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.
The post will involve two/three rota shifts per week.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care or extensive, evidenced experience in social care and be willing to work towards this qualification. 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 will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
We seek to help people in Glasgow flourish and experience real change in their lives. We’re looking for a worker to identify and develop fresh opportunities to support vulnerable women. You should be passionate about tackling poverty and injustice through intervention, advice and advocacy.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together both locally and nationally, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.
You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the Central Team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people individually and collectively and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.
Are you passionate about social justice? Do you want to take part in events where we are able to raise funds by communicating our vision for a transformed Scotland where communities are more caring, more compassionate and more resilient? If so then we’d love to hear from you.
We have several well established events, like the upcoming Bethany Big Sleep Out, and several new events we are developing. You will be working with the Fundraising Manager and Team Lead as well as coordinating volunteer involvement and Bethany Ambassadors.
We are looking for someone with event management experience. Someone who is competent on social media and other marketing streams to secure participants and volunteers, proficient in conducting risk assessments and in securing resources for minimal/no cost.
Most of all we want someone who has a real passion for helping disadvantaged people, who believes everyone deserves a home and a right to contribute to society. We can offer a vibrant, fun team which has enjoyed significant success in the last 2 years and has a clear strategy for growth in the coming years. Bethany is a values driven organisation and those values are at the very heart of all we do.
Relationships Scotland Orkney is a successful third sector organisation in Orkney delivering a wide-range of therapeutic and family services. The key role of Service Director has been introduced to provide leadership and implement service delivery functions.
The Service Director will develop the organisation, within the overall strategic direction set by the board, providing key services for the community in Orkney; supporting individuals, couples, children, young people, families, and promote positive and respectful relationships.
Experience and Knowledge
Winning Leishman is one of Scotland’s leading charity fundraising consultancies. We are looking for new team members to join us as a Trainee Fundraiser.
This training post will be overseen by a member of the Winning Leishman team and will involve research into grant makers, developing funding proposals and following up with reports and communications to maximise long-term income generation on behalf of Winning Leishman’s clients.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Scottish Women’s Aid has an exciting opportunity to join their busy and thriving Member Services team. Based in Edinburgh, the Organisational Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating organisational development within the Women’s Aid network and support a portfolio of Women’s Aid groups.
Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.
What You’ll Do
Working closely with a range of stakeholders, the role holder will support our member groups to improve governance and management structures. You’ll support the Women’s Aid network to ensure collaborative work, learning and development takes place whilst always striving towards the provision of effective support for women, children and young people.
What We Need
We’re looking for someone with experience of third sector governance and organisational development and experience of working with a wide range of partners at both a strategic and operational level. It’s important that the role holder can facilitate organisational processes to support the development of improvement plans.
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Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
Age Scotland is looking to recruit a number of new Trustees with a wide range of skills and experience to support the direction of the organisation. Candidates skilled in the areas of Third Sector leadership, Diversity Championing, Social Care and Housing, Digital Strategies, Fundraising, or Legal, would be of particular interest, as would those with an inter-generational perspective.
We also welcome candidates who do not have board room experience. Full induction and training will be provided.
As a Trustee Board Member, you will be responsible for the strategic direction, control and accountability of the Charity ensuring that its activities are in the interests of its beneficiaries and to ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
A time commitment of around 1 day per month is required. The Board currently meets 4 times a year (March, June, September and December) in Edinburgh).
These posts are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Winning Leishman are seeking an experienced Fundraiser to join our team. This post will involve research into grant makers, developing funding proposals and following up with reports and communications to maximise long-term income generation on behalf of Winning Leishman’s clients.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Do you share our vision? Do you want to work in an organisation that really cares for the young people we work with?
We are looking to build our relief pool of Family Workers within our Options Dundee Service. We work in partnership with the families to offer tailored packages of support to help support families to stay together. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community.
The families we work with find our service invaluable- “I don't know what I'd do without them. I trust them, my child trusts them - we both feel safe when they're in the house…They've changed my and my child’s life.”
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and support to complete an SVQ3. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.
Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application and will be discussed at interview. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families and/or experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition.