Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP) is a registered charity based in Pilton in the North West locality of Edinburgh. PYCP has been established for over 22 years and is based in an area of multiple deprivation where many children, young people and their families face inequalities in areas such as income, health and education. We work with young people aged 5 to 18 where they can access a range of activities to best suit their needs.
PYCP has provided 1:1 and group-based support to young people since we were founded in 1997. We have a small team of Intensive Support workers, taking referrals from families, schools and other local agencies.
The Intensive Support worker(s) will work with identified young people on both a 1:1 and group basis. The aim will be to support them to overcome difficulties, develop resilience and coping skills so that they can be successful in their learning and development.
The Intensive Support worker will also contribute to the development of the service, for example being a point of contact for referrals and organising programmes alongside their colleagues.
The Children's Wood charity is looking to recruit a manager for their G20 Youth Festival in the North West of Glasgow. This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of the youth organisation, including the staff, its building (The G20 Youth House), the funding strategy, and the programme of activities.
You will report to the Children's Wood Project Lead and board of directors. You will build positive relationships with young people, staff, volunteers, members, funders, partners and the local community to deliver G20 vision and aims. This is an exciting role which will make a difference to the lives of children, families and the wider community in the Maryhill/Ruchill area of Glasgow.
We are Scotland’s leading community eating disorder charity, providing peer support through Support Groups and one-to-one Befriending for those with eating disorders and for parents, carers and families. Our services are volunteer-led, most of whom have lived experience of recovering from eating disorders.
We are seeing a rising need for the services we provide due to Covid and with so much of a stretch on public services just now, the charity provides a vital source of help. We have been fortunate that we have been able to move our support groups online and continue to provide the help that is so much needed.
Growing and developing our services is now a key focus so that we can support more people across Scotland in their recovery journey. Our plan to expand our services is led by our Development Manager with the support of our major funders, The Robertson Trust, National Lottery and Comic Relief and many other generous charitable trusts.
To help us deliver our vision and meet the needs of our communities in Scotland we are looking to bring new trustees onto the Board with specific skills sets in income generation and digital.
As a Board we work together as a close team, so we’re looking for trustees who enjoy working collaboratively towards a common goal and are happy to roll their sleeves up to get things done, alongside making a strategic contribution. We’re also planning to recruit some skills-based volunteers to help us deliver on key projects, and so having an interest in supporting their contribution to the Charity, and co-creating together, is important too.
We currently meet as a Board once a month, typically on a Wednesday between 3-5pm. Given the stage we’re at with our growth plans, you’ll likely need to commit around 2-3 additional hours during the working week.
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As part of your overall trustee duties of leading and governing the charity’s activities you will bring your digital mindset and expertise to the work of the Board, to enable us to engage with digital in an informed way.
You’ll help us identify how we can leverage digital solutions and innovate to increase the accessibility and inclusiveness of our service in a post-Covid world. You’ll create digital goals and metrics that support our wider strategic objectives, highlighting the opportunities and the risks of digital.
You’ll bring a digital perspective to our product and service design principles and bring insights from elsewhere in the Charity sector, connecting with organisations such as SCVO, Catalyst and Charity Digital.
You will also help us to work smarter behind the scenes to ‘digify’ our core processes and find better ways to make our operations run more efficiently.
If you also have experience of digital marketing, that would be helpful but not essential.
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Capability Scotland is a well-established and respected provider of community-based facilitation services throughout Dumfries and Galloway which support people to engage in employment, education, volunteering and activities of their choice in their communities. This is an exciting time for us as we have the opportunity to deliver a number of other well-established services throughout the Region including
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We are looking to recruit a Link Practitioner to join our Self Directed Support Brokerage Service. You will provide support to individuals who are in receipt of a Direct Payment award to implement their agree Self Directed Support Plan, this will include assistance with recruitment and managing their relationship with their Personal Assistants and ongoing support to individuals to review their plan and make changes where necessary. You will be an advocate of Self-Directed Support and will raise awareness of Self-Directed Support and of the Brokerage amongst potential recipients, other professionals and the general public. The role will require you to nurture the service to allow for ongoing growth.
We are looking for someone who is keen to implement national policy into practice at a local level, keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment and high-quality service. This role is ideal for someone who wants to put their values and vision into practice. If you think you fit the bill - we want to hear from you.
Our Fife Harm Reduction service works with people across Fife to reduce drug and alcohol related harms. We operate from a fixed site in Leven and provide outreach across The Kingdom. We offer a range of services including access to sterile injecting equipment, safer injecting advice and information, safer drinking and/or drug use advice. overdose prevention, Naloxone provision and BBV testing. Assertive Linkage into other services.
We are looking for a Specialist Harm Reduction Worker who will work both within our fixed site in Leven and deliver outreach interventions in the Community.
What we’re looking for: A Self motivated and self starter who is passionate about reducing harm across Fife. You’ll have a proven track record of working within substance use services and supporting people.
Further information: This job is subject to a PVG check.
Partnerships for Wellbeing (P4W) is a small and successful charity. Our small, but dedicated and friendly team, work to improve health, wellbeing and independence for people in communities in and around the Inverness area through the delivery of health walks and community transport services.
We are looking for an ambitious, motivated and team-oriented Manager to lead and develop the charity and its activities as we adapt to the ‘new normal’.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, first-hand knowledge of the small charities sector, and previous success in project management, business planning and income generation.
You will support a small team of committed staff to deliver successful projects, identify new opportunities, and be able to establish relationships with a range of external partners and funders, to secure the long-term delivery of our objectives.
This is a new post which will develop, deliver, support and promote a range of family support and engagement for family members who are affected by someone else’s substance use. The post will operate in partnership with NHS Fife Addictions Service and has an area-wide remit involving significant travel throughout Fife and some to our offices in Glasgow.
The post-holder will be responsible for delivering initial assessments and one to one intensive support for family members aged 16+ years (including face to face, telephone and online support); offering advocacy and self-advocacy support to ensure families can access their rights; supporting the development of family inclusive practice across NHS Fife Addictions Services; using and promoting evidence-based interventions; and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of these and of this new collaborative family support and engagement model.
The post will work across three NHS Addictions bases in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Windygates (main base tbc). The post-holder will be expected to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Senior Family Support Development Officer.
We are seeking applicants who have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification, along with experience of direct client work, group work and direct work with families. Applicants should have knowledge of issues for families affected by substance use and values underpinning advocacy. We are seeking an applicant who can encourage and promote the development of family support groups, and effectively and sensitively advocate for others.
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Scottish Dementia Working Group and National Dementia Carers Action Network
Contract: 1 position, 35 hours per week. This post is currently funded to 31 March 2022 and may be extended subject to future funding being available.
Location: Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, work location is open for discussion with the successful candidate
The collective voice of people with lived experience, as a person with dementia or as a carer, is at the heart of what Alzheimer Scotland do. We have two national active voice groups; The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for people living with dementia and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for people who are carers or former carers of people with dementia. Both groups campaign to protect the rights of people with dementia and carers; influence policy and practice at all levels; support research and raise awareness to challenge stigma and change the image of dementia.
We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide strategic leadership, management and guidance to the team of SDWG and NDCAN development officers, to facilitate an effective campaigning voice of people with dementia and carers.
You will have a recognised professional qualification in community development or community education, social care or health care or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4. You will also have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and capable of working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Over the last 7 years Forward Coupar Angus (FCA) has delivered a range of environmental and social projects in the town and has recently created a qualification in Climate Literacy. FCA is now looking to link the legacy of these previous projects with a new project based on providing training to deliver the Climate Literacy qualification; to further develop market garden; promote active travel and to work more closely with pupils in Blairgowrie High School and it’s feeder primary schools and to establish a Low Carbon Centre.
To lead the development of cycling and Active Travel related activities in Coupar Angus with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the town.
With funding from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), FCA are now seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to act as an Active Travel Leader for the Training for a Sustainable and Carbon saving Community project.
The Active Travel Leader will work in close partnership with the Project Manager, Training Leader and Growing Leader also funded by the CCF as part of the Training for a Sustainable and Carbon saving Community Project.
Further details about the organisation and the role can be found in the Job Description below.
Forward Coupar Angus (FCA) is an innovative community Development Trust founded to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the town of Coupar Angus and its immediate surrounding area. Our principal objective is to create opportunities that can enhance our community, whilst promoting initiatives aimed at improving people’s lives.
We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to take up the post of Development Officer to consolidate a range of projects, implement strategic development, engage with the local community groups and wider public and to help the trust to build its capacity and become more self-sufficient in the future. This role is funded by Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund (ICF).
Working with the FCA Trustees you will play a leading role in delivering the strategic objectives of the ICF project. You will play a leading role in raising the profile of the Trust and building on existing communications channels to enhance community links and promote the town. You will attend Trust meetings and on occasion, will be required to represent the Trust externally. You will develop and put in place a robust membership and affiliation package and develop a plan to make the Trust more self-sufficient in future years.
The Development Officer will have line management responsibility for the Finance Officer and Administrator.
The post will take forward engagement and consultation initiatives within our community, building relationships with our funding partners and collaborating with local, regional and national organisations in line with FCA’s objectives.