Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a specialist support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.
We are looking for a principled and experienced Chief Executive Officer to lead ERCC’s skilled and dynamic team, and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
You will be an experienced senior manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a track record in strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.
You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist management and leadership, incorporating principles of anti-racism, trans inclusion, equality and anti-discriminatory practice.
Only women need apply for the above posts under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour.
Do you want to make a real difference to someone’s life? Do you have skills and experience that can be used to support me with my intensive health and well-being programme? This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, develop your practice in a Person-Centred way and build on your current skill and knowledge base.
I use a wheelchair and the programme will include supporting me to develop positive sleep and nutrition routines. You will need to be a good communicator, compassionate and patient. Experience in care work is not essential; I am seeking people willing to work creatively with me. You need to be open to learning as well as taking instructions and using your own initiative.
In recognition of the particular skills needed and the relatively short-term nature of this contract the hourly rate is £19 plus seven days paid holiday.
Two PAs are required – 20hrs/wk each, the rota to include two weekends a month plus cover as required.
This role might appeal to newly qualified Allied Health Professional, Social Worker or Therapist looking for an opportunity to build on training and skills and experience of working in partnership with a person requiring support.
Interested? Intrigued? Are you ready for a new and unique role in the area of social care?
Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre (WIRCC) are a registered Scottish Charity and a company limited by guarantee and are also affiliated to Rape Crisis Scotland. WIRCC provides support to survivors of rape/sexual abuse in any form, including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We are committed to the elimination of sexual abuse through education and empowerment providing information as well as raising awareness to the wider public and professional bodies regarding the many challenges for survivors living in the Western Isles.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced manager and support worker with specific knowledge on sexual abuse to join our team as our manager in our rural and picturesque island community. This role is ideal with someone with a degree of managerial experience as well as substantial experience in supporting victims of sexual abuse. This vital role will maintain and build on the support service to meet WIRCC’s aim for a community where women and young women achieve their full potential and live their lives free from all forms of abuse.
As well as having a caseload, the manager will be responsible for all aspects of management and leadership within the organisation. This includes responsibility for strategic development, producing and an organisational business plan, and overseeing effective service delivery across the organisation in close co-ordination with the Board of Trustees.
Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a Learning Disability or Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Scotland. We were established in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities, with the aim of helping families plan for the future to ensure that their relative can live their best life.
Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to support individuals and their families through our Circles of Support model and more informally through volunteer befriending and social opportunities. We currently support 24 individuals and families across 10 Local Authorities and have big ambitions to reach more people who would benefit from our unique support model.
We take pride in being a member organisation to ensure that people with learning disabilities or ASD are at the heart of everything we do and have a say in how we function. We operate as a registered Scottish charity within the Thera Group of companies.
Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.
To work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation
• We are committed to positive relationships.
• Making a sustainable difference.
• Social inclusion for everyone
Equal Futures has a well-established Board of Trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds. We are seeking to appoint three Trustees, one of whom we hope will become our new Chairperson.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
We also welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following:
• Financial acumen
• Business growth and scale up
• Public profile development
• Governance and Risk Management
• Legal Compliance
• Voluntary Sector Leadership
We also welcome applications from people with lived experience of learning disability or ASD, either personally or as a carer, who have an understanding of Scotland’s voluntary sector.
• Passionate about equality
• Established networks in the field of social care; social inclusion; statutory or voluntary sectors; or fundraising
• Comfortable communicating with a range of audiences
• Willingness and drive to work with others to make a lasting difference
• Able to commit appropriate time to bi-monthly Board meetings, including preparation and following up on agreed actions, of approximately 9 days per year for Trustees and 12 days per year for our Chairperson
• Developed awareness and interest in the needs & rights of families and individuals with learning disabilities or ASD
Rowan Alba is currently recruiting for a Wellbeing/Activities Coordinator for our Thorntree Service located in Leith Edinburgh. Thorntree is designed around the needs of its tenants and will provide the highest level of care at home and housing support.
This is an exciting new role to work as a dynamic and motivated Wellbeing Coordinator where you will help promote independence, dignity, and quality of life always in a person centred caring and supportive environment. Understanding individual personalities, feelings, and lifestyle to enable us to provide each resident with personalised activities relating to their unique interests, making meaningful activity an essential part of care, so our tenants can live each day in the way they want.
You will be passionate about providing a varied 5-day programme of activities to stimulate and keep our tenants engaged, you will work in close conjunction with the support team, where you will build good relationships with the tenants and relatives.
The ideal candidate will have a creative flair, strong organisational skills, and the ability to relate well to people from all types of backgrounds. You will need to be sociable and able to communicate well with our residents and external activity providers. Previous experience in a similar role or environment would be beneficial.
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.
You will work closely with the Minister and Kirk Session to develop effective and appropriate connections with, and outreach to, the community of Govanhill (part of the parish of Queens Park Govanhill.
In partnership with Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMS), Engender is commissioning a small-scale research project examining gender inequality in Scottish media. The findings will inform recommendations to Scottish Government about how a new Women in Media Body could operate.
A Scottish Women in Media Body would work towards gender equality, including all its social, cultural and economic components, in order to reshape both what and how media is made in Scotland. Monitoring media output would track the scale of representational inequalities in content, while collaborative partnerships between media, cultural, equalities and academic institutions would support Equal Media Action Plans, including guidelines, targets, reporting, and training.
To create a workable model for a Women in Media Body we need a better understanding of how substantive equality changes to the media landscape in Scotland could happen. This research will gather data from marginalised women working in and around Scottish media about their experiences as workers, whether employed or as contractors, and of producing content. It will also capture any experience they may have about diversity programmes or initiatives being operated by media companies. This will provide insight into “what works” in increasing gender equal representation and gender-competent content production and therefore help to clarify a theory of change.
We are aware that the sector in Scotland is small and that individuals may work in multiple sub-domains of it. We are therefore open to proposals for research approaches that focus on news media (digital/tv/print), but that in addition may include - but are not limited to - film and television, advertising, publishing, gaming, and music.
The resources and timescales available for this research requires a narrowed scope. Thus, the methodology for the study should focus on women most marginalised due to intersections of race, sexuality, ability, age, or single parenthood. It should examine gender inequality through the lens of the most marginalised, providing insight into the issues at their most extreme – and therefore insight into the experiences of all women working in the media system in Scotland.
Role of the consultant:
We are seeking a consultant to identify the critical barriers to women’s participation in media as workers, leaders, and content producers and also examples of equality initiatives and frameworks employed by media bodies to increase representation in the sector. We want this research project to evaluate good – and bad – practice, through the perspectives of women working across the sector. Alongside this analysis of “what works”, the study will explore the impact of any equality initiatives and frameworks on the content that marginalised women create and produce.
Delivery date:The final report for this project needs to be completed by 15th June 2021
Because People Matter
Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service
We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.
Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals’ physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and group work settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre
The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is a busy 24/7 service for drug users, combining a Methadone Clinic, Needle Exchange service and a 12 bedded Residential Unit. Its multi-disciplinary teams comprise social care workers, nurses and medical staff, who encourage and support Service Users to find ways of making their drug use less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Many Service Users will be unable to cope and be at risk, but whatever the issue Turning Point Scotland is committed to rehabilitation and recovery through effective person centred support.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Letham4All SCIO is growing local charity supporting communities in Perth. It is an exciting time for the organisation, with funding secured to extend and refurbish the Letham Community Hub, we are entering a transitional period of operation in our community and need to prepare for the running of our new community building.
The Business Development Manager (BDM) will work closely with the charity trustees to ensure the effective management and development of the charity. The BDM will have principal responsibility for: (a) developing the charity’s core activities, projects, and partnerships (b) securing funding for the ongoing programme and new developments, and (c) effectively managing the day-to-day operations of the Letham Community Hub.
Accountable to: Trustee Board of Letham4All SCIO
Responsible for staff: All Project Staff, Administration, Cleaning, leisure attendants and volunteers
Annual Leave – 22 Days + 6 public holidays
Fixed Term Contract for 2 Years
“Have you got room in your home and heart to foster a teenager?” is the question posed by Room4U, Scotland’s newest fostering agency.
Room4U teenage fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for teenagers and young parents and babies accommodated by local authorities in South East Scotland.
We are looking for couples and single people willing and able to:
Foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Foster carers can be young or more mature, have children or be childless, employed or unemployed, home owners or renters. Foster carers come from different ethnic backgrounds and have a variety of faiths or none. Room4U foster carers will be people who:
Room4U foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will access support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances.
Although Room4U is new, we are part of one of the oldest child care organisation in Scotland, the Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust, which has been in existence since 1733. Room4U brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of adolescents and young parents and babies to the fostering service.
Foster carers are self employed and will not be employees of the Trust.