The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation and pioneering charity, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education, and engagement with society.
Our people are at the heart of what we do, and our amazing team of passionate, skilled and creative staff are working together to deliver our shared vision of ‘An Ocean in Balance’.
We are seeking four new Trustees to join us in 2023 drawn from the following backgrounds: marine science, environmental communication. risk/compliance, legal and finance. Candidates must work effectively with the Senior Management Team – providing both challenge and support. Access into new philanthropic or commercial networks will be welcome.
Appointments will be for an initial three-year term that may be extended for up to a further three-years. The minimum time commitment, including preparation for and participation in committee meetings, is approximately 10 days per annum. Whilst most meetings will be face-to-face in Oban, some sub-committee and Board meetings will be virtual.
This is a newly created post which will provide an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with an opportunity to join a dedicated team of young carer support workers committed to improving the lives of young carers.
Based at Lomond House in Helensburgh and operating throughout the Helensburgh and Lomond area, including rural villages, you will be making a difference to young carers and their families. The interesting and challenging work involves identifying young carers, working with them and their families, preparing and reviewing personal statements and organising events and activities.
You will work as part of a small team but must be able to prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal skills. Empathy with young people, their issues and concerns, is essential.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, which will involve a Disclosure Scotland check.
As this post is partially funded by Argyll and Bute Council to assist unemployed people gain employment applicants must meet the criteria specified in the attached document.
• Do you understand the feminist analysis of domestic abuse and are passionate about gender inequalities and want to make a difference to the lives of women and their children affected by domestic abuse?
• Do you have knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and have a reflective and non-judgemental approach?
• Do you have experience of providing 1:1 person centred support?
• Can you promote the safety and empowerment of those you support?
• Participate in Argyll and Bute’s out of hours service user on call (additional payment will be provided)
• Applicants should have an HNC or Social Care qualification or demonstrate a willingness to meet the SSSC registration
Argyll and Bute Women’s Aid welcome enthusiastic and empowered applicants to join our dedicated team.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please text Fran 07946 049199 to arrange a suitable time.
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of carers’ issues, to fill this vacancy. You will support the Business Administrator and staff team in ensuring the smooth running of the charity.
The role will include providing administrative and reception support. This will involve handling telephone, mail, and direct contact with carers and visitors to Carers Centre; general administration - assisting with fundraising activities, event organisation, meetings, minute taking, and providing assistance to staff with any other appropriate duties.
You should be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal/listening skills to allow you to communicate effectively.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, which will involve a Scotland Disclosure check.
As this post is partially funded by Argyll and Bute Council to assist unemployed people gain employment they must meet the criteria specified in the attached document.
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis, in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our Argyll & Bute locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.
Pension Wise is the free and impartial UK government service that offers people guidance on their defined contribution pension options.
You’ll be part of a service that has helped over 300,000 people by providing valuable, life changing and impartial guidance giving them the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their options and obtain the best value from their pension. Working within our dedicated Pension Wise team, you’ll see positive and rewarding results for the people you help - Pension Wise is consistently rated very highly by service users.
You’ll be expected to supply accurate and relevant information and guidance on pension options and choices. Successful candidates will possess a good foundation knowledge of pensions law and practice, gained in a pensions role, as well as a thorough understanding of the range of pension products available to the UK consumer. You will also have a good understanding of the wider issues for those facing retirement and the ability to keep pace with changes to them.
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities in the Dunoon area.
Working locally, you will join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support to adults who have a variety of support needs, where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required. Flexible working patterns and small contracts can also be considered.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be who we are looking for!
In turn, you will receive:
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
We would encourage you to submit your application as the earliest convenience as we may be able to offer interview at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.