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About the Role
At Sustrans, we are proud to be making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a brand new role as a Capital and Technical Advisor.
Playing a key part in driving forward our active travel infrastructure programme for Transport Scotland, you will have the opportunity to manage a wide range of high profile medium to large sized capital funded projects, helping us to ensure they deliver excellent value. You will also play a key part in supporting our grant making offer including providing support and guidance to colleagues throughout the lifecycle of the grant.
We are looking for excellent communicators with previous experience in a similar role to join us and bring your expertise. So, if you are a quantity surveyor, or from a similar technical background, who is passionate and committed to the ideals of sustainable transport, this could be the role for you.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit.
We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
This is a key role in continuously maintaining and improving the standards of the members of Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. As Head of Standards and Compliance you will be responsible for thought leadership on critical pieces of work to maintain and enhance the network’s longstanding reputation for high quality independent advice and management of the teams responsible for quality assurance and training.
The Head of Standards and Compliance is responsible for the implementation of deliverables of the Standards Team; defining the strategy of the team, overseeing and guiding delivery of its programme of work in consultation with CAS governance and Senior Leadership Team, establishing internal and external partnerships to guide it.
This new post is a fantastic opportunity to deliver transformation and facilitate the growth and resilience of a quality assured network of organisations, work that is essential to enabling all sectors of Scotland to deliver a fair, just and equitable access to advice and for volunteers to advocate for everyone’s rights in an assured manner.
The successful candidate will take personal responsibility for the enhancement of an existing high-quality service. You will have significant experience in building relationships with stakeholders at a variety of levels. Have excellent planning and anticipation skills, and demonstratable lobbying and negotiating skills. You will have a proven track record of managing projects involving independent organisations, and be able to demonstrate your skills in implementing change and new initiatives. You will be comfortable working with ambiguity and be able to manage resistance to change while sustaining momentum.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded on our vacancies page.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the Job Pack.
The project will provide a practical solution to social problems that we currently face, in reducing the resource intensity and repeat visits by service users with mental health issues existing, caused or exacerbated by Covid 19.
We are seeking a client focused, enthusiastic and experienced mental health support worker. The successful applicant is expected to deal confidently with the public and to work flexibly as a member of the team responsible for overall service delivery.
To promote awareness of mental health issues within the staff and volunteer base and support staff with difficult interview situations.
We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively and be well organised. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, accurate case recording and Microsoft Office applications is essential. Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.
Experience in a Mental Health supporting role in statutory or third sector is essential.
East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 37 days leave (incl 6 public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Waverley Care are looking for a new Health Improvement Coordinator to provide HIV and blood borne virus prevention and support, as well as wider sexual health promotion, across Highland and Argyll and Bute. The post holder will provide support to individuals living with HIV and deliver key prevention messages targeting those at higher risk of HIV transmission and poor sexual health outcomes – this will include providing testing services, supplying safer sex materials at public sex environments (PSE) and a range of online services. The post holder will also coordinate condom schemes across both areas.
We are looking for someone with an interest in, and passion for, improving the lives of people affected by blood borne viruses and poor sexual health. They must have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable groups, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a range of service users and stakeholders. This role demands a number of face-to-face activities in both Highland and Aryll & Bute, so access to a vehicle and ability to travel is essential.
We are a community-led health and wellbeing organisation and local community anchor organisation. We operate from our Healthy Living Centre base in Partick, Glasgow and have over 30 years’ experience working with the local community to develop and deliver community development initiatives and wellbeing activities.
We work with local people, community groups, housing associations, businesses and other voluntary and community organisations. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, elected by our members. We have 12 employees and 30 volunteers working to achieve our mission and engage with around 1000 residents each year.
Purpose of the job
To engage residents and community groups in rolling out Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund, supporting local involvement in generating ideas, organising voting events to enable residents to select their best community ideas for the £20k funding pot and deciding what matters in their community.
To find out more about the role, please download the Application Pack below.
We’re looking for a Project Worker to join our Target Specific Service. You will be working with children with autism (aged 5-16) and their families, helping them learn new skills and achieve goals that make a difference to daily family life.
Tailor Ed is a dedicated team of passionate and skilled professionals whose wish is to see children with autism and their families empowered and included, able to live the lives they want to and access all the day to day experiences that other families take for granted. We need to grow our team and are looking for staff to help us deliver our high-quality services to families across Edinburgh and East Lothian. We require confident practitioners, skilled at forming relationships with children with autism and their families. We need excellent communicators dedicated to supporting children make progress they care about that leads to lifelong outcomes.
Take on a challenging role within a talented and supportive team and make a real difference to children with autism and their families.
Job description and person specification available for download below.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.
Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.
What is Peer support?
Peer support is intentionally using lived experience to support others and is well known within recovery and mental health services across the world. Peer Work within Thrive is centred around supporting citizens to identify and work towards achievable and meaningful recovery goals, drawing on mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.
We believe the peer support relationship should facilitate the sharing of personal experiences in a way which is purposeful, modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and the sharing or teaching of coping, self-help and self-management techniques.
Peer working should also help citizens to identify and overcome fears within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, and challenge negative self-talk.
The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.
This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges
Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.
The full job description listing all key tasks is available for download below.
For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, visit our website.
tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.
This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. We put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Fife Accommodation service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
As a Support Worker in the Fife Accommodation service, you will be responsible for providing support to individuals living within a supported accommodation project. The project consists of 15 self contained flats and offers accommodation with support for up to 32 single individuals.
You will also provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation.
Support Workers also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, personal care and other household tasks. As a Support Worker you will also assist service users to maximise their income and benefits, explore employability and training options and help service users apply for relevant benefits available to them including housing benefit.
This role involves assisting service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy as well as helping them take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their home.
This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
The successful candidate must have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role requires the post holder to be registered with the SSSC (see below) then you must have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.
It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion and a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users. It is also essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.
Due to service requirements, we stipulate that applicants must have a flexible, practical, proactive and reliable approach and able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Responsible for the safe and effective delivery of Social Bite’s pipeline of support and opportunities for vulnerable people affected by homelessness that might be a symptom of various issues, e.g. mental and physical health issues, exploitation, addictions etc. that we engage via our shop in Glasgow.
Motivating and working alongside Social Bite shop staff, Social Bite volunteers and a range of external partners to deliver high quality training, employment and volunteering opportunities to people affected by homelessness that help individuals to transform their own lives.