Charity registered in Scotland SC008580
A unique opportunity to develop a pioneering young people led housing solution in Scotland
Helm are an award winning specialist youthwork organisation working with 200 young people a year in Dundee, enabling them to make great transitions into adult life. We have formed a new partnership with young people and Hillcrest Housing Association, and have won 3 year funding to establish a brand new young person led enterprise and develop a pioneering housing project.
Once homes are built, the new enterprise will also manage the new 30 home community, offering the first ever young person designed and led option in Dundee for care experienced young people aged 16+ starting out in their journey towards independent living.
Tenants will form 50% of the board of the new organisation, Helm and Hillcrest will also become Board members, with remaining positions available for community and business leaders who can contribute the right skills and knowledge mix to scaffold the development of a robust and sustainable organisation. The enterprise is also expected to develop the ability to attract new funding, complementary social enterprises and/or lead other initiatives in time.
We now want to appoint an experienced Project Lead who will take a leading role in developing the new organisation, build great relationships with all key stakeholders, oversee the successful building development from site selection through to finished build, and ensure that matters important to young people stay at the forefront throughout. The Project Lead will also appoint a team of 4 young care experienced advisers to assist them in this work.
We recognise this position could suit candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, however suitable candidates will all have a passion to make a difference in their community, a track record in people management, and the ability to demonstrate 5 years experience of successful project completion in challenging environments, ideally with at least some commercial experience.
Engaging the business community in support of Dundee’s young people
Helm are an award winning specialist youthwork organisation working with 200 young people a year in Dundee, enabling them to make great transitions into adult life.
We continue to diversify our support base and now want to appoint a Corporate Partnerships Lead who will take a leading role in developing and implementing a new corporate fundraising and support strategy for Helm. The post holder will work within a small successful fundraising team, and will have access to established reporting and database systems and administrative support.
This position could suit candidates from a wide range of professional backgrounds. However all candidates will need to be a “people person” with a passion to make a difference, who can bring their own lived experience of adversity to this role, and will have a track record in work which demonstrates great transferable skills. You will of course need to be a dedicated and motivated self-starter.