This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Strategic Manager.
The Strategic Manager of Fife Gingerbread will ensure the smooth, efficient and effective running of the organisation in meeting the support needs of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.
They will be responsible for working with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and organisational leadership for Fife’s largest independent family charity.
They will drive the aims of the organisation by keeping abreast of all relevant local and national policy, welfare and economic developments and new opportunities, and assessing the impact of these policy decisions on lone parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
The Strategic Manager will have overall responsibility for providing support to and managing the performance of staff and volunteers in the organisation. They will ensure the views and interests of lone parents and vulnerable families are forefront in the planning and delivery of services, and that the appropriate financial and administrative systems are in place.
We are truly ambitious for the young people of Scotland - are you?
If you share our ambition, working for Aberlour could be the most rewarding experience of your life
Aberlour is one of the largest Children's Charities in Scotland and we have ambitions to reach even more children and families. Our values drive our strategy and our practice,and we are confident that our practice is people centered and helps improve the lives of young people and families. We are proud that we are embracing new possibilities around digitalisation which we believe can enhance and support service development and advance our plans to develop the organisation.
If you are a progressive, motivated professional who knows what it takes to develop new innovative solutions that support young people and the commissioners of services, alongside ensuring sustainability and safeguarding as priorities for all your services, we'd love to hear from you.
You will provide leadership and external management to a range of social care services,identify opportunities for service growth and change, secure income streams to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Applicants should have management level experience within the public, private or voluntary sector with direct experience of both management of services requiring a strong focus on safeguarding and liaison with local government, NHS or alternative funding commissioners.You will also be driven to influence local and national strategy, policy and practice to the benefit of vulnerable people.
The successful post holder will hold a relevant professional social care or social work qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above. They will also have a broad current knowledge of Scottish social policy and child care legislation.
Collydean Community Centre has been successful in securing an award from the Children’s Lottery (Chance to Study) The Centre will now be able to offer “trained & trusted” staff to reach out and engage with vulnerable children, young people and adults within the Collydean area. The Community Coach will be based at the Centre; however, the majority of their time will be spent in the homes of the vulnerable people, working alongside other specialist agencies. Coaching them, until they feel confident to engage with the Centre’s Community Companion.
Applications are invited from people who have knowledge & experience in working with children, young people and adults with mental health issues and the elderly & infirm who may feel isolated in their own homes. Can work in partnership with other mental health practitioners. Have the ability to engage effectively and positively with young & elderly people in their own homes and community and develop strong & trusting relationships, as well as contributing towards their care plan and helping them make positive life choices.
Be patient and understand that the Coach relationship is a process that takes work and time
Enthusiasm, effort, interest and reliability
Prepared to work hard, conscientiously and always responsible
Support, encourage and motivate children, young people and adults on an ongoing basis and at times with individual attention, with a longer-term aim to integrate those potentially isolated into larger activity groups.
Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with vulnerable persons and their families.
Attend on-going training when needed or requested to do so
Complete evaluation surveys as requested by Centre Manager
Although no formal qualifications are necessary, a SVQ2 or SVQ3 in Health & Social Care would be desirable
The post holder should be non-judgemental and be viewed by children, young people and adults, as a positive caring role model and influence in their lives.
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.
Fife Cultural Trust is an ambitious charity; its vision is for Fife to be a culturally vibrant and rewarding place to live, work, study and visit.
A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen with Fife Cultural Trust.
Buzzing with ideas and passionate about cultural experiences, you will already have current and relevant experience in a media or PR environment.
As Press and Communications Officer you will provide expert professional advice to the Executive Team and other staff within Fife Cultural Trust. You will use your experience and skills to develop positive media interest and coverage of events and services across a range of media channels for Fife Cultural Trust, building our brand content strategy.
Your excellent copy-writing skills are an essential skill for the role. You will be responsible for generating internal and external communications for Fife Cultural Trust and provide our media service.
In return we can offer the successful candidate contributory pension scheme, employee discounts, generous annual leave and flexible working schemes and a range of wellbeing initiatives.
Crossroads Fife operates throughout the whole of Fife. We are currently looking for highly motivated caring individuals to join our well established and professional team to cover Dunfermline and West Fife area. Supporting people with any illness and/or disability in their own home. With us, you will achieve rewarding and fulfilling employment with a good work life balance.
Though you will join our team, we will see you as an individual and offer you:-
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Registration will be required for all successful candidates
A clean driving licence and use of a car with business insurance is essential.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.