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 .
The Dundee Carers Centre is an independent organisation with charitable status and has been working with carers, young carers and disabled people for over twenty-five years. The Centre is proud of its reputation for demonstrating innovation and in supporting people to achieve their aspirations for the future. While it looks back on its record with pride, there are challenges ahead. The number of adults in need of care is expected to increase 30% by 2026 as our population ages. The financial strain on local authorities to be able to support carers and their families is going to become even more challenging meaning that the expectation on families to do more could present a limited quality of life for carers and the people they are caring for.
Research has found that 32% of carers state that caring has a negative effect on their health, and carers providing more hours of care are less likely to state that they have good or very good health. Carers Scotland found that many carers start experiencing health problems when they begin caring, and that pre-existing health problems amongst carers can become worse. Commonly carers suffer from lack of sleep, poor diet and physical injuries, particularly back injuries as well as mental health issues.
In short, the need for Dundee Carers Centre’s services can only increase and their mission become even more important. The very long-standing CEO, Lucinda Godfrey, is leaving shortly to take up a new post and the Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional individual to take her place.
You will need to have many personal qualities as well as the right skills, knowledge and experience to be a success in this role. The Board is not necessarily looking for an experienced CEO as they have the willingness and ability to support and develop someone who is ready to step up into the Lead Officer position. However, you would need a minimum 3 years’ experience in a senior management position in a similar organisation with significant strategic and financial management acumen. You should have a deep understanding of the national policy landscape, especially self-directed support, and experience of securing income for your organisation. In terms of your personal attributes, the Centre prides itself on the caring and nurturing environment for staff as well as carers and their families. The next CEO will need to be collaborative rather than directive and be very interested in staff welfare and development.
This is a special organisation that is looking for that someone special to lead it. In return, you will get support from a high calibre and very committed Board of Trustees and staff team.
This role is to manage one of our very busy and very successful Volume stores in the heart of the city of Dundee, the branch has a large team of Volunteers you’d be leading, to deliver high levels of stock processing, maintain great standards across the shop and follow our robust processes to ensure the team are all well trained and Health & Safety a priority, all to enable you to meet income targets to support us to deliver our services.
By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Store Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.
Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.
You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
To provide competent and reliable support to St Paul's Cathedral, a lively and welcoming city centre church in Dundee. The Administrator will provide administrative and clerical support, manage the membership database and venue bookings, and be a friendly public face for Cathedral communications. Duties are varied and will include diary management, answering phones, editing email newsletters and social media posts, and meeting support for the Cathedral's governing body. The Administrator will be part of a small, flexible and friendly team. The post is based at the Cathedral but some element of home working can be negotiated.
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.
To work as a member of a Housing First Team, which aims to offer support to single homeless women, providing permanent housing directly to homeless individuals with ongoing assertive but flexible support, with a strong focus on harm reduction and sustainable tenancy within the community. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. You will be required to provide creative permanent housing solutions, whilst providing support consistent with the internationally recognised Housing First Fidelities:
You will be passionate about increasing awareness and accessibility of digital solutions to support independent living. You will have an up to date and good knowledge of digital technologies, well-developed communication skills and experience of project management. The Technology Enabled Care Coordinator will proactively engage with and provide advice and support to members of the public and partners to promote the use of telehealth and telecare, and work with partners to implement technology enabled care services, working towards ensuring equal opportunities for all.
A proactive and innovative approach to identify person-centred and community-driven solutions will be most welcome and fit well with the teams shared outcomes.
Voluntary Action Angus (VAA) have an exciting new employment opportunity working in partnership with Macmillan cancer support, Angus Council and Angus Health and Social care Partnership. Voluntary Action Angus is expanding our existing Social Prescribing service with advertising this new opportunity to further our reach into the community of Angus.
VAA are looking to recruit an Improving the Cancer journey Social Prescriber to cover the whole of Angus on a three year fixed term contract.
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.
Qualifications, Training and Experience
Skills, Knowledge and Ability
Are you experienced in Social Services and Healthcare and passionate about quality care and developing others to deliver excellence?
If you can answer yes to these questions, then we have the job for you!
#TeamTrainingAcademy have an exciting opportunity for two friendly and self-motivated individuals to join them on a part-time, permanent basis. One role will be providing training support for all Branches in the East cluster which will include Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Fife, West Lothian and parts of North Lanarkshire. The other role will cover the central belt and will include Glasgow, North Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire and Borders.
For this role as travel will be involved it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
Cornerstone is one of the largest third sector providers of Health and Social Care in Scotland. We strive to ensure the people we support live a valued life by ensuring all colleagues receive the highest quality training and personal development through our Training Academy. We are an SQA and ILM approved centre and our award-winning team offer a holistic range of training interventions across healthcare and management.
Your role will include creating training course content along with updating and delivering the necessary content to a high standard. Through your creativity and passion for developing others you will facilitate a range of relevant workshops for learners. This rewarding role will allow you to draw on your experience of the Social Care sector to provide professional assessment and support to candidates in their workplaces, enabling them to realise their career potential.
As a Trainer, you will support the Training Academy team to ensure E-learning and Classroom courses fit with a blended approach to training delivery and support the facilitation of employability programmes such as the Princes Trust. Along with updating and delivering the necessary content to a high standard, you will create meaningful training course content.
You’ll work collaboratively across branches, services and functions to promote best practice and be comfortable challenging inappropriate practice which goes against Cornerstone's policies and values.
The successful candidate will be a competent, self-motivated and experienced care giver who is keen to learn how to design training packs, deliver face-to-face classes and provide support to others. Working to a set of key performance indicators, you will be responsible for prioritising your own workload and planning your week to enable you to support your branches.
Although we are interested in your healthcare experience, your values and your attitude are very important to us, it is desired but not essential you have the following qualifications:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at either our Glasgow or our Dundee hubs.
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