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Transition Mentor – Female Only

  • Part time
  • £19,741 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2019

We are looking for an experienced Transition Mentor to join our What If Female project working part time, 23 hours per week. The ideal candidate will have expertise working with young people who have experienced homelessness and other related issues. In addition to this, you should have the energy, personality and all round qualities to create a positive environment for the young people we support to help them lead an inclusive and meaningful life.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory, you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.

Due to the nature of this service, this post is female only, and is exempt under Section 9(2)(b) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000.

Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

ABOUT US

Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 100 services throughout Scotland . Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.

We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

THE PROJECT

Quarriers WHAT IF (Female Project) is a city-wide service based in the North of Glasgow, supporting 16 young women aged 18-25 who are homeless, with many of them having experienced childhood abuse and other forms of trauma. These experiences mean that the young women have a range of complex needs and many have issues with mental or physical health problems, including self-harm and suicidal behaviours, substance misuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system and a wide range of accommodation support needs.

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Young Carers Toolkit Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,858
  • Aberdeen - AB51
  • Closing 7th March 2019

Quarriers have been commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council to deliver a support service to unpaid Carers of all ages throughout Aberdeenshire. The main service office base is in central Inverurie. Staff however, work flexibly throughout Aberdeenshire delivering services to unpaid carers in ways which best meet Carers needs e.g. in schools, Carers homes, community facilities or via technology.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Young Carers Toolkit Development Worker based in schools across Aberdeenshire. This is a temporary post until March 2020.

The successful candidate will enable and support the development and implementation of the Young Carer Schools Toolkit in schools across Aberdeenshire, including occasional direct support for individual young carers identified by schools, to aid access to appropriate services.

Key objectives and accountabilities:

  • support staff in Aberdeenshire schools, including the Named Person, to be aware of statutory obligations in relation to young carer identification and support, including good practice in the completion of Young Carer Statements.
  • to engage with key staff in schools across Aberdeenshire to help develop confidence and skills to implement the Young Carers Schools Toolkit effectively, including provision of targeted awareness raising, training and support for individual staff, as agreed with schools.
  • to increase awareness in schools of specialist support providers for young carers and when to refer them.
  • to enable time-limited information provision and direct support for young carers identified within schools as a result of the application of the Toolkit, until schools have developed their own practice and process to achieve this.
  • to contribute to the collation and sharing of data to inform future service planning and delivery across all agencies involved in supported young carers, through consultation with young carers and their families.

Due to the geographical location of the post across Aberdeenshire, a car driver with their own transport is essential for this post. Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

ABOUT US

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.

We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

What we offer

Help with training and development

• We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications

• We are an SVQ accredited centre

• We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).

• The opportunity to work relief in another service.

Help with family life

• Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.

• Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.

• Access to HSF Employee Benefits service

Extra support when you need it

Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.

Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

Non-contributory life assurance scheme.

Workplace pension

Extra Benefits

Christmas savings scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Long service rewards

And we also pay Scottish Living Wage for sleepover hours

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Senior Bid Writer

  • Full time
  • £33,171
  • Bridge of Weir - PA11
  • Closing 15th March 2019

We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join our Quarriers Income Generation Team as a Senior Bid Writer.

We are not just seeking a Bid Writer, we are looking for a unique individual with a passion for creative writing, someone with a track record in Tender applications, and/or grant funding applications, and understands the requirement that the work involved needs to be of a high standard in order to achieve strong success.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Bid Writer in a team that is not only results-focussed and successful, but an exemplar of innovation and best practice across our great organisation.

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. The Grants & Business Development Team secures funding to deliver this great work and has a Bid Writing vacancy within our successful Business Development Team.

The post would be suited to someone who has a flair for writing strong applications and has experience within business development. you will work on every element of the bid writing process, producing and compiling bespoke, high quality PQQ and tender submissions, ideally you will have experience of public sector tendering, and you are inspired to communicate the needs of vulnerable people and develop opportunities to help them achieve their potential through high quality, innovative support.

You would be comfortable working ambitiously and at pace, and will have excellent analytical and writing skills, thrive in a competitive and deadline-driven environment, and have the ability to engage productively with colleagues, partners and buyers.

Reporting to the Head of Income Generation, the post holder will be an integral part of Quarriers.

You

We want to hear from talented bid and fund application writers and business development professionals who can demonstrate their impact and abilities in this field. This is an important role, in which you will integrate closely with services and colleagues across a large and varied organisation to identify business development opportunities and potential, articulate service models and practice, and convince buyers to choose Quarriers to deliver a high level of service.

Quarriers delivers over 120 services across Scotland, in diverse sectors: you will have the methodical approach, bid management and bid writing skills, and communication abilities to deliver sustainability and growth. If you are a candidate that wants to challenge yourself to deliver real results and in turn be able to see the positive impact this makes to individuals’ lives, then we would love to hear from you.

Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

ABOUT US

Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.

We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

What we offer

Help with training and development

We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications

We are an SVQ accredited centre

We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).

The opportunity to work relief in another service.

Help with family life

Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.

Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.

Access to HSF Employee Benefits service

Extra support when you need it

Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.

Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

Non-contributory life assurance scheme.

Workplace pension

Extra Benefits

Christmas savings scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Long service rewards

And we also pay Scottish Living Wage for sleepover hours

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Board of Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Bridge of Weir PA11
  • Closing 13th March 2019

Are you interested in becoming involved with one of Scotland’s leading health and social care charities?

We are keen to attract people to our board with skills, knowledge and experience in finance. Ideally, this would include financial reporting, auditing and advising Board Members on the financial implications of the Organisation's strategic and operating plans.

Quarriers has a unique and amazing history. Our founder William Quarrier was an innovator of welfare in his time. He had a bold vision and a sense of purpose which enabled him to improve the lives of vulnerable people over 145 years ago.

Today, the organisation which still has its vision, mission and values based on those of our founder, is larger and more diverse. We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we support of all ages with diverse needs. We employ over 1700 staff to support thousands of people in more than 120 locations. We provide services within the context of the ever changing and challenging agenda of health and social care.

The role of Trustee is primarily governance and strategy and is non remunerated.

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