A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Housing Adviser at Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity and Glasgow City Council.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic housing professional to provide expert impartial advice and assistance for serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their dependant families in the Glasgow area. You will be responsible for delivering a start to finish service for clients experiencing homelessness or with housing issues.
To carry out this role successfully you will have knowledge of housing law in Scotland and an understanding of the housing landscape in Glasgow. In addition, you will have knowledge of statutory and voluntary organisations to enable partnership working.
You will be able to manage a full and varied case load providing holistic advice with an emphasis on housing and homelessness. You will work with others in the team to ensure practical assistance and emotional support is available. An understanding of the issues faced by veterans, serving personnel and their families is essential to the role.
As part of our Tenancy Sustainment Programme you will be involved with the recruitment and management of volunteers in conjunction with the Housing Peer Support Worker. Previous experience in this area is desirable.
You will be IT literate with confidence in the use of MS Office and databases. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of clients and partners.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Due to Covid-19 the Glasgow’s Helping Heroes team is currently working remotely until we can ensure a safe office working environment for our employees.
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Would you like to be part of a new era for the charity sector in Scotland?
This is your chance to join the Piper Group – a new charity group that is bringing innovation and change to Scotland’s social care sector.
A first for the charity sector in Scotland, The Piper Group offers innovation through sharing the costs of delivering and designing the most efficient and effective finance, ICT, HR, and learning and development functions at our shared service centre at INSPIRE House in North Lanarkshire.
By sharing the cost of delivery of charitable services, we can invest in what really matters. The Piper Group is committed to accelerating change which will improve the lives of people who have disabilities – and the dedicated staff who work with them. This is your chance to play your part in developing and supporting our management teams to ensure we deliver high quality, vital services to people across the country with ENABLE Scotland as we have a fantastic opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner to join our People Team.
We are looking for a credible and skilled HR Business Partner who is able to combine operational ability with a consultative approach.
As HR Business Partner, you will work in partnership with Regional Managers and Operational Managers to deliver HR solutions to designated operational services within a constantly changing environment. You will provide professional advice and support to line manager colleagues which contributes towards the advancement of our strategic goals, on all matters relating to employment.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
-A good level of generalist HR experience and good working knowledge of UK employment law
-Ability to champion change and best practice across all aspects of HR
-Proven track record of delivering difficult business challenges by applying good HR practices
-Ability to coach, mentor and train managers and other HR professionals in areas of HR and employment law
-Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with people issues
-Knowledge of organisational development, succession planning and talent management
-Highly developed influencing skills and a persuasive manner
-A flexible approach to work and an ability to prioritise
-Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
-A willingness to undertake relevant training or further education pertaining to the role where required
-Here at The Piper Group, we are passionate about developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
Are you passionate about supporting young people? Do you have the drive to join a dynamic service that has been delivering counselling across the communities of Fife for over 25 years?
DAPL is a BACP accredited counselling service based in Fife. We are looking for qualified/accredited Children & Young People’s Counsellors to join our existing staff team to provide counselling within Fife’s schools and local communities.
You will be required to work primarily with children and young people across a range of mediums. You will also support parent/carers, families and teaching staff. As well as 1:1 counselling you will have the ability to facilitate therapeutic groups, psycho-educational groups and provide information on a range of issues affecting young people.
Previous supervised counselling practice at a minimum of diploma level is essential; as is experience of working with young people in a range of settings.
You must also hold a full UK drivers licence and have the ability to drive (the post will involve outreach work and providing a service in a number of schools).
DAPL is an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
A satisfactory PVG Scheme Record is required.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a counsellor for our Children and Young People’s counselling service. The counsellor will provide direct counselling to children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse.
The post is currently funded until August 2021.
The successful applicant will be qualified to Counselling Diploma level or above and will have excellent counselling skills, having had 2 years’ experience of working in a similar environment.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Gill Birtley on 07714 609365.
Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee provides support to families who are struggling to cope as a result of drug and alcohol use within the family. We give children a trusted person they can talk to, while supporting parents to create a safe environment for their children through addressing their dependency and improving parenting confidence.
“The Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee worker visited me regularly and she was really friendly. She encouraged me to ask for help when I needed it. She introduced me to other people and got me involved in other services that could help me" – Parent
Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of the families we work with?
We are looking to recruit a full time Child and Family Worker. This contract is currently offered on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2021. We are looking for an energetic, creative and compassionate individual to join our friendly, supportive team. We value skills such as providing children and young people with a wide range of fun activities and experiences to enrich their lives as well as supporting families to actively participate in shaping and defining the support we offer.
You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by substance use as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.
As an Aberlour employee, you will:
• receive a supported induction
• be part of a highly motivated and skilled team
• receive continual personalised support
• have access to a well-developed training programme, including Person Centred Planning
and Graphic Facilitation
• have access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme
About Stirling Carers Centre
Stirling Carers Centre (SCC) is the go-to charity that helps and supports unpaid carers in the heart of Scotland. It is no accident that SCC enjoys a leading and unrivalled reputation in its field, not only with its wide variety of stakeholders and partners locally and nationally across sectors, but most importantly with Unpaid Carers throughout the region.
During the 2018-19 financial year SCC supported: 7,421 one-to-one enquiries with Unpaid Carers; achieved financial gains in excess of £2.9 million; registered 534 new Carers; provided in excess of over 70 training sessions for Carers; facilitated 2,702 short breaks (see attached Annual Report 2019).
At SCC our excellent team of staff and volunteers continue to provide the following core services:
•Adult Support Service
•Young Adult Carers Service
•Young Carers Service
•A bespoke welfare rights and benefits advice and information
•Access to respite and short breaks, as well as a range of other local respite opportunities
•Complementary Therapies and other ‘soft’ services
•Facilitator of the Stirling Carers Voice Forum, which offers carers throughout the region avoice locally and nationally, as well as peer-support and access to local external partners toshare knowledge, experiences and best practice.
About the role
The SCC Board are seeking three new Directors to work alongside the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and other Board Members to oversee and support our new CEO, Sarah Erskine, to develop and deliver on our new Business Plan 2020-25 with our dynamic team of committed staff.
The SCC Board currently comprises seven Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of diverse knowledge, skills and experience to the charity. The Board has recently recruited a new CEO and together this marks a new phase in SCC’s development with the crafting of a new Business Plan 2020-25, which will be launched at our AGM in September 2020.
It is both an exciting and challenging time to join us as a Director!
So, if you want to truly make a difference in shaping the strategic direction of this highly regarded charity supporting Unpaid Carers in the heart of Scotland, then this is a great opportunity to become a vital part of a highly skilled, dedicated Board and to work with our new CEO, staff and volunteers to help take SCC to the next stage in its development.
If you can spare a few hours each month to put your excellent skills to great use, then we would be delighted to receive your interest!
SCC seeks three new Directors who can bring their skills and expertise in the following areas:
• Governance & Charity Law
• Fundraising & Income Generation
• Finance & Risk
• Service Design and Development
• PR & Marketing
Experience and understanding of the Statutory, Third and Health Sectors in general is preferable, though not essential as full training will be provided to all new Directors during their induction. The Stirling Carers Centre staff team and wider community of Carers have a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our current business planning and development. We therefore welcome applications to the Board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination. In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Directors will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc development work as they arise
Clan Childlaw is recruiting for a Communications Manager to advance our communications and increase the reach, accessibility and impact of our work. This new role will enable us to communicate our message and ensure we reach the children and young people who need our help.
About the Role:
Clan Childlaw is an award-winning law centre that provides legal advice and representation exclusively to children and young people in Scotland.
Due to further expansion, we are able to offer a unique opportunity for a creative, proactive, self-motivated team member who will rise to the challenge of developing Clan Childlaw’s communications. The successful candidate will help us demonstrate how we use the law to realise children’s rights, improve their lives, and show our wider impact in improving how the law works for children and young people in Scotland.
You will be an analytical thinker, and an excellent storyteller. You will have exceptional communication skills and an ability to make specialist legal content accessible to a wide, general audience. You will be able to follow and give direction, proactively plan and prioritise and solve problems. You will be an engaging leader and team member who is passionate about and committed to Clan Childlaw’s vision and values and working with us to achieve our aims.
You will lead on communications strategy, planning and implementation and will work with others and intersect with legal, project and policy teams to produce content and materials and deliver communications.
You will have a relevant qualification and significant experience of communications and publicity and social media management. Experience and awareness of the legal, third and public sectors in relation to children and young people, children’s rights and the policy landscape in Scotland is desirable.
You will be working remotely from home. Travel to other locations throughout Scotland will be required. You will also be required - when Scottish Government and other relevant guidance allows - to travel to our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh for regular team updates, to work with other team members as required, and for support and supervision meetings with your line manager. Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.
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.
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.
Move On is seeking to recruit a Depot Development Worker who is keen to learn, committed and imaginative, to work in our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.
FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland Service
Move on runs our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland service from our depot in South Street, Glasgow. The service receives fit for purpose surplus food from the major retailers, manufacturers and growers and distributes it to our Community Food Members, who are mainly charities, community projects etc, working with people affected by food insecurity.
In the last year FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland has delivered over 960 tonnes of surplus food, enough food to offer 2.2 million meal portions to those in need.
Our FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland depot is also a training hub, which has at the heart of everything it does a determination to improve the lives and employability prospects of our trainees, volunteers and service users. We are a user led organisation and pride ourselves in wholeheartedly investing in this essential aspect of the service.
As we expand our service we are looking to recruit a motivated individual who has the same ambition and commitment as our existing team.