The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people across the UK, through a range of proven programmes, with three in four young people achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. Further details of our work can be found at princes-trust.org.uk
Following the retirement of our Senior Head of Government partnerships, we are recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to lead a team of 12 across Scotland. The post holder will also be a member of the Scotland leadership team and UK Fundraising Leadership Group, reporting to Scotland Director Kate Still and UK Director of partnerships - corporate and government, Ben Marson.
The post holder will have direct responsibility for the development of a multi-disciplined staff team, volunteers and building a network of partners and opportunities that is responsive to the needs of young people in Scotland. Along with excellent planning and organisational skills, we are seeking an inspiring leader that is an effective communicator and confident decision maker.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
* Leading the Trust's GBP 4m target income generation from the public sector in Scotland
* Supporting Scotland's Operational Director and colleagues in their delivery of services to young people
* Supporting the private sector fundraisers to maximise fundraising opportunities.
* Leading the Trust's work in securing a young people stake in the policy priorities within Scottish Government
* To ensure adherence to Prince's Trust Governance regulations.
We are specifically looking for candidates with a track record in business development, senior relationship management and policy development.
The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Applications on a secondment basis will be considered from people currently working in the Criminal Justice sector. You must have the approval of your line manager prior to applying.
Regular travel across Scotland will be necessary to carry out the main responsibilities of the role.
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the leading national charity providing free, confidential help and support to people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS is leading the development of a new Homicide Service for Scotland, which aims to be a nationally consistent, needs led service to support people bereaved by homicide, integrating and improving the existing solutions.
We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate who has the drive and determination to succeed in developing a new Homicide Service. You should be an experienced Manager who can bring value and leadership to the Homicide Team. You should have extensive experience of service delivery in a complex customer or multi-site environment, knowledge and understanding of the needs of bereaved people, victims of violent crime and other vulnerable people, leading and managing a team across multi-locations, knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, experience of project and change management, as well as budget management, financial control with an understanding of funding/grant applications.
You will be responsible for implementing and managing on-going effective delivery of Victim Support Scotland’s national Homicide Service through a dedicated team of case workers and support staff. You will be a team player who shows leadership and decision making skills, customer focus, planning and quality management, as well as being an excellent communicator. You will ensure that delivery and development of the Homicide Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, utilising innovation and problem solving skills. You will also build and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
Duties will include:-
• Ensure the delivery of services, keeping the complex needs of primary bereaved people central to all processes
• Ensure appropriate and effective delivery and management of services to bereaved people, such as needs assessment, case management, emotional support, advocacy, referrals to commissioned services and trauma assessments.
• Promote the Homicide Service and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
• Contribute to wider service development in line with VSS’s strategic plan.
• Ensure all aspects of the Homicide Service meet required standards as per the service delivery model and any shared protocols ensuring monitoring processes are in place.
• In conjunction with the Service Delivery Management Team and Learning and Development Department input to the process, conduct a training needs analysis of Service Delivery staff and volunteers who will support delivery of the homicide service.
• Manage Homicide Service budget within agreed parameters
• Ensure the Homicide Service is delivered in a way which recognises VSS’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all service users and staff.
• Lead on other key strategic national programmes and projects as required.
• Ensure that all information relating to the Homicide Service is maintained in accordance with GDPR regulations and VSS’s Confidentiality policy.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to help shape Scotland’s new Homicide Service.
Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably. We deliver the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland.
We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the phone and at events. You will also advise householders in fuel poverty to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information in a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and be good at listening.
You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.
This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
The post holder will facilitate participation and engagement of care-experienced children and young people from Highland in the development of the Highland CHAMPS Champions Board approach in Highland. The intention is to create an environment where the voices, views and experiences of care experienced children and young people are heard by professionals, carers and leaders, helping to bring about positive change. The post holder will work closely with partner organisations to develop a programme of engagement and participation activities, through this developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with these partner organisations. Core activities will include issue-based group work, forums and events, and the post-holder will need to utilise youth work and/or community engagement skills in this role.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. They will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people and build links with professional partners, and have a strong affinity for working collaboratively. The right candidate will have managerial experience and skills and be comfortable managing and prioritising their workload to mead deadlines. They will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Glasgow Team. We are looking to recruit a Community Activity Organiser.
The post holder will be responsible for supporting existing reminiscence and activity groups as well as explore opportunities to develop additional therapeutic activities within the resource centre and wider community.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and imaginative who can work independently as well as part of a team.
Successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and organise. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Moving On Inverclyde is a day-care project supporting recovery from problematic substance use (alcohol and drugs) in Inverclyde. Due to additional funding we are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team and deliver our high impact Connexions recovery project. We require a project worker who is dynamic, flexible and is able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.
Excellent communication and teambuilding skills are essential, as you will work alongside various partner agencies and groups. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure opportunities for positive community connections are maximised for individuals accessing the service.
The role will involve the ability to:
• Provide the ongoing development and delivery of a recovery programme.
• Provide one to one keyworking.
• Effectively and accurately monitor and evaluate all aspects of the programme within current National Care Standards.
• Facilitate and support joint working relationships with various agencies/groups/organisations.
• Maintain clear records written within National Care Standards.
• Maintain clear communications, both written and verbal internally and with a range of external agencies.
• Take part in regular team and case meetings and Service User reviews.
• Assess Service User needs/ aspirations and suitability for accessing Moving On.
• Assist in sourcing funding opportunities for Moving On.
The candidate will have a broad understanding of matters relating to problematic substance use
Join us at RNIB and take a lead in providing a range of support services to adults who have sight problems, learning disabilities and other complex needs.
As this job requires personal care duties to women we can only accept applications from women.
You will support our service users located in Clydebank and surrounding area within their own homes and in the community. Hours of work are on a rota basis over 7 days including evenings and weekends.
You will need experience of working with people who have either a learning disability or sight problem, and be able to understand and apply knowledge and practice relevant to a community service. This experience can be from a personal or professional setting.
Induction training including visual awareness training will be provided.
In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
• Excellent pension schemes
MELD is recruiting a motivated Peer Support Worker to work at the East Lothian Recovery Hub based in Musselburgh. The successful candidate will have a lived experience of substance (drugs or alcohol) issues and is at least 1 year free from problematic substance misuse. You will offer both one to one, groupwork and motivational support to those affected by substance misuse issues at various locations across East Lothian. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of substance misuse and related services, the ability to work in a flexible manner and adhere to a recovery and harm reduction approach.
The Welfare Rights Adviser will provide advice, casework and representation services to single parents affected by welfare reform. They will work in partnership with other welfare rights services across the Glasgow area. The post-holder will be required to travel and work across the city.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Outreach Worker to join our team in our West hub. You will primarily work in Glasgow, but may be required to work in surrounding areas as needed. Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1), preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), including induction to their SQA Personal Development Award where relevant. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. You will also help to collate SQA portfolios from phase 2, delivering and assessing final bodies of work. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships.
Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will also ideally be qualified as an SQA Assessor and have a strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels, and strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload. An ability to work effectively under your own initiative is crucial. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.