VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support work facilitator to join its busy and expanding Edinburgh team to design and deliver a range of training and learning and development events for carers. The postholder will be involved in designing, delivering and evaluating events for carers focused on improving carer outcomes. They will also work to promote carer events and encourage uptake. Events will be delivered in various locations across Edinburgh, including from the Edinburgh Carers’ Hub.
The successful candidate will have several years’ training experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of health and social care provision in Scotland, including key legislation and policy affecting carers. They will have an understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey
Applicants will evidence excellent people, casework and communication skills. Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.
Bike for Good is currently recruiting for a full-time Health & Wellbeing Cycling Practitioner. The successful candidate will d eliver cycle training for adults who are willing to improve their physical and mental health and become a qualified Ride Leader. They will contribute towards the setup, running and on-going planning of Health and Wellbeing groups and 1:1 lessons. The post holder will be responsible for meeting targets set together with the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator.
We are looking for someone who is a flexible self-starter with an enterprising attitude. It is also important that you are someone with a personable and friendly approach to work who can also demonstrate our core organisational values.
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland’s must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.
We are recruiting for a Senior Community Learning Coordinator to develop and manage GSC’s strategy for the CLD programme to build and significantly expand its reach and impact; with the aim of creating a sustainable business model for GSC’s CLD programme to continue at a significantly expanded and impactful level for the foreseeable future.
This position is Full-time (based on 37.5 hours per week) and is Fixed-term until 31st December 2021, with the intention to become permanent subject to funding.
Full job description can be downloaded from our website: glasgowsciencecentre.org/node/2495
Tiphereth Camphill In Edinburgh are seeking an experienced and creative Project Co-ordinator to deliver our grant funded Skills Development and Accreditation Project. The post holder will work within an established community that supports adults with learning disabilities and Autism to live, work and grow together.
Tiphereth is home to 50 people, who live in a blend of family homes and their own tenancies. We work together across a range of social enterprises and day service workshops with a focus on providing meaningful work activity.
‘Skills for growth’ embraces the idea of lifelong and contextual learning, the project, will work in partnership with a range of community resources to establish learning materials and learning settings which can be used to support participants to develop essential life skills as well as accredited qualifications through the SQA and Borders College.
The post holder will work with our Members, their existing support staff, and families to identify their future life goals and develop Individual Learning Plans for those that refer to the project.
Collaboration with our existing residential and day services are at the heart of the project.
The role of the Project Co-ordinator will be a combination of providing direct learning support to members and that of a ‘facilitator’, to aid existing support staff who can support applied learning, in natural settings.
Through ‘Skills for Growth’ aim to build confident, resilient adults ready to face the challenges of modern life.
Experience of teaching or other educational work in an assisted learning setting would be advantageous.
The St James Quarter (SJQ) is due to open in Spring 2021 and in a unique private and public partnership between CCP and SJQ, FUSE Recruitment & Skills Hub has been developed to support recruitment & training for both the incoming St James Quarter tenants and the current businesses within the local Business Improvement District (BID) managed by Essential Edinburgh. The project is also supported through close partnership working amongst the Joined up for Business and Joined up for Jobs organisations and stakeholders.
The FUSE Recruitment & Skills Hub operates as a centre of excellence for recruitment, training and advice, ensuring an exceptionally high level of service to both candidate and employer. We advocate and work to, best-practice, and our service to local employers enables accurate and efficient job matching, access to a wider candidate pool and to expert support within our network. We work with jobseekers to tailor support where needed, provide access to unique opportunities and are active within schools, higher education organisations and local communities to highlight careers within Retail & Hospitality.
The Job Purpose
This is Fixed Term Position until October 2021 (with potential to be extended pending review) which is part of the Employer Engagement Team at Capital City Partnership (CCP). It will be primarily based within the FUSE offices at The Cube, 45 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT.
The post will require a flexible approach (including occasional evening or weekend working). It will require a strong recruitment skillset and elevated level of employer and partnership working to grow and deliver the Strategic Vision of the FUSE Steering Group.
The Employer Engagement Executive is pivotal to the success of the FUSE Recruitment & Skills offering and will work directly to the FUSE Manager to ensure the smooth and successful implementation and running of FUSE, supporting recruitment and consistently delivering high level engagement with employers.
Kirriemuir- Webster’s High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week
Arbroath- Arbroath High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week
Montrose- Montrose Academy, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week
Kinross- Kinross High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week
Dundee- St Paul’s RC Academy, £26,000 - 5 days per week
Children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has been providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff in Scottish primary and secondary schools since 2001.
Starting with an initial pilot in two Edinburgh primary schools, Place2Be Scotland now reaches over 14,000 pupils and their families in schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and South Ayrshire. Our training programme in-cludes a Mental Health Champions Foundation Course available free of charge to 50,000 teachers across the UK and support for School Leaders.
As an established leader in the field Place2Be has also been commis-sioned by the Scottish Government to deliver a nationwide support service for school leaders, teachers and staff across Scotland. In addition we are working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh to support teachers of the future to develop their resilience, understand children’s mental health and wellbeing and contribute to mental healthy schools.
We are committed to supporting the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people in the crucial formative years of their lives. Our expert teams provide pupils and their families with emotional and therapeutic support, as well as delivering training within school communities. All of our work is evidence-based, using tried and tested methods, backed by research.
As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be provision in partnership with the school ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations and 1-1 intervention work.
You'll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools, by undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions for children and young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and Place2Be management team and actively participating in staff meetings to share best practice and develop clinical thinking, knowledge and learning.
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised clinical qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Most important of all is your approach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we're look-ing for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.
Please note only counsellors or psychotherapists should apply, and they can be registered with BACP or COSCA.
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
Move On works with disadvantaged people, supporting them to achieve positive change in their lives and preventing homelessness. From our four bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including: training, community based intensive support, employability, mentoring, volunteering opportunities, guidance, advice and information.
Move On has a growing turnover and staff team and is increasingly operating a more complex social enterprise service delivery model.
We require an enthusiastic and experienced person to ensure the efficient and effective running of Move On's financial, administrative and HR systems, enabling the organisation to deliver greatest possible impact for service users and volunteers.
Leading a small team of three part time staff, you will have responsibility for Move On’s day to day financial systems, preparation and processing of monthly payroll, as well as preparation of management accounts. Working with the Executive Director you will also prepare budgets, forecasts and annual audit information.
This is an adoption leave cover post with an anticipated start date in November, for an initial period of nine months with possible extension.
You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, a commitment to Move On’s values, be a self-starter, bring relevant experience to the role and experience of working with volunteers and disadvantaged people.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.
We are seeking a creative and experienced events programmer to join our team & deliver tremendous book events to schools.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?
We are seeking a creative and experienced events programmer to join our team & deliver tremendous book events to schools.
The School Communities Manager curates and delivers Authors Live, in partnership with BBC Scotland Learning and manages high profile Book Awards. They also oversee the children’s touring and events programme and line manage the School Communities Events Manager and School Communities Administrator.
The role works closely with the Head of School Communities on the development, management and delivery of the School Communities Programme which inspire children and young people to engage with reading and writing. The post also works closely with the School Communities Managers to ensure co-ordinated delivery and optimum impact for our school community audiences.
Training and Evaluation Tender Opportunities for NLHF-funded Business Support Programme
We invite tenders for the training provision and summative evaluation for the NLHF-funded Business Support Programme, ‘Surviving to Thriving’ (StT). The programme has been developed by MGS, Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), and greenspace scotland to support heritage organisations in Scotland to develop sustainable business models.
The programme will deliver a comprehensive resilience and leadership training programme for approximately 40 heritage organisations (approx. 80 individuals) across Scotland. The training should be tailored to the needs of participants, focusing on four main themes of leadership, governance, business planning and community engagement.
The programme delivery will commence April 2021 and run for 18 months, with the expectation that participating organisations participate in between 20-30 days training within that time period. Eligible organisations will be awarded a community grant to enable them to fully participate in the skills programme. It is expected that training will be delivered using a variety of methods such as small cohorts, directly at organisation’s locations (where possible) and digitally.
This project is designed to upskill and support the work of the heritage workforce across Scotland, including representatives from at-risk organisations in all fields, but with a specific focus on those organisations with tangible assets.
As a Facilitator for Parent Network Scotland reporting directly to the Senior Facilitator, you will support excellence through the preparation and delivery of high-quality parenting programmes such as Parenting Matters and supporting participating parents. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other facilitators you shall deliver nothing less than excellence by delivering outstanding learning to parents within their communities, whilst maintaining vital knowledge and updates in legislation such as Child Protection and Health and Safety.
On a day to day basis you shall follow quality assurance processes to deliver sessions, capture, maintain, and analyse attendance training and various other reporting. You will take ownership of administrative tasks prior to and after the delivery of the sessions and work with the wider PNS team to revise, update and maintain resources appropriate for training.
The ideal candidate will be able to use a range of facilitation skills and a have a flair for building safety and trust within group settings with the ability to manage conflict and distress in a group. You will also observe equal opportunities and anti -discriminatory practise.
The ideal candidate will be a confident, assertive facilitator both online and in person, be able to provide clear leadership and have experience in negotiation. You will have the ability to make decisions and be confident in dealing with a range of parties such as parents, colleges, and head teachers. You will be enthusiastic with a passion for the project and have the natural ability to think on your feet.
Due to the current pandemic you will be comfortable organising and arranging your day and tasks via your remote location at home, with some travel required to the office or other locations when necessary. It would be desirable that you have your own transport.
The ideal candidate will have voluntary sector experience and have flexibility as there will be some evening and weekend working required from time to time.
Parent Network Scotland
Parent Network Scotland (PNS) is a National parent-led organisation based in Glasgow but working across many local authorities in Scotland. PNS was originally part of Parent Line Plus in London, which was founded in 1986. Parent Network Scotland became independent and developed a Scotland-wide network of facilitators. The organisation now has a staff team based in Glasgow with trainees and Family Hub Coordinators based in several local authorities. PNS believes in peer to peer support, and that parents themselves have the solutions to many of the challenges they face, with the support and encouragement of trained parent facilitators, and of other parents. PNS believe that parents matter because children matter.