Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.
The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.
The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.
The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.
The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.
Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis; we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. Our influencing work is at the heart of our efforts to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
Thanks to the passion and commitment of more than 20,000 volunteers, the hard work of our staff and the generosity of our partners and supporters we can be there for people who have nowhere to turn.
We’re looking for new talent to join our Scotland team. In this job you can make a significant contribution to the vital work we do to influence Scotland’s policy and political landscape on suicide and self harm and support our frontline services.
We are seeking an Influencing Assistant to join our Scotland team. This is a brand new role to help us make a step change in our public-facing activity. You will support us in our influencing work across channels, partner organisations and our large volunteer base so that fewer people die by suicide. And you’ll also help us keep the Scotland office running effectively.
You’ll be an excellent communicator with experience of working or volunteering in media relations, policy or campaigning. A particular focus of the job will be on supporting us to develop our Scottish digital activity, so you’ll need to demonstrate experience of effective use of social media. You’ll be able to represent the organisation professionally and you’ll need proven organisational and administrative skills to ensure the team can deliver together, effectively.
We are a small team looking to have a big impact, so we want you to share a commitment to positive social change. This is an opportunity to make a real difference with opportunity to develop your influencing skills.
The post will normally be based in our office in central Edinburgh; however staff are currently home-working due to COVID-19.
A Job Description is available for download below.
There are an estimated one million people in Scotland live with a neurological condition that has a significant impact on their lives. This is an exciting time for neurological services, with the publication of Scotland’s first ever Framework for Action for Neurological Services, and updated General Standards for Neurological Care and Support The treatment landscape is also changing for many conditions. We believe that during the next decade there is potential to see significant improvement in services for people living with neurological conditions.
The Neurological Alliance of Scotland is an umbrella body of organisations that represent people with a neurological condition and those who support them. We work to improve the care and support that people receive.
In partnership with our members we inform policy, raise awareness and support improvements in services. We aim to make sure that the experiences of people with neurological conditions - and those around them - are recognised.
We are looking to recruit a freelance Programme Coordinator to support the next stage of our work. You will have experience of networking, be well organised and have the ability to manage and develop our diverse and dispersed membership network. Full details of the role can be found in the attached role description, or for an informal chat about the role please get in touch.
We are looking for an experienced service manager for the delivery of three Edinburgh based services that make a difference to peoples’ lives.
As a Service Manager you will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice with leadership, team management, achieving financial targets and service development.
Our Service Managers are responsible and accountable for maintaining high quality standards across services and the leadership and management of teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support through the promotion of outcomes focused person-centred approaches. Ensuring compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, policies and ensuring practice reflects the requirements of key stakeholder and external partnerships.
If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
With a clear Strategic Plan in place, a highly motivated staff team and a dedicated Board of Trustees, this is an excellent opportunity to fulfil a leading role in a respected national body with an exciting agenda. The Trust is delivering innovative and sector-leading actions that are aimed at celebrating Scotland’s built environment, taking action for its improvement, and empowering its communities.
The new Chair will be someone who is passionate about Scotland’s communities, built environment and heritage. Whilst they are likely to have a strong interest and affinity with Scotland’s built heritage and its conservation, the Trust is increasingly involved with a wider range of issues, such as community empowerment and quality of life in relation to our built environment more broadly.
The core responsibilities of the Chair are to lead our Board of Trustees, to act as an ambassador for the Trust where required, and to support our ambitious and dynamic professional team. We envisage that the new Chair will be enthusiastic for our mission and vision, a recognisable figure in their field and able to commit sufficient energy to the Trust in the years ahead.
The role is unremunerated but covers travel costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.
The WHALE Arts Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.
Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.
Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.
Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.
About the job: Your job is to build tenant power in order to challenge landlords collectively, not only bringing victories to members but also building a system that puts people before profit. The role will entail organising outreach events (door-knocking in blocks of flats, street stalls, community meetings), recruiting members, supporting the creation of neighbourhood organising teams, supporting members to organise direct actions and organising local events. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. This job will first take place through online outreach, before switching back, when appropriate, to neighbourhood-based work.
We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join our team for one year to support our work for a gender-equal Scotland. They will work with colleagues to develop systems and strategies around member engagement, digital communications, and press work.
To contribute to the work of Engender by assisting with member engagement, communications systems, and press work. This is a one-year post, which we do not envisage being extended. The focus of this role, therefore is on developing strong sustainable systems.
Are you a fundraising professional with great relationship-building skills?
Are you a self-starter, resilient, persistent, driven, and able to use your own initiative? Perhaps you are an account management or business development professional looking to move into the charity sector? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a meaningful and rewarding role where your actions will make a difference to people’s lives and to the community. Be part of an amazing team and a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults since 1975.
ASC is a charity dedicated to providing a range of recovery focussed services for people affected by addictions. We provide opportunities to help people change their addictive behaviours, engage with recovery communities and fulfil their aspirations.
We are starting a new chapter in our organisation’s journey and are looking to appoint a Fundraising Officer.