CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
Amina MWRC is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Black, Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely, both, with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered.
Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening early with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home rather than moving into residential care.
We are looking for someone to join our team in Perth, who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the manager, be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders. You should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.
You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues. Experience of working with children with additional support needs would be desirable but is not essential. You will work in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community sites and deliver work either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers.
A key part of the service is to be able to provide support whenever it is needed including at weekends, during the evening and on public holidays. There is a need to be adept at managing time, balancing the needs of children and families with the administrative elements of the role.
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer, Service Manager on 07528 970557 for an informal conversation.
This post is currently funded until September 2021 with continued funding actively being sought.
Do you have the skills and energy to develop and deliver multi-agency training in the prevention of, and responses to, sexual violence? Are you enthusiastic about recruiting and supporting volunteers? Are you a team player looking for a new challenge? If you are looking to work within an organisation which dedicates itself to the prevention of sexual violence and improving responses to survivors then we want to hear from you.
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Training & Volunteer Coordinator to join the team. The post holder will be committed to strengthening our capacity through the effective management of our volunteer training programme and will recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our sector. A gendered analysis of Violence Against Women is required and experience of developing and delivering high quality training is essential. This post requires someone who has strong organisational and interpersonal skills, is able to develop and sustain positive partnerships and is confident in event planning.
We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
AIA invite applications from individuals who are willing to share their expertise, knowledge and skills in taking forward this important work and ensuring best practice in Board Governance.
The individual must be committed in our collective strategic vision for the organisation in creating a more inclusive community where every person’s voice matters. We are looking for people who have an understanding and commitment to social justice and have the following skills and expertise:
This role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with AIA’s expenses policy. Currently the Board Meetings are being held remotely via video conferencing so we would consider people who live further afield than Tayside.
More details of the roles are in the attached AIA Board Information which can be downloaded below.
This post seeks to promote the personal, educational, creative and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential. To contribute creating a safe and supportive environment where young people learn to;
A Job Description is available for download below.
Are you passionate about God and about young people?
Are you friendly and approachable, faithful and flexible, enthusiastic and authentic?
Do you enjoy working with different teams of staff and volunteers and using your own initiative when required?
If you can communicate your Christian faith creatively and enthusiastically and form positive relationships with young people to help them on their Christian journey, then we’d love to hear from you!
Our youth worker will share our vision to see young people come to a vibrant Christian faith, grow in discipleship and learn to serve the Church and the world. While Sunday worship is central to our church life, we want to be church in our community 24/7. Youth ministry is a key part of our vision to develop our Community Church Centre as “A dynamic community hub where people of all ages are shown God’s love by being welcomed, respected and supported towards the fullness of life that God intends.”
Please see the Vision statement for the Community Church Centre for more information about where youth ministry fits into the bigger picture.
Qualifications and Experience
You will be able to demonstrate significant previous experience of leading youth ministry within church, school, and/or the community. Experience of leading residential events would also be an advantage. You will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably holding a recognised qualification in theology or youth work. We will welcome evidence of your track record of good working relationships with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, including young people, their families, teachers and the wider church family.
It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the postholder should be a practising Christian.
Knowledge and Skills
This is a full-time post – 37.5 hours per week. The postholder will spend at least 75% of their time on youth ministry; however, in agreement with the Line Manager, they may spend around 8 hours per week in ONE non youth-related role as part of the vision of the Community Church Centre. For example, running sport or dance clubs, working in the café, or running a toddler’s group – depending on the youth worker’s personal skills and
Salary will be £25-27,000 per annum depending on experience.
There will be a 5% employer’s pension contribution available.
This post will be line-managed by the Minister of Auchterarder Parish Church. The youth worker will work in conjunction with the church’s Youth and Families team and will report through them to the Kirk Session.
The nature of the work calls for a degree of flexibility, and evening and weekend work is expected. Regular patterns of work and time off will be agreed with the Line Manager.
The youth worker will have access to shared office space in the Community Church Centre; however, some working from home should be expected.
A laptop will be provided. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed at rates agreed by your Line Manager.
There are 5 weeks paid leave in each full holiday year which runs from 1 January to 31 December. Entitlement is based on full weeks worked. There are also 10 statutory holidays.
In view of the nature of the post, the post holder will be required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Dundee team, who will be working predominately across Angus & Arbroath. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. You will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training. As this is a new area of delivery, it is important you have the skills require to establish new partnerships and working relationships as you will be required to demonstrate these.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable but not essential.
Applicants should hold a full clean driving licence with own car (essential)
FareShare is a national charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. We source food that is surplus to requirements – from food retailers and manufacturers – and engage many volunteers to help redistribute this to local charities and community groups that provide meals to vulnerable people (individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, recovering from addictions).
FareShare operates in 18 regions in the UK, across more than 135 towns and cities, providing food to over 1,290 charities. Last year, we provided food for 12 million meals, helping to reach 62,200 people each day.
Tayside & Fife Regional Centre
FareShare Tayside & Fife redistributes surplus food to over 150 charities across the region working with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues. The charities FareShare works with provide crucial support services alongside freshly cooked nutritious meals. The Tayside & Fife regional centre is operated and managed by Transform Community Development. Transform is a Dundee based charity that provides services for vulnerable adults.
Main purpose of this role
The purpose of this role is to assist with the development of the new satellite warehouse in Perth. You will be an enthusiastic problem solver, who enjoys working with colleagues to support and develop new roles as well as acting as a link with our community members. You should have experience of working in a team in a range of settings and be confident to share your experience to empower others.
· Overall management of the Perth warehouse maintaining operational performance and ensuring Community Members needs are met;
· Support the implementation of new delivery routes resulting from Community Food Member growth;
· Support the introduction of any new and models of working and support staff with their implementation;
· To carry out any other duties as may be required.
· Identify and recruit new Community Food Members
· Assist in ensuring that FareShare Tayside & Fife meets its business growth targets to ensure its financial viability.
· Assist in the successful implementation of operations and services.
· Ensure the highest quality service to our CFMs;
· Assist the Operations Manager with the continuity of high standards in all aspects and with all stakeholders both internal and external;
· Ensure the highest standards of compliance in relation to the law governing the handling, processing and transportation of food and general health and safety practice.
4. Administration & Finance
· Assist in ensuring costs are controlled and relevant to the annual budget and build increasing levels of sustainability;
· Ensure that food movements are accurately logged on the online management system GLADYS;
· Ensure that all necessary and required depot administration is in place and operating correctly, particularly that relating to food hygiene and health and safety.
· Provide high quality management to the team, motivating and inspiring them to achieve our objectives through clear communication and regular reviews;
QQCF Level 3 award in equivalent to any of: HACCP, food hygiene, manual handling or H&S
Current, clean driving licence and car insured for business use
High level communication skills and ability to engage at all levels with diverse stakeholders
Experience of working in a regulated environment and demonstrable risk assessment capabilities
Leadership management skills- including the ability to motivate and develop people to deliver high levels of performance
Skills, knowledge and abilities
Problem-solving skills and the ability to make effective decisions ‘on the spot’.
Confidence and bearing to act as an ambassador to diverse audiences of external stakeholders strengthening the brand and raising awareness.
Delivering customer service and the ability to deliver excellence through a competitive service offer to all stakeholders
IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications
Ability to work systematically to agreed guidelines in the absence of close supervision
Strong communication skills in generating work guidelines and strong relationships with the team.
Competencies and Behaviours
A commitment to Equal Opportunities
Dealing with change: the ability to act quickly decisively and positively to change
Problem solving and decision making: the ability to anticipate, assess and deliver innovative solutions to problems with clear logical thinking
An understanding and passion for the mission and values of both Transform Community Development & Fareshare
Driving licence essential.
About the Role:
Are you committed to supporting carers of people living with a mental illness? We are looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Perth and Kinross who is skilled in building relationships, providing support and who is empathic with excellent communication skills.
You will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop-in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act. You will therefore take a rights-based approach to the work. You should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.
Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Perth & Kinross community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of the role will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.
The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, produce newsletters and regular updates, and ensure that national developments and news are disseminated to carers across Perth & Kinross.
Working alongside colleagues, this role is an opportunity to support an increasing number of carers through the very challenging time of the pandemic.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate should be interested in people, with excellent social skills and a good sense of humour!
They should be educated to SVQ 3 level or have lived or work experience in mental health. They should have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment and have a good understanding of the law relating to carers and carers’ rights.
The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme. A full driving license and access to a vehicle is highly beneficial to this role.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. The post is for 21 hours a week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Area Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
· Sandra Young, Carers Support Worker Mob: 07342 038181 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 1pm)
· Sheila Mackay, Carers Support Worker Mob: 07920 490534 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays mornings)
· Or email Steve Urquhart, Area Manager Tayside and Fife at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why join us?
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media