The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army

Charity registered in Scotland SC009359

Did you know? The Salvation Army is the largest provider of Social Care in the UK, outside the government offering care for the whole person; body, mind and spirit – in practically every community in Britain.

Current vacancies

Assistant Support Worker (Nights)

  • Full time
  • £19,343
  • Midlothian Homelessness Services, Penicuik and Lasswade
  • Closing 23rd June 2019

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations, The Salvation Army, is looking for a caring and dynamic Assistant Support Worker to help support vulnerable clients as they transition and prepare for independent living.

The role is based primarily at two locations in Midlothian. Our aim is to support people as they develop their capacity, self-esteem, and life skills to enable them to live independently in settled accommodation in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work alongside clients to help them identify support needs and support them to make life choices appropriate to their needs. You will also complete day to day activities including administration tasks and reception duties to support the successful operation of the Lifehouse.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focused and positive life outcomes. Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and the ability to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory PVG Scheme disclosure check. Please note that you will be required to pay either for a new PVG Scheme Membership application (£59.00) or for the Scheme Record Update fee (£18.00) if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme. All new employees have to register with the SSSC within 6 months of employment and are responsible for the fee.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave and bank holidays (Pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

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Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2019

Do you want to make a difference to lives of homeless and vulnerable adults in one of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations? Do you have the skills, motivation and experience to support these people to resettle into long term accommodation? If so this Assistant Support Worker role could be for you.

As Assistant Support Worker you will be responsible for delivering a high quality programme of support which promotes client choice and control. You will address clients’ support needs, enable them to make positive life choices and ultimately empower them to lead more sustainable lifestyles. You will complete day to day activities including administration tasks and reception duties to support the successful operation of the Lifehouse.

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of the benefits system, supported housing and the main support needs which are commonly faced by homeless and vulnerable clients
  • Knowledge of the local housing market and how to access accommodation for clients
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service and time management skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Proficiency in a range of IT packages including Microsoft
  • The ability to work within the Christian ethos of the Salvation Army

Working Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Across 7 days between 8am and 9pm. You will work a 3 week shift rota, including working 1 weekend in 3.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme, season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references and proof of right to work in the UK. Satisfactory PVG Scheme Membership required - please note candidates will be required to pay the PVG application (£59.00) or renewal (£18.00) fee.

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Programme Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,245
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd March 2019

One of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations, the Salvation Army is looking for a passionate and dynamic Programme Coordinator to join its team and work at The Pleasance, their lifehouse in Edinburgh.

The Pleasance provides rapid access accommodation for up to 42 vulnerable rough sleepers and our aim is to ensure that the first step out of street living is positive, enabling a smooth transition into suitable temporary accommodation.

The role of Programme Coordinator is central to achieving positive outcomes for our vulnerable clients and has operational responsibility for service delivery within specific areas of responsibility. You will ensure the programme contributes to the overall service by achieving both internal and contractual Key Performance Indicators and working with the Service Manager and Support Staff to ensure services are high quality and cost effective. You will also ensure the programme you coordinate maximises client input and emphasises choice and control in all areas of service delivery.

You’ll need significant experience of leading and managing staff including recruitment, development and performance management. With proven experience of working with vulnerable adults in a supportive setting, you will have NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) or a willingness to work towards this, and knowledge of legislation relating to homelessness, employment, health and safety and safeguarding.

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Welcome Worker (Concierge)

  • Part time
  • £18,687 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Homelessness Service
  • Closing 7th April 2019

Benefits: 25 days annual leave and bank holidays (Pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

We are looking for a Welcome Worker for our Lifehouse in Edinburgh. The Pleasance is a 38 bed, temporary supported accommodation service for homeless men and women.

Based at The Pleasance in Edinburgh, the Welcome Worker is the first point of contact for residents and visitors. This key role sets the welcoming tone and atmosphere for the Lifehouse and is involved in all aspects of supporting homeless people to move on to new lives. The Position is formally called Concierge, but this job title underplays the vital function this role fulfils in the service. The accommodation is breakfast only.

You will offer front of house services to clients ensuring they are signed in or out where required and their queries are handled in a professional manner, referring them to support staff where required.

Managing additional front of house duties including telephone calls and external visitors to the Lifehouse is also a key part of this role. You will also:

· Accurately record messages, conduct follow up telephone calls, update log books and handover reports etc where appropriate

· Manage enquiries relating to available accommodation and facilitating access to emergency accommodation if required

· Work with clients to resolve conflict using de-escalation skills where appropriate

· Make decisions with regard to excluding clients in conjunction with the duty manager/on call system

· Carry out some cleaning and laundry duties.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

· Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes

· Able to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army

· Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory Disclosure check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker (Maternity cover up to 1 year)

  • Full time
  • £21,642
  • Edinburgh Homelessness Service
  • Closing 14th April 2019

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our team supporting homeless and vulnerable adults in Edinburgh at our accommodation, visiting support and drop-in services. Successful candidate will provide Housing Support to prevent homelessness or to support individuals who are homeless to resettle into long term accommodation.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of Support Worker with The Salvation Army is an inspirational one and key to achieving successful outcomes for our vulnerable clients. As a motivated and dynamic Support Worker you will be responsible for developing and delivering a high quality programme of support which promotes client choice and control. You will address client support needs, enable them to achieve positive life changes and ultimately empower them to lead more sustainable lifestyles.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes
  • Able to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory PVG Scheme disclosure check. Please note that you will be required to pay either for a new PVG Scheme Membership application (£59.00) or for the Scheme Record Update fee (£18.00) if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme.

Benefits:

25 days annual leave + bank holidays a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme

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Homeless Service – Welcome Worker (Concierge)

  • Full time
  • £19,343
  • Edinburgh Homelessness Service
  • Closing 6th June 2019

Based at The Pleasance in Edinburgh, the Welcome Worker (Concierge) is the first point of contact for residents and visitors. This key role sets the welcoming tone and atmosphere for the Lifehouse and is involved in all aspects of supporting homeless people to move on to new lives. The position is formally called Concierge, but this job title underplays the vital function this role fulfils in the service. The Pleasance is a 38 bed, temporary supported accommodation service for homeless men and women.

In this vital role, you will offer front of house services to clients ensuring they are signed in or out where required and their queries are handled in a professional manner, referring them to support staff where required. You will manage additional front of house duties including telephone calls and external visitors to the Lifehouse, accurately record messages, conduct follow up telephone calls, update log books and handover reports etc where appropriate. In addition, you will manage enquiries relating to available accommodation, facilitating access to emergency accommodation if required, work with clients to resolve conflict using de-escalation skills where appropriate and make decisions with regard to excluding clients in conjunction with the duty manager/on call system. There will also be some cleaning and laundry duties.

You will be able to demonstrate:

· Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes

· Good customer service and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload

· Able to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory Disclosure check.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave and bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

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Volunteering

KItchen Assistant

At Postcode

Catering

10th June 2019

The role would be working with our cook/manager to assist with food preparation for our Drop Inn service meal. We cater for 50 people Monday- Friday: Helping to prepare food for Drop In service (veg/salads etc) Washing up- pots, pans and dishes used in the kitchen as required… Read more

Light gardening help

At Home

Conservation / Gardening

12th March 2019

To help maintain small plant boxes at entrance of hall., nuture the flowers and keep on top of weeds Read more

Helping hands at Coffee and Sale

At Postcode

Miscellaneous

12th March 2019

Coffee and Sale every last Sat of the month. starting 27th Feb 2016. 2pm-4pm. Help sort through items that are handed in, selling and serving coffees Read more

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