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.


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Project Coordinator, HIV Street Support Project

  • Full time
  • £24,644 – £27,242
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th July 2019

About Waverley Care

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.

Our vision is of a society free from HIV and hepatitis C stigma, where people know their status, and where individuals and communities living with or affected by these conditions enjoy good physical, mental and emotional health.

About the post

We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to join our new HIV Street Support Project. Funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, the pilot project is in response to the HIV outbreak in Glasgow by providing a street support service for people who inject drugs.

The Project Coordinator will be part of a small team, led by a Project Manager and assisted by a part time Project Worker, to provide outreach support.

The team will provide one-to-one support, ensuring people receive information and help to manage their chronic health needs, and will break down barriers that prevent people from accessing essential healthcare services. The project will also adopt a preventative approach, providing harm reduction advice and information to those at risk of HIV. The overall aim is for people to live fuller, healthier and longer lives.

It is anticipated that the majority of this work will be delivered through assertive outreach (i.e. taking the service to the people rather than expecting people to come to the service). As such this will involve working in places frequented by people who inject drugs (PWID) in Glasgow city centre, including street work.

Although the working hours of the Project will be worked across Monday to Friday, hours will be varied to consider the needs of users.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, who works well in a team as well as independently, and who is passionate about working with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in Scotland. 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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This vacancy has now closed

Project Coordinator, HIV Street Support Project

  • Part time
  • £25,014 – £27,651 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2019

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. We are recruiting a part time Project Coordinator to join our HIV Street Support Project. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project is responding to the HIV outbreak in Glasgow by providing a street support service for people who inject drugs.

The project provides one-to-one support, ensuring people receive information and help to manage their chronic health needs, and breaks down barriers that prevent people from accessing essential healthcare services. The project adopts a preventative approach, providing harm reduction advice and information to those at risk of HIV. The overall aim is for people to live fuller, healthier and longer lives.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, who works well in a team as well as independently, and who is passionate about working with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in Scotland. 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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Women’s Outreach Coordinator, HIV Street Support Project

  • Full time
  • £25,014 – £27,651
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2019

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. We are recruiting a Women’s Outreach Coordinator to join our HIV Street Support Project. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the pilot project is responding to the HIV outbreak in Glasgow by providing a street support service for people who inject drugs.

The successful candidate will provide one-to-one support, delivering harm reduction advice and interventions to women who inject drugs – some of whom may also be involved in transactional sex and have experienced gender-based violence. The focus will be on managing and addressing gender-related HIV risk factors.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, who works well in a team as well as independently, and who is passionate about working with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in Scotland. 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.

The Women’s Outreach Coordinator post has been funded by Gilead.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the work, this post is open to female applicants only under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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Befriending / Mentoring

11th April 2018

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Clinic Support

Advice / Information Giving

20th March 2018

Set up and dismantle the clinic Welcome men to clinic and explain the testing process Provide guidance on signing in and registration forms Offer refreshments to clients Promote the c card and free condoms and lube as well as other services Complete monitoring forms Read more

Condom Distribution Volunteer

Advice / Information Giving

20th March 2018

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