West of Scotland Housing Association
West of Scotland Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC018486

West of Scotland Housing Association is a dynamic social housing provider with a unique history and vision for the future. We are passionate about delivering exceptional services to our tenants. We also want to help make a positive contribution to the lives of those people living in the communities. West of Scotland Housing Association and its subsidiary company Willowacre Trust overarching aims and outcomes are to tackle the social and economic issues within the communities it serves.

Current vacancies

Part time Development Worker (Funding)

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th January 2020

As the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), Willowacre Trusts overarching aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage and impact on tenancy sustainment within the communities served by WSHA.

Willowacre Trust understands the importance of providing tenants and communities with access to the support that they require to assist them in sustaining their tenancies and improve their opportunities.

Willowacre Trust plays a fundamental role in the delivery of non-core landlord activities including specialist support and wider community services. These services include Sheltered Housing Support, Starter Pack Services, Furniture Upcycling, Older People’s Services, Money Advice, Energy Advice, Handy Person Services and the Barrowfield Community Centre.

Working with the Community and Support Services Manager you will assist to identify new projects and services which offer support to WSHA tenants and communities. You will work within a planned programme to create high-quality written funding applications to raise external funding for Willowacre Trust and WSHA.

You will have a proven track record of experience working in fundraising, including the preparation of funding applications for trusts, foundations or businesses. You will also undertake research and support the development of new projects including the analysis of key community data.

You will require exceptional organisational skills, being able to meet demanding deadlines along with good team working skills.

In return we offer a friendly, inclusive environment and a good remuneration package with 37 days’ annual leave and flexi-time system.

Shortlist

Community Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,319
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th January 2020

As the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), Willowacre Trusts overarching aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage and impact on tenancy sustainment within the communities served by WSHA.

Willowacre Trust understands the importance of providing tenants and communities with access to the support that they require to assist them in sustaining their tenancies and improve their opportunities.

Willowacre Trust plays a fundamental role in the delivery of non-core landlord activities including specialist support and wider community services. These services include Sheltered Housing Support, Starter Pack Services, Furniture Upcycling, Older People’s Services, Money Advice, Energy Advice, Handy Person Services, Thriving Places and the Barrowfield Community Centre.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund we are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Community Worker to work within the Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie Thriving Places initiative.

You will work directly with local residents and communities to actively support their involvement in Thriving Places. you will work collaboratively with the community and enable them to identify, articulate and fulfil the aspirations that they have for themselves and their community.

You will be supported by the Community Connector. You will play a key role in building confidence and maximising community capacity to improve local skills alongside supporting resilience and strengthening the community voice.

You will have a proven track record of working directly with local people, be able to evidence strong community engagement skills and be able to demonstrate experience of community capacity building at an operational level.

You will require exceptional engagement skills, and be able to meet demanding deadlines along with good team working skills.

In return we offer a friendly, inclusive environment and a good remuneration package with 37 days’ annual leave and flexi-time system.

Shortlist