INDEPENDENT SECTOR LEAD – Scottish Borders
PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENT
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team?
This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in the Scottish Borders. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
Are you interested in joining a Board that will oversee transformational change?
The Independent Care Review listened to over 5,500 experiences from in and around the ‘care system’ with all that was heard forming the basis of the 7 reports that were published on the 5 February 2020. Following publication, The First Minister committed to implement the findings of the Independent Care Review and the Oversight Board has been set up to make sure Scotland makes the changes needed.
The Board will be representative of Scotland’s system of care and must share the values and commitment as expressed in The Promise. The Board must also reflect the breadth of Scotland’s landscape of care and support services to ensure that all those organisations who must change shape as a result of The Promise know the Board is representative and has first-hand understanding of services and care settings.
This Board will hold Scotland to account to #KeepThePromise and make sure the transformational change required happens.
Therefore, expressions of interest are being sought from individuals with experience, skills and knowledge from right across the Scottish ‘care system.’
The Promise Team supporting the Board will provide training, mentoring and support for Board members who have not fulfilled a similar responsibility before.
As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the design and delivery of employability training Currently, we have a particular focus on Rural Skills and Construction however we will be looking to develop training programmes into other sectors, e. hospitality.
You will also assume the role of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) coordinator. This will include management of the training budget and the development of new training contracts, liason with key stakeholders and assessment and verification of all certificated courses.
You will manage a small but expanding team of trainers, support staff and volunteers and report regularly to the Ridge board of trustees.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in training / teaching who is flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic about developing the skills of individuals to help realise their full potential.
This role is for an initial 4-month period with a view to evolving into a permanent position depending on realising successful funding streams
The initial 4-month role will be on a self-employed basis.
Are you interested in joining a dynamic and vibrant team who play a vital role in supporting individuals and communities to become more connected and resilient? We are seeking two individuals with excellent communication and organisational skills to join the team at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action’s Social Isolation Team. We provide people who are lonely, isolated and/or vulnerable with the information, guidance and practical support they need through multi-layered and diverse levels of intervention.
We are looking for team players with great communication skills and with experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds. You will have a good knowledge of volunteering and of health and wellbeing, in particular loneliness and social isolation. If you think you could drive forward this area of work and want to make a difference to social isolation in Dundee, visit our website for more information and to download an application form. The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG check.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of The Carewell Partnership. The Carewell Partnership is an exciting new joint initiative between several voluntary sector providers to provide support for unpaid carer’s across Edinburgh. Two Edinburgh wide services will be provided by the Partnership – one to support the health and wellbeing of carers and one to support parent carers. These services sit within a wider portfolio of carer support that will be delivered in an integrated way to ensure holistic support to carers. Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has funded these supports as part of its requirement to implement the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and will operate from 1 January 2021 for a minimum five year period.
Health in Mind is a member of the Carewell Partnership together with VOCAL, Milan, and the Eric Liddell Centre, offering support to carers across Edinburgh. The Carer Support Worker role is to establish, develop and deliver a range of carer support groups to support the mental health and wellbeing of carers, including a safe listening space for carers and to support carers to access peer support. This work will be done in collaboration with carers as active and equal partners in the development of courses and groups.
Lead Service/Peer Support Co-ordinator : My MS My Way: Tayside
Service Co-ordinator Peer Support : My MS My Way: Tayside
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership with the MS Therapy Centre (Tayside). The project is now moving into its second year aims to support people with multiple sclerosis living or working across Tayside; to improve their emotional wellbeing, resilience and ability to live well with MS. The service will provide support at NHS MS clinics, a counselling service, self-management support, information and a bespoke one-to-one peer support programme. We have 2 roles available: The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator and the Service Coordinator for Peer Support.
The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator will lead the development of the service and manage the day to day operational work of the project, maintaining positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals from the third sector. Substantial experience of successfully designing, developing and delivering a time limited support services is essential.
The Service Coordinator for Peer Support will lead the day to day operational work of the bespoke 1:1 Peer Support Programme. Individuals accessing the services will be supported by you and local volunteers. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing a cohort of volunteers. Experience of designing and delivering training to volunteers as well as managing volunteers to deliver a local services is essential.
For these roles you will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and be exceptionally organised in your approach. In addition, you will have excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office and the use of databases.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.
We offer 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.
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 work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.
You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the North-East team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change. You will be part of a dynamic team.
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. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You 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 and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please call Nicki Matthew, our Advocacy and Participation Manager for the North East on 07764 145126.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Will you help us to achieve this by becoming a member of our team?
We are currently recruiting an Information Support Officer who will be responsible for providing an exemplary ‘First Port of Call’ service in a virtual contact centre environment with inbound and outbound contact, providing Information and Friendship to older people living in Scotland, their families and carers.
We are looking for someone with excellent customer service experience and a good understanding of the issues affecting older people.
This is a fixed term post through to 31st August 2022.
North Ayrshire Women’s are looking to recruit a Women’s Aid Worker to provide practical and emotional support to women with experience of domestic abuse. Candidates should have a good understanding of working with people who have experienced trauma, have experience in providing direct support and have excellent communication skills.
The successful applicant will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in social care or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
North Ayrshire Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (part 1) of The Equality Act 2010
Please note: The post is initially funded until July 2021 in line with tendered contract. NAWA will reapply for tender in due course.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work within our Technical Team at Home Energy Scotland as an In-home Specialist Energy Advisor. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent customer service and engagement skills to join our team to support with delivering our Energy Carer service.
The primary purpose of this role is to represent and promote the Home Energy Scotland (HES) Energy Carer service, which is designed to help those struggling to heat their homes, to access appropriate support to achieve a level of affordable warmth. You will do this by supporting householders remotely either over the phone or on online platforms and through our home visit service.
You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Advice Centre’s programme of outreach events with partners, such as workshops and advice surgeries as well as training events for existing and new partner organisations. This service is at the forefront to tackling fuel poverty in Scotland which can make it very challenging and rewarding.
Our ideal candidate
You will relish the challenge of doing a job that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. You will be committed to offering first-class customer service and have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. You will be someone who enjoys interacting with customers and who is comfortable delivering advice both face-to-face and on the telephone. You will like variety, be flexible in your approach and be a real team player. You will have a good working knowledge of the current support available to householders to help them stay warm at home. As the role involves a significant amount of travel across south-east Scotland, a full valid driving licence or other ways of fulfilling the mobility requirements of the job is essential
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.