Chief Executive Officer (Glasgow or Dundee)
Amina - the Muslim Women's Resource Centre is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely both with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered
To find our more or to discuss this post please to get in touch on 0141 212 8420.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community. Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in. Our Volunteering Coordinator role with Simon Community Scotland’s Streetwork Service is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
This post is currently funded until June 2020 with continued funding actively being sought.
Do you have the skills and energy to develop and deliver training in the prevention of, and responses to, sexual violence? Are you enthusiastic about recruiting and supporting volunteers? Are you a team player looking for a new challenge?
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Training Worker to join the team. The post holder will be committed to strengthening our capacity through the effective management of our volunteer programme and will recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our sector. Knowledge and understanding of sexual violence is essential and experience of developing and delivering high quality training is required. A commitment to working within a setting dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence and improving responses to survivors is essential. We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
With the support of the Manager to enable vulnerable parents, whose children are involved in Child Protection procedures, and who live in Forth Valley to develop their skills and improve their confidence through the Parent’s Network. To support the Parent’s Network by maintaining a good balance between facilitating the group and providing leadership when required.
This post is funded by the National Lottery and is a 2 year contract.
The post holder will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a full, comprehensive and quality money advice service to clients. The post holder will work collaboratively with a variety of support agencies to encourage referrals and ensure clients have access to timely advice, information and practical support.
Regular travel throughout Fife is a pre-requisite of the post and flexibility and adaptability is essential to meet the changing needs of the organisation.
We are committed to Equal Opportunities and applications are welcome from all communities.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The post will involve three to four shifts over a six week rolling rota.
You will have an HNC or SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
SHARE Scotland is a highly regarded parent-led organisation that has been successful in supporting adults with intellectual, physical and sensory impairments since 1991.
We are looking for a Manager, with a proven track record of supporting adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, to manage our service in the Silverknowes area of Edinburgh where we support 2 adults. At least 3 years’ management experience would be preferable, SVQ Level 4 in Care/Management or be willing to work towards achieving these qualifications. Share will fund the SVQ as you work towards this.
Share Scotland’s person-centred approach allows people the freedom and support to actively pursue their chosen lifestyle within their own home and local community, offering choices and opportunities to have a fulfilling and rewarding life. Share Scotland is committed to high quality and has a high star rating from the Care Inspectorate for ‘Quality of Care and Support’ in all of its services.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.
Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station
The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.
The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.
Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).
The project will provide:
● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;
● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;
● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,
● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.
The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.
The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.
The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:
1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.
2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.
3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.
4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.
5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.
6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.
7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.
8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.
9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.
11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .
· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.
· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.
· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload
ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.
The Care and Support Manager will be accountable for the operational delivery of ARK’s Care and Support services and the implementation of policies, procedures and systems that ensures ARK delivers good outcomes for people we support.
The post holder will lead a team of Support Workers in all aspects of operational delivery and provide support and guidance to support staff in keeping with the ethos and values of ARK. You will be responsible for implementing key objectives and will have delegated responsibility for ensuring that ARK provides services of the highest standard which are cost effective and responsive to the needs of service users and tenants.
Reporting to the Area Manager, you will have delegated responsibility for the implementation of systems, processes and approaches that adheres to all aspects of regulation within your area of responsibility. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of delivering high quality regulated services with the Care Inspectorate.
The position requires the post-holder to be able to operate at management level with appropriate decision-making and problem-solving skills, and with a firm professional ethic. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
In return for your valuable contribution, ARK will also offer you:
· A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
· Benefits which includes up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata and 3.4% employer pension contribution.
· A range of working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance.
· ARK will fully fund your PVG registration and also your initial registration with the SSSC.