MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting care-experienced (CE) young people (including those previously), and other vulnerable youngpeople experiencing disadvantage (for example those with a social worker or on the periphery of the care-system) to realise their full potential through education.
MCR was founded to reverse the education and life-chances outcome gap that exists between CE young people and their peers, and to achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for all young people. Focused on need, not label. Developed with and by young people over the past 14 years, MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.
At its heart, MCR’s model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences.
MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear from one young person who participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped her create a better future for herself: Please Watch Emily's Story
We currently work with 72 schools across Scotland and are delighted that the Scottish government has recently announced £19.4 million funding to bring the programme to every secondary school in Scotland. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Dundee schools.
The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.
For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Dundee programme.
Please note, this role is subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.
The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act was passed in February 2011. The Act created the Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) to promote awareness of patient rights and responsibilities, to assist people to deal with issues affecting their health and wellbeing and to provide advice and support to those wishing to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints about NHS care received.
Purpose of the Post:
Patient Advisers will work with the Citizens Advice bureau/x in their local health board area and will also contribute to services provided throughout Scotland via a national PASS telephone advice line and by e mail and webchat via a national PASS website. The Patient Adviser will provide direct advice and information to clients; support bureaux volunteers to deliver information and advice relevant to the service; produce performance and monitoring reports; assist with the marketing and promotion of the service; and liaise with external organisations in order to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of PASS.
FetLor Youth Club is a busy and thriving youth centre in the north of Edinburgh. The Club welcomes over 300 young people every week to enjoy a range of clubs and activities. The Administration and Finance Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of FetLor Youth Club’s building and services for young people.
We are keen to recruit an Finance & Administration Manager who will help us grow as an organisation and support our values and ambitions.
The post holder is principally responsible for the smooth running of the Museum’s support functions, including inbound communications (mail and telephone), maintenance of office equipment, maintenance of personnel attendance and pay records and maintenance of accounting records, including the fundraising database.
The post holder is also responsible for providing administrative support to allocated Regimental functions, including the Ball, Dinner Club and Thin Red Line magazine.
The post holder is further responsible for providing administrative support to the Regimental Association in conjunction with the Secretary and Treasurer of the Regimental Association.
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This is a new post being created as a result of recent growth, to provide administrative support to our two Heads of Services. Cyrenians has a diverse portfolio of 25 services working with individuals, families and communities to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. Heads of Services, as members of the Leadership Team, play a key role in delivering on our corporate strategy.
The Coordinator will support two Heads of Services to carry out their role by providing assistance with a range of administrative and organisational tasks to enable them to effectively and efficiently respond to, and move between, their range of priorities.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who will, with the direction and support of the Heads of Services, carry out all Coordinator tasks and responsibilities in a professional and efficient manner, and in line with our values.
You will be highly organised, at ease working with minimum supervision, and have the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.
You should have a creative approach, excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and confidence to work across a range of platforms.
The ideal candidate will have proven administrative experience and passion for working across services, be motivated by our cause and have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians’ values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to stop homelessness by supporting people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
The Part-time Administrator contributes to the smooth running and administration of the support services required to offer an efficient and values-based professional counselling service. This post includes administrative support for the ‘PF Young Adults’ (PFYA) Service, which operates on a Saturday.
Clear and effective telephone, face-to-face and written communications are essential, as is a proven ability to keep on top of a fast-moving workload. The role requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. This post is subject to Basic Police Act Disclosure checks.
The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh.
The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of four is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.
VOCAL - Voice of Carers across Lothian - is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support work practitioner to join its busy and expanding Edinburgh team providing duty and casework support to carers. Within this role there will be a focus on providing duty cover, acting as the first point of contact for carers. In addition, it is anticipated the practitioner will undertake short term casework providing information, advice and signposting to other supports.
The post holder will support carers across Edinburgh to plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing and their personal development. Applicants will evidence excellent people, and communication skills, casework and person-centred support work.
VOCAL is a carer-led organisation. It will therefore be advantageous for applicants to evidence an excellent understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey. Although some direct experience of working with carers is preferred, it is not a prerequisite for this role.
Applicants will evidence experience of delivering person-centred information, advice and support. Excellent knowledge of health and social care will be expected, ideally including key legislation and policy affecting carers.
Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.
A Criminal Justice Support Worker is required to provide practical advice and assistance to residents of East Dunbartonshire area for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.
Support needs vary enormously but examples include: addressing offending behaviour, budgeting, cooking, shopping, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders, social skills, and accessing education/ employment. Experience of working with offenders is essential.
The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.
Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with East Dumbarton Council and Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to women receiving statutory court orders. The successful candidate will be co-located with the local authority and will be delivering a holistic, strengths-based approach to vulnerable and chaotic women who are at risk within the service.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.
A valid driving licence is essential for this post.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.
This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced communications professional confident working across the full spectrum of communication disciplines and with a passion for driving change. You will have experience of working at a senior level and using a range of tools and tactics to speak to a wide range of audiences from organisations and government to the public. You will have a strong understanding of and demonstrable experience of developing communication strategies designed to persuade, change minds and provoke action. This role is occupies a pivotal position within Community Justice Scotland and afford the candidate the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the organisation.
Supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children
Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.
Our Harbour Project aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use.
The Fathers’ Worker will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by:
Funded by Corra Foundation and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership to 31 March 2023
Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.