One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC006403

informing, supporting and inspiring single parent families

We aim to encourage and enable parents across Scotland to make the most of the opportunities available to them so they can flourish as happy, healthy and achieving families. One Parent Families Scotland provides help to all single parent families: mums, dads, young parents and kinship carers.


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Family Support Worker (Children and Fathers)

  • Part time
  • £21,452 – £26,220
  • City of Edinburgh wide, based at OPFS Headquarters and Gilmerton Early Years Centre
  • Closing 9th July 2018

Edinburgh Lone Fathers’ Project

One Parent Families Scotland is looking for a (male) worker to help us in our important work with single fathers and their children. We are seeking to fill one 21 hour post with an energetic staff member, eager to make a difference. The role is a long standing collaboration between OPFS and the City of Edinburgh Council, and is funded by the Cattanach Trust and Children in Need. Please see the job description for more details. The successful candidate will need to become a member, or update their membership of the PVG scheme (to work with children).

This post is open to men only (Equality Act 2010 Work Occupational Requirement Exception, Schedule 9 Paragraph 1)

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,667 – £26,482
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 16th July 2018

The Family Support Worker will be employed by One Parent Families Scotland and will offer support to children and families within the educational system.

The main purpose of the role is to:

Support the work of the school in raising the achievement and aspirations of children and families.

Work in conjunction with schools to develop and implement programmes or strategies which aim to engage families and increase attainment of pupils.

Period of appointment: The appointment is a fixed term until 28th June 2019 with possible continuation dependent on funding. Confirmation of appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a 3-month probationary period and receipt of a satisfactory PVG record.

Salary: The salary would be points 13-17: £21,667 - £26482 (pro rata for term time)

Hours of work: This is a term time position for 35 hours weekly Monday to Friday from 8am. Finishing times will vary to accommodate the service.

Due to the geographical area covered within this remit employees must be able to drive and have access to a car.

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Project Workers (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £18,178 – £22,218 pro-rata
  • Inverurie and surrounding Area
  • Closing 30th July 2018

Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire, operated by One Parent Families Scotland, delivers a diverse range of childcare services throughout Aberdeenshire including mobile crèche, homebased care, group sessions for children with additional support needs, provision for 2-year olds and out of school care.

There are a number of vacancies for experienced, qualified childcare staff to undertake various roles across the service. All staff should be experienced in providing activities and care to contribute to the positive outcomes for children, previous experience of working with children with additional support needs would be an advantage, and are required to be PVG (children) and SSSC registered at the level required for the post.

Covering holidays and other absences, contribute to the monitoring of the service and ensuring each site has resources requested.

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Childcare Workers

  • Part time
  • £15,925 – £16,032 pro-rata
  • Closing 30th July 2018

Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire, operated by One Parent Families Scotland, delivers a diverse range of childcare services throughout Aberdeenshire including mobile crèche, homebased care, group sessions for children with additional support needs, provision for 2-year olds and out of school care.

There are a number of vacancies for experienced, qualified childcare staff to undertake various roles across the service. All staff should be experienced in providing activities and care to contribute to the positive outcomes for children, previous experience of working with children with additional support needs would be an advantage, and are required to be PVG (children) and SSSC registered at the level required for the post.

Childcare Worker (Out of School Care): Hillside P.S. Portlethen 22.5 hours per week. Term Time only. 7.30 a.m. – 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Salary: £15925 - £ 16032 pro rata for hours worked.

Childcare Workers Inverurie and surrounding area 50% of Full Time on a flexible basis.

Salary: £15,925 - £16,032 pro rata for hours worked.

Required for mobile crèches, groups and home based care.

Sessional Childcare Workers – working as and when required for Peterhead, Banff, Fraserburgh, Inverurie and Stonehaven in any of the organisation’s childcare services. £8.75 per hour

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,667 – £26,482
  • Office base in Kemnay with travel throughout Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 30th July 2018

Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire, operated by One Parent Families Scotland, delivers a diverse range of childcare services throughout Aberdeenshire including mobile crèche, homebased care, group sessions for children with additional support needs, provision for 2-year olds and out of school care.

There are a number of vacancies for experienced, qualified childcare staff to undertake various roles across the service. All staff should be experienced in providing activities and care to contribute to the positive outcomes for children, previous experience of working with children with additional support needs would be an advantage, and are required to be PVG (children) and SSSC registered at the level required for the post.

An experienced lead practitioner is required to be responsible for the registered services in Stonehaven and Inverurie and to assist the management team in the overall delivery of childcare services in Aberdeenshire.

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Senior Childcare Workers (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £18,178 – £22,218 pro-rata
  • Baff and Peterhead
  • Closing 30th July 2018

(Post 1) Banff 12.25 hours per week – Monday 2.45 p.m. – 9p.m. & Saturday 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

(Post 2) Peterhead 6 hours 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. alternate Saturdays

Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire, operated by One Parent Families Scotland, delivers a diverse range of childcare services throughout Aberdeenshire including mobile crèche, homebased care, group sessions for children with additional support needs, provision for 2-year olds and out of school care.

There are a number of vacancies for experienced, qualified childcare staff to undertake various roles across the service. All staff should be experienced in providing activities and care to contribute to the positive outcomes for children, previous experience of working with children with additional support needs would be an advantage, and are required to be PVG (children) and SSSC registered at the level required for the post.

Working with children with additional support needs in group settings and being responsible for day to day operations on site including staff supervision.

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Universal Credit Adviser x 2 posts

  • Part time
  • £21,667 – £26,662 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st September 2018

One Parent Families Scotland is looking for two Universal Credit Support Advisers who will be responsible to the Glasgow Project Manager. They will be part of a team responsible for raising awareness of Universal Credit across Glasgow roll out areas, supporting single parents to make claims and mitigating the impact on universal credit on them. Please see the job description for more details.

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Top job! Head of Support for Families

  • Full time
  • £40,580 – £49,597
  • Based Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st September 2018

OPFS aims to encourage and enable single parent families to achieve their full potential, reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

This is an exciting new role with the primary function of leading the Support for Families Service. A new mental health and wellbeing service is being created which will offer a free support and counselling service for those most in need. This will enable single parent families to better manage their mental health and minimise the impact on their well- being.

Key responsibilities include: (Please see Job Description for more detail)

• Manage 5 OPFS area-based managers covering Family Support, Mental Health & Well-being, Employability and Financial Inclusion

• Develop and implement a service plan for the Wellbeing Service, based on outcomes, outputs and milestones per funder requirements and to ensure compliance at all times

• Develop a framework and standardised approach to providing on-going specialist support to Family Support Workers (Wellbeing Service)

• Financial management of budgets and project progress monitoring and reporting

• Representing OPFS to the public and to key stakeholders at local and national level

Essential Experience: (Please see Job Description for more detail)

• Relevant senior management experience

• Counselling or mental health & wellbeing practices

• Strategic planning

• Developing and implementing systems

• Educated to first degree level or equivalent

Essential Knowledge:

• UK and Scottish Government policies relevant to services for single parents and mental health & wellbeing

• Management within regulated children and families’ services

• Awareness of Scottish public sector and charitable funding

• Ability to understand budgets, accounts and financial monitoring processes

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Digital Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,684 – £39,947
  • Based Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st September 2018

OPFS aims to encourage and enable single parent families to achieve their full potential, reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

This is an exciting new role with the primary function being to research, design and implement the digital services of the organisation through their website and new management information system.

The DDM will work with single parents to co-produce, design and implement service delivery options that will have a positive impact on mental health & wellbeing.

Key responsibilities include: (Please see Job Description for more detail)

· Research, design, and implement the digital services of the organisation

· Re-design website to enable digital usage by single parents e.g. live chat, life check tool

· Source and implement a new Management Information System working with a project team from across OPFS

Essential Experience: (Please see Job Description for more detail)

· Previous experience managing and developing new digital development services

· MIS implementation

· Partnership working with other statutory/voluntary agencies and liaising with designers/web developers and other IT professionals

· Ability to work closely with stakeholders and to present technical information in a user-friendly format

· Ability to work collaboratively and to engage with all stakeholders

· Working with outsourced technical IT providers

User acceptance testing experience for digital services

Essential Skills and Knowledge: (Please see Job Description for more detail)

· Relevant IT proficiency including Wordpress or other CMS; knowledge of Management Information Systems and relevant digital channels

· Strong communication skills and collaborative approach

· Awareness of digital exclusion issues relevant to disadvantaged groups

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Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Part time
  • £21,667 – £26,482 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

The Welfare Rights Adviser will provide advice, casework and representation services to single parents affected by welfare reform. They will work in partnership with other welfare rights services across the Glasgow area. The post-holder will be required to travel and work across the city.

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Family Support Worker (Children and Fathers)

  • Part time
  • £21,667 – £26,482 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

The Family Support Worker (Children and Fathers) will be responsible to the Lead Practitioner for the delivery of Lanarkshire Service for single dads and their children. The role will include the provision of family support, outreach activities, training and the co-ordination and delivery of weekly Parenting Alone Hub for single dads and the evening and weekend activity programme.

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Funder Reporting Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,667 – £26,482 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th October 2018

The Funder Reporting Officer will be responsible for the effective monitoring and reporting of One Parent Families Scotland services. They will be expected to work without close supervision, establishing priorities and ensuring deadlines are met.

Specific Duties Include

Financial Monitoring:

• Prepare and present grant claims with associated evidence on behalf of OPFS services and follow up all claims presented to ensure that prompt and correct payment is made.

• Monitor actual expenditure against grant budgets, analyse variances and explore potential issues with budget holders

• Ensure that the finance team are aware of - and involved in - any changes to service budgets.

Reporting:

• Maintain an in-depth knowledge of each funder’s reporting and claim submission process and be proactive in communicating reporting deadlines to relevant staff.

• Liaise with OPFS managers to collate information, prepare and submit monitoring reports to funders in a timely and accurate manner.

• Develop and maintain a central register of evaluation reports and other information pertinent to the compilation of monitoring and impact reports for OPFS

• Prepare reports from monitoring data that will contribute to the preparation of an annual report.

Other duties:

• Attend and participate in various meetings and provide input in the form of reporting information and action points as requested.

• Any other relevant duties as required by the post.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,178 – £22,218 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 12th November 2018

The purpose of this role is to:

Contribute to the administration and finance support activities for OPFS services based in Falkirk.

The post holder will report to the OPFS Falkirk Manager for administrative functions, data, marketing, publicity and information technology services and providing general office support.

Period of appointment: The appointment is a permanent one. Confirmation of appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.

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