An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for a temporary Careers and Wellbeing Manager, £37,000pa
The Careers & Outreach team is part of the Education, Training & Qualifications team at the Law Society. We are a small, dynamic team and deliver a wide range of projects and programmes which are particularly aimed at those at the junior end of their professional careers.
We are looking for someone to join us for a maximum term of one year to cover a period of maternity leave. We are ideally looking for someone to work full-time and the post is Edinburgh-based, although some working from home provision is available. (Please note the role is currently fully remote due to Covid restrictions).
The careers element of the role involves working as part of the Careers & Outreach team to support law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors with their career development. This might include planning and delivering events, presentations, 1:1 support, writing articles and website content. The aim is to engage with as many members with quality support as possible, rather than focusing on working with individuals on a long-term basis.
The wellbeing element of the role involves independently leading the Law Society’s wellbeing work which includes delivering an ongoing three-year strategy, creating resources under the Lawscot Wellbeing sub-brand and working with a range of external and internal stakeholders to develop expertise or collaborate on events.
Ordinarily, the post would require you to travel fairly regularly around Scotland to host events, deliver presentations and attend meetings. However, there is now more focus on remote delivery of events which is expected to continue into the year ahead.
An ability to work proactively and independently is one of the most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate. This is a demanding role that would require you to develop your own projects and lead existing initiatives independently. We are also looking for a confident communicator who can turn their hand to anything from speaking to individuals with questions about career development, to speaking at large events and hosting sessions with external speakers.
What will I receive in return?
As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.
Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.
Columcille is a nurturing and creative environment which offers a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. These include gardening, crafts, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our guiding philosophy, which is to address the needs of the whole person by providing opportunities for creativity and active participation, is based on Social Therapy principles as developed by Rudolf Steiner.
We are seeking a General Manager to lead the centre and its workforce. This is an exciting position with the potential to shape Columcille’s direction in a post-Covid world. The post holder will be well-supported by our Council of Management and committed, highly-skilled workforce.
The successful candidate will have previous management experience in the third sector, as well as extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities. They will be committed towards Social Therapy principles. We are looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and advocate for others within the ever-changing external context of this sector.
A full job description and person specification is available and should be read before applying.
Home-Start Lorn is a well established, small charity, serving the communities of Oban, Lorn and Mull, whose volunteers provide support, friendship, practical help and guidance to young families with at least one child under the age of 5. Our aim is support parents to develop strong relationships with their children and to fully engage with their communities and local services.
We are looking to replace our long serving manager of 24 years to direct the day-to-day operations of the charity and to work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to ensure effective strategic management and the ongoing development of our work.
The successful candidate will be passionate about early years support for families, have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, have experience of managing and developing a similar service and of leading a team in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations
Last year 88 families including almost 200 children were supported by staff and a team of 24 volunteers.
Home-Start Lorn is committed to equality and diversity and to safe recruitment practice. The post involves regulated work with children and protected adults. PVG Scheme membership is essential.
Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting Unpaid Carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of Unpaid Carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flair to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in the Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
We are a diverse, modern city which is re-imagining the role culture can play in bringing people together. Coventry is a city of welcome, a city of activists and pioneers, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of innovation and invention, a City of Culture.
The Trust is committed to:
Coventry’s City of Culture programme will start in May 2021 and run for 12 months, allowing us to keep our promise to the city and region - to deliver an extraordinary year and to tell the story of the city that moves.
The Trust is looking to appoint a Disability Inclusion Manager managed by the Head of Team Development to ensure that all aspects of the Trust’s activities are fully accessible to D/deaf, disabled* and/or neurodivergent employees, artists, audience members, stakeholders, participants, or volunteers.
*We are defining disability based on the Social Model approach, which, by focusing on the disabling barriers imposed by society, embraces all physical, sensory, and invisible impairments, learning disability, mental health, neurodivergent and fatigue conditions.
Reports to: Head of Team Development
Coventry is one of the most diverse cities in the UK and we want our Team to reflect that diversity. We value the benefits of a diversity of life experiences, cultural and social knowledge and are particularly keen to hear from candidates from currently under-represented groups, including those with disabilities.
We are looking to build a team of people from a range of backgrounds and range of experiences. We can provide mentoring and training/support to less experienced candidates. Training and talent development within the Trust team and within the wider sector is central to our approach. All postholders are expected to participate in training and development activity and to contribute time and expertise to supporting our training programmes on site and occasionally off site.
We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer for all roles and contracts; we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, culture, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. As a disability inclusion focussed role, we encourage disabled applicants to apply. If you are unsure about applying, please talk with us about any concerns you might have.
The Trust will undertake to meet reasonable adjustments as required and will support with making specific access requirements requests via Access To Work.
This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and team members will be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This is a fixed term post until June 2022
Due to continuous growth in our workplace wellbeing area, SAMH are now recruiting to our Workplace team to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training and building capacity in organisations to enable them to effectively supporting their staff needs around mental health and wellbeing.
Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 50 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.
You’ll deliver training in mental health and wellbeing to various organisations in order to inspire them and to support them to establish and sustain a culture of positive mental health in the workplace with our bespoke training products. You’ll also help us develop our materials, making sure they meet the needs of all of our clients.
You should be a highly experienced trainer, with good knowledge of mental health, able to deliver training face to face and on line and hold the attention of a group of busy people! You are confident to use technology, organised and flexible. You’ve developed great training that delivers the right outcomes, and you’re happy to deliver training to all levels of staff and management. Come and join us.
Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH
As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:
Barnardo's Rights and Advocacy service has been established in Fife for over 15 years. After a recent successful recommissioning process, from April 1st 2021, Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy service will continue to provide all Rights and Advocacy work for children and young people in Fife. As a result of this process, the service is looking to expand the team to meet the requirements in the new service brief.
The service is looking to employ 2 Project Workers to continue the Rights/Advocacy work that it currently undertakes. This involves ensuring that the rights of Looked After Children are adhered to in decision making forums like Children's Hearings and LAC reviews. It also involves advocating on behalf of children and young people at these meetings. You will also be required to support the development of the Participation and Engagement aspect of the service brief which may involve some groupwork or gathering the views of children and young people.
You will have a passion for Children's Rights and Advocacy work and ideally some experience in this area would be helpful. An understanding of the legal frameworks and systems involved with Looked After Children would be advantageous.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Visibility Scotland is one of the leading and oldest sight loss charities in Scotland. We pride ourselves on our creativity, innovation and team work! At Visibility Scotland we know you don’t need sight to have vision.
We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Children, Young People and Families team! This full-time post is partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Visibility Scotland are seeking to recruit a Qualified Habilitation Specialist or someone who is currently undergoing the Habilitation course to provide a person centred Habilitation service that meets the specific needs of children and young people who live with a visual impairment. The post holder will be expected to build upon existing relationships and forge new partnerships with professionals and other organisations to ensure Visibility Scotland is positively represented at a local and national level.
The post holder will provide multi–disciplinary support to ensure connectivity and access to all services for each service user. The Habilitation programme will provide an innovative tool-kit of strategies that will aim to provide each child or young person with the knowledge and skills to develop their confidence, independence and long term resilience. The key areas that support and training cover are mobility, travel, independent living skills and technology.
Candidates will be expected to have a sound knowledge of visual impairment and how visual impairment and additional disabilities can impact children, young people and their families.
This post will include some evening and weekend working as well as travel across Central Scotland. The successful candidate must be flexible, highly motivated and be able to work as part of a team but also work independently when required.
Please note that the post comes with a £5,000 relocation lump sum and either access to a pool car or a car allowance.
ACE IT Scotland exists to advance the knowledge and connectivity of over-50s in Edinburgh. Through IT coaching and empowerment, we aim to improve the wellbeing, independence and active involvement of older people as citizens.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to develop and administer our existing one-to-one IT coaching sessions for older people. Under normal circumstances, these sessions are based at our offices at 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh. These are aimed at those who wish to improve their knowledge of digital equipment and online resources. The coaching itself is delivered by our great team of volunteers who will be supported by you.
You should have good knowledge of modern digital equipment and internet services along with an interest in helping reduce digital exclusion in older people. This role will involve the day-to-day scheduling, delivery, monitoring and reporting of sessions. This requires a well-organised person who is capable of coordinating the availability of our volunteers with the requirements of our learners to ensure a smooth, well run service.
Occasionally, you may be required to support our outreach work including our ‘Moose in the Hoose’ project which provides IT learning and support to residents currently in five care homes in Edinburgh. We also perform various other types of outreach work in the community from scam workshops to our Work Wise Women employability courses which you will administer along with other members of the team.
With our dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers and employees having worked from home for the past year, we will be shortly looking to get back to in-person delivery so this is a great time to join Edinburgh’s longest serving IT charity for older people.
Disclosure Scotland PVG -this role is subject to satisfactory completion of a PVG Scheme Adults check