting those who are unemployed to find paid work. Working closely with our Senior Training & Employability Worker, you will support our trainees to find out about and access appropriate training and opportunities (either in the STA or through external providers), to help them develop the right level of skills and confidence to find sustainable work that is in line with their life direction and personal circumstances.
We know that people need to build solid foundations in order to begin their employability journey, which is why our service also involves identifying and addressing barriers, looking at strengths and passions, and putting in place appropriate practical & emotional support if needed including income maximisation, welfare rights, childcare, and health-related support.
Key to this role is the ability to meet funder targets as laid out in funding agreements, plus the ability to treat people with empathy, fairness, dignity and respect, and to work alongside them as they’re building the self-esteem and resilience. You’ll work with people to assess their training needs and help them understand what steps they may need to take in order to secure work.
This post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.