Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
The Director for Children, Young People and Communities is a new role within the organisation, which reflects the growth and success of the programme, and the desire to ensure excellence in all elements of the delivery for children, families and communities. For example, you will champion and strengthen our approach to inclusion, tackling child poverty, equality and community & young peoples’ voices.
A key leadership role within the team, the role will work closely with the CEO to support Big Noise Centres to deliver on the organisation strategy. This will rely on close partnership working with all members of the leadership team, and in particular developing key principles of working with the Director of Music. You will also provide line management, support and mentoring for Heads of Big Noise Centres, to maximise their internal and regional leadership capabilities.
A successful leader, manager and strategic thinker, you will have extensive experience of working with children, young people and / or communities, with a social drive and ambition for all to succeed. With knowledge and understanding of the Scottish policy context, you will also have the ability to engage with and navigate the hopes, ambitions and expectations of multiple stakeholders and distil these into tangible actions.
We welcome applications from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa .
Milltown Community is looking for an ambitious General Manager who is interested in embarking on a career journey towards becoming the charity’s Chief Executive Officer.
In Partnership with Third Sector Solutions Scotland, we will provide up to 18 months of individual coaching and mentoring to develop the Chief Executive we need to grow and develop our health & social care support services, both Support at Home and Supported Learning, Skills Development and Employability.
Milltown Community is a small, independent and forward looking charity which has adapted, changed and is now thriving in its vision to enable neurodiverse adults and those with learning challenges to be the best they can be, to achieve and to be enabled rather than disabled. Our current residential community of 7 amazing tenants living in two houses, is supplemented each day by up to 20 workers and learners who are developing land based and artisan craft skills at our rural location in Arbuthnott in the south of Aberdeenshire. We are a registered ASDAN qualifications centre offering a combination of short courses and Employability programmes all from our productive small holding and workshops on site.
So, we need to find someone who sees our potential, who has experience in managing healthy & social care services as a ‘registered manager’, who understands outcomes based commissioning and has managed contract service provision. But that someone also needs to have a passion for and understand of why learning & skills development opportunities are so important to enabling our learners to live as independently as possible and to make a valuable contribution within our communities.
If you are looking for the next step up on your career journey or struggling to get the experience and coaching necessary to make that next step, this might well be the role for you. The package we are proposing is unique in that it combines operational management responsibility with a learning and development programme which will be led by a team of the most experienced third sector professionals and senior managers in Scotland.
Sacro is a social justice charity working to improve people’s lives and make positive change in justice, public protection, community safety, social care, and housing. We work all over Scotland and deliver services to vulnerable people commissioned by local authorities or funded by grants.
We have a business head and a social heart, and we want our work to be as efficient and effective as possible for the people we work with and for our partners and commissioners.
We are looking for an experienced leader to support our teams in business development, project and performance management. You will also project manage developments, as part of our Leadership Team.
You should have a proven track record in business development and project management with excellent analytical skills and the ability to present a business case and performance information. You should be a forward thinker and understand the third sector environment.
Your team will provide leadership on bidding for tenders and applying for funds, so experience in these areas would be very valuable. Some knowledge of the justice and social care sectors would be an advantage but having the right values is what comes first for us.
This is a crucial role in support of our whole organisation and as a leader and we look forward to hearing from you.
This is a full-time post and can be based at any of our hub offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Kirkcaldy but is an approved hybrid working post.
We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development.
We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.
An exciting opportunity to join and play a key role in Alzheimer Scotland’s National Post Diagnostic Support Service.
The National Post Diagnostic Support Service provides high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee. The aim is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
As a Post Diagnostic Support Lead you will provide line management, leadership, caseload management and support a cohort of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers across a group of localities. You will also report on the quality and performance of the delivery of Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) to Commissioners and Alzheimer Scotland, using evaluation tools including the Single Quality Questionnaire.
Reporting to the Associate Executive Lead and Executive Lead for Post Diagnostic Support and working closely with Executive and Associate Executive Leads for Localities and Locality Leaders to maintain collaborative working in each locality.
The role is wide and varied and will include the following:
Supporting our Highlands, Grampian and Tayside localities, the base for this post will be agreed following recruitment.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
Are you passionate about music and teaching?
Do you love to inspire and support children and their families?
Do you have experience of group teaching and ensemble playing?
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run five programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as part of the dynamic team in Big Noise Torry delivering a visionary, socially driven children’s orchestra centre.
At Big Noise Torry you will be part of a team who work with children from pre-school, primary school, secondary school and adults. The team are creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning as we use the orchestra to grow children’s confidence, respect, aspiration, drive and understanding.
As part of the team, you will develop innovative ways to engage children and families, including home visits and community performances.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, experience of working with large and varied groups of children is essential, along with a track record of success in giving music instruction to children on your specialist instrument.
We have a number of permanent Upper and Lower Strings posts available, working between 3 and 5 days per week all year round.
Here at Bellfield in Banchory, we don’t just see those we work with as older people. They’re someone’s mum. Someone’s dad. Someone’s grandparent. For us, providing the best quality of care is hugely rewarding and our goal is to ensure that every one of our residents enjoys the best possible quality of life.
You’ll keep everything running smoothly, making sure that our positive multi-disciplinary team continues to work closely together. There’s opportunity to bring in new ideas here, so your day-to-day focus will involve everything from keeping an open door for our team and listening to our residents, to contributing to wider organisation strategy. We’re looking for an SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care and you must also hold or be willing to work towards an SVQ Management of Care Services.
In return, you can look forward to ongoing training and development - not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too. There’s also an excellent benefits package that includes a pension, retail discounts, healthcare benefits and holiday allowance.
What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
Sport and physical activity is an important part of developing healthy individuals, along with creating a thriving community and developing the employability of our students.
The role of the Sports Development Coordinator will develop the foundations to transform, create and deliver a sustainable Sporting Community. This will include increasing opportunities for students to take part in Sport and Physical activity across the Highlands and Islands and supporting Sports clubs to develop greater resilience and sustainability. The Coordinator will also play a key role in signposting and encouraging students to develop an active lifestyle, working with both internal and external partners to increase the awareness of physical activity initiatives.
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Drumduan School lies in the beautiful part of Moray, near Findhorn Bay. It offers an alternative Steiner Education from 0 to 18. The school promotes a healthy environment in which children from different backgrounds, faiths and challenges can reach their potential. We are looking for a dynamic, independent and open-minded ASL teacher, with interpersonal skills to join our team of dedicated teachers in supporting children/students with their different challenges.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide pastoral advice for pupils in collaboration with the class teachers/guardians, contribute to the planning and transfer of pupils across transitional stages and communicate with parents/carers along with the class teachers/guardians. Knowledge of the pedagogical principles of Steiner Education desirable.
Please note that this post can offer a job sharing possibility.
Drumduan School is committed to Safeguarding and welfare of all children.
All employees will be vetted for suitability to work with children and young people, and all appointments will be subject to the following:
Are you an experienced Executive or Personal Assistant who prides yourself on delivering excellent customer service? We’ve got just the role for you!
We’ve got 2 fantastic opportunities to join our team as our Leadership Team Support (Executive Assistant). One position will be supporting our Finance and Business Development function and the other with be supporting our Director of People and Culture and our Director of Delivery on a permanent full-time basis.
These roles can be based in any of our offices or on a hybrid working model, however we will need you to live within a reasonable commute of one of our main offices (Dundee, Aberdeen or Glasgow) and be flexible to occasionally travel across Scotland when needed.
As a Leadership Team Support you will be responsible for supporting our Directors with administrative tasks, diary management and helping them to ensure that Cornerstone is operating in an efficient, effective and customer focussed way. You will also be the first point of contact for our external funders.
What we’ll need you to bring;
With over 40 years’ experience delivering great care and support, Cornerstone provides tailored, individual packages of care which focus on enabling people with a variety of needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and complex care needs, to live the best possible life.
We aim to be the best employer in social care in Scotland and would love for you to come and join us. We thrive on teamwork and are passionate about the care and support we provide. If you're looking for a rewarding career where you know you can make a difference, then look no further.
Sound interesting? Apply today, we’d love to hear from you!
Drumduan School (Steiner/Waldorf school) is situated on the edge of the small town of Forres in Moray in the north of Scotland. The school has wonderful views of the nearby sea and is only a short distance from the majestic Cairngorm mountains, dense forests and the rivers Spey and Findhorn.
We are a small school taking in pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. We do not test our students, nor teach the National exams, in order to fully cover the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum in all its richness throughout the school. However we do offer an officially recognised accreditation assessment system in the 4 upper school years by means of which our students can access further education on leaving the school.
Our growing school is looking to appoint the following part time teaching staff to start in August 2022. Our ideal candidate would have Steiner Waldorf experience; cover 1 or more of the vacant areas; live in the locality or be happy to relocate and must be eligible for GTCS (General Teaching Council of Scotland) registration, ideally for secondary education.
All age groups and teaching sessions can only be approximate depending on the applicant's experience, ability, qualifications, personal interest and availability to slot into the new school year timetables.