Aberdeen Cyrenians are thrilled to present an opportunity to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a vibrant and dynamic charity that has been providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people in Aberdeen for over 50 years, winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021.
At Aberdeen Cyrenians, we support people to make positive change. Today the organisation is known as a pioneer in homelessness, complex care and support needs services. We are proud to lead by example by empowering people to build their skills and resilience and support everyone with multiple and complex needs.
Our philosophy is built on the Cyrenian Movement; organisations that reach out a helping hand to those that stumble in life, helping them to get back on their feet.
• Our services are person-centred, flexible, inclusive, compassionate and friendly
• We help people live fulfilling lives working towards goals that matter to them
• We work alongside people to reduce and overcome barriers that they face·
• We empower people by building skills and resilience
• We know life is complicated and offer support that encompasses multiple needs·
• We are specialists in providing care and support.
With the ever-changing landscape of social care service provision, we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader who can spot emerging trends and opportunities. The successful candidate will lead organisational evolution and innovation, adapting quickly to drive future success.
You should understand our work and commitment to vulnerable people and working at a senior level managing diverse teams and have experience of practical internal business leadership. You should have strong networking links with our key stakeholders including local authorities, businesses, funders and government.
If you have a genuine passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives and want the opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing reputable charity in Aberdeen, we would be delighted to hear from you.
This is a great time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
Reporting to the Direct Services Manager North, this an exciting opportunity for a caring and motivated person to help us organise accessible activities and events in the North for families, children, young people and adults affected by Spina Bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
A Qualification in health/social care/wellbeing or relevant experience in related field is essential and the post will be ideally suited to a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies.
The ideal candidate will also be proactive, resourceful, capable and willing to make good things happen.
Own car and a full driving licence is essential.
Excellent employment package including: Flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, paid expenses, death in service benefit
SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer
If you have a ‘Can do’ approach and are enthusiastic we’d love to hear from you.
Beannachar Camphill Community is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to manage and develop our Day Service (work and learning) for 36 young adults with learning disabilities. Beannachar’s distinctive holistic community approach to supporting a student’s development is rooted in the belief and practice that everyone - students and staff - contributes to the meaningful work necessary to maintain our mutual interdependence, our mutual pride in achievement, and our mutual sense of belonging.
The day programme (Monday to Friday) currently offers workshops in crafts: weaving and rug making, candle making, leather work; sculpture and creative arts; cooking and homemaking skills; land work: on farm, garden and estate; refurbishing of tools (partnered with the Tools for Self-Reliance charity); independent living skills.
We are conducting an inclusive and comprehensive review of our day services which is expected to be completed in October 2021. This is a new post created to develop the service following recommendations of the review. The post holder will be the registered manager for the day service and work closely with the Residential Services registered manager.
GREC is developing a new Policy Officer role within its team. This role will be crucial for GREC meeting one of its strategic outcomes which is to influence policy and practice at a national and local level. The overall aim of the role is to effectively influence change around key issues of inequality and discrimination affecting communities in Grampian.
The Officer will be working across the GREC staff team, to ensure that the lived experiences of our clients and community connections are effectively captured in a way that can be used to effectively influence policy makers. Working with GREC’s General Manager, the post will also involve regular engagement with policy makers at a local and national level, as well as regular interaction with GREC’s Policy and Research Committee.
The project is funded by Scottish Government’s Equality and Human Rights Fund. The Policy Officer will be expected to contribute to funder reports and meetings.
Project Workers to join our new team!
Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.
What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Project Worker for Children 1st?
has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
What kind of Family Wellbeing Project Worker will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
big hearted and courageous
able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
is compassionate and understanding of trauma
a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week (we will consider applicants who can work 25 -35 hours per week). Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Funded initially until 31 October 2022.
Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
Closing date: Friday 24 September 2021 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held face to face or virtually on 04 and 05 October 2021.
NESS is the leading local provider of services for people living with serious sensory loss including people who are blind and deaf. Our highly successful ICT for All service enables people with serious sensory loss to identify their best tech solutions and then help them learn how to use them. This may involve accessing specialist equipment or software or discovering and using built-in accessibility features on generic smart devices like phones, speakers and tablets. Due to retirement we need to recruit an ICT Officer
The postholder needs to be solution-focussed and a highly motivated self-directed learner. Although based in Aberdeen, you will need to travel independently to our Elgin and Dundee resource centres regularly to see service users. As the sole operator of this service, you will frequently work on your own with service users. You will need to be able to plan and organise your own workload, be well organised and see tasks through to completion. As a member of the wider Added Value team, you will have a diverse range of colleagues who will work closely to support you to the benefit of our service users. All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and a disclosure check.
An exciting opportunity to develop and deliver this Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund project. The aim of the project will be to co-ordinate and develop a collaborative working model with New Scots in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire; a “digital champions” model; a strong understanding of digital barriers and opportunities; a digital inclusion toolkit for future new arrivals to the region.
The project will also have an important strategic aspect to it, to promote and co-ordinate a partnership approach to addressing digital and associated barriers for New Scots and migrant communities.
Ideally we are looking for someone with a background in digital skills provision, particularly in a community engagement or development context.
The project is delivered in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, with the Project Co-ordinator sitting within the GREC staff team
Would you like to use your skills and experience to make a difference to a local charity who support the most vulnerable in our community? Aberdeen Cyrenians is looking to recruit new Board Members to oversee the strategic development of the charity as we move into our next phase.
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have professional experience in Finance, Marketing/Communications/Fundraising, Social Care and those with lived experience.
Our Board Members are both trustees of the charity and directors of the company limited by guarantee, so it’s essential that you are able to meet the requirements of those roles by:
· Being at least 18 years old
· Not previously having been removed as a trustee, or as a charity officer, agent or employee by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (“OSCR”) or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement
· Able to hold the position of Company Director and not having previously been disqualified
· Being of good financial standing and having no issues that would prevent appointment as a Company Director, such as undischarged bankruptcy or removal by Companies House
· Able to provide us with two references and to satisfactorily complete an enhanced Protecting Vulnerable Groups (“PVG”) check with Disclosure Scotland
· Share and work with our values.
You can find out more about the role of Trustee here:
Our Board meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 4.30pm. The meeting lasts approximately two hours. A level of flexibility is required however, as given the nature of our work, there is at times urgent business that requires to be dealt with between Board Meetings which makes additional meetings necessary.
In addition, our Board operates two sub-committees: Finance & Investment and Regulatory & Compliance. There may be a requirement for new Board Members to join one of these groups, who meet on average once a quarter.
All new Board Members are required to complete our Board Induction within three months of appointment. This includes visiting all of our projects/services (some of which are open office hours Monday to Friday).
First started by Aberdeen University students as a soup kitchen, Aberdeen Cyrenians now put the needs of North East Scotland's most vulnerable and socially excluded people first — leading at the frontline of service, care and influence for 50+ years. Aberdeen Cyrenians work continuously to shift perceptions and change the outlook on homelessness and vulnerability in society — the reality often differs drastically from the 'labels' that people use when thinking of those who need support. Not accepting the current perception of homelessness is something that underpins Aberdeen Cyrenians' work. Our approach puts the reality of these situations front and centre. This reality reminds us that anyone can find themselves in difficulty, and Aberdeen Cyrenians exist to support anyone and everyone — whether they're living on the street, at high financial risk, in an abusive living situation, struggling with mental health issues, struggling with substance addiction or involved in the justice system. Our core values support a mission that prioritises close assistance, unique care and standing steadfastly by people in the midst of their most vulnerable moments. It's the passion and integrity of Aberdeen Cyrenians that makes us a formidable force against homelessness, abuse, violence and social exclusion — we make a lifechanging difference when working alongside the people who need their support the most.
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.
We also offer:
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.