Wheatley Care is looking for Health and Wellbeing Team Leader to join its Housing Support Service in Dumfries and Galloway
Wheatley Care is delighted to announce it has secured a contract with Dumfries and Galloway Council to take forward their Housing Support Service.
Wheatley Care, part of Wheatley Group, Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group, is currently looking for enthusiastic and caring Health and Wellbeing Team Leader to join us. We want candidates who excel in customer service and who are always looking to strive to go above and beyond for the people we work for.
At Wheatley Care we are passionate about personalised services that support people to live well and get the most out of their lives.
Our dedicated and highly-experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high-quality care and support, which is focused around the individual and their personal goals.
The primary role of the service is to provide an outreach housing support service to individuals over 16 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to ensure a managed transition to suitable settled accommodation and to focus on prevention of homelessness and security of tenancy that meets the needs of the individual.
The service operates in the Annandale and Eskdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire areas of Dumfries and Galloway.
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an excellent benefits package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), essential car user allowance (if applicable), staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family-friendly policies.
At Wheatley Care we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.
What we are looking for:
You should have, or be willing to work towards, an SSSC-recognised qualification, such as SVQ3 Health and Social Care, and be willing to work towards a relevant supervisory management qualification.
Wheatley Care will support you to achieve any relevant qualifications you will require within an agreed timescale. Your commitment to gaining the necessary qualifications would be essential.
You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, but we can also support you with this application.
We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic organisation that works to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
We are seeking to recruit a motivated and effective Helpline Coordinator to play a key role in coordinating our existing helpline and contributing to the development of our ambitious vision for LGBT health, wellbeing and equality in Scotland.
Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit an Executive Assistant to join our People and Development Team.
We are looking for an Executive Assistant to cover a period of maternity leave. The postholder will provide administrative and project support to the CEO and the Senior Management Team. This role requires very strong administration and organisational skills, alongside the ability to be pro-active in developing an understanding and awareness of workloads and priorities to provide effective support.
The role is an opportunity to be involved in the centre of the governance and management of the Students’ Association. By providing support for committees, minute taking for meetings and actively supporting the committee process, you will get an insight into how our structure operates. To do this effectively you must be capable of working independently, without intensive supervision, which also gives you scope to bring your own initiative to the role.
Alongside being involved in day-to-day diary management, helping to prioritise and filter correspondence, the role offers an opportunity to get involved in key strategic projects.
Aside from core diary management and governance committee support, we have a number of essential activities led by SMT that will also require support from this role over the coming year. This includes Welcome Week Planning, Covid Recovery planning, and projects emerging from our Re-Shaping plan, including sustainability, our employee offer/how we work, and even picking up additional tasks around our Strategic Plan monitoring and reporting.
The successful candidate will be a highly organised and self-motivated individual, experienced at the provision of efficient and accurate administrative, diary and minute taking support. Excellent interpersonal skills will enable the postholder to build effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders and the Executive Assistant will be confident working with people at the most senior levels of the organisation.
They will have the ability to work independently and use their initiative to pre-empt and solve issues and build administrative support based around the needs of the key stakeholders. The postholder will have an interest in and commitment to the work of the organisation and supporting the work that we do to provide services and represent our student members.
Join our team!
Do you have excellent administration and people skills and the ability to build a rapport with people with sensitivity and empathy? If so we would love to hear from you.
For 365 days a year Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides a home away from home and support for families whose children are receiving care in the Royal Hospital for Children. Our small team are dedicated to helping keep families together at the most vulnerable and stressful time of their lives.
For families with a sick child in hospital our House is a safe haven that allows parents to stay close to their child without having to travel long distances. Families stay free of charge and there is no time limit on the accommodation – once a family is allocated a room it is theirs until their child is discharged from hospital.We have 31 bedrooms, a large kitchen and laundry facilities. Families can eat, sleep and focus on the most important thing – the health of their child.
You will be a main point of contact in the House, providing a friendly, professional and efficient front of house service and administration support to our families and visitors, House team and on occasion the Fundraising team.
Who are we are looking for?
We’re looking for a part-time House Administrator to join our team and make a huge difference to families at the most difficult of times by providing ‘home away from home’ support.
You will have experience in a customer-focused environment and be proficient with Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Word and Excel.
You will enjoy working with people and working to deadlines be educated to SVQ Level 3/HNC or equivalent through on-going professional/personal development or have demonstrable experience through customer service and administration roles. Above all you will have a real desire to make a difference to the families who stay with us.
Flexibility from the candidate is required to cover a minimum of 52 hours over a 2 week shift period between the hours of 7am and 9pm, Monday - Sunday. (A shift would normally vary between 6 and 9 hours) There may be also times when we would ask you to cover annual leave/absences etc.
Length of Post: Initial 10 month contract.
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
Find out more about us:
We would love you to join our small but dedicated and friendly team. To find out more about the families that we help and the difference you could make to the families who need us, please visit our websitehttps://www.ronaldmcdonaldhouse.co.uk/
The Money Talks Helpline Adviser worker will play a key role in the delivery of an innovative multi-channel financial health check service in the CAB network in Scotland. This project aims to improve access to and the efficiency of financial health checks for vulnerable families and older people. The financial health check workers are the first point of contact with clients who access the service through a dedicated helpline by phone or web chat.
The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Research Assistant to support our Research Team in Glasgow. This is a full time fixed term post to 31 July 2022.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Our focus is on three key areas:
We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence. We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.
We harness evidence and the voice of lived experience to advocate for preventive approaches and create campaigns which tackle the root causes of poor mental health.
We continue to build a strong organisation that lives its values - that is open, kind, outward-looking and sustainable.
We have pioneered change for 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!
This exciting Research Assistant role will support the delivery of large-scale research and learning programmes, primarily the Barnardo’s Mental Health and Wellbeing evaluation programme, work with the wider research team on a range of research programmes and enhance dissemination of research and knowledge by facilitating learning events using online platforms and technologies.
What does the role involve?
· To support the undertaking of research, evaluation and learning activities that support the delivery of a range of large-scale mental health programmes, including the Barnardo’s Health and Wellbeing evaluation.
· To support the undertaking of evaluation and research activities (primary and secondary) with the research team and employ appropriate research methodologies.
· To support the dissemination of research knowledge through contributing to sections of written reports and materials and carrying out administrative activities related to face-to-face and online learning events.
· To assist development and delivery of organisational objectives by providing insight from research and evaluation and working with internal and external stakeholders to pursue these objectives.
· To work with team members to contribute to the production of research project plans, including agreed objectives, outcomes and measures, deliverables, and milestones, and leading on smaller sections of project plans as appropriate.
· To assist in reporting back to partners and funders on progress of projects as required throughout the life of the project, and on conclusion of the project.
What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
· Demonstrable experience of conducting research and evaluation including using mixed methods of data collection and analysis.
· Evidenced successful strong written communication skills with experience of producing clear reports and articles for a range of audiences
· Demonstrable understanding of the principles of research and evaluation design.
· Demonstrable understanding of the impact of inequalities and adversity on mental health and wellbeing.
Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?
· 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years’ service.
· 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year.
· Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum.
· Employee Assistance Programme.
· Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution.
· Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary.
· Flexible working.
· Season Ticket Loan.
· Cycle to work scheme.
Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a PVG/DBS check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Essential for the role
Personal lived experience of homelessness, alcohol or other drugs, mental health issues and / or involvement in criminal justice system.
Must be willing to use your lived experience to engage with service users
About the Service
We are part of Edinburgh Housing First Consortium led by Edinburgh Cyrenians comprised of Turning Point Scotland, Rock Trust, Streetwork, Bethany Christian Trust, Gowrie Care and Barony Care.
During pandemic staff are based at home for administration tasks but carry on day to day face to face outreach as normal with PPE supplied.
All staff in this role are classed as essential workers and are eligible for the vaccine.
About Turning Point Scotland (TPS)
TPS works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs. This includes housing and homelessness, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, fluctuating mental health, physical disabilities, problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and involvement in the criminal justice system. We believe that people matter. We believe they are the experts on their support needs. It is for us to work creatively with them and with partners to ensure we meet those needs.
Every day we work with well over 4,000 people and every year around 8,700. We help them to address issues they are experiencing and recognise their own skills and interests.
We embed our approach to support in a framework of Citizenship. Using this we deliver a holistic approach promoting the recovery, self-determination and inclusion of people experiencing challenges in their life. And we do this through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they can make to their communities.
We define Citizenship as a measure of the strength of an individual’s connection to the 5 R’s of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society makes available to its members.
Homelessness work within TPS
TPS are the biggest provider of services to people experiencing or at risk of Homelessness across Scotland. We deliver support to over 2800 individuals on any given day, and over 5,100 each year. This number increases when taking into account our services accessed through Justice or Alcohol and Other Drugs funding streams.
We believe that in many cases, Homelessness is entirely preventable. It is failures in the silo’d and complex systems that we have designed to protect people that prevent us from achieving this. Where Homelessness is not or cannot be prevented the experience should be short lived, and we should meet that with a psychologically informed response. A menu of options should be available to individuals to prevent or support someone to move on from Homelessness. This ensures we use a no wrong door approach to accessing services.
We deliver a range of service models. These include Outreach Housing Support, Outreach Housing First, Outreach Crisis Support and Supported Accommodation. In line with our Citizenship approach we have a specific focus on key areas. These are; Building on people’s strengths, skills and interests as well as meeting their needs; Connecting people to communities, people and / or places; Harm reduction and / or Recovery; and providing a Psychologically informed / Trauma informed approach.
We also deliver a range of additional services across the country. Examples include Peer Mentoring services, Community Connectors, TPS Moving Service and TPS Connects amongst many other initiatives.
We recognise the importance of animals in people’s lives and helping individuals move on from the trauma they have experienced. We are currently developing our policies and frameworks to engage with stakeholders and develop our policy and procedures to make our services as pet friendly as possible.
We are also active members of the European Federation of National Organisations with the Homeless (FEANTSA).
In 2010 TPS invested in the UK’s first Housing First pilot project. This was in response to the clear evidence that there was a small population who were experiencing multiple and enduring support needs and were being failed – and worse, increasingly traumatised – by the homelessness system that is supposed to help them. Since then we have grown our services across multiple local authorities including Consortium partnerships with other agencies. We believe that a home is a human right and that an individual is best placed to deal with the issues that often made them homeless in the first place, in a place they can call home. We believe that Housing First should be the default model for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and enduring support needs. We believe strongly on delivering Housing First with high fidelity to the 7 principles and working towards ensuring we deliver Systems Fidelity within the wider systems that Housing First effects or is effected by. We deliver the Housing First Academy focussed on the Communities of Practice Hub, Training Hub and Housing First Europe Hub.
We are also active co-founding members of the Housing First Europe Hub.
CAPS is looking for a new worker to facilitate two collective advocacy projects:
– Much More Than a Label for people with experiences of personality disorder
– Experiences of Psychosis
You will facilitate both these groups to take forward their identified actions, being led by them and working to make sure their views and wishes are expressed. Both groups will offer online video sessions based on their own experiences. These are open to workers from statutory and community organisations as well as to anyone with similar experiences. The Much More Than a Label group are producing a booklet about experiences of living with a personality disorder.
Working autonomously, as part of a team of Collective Advocacy workers, you should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with the group members and colleagues.
You can find out more about CAPS on our website capsadvocacy.org
The Edinburgh International Book Festival, a non-profit making organisation, is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.
We’re looking for someone with the digital marketing expertise to play a leading role in enhancing our online presence, reaching, engaging and retaining audiences. 2021 opens up a new chapter for the Book Festival and it brings many challenges and opportunities. A new Festival location at the Edinburgh College of Art means we are reimagining an exciting hybrid Festival for the future: building broadcast studios for live-streaming events as well as welcoming audiences in-person (if circumstances permit).
Come and help us deliver our vision. This stimulating and varied role offers plenty of opportunities to hone skills in the field of arts and events marketing, with the autonomy to be creative with shaping campaigns, making decisions and trying out ideas to generate the desired outcomes.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic organisation that works to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
We are seeking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced person to work alongside colleagues to deliver the work of our Glasgow Trans Support Project and our 1:1 Mental Health Project
The substantive part of the post will be working alongside our existing GTSP Development Worker to deliver a holistic programme of peer, group and one-to-one support specifically to trans and non-binary people. (14 hours per week)
In addition, the postholder will also work with our Counselling and Mental Health Development Worker to support the overall LGBT+ community with accessing 1:1 support around their mental health. (7 hours per week)