Closing date: 10 December 2019 at 11.30pm
We’re looking for a proactive individual with experience of using community organising approaches and/or working in a charity, political or social campaigning environment to join us as a Community Organiser. Experience of local political and policymaking systems and how to influence them is also required.
A decent, safe and affordable home is a fundamental human need, yet tens of thousands of people across Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, unaffordable rents and the threat of eviction. Our strategy sets out a new approach to support local communities to demand long term solutions to this housing emergency, including the delivery of more social housing and to defend hard-won housing rights. To achieve this we are creating a network of Community Organisers, who will be located in each of our Hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee by the end of our three year strategy.
Community Organising differs significantly from one-off charity campaigning and service user participation or co-production as an approach to achieving change. It is a process that seeks to put power in the hands of the people affected by a social injustice or societal problems. We need ambitious individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve in Glasgow.
Organising, engaging, influencing and working in local communities is critical to all that we do, and this includes running national and local campaigns, influencing politicians and working to build a network of active and motivated campaign supporters. Join us, and you could soon be helping to grow and develop local activism in Glasgow.
About the role
As a Community Organiser, you’ll play an important role in developing local community responses to the housing emergency in and around Glasgow, coordinating and delivering a range of community-based activity including rights awareness workshops and developing and facilitating local activist groups. You will develop local knowledge and create a community organising plan, working closely with the teams in the Glasgow hub and across Shelter Scotland.
We will rely on you to build on existing national and local campaigns and priorities and develop that further in the Glasgow context. Understanding the local dynamic, identifying opportunities, managing projects and motivating others to get involved will also be a large part of this role. You will work closely with the various teams including Glasgow Hub, Campaigns, Policy and Communication amongst others, to ensure the Glasgow community organising activity aligns with existing workstreams and national priorities.
As well as experience of delivering effective community organising activity and/or working in a charity/social campaigning environment, you have a good understanding of local political and policymaking systems and how they operate. We’re also looking for a proven ability to work with and represent an organisation effectively to a range of stakeholders. A good project manager, with lots of enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ approach, you have strong influencing and negotiating skills too. Finally, while prior housing and homelessness working experience is not a requirement, you’ll need a passion for Shelter Scotland’s issues. A good, affordable, safe and secure home is critical to all of us, yet this is being denied to an increasing number of people. You’ll thrive on the challenge of taking on this issue, working with the community to create relevant campaigns and making it a local priority.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter Scotland is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter Scotland does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
An experienced Project Officer is sought to join our Project Management team in Edinburgh.
Working closely with the Project Manager and other project staff you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of area-based projects with a primary focus of installing energy efficiency measures such as insulation. The main responsibilities within the role include community engagement, chairing project meetings, managing appointed contractors and the quality of their work, and stakeholder reporting.
Our projects can be in any location across Fife, Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. While the role is based in Edinburgh regular visits to the project locations is required and it is likely that this post will cover the Scottish Borders region.
You must work well individually and as part of a team with strong organisational and time management skills. An enthusiasm for energy efficiency and alleviating fuel poverty is a must.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
Do you want to make a positive difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in Scotland? Have you got stand out marketing skills, and want to support an energetic and ambitious team tell Aberlour’s story and raise the funds to change children’s lives for the better? Then we’d like to hear from you.
For too many children in Scotland, a bad start to their life can lead to a bad end. Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity, is committed to helping children and their families at the earliest possible opportunity, before their problems spiral out of control; before it’s too late.
Aberlour has recently launched a significant new marketing, fundraising and public affairs campaign to draw attention to child poverty and inequality in Scotland and to acquire new donors who will enable Aberlour to reach more children.
We are looking for two exceptional individuals who can help us build on the success of this campaign and assist with its next phase. We’re seeking a full-time maternity cover, and an additional full-time permanent role to join the team. These roles can be based within our Glasgow or Stirling office, however we are open to discuss flexible working arrangements being based within an Aberlour service elsewhere in Scotland.
Using your experience across marketing and communications, your creative flair and your working knowledge of digital content management, you will develop and manage key marketing activities alongside our services to promote their work.
Based in Glasgow or Stirling; flexibility consideration will also be given to be based within an Aberlour service elsewhere in Scotland
We are now recruiting!
Due to confirmation of core funding from Angus Health & Social Care Partnership we are now looking for three Carer Development Workers to join our team.
We have refined the job profile for of these posts Carer Development Worker, (two existing posts and one new post) to ensure we can continue to strive to meet the support needs of a growing unpaid carer population ion Angus.
An application pack for these posts is included below.
If you have great empathy for people and can hold professional boundaries, we want to hear from you.
We are a creative team. We all have very different interests, skills and professional expertise, which fit together to build a supportive and safe work environment. Demands on unpaid carers will only continue to increase as our population gets older and lives longer.
The LEAP organisation is a well-established, award winning charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50 who are experiencing difficulties due to their physical or mental health conditions.
Within LEAP’s Hands On Project, the handyperson service, with the assistance of trained volunteers, helps older people, by carrying out a range of small repair jobs and tasks around the home to help them remain safe in their own home. We also offer a befriending service which matches volunteers with clients in their own home to provide companionship and a chat, helping older people to feel less lonely and isolated. The volunteers also assist individuals to become more active in their community by providing support to access local activities, therefore improving social connections, health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Handyperson volunteer jobs co-ordinator to co-ordinate the delivery of our handyperson service. You will support our team of volunteers and project supervisor to deliver effective front-line practical support to older people around their home.
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure.
This role is a Fixed term post until June 2020.
The International Development Association of Scotland is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland. By raising awareness of global concerns and illustrating the potential for change, the IDEAS network aims to influence those in all sectors of formal and informal education and lifelong learning including teachers, policy makers, youth and adult education workers and a range of voluntary and statutory organisations.
We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced person to be responsible for the finance and administration functions necessary to support our work. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
You should have strong experience of financial reporting, budgeting and book keeping. You will have experience of supporting a small organisation to run smoothly with IT management and fundraising skills.
You will be based in our Edinburgh office.
It is a very exciting time for us as we grow our services and work through our 2022 Strategic Plan. We have a new post for strong feminist woman within our Head Office that will support us in leading the delivery of remarkable domestic abuse services which transform outcomes for women, children and young people. As this is a new post, it is on a 12 month fixed term contract at which point that will be reviewed. However, we do expect that this post will be extended beyond this.
As a Training and Development Worker you will be responsible for delivering internal and external training. You will work closely with local service providers to develop and deliver a training programme focused around domestic abuse and the impact on women and children. We are looking for a strong feminist woman with a commitment to the feminist analysis of domestic abuse and a passion for the work that we do. It is essential that you have previous experience within a training role.
Are you looking for a new challenge in the new year? Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable children and young people through volunteer befriending?
COVEY is looking for an experienced Coordinator to join our growing Young Person’s team with the following essential elements:
We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
This post may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.
Are you looking for a role where you can lead and develop a diverse team working on the streets of Edinburgh to deliver life changing quality services?
Can you create a culture which empowers your team and encourages their roles as leaders in every interaction and to take risk informed decision making at the front line?
If so, we have the position for you!
The rare opportunity to lead our Street Team has come up and we are looking for someone to join us who is passionate about making a difference for people facing homelessness on the streets. The Street Team’s work sits at the core of our model, taking our services out to reach people on the streets every day and night, and responding to people as individuals to help them find solutions which includes linking them in with other services, provided by us and others. We are constantly striving to improve and we are looking for a motivated, creative person to work with us as we keep on developing our work on the streets.
The successful candidate will need to believe in our frontline staff and the passion and commitment they bring to Streetwork at Simon Community Scotland, and find creative and innovative ways to empower them. The values of our organisation are not rhetoric, they are alive and kicking in all aspects of our work. We don’t always get it right but we try and try again so bringing those values to life in everything we do is important to us.
We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with detail, delegating appropriately to their team, and enabling leadership to flourish at all levels. We want to promote a culture of genuine participation which places the people who use our services at the heart of what we do and how we do it. You need to be confident in making decisions and in managing complex resources. You should have enough experience to bring technical knowledge of compliance and regulation, service planning and finance as well as strategic workforce planning. You need to always have service users in mind and focus on bringing value to them through smart, efficient, creative, reliable, consistent and effective services.
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust is looking for an experienced project manager and fundraiser to take us to the next stage of our exciting development project. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, and able to work with professionals, grant givers and the local community to help us deliver the Trust’s vision for the future of this iconic Lighthouse site at the most westerly point on the British mainland.