West area: Oban Lorn and Isles, Mid Argyll and Kintyre 17.5 hours per week based in Lochgilphead/Oban
East area: Helensburgh & Lomond, Cowal & Bute 35 hours per week based in Helensburgh
Post holders will be required to travel efficiently and effectively to meet operational needs and will work mainly at outreach locations.
• On a rolling basis, promote volunteer adviser opportunity through publicity, talks, liaison with other organisations
• Prepare & send out application packs and co-ordinate interviews
• Work with the bureau manager to select suitable candidates, obtain references and carry out induction
• Organise the training programmes
• In co-operation with other staff, develop and ensure delivery of the bureau based training
• Provide support, assessment, guidance, monitoring and review of volunteer advisers’ progress in line with CAS requirements for the progression through the competency programme.
• Ensure that on-going training is identified and flagged to the bureau manager.
• Ensure that all volunteers receive the support and supervision required
• Supervise advice sessions rotationally, provide support to volunteer advisers in the delivery of advice work
• Ensure that research, telephone calls and correspondence relating to casework is progressed timeously
• Ensure that all advice work is recorded appropriately on the electronic case recording system
• Develop and maintain outreach working timetable across whole area including islands.
• Ensure that advisers and clients have access to video conferencing facilities, skype or interview rooms as appropriate for confidential advice sessions to take place.
• Personally deliver a minimum of 6 hours of advice sessions per week.
• Build and maintain partnership working with other agencies to enable successful establishment of pop-up/outreach advice locations.
• Assist the bureau manager with delivery of a range of promotional tools and calendar of activities delivered.
• Develop support materials to assist staff/volunteers with the use of video conferencing and skype for business delivery of advice.
We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of our Board’s skills, knowledge and experience. We require dynamic and motivated people who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of our organisation to fulfil these voluntary duties. We want to have a wide range of people on the Board, and seek to be representative of the diverse population of Glasgow. There is no need to have trustee experience to apply. A desire to provide services to the most vulnerable in our community is critical.
The post holder will be responsible for delivering an inclusive and varied programme of group events, working closely with LGBT people to ensure that delivery is responsive to the needs of LGBT individuals and communities.
Join us if you are passionate about the issues faced by LGBT people in Scotland, are committed to community development, and want to help us to deliver our ambitious vision for LGBT health, wellbeing and equality in Scotland.
Do you want to be a part of an award winning team? We have a vacancy for a dynamic, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our Systemic Family Counselling Team in Midlothian. This post is funded by for 12 months initially with likelihood of continued funding being finalised. The post holder will be responsible for managing referrals, assessing the needs of the whole family and supporting families with agreed strategies for change. You will be expected to work across Midlothian, visiting families in their own homes. Having access to a car for business use is essential.
Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.
This post is an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated person to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.
The post is based in Inverness and is funded until March 2021.
The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
We’ve an exciting opportunity for skilled trainers and employability workers with experience of working with disadvantaged groups within a welfare-to-work and employability focussed environment, to join our team in the roles of Employability Worker (East). The successful candidate will support the planning and lead the delivery of employability programmes for participants in their third stage of a Venture Trust programme, and for participants referred directly to our employability programmes. They will develop and manage external referral networks, ensuring efficient running of recruitment for programmes. Sessions will have a practical focus on group work, job search, skills acquisition and ongoing pastoral support to identify and remove barriers to employment and broker employability opportunities with external stakeholders.
Key to success in this role will be strong communication and relationship building skills, not only to deliver client work, but to liaise effectively with Outreach Worker colleagues to tailor session content to client need and seek and provide updates on progress. Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to ensure thorough and accurate records are kept. Experience of development training and/or informal education and a degree in an appropriate field would also be advantageous, as would an SQA assessor qualification or experience in delivering the SQA Employability Award.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.
Dynamic Earth was set up by a major fundraising campaign 20 years ago. Today it runs a small but high-quality fundraising programme, which we are seeking to expand. To help us achieve this a new role of Fundraising Executive has been created to work alongside the Head of Development & Fundraising. We are also working with More Partnership a leading fundraising consultancy to help define and deliver the new philanthropic strategy. As this is a new role in the team, some coaching and mentoring support will be provided by More Partnership as part of the induction process.
Main Responsibilities of the Fundraising Executive
There are two key responsibilities in the post:
· Managing a high-quality events, activity and communication programme to engage donors and potential supporters.
· Run the fundraising operations ensuring effective systems and processes are in place for research, engagement and stewardship to deliver a professional fundraising programme.
· There will be opportunities to be directly involved in the fundraising, preparing proposals and meeting donors.
· The post reports to the Head of Development & Fundraising. S/he will also work closely with the Scientific Director and Commercial Director.
· Manage the Patrons programme, including retaining and recruiting members, ensuring they feel welcomed and cared for by Dynamic Earth.
· Dealing with individual enquiries from Patrons to provide a friendly and bespoke service.
· Manage the communications programme for Patrons, making full use of digital communications to stay in touch.
Dynamic and proactive Policy & Advocacy Manager for Scotland sought by national hospice care charity
Are you looking for your next policy challenge and would welcome the opportunity to shape the future of end of life care in Scotland with the UK’s leading hospice care charity?
Hospice UK is looking for an experienced and creative Policy & Advocacy Manager to help drive its strategic aims in Scotland.
Reporting to the Head of Policy & Advocacy, the Policy and Advocacy Manager Scotland will develop policy positions, identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, and build partnerships in the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside our member hospices, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.
This is a new role at Hospice UK, and comes at a time of significant development as we launch our strategy for 2017-2022. This is a great role in which to help us drive our vision and play a leading role the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Scotland.
This is a permanent part-time role (0.7 FTE).
We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to manage the complexity of continuing to develop and deliver our policy presence in Scotland and creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. The right candidate will be a self-motivated, resilient, creative and experienced policy and advocacy professional.
You will have solid experience in policy, with a strong track record of achieving positive change. You will be strategic, dynamic and bursting with ideas, as well as having excellent judgement and a well-honed ability to deal sensitively with a range of stakeholders.
More details of role can be found in the job description and person specification available on our website
The role will be based in a remote office at St Columba’s Hospice, 15 Boswall Road, Edinburgh EH5 3RW with the support of the Hospice UK teams in London and regular visits from colleagues.
Join us to help create a social enterprise in every school in Scotland in the next 10 years.
In their 10 year Strategy for Social Enterprise the Scottish Government announced its ambition to see a social enterprise in every school in Scotland. We have been tasked with leading on the delivery of this goal.
The area that we are looking to considerably develop is our Social Enterprise in Education programme, encouraging, supporting and guiding both pupils and teacher through the process of setting up sustainable social enterprises.
Over the last eleven years, the Academy has delivered a highly successful and impactful Social Enterprise in Education programme. We have worked with around 1000 schools across Scotland so far and in that time have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence, building essential skills for living. We work with primary, secondary and schools for children with additional needs.
The programme is based on the young people picking a social issue that they care about and building a business to address that issue. It has to be led by pupils, based on a trading / business model, have school wide coverage and be sustainable. Some of the social enterprises we have supported in schools have been going for 6 years or more. We are seeing a profound and positive impact on the young people who take part. Please have a look at our website to review some of the case studies.
Your role will be to work directly with the schools to make this vision a reality. As part of a highly motivated team, this opportunity offers variety, satisfaction and a great opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills with support from the wider Academy team.
Main purpose of the post
To coordinate the roll-out of the Social Enterprise in Education programme in schools across Southern Scotland, to develop relationships with key influencers in local authorities, schools and social enterprise networks and to coordinate the delivery of our teachers CPD programme.
Work alongside three other Education Coordinators to promote the development of social enterprises in schools in your area Scotland and report on the programme’s success.
Key work areas:
If you would like to change the lives of our young people in Scotland for the better and contribute to a more socially conscious and enterprising Scotland we would love to hear from you.
The Social Enterprise Academy is a values driven organisation so 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 criteria we have listed, 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 application pack.
Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, and churches.
We are seeking a Regional Worker to deliver SU Ministry across the Independent School sector in the West of Scotland, and in the state sector in Renfrewshire & Inverclyde. This full-time post may be shared by two suitable applicants: Independent Schools West (3 days per week) and Renfrewshire & Inverclyde (2 days per week).
Working closely with existing staff in Scotland and volunteers, the worker will be expected to
• develop and oversee SU Scotland’s ministry in schools, particularly through the informal curriculum and SU groups
• play a leading part in developing weekend and week-long residentials for young people.
• working with local churches to promote church & community mission
• help children and young people be disciples of Jesus.
We are looking for candidates with experience of schools work and Christian ministry with children and/or young people; people who have led teams of volunteers and are confident communicators of Biblical truth with a wide age range of young people.
Candidates should be willing to work from an office base in Glasgow and be prepared to support SU ministry in all parts of the area. The Independent Schools in the West are mostly around Glasgow. Some part time admin help is provided.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.