Erskine
Erskine

Charity registered in Scotland SC006609

ERSKINE is an iconic Scottish charity, formed in 1916 by Scotland’s compassionate response to the horrors of war. A century later, we still believe that Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect and compassion, for the sacrifices they made and the challenges they now face. At Erskine, we work as a dedicated team to ensure that Veterans of all ages are cared for to the highest of standards in a beautiful, fun-filled environment, made up of four care homes and a Veterans Village of cottages, activities centre and apartments.

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Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,070 – £23,233 pro-rata
  • Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre, Bishopton
  • Closing 11th February 2022

“ERSKINE is an iconic Scottish charity, formed in 1916 by Scotland’s compassionate response to the horrors of war. A century later, we still believe that Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect and compassion, for the sacrifices they made and the challenges they now face. At Erskine, we work as a dedicated team to ensure that Veterans of all ages are cared for to the highest of standards in a beautiful, fun-filled environment, made up of four care homes and a Veterans Village of cottages, activities centre and apartments.

The Role:

To implement a Wellbeing Support Hub within the Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre with support from Centre Manager. A two-year post, this role requires the Project Coordinator to establish a new project that supports the mental health and wellbeing of our members. It is intended that in year three the hub will become member – led.

The successful candidate will coordinate and support delivery of a programme of wellbeing activities based on identified needs within the veteran community. Service delivery will be shaped and led by member input and feedback. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating quarterly open events which will bring together partner organisations and veterans opening up pathways to relevant support and opportunities.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Design and develop the Hub alongside Centre Manager and Veterans
  • Implement process and procedures in line with funder requirements
  • Coordinate sessional workers/partners to deliver activities
  • Undertake Mental Health First Aid Trainer course
  • Deliver Mental Health First Aid course and other relevant resources
  • Work in collaboration with project consortium – Scottish Veterans Wellbeing Alliance (SVWA)
  • Build on and develop delivery and referral partners within ERMAC
  • Organise and host quarterly open events

Essential

  • Ability to facilitate a group with support needs
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to develop and maintain accurate records
  • Minimum qualification SVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject
  • Flexible approach to working pattern

Desirable

  • Experience working within a mental health support service
  • Experience working within the military community
  • Knowledge of 3rd , public and private sector delivery partners
  • Experience in Community Development
  • Full UK driving Licence

Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 year
  • Employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Free payment of PVG
  • Structured Induction programme
  • Flexible working/Hybrid working considered
  • Fantastic progression opportunities with development, training and ongoing support
  • Enhanced sick & maternity pay
  • On site Occupational Health Service
  • Access to credit union
  • Work in modern, purpose-built facilities
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Health and Wellbeing Scheme – e.g. complimentary fresh fruit, yoga classes and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to Employee Reward Scheme which provides a huge range of discounts on everything from holidays to high street shopping, restaurants and cinema tickets.

Please note: Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox). The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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Veterans Mental Health Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £24,409 – £28,554
  • Erskine Home, Bishopton
  • Closing 20th March 2022

Working for Erskine:

“ERSKINE is an iconic Scottish charity, formed in 1916 by Scotland’s compassionate response to the horrors of war. A century later, we still believe that Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect and compassion, for the sacrifices they made and the challenges they now face. At Erskine, we work as a dedicated team to ensure that Veterans of all ages are cared for to the highest of standards in a beautiful, fun-filled environment, made up of four care homes and a Veterans Village of cottages, activities centre and apartments.

Working in social care can be demanding. However, at Erskine it will also be rewarding and fulfilling. You will be making an incredible difference to the lives of our residents and their loved ones, at a critical time. We value skills and qualifications, but we prize kindness and compassion, above all. Our team is crucial to providing the best care possible, so we recognise and reward our employees with benefits including employer pension contribution of up to 10%, fantastic career opportunities, and enhanced annual leave.

If you are kind and committed, then you do have what it takes to be part of the team here at Erskine! The ultimate aim is exceptional care and support to our ex-service community and everyone in every role, in every department plays their part.”

The Role:

To provide Mental Health and addiction support, welfare advice and guidance to all tenants in the Non-Care accommodation including the development of individual support packages for the Transitional Supported Accommodation tenants. To support tenants to apply for housing benefit, council tax benefit and universal credit. Provide housing and employability advice and support the Transitional Supported Accommodation tenants to register with local GP, Dentist and counselling services.

Encourage and support tenants to live independently and promote good community spirit and tenant involvement within the Non-Care Veteran community.

The Post Holder needs to remain calm and approachable when dealing with tenants who may have complex emotional needs. They will be required to adopt an empathetic approach to all issues.

The post holder should be familiar with the Services, ideally with an Armed Forces background, and have a genuine desire to work with and assist service leavers transitioning from the armed forces and ex- Service personnel with complex mental health and addiction issues.

Essential

• Educated to HND level or equivalent

• Recognised Mental Health qualification e.g. Mental Health First Aid

• Adult support & protection training

• Good understanding of mental health issues affecting the veteran community

• Experience of working effectively as part of a team, the ability to provide support and encouragement to tenants and establish good professional relationships with colleagues

• Proven resilience in a demanding job role

• Excellent listening and empathy skills

• Ability to react quickly to challenging situations

• Experience working with vulnerable adults

• Experience in a similar role/organisation

• Ability to motivate people

• Full driving license.

• Good communication skills

Desirable

• Good working knowledge of Universal Credit

• ASIST training

• Drug awareness training

• Alcohol awareness training

• Safe talk training

Benefits:

• 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 years

• Employer pension contribution of up to 10%

• Free payment of PVG

• Structured Induction programme

• Flexible working/Hybrid working considered

• Fantastic development opportunities with, training and ongoing support

• Enhanced sick & maternity pay

• On site Occupational Health Service

• Access to credit union

• Work in modern, purpose-built facilities

• Free On-Site Parking

• Health and Wellbeing Scheme – e.g. complimentary fresh fruit, yoga classes and Cycle to Work scheme

• Access to Employee Reward Scheme which provides a huge range of discounts on everything from holidays to high street shopping, restaurants and cinema tickets.

If you feel you have the skills and attributes to take this role forward, and wish to have an informal chat, please call Tracy Higgins on 0141 814 4578.

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Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • £35,525 – £38,707
  • Erskine Home, Bishopton
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the post is responsible for providing complex financial information to relevant internal and external stakeholders including Budget holders, Managers and Directors. The Financial Accountant is primarily responsible for the accurate and timely production of the monthly management accounts, management of the sales and payments processes, as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the finance team.

Key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Management accounts preparation and reporting -Overall responsibility for the month end process in terms of reviewing work of the team for accuracy and completeness
  • Sales ledger management -Oversee the work of the Finance Officer in respect of the Care fees system
  • Statutory reporting -preparation and processing of the year-end procedures on Pegasus Opera for Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers.
  • Payments- Ensure relevant authorisations take place on time in respect of the BACS payroll and supplier payments ensuring both are made within strict and inflexible timescales.
  • Internal control -Ensuring all finance processes are robust, fit for purpose and meet statutory and legal compliance requirements.
  • Line management -Manage the day to day activity of the finance function, including staff management of three members of staff.

What you’ll need to succeed

If you are energetic and well organised, are working towards a professional accountancy qualification (CIMA / ACCA etc.) and want to work for an organisation whose core business is improving the lives of others, this could the position for you.

Essential skills & experience required

·Hold or working towards a professional accountancy qualification – CA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA

·Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite of products, especially Excel.

It would be desirable, but not essential, that candidates have a proven track record of preparing Management accounts and annual financial statements, together with line management experience.

What you’ll get in return

  • Autonomy and ownership of your field of responsibility
  • Support and guidance when you need it from a high performing team
  • Hybrid working and sector leading pay and benefits

Benefits:

  • Fantastic progression opportunities with development, training and ongoing support
  • 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 years
  • Employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Free payment of PVG
  • Structured Induction programme
  • Flexible working/Hybrid working considered
  • Enhanced sick & maternity pay
  • On site Occupational Health Service
  • Access to credit union
  • Work in modern, purpose-built facilities
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Health and Wellbeing Scheme – e.g. complimentary fresh fruit, yoga classes and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to Employee Reward Scheme which provides a huge range of discounts on everything from holidays to high street shopping, restaurants and cinema tickets.

Please note:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure

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