Leuchie House has invested significantly in technology and environmental controls to enable our guests to maximise their independence during thier respite break. We are now driven by a desire to have a lasting impact, beyond the short break. We want to use technology to reduce the cost of care, for the individual and for society at large.
We are looking for a leader who will bring together the work that has been completed on this project so far and deliver our vision to become the National Assessment Centre for Enabling Technology.
The position will attract an expert in the use of technologies which maximise independence. As well as this healthcare knowledge, you will need to be an expert project manager and a passionate advocate for individual independence.
It is a full time position, funded for a period of 2 years. Secondment opportunities are welcome to this unique and exciting position. Please read the job description for further information before applying. Please read the job description for further information before applying;
Salary and benefits
• £40,000 per annum
• 35 hours per week FTE
• 7 weeks holiday per annum
• 2 year fixed term contract
• Flexibility over working hours
• Opportunity to establish an innovative new service
We are Scotland’s LGBT Inclusive Education charity, founded in 2015 and incorporated in 2018. We take an educational approach to tackling the prejudice, stereotypes and stigma that can lead to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying behaviours. Our goal is to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and foster good relations through educational inputs designed to tackle prejudice and bullying, and advance social change and equality. To achieve this; we work with national decision-makers and partners, deliver services to educators and young people in schools and communities, and develop teaching and curriculum resources. Our national campaign for LGBT Inclusive Education in schools was successful in 2018 and resulted in Scotland becoming the first country in the world to adopt such an approach. Our core work now focuses on leading on the development and implementation of this educational framework. In addition, we provide community outreach focused on increasing understanding of equalities, rights, and addressing prejudice, and we support others with the skills to amplify their voices to make social change.
Role Overview and Responsibilities
Following receipt of our first core funding grant, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operations Manager to liaise with Directors on the organisational design of how we operate, our culture and to embed the systems we need to grow from a volunteer charity to building a team of staff to lead on our core work. This appointment is pivotal to the day to day operations of the charity, so you'll be passionate about diversity and inclusion; have a strong track record in HR and financial management, organised, diligent and able to think on your feet. You will be responsible for:
1. People, Culture and Talent Development
2. Systems, Operations and Admin
3. Finance, Governance and Reporting
What’s in it for you?
We are determined to apply the same TIE philosophy, which motivates and guides everything we do, to our team and workplace. Rather than take a top-down approach where we make all the decisions, the successful candidate will play a central role in shaping the culture, policies and initiatives, with others on the team. This will ensure we create a thriving and exciting workplace, where employees can flourish and reach their potential. Your voice matters.
Salary:£32,000 - £35,000 per annum, paid in arrears on the last working day of each month.
Holiday Entitlement: 30 days paid holiday entitlement, with select public holidays in addition.
Pension:The charity provides an automatic pension scheme to employees.
Leave:Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Parental and Bereavement leave.
Safeguarding:Time For Inclusive Education is committed to safeguarding and child protection. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check prior to an offer being confirmed.
Contract: Permanent, initially funded until March 2022 and dependent on renewed grant funding thereafter.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for someone passionate about digital to manage our mobile apps, and deliver new features to support our work.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Scottish Book Trust currently has two mobile apps:
• Bookbug: a resource for parents and practitioners to encourage families to do more reading, rhymes and songs with their children on a daily basis. In addition it supports professionals working with the Bookbug programme to embed these values into their practice.
• Bookzilla: a digital reading buddy to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to support their reading journey.
Each app is linked to a specific programme team and the Digital Project Manager will work closely with each team to understand requirements and manage development with our external app agency.
The post sits within the Marketing team, reporting into the Digital Manager with regular catch-ups with the Early Years and Schools Communities teams.
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
Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland is an independent, charitable organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children in care. AFA Scotland provides a range of services that inform, educate and support all those working with the children and those who care for them. The service assists agencies and professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they require when working in this specialist area. Services include training, consultancy, workshops and conferences – the training ranges from half day sessions through to two part time master levels courses run in collaboration with Strathclyde University. AFA Scotland has a strong focus on research and on developing resources and sharing information that enable practitioners to access and apply the latest evidence to their practice.
For some time AFA Scotland has been considering how to develop its online services and introduce more e-learning opportunities. The advent of COVID-19 has made this a critical development in the short term but has also highlighted longer term opportunities to radically rethink and improve the way services are delivered to take full advantage of the available technology. AFA would like to adapt its existing services and to develop further learning packages. It would like to explore opportunities for blended learning, for incorporating elements of e-learning into training materials or directly commissioned training programmes. It would also like to enhance its online presence through a wide range of platforms to maximise its ability to engage, inform and influence practitioners, policy makers and academics.
The e-learning development post has been created to support AFA Scotland to make these far-reaching changes in the delivery of its services. It has been made possible by a grant from the Adapt and Thrive fund linking to our recovery from the impact of the pandemic. The postholder will also be closely involved in the work that AFA Scotland is undertaking in response to the independent Care review and the recent publication by the Promise Team of The Plan 21-24. The post holder will liaise with colleagues to develop and adapt materials and methods of service, and work with the whole organisation to develop longer term strategies in line with The Promise making best possible use of the available technology.
Key skills include:
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) works with third sector partners and public agencies to support voluntary organisations and our local communities. We are looking for a motivated and energetic Digital Inclusion Officer to work as part of our management team. You will create and deliver our strategic approach to digital inclusion in this large rural area where digital exclusion is a real barrier to growth and well-being. TSDG has a central role to play in breaking down this barrier by working with local communities to identify the impact of digital exclusion and enabling the third sector to respond through additional funding and support. Volunteers will play a major part in delivering our digital strategy.
Do you want a career in IT with a leading substance misuse charity?
An opportunity has arisen to join WDP’s IT team as an IT Support Officer. This diverse and exciting role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills. You will become involved in a broad range of activities and tasks to ensure the efficient maintenance of IT services across the organisation.
This role will provide 1st/2nd and 3rd line IT support including project coordination and IT administration. To ensure high standards of customer service by supporting staff and WDP services with a range of IT related requests via the helpdesk ticket system including the following:
The ideal person will have experience of working in an IT environment and able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise and organise their workload. The successful candidate will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, requiring a personable and accessible approach to communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.
Working knowledge of Windows Azure/WVD environment, ITIL and project management qualifications are desirable.
As well as above, we are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:
1. Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.
2. In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations
3. Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help, and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users
4. Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community
Ark is looking for an ICT Officer who is passionate about customer service and knowledgeable in the maintenance and support of IT systems and services. We are ideally looking for someone with a methodical & thorough approach to problem solving and a proven background working in an IT support role with solid technical skills.
In this role you will support the user community and monitor, maintain, and update the ICT infrastructure & systems and will provide an efficient and effective customer service to both technical and non-technical individuals. As well as having the ability to build effective relationships and demonstrate professional communication skills at all levels throughout the business. We would also require you to have a full driving licence to visit our remote sites when necessary. If you have excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills with ability to communicate effectively with strong teamwork and interpersonal skills then we would love to hear from you.
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. This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.
Are you interested in contributing to the work of Health in Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh, working across Scotland? Health in Mind is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board Directors.
Health in Mind Board Directors are responsible for the charity's governance and strategy, and for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They have ultimate accountability for its activities and outcomes.
In an increasingly challenging financial environment for the Health and Social Care sector, in the midst of a period of change, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. In order to help us achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Directors, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Health in Mind Board meets six times a year, currently via video conferencing, usually in our city centre office in Edinburgh and is supported by a number of focussed committees, currently meeting quarterly by video conference.
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic Digital Support Worker. The post holder will be able to quickly and effectively take up their role and make an immediate contribution to the organisation.
The Digital Support Worker will contribute to our work to support implementation of the UNCRC and deliver human rights for children by providing digital support across two projects. This support will encompass, but not be limited to, the creation of websites using the WordPress platform, copywriting and scheduling social media content, digital file management using our Office365 environment, and image creation/editing with Canva or similar.
The Digital Support Worker will work alongside the team and children and adults in school settings to capture qualitative data, generate/create visuals to communicate progress and findings, and support the development of key outputs that illustrate a children’s human rights approach in practice.
The post is fixed term with the possibility of extension dependent on the generation of further funded work.
Children’s Parliament seeks to maintain a generous approach to our work and puts kindness, trust, empathy and respect at the heart of our work, internally and externally.