Waverley Care
Waverley Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC036500

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. Across Scotland, we are reducing new HIV and Hepatitis C infections, encouraging people to get tested and providing much needed support to people living with, or affected by these conditions. Through our work, we are also challenging HIV and Hepatitis C related stigma, tackling health inequalities and promoting good sexual health.


Current vacancies

Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,803
  • Flexible, ability to travel between Waverley Care locations
  • Closing 1st February 2021

Waverley Care are recruiting a Communications Manager to help us build awareness and support for our work across Scotland.

The successful candidate will join us at a crucial time in our history as we work towards hepatitis C elimination, zero HIV transmissions and improved sexual health education for all in Scotland.

Leading a small Communications Team, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a new communications strategy to effectively tell our story to stakeholders, including service users, supporters, funders, professional partners and media.

You will also work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team to ensure the charity has highly effective internal communications systems, ensuring all staff are well informed about all aspects of our work.

The role sits within the charity’s Corporate Services function which brings together our Fundraising, Finance and Head Office functions. You will line manage our part-time Communications and Public Affairs Officer.

We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and experienced communications professional, who thrives on challenge. You’ll have an eye for a story and an ability to work with colleagues to help tell it with impact.

If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

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Health Improvement Coordinator (Hepatitis C)

  • Full time
  • £25,389 – £28,065
  • Hepatitis C Services Manager, Glasgow
  • Closing 9th March 2020

At Waverley Care, we take a positive approach to HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexual Health. We’re currently recruiting for a Health Improvement Coordinator to join our Hepatitis C Information and Support Team in Glasgow.

As part of the team you will deliver one-to-one assertive outreach, supporting individuals living with hepatitis C at every stage of their journey, from testing through to treatment and a life free from hepatitis C. You will also support the delivery of hepatitis C and HIV education, working with people at risk of contracting these conditions to provide opportunities for them to access testing.

The role is primarily community-based, taking services out to where people are, rather than waiting for them to come to us. This will involve working in places frequented by people who are actively injecting drugs.

In doing so, you will work closely our HIV Street Support Team, alongside community-based partners, including addiction nurses.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of, and is passionate about working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs to improve their health and wellbeing. If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

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Health Improvement Coordinator (Prisons)

  • Full time
  • £25,389 – £28,065
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th March 2020

At Waverley Care, we take a positive approach to HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexual Health. We’re currently recruiting a Health Improvement Coordinator to deliver prison work as part of our Hepatitis C Information and Support Service in Glasgow.

As part of the team, you will support individuals living with hepatitis C, who are either in prison or recently liberated, at every stage of their journey, from testing through to treatment and a life free from hepatitis C.

This will include working with individuals whilst in prison to develop personalised plans to support their needs post-liberation, and providing ongoing, community-based support to help them remain engaged in care and treatment.

In addition, you will facilitate a programme of individual and group based activities focusing on peer support and education about hepatitis C and HIV, enabling individuals at risk of contracting these conditions to access testing and support.

Our service is community-based, taking services to where people are, rather than waiting for them to come to us. In community settings, this will involve street work, including in locations frequented by people who are actively injecting drugs.

As part of the team, you will work closely our HIV Street Support Team, alongside community-based partners, including addiction nurses.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of, and is passionate about working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs to improve their health and wellbeing. If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.

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Health Improvement Coordinator (Young People)

  • Part time
  • £25,389 pro-rata
  • Highland-wide
  • Closing 19th October 2020

At Wave, we’re all about getting young people across the Highlands thinking and talking about their sexual health and relationships.

We’re recruiting a Health Improvement Coordinator to join our busy team, supporting the delivery of sexual health and relationships education and health promotion information to under 25s.

The post holder will be involved in the development and delivery of online education programmes and digital resources for young people and professionals, as part of our new Relationships Resilience project

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about working with young people, and ensuring that they have a voice in their sexual health and relationships education.

You will have a clear understanding of the challenges faced by young people across the Highlands, a high level of digital literacy, and be able to contribute your skills and experience to help improve the work of the team.

If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you. In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

Please note, at the moment, staff in our Inverness office are working remotely due to COVID 19 restrictions, so it is likely that this post holder will initially be working from home.

Wave is provided by Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexual Health charity.

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Health Improvement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,389 – £28,065
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st December 2020

Are you looking to make a direct impact on the lives of some of the people worst hit by the consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown? Are you passionate about addressing inequalities in our society? Do you think outside the box?

We are recruiting a Health Improvement Coordinator to work with people in Glasgow who have been directly affected by hepatitis C and HIV, in particular those who are currently involved in the criminal justice system.

As part of the Health Improvement Team West, you will support individuals living with hepatitis C and/or HIV at every stage of their journey, from testing through to treatment and a life free from hepatitis C and/or living well with HIV. You will raise awareness, challenge stigma, and help to restart vital assertive outreach support to the most vulnerable and digitally excluded.

The work is very ‘hands on’, helping people to maintain a vital link to treatment for hepatitis C and/or HIV as they move through the criminal justice system. To make this work, the role will also involve some partnership working with prison staff, NHS staff (in particular, blood borne virus nurses and consultants), and other organisations.

In addition, you will work to educate people about hepatitis C and HIV, and offer blood borne virus testing in the community to those who wish to test. You will be part of the drive to eliminate hepatitis C from Scotland and to reduce new HIV infections to zero.

Our service is community-based, going to where people are rather than waiting for them to come to us, which could mean working with people on the street or visiting people in prison, if/when COVID-19 restrictions allow it.

As part of a busy and solutions-focused team, we are looking for someone who has a strong track record of, and is passionate about working with, vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs to improve their health and wellbeing. If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

Please note the funding for this position is initially until January/February 2022. Further funding will be sought.

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Community Heritage Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,912 pro-rata
  • Home based while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place – thereafter Glasgow & Edinburgh, with national travel across Scotland
  • Closing 15th January 2021

Waverley Care are recruiting a Community Heritage Officer to coordinate an exciting, two-year project to chart the history of HIV/AIDS in Scotland.

The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a group of peer volunteers who are living with or affected by HIV. Working with the group, you will explore the history of HIV/AIDS in Scotland, through oral history testimony and archive work.

Working with stakeholders, you will then showcase the project findings via a series of public engagement events, a travelling kit box, and a public exhibition in late 2022. The candidate will also work to create a digital archive of the project.

Through this work, you will help to raise awareness of Scotland’s HIV/AIDS journey from the 80s to the present day, and to challenge HIV stigma.

We are looking for someone with experience of community engagement, particularly using digital engagement approaches, who can recruit and motivate volunteers, as well as work in partnership with other stakeholders. The candidate will have experience in history research, either involving archive work or oral history.

If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

Reports to: Senior Research and Communications Manager

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