We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.
As part of the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction Initiative, Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides a helping hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Working across communities in both Argyll & Bute and Highland, Community Contacts offers information, advice and light touch, person-centred support to assist people throughout the SDS process.
As our Project Manager(s) for Community Contacts, you will lead a team of community based Specialist Project Workers to raise the profile of SDS across all Argyll & Bute/Highland localities.
Managing Specialist Project Workers to build and maintain relationships and networks within communities and across Argyll & Bute/Highland will be a central part of the role. Equally you will develop your own expertise in SDS to enable you to support your team to deliver accurate advice and information to assist people and their families with making decisions around social care support.
Putting people and their wishes at the heart of your work will enable you lead a team that puts the human rights ethos of SDS into practice. Equally, you are a realist who will enable your teams to offer the best possible service within the time resource available. You will have an appreciation of the complexities and challenges people face when living with disability, long-term health conditions or as a carer and experience of working creatively to address these.
An ability to build rapport and to communicate with all sorts of people in different settings is essential. Equally you will have energy to drive forward the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s SDS plans to enable people more choice and control with their social care support.
For Carr Gomm, successful project managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, a desire to make things happen, an ability to plan, implement and react effectively as ideas progress.
In our eyes, the best project managers are self-motivated diplomats, whose analytical skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, to support dynamic progress. You will be an excellent reporter, who uses stories and statistics to demonstrate the successes of Community Contacts with a range of audiences.
Note: we are also recruiting for a part time Community Project Manager in Highlands - if you are interested in both these posts please answer the relevant question on the application form to be considered.
The Isle of Luing Community Trust are looking for an Operations Manager to be based at the Atlantic Islands centre on the beautiful Isle of Luing. Do you have excellent people management skills and organisational skills? Are you looking for a role that will allow you to develop your career?
You will be responsible for all aspects of the Centre operations including administration, finance, visitors’ experience, event planning, activity programme as well as partnership working and community development.
We are looking for someone with great organisation skills who can plan and communicate what needs to be done at all levels. You will need to be able to work under your own initiative much of the time. You must also be good on the detail and able to write concise reports as well as the community newsletter, leaflets and keep our social media channels up to date.
It would advantageous if you had an understanding of Social Enterprise, trading charities and experience in funding applications, though this is not essential.
The brief for the role is broad but we have some experienced help locally so if you think this job is for you but don’t have all the skills we are looking for, then why not give us a call to discuss.
To talk to somebody about the role please call Mary Whitmore (Board member) on 01852 314267 / 07774 622224
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.
The Community Fundraising Manager is responsible for generating vital grassroots funding and support from churches, schools, universities, groups and associations throughout the UK.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the successful candidate will be capable of managing, motivating and leading a team of community fundraisers to convert the significant potential for income growth into tangible and visible results to sustain and grow our school feeding programmes.
By contributing to the work of Mary’s Meals, you will become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal.