Values Into Action Scotland
Values Into Action Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC038072

We believe in a Scotland where people with learning disabilities or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve these goals, whether to work, live where they want or to have a relationship.

Current vacancies

Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the newly created post of Development Lead, based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Office, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder scope to help VIAS reach a wider target audience, and to grow and develop the organisation’s brand and message.

Background

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is a Quality Improvement Service, with a growing commercial arm in training, consultancy and evaluation services. We are also incubating two projects; The Assembly, Scotland’s first learning disability parliament, and The Life I Want – a PSP for people with Learning Disabilities to lead in the design of services. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals.

Through our comprehensive portfolio of training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong background in business development, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to create and implement a three-year business development plan to help grow VIAS and its service capabilities. With previous experience of researching prospective business in targeted markets, the role holder will develop and market a range of products and consultancy packages to attract new business and secure the sustainability of the organisation. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of writing and submitting funding applications, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, an employee benefits scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 28th February 2023

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for a Board Member position. We are particularly keen to hear from people with a strong background in communications and social media marketing.

Background

Established in 1971 VIAS has grown to be a leading charity in this space with a turnover of £279,000. The vision of VIAS is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

More About VIAS

You can find out more about what we do by visiting viascotland.org.uk. This will also link you a short film showcasing our work.

The VIAS Board

VIAS is a disabled persons organsation (DPO) so 50% of our board are people with lived experience of learning disability and/or autism. This gives us the unique opportunity to hear first hand from the experts on what we need to do as an organisation to help people to live great lives. The other 50% of the board are selected on the basis of specialisms that will help us to develop and it is here that we have vacancies.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and out of pocket travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing and retiring board members is offered to allow a smooth transition for new Board Members.

What Is Required

The board of VIAS normally meet on a quarterly basis on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm. The successful candidate would also be required to attend meetings of one of the VIAS Strategic Groups progressing our strategic objectives:-

  • Improved access to quality supports and services
  • Sustainable organisational systems
  • Strengthened partnerships and collaborations
  • Enhanced communications capacity and practice

These meetings normally take place between board meetings and will be a minimum of 1 meeting and a maximum of 2 meetings lasting 1 hour. The majority of meeting will take place via Zoom mid-week but we do like a face-to-face meet up at least once per year.

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Lead Consultant (Evaluation)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

The Role

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the post of Lead Consultant (Evaluation), based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder the responsibility to lead on the evaluation strand of the VIAS Quality Improvement Service.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong background in evaluating services, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to deliver successful outcomes to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and/ or autism and to improve the quality of services and supports for people. Previous experience delivering training and facilitating groups is also an essential feature of this work. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of working to specified targets and income generation, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

Further Details

The post is funded for one year initially.

VIAS will carry out an Enhanced Disclosure check on the successful applicant.

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Regional Lead (4 posts) The Scottish Assembly

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home based in Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Northwest
  • Closing 14th October 2021

As a Regional Lead you will work with individuals and groups of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in your area - You will have support to do this.

You will hear what these people have to say about things that are important to them and help them to share these things with others - You will have support to do this.

You will need to keep people informed about things that might be important to them both locally and nationally - You will have support to do this.

You will need to find more people with learning disabilities and/or autism to take part in Regional and National meetings and workshops - You will have support to do this.

Regional Lead Post- Audio version

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Regional Facilitator ( 4 posts) The Scottish Assembly

  • Part time
  • £25,571 pro-rata
  • Home based in Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Northwest
  • Closing 21st October 2021

The Scottish Assembly has an exciting opportunity for four motivated, committed individuals to join our Assembly team.

Leading by example, you will be enthusiastic and pragmatic, give fair, honest views, build supporting, trusting relationships with people with lived experiences, provider organisations, and Health & Social Care Partnerships. Your role will be to help to recruit and enroll more people with learning disabilities and/or autism in your region. The aim is to give people with lived experiences a place to put forward what they see are priorities in their lives and in the communities in which they live to influence policy making both locally and nationally.

The Assembly’s overall aim is to establish the world’s first Learning Disability Parliament which upholds the voices of all people with learning disabilities and/ or autism in Scotland. It currently meets online every Friday and will meet once/twice a month in regional areas when we have regional leads and facilitators in place. The regions are split into Northeast, Northwest, Southwest and Southeast. We are currently recruiting a regional lead (who has lived experience) and a regional facilitator in each of these regions who will help to progress the vision of The Assembly.

The Assembly is supported to work by Values into Action Scotland.

viascotland.org.uk

facebook.com/TheScottishAssembly

Regional Facilitators will work together with Regional Leads to:

  • Facilitate local groups and workshops in their region of Scotland to hear peoples’ views and enable members with learning disabilities and/or autism to feed these views into appropriate structures, both locally and nationally
  • Keep members of their region abreast of local and national issues of importance to them
  • Create a regular gathering of The Assembly in their regions and be active in weekly national meetings
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Lead Consultant (Job Coaching)

  • Full time
  • £25,569
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the post of Lead Consultant (Job Coaching), based in Glasgow with some travel throughout the West of Scotland. Reporting to the Depute CEO, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder scope to help VIAS reach a wider target audience, and to grow and develop the organisation’s commitment to people with learning disabilities and/ or autism gaining and sustaining paid employment.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals, including access to meaningful paid employment. Through our Job Coaching Service, Scotland will take the lead in demonstrating best practice in all aspects of the supported employment process.

The Candidate

The candidate must be a mentor eager to support their fellow people. You must be able to discover people’s strengths and support needs and identify what works best for them and their employer. Having communication skills partnered with critical thinking are prerequisites for this job. With proven experience in job coaching and working with people with learning disabilities and/ or autism, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to create and implement a three-year development plan to help grow the job coaching service, VIAS and our capabilities. With an understanding or experience of work-related issues affecting people with learning disabilities and/ or autism, the successful candidate will be a multi-tasker working in an autonomous capacity. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. They will have a high-level ability to plan, analyse and think through issues that arise and an ability to identify, prioritise and deliver a varied work programme.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, a performance related bonus scheme, contributory pension scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

Further Details

The post is funded for one year initially. VIAS will carry out a disclosure check on the successful applicant.

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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for a Board Member position. We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in developing social media campaigns and social media marketing.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The VIAS Board

VIAS is a disabled persons organsation (DPO) so 50% of our board are people with lived experience of learning disability and/or autism. This gives us the unique opportunity to hear first hand from the experts on what we need to do as an orgnisation to help people to live great lives. The other 50% of the board are selected on the basis of specialisms that will help us to develop the organisation.

The Candidate

With a strong background in social media, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to deliver successful social media campaigns and to help VIAS to develop its online profile.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and out of pocket travel expenses.

What Is Required

The board of VIAS normally meet on a quarterly basis. The successful candidate would also be required to attend meeting of the VIAS strategic Group progressing the strategic objective - Enhanced communications capacity and practice. These meetings normally take place between board meetings and will be a minimum of 1 meeting and a maximum of 2 meetings. The majority of meeting will take place via Zoom but we do like a face-to-face meet up at least once per year.

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Regional Lead - The Scottish Assembly

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home based in North West and South West Scotland
  • Closing 10th June 2022

The Assembly is a growing group of people with a learning disability or autism who want to have more say in decisions that affect them locally and nationally in Scotland.

People come to The Assembly as individuals and not on behalf of the other organisations that they are part of.

Our goal is to become the world’s first Learning Disability Parliament where people with a learning disability or autism can influence and vote on things that affect them.

The National Assembly meets every Friday and Regional Assemblies meet every month on Zoom.

We want these groups to get bigger so that as many people as possible can be involved in decision making.

We are Hiring! Two Regional Leads + Two Regional Facilitators

The Scottish Government has given us funding to recruit four more people to join our Assembly Team.

We are now recruiting Regional Leads and Regional Facilitators for the Northwest and Southwest of Scotland.

  • People who apply will need to be from these areas

Regional Leads will:

  • Be people who have a learning disability or autism
  • From the Northwest or the Southwest of Scotland.

Regional Leads will have support from Regional Facilitators and the Programme Manager.

More information is available to download below.

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Regional Facilitator – The Scottish Assembly

  • Part time
  • £25,571 pro-rata
  • Homebased in North West and South West
  • Closing 10th June 2022

The Scottish Assembly has an exciting opportunity for two motivated, committed individuals to join our Assembly team.

Leading by example, you will be enthusiastic, give fair, honest views, build supporting, trusting relationships with people with a learning disability or autism, provider organisations, and Health & Social Care Partnerships. Your role will be to help to recruit and enroll more people with a learning disability or autism in your region. The aim is to give people with lived experience a place to put forward what they see are priorities in their lives and in the communities in which they live to influence policy making both locally and nationally.

The Assembly’s overall aim is to establish the world’s first Learning Disability Parliament which upholds the voices of all people with learning disabilities and/ or autism in Scotland. It currently meets online every Friday and will meet once/twice a month in regional areas when we have regional leads and facilitators in place. The regions are split into Northeast, Northwest, Southwest and Southeast. We are currently recruiting a regional lead (who has lived experience) and a regional facilitator in each of the Northwest and Southwest regions who will help to progress the vision of The Assembly. The Assembly is supported to work by

Values into Action Scotland.

viascotland.org.uk

facebook.com/TheScottishAssembly

More information is available for download below.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for various Board Member positions. We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in finance, systems or human resources.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

More About VIAS

You can find out more about what we do by visiting viascotland.org.uk. This will also link you through to our various social media platforms.

The VIAS Board

VIAS is a disabled persons organisation (DPO) so 50% of our board are people with lived experience of learning disability and/or autism. This gives us the unique opportunity to hear first hand from the experts on what we need to do as an organisation to help people to live great lives. The other 50% of the board are selected on the basis of specialisms that will help us to develop the organisation.

The Candidates

To help us to grow our portfolio of quality improvement services we are looking for people with expertise in any of the following: -

  • Finance
  • Systems
  • Human resources

No previous board experience is necessary as full mentoring and training will be given.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and out of pocket travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing and retiring board members is offered to allow a smooth transition for new Board Members.

What Is Required

The board of VIAS normally meet on a quarterly basis. The successful candidate would also be required to attend meeting of one of the VIAS strategic Group progressing our strategic objectives: -

  • Improved access to quality supports and services
  • Sustainable organisational systems
  • Strengthened partnerships and collaborations
  • Enhanced communications capacity and practice

These meetings normally take place between board meetings and will be a minimum of 1 meeting and a maximum of 2 meetings. The majority of meetings will take place via Zoom but we do like a face-to-face meet up at least once per year.

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Lead Consultant (Job Coach)

  • Part time
  • £25,571 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

Values into Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the role of Lead Consultant (Job Coach) based at the DFN Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen programme.

You will contribute to the success of an award-winning employment-focussed employability programme with the aim of supporting young people aged 16-24 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions into work.

This will include providing job coaching support to interns and their supervisors in work placements and/or in employment settings, co-ordinating family network interactions e.g. Employment Planning Meetings & social events and monitoring, supporting and reporting on interns’ progress and development throughout the programme.

Background

DFN Project SEARCH is an international transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people. It provides real-life work experience, combined with training in employability and independent-living skills, to young people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions who want to go on to find employment.

Values Into Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong interest in learning about, or enhancing existing skills in, supported employment, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to deliver successful outcomes for interns of Project SEARCH. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work one-to-one within a business setting and nurturing successful Intern/employee performance. Demonstrable evidence of delivering work to a high standard with a strong values-based approach is essential. Candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, and a competitive salary.

Further Details

The post is available for 28 hours per week until 30 June 2023 in the first instance. The post is subject to receipt of external funding and opportunities may become available to extend the hours and length of contract associated with the post.

VIAS will carry out an Enhanced Disclosure check on the successful applicant.

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Business Support & Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the newly created post of Business Support & Development Lead, based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Office, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder scope to help VIAS reach a wider target audience, and to grow and develop the organisation’s brand and message.

Background

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is a Quality Improvement Service, with a growing commercial arm in training, consultancy and evaluation services. We are also incubating two projects; The Assembly, Scotland’s first learning disability parliament, and The Life I Want – a PSP for people with Learning Disabilities to lead in the design of services. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals.

Through our comprehensive portfolio of training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong background in business development, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to create and implement a three-year business development plan to help grow VIAS and its service capabilities. With previous experience of researching prospective business in targeted markets, the role holder will develop and market a range of products and consultancy packages to attract new business and secure the sustainability of the organisation. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of writing and submitting funding applications, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, an employee benefits scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

The post is funded for one year initially.

VIAS will carry out an PVG check on the successful applicant.

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Consultant (Administration)

  • Part time
  • £19,110 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 27th January 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the award-winning DFN Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen team as Consultant (Administration). You will provide professional administrative support to underpin the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the programme, with responsibility for supporting the team with office-based tasks including arranging meetings/events, processing expenses, maintaining classroom records/files and supporting the programme’s monitoring/reporting requirements to external organisations.

The Candidate

You will have previous experience in a similar administrative role along with proficiency in Microsoft Office packages. Utilising excellent communication skills, you will be the first point of contact for the classroom, ensuring queries are dealt with in an efficient and professional manner. As a results-oriented ‘team player’, you will demonstrate a high level of personal initiative to produce accurate work and proactively manage a varied workload.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, an employee benefits scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

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Senior Lead Consultant (Job Coaching)

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the newly created post of Senior Lead Consultant (Job Coaching), based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder the responsibility to lead on Triple E for VIAS, in becoming one of the top supported employment services in Scotland.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong background in supported employment and/or employability programmes, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to deliver successful outcomes for Triple E clients. Previous experience of researching prospective employers to provide work placements and job opportunities for interns will be essential in meeting the high targets set by VIAS and Project SEARCH. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of employment related funding sources and writing and submitting funding applications, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

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