Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
Main Purpose of post: To work in vacancies across Argyll, presently in Tarbert, Mid-Argyll and the islands of Islay, and Jura, in coordinating ministries support to vacancies and ensuring that the ordinances of religion are delivered against a background of reducing numbers of full-time ministers of word and sacrament
We are on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join us as Project Manager.
We are recruiting a Project Manager to deliver our early years programmes in Dundee.
What you’ll be doing
You will manage delivery of our early years programme, Early Words Together, which aims to empower parents and carers of children aged three to five with the skills and resources necessary to support their child’s early communication and language. You will be responsible for delivering training and support directly to practitioners in early years settings and schools, as well as managing evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
You will work from home, although some travel will be required around Dundee to support project delivery once this is possible.
What we’re looking for
You will need experience in project management and design, as well as supporting or leading work with schools, early years practitioners and external stakeholders. You should also bring knowledge of current evidence around early years communication, language and the home learning environment, and the Scottish education and early years sector.
Experience delivering training to early years practitioners in settings and schools, and working with families, would be an advantage.
Why our work is so vital
One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good literacy skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.
The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. We run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives. We support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision, and we campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and our work changes children’s life stories.
What we offer you
As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.
We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.
Aberlour Sycamore Services based in Fife are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential, education and fostering experiences for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country.
You will be working alongside a child within a school environment as well as being fully involved with education plan creation and relevant meetings. In support of mainstream education, there is the opportunity to access our Nurture Hub where you will use holistic learning that encompasses a range of methods including Project-Based Learning, Duke of Edinburgh and Natural Connections. Our aspirations are that our children will attend a mainstream setting, at a time that is right for them. We know that some children can’t manage in the mainstream environment, so we support their learning focusing on building self-esteem and resilience.
It is essential that you show genuine interest in the young person’s world and demonstrate curiosity about their preferences and needs. We believe that building and continually developing a strong, positive, unconditional relationship with the young person is key to success.
You should be a highly motivated, demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience, empathy and be reflective in your practice. You will demonstrate the ability to think creatively and communicate at a level that encourages the child to embrace learning.
You will demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to link with mainstream school and house staff regarding education plans and goals that will be reflected within the young person’s care plan.
You will have experience of working with young people in an education, community or residential setting and hold, or be willing to gain, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (e.g. SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
We encourage long term engagement between children and Education Support Workers. You will be supported by the residential managers, receive regular supervision and have access to learning and training opportunities.
We are currently looking to recruit to 2 posts, one in Kirkcaldy and one in Dunfermline.
Project Coordinator North West Glasgow (1 post)
The Pathfinder project is an Award Winning Scottish Youth Employability Partnership programme delivered between DRC Youth Project and WorkingRite
This exciting new post will support young residents aged 16 -24 from North West Glasgow within the project boundaries. Using WorkingRite’s relational work-based mentoring model, you will prepare young people for work placements with local businesses and support them in their placements while they learn new skills and gain confidence. It’s a simple model that works – 80% of our young people who complete the WorkingRite programme progress to full time jobs or apprenticeships
Project Coordinator South Glasgow (2 posts)
This project is a partnership project between New Gorbals Housing Association, Glenoaks Housing Association, Elderpark Housing Association and WorkingRite, an award winning Scottish youth employability charity.
This exciting new post will support young tenants and young residents from South Glasgow within the project boundaries. Using WorkingRite’s work-based mentoring method, you will prepare young people for work placements with local businesses and support them in their placements while they learn new skills and gain confidence. It’s a simple model that works – 80% of young people who complete the WorkingRite programme progress to full time jobs or apprenticeships.
For all of the positions available we require a Project Co-ordinator who can:
• Self-start and work on own initiative
• Work as part of a high functioning team
• Engage and motivate young people
• Build strong relationships with businesses
• Work to targets
• Offer new and creative ideas
• Deliver accredited and certificated learning opportunities
You will be confident, have excellent communication skills and be well organised with experience in working on employability programmes. Above all, you must be enthusiastic and want to support young people who have support needs.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The South West England and Wales supporter engagement officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of fundraising activities by Mary’s Meals in the UK. The officer will help to develop local strategies and plans, to secure increased support and funding for Mary’s Meals school feeding programmes around the world.
Responsibilities include: growing and nurturing our volunteer network by building relationships with community volunteers, churches, schools, and faith groups.
This role is home-based, working in the community in South West England and Wales.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
Working closely with the SAMH Children and Young People Team the Trainer (Children and Young People) will assist in the development of mental health workshops, trainings and information sessions that can be delivered to children, young people, school/college and other youth organisation staff and parents/carers.
These trainings and workshops will increase emotional literacy, build knowledge and understanding around mental health and wellbeing, increase self care skills and build the capacity of adults around the child to feel confident and competent when having mental health conversations.
The Trainer will respond to training requests, organise and deliver trainings and workshops to these key groups, within schools, colleges and youth organisations.
Evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
Applications are welcome from individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
The Social Enterprise Academy helps thousands of people to develop themselves and their organisations so that they can change the world for the better.
We are looking for a Learning and Development Manager to be part of our Global Learning Lab. The Learning Lab catalyses innovative, high quality, accredited learning and development programmes through our global community of facilitators, staff and partners. This role is crucial to the Learning Lab, providing specialist learning and development expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of designing and delivering transformational learning experiences. This is an exciting time for the Social Enterprise Academy as we continue to move more of our programmes online, review and refine our product offer and build our Community of Practice.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.
For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.
We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
In many social change contexts, people assume that if one is provided with business advice and investment, social entrepreneurship will emerge. We believe that there is a third element – equally important - the provision of transformational learning and development. Our learning programmes focus on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves.
With a 16 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 7 years with international partners through a social licence approach.
We are seeking a Treasurer to join our small but dynamic Board of Directors. If you are passionate about literacy and committed to good governance and sound financial practice we would love to hear from you!
Craigmillar Literacy Trust’s objective is that every person is empowered through literacy in the community of Craigmillar. We support people’s literacy skills by working with children, young people, families, parents and carers and other adults, and across communities. The Trust delivers two projects. Craigmillar Books for Babies is an early literacy project supporting families with children under 4 to develop early communication and literacy skills through books, stories, songs and rhymes. Creating and Learning Together supports children, young people and families to develop literacy through storytelling, creative residencies and book-gifting.
Craigmillar Literacy Trust is governed by an experienced Board of Directors who meet every month with sub-group meetings in between to review the overall governance and success of the organisation.
The Treasurer’s role is to oversee the financial elements of the organisation, to monitor the financial affairs of the charity and to report to the other Trustees accordingly about the financial health of the organisation in line with charity and legal requirements. It is essential for the Treasurer to have a sound knowledge and understanding of financial management through professional or other experience. Previous experience as Treasurer for a charity is not as essential although desirable. The Treasurer is expected to have an understanding and commitment to the work of Craigmillar Literacy Trust.
We are seeking a Family Opportunities Worker who will provide early intervention and practical support to families with children under 5 in Midlothian, who are experiencing challenges accessing early learning and play opportunities, and are experiencing financial hardship. You need to be able to work on your own and co-produce support plans with the family that help them achieve the changes in their lives, that improve the well-being for all family members. This post comes with the opportunity to undertake training in early learning programmes. Having access to a car for business use is essential. This post is funded until March 2022.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are currently offering a blended model of service delivery, working at home, visiting families outside in their communities and making the best use of digital platforms.
The Client Services Manager will manage GCA’s Integrated counselling and wellbeing programmes to the benefit of individuals who access our services. Individuals who are experiencing or are in recovery from addictions. The service will address health and social wellbeing, while promoting and supporting the development of trauma informed practice. The Client Services Manager will be responsible for the services within Glasgow City and East Dunbartonshire with an emphasis on timely access to effective alcohol support within local communities to decrease levels of alcohol consumption, increase alcohol awareness and encourage the adoption of new skills/coping strategies.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) was founded in 1965 and is the oldest established Council on Alcohol in Scotland. GCA is a voluntary organisation working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse through the provision of a range of high quality advice, information, counselling, support, prevention and education and training services.