Are you a solicitor with an interest in social justice and human rights, with post-qualification experience of housing litigation, including representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Housing Solicitor and you could soon be playing an important role within an exciting new partnership.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The ‘Street Legal’ project is a recently formed partnership with CLAN Childlaw that’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Its goal is to prevent homelessness and engage in early action to deal with the causes of homelessness for children, young people and families. It also aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and representation and increase the capacity of Edinburgh’s third sector organisations to use the law to prevent homelessness through the delivery of lawyer led workshops.
About the role
As a Housing Solicitor, we’ll rely on you to maintain an active caseload and provide legal advice and representation to families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh, in partnership with CLAN. You’ll also be responsible for developing housing and homelessness law for families, children and young people and devising and delivering lawyer led training for front line third sector services. Working collaboratively within the sector to directly address issues that may arise with the implementation of the ‘Ending Homeless Together High Level Action Plan’ will be important too, as will promoting an understanding of the legal framework and ensuring a rights based approach from the outset.
Proactive, customer-focused and driven to achieve the very best outcomes for clients, your substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in the public and private sector includes issues relating to homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. What's more, you have a sound knowledge of publicly funded legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help. You’re great at influencing others too, and are able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations. And, when it comes to applying creative and lateral thinking, challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas, methods and processes, again you’ll excel.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Housing Law Service team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
The National Confidential Forum is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong, proven, team management skills to advance the Forum’s work in delivering a range of important outcomes at a national level.
The National Confidential Forum’s role was set out in an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 2014. It is to receive and acknowledge testimony from people who were in institutional care as children. Based on testimony, the Forum will identify patterns and trends and publish a report which reflects the testimony received and makes recommendations on how to improve institutional care now and in the future.
This role would suit a highly organised individual with strong project management and planning skills and outstanding attention to detail. Someone who is outcome focused and able to think creatively about stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange aimed at maximising project impact.
This role requires strong relationship management skills as well as excellent written and spoken communication skills. It requires someone who understands the importance of confidentiality and data protection, including how to manage and handle sensitive and personal information, and is comfortable using CRM databases and associated processes documents. This role would appeal to an individual who has sound experience of service improvement and development, change management and can delivering a range of project outcomes.
Further information on the Forum can be found at: nationalconfidentialforum.org.uk
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
The Coalition of Carers is seeking an unpaid carer to take on the role of Joint Convenor. All reasonable expenses will be paid.
About The Coalition of Carers in Scotland
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland formed in 1995. We are a coalition of local carer support organisations and unpaid carers. We work to ensure the carers’ voice is heard and acted on. It is our vision that carers in Scotland will achieve full recognition as equal partners in care
What would you get from being a Joint Convenor of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland?
As a member of our Executive Committee you will have the opportunity to have a voice and be involved in the direction and development of the organisation and the wider carers movement in Scotland.
You will be part of a group who take their responsibilities seriously, but who are friendly, supportive of each other, relaxed and engaging with a wide variety of experiences and personalities. You will genuinely feel like you are part of the organisation and part of an inclusive team that makes a difference for carers.
Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
Exciting times! get2gether has just celebrated its 7th birthday and we believe we’ve achieved a lot – we organise social opportunities for adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians and our membership is growing. Thanks to continued funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Government our future is secure until at least March 2021.
As Edinburgh Events Co-ordinator, you will be organising a range of ‘ordinary’ events in ‘ordinary’ places in co-production with our members. You’ll be attending and facilitating these events (including evenings and weekends). You will work closely with our Ambassadors, Events Team and members, encouraging them towards greater independence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
The Young Carers Project and Young Adult Carers Project aims to provide information, advice and support to young people 7 – 25 years who have caring responsibilities within their family, due to illness, disability or substance misuse.
A sound knowledge of working with children and young people is essential as is access to own car.
This post will be subject to PVG checks
We are looking to recruit a Youth & Community Coach in Ayrshire. You will be required to deliver football, fitness and multi-sports sessions on the Street League Academy. You will also be responsible for carrying out outreach for sessions and to recruit and sustain participants on the Academy to ensure delivery targets are met.
Minimum requirements are SFA Level 3 or similar, experience in coaching preferably with young people aged 16-24 and an understanding of the Street League client group.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.
Wellbeing Scotland is a community based organisation working with impact on Wellbeing from life circumstances comprising a range of specialist services under the Wellbeing Scotland umbrella.
Wellbeing Scotland have developed an exciting new post which will be an essential part of our ongoing growth. The post-holder will: