Current vacancies

Creative Expressions Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,414 – £25,059
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2019

Fancy pioneering our new homelessness prevention service delivering art projects to communities across Scotland?

Bethany are launching Creative Expressions in January 2020. The service will give the people that we support the means to express themselves and find their own voice by making the creative arts accessible. The range of media will include photography, spoken and written word, poetry, drama, art, film, choirs and music.

The principal role of the Coordinator will be to investigate the needs in communities across Scotland, including the thousands of people we currently support, and assess where short-term projects can be delivered with the potential to lengthen these based on the benefit to the community. Access routes in to projects will initially be through existing Bethany services and partners but open to further external referrals as projects develop.

It is estimated that in addition to the enhancement of existing groups, 3 other creative projects could be developed and delivered each year. These activities would be delivered by arts practitioners organised by the Coordinator and could include wall murals, exhibitions and musical performances.

Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals on the margins of society. They must also have a personal interest and engagement in the creative arts that motivates their desire to see lives transformed by participating in these activities.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Care Shelter Team Leaders

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,414
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2019

CARE SHELTER EDINBURGH 2019/2020

The Care Shelter runs through the winter months to provide shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in Edinburgh. We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 32 weeks (one week on, one week off) from 23 September 2019 until 3 May 2020. In addition, there will be training from 11 September which will take place during the day.

You will work at the Care Shelter based at Diadem on Gorgie Road in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support. You will feel motivated to show God’s love to people who are homeless and vulnerable on our city’s streets. Every winter we see lives transformed and God working in amazing ways!

There are two team leader positions available which will be up to full-time.

Team leaders are required to manage and coordinate the teams of three project workers and to work closely with volunteers. You will bring proven leadership experience and have excellent communication skills. You will work constant night shift for 32 weeks (one week on, one week off). Ideally you will have an SVQ3 in Health and Social Care/Promoting Independence.

A full UK driving license with a D1 category (minibus) is desirable, knowledge of the service user group and a good working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel.

For more details please see the job description.

As Bethany is a Christian organization this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Community Development Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,864 – £24,236
  • Moredun, Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2019

Bethany Christian Trust has been working for 35 years to end homelessness in Scotland, addressing the effects of homelessness and working to prevent homelessness from occurring in the first place.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced community development worker to support and develop Bethany Christian Trust’s community work in Moredun, Edinburgh. Working alongside our partner organisations, the Community Development Worker will support local citizens to build upon the assets in the local community.

The Community Development Worker will provide 1 to 1 and group support within the community.

This role is part of Bethany Christian Trust’s ‘Building Stronger Communities’ project which looks to tackle some of the root causes of homelessness. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in community engagement as well as in developing and supporting community-led projects.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Anne Hope House, Night Shift Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,316 – £22,405
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2019

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs. Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for 2 Night Shift Workers who will maintain the therapeutic centre as a safe environment for residents as the only waking night shift, while promoting a caring environment through high standards of professional practice.

Your tasks include establishing and maintaining the general security of the building during night shift hours, in accordance with policies and procedures and accepted customs and practices, and, in the absence of a Project Worker, with ‘on-call’ management support, lead shift.

You will also undertake general household duties including the cleaning of public areas during each shift.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and an understanding of mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour are needed for the role.

For further details please see the job description

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Anne Hope House, Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,864 – £24,236
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2019

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs. Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for 6 Project Workers, both full-time and part time, who will work as part of a team seeking to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of women with multiple complex needs. As part of a team you will ensure the smooth daily running of the therapeutic centre and help to create a safe supportive caring and empowering environment for service users.

Your main tasks include managing a case-load of support clients: assisting them in their stay by key working them, assisting them set and meet goals leading to resettlement.

You will also provide appropriate emotional and practical support to service users assisting in budgeting, debt management, addiction support, household routines, arranging specific specialist help, liaising with other external agencies.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and the ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour are needed for the role.

SVQ3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a Housing Support Worker, or willingness to work towards this is essential.

For further details please see the job description

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Anne Hope House, Senior Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,414 – £25,059
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2019

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs. Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for 2 Senior Project Workers who will assist the Manager in all aspects of organisation and delivery of the support service; including decisions related to staffing matters, such as recruitment, allocation of cases within the staff team and supervision of staff.

You will also provide appropriate emotional and practical support to service users assisting in budgeting, debt management, addiction support, household routines, arranging specific specialist help, liaising with other external agencies, and so forth.

Your other tasks involve assisting the manager with all aspects of office administration including financial management, Health & Safety, relevant risk assessments, legislative requirements, office management, vehicles, maintenance, monitoring and quality assurance and dealing with comments/ complaints about the service

Experience of working in a residential social care environment, experience of working with homeless and homeless women, experience of working within and leading a team and knowledge of current legislation regarding regulation of care and protection of vulnerable adults are needed for the role.

An SVQ3 in Care or related subject, plus an additional supervisory or management qualification containing supervision or management theory and practice suitable for a supervisor of a care service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above as specified by SSSC for registration at ‘supervisor’ level or a willingness to work towards such qualifications are essential.

For further details please see the job description

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Fundraising and Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,581 – £36,382
  • Based in Edinburgh and manages a Scotland wide team
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

The Fundraising and Marketing manager is responsible for raising funds to support the work of Bethany Christian Trust. The post holder is also responsible for the branding, marketing and promotion of Bethany Christian Trust both locally and nationally to ensure appropriate support for all Bethany’s work with homeless and vulnerable people. The post holder will also be responsible for leading, managing and continuously developing the fundraising and marketing teams.

The essential qualifications and characteristics that will be required of the person undertaking the role are:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Skills, and proven experience, in the strategic development of fundraising and marketing activities.
  • Project Management and Events Management experience
  • Experience of fundraising and a member of the Institute of Fundraising
  • Proven people management skills to lead the team.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial assessments and review of fundraising costs and income generated.

For more information please see the attached job description.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence a live and active Christian faith and commitment.

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Deputy Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,528 – £30,979
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th September 2019

Bethany Christian Centre aims, through a supported residential community, to assist individuals in their recovery from an addictive lifestyle.

The Centre provides access to a selection of recovery programmes including structured group-work, one-to-one support, recreation, work activities and training opportunities. There is a focus on a Christian recovery programme, however individuals who do not want a faith aspect are also accommodated and provided with a tailored recovery programme.

We are looking for a Deputy Manager who will assist and act on behalf of Centre Manager to maintain the Centre as a safe environment for residents and seek to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of the service users, helping them rebuild their lives and prepare for independent living, through promoting the highest standards of care and support in the provision of a professional Christian service.

Experience of working in a residential social care environment, experience of the service user group and knowledge of current legislation regarding regulation of care and protection of vulnerable adults are essential.

An SVQ3 in Care or related subject, plus a management qualification at SVQ4 or an SVQ4 in Care or a related subject, as specified by SSSC for registration at ‘supervisor’ level or a willingness to work towards such qualifications.

Main duties also include, in conjunction with the management team, ensuring that all administrative management functions are fulfilled to exact standards, including financial management, Health & Safety, relevant risk assessments, legislative requirements, office management, vehicles, maintenance, monitoring and quality assurance.

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Facilities and Property Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,581 – £36,382
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2019

Do you want to play your part in ending homelessness in Scotland? Are you an experienced Facilities and Property Services Manager who is called to action as a way of demonstrating your Christian faith?

We are looking for an experienced manager who is committed to Bethany’s organisational values and comfortable managing and supporting transactional service provision across a range of property and facility disciplines including health & safety compliance and training.

Providing cost efficient, on time and high standard support by managing internal capacity and procurement of external resources is critical to the success of this role as well as maintaining excellent internal and external relationships.

This role will also have responsibility for the management and leadership of the maintenance, health & safety, IT and reception/administration teams. This team will provide a responsive support and advisory service to all areas of the organisation.

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Care Shelter Night Shift Project Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,405
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2019

CARE SHELTER EDINBURGH 2019/2020

The Care Shelter runs through the winter months to provide shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in Edinburgh. We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 32 weeks (one week on, one week off) from 23 September 2019 until 3 May 2020. In addition, there will be training from 11 September which will take place during the day.

You will work at the Care Shelter based at Diadem on Gorgie Road in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support. You will feel motivated to show God’s love to people who are homeless and vulnerable on our city’s streets. Every winter we see lives transformed and God working in amazing ways!

There are four project worker positions available to work night shifts, up to full-time and there are two part-time project worker positions available, working 8pm until midnight, up to 14 hours per week to cover the busiest period each evening.

The proportion of hours to be shared between team members will be finalised in discussion with applicants.

Do you have the knowledge of and passion to provide an excellent caring service to homeless and vulnerable people who need shelter during the cold winter months? You will work constant night shift for 32 weeks (one week on, one week off).

You will work closely with service users and volunteers so excellent communication skills are essential. Ideally you will bring an SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence. A full UK driving licence with a D1 category (minibus) is desirable.

For more details please see the job description.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Care Shelter/City of Edinburgh Council Link Worker (part-time)

  • Part time
  • £23,414 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2019

There are two part-time Link Worker positions available, both 22.5 hours per week.

The Care Shelter runs through the winter months to provide shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in Edinburgh. Link Workers are employed to carry out provisional homeless assessments in the Care Shelter thereby operating an outreach housing assessment service on location.

Link Workers will be employed by Bethany Christian Trust but will work very closely with City of Edinburgh Council staff, receiving training and ongoing guidance on the homeless assessment process.

You will work partly at the Care Shelter (evening hours are between 8pm and 11pm), interacting with guests and taking people through provisional homeless assessments. The remaining hours will consist of follow-up work to collect the necessary evidence for the assessments. This will be based at City of Edinburgh Council Offices at Waverley Gate.

Ideally, applicants will have knowledge of homelessness legislation, experience of working with homeless and vulnerable people and of working in a multi-agency environment.

Good IT skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to operate on own initiative and work without direct supervision are essential for the role.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Support Worker (Bethany Housing First)

  • Full time
  • £21,648 – £23,996
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2019

Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.

Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a support worker to deliver Housing First Support to individuals across Edinburgh. You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Night Shift Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,316 – £22,405
  • Bethany House, Hostel, Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2019

Bethany House, Hostel, Edinburgh

This Emergency Resettlement unit accommodates 24 men and 4 women in 6 cluster flats. Each resident has a single lockable bedroom and shares a living room, bathroom and kitchen. Meals are provided from the central kitchen and served in the communal dining room. Residents are given opportunity to focus on the things that they desire to see progress through regular key work and support meetings.

Night Shift Worker

The Night Shift Worker role seeks to provide smooth running of the hostel throughout the night along with their shift partner. Together they maintain a safe and caring environment for the residents, responding and finding solutions to varied and unpredictable situations in this homelessness context. Other duties included carrying out dynamic risk assessment, decision making, liaising with external agencies, providing an excellent level communication between staff and shifts as well as cleaning and health and safety checks and tasks.

SVQ 2 or a desire to work towards this qualification, is essential.

For more information please see the job description.

Working hours

During the operational period of the Care Shelter, running yearly from autumn to spring for approximately 8 months, your contractual hours will be 39 hours per week, 7 night on - 7 nights off.

Once the Care Shelter finished in spring your contractual hours will reduce to 16.88 hours per week (3 night on - 11 nights off.) until the Care Shelter opens again in autumn.

The annual average FTE is 0.85.

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