The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army

Charity number 214779

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years. The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,759
  • The Pleasance Lifehouse, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2021

The Pleasance Lifehouse is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support to its service users. The centre is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic Assistant Support Worker who values a Harm Education approach to substance misuse. We would encourage applications from those whose lived experience brings the advantage of a peer to peer relationship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the delivery of support to homeless clients with complex needs.
  • Work with clients as part of person-centred support planning which includes aiding access to a range of meaningful activities.
  • Work with clients as part of the Support Team assisting to ensure the needs and actions within person centred plans are addressed in a professional manner.

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

  • Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.
  • Able to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

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

This vacancy has now closed

Part-Time Children and Family Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

We are looking to recruit a Children & Family Worker to deliver the children and family focused spiritual programmes within both Edinburgh Gorgie and Edinburgh City Corps and local community, in accordance with the Missional Journal, to bring children and families into a living faith in Jesus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the Children and Family activities that are held each week
  • Develop and lead Christian worship in the context of Children and Family ministry through the following programmes, Messy Church, Parent and Toddler Groups, Holiday Clubs, Schools Ministry and special events for the community
  • Create a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Contribute into the planning and review process for the programmes and activities
  • Maintain close links to the community and any relevant external agencies to help identify new ways to deliver mission

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

  • A commitment to Christianity and is a practising Christian with a willingness and ability to bring ministry to the community
  • Experience of organising community activities for a range of different programme participants
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage your own workload to meet objectives
  • Good communication skills and are able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, programme participants and external stakeholders.

There is a genuine Occupational Requirement for a Christian.

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

This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Assistant (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,293
  • Glasgow, G33 6HZ or Edinburgh, EH20 9LZ
  • Closing 20th October 2021

As a Fundraising Assistant (Scotland and Northern Ireland), you will play an integral part in supporting the Trusts team and work alongside the wider Philanthropy team (Major Donor and Corporate Partnerships). You will be primarily supporting the Senior Trust Fundraiser for Scotland and Northern Ireland processing income, researching new funding opportunities and managing low level funders that support The Salvation Army's programme of work.

Across Scotland and Northern Ireland The Salvation Army is delivering a diverse range of services and activities in response to the many and varied needs of our communities. If you have a passion for ensuring people receive the help they need at the time in their lives when they need it the most this could be the job for you.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for ensuring that all trust fundraising income is processed accurately and that funders are thanked appropriately and in a timely manner. You will provide administrative support across the team and work collaboratively with other internal teams and departments to ensure the smooth and effective running of the team. You will also be responsible for researching funding opportunities and securing income from a portfolio of donors, contributing towards the team's annual income target.

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