Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service
Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC005561

PKAVS is a diverse charity that improves the quality of life for the people of Perth & Kinross through four main service Hubs - Carers; Mental Health & Wellbeing; Minority Ethnic Communities and Third Sector. PKAVS advances the lives of thousands of disadvantaged local people every year, as well as supporting, promoting and developing the wider Third Sector in Perth & Kinross. As the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, PKAVS supports and develops the Third Sector, including Volunteering and Social Enterprise, and enhances the Third Sector’s role in Community Planning and its contributions to local outcomes and priorities. Through organisational support and advocacy for the sector, PKAVS works to strengthen local partnership connections with the Third Sector, developing a strong Third Sector voice, informed and engaged groups and organisations, and a sector that is resilient, thriving and leading joint action to address local priorities.

Current vacancies

PKAVS Carers Hub is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team as an Adult Carers Support Worker. You will provide information, advice and support to help carers achieve positive outcomes in their lives and caring roles. You will act in the best interest of carers and those they care for, taking into account current legislation. Post holder will be required to pro-actively approach the implementation and monitoring of the agreed support plan and referral processes within the Carers Hub model, ensuring visits, support plans and reviews are conducted in a timely manner.

Post holder will play a key role in the planning, preparation and review of Adult Carers Support Plans ensuring a sound knowledge of the support packages and respite services that are available to carers and those they care for. Central to this model will be supporting Carers to connect into community based supports and achieve personal outcomes. Experience of working with and being able to engage directly with carers and those they care for is an essential element of this role.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

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Responsible as the registered manager of our Perth and Blairgowrie Day Centres, the role of the Registered Manager will be to ensure that the social, physical, emotional and psychological care needs of service users are met, and that the defined standards of care are promoted and maintained. The Registered Manager will also be responsible for all human, physical and financial resources within both Day Centres. The Day Centres are a source of respite for carers and part of the role will be to promote and raise awareness of the centres through networking and attending appropriate partnership meetings and events. Duties and Responsibilities will include:

· To provide professional team leadership, developing and monitoring the aims of the Carers Centre whilst ensuring that plans, policies and objectives which are particular to the Day Centres are implemented.

To promote and follow quality standards of care within the area of service provision for which the Registered Manager has responsibility. To carry out quality checks including sampling and measurement of outcomes.

To ensure the individual social care needs of service users - physical, psychological, social and emotional - are met by the effective use of available resources. To enable the care planning, monitoring and reviewing of the needs of service users to emphasise areas of growth and development, and to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach is taken to care planning as required.

To ensure that the individuality, confidentiality, privacy, choices, rights and personal dignity of service users are respected at all times.

Maintain effective control of the establishment’s budget by monitoring and controlling, maintaining and contributing (via external funding applications or fundraising activity) to the flow of financial resources.

To develop yourself, your staff team and volunteers by ensuring; that an action plan alongside staff supervision and appraisals are in place to enable individuals to access support, training and development opportunities.

To identify and minimise interpersonal conflicts, stress and disciplinary problems. To be responsible for disciplinary and grievance issues alongside the Carers Service Manager in accordance with PKAVS organisational procedures and policies.

To ensure that accurate written records are kept according to the requirements of GDPR, PKAVS policy, the SSSC and Care inspectorate.

To provide support for carers and to involve carers in the care planning process where appropriate, including substantial contributions to the service user’s care.

To identify personal and staff training needs and contribute to in house staff training.

To identify personnel requirements and to assist in the recruitment, fair selection and appointment of staff in accordance with PKAVS policies and fair selection procedures.

To contribute to the development of service provision within the Centre.

· Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, eligibility to work in the UK and membership of the PVG Scheme.

Please find the job description and an application form attached. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Application packs can be found below, alternatively they can be obtained from our website. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For more information on this role please contact Paul Graham (Chief Executive) on 01738 567076.

This vacancy has now closed


PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth & Kinross, enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year, PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

With over 80 staff and 100 volunteers, PKAVS is a growing organisation with core infrastructure provided by PKAVS Business and Organisational Development teams, comprising Organisational Support (Third Sector Organisations & Social Enterprises), Internal Business Support and external Business Support functions.


PKAVS offers respite and support to unpaid carers through a number of different means. These include administering the Time to Live respite pots awarded to us from Shared Care Scotland and Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care partnership (H&SCP) and occasionally through the Carers Trust. Similarly PKAVS has become the Respitality (local carers centre work in partnership with hospitality providers who wish to donate breaks to carers) provider for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross as well as being the organisation that helps develop and deliver the complementary therapies offered to carers. However it is equally as important that the information that is on the Carers Hub website is kept up to date and relevant and as many carer organisations as possible are encouraged to put their details on this website.

The post-holder will be expected to administer the areas of respite and support detailed above but will also be encouraged to develop these and other respite opportunities that will support unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. This will include developing a bank of gift donator’s for the Respitality scheme and matching these gifts with carers, completing pre and post break evaluations for those carers granted funds from the Time to Live pot and assessing the impact these breaks have made, finding new ways to offer respite to carers that as yet we may not know are available.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references and eligibility to work in the UK.

This vacancy has now closed

The Lighthouse for Perth aims are to:

  1. Provide a safe place for people who are at crisis point with thoughts of self-harm/suicide.
  2. Ensure that people in crisis keep their dignity as they are not necessarily in contact with any organisation or open to mental health services
  3. Promote awareness around mental health and in particular self-harm and suicide
  4. Provide a listening service to support people with self-harming behaviours and suicidal ideation.

Our management committee of volunteers are responsible for the overseeing of The Lighthouse of Perth and the Manager would support them in this work.

Our Manager will be responsible for supporting our organisational development: developing relevant policies, research and make funding applications. You will recruit, train and manage volunteers, making sure all processes for including volunteers in our work are in place.

Please note that PKAVS is supporting The Lighthouse for Perth with their recruitment process. This post is not affiliated with PKAVS and the successful candidate will be employed directly by The Lighthouse for Perth.