HcL provides supported community transport to people with mobility challenges across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our services enable people with mobility challenges to get out of their home. We take passengers where they want to go, enabling them to get out and about within their community. This helps people maintain independence, stay in their own home for longer, increase social interactions which in turn reduces loneliness and social isolation. This contributes positively to the wellbeing, both physically and mentally, of those we support.
HcL are looking for a Development Manager to join the core team. A new role to the charity that will identify, explore and help to implement opportunities to develop and expand HcL services and networks. The role is part-time, 3 days a week and will be a blend of office based and home based.
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.
Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced researcher to help inform our evidence-based work to improve the lives of children and young people.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to join our Research team who’ll bring the skill and motivation to an exciting new participative project, working with young people with care experience to develop and carry out action research that will help provide solutions to the challenges of engagement and participation in Scotland’s Children’s Hearings System.
Are you passionate about generating knowledge and applying evidence to strengthen policy and practice? Do you have care experience or have worked in a care setting? Are you proactive, approachable and collaborative? If so, this could be the role for you.
Central to the role is delivering and co-ordinating research for this study but there will also be the opportunity to contribute to a range of research and evaluation projects relating to the work of CELCIS’s different teams at different points in time, such as on protecting children, permanence and care, improving care experiences, and continuing care into young adulthood, sharing insight, practice and evidence to support the changes we all want to see.
The role would suit candidates who have experience of being an independent researcher and a pragmatic and keen team member, knowledgeable about all aspects of research design, and work well with colleagues to integrate empirical evidence and evaluative learning.
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with experience of contributing to an organisation’s collective goals by supporting research and evaluation activities across the organisation.
Does this sound like you? We are working across the country, at local and national level, to help realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review. Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
Are you a great communicator with a passion for inclusive communities and social enterprise?
We’re looking for a part-time Fundraising Officer, 2 days per week, to develop grant applications and fundraising activities to help the Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) flourish.
The GCP is based at the Grassmarket Centre on Candlemaker Row in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The role is flexible and can be mostly carried out from home and tailored to you current life or work commitments. Ideally you will be able to visit to learn about and enjoy the community’s wide range of activities, events and support. An appropriate working pattern can be agreed. Salary £12,000 (FTE £30,000 - pro-rata)
We are looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills to best present our community to prospective and existing funders, donors and friends. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for applying and reporting on grant funding, and managing existing and prospective funder and donor relations. As part of the team, the role may also involve community fundraising initiatives, partnerships (e.g. groups undertaking sponsored events, or corporate firms), and delivering talks to visiting groups and supporters involving a wide variety of different needs and abilities. You will be able to work on your own initiative, manage deadlines and prioritise your workload to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
No experience? No problem. If you’re interested in working in social care and making a real difference to the lives of disabled people, we’d love to hear from you.
In Dundee, Capability Scotland has a Community Enabling service (Care at Home), Housing Support service and a Day Support service at City Quay through which we support our customers with day to day tasks and to achieve their outcomes. Working for us no two days will be the same as you work with various customers supporting them to access what they enjoy.
During your shift you might be at the cinema, joining a fun run in the park or enjoying the latest exhibition at the V&A (enter something local) all the while keeping our customers safe and cared for. If you are passionate about assisting others to live full and happy lives, we want to hear from you!
About the Role
If you are someone who is passionate about assisting others to live full and happy lives, we want to hear from you!
While experience is great, we are really looking for people with the right values. You should have excellent communication skills and be flexible and empathetic.
A driver’s license and car is desirable, so when applying please let us know if that you have these.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
£9.66 per hour exceeding the current Scottish Living Wage!
Sleepovers paid at £9.30 per hour (industry-leading!)
Fully paid, sector-leading learning and development
Fully funded SVQ placement – a qualification which is yours for life
Access to shopping discounts through the Perks At Work scheme
Excellent annual leave of 32 days per year, increasing with service
Generous and enhanced pension schemes and family benefits
As a member of our autoenrollment pension scheme, £10,000 provided in the case of Death in Service
Flexible working is available
Free 24/7 employee assistance programme
Free PVG checks throughout your career
Scotland's Gardens Scheme is a charity which supports the opening of private gardens around Scotland, raising funds for other charities through garden gate tickets, plant sales and refreshments. The charity was established in 1931 and has a small staff team which supports volunteers around Scotland to open an amazing range of gardens to the public, many of them hidden gems that are not usually available to visit. The Scheme typically raises around £250,000 for charity each year. The charity co-ordinates the involvement of hundreds of gardens each year, through the volunteer network, and promotes openings through our website, our famous 'Yellow Book', social media, e-news and our YouTube channel.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme has an eight-strong team of Trustees and following its recent restructure as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), now wishes to recruit an additional three Trustees to build the skills base of the Board. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the following areas: Communications and Digital Marketing, Sponsorship, IT, Legal and Human Resources, with an enthusiasm for gardens and horticulture.
We have made good progress in improving the quality and standards of diabetes care in recent years. But much more needs to be done.
As a Senior Healthcare Improvement Consultant in our Healthcare Improvement team, you’ll play a vital role in helping the NHS across the UK unlock its potential for improving diabetes care. We work with extraordinary people in the NHS and supporting them has never been more important.
You will consult and work in partnership with local diabetes health systems, energising and inspiring colleagues and partners to work differently to improve diabetes care. You will grow the charity’s skills to facilitate improvement in local systems and drive a culture of high-performance and continuous learning that is relentlessly focused on improving outcomes for people with and affected by diabetes. And you will create high-impact partnerships with forward-thinking organisations that help build the improvement capacity of individuals, teams and local systems in the NHS.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an experienced consultant, used to rolling your sleeves up and working in partnership with health systems on the ground to improve care. You see the process of change in health systems as messy, unpredictable and emergent (rather than planned and controlled). You thrive on challenge and find practical steps to take in the face of complexity and uncertainty. You are experimental by nature and challenge the status quo. And you have a growth-mindset, fuelled by an abundance of energy, compassion and appreciation for those you work with.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape and lead Children 1st’s policy, campaigning and influencing work. Ensuring every child and family in Scotland gets the support they need to cope through Covid and repair and recover from the impact of lockdown, will be a key priority. The successful candidate will ensure policy, practice and communications are closely aligned to deliver strategic impact.
If you are an experienced public affairs professional with a passion to ensure children’s rights are realised so they are safe, grow up in strong, resilient families and have access to early help and support when they need it, we want to hear from you.
For further information and to apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/jobs
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.
As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service team you will offer children and families the space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help. As a team of staff and volunteers with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience we are able to offer families support which best meet their needs including intensive whole family support; group/peer support and befriending/mentoring support.
Working at Children 1st you will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with children, families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.
If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families, regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
In Control Scotland helps to transform the lives of disabled people across Scotland. We achieve this by advocating for and supporting the realisation of a system of self-directed support that is modern, equitable and respects the rights of the individual. One that empowers disabled people and their families to take control, make choices and direct their support in a way that works for them.
Coming into being in 2006, and subsequently becoming a charity in 2009, In Control Scotland played an influential role in the discussions that would lead to the creation of the national strategy for self-directed support in 2010 and subsequent 2013 legislation.
Since then, we have proactively worked with people who need support and their families as well as Scottish Government, public and third sector organisations and care providers to co-produce and harness good practice with innovative ways of working. And where we see poor practice, we seek to constructively challenge it.
With the current Director stepping-back from the organisation, In Control Scotland’s (ICS) Board is seeking to appoint a new Director to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction. We are looking for an inspirational individual that is passionate about supporting disabled people and their families and who has proven experience in enabling transformational change at a service, local and national level.
The successful candidate will take the helm of ICS at a time of unprecedented change. Firstly, as we begin to make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic and look towards recovery and renewal from its impact. And secondly, in the context of social care, with the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Adult Social Care and the development of a new framework and standards for self-directed support.
Simply, we are looking for a Director that recognises the opportunities in these changes to unlock the full potential of self-directed support so that disabled people can fulfil their aspirations for the role they want to play in society.