Are you an experienced, values-driven leader with a passion for Learning and Organisational Development?
We are recruiting a Head of Learning and Organisational Development to lead our Learning and Organisational Development (OD) function and to support the evolution of our organisational culture in the post-pandemic world.
The Head of L&OD will have the opportunity to lead and manage colleagues in the department which currently consists of an L&D Manager, Coordinator and Administrator.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working collaboratively to lead change and develop organisational culture. They will also have significant demonstrable experience of leading initiatives in people development, culture and employee engagement.
Working with managers and senior leaders across CHAS, the Head of L&OD will drive the Learning and OD agenda, provide a clear vision for the function and work closely with colleagues across the charity to ensure a high quality people experience in CHAS.
We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual with outstanding people skills to fill this new post in the People and Strategy leadership team. If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS):
Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition. CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. Whilst our mission of reaching all these families is a simple one, delivering that mission requires a huge amount of effort from everyone supporting our cause. As a charity with 300 staff and over 800 volunteers, we know that it is only by working together that we will achieve our goal. Staff and volunteers work together as one team. Our people are focused on one common goal - reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support.
Our Ideal Candidate:
You will be able to demonstrate experience of:
We are flexible about the location for this role as we have offices across:
The role involves regular travel across Scotland, to visit other CHAS sites. An initial period of home-working is likely.
‘The best thing about working at Options Aberdeen is knowing what a difference your work has made for the children and the families that we support’
About Options Aberdeen
Our service has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society and provides a mix of care at home, community and residential short breaks. Our exciting programme enables children with complex disabilities to have new experiences and make new friends. At the same time, their families are enabled to have a crucial break to recharge and refresh their batteries enabling them to maintain the high level of support their children need when they return home from their short break. The Hub also provides holistic family support through a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people. Working with the children is not a ‘quick fix’ but a long term endeavour supporting them to make small incremental change that over time becomes significant. The role is challenging but also immensely rewarding.
“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent.
What we are looking for....
We are looking for individuals who, ideally, can bring their own experience and skills to complement those of our team. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and a caring individual who will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in a child centred outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision. We are particularly looking for workers who have health care experience, knowledge and skills to support children and young people with complex health needs within their own homes.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who
are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.
Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here
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. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversityhere.
The National Road Victim Service is looking for dedicated caseworkers who can genuinely make a positive contribution to the lives of those traumatically bereaved or seriously injured as a result of road traffic collisions.
A rare and exciting opportunity to help us to help others
Do you want to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and be part of an enthusiastic, energised, and dynamic team delivering world class support services to people at a time when they are most vulnerable? Can you help us reach greater numbers of people in need and build upon an established foundation to create an enduring legacy? Are you capable of working in emotionally challenging scenarios, delivering support to people suffering the horrendous consequences of road death and serious injury, whilst providing high quality care?
Did you know that every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on our roads? The impact of that on individuals and their wider families is profound and far reaching and it can happen to any of us, at any time.
This is definitely not the average 9 to 5 job, and it is not every day that opportunities like this come along. You could be playing a significant part in our commitment to roll out our clinically developed, trauma informed support services across the country.
Who we are
We are Brake, the national, acclaimed road safety charity which provides the National Road Victim Service (NRVS). We have been supporting victims of the carnage on our roads since 1995. We also campaign for positive change to prevent future collisions and save lives.
Who you are
We are embarking on an exciting period of expansion with the creation of a number of new roles across the country which will involve the face-to-face provision of emotional and practical support to bereaved or seriously injured people. We need energised, self- starters who are passionate about helping others, to join our fantastic team.
We are looking for people who have a background in providing emotional support and practical research and advocacy for vulnerable people after a serious psychological trauma such as the death of a loved one in violent circumstances.
Specifically we are seeking candidates with:
• experience of frontline care for people in crisis with acute vulnerabilities and risks
• research and advocacy skills – you get crucial things done through liaison with external agencies
• significant resilience, and willingness to be professionally developed and clinically supervised
• a full UK driving licence, with access to your own transport and willing to use it for work purposes (we reimburse travelling expenses). Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
We are interested in receiving applications, not to the exclusion of others, from people with a track record and references relating to backgrounds of working with people who have suffered sudden bereavement or working with people with heightened vulnerabilities.
The greatest reward comes from knowing you have made a real positive difference to someone’s recovery from psychological trauma, and the emotional or practical challenges presented by their sudden bereavement or serious injury.
If you are seeking out a new challenge and think you have the skills, passion, and commitment that we are looking for, we would be interested in hearing from you.
NRVS Regional Manager quote:
“I love my job because we share the same vision and are all committed to supporting people who are experiencing traumatic loss. This creates a warm and energising team spirit where everyone is there for each other. The Charity is constantly evolving, and I feel privileged to be a part of this process. I am trusted to deliver, and I work hard to maintain that level of trust, which ultimately allows me to deliver my very best to the people we support.”
An opportunity has arisen to join the Third Sector Interface (TSI) in Aberdeen ACVO, as a Development Officer supporting the implementation of The Promise (A Good Childhood). The Corra Foundation and the Scottish Government have invested in the TSI to work with third sector organisations in this process to engage fully with the ambitions of The Promise.
This post will offer third sector organisations the ability to feel better connected with each other around the ambitions for The Promise, through facilitation of events, coordination of information, learning and potentially data to look more closely at how we as a city are delivering on aspects of A Good Childhood together.
For the ambitions of The Promise to be successful all sectors need to work together to look at the whole picture of the lives of care experienced children, young people and families. This role will help support third sector organisations to be part of the design and delivery of services in any new commissioning frameworks with the ambition to help shape and inform the aims of A Good Childhood.
This is a chance to join a friendly and dynamic team and be part of shaping change with the third sector and delivering on the ambitions of The Promise.
About The Promise
Scotland has an ambition ‘to be the best place in the world to grow up’ so that children are ‘loved, safe, and respected and realise their full potential’. In October 2016, the First Minister made a commitment that Scotland would “come together and love its most vulnerable children to give them the childhood they deserve.”
In October 2016, after meeting with and listening to children and young people in care, Scotland’s First Minister announced, “an independent, root and branch review of the care system” to look at “the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos”. The Independent Care Review’s (Care Review) aim was to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system’, leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of infants, children and young people. It began its work in February 2017 and concluded on 5 February 2020 with the publication of seven reports, one of which was The Promise.
Find out more at thepromise.scot
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced manager to oversee the day-to-day management of Cruse Scotland North Area, this includes our teams in Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Deveron, Moray and Orkney.
Candidates are required to have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to provide managerial support, which is often provided from a distance.
Excellent communication skills are essential as the postholder is required to respond effectively to a wide range of enquiries which includes bereaved people. You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, as well as statutory funders and grant making trusts. Experience of volunteer management would be advantageous.
Due to the wide geographical spread of the role, the postholder will be required to travel occasionally to each of the service bases within our North Area; and to other locations within Scotland for meetings and training.
We are about to launch our new strategy and have included a brief overview in the recruitment paperwork for information.
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing the organisation with professional Marketing and Communications support. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of Marketing and Communications projects, the incumbent will work with the Management and Leadership teams to ensure that appropriate brand awareness exists and that the organisation maximises the utilisation of both its brand and reputation in the fulfilment of its charitable purpose.
Working with the Corporate Services Team, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will lead on all related activity and will provide appropriate advice and support to the Leadership Team to ensure that our brand is effectively managed and that we maximise the opportunities that are available to us.
To support all functions of the fundraising team strategy, contributing to events, campaigns, donor relations, legacies, and other activities to generate fundraising income; offering an excellent supporter experience, and maximising retention.
This role covers Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire based out of our Inverurie office
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant social care organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for a dynamic and motivated Service Manager to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
You must have the passion and drive to take a lead role in continuing to improve the quality of the services we provide to the people we support and to effectively lead and support local Team Facilitators to manage our frontline support staff.
This role is pivotal to the success of our mission and ambition to support people with a learning disability to lead the lives of their choosing; lives that are full, meaningful and inclusive. A successful Service Manager will lead their teams to develop and maintain good relationships and communications with the family and Social Care professionals involved in the lives of the people we support.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Significant experience of leading and managing Supported Living Services.
• Experience of managing teams with knowledge of culture change.
• A commitment to the inclusion of people with a learning disability.
• An in-depth understanding of the Self Directed Support Act and its principles.
• SVQ level 4 or the ability to work towards the relevant qualification required for your SSSC registration.
• A clear understanding of the need to build and sustain partnerships with stakeholders, commissioners and other third sector providers.
• The ability to lead our business strategy at a local level whilst promoting ENABLE Scotland with an emphasis on growing our business.
• Full driving licence with access to your own vehicle for business use.
At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.
Support Workers:£11.00/hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£12.80/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.