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ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Services Manager to be the registered manager for both our Perth & Kinross and Fife services. Across both service areas we provide varying support to a number of individuals including children and young people, adult services, complex supported living and holiday projects.
You must have the passion and drive to take a lead role in continuing to improve the quality of the services we provide to the people we support and to effectively lead and support seven Team Facilitators and Regional Admin Manager to manage and support our frontline staff.
This role is pivotal to the success of our mission and ambition to support people with a learning disability to lead the lives of their choosing; lives that are full, meaningful and inclusive. A successful Services Manager will lead their teams to develop and maintain good relationships and communications with the family and Social Care professionals involved in the lives of the people we support.
Sound good so far?
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
What's also great about ENABLE Scotland is that we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities including SVQ Level 4.
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and continuing your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Mari Galletly, Regional Manager on 01738 493990 or email email@example.com
Routes to Work South is a well-established company dedicated to the alleviation of poverty in South Lanarkshire. The organisation delivers a range of services on behalf of the local Council and generates income from a range of other sources including through competitive tenders and social enterprise activity. RTWS invests throughout South Lanarkshire in local people, communities, facilities and staff and year on year helps over 1,000 South Lanarkshire residents gain employment.
RTWS has been recognised as one of Scotland’s Top Employers and aims to reduce poverty through work by delivering services on behalf of the Local Authority, Scottish Government and other national organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions, Big Lottery and Skills Development Scotland.
This is an exciting time of growth for the Company and the Business Support Services Manager will be key in its future development. Working alongside the Chief Executive, Board and Leadership Team you will lead business support services including HR, Quality & Compliance, Communications, IT/Digital, Administration and Facilities. You will drive forward business strategies, develop and widen opportunities, create new services and contribute to diversifying the Companies income leading to growth.
To lead and develop the company’s support services through effective management and implementation of organisational policy and practice. To champion the Customer Experience and achievement of external quality standards. To supervise business support staff and contribute to all aspects of financing and strategic planning. To work with and support the Leadership Team, Chief Executive and Board of Directors to achieve strategic objectives.
Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs, of primary up to early secondary age. Our core service, Harmeny School, is situated in the village of Balerno, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with our beautiful thirty-five acre estate including a natural woodland, residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats and a variety of play areas. The campus is easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.
The Trust has reached a point in its 60-year history where there is real opportunity for growth and we require Fundraising & Communications Manager to lead the development of our fundraising and communications functions. A core element of this is a major fundraising appeal, with the aim of raising £2.4million in order to develop our residential care and learning facilities.
The postholder will have proven experience in raising significant funds and delivering effective communications strategies, management experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to work flexible hours, where necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity to support the development of Harmeny at a time of expansion, with the postholder playing a key role in enabling the enhancement of the school and development of new services. Whilst the role is initially on a fixed-term basis, it may become permanent after a review.
Stop It Now! Scotland is the only national charity dedicated exclusively to preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. Well respected in the field, we are part of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a UK wide charity focusing on the prevention of child sexual abuse through engaging both protective adults and those who present a risk to children.
We’re looking to recruit a dynamic and talented individual to lead our media and communications activities and drive forward our communications strategy. This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we expand our services and increase our ability to help families in need, while continue a major campaign to tackle online sexual offending.
The successful candidate will also have some responsibilities in relation to co-ordinating our fundraising work through building relationships with supportive organisations and key individuals.
Applicants must be experienced communications professionals, with the motivation and ability to develop and deliver all aspects of our communications activity, helping us promote child safety and increase our ability to raise awareness, inspire action, and influence and engage with the public, Government and professionals in the field.
Applicants do not need a background in or specific knowledge of child protection. Of greater importance is an affinity with our mission, a commitment to excellence in communications, and a capability to successfully help our charity grow and develop sustainably. The post offers considerable scope for creativity, and would suit a motivated individual who is looking for their next career move.
The successful candidate will be ready to hit the ground running, and will have spotted that we already punch above our weight in the media. They will be keen to take ownership of this role and deliver high-quality communications activities which help us achieve our vision of a world in which children's right to live free from adverse childhood experiences becomes a reality. If you feel you could bring your expertise to this endeavour, then we would love to hear from you.
In return, we offer a challenging and rewarding role within a friendly, hardworking team which is committed to keeping children safe from sexual harm.
This is a part-time position for 12 months based on 18 hours per week. We offer a salary of £16,320 per annum (£34,000 f.t.e) and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata). This post will be subject to a Disclosure check. There may be scope for further paid hours beyond the 18 hours a week in relation to specific campaigns. Although the post is initially for 1 year, sustainability of the post will relate to sourcing of sustainable income for our campaign work.
For an informal discussion in relation to this role please call National Manager, Stuart Allardyce on 0131 556 3535.
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues and is seeking to recruit a Senior Officer (drug death prevention).
This important position has been developed following changes within the remit of the National Naloxone Programme to focus on wider aspects of drug death prevention and carries substantial responsibility.
Reporting to the Strategy Coordinator, we are looking to recruit a passionate, highly motivated and proactive individual with a strong commitment to harm reduction, to work within a supportive team and play a vital role in the delivery of the Staying Alive in Scotland strategy.
This post requires an in-depth knowledge of drug-related mortality and morbidity alongside evidenced-based strategies to prevent or reduce such harms.
Experience of working at strategic level, delivering training, public speaking and engaging effectively with multiple stakeholders is crucial. It is also essential to have relevant experience working with or providing services for people who use drugs.
Established in 1986, SDF is a membership-based organisation. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. SDF works with policy makers, service planners and commissioners, service managers and staff as well as people who use or have used services to ensure service quality and evidence-based policy and practice.
SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions including a 35 hour working week, flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.
For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Kirsten Horsburgh, Strategy Coordinator - Drug Death Prevention 0141 221 1175
Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
We are a small, long-established charity providing support and services to people in Perth & Kinross who have sensory impairment to enable them to live as independently as possible.
We work with statutory and other third sector organisations, providing assessment, rehabilitation and a broad range of volunteer-based services. In the past few years we have achieved transformational change through organisational and service developments. Following a recent strategic review, we have adopted a strategy of continued incremental growth.
Our current CEO will be retiring in a few months and we need someone to lead the next stage of our journey. We are looking for an inspirational leader who will champion our values, develop external partnerships and focus on achievement. The person appointed will be passionate about service improvement and have past success in business development and securing income from a range of sources.
Under arrangements made by The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and associated regulation, Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.
The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. You will work directly with Safeguarders to evidence practice against the standards and contribute to the shared vision of an excellent; transparent; accountable and respectful service for children and young people.
We are looking for an outgoing, person-centred, enthusiastic and upbeat individual to be part of the team that effectively supports and monitors Safeguarders and that delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments. We use a performance support & monitoring framework to evidence that those appointed or reappointed to the national panel are competent and operate to the applicable practice standards.
You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System or the demonstrable ability to grasp complex systems and issues very quickly as you will:
Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, considerable travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.
This is a 35 hour fixed term post, funded until 31 March 2020.
We are looking for a dynamic, values-led individual who is seeking an opportunity to lead exciting grassroots community organisation in Edinburgh’s Lochend, Restalrig and Craigentinny areas.
For over 20 years The Ripple has sought to improve the life of the community it serves by helping people help themselves. Deliberately local and relationship based, The Ripple has 18 varied projects, many of which are led by some of our over 80 local volunteers.
You’ll know about nurturing people, managing resources, community organising, creative thinking and thoughtful risk-taking. You’ll communicate well, be adaptable and reflective and in everything you do, you’ll be led by your values.
Please download the Job Description below for further details about this post.
Purpose of the role
To be responsible for the operational management, strategic direction and ethos of The Welcoming and the positive impact of all aspects of its work. To ensure a sustainable funding portfolio, lead and manage staff and liaise with and report to its Board of Trustees to ensure that all projects achieve their outcomes.
The Welcoming Association Edinburgh supports migrants and refugees to build positive lives, achieve their potential, have choices and fully participate in society. We are known for our deep commitment to being a place of welcome, and for providing a responsive, accessible, high quality service to enable newcomers to learn new skills, make local friends and learn about and participate in life in Scotland.
Our vision is delivered though a range of programmes spanning drop-in English classes, befriending schemes, accessible fitness sessions, environmental sustainability and employability skills development. Volunteers and participants play a central part in influencing the direction and activities at The Welcoming. We work in partnership with government, universities and NGOs in Edinburgh and beyond. For example, we partner the City of Edinburgh Council Refugee and Migration Programme team and Saheliya in the delivery of the Syrian Resettlement Programme.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join The Welcoming Association Edinburgh. We are building on eight years of consistent growth and are developing new initiatives for the future. The new Director will play an important strategic leadership role to take the organisation into its next stage, working alongside a high calibre Board of 10 Trustees, a highly capable and motivated staff team of 8 FTE and 180 dedicated volunteers. The role will work in close partnership with the Associate Director to build on the culture, values, learning and networks built over the past decade, and bring in fresh energy, ideas and perspectives. A detailed job description is attached.
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and highly skilled leader with the vision and ability to
The successful candidate will be a deeply principles and values based leader, driven by enthusiasm for empowering newcomers to achieve their potential and commitment to the values of welcoming, equality, respect, creativity and learning. The post holder will demonstrate the capacity for positive external liaison - working collaboratively with existing government, agency and charity partners in Edinburgh and seizing opportunities to develop new relationships.