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Following a review of ministry requirements to complement traditional parish ministry, The Ministries Council of the Church of Scotland is pleased to be able to recruit for this role.
Main Purpose of post: In partnership with the Minister and Kirk session build and develop meaningful relationships between the Church, families and groups within the existing Congregation and community.
This role is varied and will allow you to use your gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people in our parishes and communities.
Transform Community Development has worked with vulnerable adults to help transform their lives for over 40 years. FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. Through redistribution centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh they redistribute surplus food to frontline charities and community groups. Transform Community Development runs the Dundee FareShare operation from our depot which covers Tayside and Fife.
FareShare has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to enable the redistribution of sanitary products to vulnerable women and girls and low-income households. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take the lead developing the redistribution model, engaging community groups and providing training.
Maintaining the Southside Tool Library for at least 12 weeks to cover maternity leave and ensuring the library fits in with South Seeds other services, in particular energy demand reduction.
The post is funded by the National Lottery until October 2020 to help advance support and information services for harder to reach groups and communities, and improve partnership working across Lanarkshire, helping to create a more comprehensive provision.
Based in Linwood Renfrewshire, Linstone Housing is a registered social landlord and a charity that owns and manages approximately 1600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing, as well as providing factoring services to a further 2000 owner occupiers.
We are seeking to recruit a part-time Administration Assistant for our busy Income Management Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-performing community-based Housing Association to assist in delivering a customer-focused Income Management and Factoring service to our tenants and owners. The job will involve a variety of duties including dealing with front line enquiries from customers and providing administrative support to Income Team staff.
The ideal applicant should be able to demonstrate:
Previous experience in a social housing environment is not essential.
GCVS is the lead Third Sector Development Agency in the Glasgow and a key partner in Glasgow’s Third Sector Interface. We have a distinguished track record, providing leadership, co-ordination, advice, information, technical and development support to Glasgow’s Third Sector for over 40 years. Each year we work with over 1,000 voluntary organisations and community groups in Glasgow as well as key public sector partners in the city and at national level. We are a membership organisation, advocating and representing member’s interests on a wide variety of fora in Glasgow.
During the last three years GCVS has successfully developed the Community Connectors Project which key aims are to help older people have better access to better information and, if they so wish, to help them look at what they need to live healthier and happier lives as independently as possible.
The Lifestyle Management ‘looking forward keeping well’ service is a new service that will be delivered as an integral part of the Community Connectors Service. This has opened up an exciting opportunity for the creation of a Lifestyle Management Practitioner post.
Working collaboratively with the City wide and Local Community Connector teams, the post holder will be responsible for supporting older people who may be facing challenges or suffering from long-term health conditions, to develop effective coping strategies that will improve their day-to-day lives. The post holder will also support older people to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and work collaboratively with them to support them to make decisions on the issues they would like to address by employing a person-centred, asset based approach.
This will be achieved through the delivery of group courses alongside one to one surgeries to facilitate a better understanding of self-management and, depending on the needs of the participants, will explore areas such as managing anxiety, relaxation techniques, pacing, sleep, movement, medication management and much more.
We are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to support the Wellbeing Service across Midlothian. The Wellbeing service offers person centred, holistic support for people with or at higher risk of long term conditions. The Health and Wellbeing practitioners work in small teams based across GP practices in Midlothian to support a holistic supported self-management service for people with long term condition(s) and support the development of peer support within the service.
The main purpose of this role would be to:
• Use a strengths based personal outcomes approach to help people referred to the service identify and access appropriate support for them to self-manage.
• Manage a caseload of people referred to the service
• As appropriate provide one-to-one and group based support for people using the Wellbeing service
• To appropriately support people to access other services that would support their self-management journey.
• To provide an outreach service for the Health and Wellbeing team to engage hard to reach clients with the service
• To support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long term conditions into volunteer/ peer roles to support the Wellbeing team
• To monitor and report on own work as per agreed monitoring tools and to highlight areas of concern and areas of success
• To contribute to the organisational strategy and associated key performance indicators by participating in team meetings as required
• Create meaningful and useful cross-referral links with local leaders and contacts in health, local authority, voluntary and community organisations.
• To support the Wellbeing team’s work to provide timely access to the service in Midlothian.
Do you have a proven record of delivering services to people with physical and mental health problems who experience significant psychosocial barriers? Do you have excellent group work skills? Are you able to manage multiple tasks? If you do, then we would like to hear from you!
Blackwood currently have a vacancy for a Governance Officer based within our Head Office in Edinburgh.
We are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic professional who can work with our management team to support the Board and deliver Blackwood’s Business Plan.
This individual will work with the Company Secretary to provide day-to-day support on company secretarial duties and ensure compliance with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s new Regulatory Framework, with General Data Protection Regulations, as well as prospective changes to the Freedom of Information Act, ensuring our processes are fit for purpose.
With excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills, the candidate will have demonstrable experience in organising meetings, minute-taking and maintaining and streamlining processes. Some experience managing budgets would be desirable but not essential.
The successful candidate must be able to prioritise their workload, manage deadlines and work calmly under pressure. The candidate must work well within a team to ensure the effective day-to-day running of the office and provide daily administrative support as required including handling of incoming calls to our Head Office.
Whilst relevant qualifications are desirable, experience and proven success is more important.
We are currently looking for two Caseworkers to join the Extra Help Unit (EHU). One post will be on a permanent basis and the other one on a fixed-term basis for 12 months.
The Extra Help Unit provides support to vulnerable domestic consumers and micro-businesses with their energy and post complaints. This service is telephone based and covers the whole of Great Britain. The Unit has statutory duties to deal with cases where the consumer’s energy supply has been disconnected or is at risk of imminent disconnection. The Extra Help Unit also has statutory powers to support vulnerable consumers.
As a caseworker you will be the first point of referral for vulnerable consumers and responsible for investigating energy and post complaints on their behalf. A person may be deemed to be a vulnerable consumer due to personal circumstances, the complexity of their complaint or where they are at risk of having their energy supply disconnected.
You will be able to demonstrate strong empathy with the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable consumers and possess highly developed interpersonal skills. You will be able to work in a busy and pressurised environment with varying workloads. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload, whilst supporting your colleagues. You will possess excellent negotiation and influencing skills in order to achieve the best outcome for consumers. Within your role as a Caseworker you will be expected to identify any trends or policies causing disadvantage to vulnerable consumers.
A background in providing advice over the telephone and letter writing is essential. A working knowledge of the energy industry is desirable.
This role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to consumers’ lives, particularly those who are vulnerable.
For more information, please refer to the Application Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Application Pack.
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• Great job satisfaction
• Good team-working
• Excellent benefits package
Here at Morlich House in Edinburgh, we don’t just see those we work with as older people. They’re someone’s parent. Someone’s grandparent. For us, providing the best quality of care is hugely rewarding and our goal is to ensure that every one of our residents enjoys the best possible quality of life.
Something as simple as a smile can make the world of difference to our day, and theirs. If you share our belief, this is your opportunity to join our close-knit and supportive team. It can be pretty challenging at times and priorities can change quickly so you will definitely need to be a patient and understanding individual. We work closely together as a team though – there’s always someone to talk to and we all help each other out wherever we can.
While an SVQ 3 qualification in Social Care would be ideal, it’s not essential as we’ll support you to gain it. In fact, we’ll make sure that you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.
You can also look forward to an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.
What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. These posts are subject to PVG Membership.