MELD is recruiting a motivated Peer Support Worker to work at the East Lothian Recovery Hub based in Musselburgh. The successful candidate will have a lived experience of substance (drugs or alcohol) issues and is at least 1 year free from problematic substance misuse. You will offer both one to one, groupwork and motivational support to those affected by substance misuse issues at various locations across East Lothian. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of substance misuse and related services, the ability to work in a flexible manner and adhere to a recovery and harm reduction approach.
The Welfare Rights Adviser will provide advice, casework and representation services to single parents affected by welfare reform. They will work in partnership with other welfare rights services across the Glasgow area. The post-holder will be required to travel and work across the city.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Outreach Worker to join our team in our West hub. You will primarily work in Glasgow, but may be required to work in surrounding areas as needed. Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1), preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), including induction to their SQA Personal Development Award where relevant. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. You will also help to collate SQA portfolios from phase 2, delivering and assessing final bodies of work. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships.
Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will also ideally be qualified as an SQA Assessor and have a strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels, and strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload. An ability to work effectively under your own initiative is crucial. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.
The Childcare Centre Manager will ensure the provision of a quality childcare service that gives the children the best start in life.
The successful candidate will hold or be working towards a BA Childhood Practice or Graduate PDA Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9 and will provide evidence of relevant experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation of childcare / children’s services and supervising and developing staff within a childcare setting
This post is part funded by Glasgow City Council until 31 March 2019 with the potential for continued funding.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights, and will be subject to a PVG check.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
The main purpose of this role is to oversee, co-ordinate and lead the project team to facilitate opportunities for people with a learning disability to develop and maintain new friendships and relationships.
You will be responsible for ensuring consistent delivery of outcomes, budget management, reporting and forging essential links and partnerships between dates-n-mates, local businesses and other organisations from all key sectors.
The post holder will also be responsible for overseeing the volunteering function for dates-n-mates Aberdeen and will be actively involved in the strategic planning of the project.
You will liaise with the project leads from C-Change Scotland’s other regional dates-n-mates projects to effectively share best practice, resources and learning and to contribute towards the development of dates-n-mates Scotland and develop and continually improve the systems and practices of dates-n-mates.
Young Friends of the Earth Scotland (YFoES) is seeking a Network Coordinator, to support a growing, grassroots network of young activists, working on environmental and social justice issues. The Network Coordinator will run national and local capacity building events, enable youth involvement in relevant campaigns and facilitate communication between young activists and groups.
YFoES is hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation. YFoES is also an active member of Young Friends of the Earth Europe and the Network Coordinator will participate in international events and projects.
The position will be based in Friends of the Earth Scotland office in Edinburgh. It will be 2 or 3 days a week, to be decided with the successful candidate.
Options In Life runs programmes of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment. The aim of the Recreation Programme is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends, realise their own potential and, most of all, have fun. Our focus is on increasing confidence, self-esteem and independence through peer support and team building
A vacancy exists for a Recreation Programme Group Leader who will lead the support team on the Recreation Programme group outings, providing support, advice and guidance to the other support staff and volunteers, to make sure the Options in Life service users’ emotional, minor medical and general needs are met, in order to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the programme. The Group Leader is expected to take responsibility for all related admin and paperwork and must be able to work flexibly, including evenings if required. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check.
Applicants must have experience of working with young people who have learning, social and communication difficulties, and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, applicants must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Must be a car owner. Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage
The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
The Family Support Worker (Children and Fathers) will be responsible to the Lead Practitioner for the delivery of Lanarkshire Service for single dads and their children. The role will include the provision of family support, outreach activities, training and the co-ordination and delivery of weekly Parenting Alone Hub for single dads and the evening and weekend activity programme.
Closing date: 7 November 2018 at 11.30pm
Shelter Scotland is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us in this vital fundraising role as Senior Philanthropy Manager and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million 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.
Part of an award-winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships (HVP) raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you’ll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights.
About the role
This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting annual fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across Scotland. It also involves building propositions and developing products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across the wider HVP team and managed remotely by the Head of Philanthropy based in London, we’ll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter Scotland to attract donations from HNWIs. You’ll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepen our relationships with existing donors to grow their financial commitment. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects and working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors - all are aspects of this challenging role.
You’ll need proven experience of securing large gifts from HNWIs in a charity or equivalent experience in a commercial relationship/sales role. We’ll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results–driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What’s more, you’re a creative thinker who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter 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.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
You will have an HNC or SVQ3 qualification in social care, although consideration may be given to exceptional candidates who are not qualified to that level. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we’ll offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
Please note that the Association is currently conducting a major job evaluation exercise and that all salaries are subject to change following negotiation with our recognised trade union. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.