An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated Finance and Business Support Manager to join AUSA, a registered charity, based on the University of Aberdeen campus.
AUSA is an organisation dedicated to representing the needs of the students at the University of Aberdeen. We provide support, advice, representation and we work with and support students; who run over 150 societies, 57 sports clubs, three media groups and many other student initiatives.
Reporting to the CEO, the Finance and Business Support Manager will be accountable for
Applicants must be an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated leader with excellent communication skills and solid experience in managing the finances/ business support of a small but diverse organisation. A core value must be a commitment to student led work and a drive to deliver excellent services for our students.
You will need to hold a professional accountancy qualification with experience in producing management accounts and Board Level reporting while demonstrating the ability to interpret complex financial information. Experience of both working within a charity and HR Knowledge is desirable.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
A full job description and person specification is available below.
tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.
This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).
In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support autistic individuals.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
As SAMH continues on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to develop and deliver these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 8 elements of our peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main location will be in the north with a focus on the north and central areas.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are a requirement for the post.
We are seeking an experienced administrator, with a minimum of 3 years administration experience, to fulfil this role based at the church building (with exception to any government restrictions).
• To ensure that the administrative functions of the church are in alignment with the vision of the church; ‘Making Jesus known in our Community’ (Worship - Connect - Grow).
• To handle the organisational and statutory requirements of the church in such a way that the church functions safely, legally and efficiently with professional excellence.
• To release the Pastor(s) and Vision Leaders for the work to which they have been called and appointed by taking as much day-to-day organisational work as possible off them freeing them for their priorities of leadership, prayer, teaching and outreach.
We are looking to recruit an Inclusion Worker to join our team. This post offers applicants the opportunity to join an established, creative and dynamic team.
In partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Aberlour Options Aberdeen Inclusion Service offers community-based education support services. We support children and young people who have complex additional support needs that impacts on their ability to engage with mainstream schooling. The team focus on promoting inclusion for young people who are either excluded from school or accessing a flexible learning pathway to address barriers to inclusion whilst working towards Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. This is combined with a personalised therapeutic level of support to help young people reintegrate back into school or move on to other services that offer vocational learning opportunities.
The inclusion service offers bespoke, therapeutic intervention focussing on raising attainment for young people who struggle to manage the demands of a school environment. This includes developing personalised programmes of support, focussing on developing self-regulatory skills that will enable them to better manage the demands of a formal learning environment in the future.
A full driving Licence is required as the role is carried out over 2 local authority areas of Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.
The aim: To reintegrate back into school or, where that isn’t possible, to prepare young people for other learning/work placements.
What the inclusion worker will do:
The personalised nature of the support means that inclusion workers can work on a 1:1 basis as well as supporting small group work that will enable young people to learn at a pace that is both realistic and sustainable for them. The service can be delivered in school, in the community and from the service base, making it a flexible and bespoke support package to best meet the needs of the young person. You will work directly with a group of young people, on a 1-to-1 basis or as part of a small groups, working flexibly and creatively towards a set of agreed outcomes. Although a proportion of this work takes place at our base in Bucksburn, our Inclusion Workers also work within the young person’s community and school settings.
What we are looking for:
Applicants will need to demonstrate flexibility and creativity in all they do. You will practice in a person centred, needs led manner, demonstrating patience, empathy and an understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children.
You will also have had experience of working with young people in a community, educational or residential setting.
You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council. To register you must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (e.g. SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
What we will offer you:
We are looking for an additional Cook working 12 hours per week over 3 days (Friday to Sunday 2pm – 6pm) The job requires you to undertake planning, preparation and provision of nutritious meals for the children and young people with complex disabilities and autism who visit for short breaks or who live more permanently within the service.
We pride ourselves on providing a quality environment for the children and young people we support at the Options Moray service and involving them in the things that impact on their daily lives is an important part of how we work. In consultation with the young people and your colleagues, you will plan menus which are nutritious and meet particular dietary needs, whilst providing food that the children and young people enjoy. This could include catering for children who are diabetic, from ethnic minorities, who require fat free diets etc. The team also eat on shift as they work over mealtimes so this must also be considered in menu planning ie vegetarian, vegan etc.
You will be responsible alongside the Monday to Thursday cook for purchasing food and kitchen equipment within an agreed budget.
Given the vulnerability of our children and young people, cleanliness is a high priority and you will ensure that the kitchen and kitchen equipment is maintained at a high level in accordance with current environmental health legislation.
An important part of the role is to keep up to date, accurate records regarding food storage and the temperatures of fridges, freezers and cooked foods in accordance with current Environmental Health Legislation.
You will participate in devising and planning cleaning schedules and also complete any required paperwork.
You will require to hold a Food Hygiene certificate (REHIS intermediate or equivalent) Or Equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.
We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to co-ordinate the inclusion work within the Options Aberdeen service. Aberlour recognises that some young people struggle to manage the challenges presented by being in a mainstream school environment. Our programme of inclusion work, involving bespoke therapeutic interventions, is focused on raising attainment and is designed to help the young people engage more effectively. You will lead the inclusion team in developing personalised support for the young people including helping the young people to develop self-regulatory skills, enabling them to better manage the demands of a formal learning environment in the future. We would expect that delivery of this personalised support will also ensure that Aberlour’s personalisation agenda is implemented. A full driving Licence is required as the role is carried out over 2 local authority areas of Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.
In conjunction with the Service Manager you will support the assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and ongoing reporting of the inclusion services ensuring that service based outputs are met.
As an important element of the role is to develop personalised support, you will contribute to skill matching individual team members with the young people ensuring compatibility whilst maintaining appropriate staffing levels. Working in partnership with relevant stakeholders you will seek to achieve improved outcomes for the young people.
High standards in record keeping are essential as ongoing evidence of the work carried out and also to inform reports for relevant stakeholders. Written communication skills and an ability to learn how to make the most effective use of Aberlour’s recording system, Dynamics, are therefore a key requirement of whoever is appointed.
The Inclusion Co-ordinator role is pivotal with a responsibility to develop professional and collaborative working relationships with external agencies and representing the service at multi-agency meetings.
Liaising with the Service Manager you will ensure the necessary resources are available for the inclusion team and progress opportunities for developing inclusion service provision within Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.
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.
In this exciting role you will support local people to connect with their community and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners are based in GP practices across Aberdeen City. We work with local communities and colleagues both within and beyond the practice to support people to live better and have healthier lives.
Aberdeen Links aims to reduce pressures on mainstream primary and community care services by meeting a need for joined up support across the Health and Social Care Partnership.
As a Link Practitioner embedded in the community, local GP practices and the Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership locality you will :
We are looking for talented and highly experienced people who are passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.
You will be experienced in working with adults with a wide range of additional support needs, with exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.
This role is predominantly based on regular office hours when working from GP practices, however the Aberdeen Links Service is also available at Police Scotland’s Custody Suite at Kittybrewster and as such, occasional evening, night and weekend working will be required on a rota basis.
Established in 1995, the Foyer is a charitable organisation supporting people in the North East of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work. The Foyer supports young people and adults to deal with, and move on from, tough situations including homelessness, unemployment, mental illness and poverty. We start with people’s strengths, supporting them to build their confidence, develop their talents and make real and lasting change in their lives by:
We deliver joined up services offering supported housing, learning, training, counselling, employment support and health improvement initiatives for young people and adults.
About Reboot Programme
Reboot uses a collective impact approach to improving outcomes with vulnerable learners in secondary education. It’s a four-year initiative which kicked off in March 2019, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Through this initiative Aberdeen Foyer is one of a number of agencies working collaboratively to improve and better enable young people who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from secondary education. The purpose of Reboot is to improve attainment levels and transition to sustained, positive destinations for more young people. We are in Year 2 of the initiative and have a good level of engagement from key stakeholders. The project is at a critical stage of development and requires focused capacity to support its full impact.
Why we need this role?
We are looking for a multi-talented, multi-skilled individual with an inquisitive mindset who enjoys using creative and innovative solutions. The Reboot programme uses a collective impact approach underpinned by systems thinking. A key part of this is empowering communities and sharing narratives and perspectives. We are looking for someone to collate people’s stories, draw insights from them and share learning to inform systems change.
Reboot is at a pivotal moment; we are half-way through our four-year project. It is an exciting time to get involved and we are open to new ideas. The pandemic has increased opportunities for change and increased the momentum around improving outcomes for young people. As part of this we need to build our ‘brand identity’ to increase awareness of our programme and build on that momentum. Alongside sharing stories from key stakeholders with decision makers, we also need someone who can celebrate Reboot’s story and share successes and learning to inspire and motivate change.
You’ll be a natural storyteller and enjoy using a wide range of platforms to share stories, including but not limited to websites, newsletters and social media platforms. You’ll have creative and digital skills that enable you to explore a wide range of communication methods such as visual methods (posters, videos), verbal (presentation, podcasts) and written (newsletters, social media platforms). Please note we have support from Foyer Graphics. We are looking for imagination and creativity with our communication, we can meet the technical skills elsewhere if needed. Experience supporting others to create communications content is desirable.
Core Attributes and Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:
Essential Experience, Skills and Attributes
Desirable Experience, Skills and Attributes
Reporting to: Programme Lead