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This new post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.
The post-holder will be responsible for maintaining and delivering a range of support services in Forth Valley to families and support groups affected by someone else’s substance use, ensuring an effective response to the needs of support groups and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of our services.
This includes working with the assistance and support of the Senior Family Support Development Officer to facilitate family support groups; work with individuals on a one to one basis, addressing specific issues; provide advocacy to both support groups and individual family members; and actively promote family recovery and family inclusive practice.
The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required 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.
MYPAS promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian.
This post will engage with young people aged 12-18, across Midlothian and East Lothian, adversely mentally affected by the situations brought about by the covid pandemic, with particular regard to LGBT+ young people. The post will provide counselling to young people aged 12-18 within a holistic service including connecting with the LGTB+ project that MYPAS is now running in both Midlothian and East Lothian.
Qualified to Diploma level (or equivalent) in a counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, COSCA) and have experience of working with young people, you will also be committed to delivering a service according to best practice and within community settings.
The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. Contributing to the wider MYPAS service, the postholder will ensure that young people are worked with using a holistic approach through effectively linking the work of the Therapies team with other areas of MYPAS’ work as well as that of partner organisations.
This post may require evening and occasional weekend work.
Place of work:
The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout Midlothian including operating from other venues, will be required.
The Cottage Family Centre was established in 1987. The focus of the work at the Centre is to provide a range of support to those families and individuals within family units who are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of factors such as poverty, unemployment, poor housing, relationship breakdown, drug and alcohol problems and health related issues.
The range of services that the Cottage provides includes a therapeutic service for children and young people.
We are looking for a qualified and experienced therapist competent to work with children and young people. The successful candidate must be a qualified Play Therapist, Art Therapist or Counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. This position will be based within our new Family Centre at St Clair Street Kirkcaldy.
You will need to be self-motivated, have the ability to work independently with a positive and flexible approach and demonstrate a sound understanding of social issues that affect children, young people and families.
This post will be subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups check and 2 references.
Hours: 18 hours per week
Salary: £20,238.00 pro rata
This post is funded by the R S MacDonald Charitable Trust until 2023.
Ardenglen Housing Association is a highly successful, award winning organisation. We are extremely proud of our proven track record and achievements over the past 30 years with customer services, innovation and kindness at our core.
We pride ourselves on being recognised as a community anchor and are committed to the ongoing physical, social and economic regeneration of the area.
Ardenglen is a community based housing association established in 1990. We operate from a modern office in Castlemilk, Glasgow and own and manage 1,000 homes for rent.
As we launch the Castlemilk Community Food Pantry we are looking for a motivated, dynamic and resilient individual to join our dedicated Operations Team as our Pantry Coordinator.
You will be working within our innovative community food pantry and will be expected to deliver excellent performance across all areas of the project as well as ensuring that high quality of customer service is in line with our vision and values.
You will be dynamic and engaging with excellent communication, management, leadership and coaching skills and will play a central role in the development of this new and exciting project. You will work closely with the community of Castlemilk as well as wider networks and key partners to ensure they influence and shape the pantry. You will also link in with other proposed pantry projects across Glasgow in supporting the development of a learning and skills resources sharing network.
Castlemilk Community Food Pantry will provide fresh, nutritional, good quality food at a significantly subsidised rate. The model is relatively new to Scotland but has been pioneered successfully in other parts of the UK and across the USA to great success. It will receive and distribute surplus, fit for purpose food, provided through effective partnerships with, e.g. Fareshare Glasgow and will include fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy to offer a quality shopping experience.
As opposed to the foodbank model of free crisis provision the Pantry will offer a more dignified alternative to address the significant food security issues which exist within the community.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is recruiting an outstanding, experienced individual to undertake the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the strategic focus, governance understanding, leadership experience and time to support and develop a committed board through an interesting and challenging time for Higher Education, where innovation, collaboration and enthusiasm is key.
The successful post holder will provide excellent, proactive and strategic leadership to ensure that it provides the right blend of support and challenge to the Senior Management Team. Trustees, under the overall leadership of the Chair, provide a strategic and oversight role, ensuring that we achieve our aims and objectives as defined in our governing documents, comply with all legal and contractual obligations, and manage our resources effectively and efficiently.
Are you passionate to lead an innovative and new team to strengthen communities and prevent homelessness in the north of Scotland?
We are looking for a coordinator to lead our new Community Support and Development team in Aberdeen and Inverness. The post will oversee a team of four staff members (1.6 FTE). Our targeted homelessness prevention projects are tailored to local needs and work in partnership with churches. We engage with individuals in communities to revitalise areas where the potential for homelessness is a real concern.
The role will involve overseeing a variety of work including the work of an existing Community Development Worker who oversees a drop-in on King Street, a new Recovery & Resettlement Worker in Aberdeen and one in Inverness and a Family Worker based in Torry but working across locations in Aberdeen.
Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals and a personal drive to see people on the margins of society have their lives transformed.
The role is open to opportunities for flexible working in conversation with the Director of Homelessness Prevention.
More details can be found in the attached job description.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.
We are looking for an Education Coordinator to be based mainly in the Aberdeen Office, with some flexibility around home working to be agreed, e.g. recognising COVID related restrictions. You will support the development and delivery of exciting new programmes of community based learning for adults across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Key areas of responsibilities
Developing, delivering and maintaining key educational programmes, you will ensure that our students enjoy an outstanding experience. You will support and manage part time tutors, and help to identify business development opportunities. The restrictions of COVID-19 mean that much of our delivery is currently on-line, and this brings its own challenges.
Edinburgh Remakery is an award winning social enterprise which teaches repair and mending skills and campaigns for zero waste and strong community support. We teach repair skills and promote other repair activities. We look to make a culture of repair and reuse the norm, rather than an exception.
As of August 2020 we have pivoted our business model to focus on key business priorities. To this end the premises at Leith Walk has now become our E-Waste & Education Hub. This centre will concentrate on two streams; the first being our IT Disposal Service for both businesses and individuals and the refurbishment of IT equipment - with sales through our online shop. The second, our Education model.
Our Education model will take two routes:
The main focus of this role will be the development and daily coordination of the workshops and the education routeway, and will be accountable to the Marketing and Events Manager.
Developing our workshops will help us increase our offering to new audiences as well as our existing supporters, engaging with the community in the process. It also aims to provide income generation as part of our social enterprise objectives. It will be essential to steer the workshops towards profitability, building on an established business model. A detailed business plan is in place, and the role will demand an ability to put this into action whilst allowing room for innovation and new, relevant business ideas.
The Circular Economy will generate many job opportunities in the future and our Education Model aims to address the skills-gap and ensure a skilled workforce for the future. The Education opportunities should address both our charitable objectives; giving back to the community whilst also incorporating benefits to our social enterprise, i.e deliverable projects that attract funding streams.
We are looking for someone who is creative, forward thinking, entrepreneurial, organised, and who has excellent judgement. You will be able to translate your own and others’ ideas into operational plans, analyse commercial strategies, develop business partnerships and be an excellent communicator.
This challenging and rewarding role requires proven success in a training, events, circular economy or Third Sector context.
We have a friendly and professional ethos, with a strong commitment to quality and innovation, both in terms of the services and products we provide and the way we work together.
Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.
What kind of person will make a great Team Leader for Children 1st?
I know exactly what we are looking for, someone who:
What kind of leader will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to me is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will have travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children, and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.