SACRO
SACRO

Charity registered in Scotland SC016293

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

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.

With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.

Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:

  • Ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the organisation; identifying opportunities to diversify income streams that are aligned to Sacro’s core mission
  • Embedding both a proactive and reactive approach to service delivery, anticipating the future and changing demand within criminal justice and the needs of service users
  • Building networks and develop and maintain strategic partnerships that will ensure Sacro delivers on its mission to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending
  • Ensuring Sacro continues to play a lead role in developing and shaping policy, including involvement in the Scottish Government’s national criminal justice debate
  • Developing Sacro’s internal capacity, capability and infrastructure ensuring it is fit for purpose for both current and future needs

With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.

Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.

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Youth Justice Support Worker - Fife Youth Justice Service (FT)

  • Full time
  • £20,007 – £21,632
  • Fife
  • Closing 3rd October 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.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

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

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

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Youth Justice Support Worker - Fife Youth Justice Service

  • Part time
  • £20,007 – £21,632 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 3rd October 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.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

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

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

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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

Another Way/Click Women’s Worker*

  • Part time
  • £24,867 – £27,526 pro-rata
  • Highlands
  • Closing 3rd September 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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