Held In Our Hearts provide specialist baby loss counselling and peer support in Scotland so no one is alone at this devastating time.
It is an exciting time of growth for Held In Our Hearts, and we are looking for a motivated and exceptional individual to join us as our Head of Operations. This newly created role is an opportunity to be part of an inspiring team and be at the forefront of providing the best bereavement care for families across Scotland.
The Head of Operations will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the senior management team to provide operational and financial management of Held In Our Hearts.. The Head of Operations has overall responsibility for smooth day to day operational running of the charity and champions the mission, aims and values of Held In Our Hearts in all their work. You will work support the CEO and our Board at a strategic level and be a team player and be able to engage well with people. You will work closely and collaboratively with the team to deliver operational activities as well as have close relationships with our volunteers and families .
This role would ideally suit someone who has managed a small team and looking to take that next step in their career.
We are Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems. Our three missions are to give every child a fair start, help people live healthy lives, and create a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.
For over 20 years, we have worked to support, encourage and inspire innovation. We work in three roles: as an innovation partner working with frontline organisations to design and test new solutions, as a venture builder supporting new and early stage businesses, and as a system shaper creating the conditions for innovation.
Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of design, we work relentlessly to change millions of lives for the better. Find out more at nesta.org.uk
Our Sustainable Future Mission
Our mission is to accelerate the decarbonisation of household activities in Scotland and across the UK and improve levels of productivity.
In Scotland, 78% of homes use mains gas to heat their homes. To meet the Scottish Government's 2030 and 2045 carbon emissions reduction targets, heat pump installations need to double every year from now until 2030. Our mission to help decarbonise how we heat our homes in Scotland offers unique opportunities; a more favourable policy environment and a larger social housing stock mean that we can potentially work more closely with the Scottish Government, national agencies and housing providers to test and scale innovative approaches to make change happen. Our impact plan for Scotland has a particular focus on exploring how we can harness social innovation methods to help evidence and scale skills and training opportunities for the provision of low carbon heating in Scotland.
Our goal is that by 2030 the UK will have reduced household emissions by 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
This role leads on the scoping, design and delivery of Nesta’s work in Scotland on our Sustainable Future mission. You will work proactively to deliver active projects as well as develop a pipeline of partnerships, collaborations and business development opportunities in support of our Sustainable Future mission in Scotland.
You'll take what you know from your existing experience of social innovation and/or low carbon heating to scope innovative projects to help achieve our mission goals. You'll lead on recruiting Scottish partners to work with to test those ideas, drawing from your existing networks in the field.
You will work with our Head of Nesta Scotland (based in Edinburgh) and Mission Director (based in London) as well as colleagues across Nesta’s innovation practices - such as data science, design and behavioural science) to pull together multi-disciplinary teams to help improve local outcomes in our mission area and deliver demonstrable impact.
As the point person for this mission in Scotland, this is definitely a role for someone who likes getting their hands dirty and can proactively combine scoping, researching and doing.
As a bridge between Nesta in Scotland and the central Sustainable Future mission team, this position will play a critical role in establishing effective ways of working between Nesta’s missions and the team in Scotland, working with the rest of the mission team to ensure the ASF mission has a strong presence in Scotland and that learning from projects in the rest of the UK informs our work in Scotland, and vice versa.
Alongside these core duties you will have the opportunity to support the mission more broadly, either through delivery of projects across the UK and/or through working as a mission representative for critical organisational priorities such as Nesta’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
This role will be expected to:
What we offer
Salary: £50k-£62k plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more
Location: This role is based in Scotland, Edinburgh - hybrid working arrangement. This role is based out of Nesta’s Edinburgh office. We offer flexible working to fit around your personal commitments or lifestyle (including part time hours, compressed hours and early start/early finish days etc) as well as remote working for part of the week (full time until the pandemic ends), so you could be based anywhere but we would likely expect you to work at least 2 days a week in our Edinburgh office, and up to 2 days a month in our London HQ.
Hours:This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Reports to:Head of Nesta Scotland
Transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
Combat Stress has been in existence since 1919 and, without doubt, provides a life-changing and, on occasion, life saving service.
For more than a century it has provided support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On average, it takes a veteran 13 years to ask for help after leaving their job and, for many, it is their darkest hour and they’re in a crisis situation. Combat Stress offers specialist support to deal with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. It offers a range of services and therapy programmes across the UK. In Scotland, it offers residential and community-based care, together with online services, delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working across Scotland.
The charity is at an exciting time of its growth and is seeking a Head of Operations for Scotland who will provide forward thinking and inspirational leadership throughout this period and beyond.
You must be a registered professional, perhaps in occupational therapy, social work, mental health nursing, or clinical or counselling psychology, who can provide the highest quality strategic and operational leadership for Combat Stress in Scotland. The post holder will be the senior manager responsible for both representing and promoting Combat Stress across the country and build positive and productive relationships with statutory and third sector colleagues.
Combat Stress is looking for someone with the skills, experience and drive to support the Deputy Director of Operations to build on its current achievements and develop excellent quality services and support across Scotland.
The successful candidate will have considerable senior operational management experience delivered within a multi-disciplinary context; you should be strategic, have significant understanding of, and experience in, the field of mental health, have a robust understanding of the Care Inspectorate scrutiny framework and a desire for high quality and continuous improvement.
This is a role with considerable breadth and will exert change both within the charity and at a national level. You will have the opportunity to influence Scottish Government policy, represent Scotland at UK wide events and contribute to the growth and development of a national organisation. In addition, you will gain experience and expertise in the delivery of trauma-informed focused services, provide leadership for a multi-site national service ensuring regional equity, and provide high quality, effective and evidence-based care to Scotland’s veterans.
If you want to be part of the senior team at Combat Stress, providing specialist treatment and support for veterans with complex mental health issues; if you want to be part of the life-changing and unique work the charity provides and you’re able to demonstrate commitment to their values, then please contact us for the Candidate Pack today. In return, you will know that your daily endeavours are transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
About the Role
There’s never been a more important time to work for CAB. Join us to lead on the ongoing development of Shetland CAB and play a vital role in supporting the local community.
We are seeking someone who is
You’ll need excellent communication skills, experience in budget setting and control, strong IT skills and the ability to be flexible, problem-solve and adapt quickly in a pressurised and changing environment.
About the Employer
Shetland Islands CAB is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. We deliver free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to the people of the Shetland Islands.
We are the only advice organisation in Shetland. We support over 1500 clients annually and achieve an annual client financial gain of over £1million. Our principal funders are the Shetland Charitable Trust and Shetland Islands Council. We deliver a number of services on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland and regularly secure a range of external funding to develop projects to meet local need.
Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and in employment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions of employment, 36 days annual leave, and 6% employer pension contribution. Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
For more information about living and working in Shetland, see shetland.org.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
About the Role
At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we roll out our new organisational strategy, we are looking to recruit to the role of Senior Service Manager. These roles will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.
With overall responsibility for high quality delivery across a range of internal and external standards, and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive, leadership and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.
What we are looking for
An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support and guide your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.
Experience and knowledge of the Social Care sector is preferred but not essential.
If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;
Water Witness works at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, to understand its root causes and to activate an effective and lasting response. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy sets out five imperatives for a water secure future: accountable governance, progressive financing, redefining corporate responsibility, confronting climate change and activating people power.
This is new and exciting position will lead the design and delivery of global investigations, research, and advocacy to end the abuse of water - and the communities and ecosystems which depend on water - in our globalised supply chains.
They will be responsible for rigorous research, documentation, and analysis of the water impacts (pollution, depletion, degradation, conflicts, inadequate WASH access, exacerbation of droughts and floods) caused by the production of food, clothing, and consumer goods.
Working with our civil society partners in Africa, Asia and South America they will generate the chain of evidence needed to hold corporations, investors and governments to account for responsible water use, and will stimulate media attention, citizen demand and political will for water justice in both the global north and south. We are particularly keen to recruit a future global leader in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world, and are committed to developing the post holder to help realise their full potential.
Are you looking progress your social care career?
Do you want an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives?
Then Autism Initiatives wants to hear from you!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Edinburgh Outreach Services which provide dynamic outreach services across the Lothian’s within the community, in people’s own homes and within resource centres.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
Benefits of working with us include:
The Senior Support Worker will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
Given the nature of this role, the successful applicant must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for a part-time Team Senior to join our supportive management team. The role will involve managing our women’s and children’s counselling services, including overseeing student placements.
Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of motivation, the ability to support and lead staff, knowledge of counselling interventions and trauma-informed practice and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
The successful applicants will have at least SVQ Level IV or equivalent level of qualification in management or counselling/another relevant subject, or a willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team.
Please join us for an online session to find out more about FWA counselling services. This will be at6.30pm on Tuesday 7th February. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details of the zoom meeting. We hope to see you there.
Fife 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.
Thistle are looking to recruit an ICJ practitioner to join the Wellbeing Team on a fixed term period (up to end April 2025)
Are you a health and social care practitioner with proven experience of supporting vulnerable people to explore managing health, wellbeing and difficult life situations?
Do you believe people are experts in their own lives and with the right support people can tap into their own strengths and resilience to improve their lives?
Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting with vulnerable people presenting with potentially high levels of distress?
Based within Thistle’s Wellbeing Team that serves people living in Midlothian, the Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will support people’s non-clinical needs following a cancer diagnosis, as part of a new Lothian-wide service called ‘Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ), funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.
The post holder will:
Work normally takes place on the premises of community-based partner organisations, but at the current time, is most likely to be required to work virtually, e.g. from home where the use of telephone and on-line remote platforms including NHS Near Me options may constitute a significant portion of the working day.
*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.
An inflation related pay offer has been agreed and with effect from 01 April 2023 the salary scale for this post will be £26,211 to £28,759 (Dependent on skills and experience)
Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life?
Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support?
Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:
The Link Academy team works primarily with people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We support people by offering mental health and wellbeing programmes, independent living skills and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression including employability, tenancy, personal development and leadership award qualifications.
The purpose of the job is to support people to achieve their goals and aspirations through group work by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting the programme participants. You will support the achievement of high standards and provide monitoring information in relation to the project’s outcomes.
You will ensure that opportunities are provided to people equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. You will support people into a positive destination whether that be re-engagement with education, training or employment. In the role you will provide support and offer guidance to programme participants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s programmes and services.
in order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes (or equivalent) in core subjects such as English and Maths and also hold an SQA Assessor qualification or be willing to work towards it.
As you will be working with people with complex needs/backgrounds you must have previous experience in this field combined with experience of co-ordinating, developing and delivering training programmes.
Additionally, you must have the ability to drive and be able to travel between services, as required.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
What’s in it for you?
The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.