VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian, a dynamic and enterprising charity which provides support to over 10,000 unpaid family carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
We recently lost our Treasurer in sad circumstances and seek a successor to support our team of six trustees with the competent stewardship of VOCAL’s finances.
Trustees ideally combine professional skills with caring experience in the family. The position is not remunerated. The Treasurer may be in employment or retired. Her/his professional experience as an accountant will preferably include some understanding of SAGE accounting software which is used by our organisation and maintained by a finance officer.
VOCAL receives funding from a diverse range of sources and undertakes many fundraising initiatives each year. We strive continuously to improve our systems to provide greater clarity and transparency of our finances for the benefit of the Board, staff, volunteers and all stakeholders.
For a summary of VOCAL’s work, annual accounts and turnover and priorities for the future, please see our most recent report of work here: vocal.org.uk/about/annual-reports
Because People Matter
Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Turning Point Scotland North Lanarkshire.
In North Lanarkshire, We are a Self Directed Support Service, We work with people who have a variety of needs, this may include physical and or learning disabilities, mental health conditions and personality disorders, acquired brain injuries, early onset dementia and people who may have complex support needs and forensic histories.
Our service principal is to promote independence and choice and to work with the people we support to enable them to lead the life they choose. We will support people to access ordinary life experiences including education, employment and social activities as well as providing support to sustain and develop relationships and skills for everyday living including budgeting, personal care and domestic skills for the person to maintain their own home.
The support we provide is always person centred, we also involve people who know the person well, and this may include family & friends, other professionals and staff members.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To:
Due to 6 supported people choosing to use Enable Scotland for their services, we are recruiting in Musselburgh. The following contracts are available:
• Nights only
• Long days and nights combination
• Sessional staff across all of the above
For all of the positions you must have availability that includes weekends
We require both male and female Personal Assistants to work across our new services in the Pinkie area of Musselburgh. The people we support are at the heart if everything we do and they need you to support them to get the best out of life.
With over 600 hours of support there should be hours available to suit most.
Calling all Counsellors - immediate availability - come and join the healthier and happier revolution!
We have immediate availability for qualified and experienced Counsellors (contracted) and Associate Counsellors (self-employed on guaranteed hours)
Vacancies in Dundee; Moray; Perth & Kinross; Falkirk; Glasgow; West Dunbartonshire
Priority will be given to applicants who have experience and post qualifying training in working with young people and children – preferably in a primary or secondary school environment.
We also have vacancies in our telephone assessment team and our adult counselling services.
Applications will be open until end December 2020* – please submit as early as possible – we have immediate need and will assess applications as they arrive.
*Applications received after that date will still be considered if we have remaining vacancies to fill.
Roles are for 3, 4 or in some cases 5 days per week (21 – 35 hours). Whilst initially short-term contracts are offered (4-6 months duration) there will be opportunities for longer term roles from April 2021 onward
Counsellor Grade 5/5a (£24,500 - £29,000) pro rata / Associate rate £17.50-£20.00 p/h
(salary placement dependant on qualifications, experience and accreditation status)
Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover
You must have:
- A recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential (this can be waived for limited roles)
- Experience of counselling young people in a school environment is highly advantageous
- Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology
Ideally you will have:
- Experience of delivering time limited, solution focused approaches (SSW; 4:8 model)
- Demonstrable experience of working with a range of client types and presenting issues
Experience of recording comprehensive client progress and improvement data, preferably using recognised clinical / outcome focused tools (CORE, SDQ, GBO etc) and processes.
About our work
Friends at the End (SCIO) works to advance human rights (especially of those in need by reason of age, ill health, and other disadvantage) by increasing public knowledge concerning end-of-life choices and dignified death and supporting those suffering distress at and towards the end of their lives. This includes the promotion of knowledge relevant to the processes of death and terminal illness and research into the causes, cures and prevention of distress in the dying and those caring for them.
Our long-term aim is to see the passing of assisted dying legislation, until this happens, we work to ensure that every UK citizen has a Good Death within the current legal framework.
We believe that medically assisted dying should be available to all mentally competent adults with either a terminal illness or an incurable condition, causing hopeless and unbearable suffering with no reasonable alternative to relieve it, provided this is their own persistent request.
Invitation to prospective charity trustees
Friends at the End’s (FATE) board is currently made up of 9 Trustees. Our Trustees bring a wide range of experience, all from diverse backgrounds. The Board meet four times per year to shape FATE’s strategy, whilst advising and supporting our Chief Executive and staff.
All of FATE’s Trustees are volunteers, however travel and other expenses relating to the role of being a Trustee are fully reimbursed.
FATE was formed as a voluntary society in 2000 and registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in November 2018. The Board of Trustees is responsible for:
Trustee’s responsibilities include:
This means that Trustees would be expected to:
Meetings are normally held on a weekend, although this is flexible. At present, there are a few Board Sub-Committees who meet according to their own availability.
We welcome applications from anyone who shares the ethos of our organisation and who is eligible to be a trustee of a Scottish charity but especially those with PR/Comms, finance/treasury, fundraising, and/or Policy experience.
Are you passionate about supporting very young children and their families? We at Cattanach are looking for individuals with expertise in key areas relating to our grant making work in the Early Years sector to join us as Cattanach Associates. Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline Early Years organisations. For more information on our work, visit our website: https://www.cattanach.org.uk/.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:
The list is not exhaustive, of course. If you feel you could add value to Cattanach’s work in different ways, please contact our Chief Executive Dr Sophie Flemig (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal chat. We welcome applications from individuals in the private, voluntary and public sectors.
We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
As Associate with Cattanach, we will ask you to perform one of three tasks on an as-needed basis: 1) support the Grant Committee as a co-opted member, 2) provide capacity support to the charities we are funding, and 3) provide advisory support to Cattanach Trustees and the executive team. This is all on a flexible basis, which means that you can work around your other professional or personal commitments. We do not commit to a minimum number of hours of work per year. We would expect the average Associate to be asked to work for between one to five days per year, subject to our grant making work and demand for capacity support.
You will be line managed by the Chief Executive and receive thorough on-board training, together with annual appraisals and peer learning across the Associate network supported by the Business and Development Officer.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.