Do you want to be part of helping people in Scotland to live mentally healthier and happier lives?
The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Communications and Marketing Officer to support our Scotland team to connect with people and partners across the country.
The Mental Health Foundation is an expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!
This post is crucial to our plans for the next five years. Our profile as a charity in Scotland is growing. Every year we run Mental Health Awareness Week and host the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – two major highlights in a busy calendar of activities.
The Communications and Marketing Officer role will join a growing Communications & Fundraising team in Scotland. You will support campaigns and activity that increase awareness and support for the Foundation among a variety of audiences in Scotland.
This is an essential, varied and engaging role; we are especially keen for the postholder to support digital comms in Scotland, including our social media channels, but you will also be key to planning and delivering wider campaigns and media activity. You will have the chance to be part of developing our Northern Ireland team in 2021.
We are looking for someone:
· Who brings some strong comms skills to the post and is interested in growing and developing more.
· Who thinks creatively and can play a key role in growing the reach and reputation of the Foundation in Scotland.
· Who will enthusiastically support a variety of communications activities in Scotland.
· Who can create timely and compelling content for diverse Scottish audiences.
· Who can work collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders, external partners and supporters.
Starting salary £30,000 rising to £33,857 (pro-rata if part-time)
Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?
· 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years’ service
· 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year
· 3 wellbeing days per annum
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
· Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
· Flexible working
· Season Ticket Loan
· Cycle to work scheme
Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a Disclosure Scotland PVG check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans Board Members
We are looking for three new Board Members to join Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans to work with us to meet our ambitious new strategy of reaching as many people with sight loss as possible across Scotland, no matter what their age or stage of visual impairment.
Our aim is that no-one should face sight loss alone. At Sight Scotland we already offer expert care, education and support but we want to do more by reaching out in new ways across all of Scotland to many more communities and people with sight loss. Sight Scotland Veterans supports around 1,400 veterans, providing innovative and valuable support to keep them independent through our outreach service, rehabilitation and activity centres.
Our Board plays a key role in supporting our strategic direction and ensuring good governance, supporting us as we work to meet our ambitious new strategy, therefore it is essential that you have an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss.
We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. Board Members are Trustees of both organisations.
CHAS together with Inclusion Scotland, are delighted to be offering an exciting internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate disabled person (including D/deaf) to undertake project-related work regarding CHAS’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This role will involve working across a range of communications and research activities. The successful applicant would be expected to work flexibly an average of 16 hours per week (420 hours in total), the equivalent of 24 weeks part-time.
This role will work across a range of communications and research activities including, but not limited to:
• Creating content for the CHAS EDI newsletter
• A communications plan for national equality and faith days
• Protected characteristics awareness packs for managers
• Advice for supporters in making fundraising events accessible and inclusive
The successful applicant will also sit on the EDI Committee for the duration of their internship and will be encouraged to get involved with any other projects that interest them.
Main duties and tasks:
• Help to create a quarterly newsletter for CHAS staff and volunteers – this includes writing a spotlight column based on their own experiences
• Writing copy for a blogpost to be published on the CHAS website
• Research projects on how best CHAS can create the most culturally inclusive environment throughout all of its services
• Researching, or using lived experience, to create awareness packages with essential information on different protected characteristics. These packs will be used by managers to enable them to best support their staff and volunteers
• Working with the communications team to create a comprehensive internal and external communications plan for national equality and faith days. This includes the writing of some of these communications
• Working with the fundraising team to review, evaluate and improve future fundraising events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive
• Research and review best practice approaches in the charity sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Any lived experiece and/or knowledge about EDI would be welcomed.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS you will assist in delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through project-related work. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families. We’re looking for someone who is organized and who can work well in a team, as well as independently. You’ll also be creative and enjoy taking on new challenges.
Essential skills and experience:
While no specific formal educational qualifications are required, a good standard of English and Numeracy is essential.
1. An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn about this
2. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail when working on projects both independently and as a team
3. An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant, and identifying, legitimate sources of information on the internet
4. An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support
5. Basic IT Skills, for example, an ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Competence in using Canva is desirable but not essential – training in this will be given
6. An ability to copy write for external and internal media channels using tone of voice guidelines
7. Being able to work well in a team, liaising with cross-departmental colleagues, and also individually
8. Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status)
9. Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it)
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.Dundee Care at Home
The Senior Practitioner will play an important part in establishing ongoing relationships between staff and service users.
The Senior practitioner will :
As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.
The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Will you help us to achieve this by becoming a member of our team?
We are currently recruiting a Telephony Assistant Manager to line manage, lead, and motivate the Age Scotland Telephony Services Team. Providing support, training and development to a team of information, advice and friendship advisors.
You will support the Telephony Manager in the development of new systems and partnerships.
We are looking for someone with current or recent supervision and line management experience in a call centre environment and who is customer and people centric. You will have the ability to support and help develop new partnerships to enhance and expand telephony systems and processes. While previous knowledge of information and advice subjects is not a pre-requisite, you will be expected to understand what information resources are available and how to access them in order to support your team and clients with complex queries.
Our Aberlour Options Ayrshire service is a busy respite care unit for children and young people with special needs. As well as providing short residential breaks the service offers outreach to families and also manages and runs after school clubs and playschemes during the school holidays.
We are looking to recruit to our Easter and summer playscheme programme. Our Playscheme runs 6 days per week, Monday to Saturday, during the school holidays. You will work flexible hours as part of a team providing a programme of fun-filled activities and outings. Some previous experience in this area is preferred. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and work hard are essential. To allow us to provide a consistent, quality service it is desirable that applicants commit to working up to 5 days per week during Easter and summer school holidays for a minimum of 12 hours per week. There will be an opportunity to work additional hours up to full time hours. Shifts are variable and cover days, evenings and weekends. Days will be given in advance. Our playschemes run in both Ayr and Girvan and staff may be expected to work at both sites. Mandatory training dates for staff will be arranged during the month of March before the commencement of the Easter playscheme.
Depending on experience you may be offered the post of Senior Playscheme Worker, which would be paid at the higher hourly rate.
If you would like to discuss this post please contact Lauren Duncan on 07772 226641.
An opportunity has arisen to join VSA as a Trust and Foundation Co-ordinator.
This is an interesting time to be joining the organisation as we are in the planning stages of shaping the provision of our future services, which includes re-designing, expanding, and opening new services to enable us to support more vulnerable children and adults living across the North East of Scotland. Models of social care are rapidly evolving, and we aim to be at the forefront of transforming services to deliver better outcomes for the people who need and use our services.
VSA operate across the full spectrum of social care and support children, young people, adults and older adults. We support people from birth to end of life across a range of residential and community-based outreach support services. Now more than ever, more people need our help and support.
This role is pivotal to our ambitions' of driving forward our position as a leading provider of social care services. We seek a highly skilled and creative storyteller who can write compelling grant funding bids. The role is responsible for securing funding from a wide range of sources and will involve taking ownership of securing funding to support a wide range of projects across the organisation.
You will be building relationships with funders, writing applications, networking and providing first-class stewardship to a range of stakeholders. You will need a track record of raising significant funds from trusts and experience of multi-million-pound bids.
You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to assess impact, costs, and added value.
Our latest annual report can be viewed here:https://issuu.com/vsa1870/docs/421707_vsa__annual_review_2020_draft_071020_issuu
A Job Description is available for download below.
SPAEN is looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our team on a full-time basis.
You will be used to working in high volume, pressurised payroll services whilst keeping high levels of accuracy and customer service at the heart of everything you do.
You will have a knowledge of payroll and related legislation and regulation including a keen understanding of pension auto-enrolment legislation; communicating with multiple stakeholders including HMRC, the Pension Regulator and pension scheme providers; running payroll and pension assessments and advising customers on any changes to the status of their workers.
You will be highly organised and able to work extremely well under pressure, maintaining exceptionally high levels of accuracy and customer satisfaction and will be adaptable, flexible and prepared to do what it takes to get the service right for our members.
As part of a wider team, an understanding of Direct Payments / Self-directed Support (SDS) would be advantageous, but training will be provided as you will be expected to provide professional, independent information and advice on SDS and using a Direct Payment and potential or existing members considering or using a Direct Payment to employ their own Personal Assistants.
You will be an established team player but also have a track record of showing and using initiative, working alone when necessary and leading change and improvement in a payroll environment.
In return, we offer great working conditions, a friendly and supportive environment in which you will flourish and grow and competitive salary as well as further training and personal development opportunities related to your role.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
• Personal development and employability programmes
• Self-help coaching
• Supported accommodation
• Care at home
• Housing support
• Social cafes
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
The LinkLiving Better Than Well service is an exciting new project supported by the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund.
Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well is open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but there is also an additional attempt to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.
Working closely with the Service Delivery Manager, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who have experienced childhood trauma to manage any resulting impact and focus on their safety and stabilisation.
The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff.
The Team Leader will work together with the team and Service Delivery Manager to facilitate training sessions and shared learning events with our range of external partners. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring outcomes are recorded and reported in line with funder requirements.
The successful candidate must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Psychology (or other relevant subject) or hold a Diploma in Counselling or Self Help/Life Coaching. With prior experience of approaches in self-help techniques and/or CBT approach.
As this role involves the line management of a team of staff you must be able to lead, manage and motivate a team through regular planned meeting and support.
Additionally, you need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of mental health self help resources and commitment to their use. It is essential that you have prior knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and have an ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
The Finance and Resource Assistant will support the Finance and Resource Manager in the implementation of SCLD’s Strategic Direction, specifically through provision of support to the operational hubs within the organisation.
This role will support the Finance and Resource Manager with organisational accounting activities. This includes raising, sending, and paying invoices and reconciling company accounts.
You will also assist with basic administration tasks and should be on hand to answer any queries raised by staff or external suppliers or providers. You will be expected to help document and maintain the organisations’ finance procedures, updating and implementing them wherever necessary.
Responsible to: Finance and Resource Manager
Responsible for: Assisting the Finance and Resource Manager in providing support to operational hubs of organisation.