The Rock Trust
The Rock Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC018708

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Current vacancies

Communications & Digital Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,031 – £30,473
  • Rock Trust Head Office, Edinburgh with flexible WFH and some travel to regional offices across Scotland
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Who we are:

Rock Trust is Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. We provide a range of housing and support services to young people aged 16-25 at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Our Mission is to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

The Role:

We are delighted to advertise this role within our Communications and Fundraising Team. We are looking for an experienced and highly creative Communications and Digital Lead to co-ordinate the delivery of Rock Trust communications activity. As we expand our services and reach across Scotland, we are looking for an ambitious individual with an analytical eye, to support the development of the trust’s communications strategy, with a particular focus on driving forward our online presence with dynamic and impactful digital content and campaigns. The post-holder will work with the Communications and Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Team, and cross-departmentally, to create and share high-quality, compelling, multimedia content to aid brand awareness and income generation for the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an established Communications and Fundraising team as well as a growing organisation.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, is able to prioritise their own work, can work autonomously and with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally. We need someone who can work alongside a diverse range of people.

In return, you will be welcomed into an incredibly talented, caring team, who live our values and will support you every step of the way. You will be supported within a Talent Development Programme, and your goals will be agile, focused on developing you personally and professionally.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

You can find out about our other benefits by visiting our Working at Rock Trust page. We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Support Assistant Apprentice – Future Builders (Perth)

  • Full time
  • £18,661
  • 36 Glover House, George Street, Perth
  • Closing 31st January 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our Future Builders Project in Perth.

Future Builders is an innovative ‘live and work’ programme which helps young people in Perth break the cycle of homelessness.

This post is offered as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 3 in health and social care.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who are:

• Homeless and require support to access a tenancy

• Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home

• Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis in Perth. The Support Assistant Apprentice will work in the community, with partner organisations and in young people’s tenancies. The aim of the Support Assistant Apprentice is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will also be involved in hands-on activities related to housing management and property refurbishment and renovation, with support and training provided.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will work alongside the Project Coordinator and will be guided on support requirements. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,857 – £30,261 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

The post: We seek a suitably experienced, dynamic individual with experience of working with marginalised young people, to support their mental health and wellbeing. Relevant qualifications, registration and PVG are essential.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker (creative arts therapist, allied health care professional, counselor or CBT/DBT therapist) will be based within the Health & Wellbeing Team but will work with other teams in the organization. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

  • Mental and emotional health, self- esteem and confidence
  • Relationships, boundaries and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one to one support and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,857 – £30,261
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth and Housing Support services into Fife. The Team Leader role provides an opportunity to lead this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. These services will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development of our Fife services
  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,857 – £30,261 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

The post: We seek a suitably experienced, dynamic individual with experience of working with marginalised young people, to support their mental health and wellbeing. Relevant qualifications, registration and PVG are essential.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker (creative arts therapist, allied health care professional, counselor or CBT/DBT therapist) will be based within the Health & Wellbeing Team but will work with other teams in the organization. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

• Mental and emotional health, self- esteem and confidence

• Relationships, boundaries and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one to one support and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Assistant – Youth Homelessness Support (Perth)

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • 36 Glover House, George Street, Perth
  • Closing 10th November 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council, aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Support Assistant will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across Perth and Kinross. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Regional Partnerships Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,031 – £30,473
  • Rock Trust Regional Offices, (West Lothian, Fife, Perth & Glasgow) with flexible WFH and travel across Scotland
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Who we are:

Rock Trust is Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. We provide a range of housing and support services to young people aged 16-25 at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Our Mission is to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

The Role:

We are delighted to advertise this new role within our Communications and Fundraising Team. You may come from a fundraising background, or a sales background looking for a change of sector, then it’d be great to hear from you.

This role supports our delivery of our fundraising strategy and increases our capacity to reach grassroots supporters and local businesses in the new geographic areas we now operate in. The role is new, and whilst we have existing community fundraising activities in some regions, this is a fantastic opportunity to make this role your own, and develop a strong presence in new areas.

Your time will be spent researching new prospects, cultivating relationships that can support our work and amplify our voice. You will advocate for Rock Trust at events, gatherings, individually and online and you will identify, develop and deliver fundraising activities and events that generate income.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, is able to prioritise their own work, can work autonomously and with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally. We need someone with well-developed communication skills and who can work alongside a diverse range of people.

In return, you will be welcomed into an incredibly talented, caring team, who live our values and will support you every step of the way. You will be supported within a Talent Development Programme, and your goals will be agile, focused on developing you personally and professionally.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

You can find out about our other benefits by visiting our Working at Rock Trust page. We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Assistant – Bedrock (West Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 24th January 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our established Bedrock Supported Accommodation service in West Lothian.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across West Lothian. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

For applicants that don’t meet currently meet the requirements for registration as a support worker in a housing support service with the SSSC, this post can be offered as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 3 in health and social care.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist