Turning Point Scotland
Turning Point Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC028827

Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 15 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.

Current vacancies

Top job! 3 Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Various locations
  • Closing 8th March 2019

Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for 20 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.

An opportunity to join the Board of one of Scotland’s leading social care providers and shape the future of this award winning organisation.

At Turning Point Scotland, we believe that people matter. We are a leading social care charity that constantly innovates and develops services to ensure everyone we support has the chance to lead as fulfilling life as possible and be part of the community. Our work is underpinned by a Citizenship approach and person centred ethos. Our dedicated staff team of 1300 specialises in supporting people facing a broad range of complex and challenging situations, including homelessness, learning disability, criminal justice, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.

We are looking for 3 Trustees who:

• Are motivated to support our work and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation

• We are looking to appoint one person with expertise in accountancy, and we also have vacancies for people with a background in pension provision, or experience of Social Enterprise, or the interface between the Third Sector and Local Authorities or other relevant skills.

• Can commit to attending 5 evening meetings, an annual strategy day and visiting 1-2 services every year and being involved in sub committees as required.

• Wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team

• Can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own

As we provide 51 services in more than two thirds of Scotland’s local authorities, applications from outwith the Central Belt will be welcomed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse workforce. Women are particularly welcome to apply as the gender balance of our workforce at all levels, including Trustees, is important to us. Turning Point Scotland are aiming for a 50:50 Board by 2020. Each application will be treated on its own merit.

An induction programme and training will be provided and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Lead Practitioner - Citizenship and Inclusion

  • Full time
  • £19,085 – £21,397
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2019

Job Description

Job purpose & core details. To:

  1. Work to the department and organisation’s aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support.
  2. Coordinate and deliver the Connecting Citizens course.
  3. Recruit, develop, and support new members to TPS Connects.
  4. Develop and support TPS Connects volunteers.
  5. Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Director of Business Development and Improvement (or nominated deputy).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

TPS Connects

  • Work across Turning Point Scotland to encourage and support recruitment of TPS Connects members.
  • Arrange, coordinate, and support TPS Connects group activities.
  • With colleagues, ensure TPS Connects meetings are held regularly.
  • With colleagues, arrange and coordinate consultation meetings with TPS Connects members.
  • Contribute to the development of, and support to, TPS Connects volunteers.
  • Lead on the communication of information to TPS Connects i.e. newsletter and Facebook.
  • Assist in the organisation and delivery of TPS Connects events as appropriate.

Connecting Citizens

  • Coordinate this 6-month programme based on the TPS Citizenship approach to students recruited from Turning Point Scotland services.
  • Support peer mentors to deliverWhat’s Up?sessions.
  • Support students to identify, plan and complete a Valued Role project.
  • Liaise with existing partner organisations involved in delivering the programme and build new partnerships.
  • Develop students to take on the role of Peer Mentor in future programmes.
  • Provide regular feedback and support peer mentors.

Support to people who use services. To:

  • Have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion.

Planning, policies and record keeping. To:

  • Regularly review the effectiveness and impact of your contribution to TPS Connects and Connecting Citizens.
  • Keep a record of activities and events in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Follow risk management plans, and follow and update risk assessments.
  • Work with data in line with data protection laws e.g. DPA18 and GDPR.
  • Work with and comply with standard operation (finance, operational, H&S, HR) and service procedures.

Interactions with other people. To:

  • Have a collegiate approach, ask when you need support or guidance and team work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Manage and resolve conflict promptly and raise or report issues appropriately using the correct internal processes.
  • Liaise with workers from other agencies when requested to do so by senior colleagues.
  • Work in accordance with the relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • Liaise with external agencies and venues to arrange an activity base as required
  • Maintain confidentiality with shared information.
  • Be aware of health and safety and contribute fully to keeping my work environment, community, people who use services and me safe.

Leadership. To:

  • Support the delivery of group work within the department.
  • Continuously contribute to service development and improvement.
  • Contribute to Turning Point Scotland.
  • Keep abreast of changes or sector requirements that are relevant to you.
  • Appropriately challenge oppressive or potentially abusive behaviours or practices and report any concerns quickly to senior colleagues.

Miscellaneous (applies only in certain services). To:

  • To undertake evening and weekend work as required.
  • To undertake training that may be technical or specialised that will benefit the department
  • To perform lone working on occasions
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,897 – £50,451
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity who has been at the forefront of advancing national policy in the area of homelessness and more specifically promoting Housing First as the default model for all those affected by homelessness. Due to the promotion of Patrick McKay to Director of Operations we are looking to recruit an Operations Manager who will have a strategic responsibility for consolidating and progressing this area of work.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people.

The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.

The post holder will:

Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision

Have extensive experience of Homelessness policy and service management

Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs

Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services

Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’

Hold a professional social work, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent

Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development

Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams

Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills

Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills

Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn

Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care

There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.

The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.