Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Ltd (“GCAT”, web site: gcat.scot) seeks to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of Executive Manager.
This is a new role and an excellent opportunity to lead GCAT through the next phase of its development and in addition to promote and play a leadership role in stimulating projects in the Glenkens & District Community Action Plan (“CAP”).
If you are adaptable, creative, a strategic thinker, business-minded, skilled at prioritising and have a passion for the arts and enriching the lives of people in our communities with the broader skills to lead an organisation, we would like to hear from you.
You will engage your outstanding leadership skills and adopt a culture of openness, trust and delegation.
This is a stimulating opportunity for a proven, highly skilled and effective leader to take forward our organisation, building upon the recognition achieved to date and to take a leadership role in the Glenkens & District Community Action Plan.
This is not a nine to five role, and with a wide range of skills in your toolkit, you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience: -
Reporting to the Chair and Board of Trustees of GCAT, the Executive Manager is responsible for delivering GCAT's strategic aims by providing inclusive social, artistic and creative activities, experiences and opportunities in which people of all ages can live, work and grow and developing and growing the organisation, both in terms of its impact and financial strengths. In addition, the individual will play a key leadership role in the Glenkens & District Community Action Plan.
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Administrator to be part of the Lothlorien Therapeutic Community team. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative skills including the ability to use IT systems and databases. You will need to be an excellent communicator, able to work under pressure to deadlines and be able to work flexibly, contributing to the ongoing improvement and development of Lothlorien.
The successful candidate will be responsible for running the main office. This involves the ongoing management/development of administrative systems and processes and using a range of IT packages. Additionally, the postholder will need to be able to undertake some financial and HR related admin tasks as well as provide support to the management team.
Lothlorien community provides the opportunity for people with mental health problems to develop their potential through living alongside people in an atmosphere of friendship, acceptance and mutual support. Previous experience of working in a mental health setting would be desirable but not essential.
The role will involve primarily offering one-to-one support to LGBT + people, as well as liaising with other agencies and networks. There will also be opportunities to engage with the wider LGBT community, friends and families across Dumfries and Galloway.
The current situation means all 1 2 1 support, social and other activities are currently all online, and as a result, the role will require working remotely from home address due to Covid-19 restrictions. When services begin to open up again, we will be looking at a blended approach to delivery (Home working and Office working)
Please note that the applicant can choose their preferred office base of Dumfries or Stranraer, and the hours / days worked each week are flexible as long as the 21 hours are covered.
We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of the disadvantage and/or discrimination many LGBT people experience, along with a strong understanding of professional boundaries; a high standard of interpersonal skills and experience of partnership and/or multi-agency working
Shambellie House New Abbey is undergoing a transformation and we are looking for someone who shares our passion in this project and in the area to manage this innovative new facility.
This elegant Scots baronial country house built in 1856 was home to the Stewart family until it was gifted to the Nation in 1977 when it operated as a Museum by the National Museum of Scotland until it closed in 2013.
Now the Scottish Government have returned the House and grounds to a local charity, Shambellie House Trust to open in early 2022 as a centre delivering short courses on arts, crafts, wildlife, photography wellbeing etc. Courses will be delivered by local experts and will draw on the rich heritage of the region for their inspiration.
The Trust have thoroughly researched this project and believe that this will become a sustainable business within a very short period. Funding for the building works is largely complete and work has commenced on repairs and alterations.
We now have a long list of very enthusiastic Tutors anxious to deliver an eclectic mix of courses using the Centre – now we need the right person to drive this business forward recruiting, motivating, and training staff, working with Tutors, marketing the courses and above all delivering a great experience for clients.
For an informal chat call 07595650538
About the Trust
The Trust is a community benefit society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and with charitable status. We now have over 100 shareholder/members who ultimately control the Trust and a Board of 12 Trustees covering a wide range of skills and experience.
The Trust commissioned a series of studies looking at various options including a new accommodation wing and an extension to the House. Covid however forced a rethink, and the works are now focused on the House as a centre and to work with local accommodation providers where necessary. The ambition to add accommodation and an additional workroom to the House remains and once the initial project is established the Trust will want to start the process of developing the next phases.
The revised Business Plan was enough to convince Scottish Government to transfer the House and grounds at no cost but to also provide grants to assist with the repair work. The project has been supported financially by South of Scotland Enterprise, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Architectural Heritage Fund and a number of charities.
We are developing a Partnership with a local provider of support and learning for vulnerable young people, and they will be involved in maintaining the grounds. A Management Plan will be developed for the grounds which will ensure that they provide the right setting for the House, courses and a resource for the local community.
The Business Plan sets out clearly our vision to become a good employer that looks appreciates and looks after staff. We are committed to
• Becoming a Living Wage accredited organisation
• Operating within the Fair Work Guidelines
• Operating flexible working patterns
• Providing all staff with a healthcare package (those working over 15 hours per week)
• Workplace pension scheme
• Generous annual leave
About Dumfries & Galloway
Separated by the Southern Uplands but still part of Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway is often referred to as “Scotland’s Best kept Secret”. The third largest region in Scotland with a stunning coast, wonderful countryside and historic villages it offers everything for the outdoor enthusiast, wildlife enthusiast, and history buffs.
The area has comparatively low house prices, a low crime rate combined with high standards of healthcare and education. A brand-new hospital was opened in Dumfries to serve the region and many schools have been replaced over the past 10 years.
Add in good transport links north to the Central belt, south to England, and west to Northern Ireland - it’s easy to see why life here is such an attractive proposition.
Support Workers:£9.50 per hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£11.29 per hour- F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
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