SACRO
SACRO

Charity registered in Scotland SC016293

Sacro's mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Current vacancies

Communications Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th July 2019

Sacro’s Mission is to create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

This is an exciting role to help Sacro improve engagement and communications within our services. We’re looking for someone who is creative and has a strong understanding of digital communication and creating engagement strategies.

In addition to strong technical ability, we’re looking for someone who can engage with the subject matter and help us understand and communicate with our service users and wider stakeholders. Experience of creating communications strategies is essential for this post.

This role will be based in Sacro’s National Office in Edinburgh, working with a range of staff across different teams.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th July 2019

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Homelessness Preventative Service in Edinburgh, which includes a Rapid Access Accommodation Project. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of the day to day services of Sacro’s Edinburgh Your Home Service.

The post holders will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The service also provides support in service user’s current accommodation, for those who have immediate unmet needs.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required experience of partnership and inter-agency working is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council is desirable for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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Community Safety Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,325 – £20,895
  • Fife
  • Closing 29th March 2019

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post. The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to carry a caseload of mediation cases involving disputes between neighbours.

Provide practical and emotional support to individuals suffering from hate incidents and anti-social behaviour. Applicants will need excellent communication skills, be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help clients steer their way through difficult situations.

Previous mediation or similar experience would be highly desirable for this position.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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Service Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £27,811 – £30,292
  • Aberdeen Services
  • Closing 14th April 2019

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to supervise and manage the staff team and operations within our Enhanced Framework Community Justice Service in Aberdeen. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the service, albeit the role will include work across all areas of operation within Sacro.

The Aberdeen Enhanced Framework Service is a Housing Support Service centered on helping people with a variety of support needs, to maintain or improve their quality of life. It provides individuals with personal and housing support in various aspects of their lives. This can enable them to have meaningful and positive involvement and participation in their local communities. Individuals referred to the service for support may have a forensic background and/or a learning disability. The service can be provided on either a short or long-term basis up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping the Supported Person to become empowered and skilled to undertake tasks for themselves. We assist people to live as independently as possible and the hours of support will be tailored to suit the needs of the individual.

Responsible to the Service Manager, you will oversee the day-to-day operations ensuring that a high quality service is provided. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice as well as social care arrangements in Scotland are essential. Duties include line management of service staff, selection and recruitment of staff and volunteers, payroll duties and responsibility for managing a caseload.

You will be a creative self-starter with excellent organisational and communications skills. The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. The successful applicant will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users and staff steer their way through difficult situations.

Evidence of supervising and managing teams is also required.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car are required for this post.

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Youth Justice Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Fife
  • Closing 22nd April 2019

Sacro provides Restorative Justice and one to one programmes to assist young people to address offending behaviour.

You will be responsible for working directly with service users as part of an existing Youth Justice team. You should have experience of working with young people who offend and have some knowledge of cognitive behaviour interventions, Restorative Justice and Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of interagency working would also be an advantage. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as this type of work can be challenging.

A relevant qualification is desirable but not essential.

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Liam Gale on 01382 459252.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Service Manager - Forth Valley

  • Full time
  • £31,522 – £34,217
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 30th April 2019

Sacro is the voluntary sector leader in promoting community justice across Scotland. Founded in 1971, Sacro provides high quality services and plays a key role in influencing government policy and legislation.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to manage and develop our services across Forth Valley. The position provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to use their managerial skills and offers a stimulating role for the successful applicant.

Candidates should have proven capability to work in partnership with, and build and develop relationships with funders and other partners. You should also be experienced and skilled in people management with evidence of leading and managing teams through change agendas.

Being highly organised and able to plan is an essential requirement of this post as are skills in setting and monitoring performance and service standards.

Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or youth justice services as well as social care arrangements in Scotland will be an advantage as this post will have responsibility for managing such services.

Managers fulfil generic roles within Sacro and may be required to work across services and locations. A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the role, please telephone Sandra Lindsay, National Support Manager on 0131 624 7270.

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Care Support Workers x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 12th May 2019

Sacro are recruiting both contracted and sessional Care Support Workers to work within the Enhanced Framework and Community Justice Service. This service is delivered in both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, with a focus on maximising outcomes and promoting independence for Supported People who have a Learning Disability and a Criminal Justice history. We work in partnership with supported people and their families, and stakeholders.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicant will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

The service runs 24 hours a day, 365 days year, hours will be worked on a rota system which will include evenings, weekends, sleep overs and public holidays. Because of the nature of the service, travel is necessary. A full driving licence is therefore desired, though not essential.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) and Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a requirement of this post.

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Another Way/Click Women’s Worker* (3 posts)

  • Full time
  • £24,867 – £27,526
  • Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, Fife and Forth Valley, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 19th May 2019

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.

Click is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.

You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.

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Shine Women’s Mentoring Service

  • Full time
  • £24,867 – £27,526
  • Edinburgh & West Lothian
  • Closing 17th May 2019

Based in our Edinburgh office, covering Edinburgh and West Lothian areas. The post holder will provide intensive support to women in the criminal justice system, currently serving a prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service. Support needs of women in the criminal justice system vary enormously, examples include: drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as work with Shine can present challenges for mentors.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

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Support Services Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 23rd May 2019

This post, based at our Aberdeen office, involves providing extensive administrative and financial support across a number of services. Duties will include management and maintenance of a range of existing systems, including databases, financial controls and maintaining records in accordance with agreed procedures in addition to overseeing and providing secretarial support, undertaking minute taking, reception and telephone duties.

The successful applicant must be well organised, able to work within a very busy office environment and an effective communicator. Also, have proven literacy and numerical skills and be flexible to meet the challenging and changing needs of the services. Educated to at least NVQ level 3 or equivalent is desirable together with relevant experience, be computer literate with experience of Microsoft Word and have Access database skills.

Excellent working conditions offered including generous holiday entitlement.

A Standard Disclosure Scotland check is required for this post.

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x 4 Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,557 – £18,272
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 23rd May 2019

Sacro’s Mission is create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Sacro are recruiting for our Specialist Housing Support Service in Aberdeen. The service’s focus is on maximising outcomes for Supported People and promoting independence. There will be close partnership working with service users and their families, the local authority and other support providers.

The successful candidate will provide practical advice and assistance to, and monitor the progress of service users as part of planned programmes of support. The service requires skills in engaging those with a learning disability and/or mental health needs and the ability to plan individual programmes.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. The Successful applicant will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users. The ability to work in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) will be a requirement of this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car would is desirable.

As the service runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, hours will be worked on a rota system which will include evenings, late evenings, weekends, sleep overs, Waking Night Shifts and public holidays.

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Service Manager (Gender Based Violence Services)

  • Full time
  • £31,522 – £34,217
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to successfully lead and deliver Sacro’s gender-based violence services through a period of development and change.

The Service Manager will manage the programme of activity of Sacro’s gender-based violence services, including but not exclusively:

  • Fearless: support service for male and LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse, a service which recently achieved SafeLives Leading Lights accredited status
  • Bright Choices: a honour-based violence service working with minority ethnic communities to address conflict and harm
  • Another Way/Click: Another Way works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity in Edinburgh and Lothians. A recent successful funding bid will launch Click, a new partnership approach to providing enhanced service provision across Scotland.

Candidates with experience of leading services in Scotland’s gender based violence sector will find this role both hugely exciting and challenging. A proven track record in working in one or more area of gender based violence is essential for this role.

You must also have experience of acting in the role of bid manager, in preparing and presenting submissions in procurement and grant application processes, as well as demonstrable experience in project and programme management.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

31 days annual leave, plus 6 fixed public holidays, per annum, pro-rata.

Sacro Group Personal Pension Scheme.

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