The Salvesen Mindroom Centre
The Salvesen Mindroom Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC030472

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. Our aim is to become a world-leading centre bringing practical help, research, and education together to address the impact of learning difficulties.

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Training Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £32,000
  • Home working until current restrictions are reviewed. Thereafter some attendance at Edinburgh office & occasional travel required.
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

We’re Salvesen Mindroom Centre, a Scottish charity that supports, informs and empowers children and young people living with learning difficulties. Our vision is to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity to help create a world in which no mind is left behind.

We deliver a diverse range of services to parents, carers, children and young people living with learning difficulties and the professionals who work with them. Our outputs include practical resources, learning opportunities and research projects. We also advocate on behalf of children, young people and families.

The role

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Excellent training and engagement skills
  • Knowledge of learning difficulties
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Ability to build up the reputation of Salvesen Mindroom Centre as the first stop for training in support to neurodiverse families and the professionals who work with them
  • Ability to build a training offer that will attract delegates from across the UK, and beyond.
  • Willingness to work with our management team to develop an income stream from our training activities.

What we offer

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 days public holiday
  • The charity operates a contributory pension scheme to which the employer contribution is currently 5%.
  • Mileage allowance is 45p per mile for own car use.
  • We have in place a confidential conversations service for all staff, currently provided by Crossreach.
  • The position is full-time, but flexible work patterns may be considered.
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Family Advice Specialist

  • Full time
  • £24,350 – £28,700
  • Home based with potential to work from Edinburgh office once reopened
  • Closing 4th June 2021

The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties, and young people up to age 25, by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The role involves telephone and email communication, including Live Chat, and may include contacting professionals on behalf of families. During current restrictions the role is home-based, and flexible thereafter.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is a Scottish charity that supports, informs and empowers children and young people living with learning difficulties. Our vision is to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity to help create a world in which no mind is left behind.

We deliver a diverse range of services to parents, carers, children and young people living with learning difficulties and the professionals who work with them. Our outputs include practical resources, learning opportunities and research projects. We also advocate on behalf of children, young people and families.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Children and young people outreach specialist

  • Part time
  • £24,344 – £28,700 pro-rata
  • Home-based with travel within agreed areas to support children and young people, and occasional travel to our Edinburgh office (frequency to be discussed). We provide a nationwide service and, as such, welcome applications from across Scotland.
  • Closing 29th November 2021

To promote the rights of children and young people in accordance with the UNCRC; to provide advocacy and support to neurodivergent children and young people; to ensure that the views of children and young people referred to Salvesen Mindroom Centre are taken into account in decisions that materially affect them; to develop materials and resources suitable for children and young people.

The post will be home-based, providing support to children and young people across Scotland using a mix of in-person and online communication. Travel will be required within agreed areas for direct work with children and young people and occasional travel to our Edinburgh office will be required (frequency to be discussed). The postholder will be required to work flexibly over 3 days to meet the needs of children and young people. The role may include very infrequent weekend working.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Outreach Specialist

  • Part time
  • £24,344 – £28,700 pro-rata
  • Home based (Office work from our Edinburgh base is under ongoing review) with planned travel mainly in Central Belt as appropriate
  • Closing 29th November 2021

The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people who are neurodivergent and who may have learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. Support may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. We operate a staged approach to enquiries. We have a small team of Family Advice Specialists who provide information and advice via email and telephone communication. In this role as a Family Outreach Specialist, you will work with those families requiring more intensive and personalised support and direct engagement.

The role involves telephone and email communication but importantly it also involves working directly with the families and often supporting them in meetings with professionals from Education, Health, Social Work, Justice and Third Sector, which will include virtual meetings where appropriate.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

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Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations)

  • Full time
  • £32,101 – £36,130
  • Home-based with regular travel to our offices in Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Role

We are looking for a highly experienced Fundraiser with a minimum of three years’ experience of managing grant applications to Charitable Trusts and Foundations and demonstrable success in developing high quality, compelling Fundraising propositions and securing income from a robust pipeline of funders.

Our small Development Team is responsible for Communication, Marketing and Fundraising across the organisation. We are a team with big ambitions and a Strategic Plan that will transform our philanthropic and business development income streams over the next five years. Therefore, we require individuals of the highest calibre who can be innovative, creative, proactive and flexible, with the ability to turn your skills to unexpected challenges.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre’s (SMC) mission is to create a world in which no mind is left behind. For over two decades we have worked with and campaigned for children and young people with what has historically been referred to as ‘learning difficulties’.

Through our outreach support services, our training and advocacy projects, and our research partnership with the University of Edinburgh, we are forging a new future for neurodivergent people, ensuring that the right policies and practices are put in place to enable them to flourish and fulfil their potential – wherever they are and whatever they are doing.

Location: Home-based with regular travel to our offices in Edinburgh and to external meetings with funders. We provide a nationwide service and, as such, welcome applications from across Scotland.

Website: mindroom.org

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Family Advice Specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Home based (with potential to work from the Edinburgh office once re-opened)
  • Closing 21st March 2022

The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties, and young people up to age 25, by providing information, advice and 1:1 support.

The role involves telephone, SMS text and email communication, including Live Chat, and may include contacting professionals on behalf of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work and very occasionally working elsewhere.

The charity is based in Edinburgh but the Direct Help and Support (DHS) service in which this role sits, covers the whole of Scotland. How we support parents, carers, young people and professionals has changed during the global pandemic. We are equipped to provide our service from home, and to interact with families and professionals remotely. This will be kept under review and we operate within government guidelines. You should be willing to work from home initially, but also be willing to work from our Edinburgh office for periods to be agreed, when this becomes an option again.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Outreach Specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Lanarkshire/Ayrshire/South West Scotland (hybrid working from home and occasional travel to Edinburgh head office)
  • Closing 18th July 2022

The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people who are neurodivergent and who may have learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. Support may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. We operate a staged approach to enquiries. We have a small team of Family Advice Specialists who provide information and advice via email and telephone communication. In this role as a Family Outreach Specialist, you will work with those families requiring more intensive and personalised support and direct engagement.

The role involves telephone and email communication but importantly it also involves working directly with the families and often supporting them in meetings with professionals from Education, Health, Social Work, Justice and Third Sector, which will include virtual meetings where appropriate.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Children and young people outreach specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Hybrid. Covering Lanarkshire/Ayrshire/South West Scotland. Home-based with some travel to Edinburgh head office required.
  • Closing 9th August 2022

To promote the rights of children and young people in accordance with the UNCRC; to provide advocacy and support to neurodivergent children and young people; to ensure that the views of children and young people referred to Salvesen Mindroom Centre are taken into account in decisions that materially affect them; to develop materials and resources suitable for children and young people.

The charity is based in Edinburgh but the Direct Help and Support (DHS) service in which this role sits, covers the whole of Scotland. Due to growing demand for our services in West/South West Scotland, we wish to appoint a team member who can easily manage travel within, broadly, North and South Lanarkshire, North and South Ayrshire and potentially Dumfries & Galloway. The role primarily involves providing support to children and young people using a mix of online and in-person communication. The post will be hybrid, mainly home-based. Some travel to Salvesen Mindroom Centre’s office(s) will be required. During induction for the role, we will require a more frequent presence in our Edinburgh office.

Organisation profile

For over twenty years we have been making a huge difference to the lives of neurodivergent children, young people, and their families. Our goal is to become a world-leading centre bringing practical help, research, and education together to address the impact of neurodiversity.

Research has always been central to our vision for a world leading centre of excellence. Neurodiversity knows no boundaries and our work is complemented by the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre (SMRC) based at the University of Edinburgh.

In this role you join Salvesen Mindroom Centre at an exciting time, as we continue our work to improve the daily lives of children, young people and families.

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This vacancy has now closed

Training Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Hybrid with occasional travel to Edinburgh office
  • Closing 9th September 2022

The key purpose of the role is to support the Programme Manager to develop and deliver our current suite of training courses to a range of professionals from the public, private and third sector. The role will support our Neuroinclusion at Work programme, funded by the Workforce Equality Fund, as well as our Direct Help and Support service.

This new role will support the development of our advocacy function which aims to expand our areas of work and leverage research, insights and lived experience to influence better outcomes for neurodivergent people. It complements our existing commitment to offering training to a wide range of professionals and families with lived experience of neurodiversity.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every neurodivergent person receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

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