With a focus on the emerging National Care Service Programme in Scotland.
The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) are looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to join a dedicated, hardworking team on a part time, one year contract.
Based at home you will join the SASW professional team to work with staff and active members to support SASW in its work around adults services and, in particular, the emerging National Care Service Programme. To contribute to other ongoing SASW work and engagement with members for the benefit of members, the profession, people who use social work services and other stakeholders. To support develop and co-ordinate BASW’s activities in Scotland.
You must be committed to the highest standards of practice, have enthusiasm, drive and determination.
This role would suit either a qualified social worker with national social work policy knowledge or a policy professional with sound knowledge of social work. You could join us either as an employed member of the Association or as a self-employed contractor.
The post holder will need direct experience or a good understanding of current policy and practice in adult social work in Scotland and a sound understanding of the political landscape/policy in social work in Scotland.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
The role of the Deputy Head – Clinical Services will support the Head of Service Delivery to develop and deliver a range of service solutions that will meet the needs of people living with all of our conditions including Long COVID, clearly demonstrating the impact of these services for people, the systems in which we operate and potential funders/donors. The postholder will lead the Clinical Services Team which will oversee the delivery of operational element of the Services Plan with a specific focus on geographic clinical service delivery in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy.
Candidates must have a recognised professional qualification / registration within heath and/or social care such as NMC or HCPC registration. Individuals should also be able to lead motivate, engage, inspire and develop staff whilst leading teams through change in a positive and constructive manner. You should have a track record of managing clinical based services, as well as experience of clinical service design, continuous improvement and experience of service evaluation and audit. Networking skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders is also essential.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
This role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, one half of the leadership duo that manages the Iona Community. The Executive Director and Leader of the Iona Community are equal partners, with the ED responsible for developing and implementing the business plan that will deliver the Community’s recently agreed strategic vision.
The key responsibilities include to:
· Develop and implement an ongoing commercial strategy, fundraising plan and oversee donor support.
· Work with the Leader and Council to guide and develop the Community’s strategic planning.
· Overall responsibility for the finances, in consultation with the Leader and the Finance Team.
· Shared annual revenue budgetary responsibility of £1.4 million.
· Attend Council and Community Resources Committee meetings.
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
Following a vacancy arising and a restructuring exercise, this is a senior-level post that will head up our Operations Department as part of our Senior Management Team.
This role leads the Department responsible for:
As a member of the Senior Management Team, take shared responsibility for the leadership and management of Inclusion Scotland.
Does your extensive experience of web publishing include using content management systems and producing high quality content for a variety of fast-paced projects? Then join Shelter Scotland in the brand new role of Web Content Editor and you could soon be making the most of your skills at the heart of our Digital team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of a busy Communications and Policy department, our Digital team is responsible for all of Shelter Scotland’s digital output, including producing content for Get Advice, which provides help and advice to over 900,000 people in Scotland each year. Join us and, as part of a dedicated cross-functional team, you’ll work closely with user experience, development, communications and content colleagues to ensure our web presence is user-centred and accessible and has a consistent style and tone.
About the role
As well as being responsible for staying on top of our brand content, you’ll work with internal content owners to improve and manage content on our non-advice pages - especially those where visitors start their journey with us. We’ll also rely on you to regularly check and track content for accuracy, as well as edit, proofread and suggest improvements to written content when required. Helping us to move to a devolved publishing model for web content in Scotland will be an important aspect of the role too. And, when it comes to managing our publishers, administering user access for our content management system, fixing broken page layouts or advising on content design, again, we’ll count on you.
Passionate about delivering a high-quality and continuously improving online experience, it goes without saying that you have excellent editorial skills, impeccable attention to detail and a proven track record in a similar type of role. You’ll also need a good understanding of agile practice, plus experience of working with a range of digital professionals, including UX specialists, developers, and product managers. The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders and provide and receive constructive feedback and criticism is essential too, in a role that will help us empower private renters, demand more social homes are built, and be there for anyone fighting housing injustice.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Waverley Care are looking for a new Health Improvement Coordinator to provide HIV and blood borne virus prevention and support, as well as wider sexual health promotion, across Highland and Argyll and Bute. The post holder will provide support to individuals living with HIV and deliver key prevention messages targeting those at higher risk of HIV transmission and poor sexual health outcomes – this will include providing testing services, supplying safer sex materials at public sex environments (PSE) and a range of online services. The post holder will also coordinate condom schemes across both areas.
We are looking for someone with an interest in, and passion for, improving the lives of people affected by blood borne viruses and poor sexual health. They must have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable groups, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a range of service users and stakeholders. This role demands a number of face-to-face activities in both Highland and Aryll & Bute, so access to a vehicle and ability to travel is essential.
Our charity supports young people around 18 to 35 years old. 2050 Climate Group’s vision is that by 2050, young people will be active citizens, having led and accelerated the progress to a just and sustainable society. Since we started in 2014, we have been volunteer-driven and the majority of our programme of work is delivered by a large committed group of operational volunteers with key support from the board of trustees and a small staff team.
2050 Climate Group has been working to empower Scotland’s Young Leaders to lead action on tackling our climate crisis and our work continues to evolve. In 2016 the group delivered its first major programme of work, our award-winning Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP). In 2018, 2050 Climate Group undertook its first international project in partnership with Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), the Malawi Climate Leaders Project. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we prepare for activities in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
This role requires an individual experienced in delivering international development projects and partnerships. The person recruited will co-ordinate the fourth year of the Malawi Climate Leaders Project in partnership with the Malawi-based staff team, and will be responsible for leading 2050 Climate Group’s side of the project delivery in Scotland, including securing funding to continue the project. The role will require fast paced delivery of milestones and strong experience in a similar or project-based role is essential.
The role will require close working with volunteers in Scotland and Malawi, therefore occasional evening and weekend work will be required. If Covid-19 restrictions significantly ease, the role may also require management and co-ordination of country exchange visits.
The post-holder will have a unique opportunity to work with our trustees, volunteers and staff to help shape and deliver key aspects of our international work programme, including planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.
Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.
What is Peer support?
Peer support is intentionally using lived experience to support others and is well known within recovery and mental health services across the world. Peer Work within Thrive is centred around supporting citizens to identify and work towards achievable and meaningful recovery goals, drawing on mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.
We believe the peer support relationship should facilitate the sharing of personal experiences in a way which is purposeful, modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and the sharing or teaching of coping, self-help and self-management techniques.
Peer working should also help citizens to identify and overcome fears within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, and challenge negative self-talk.
The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.
This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges
Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.
The full job description listing all key tasks is available for download below.
For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, visit our website.
tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.
This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).
Cruse Scotland is Scotland’s only open-to-all bereavement charity. As such, we support people of all ages regardless of when the death occurred or the cause of death.
Each year we support over 6,000 people through our helpline, listening and counselling services, specialist support for children and groupwork. We also develop the therapeutic workforce through our development and volunteering opportunities and external training.
We are at an exciting point in our development and are seeking to establish a fundraising team to help us achieve our goal of becoming a sustainable charity that works closely with partner agencies to support Scotland’s bereaved.
About the Role:
We seek to recruit an experienced fundraising professional to lead on the development and implementation of a Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Fundraising strategy.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the postholder will focus on securing grant income from a range of local and national sources that support current services and help us achieve our long-term development plans.
The post will be a combination of home & office based in Edinburgh. Some occasional travel in Scotland may be necessary.