An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the biggest Union in East Ayrshire and the biggest union in the U.K., UNISON.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working individual to become the administrative support for the branch. This is a varied and challenging role that can range from writing our branch minutes to updating our social media to representing the branch at recruitment events. Therefore we are looking for someone with experience of administration roles and / or experience of working within the trade union movement.
This is a very exciting time to join our Students’ Union as we continue to improve and expand the range of digital opportunities to communicate and engage with our members across all five of the University campuses in Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London. This post will be essential in bringing to life all aspects of the work we do to support students and ensure they have an excellent student experience.
This is a fun, diverse role where no two days are the same. If you are passionate about advancing and supporting the development of creative, engaging and dynamic methods of digital communication then this is the job for you!
A key value of our students' union is promoting Equality and Diversity - Advancing equality and breaking down barriers in all that we do. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of their race, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or any other diversity. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments people may require in the recruitment process or once in the post.
About the Prince’s Foundation
The Prince’s Foundation provides holistic solutions to challenges facing the world today. We champion a sustainable approach to how we live our lives and build our communities, we run a diverse programme of education and training for all ages and backgrounds, and we regenerate and care for places where communities thrive and that visitors enjoy.
We work nationally and internationally but at the heart of our organisation is the heritage-led regeneration of the Dumfries House estate and its wider community, where our principles and philosophies are explored and put into practice.
The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by The Prince of Wales’s philosophy of harmony: that by understanding the balance, the order and the relationships between ourselves and the natural world we can create a more sustainable future.
Programmes take place within and beyond the charity’s sites, including at Dumfries House, with its Education Farm, STEM centre and Health and Wellbeing Centre, and in Shoreditch, East London and Trinity Buoy Wharf in Tower Hamlets, London.
The STEM programme is delivered through practical hands on workshops, family events and teacher training within four key themes: Aerospace, Green Energy, Environmental
Science, and Sustainable Design, these themes make the most of the existing expertise in the wider Prince’s Foundation, as well as the local STEM employment opportunities and expertise.
Due to themes and existing expertise on the estate a candidate with a background in physics, engineering or digital technologies would be at an advantage. The candidate should however be comfortable teaching STEM subjects out with their area of expertise to a primary and secondary school level, with support from the wider Education team and industry experts.
The wider education programme on Dumfries House Estate is delivered across themes including: STEM; Food, Farming and Horticulture; Outdoor Activity; Hospitality; Textiles and Building Crafts. Due to the holistic nature of the programme, the post holder will be required to assist in these areas from time to time, take part in CPD in these areas and work with colleagues across the education team on cross curricular education projects.
The post holder will assist in the development and implementation of workshops, industry training programmes, short courses and project related education activity including large scale events and cross curricular delivery. The post holder will also prepare and deliver classes across a range of ages as well as maintaining stakeholder relationships with industry and education partners.
We are seeking an experienced individual to lead our Children’s Services team. You will be proactive, energetic, and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, with a background of relevant professional experience.
You will be flexible enough to receive induction training for a week at our Welsh house, as well as a follow up training in Wales within 3 months.
You will be able to demonstrate through previous employment he ability to manage a children’s residential location, from the beginning.
Initial duties will include overseeing renovations, business and community engagement, recruitment, and administration of children’s services.
You will be offered total support by our experienced leadership colleagues and existing operational team members either on site or digitally.
For 25 years, The Honeypot Children’s Charity has supported young carers and vulnerable children throughout their childhood. We provide 3-day respite holidays for young carers from 5 to 12 years of age at our houses in the New Forest and mid-Wales, running every weekend and throughout school holidays. Once onboard children remain engaged with us until their 13th birthday; they are invited back every year for a residential break and can also enjoy memory making days out.
In parallel we work closely with schools to deliver the Honeypot SEAL (Social & Emotional Active Learning) educational programme, running 4-day residential breaks during term time to support children in developing key life skills and confidence. Our team deliver bespoke SEAL content designed to enable children to better understand themselves, the world around them and their potential through practical experience and challenges.
In the past year we have expanded our suite of services to include a wide range of online workshops and a wellbeing fund. We are ambitious to maintain and build on this platform as we exit the pandemic period, taking a broader range and reach of services into the future and being accessible to Honeypot children whenever they wish, wherever they are.
About the role
To take full responsibility and accountability for the Honeypot house- Scotland and site and oversee the programme of respite breaks, social emotional active learning breaks (SEAL)memory making days, digital local online services and community outreach services.
To provide direction and leadership to the staff and volunteers based at the site to ensure that safe and high-quality services are delivered that help make lasting memories for the children we support.
To work closely with existing Operations Managers to ensure compliance and consistency of services, as well as to discuss development and impact measures and reporting.
To share good practice across the charity, through communication and the attendance quarterly at London team communication meetings.
To assist with travel costs and due to the remote location, there is a self-contained apartment which can be made available to facilitate overnight stays, if events or meetings are scheduled at the house.
A perfect opportunity for an effective manager to play a key role in the next phase of our story. The post holder will help build on the last decade of development, consolidating The Gaiety as a successful hub for the arts in Ayrshire and an innovator in the Scottish theatre landscape. This role provides the opportunity to play a key part in developing our plans for the future, alongside other senior managers, the CEO and board.
You’ll keep our theatre running smoothly, running at the lowest possible cost while providing access and comfort for everyone. This will include monitoring finance, admin and HR functions. You’ll be great at co-ordinating people, overseeing our front of house staff, building manager and volunteer teams.
You like being organised and you are good at it. It’s not only that you’re organised yourself, you also have a management style that ensures you can lead and support (and sometimes cajole) others to get things done too. You know your way around financial administration and you have a keen sense of the importance of looking after money diligently. You are comfortable being a lynchpin that others depend on – and with leading by example in quality and customer service.
Digital communication is probably second nature to you, and you are comfortable using digital and online tools to help deliver your goals.
You will need to understand the social enterprise sector – preferably but not necessarily in theatre. Whatever your background, a passion for live entertainment will be essential; otherwise you just won’t fit into the team. Experience is good, but a track record of success is even better (however long or short). Finally, you will be comfortable in an environment where there are many stakeholders to satisfy and working together as a team is the only way of doing so.
Ayr Gaiety Partnership is the charity and social enterprise that runs The Gaiety Theatre and an increasing range of producing, touring and creative engagement activity. While the theatre itself is almost 120 years old, the organisation has been going for 13 years – taking on the theatre ten years ago. The organisation sprang originally from the Ayr based Borderline Theatre Company and individuals in the local community. So touring theatre is in our DNA. And we have always aspired to be much more than just a theatre building, with community-based activity very much part of what we do.
This is an exciting and challenging time to join the organisation – you will have considerable influence over future direction along with members of our senior team. Over the last year we have successfully relaunched the live programme on our main stage. At the same time we have built up the second arm of our organisation – delivering creative engagement around our communities. And we are continuing our steady progress to produce an increasing proportion of our own shows, as well as receiving top class tours. Recent highlights for the organisation include;
• Our own top quality pantomime: Like 2019’s Jack and the Beanstalk (but unlike pantos from 2012-18) and 2021’s Jamie and the Unicorn, our 2022 panto, Sleeping Beauty, was our own production created specially for Ayr, with a Scottish creative team and cast. The increased artistic quality was recognised nationally with a 5 star review in The Stage.
• Relaunching our rural touring network – with shows touring Troon, Girvan, Maybole, Kirkmichael, Ballantrae, Fairlie, Cumnock and more in Autumn/Winter 2022-23.
• Creative engagement activity for around 1000 people of all ages over the last year, in settings varying from low income communities, to Primary Schools and Youth Centres. We have created a track record of success in real “co-creation,” gathering national attention.
We are a small professional team, working with a significant cadre of volunteers. And as a still young organisation, we continue to develop our ambition and
CVO East Ayrshire is the Third Sector Interface for East Ayrshire and exists to represent the voluntary sector, to assist organisations to come together for common purposes and to enable local people to gain access to the decision making processes which affect their communities.
CVO East Ayrshire have an exciting position for someone with a passion for the third sector and community engagement. This is a challenging and rewarding position working within a friendly, bright, dynamic and growing team. The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of CVO East Ayrshire’s Community Health and Wellbeing programme and through strong leadership, consensus and collaboration further develop and strengthen third sector engagement with East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Collating and reporting on monitoring and evaluation information to East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership in relation to third sector outcomes and service delivery funded by the Partnership.
Main Purpose of post:To be the guiding hand of the Board of this dynamic charity
Join our Board – Break the Silence
Who are we? Break the silence breakthesilence.org.uk Operating since 2004, Break the Silence is a registered charity in Scotland and a Company Limited by Guarantee. It provides a range of tailored, holistic support options for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, aged 13 years and above. Our vision is to make a profound and positive difference in the lives of those affected by sexual trauma.
A recent strategy session refreshed our key values, and we have a clear action plan for the next three years.
The role:An interim Chair was co-opted in November ’21 to oversee a refresh of the strategic direction and vision of the charity and conduct a thorough governance review. This process has now been completed with the amazing support and enthusiasm of the entire staff team. Part of the process was finding new trustees as some long-standing trustees had served their full terms. This comes at an appropriate juncture; having supported Break the Silence to this point it gives them a much-deserved rest and allows for new talent to step into trustee roles and help move the organisation forward with its new strategy.
It is now appropriate for the Interim Chair to step down and hand over the reins to a new Chair to build on the very solid foundations put in place over the last nine months. In addition, the timing offers an opportunity to fully embed the new trustees and utilise the pool of new talent, experience, and new ideas. The Board meets 6-8 times a year, typically for a two-hour meeting held digitally. Board papers are distributed in advance. Historically the trustees have worked closely with the small staff team so there would be an opportunity to work collaboratively on specific projects. Currently there is a trustee led Communications sub-group focusing on social media and raising the profile of Break the Silence.
About you:The charity welcomes applicants that reflect the diversity of the community we serve. We value the diversity of opinion, thought and experience that a new board member can bring. The appointment may appeal to an experienced person wishing to volunteer as a Chair for the first time or from those more experienced in this key role. It is important to Break the Silence that potential candidate share our values of being compassionate and collaborative, effective and knowledgeable in supporting those affected by sexual trauma and supports the Charity’s vision to influence and inform within the sector. We strive to be a Centre of Excellence for our service users and all our stakeholders.
Children, Youth and Families Worker – Patna Waterside and Dalmellington Parish Churches
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
We are looking for someone with the energy and desire to see faith develop amongst the children, youth, and young families within our parishes, and work as part of a team to help develop a healthy, growing, missional and transformational community within Patna Waterside and Dalmellington Parishes.
Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?
About Options Ayrshire
Our Service is a busy respite care unit for children and young people with additional support needs, including complex learning and physical disabilities. As well as providing short residential breaks the service offers outreach to families and is also involved in the managing and running of an after school club as well as a busy Easter and Summer play scheme.
Based in a quiet, residential street in Prestwick, our disability support service offers a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us there.
What we are looking for...
We have a requirement to increase our Relief Pool, the work of which is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis. Relief staff are needed at short notice across all services to cover sickness, training, planned and unplanned leave as well as during busy periods such as school holidays. We understand that applicants may have a number of other commitments, but the ability to respond at short notice is an essential part of being a relief member of staff.
Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will be required to be on the SSSC Residential Child Care Worker and Day Care of Children registers and meet, or be prepared to gain, the qualifications requirements for this category which is at SCQF level 6 (for example, SVQ Level 3 or HNC).
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice.
What we offer...
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.
Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.
If you have any queries please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to discuss any aspect of the job, please do not hesitate to contact John O'Donnell (Service Manager) or Sylvia Kelso (Assistant Service Manager) on 01292 671971.
Do you want to make a difference by helping us to improve lives?
Can you be a great manager and lead, motivate and inspire your team to deliver excellent services?
Then why not join our fantastic organisation and be part of a first-class team delivering quality care and support.
Here at The Mungo Foundation, we are proud to be one of the most diverse providers of social care and support for vulnerable people in Glasgow, West Central Scotland and beyond. At any one time across our fantastic projects, we are supporting up to 1,500 individuals, their families and communities, helping them to live better lives.
Our Roslin House Service and Muirfield Place requires a Project Manager to work across our 2 services. Roslin House is based in the Stevenston area of North Ayrshire, is an 8 bedded respite service for children and young people aged 5 to 18 with additional support needs. Muirfield place is based in Kilwinning and is a 2 bedded residential home that supports Children and young people with additional complex needs.
We are looking to recruit a Project Manager who can manage and lead this well-established service. You will ensure dynamic and effective leadership of the team to deliver exceptional care and support to individuals to achieve personal outcomes.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to engage at all levels. You will be accountable for managing your own workload and leading the staff team to ensure the service delivers a high-quality, person-centred service to all individuals that we support. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the service including budgets, People and contractual matters. A good knowledge of IT including MS Office 365 is essential for this role.
Previous line management experience is essential along with an in-depth knowledge of child learning disability and a GIFREC approach. If you have a proven track record in leading a team and supporting individuals to achieve individual outcomes this will be the right opportunity for you.
You must possess a minimum of SVQ4 Social Services and Healthcare (SQCF Level 9 - practice) qualification or equivalent. Candidates must also have or be willing to work towards an award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 9 (minimum 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services SCQF10 or SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10, to be achieved within 2 years of commencement in the role or as defined by the SSSC, if sooner. A Registered Managers Award, RGN etc will also be considered and SSSC registration appropriate to the role is required.
The successful candidate will be required to work a flexible shift pattern to meet the needs to the service and will be required to participate in an off duty on-call rota.
We value our staff very highly. Alongside competitive terms and conditions we also offer membership of a great employee benefits’ scheme with fantastic discounts, a credit union and workplace pension plus numerous training and development opportunities.