Carr Gomm
Carr Gomm

Charity registered in Scotland SC033491

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first.


Current vacancies

Community Project Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £17,458 – £18,606
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 17th December 2018

Carr Gomm are currently looking to recruit a Community Project Practitioner to work with people recovering from ill mental health and addiction in our innovative Rosebank Garden Service in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.

Rosebank Garden is an allotment based service that uses a range of activities to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills, enjoy working in the outdoors, meet new friends and further their own recovery.

The activities are primarily horticulture based and can involve the following; garden planning digging, planting, sowing, weeding and harvesting. There is also the opportunity for people to learn through group activities such as Arts & Crafts, SMART Recovery, Mindfulness, Music and Cooking.

We are looking for candidates who have experience in at least one of the following areas: training, group work, community gardening, community development, mental health or addictions work. A key responsibility of this post will be to support the Project Leader with the administration of the service in particular to ensure all records and processes are kept up to date.

Being able to engage in a person centred and outcomes focused way with people who attend the service, helping them make personal plans, having an interest in gardening and the capacity to work doing gardening outdoors is critical to this post.

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Top job! Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2018

The vision of Carr Gomm is that we all live in a society where everyone should have the support they need to make choices and to control their lives as citizens.

We are currently looking for energetic and passionate people to join our Board and help us achieve our aims.

Carr Gomm is a person-centred organisation that supports people to lead their lives safely and to do the things they want to do.

We provide support across Scotland for people with varying support needs such as mental health issues, autism or dementia and help them in day-to-day living, in planning for the future and in realising dreams.

It is an exciting time to join our Board as we recently launched our Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and we are looking for people who reflect a diverse demographic with a variety of backgrounds and experience who share our values of respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty.

We particularly hope to hear from people who have financial, marketing, legal or I.T expertise as well as people who have experience of the voluntary sector.

We expect commitment from you, our Board meets at least 6 times a year, but commitment is a two-way track, and in turn we provide induction, ongoing training and invest our time in ensuring that you have the opportunity to develop your skills and a chance to explore and diversify your area of interest.

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Fundraiser: Major and Online Giving

  • Part time
  • £21,187 – £24,659 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them. Our organisation provides many years of practical experience, professional policies and procedures, expert colleagues and a passion for continually learning and improving.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Raising sufficient money to fund agreed projects and activities
  • Creating, updating and reviewing fundraising plans
  • Cultivating strong relationships with businesses to develop our corporate network
  • Introducing corporate gifts and legacy giving
  • Maximising online and recurring giving

The candidate

We are looking for an innovative, proactive and organised fundraiser who is excited by the opportunity to strengthen long term relationships and develop new support for Carr Gomm by engaging and inspiring businesses and digital communities across Scotland to support our cause.

You will be an excellent communicator who is tech-savvy, patient, positive and self-motivated. You should be able to capture an audience through your storytelling and find solutions to problems by thinking laterally.

We also have a part-time Fundraiser: Grants and Individual Giving role available. We will consider combining these two roles into a full-time post for the right candidate

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Fundraiser: Grants and Individual Giving

  • Full time
  • £21,187 – £24,659
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them. Our organisation provides many years of practical experience, professional policies and procedures, expert colleagues and a passion for continually learning and improving.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Raising sufficient money to fund agreed projects and activities
  • Creating, updating and reviewing fundraising plans
  • Cultivating strong relationships with our donors and supporters
  • Inspiring creative approaches to and engagement with fundraising activities
  • Sourcing and completing grant applications

The candidate

We are looking for an innovative, proactive and organised fundraiser who is excited by the opportunity to strengthen long term relationships and develop new support for Carr Gomm by engaging and inspiring businesses and individuals across Scotland to support our cause.

You will be an excellent communicator who is tech-savvy, patient, positive and self-motivated. You should be able to capture an audience through your storytelling and find solutions to problems by thinking laterally.

We also have a part-time Fundraiser: Major and Online Giving role available. We will consider combining these two roles into a full-time post for the right candidate.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,447 – £29,805
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2018

Can you be a leader in one of Scotland’s leading social care charities?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced manager to help us lead and develop our services in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our services provide person-centred support that enables people to live the life they choose. Our goal is to enable people to live safely and to do the things they want to do. This includes day-to-day living, planning for the future and realising their dreams. We provide specialist support to people with a range of conditions including mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.

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Top job! Senior Operations Manager: Finance

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th October 2018

We are looking for a qualified accountant with extensive experience of leading the finance function of a complex organisation.

The successful individual will marry strong technical accounting skills with the ability to manage and mentor the finance team.

As this post is a maternity leave cover, we are looking for someone who will have the skills and confidence to make a significant and lasting impact.

Our ideal candidate is someone who understands the value and importance of the work the finance team does in supporting the wider organisation.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the chief executive, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing the finance team to meet the organisation’s objectives driven by the strategic plan and executive direction
  • Maintaining an operational overview of the finance function, which includes ensuring that the organisation has the systems and reporting in place to meet all external auditing, policy and commissioner requirements relevant to finance
  • Ensuring the finance team work to the Philosophy, Aims and Values of the organisation
  • Representing the Finance function within the broader context of the organisation and at executive level.

Requirements

We are looking for a qualified accountant with extensive experience of leading the finance function of a complex organisation.

The successful individual will marry strong technical accounting skills with the ability to manage and mentor the finance team.

As this post is a maternity leave cover, we are looking for someone who will have the skills and confidence to make a significant and lasting impact.

Our ideal candidate is someone who understands the value and importance of the work the finance team does in supporting the wider organisation.

Benefits

  • An annual salary at £50,000
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • 35 days’ holiday per year and a sell-back annual leave scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and sick leave
  • A Defined Contribution pension scheme, with incremental employer contributions
  • Membership of a credit union
  • Cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes
  • Discounts with leading hotels and gyms
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Top job! Senior Fundraising Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,187 – £24,659
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th October 2018

As our fundraiser, you will work across Scotland to establish and cultivate relationships with people who share our mission and aim. You will inspire others to donate and raise money to fund our innovative activities and community projects that tackle social isolation and loneliness.

Your storytelling will articulate the life-changing impact of our existing projects and activities. You will understand and communicate the significance of our work – that people are supported to overcome physical, psychological and societal barriers in order to live the life they want, follow new interests and create new community connections – and hence the importance of fundraising to make it possible. You will understand that the sooner we’ve raised the target amount, the sooner we’ll be changing people’s lives and enhancing Carr Gomm.

You will recognise and build on the strengths and enthusiasm of people and communities, cultivate relationships, and inspire others to be our fundraising champions. You will proactively engage with the digital community to raise awareness of our impact and encourage new contacts to become active supporters. Your enthusiasm, creativity and problem-solving approach will encourage others and you’ll sense how to balance encouragement, motivation and the subtle art of persuasion, with challenging people to stretch themselves to maximise their enjoyment of raising money.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the business development manager, you will primarily be responsible for raising money to fund agreed projects and activities.

You will achieve our fundraising targets by:

  • co-creating, implementing and reviewing fundraising action plans, which detail the targets and outcomes we’re aiming to achieve
  • sourcing, submitting and monitoring grant applications
  • maintaining accurate databases and financial monitoring to inform decision making
  • proactively developing our fundraising network
  • proactively developing our corporate network and introducing corporate gifts and legacy giving
  • contributing to research opportunities for future projects

This outline is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the responsibilities undertaken by our fundraiser and the wider team. Our projects and activities are dynamic, so our approach to fundraising means that your daily duties will flexibly adapt to meet changing priorities. We do not work alone, but interdependently in a cross-functional team, so there will always be colleagues available to support you, and equally requiring your help to meet our team objectives.

We will consider either full or part time opportunities for the right candidate(s).

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Specialist Project Workers

  • Part time
  • £21,187 – £24,659 pro-rata
  • Home based across the Highlands
  • Closing 5th November 2018

Specialist Project Worker: Community Contacts, a Carr Gomm project

About us:

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities, striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides an independent advice and support service to people who are interested in Self-Directed Support (SDS) by supporting them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and ways to address these. Taking a person-centred approach, Community Contacts supports individuals to understand the values and principles of SDS and helps them identify personal outcomes and priorities as well as any challenges that need to be factored in.

Community Contacts originally operated across Argyll and Bute; we have now secured Scottish Government funding to continue this work and extend into Highland. The 5 post holders will be home based, and we would aim to have at least one post holder in each of the 4 Highland planning districts – Central, North, South and West.

The role:

As our Specialist Project Worker for Community Contacts, you will ensure that a person-centred service is available to people in your locality, who wish to explore what SDS means to them.

Your core responsibility is to be the face of Community Contacts in your area of operation: to ensure that people are aware of their choices and rights around making social care decisions and in the delivery and management of their SDS option. Great communication skills are essential, as you will work alongside partners including other third sector and Health and Social Care colleagues.

You will hold excellent reporting and monitoring skills with a working knowledge of using IT systems and tools. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure the opportunities SDS brings are maximised for individuals and families.

The candidate:

Successful Specialist Project Workers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, an eagerness to support people to realise their rights and responsibilities with SDS and to navigate any barriers they may encounter along the way.

In our eyes, the best Specialist Project Workers are self-motivated people, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, with individuals and their families. We are looking for a diplomat who understands and appreciates the complexities of using rights based processes with a range of stakeholders.

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Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £17,458 – £19,099
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Carr Gomm is a person-centred organisation that supports people to lead their lives safely and to do the things they want to do: in day-to-day living, in planning for the future and in realising dreams. We do this by providing support at home and in supported services which are delivered by highly trained and committed workers.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Business Development Team as one of our projects officers, you will work across Scotland to establish and cultivate relationships with people who share our mission and aim. You will support the business development team in representing the organisation by liaising with a wide range of people; be it building relationships with commissioners and partners, inspiring others to fundraise, or creating videos featuring our staff and the people we support.

Your creativity will lead you to articulate the life-changing impact of our existing contracts and projects through photography, videography and design. You will understand and communicate the significance of our work – that people are supported to overcome physical, psychological and societal barriers in order to live the life they want, follow new interests and create new connections – and hence the importance of our team to make it possible.

You will understand that the sooner we’ve accomplished our objectives – researching new possibilities, presenting proposals, raising target amounts of money, and effectively communicating our impact – the sooner we’ll be changing people’s lives and enhancing Carr Gomm.

What makes a great projects officer?

Successful projects officers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All have a keen eye for detail and a flair for engaging with and relating to people, and all share our values; respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty. In our eyes, the best officers are focused, creative, tech-savvy, patient, positive, and self-motivated team players who are wonderful ambassadors, analytical thinkers, excellent storytellers, and passionate world changers.

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Volunteering

Peer Volunteer

Nationally

17th September 2018

Community Contacts offers ‘A Helping Hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Your role is to offer peer support from the perspective of someone who understands SDS from direct experience. Based in your community and supported by your local Specialist Project Worker, you will o… Read more