Hanover Scotland Housing Association is one of the largest providers of housing and services for older people in Scotland, owning over 4,000 homes and provide factoring services to a further 1,100 homes. With a turnover of £38 million, we are one of the largest registered social landlords in Scotland and deliver high tenant satisfaction.
We are a values driven and caring organisation, the interests of current and future tenants are at the centre of everything we do.
The next three years will see us focus on a number of new exciting initiatives:
· building better community connections to reduce social isolation;
· entering a formal partnership with Arklet Housing Association who are based in Glasgow;
· and the delivery of more than 200 new homes across Scotland.
The role offers you the opportunity to guide our business vision, lead on strategic direction and play a key role in delivering high quality services, defining goals and targets. The role will allow you to help us solve challenges and will offer personal growth and a high level of responsibility.
We would particularly welcome interest from anyone with social housing, care, ICT or property experience.
We value commitment and experience as much as qualifications. The role requires a time commitment, both meeting preparation and attendance at strategy workshops, and our Board meetings (held six times a year) are on a Thursday afternoon. We will support you in this rewarding, challenging and satisfying role and will offer training on a variety of topics relevant to the governance and business of a registered social landlord.
An opportunity to be a part of a small very hard working and dynamic team.
You will have a proven business development and funding background and a qualification to degree level for counselling and clinical supervision.
You will manage all aspects of a highly professional counselling and supervision team ensuring all are working ethically and within the policies and procedures of Relationships Scotland.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees of RS Central you will be responsible for, manage and oversee all aspects of the service delivery and of all projects.
You will develop and source funding to maintain current services and any future project opportunities.
You will attend forums such as children, family, health and social care integration, gender based violence etc and regularly meet with key figures in statutory services - social services, education, police and health and other key organisations to maintain the relationships that have been built up over the years. You will have a sound knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector and its challenges.
Keeping up to date with challenges and developments in counselling practice by attendance at RS, COSCA, and other agreed networks/meetings.
Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.
The Relationships Scotland Network is partially funded by the Scottish Government and is a partnership between RS and 22 local RS Centres throughout Scotland.
RS Central is based in the Forth Valley area the main management, administration and counselling centre is based in Falkirk but we provide services at other locations throughout Forth Valley.
Relationships Scotland - Couple Counselling Central Scotland has a long history in Forth Valley having delivered services since 1953.
There have been several name changes over this time Marriage Counselling, Couple Counselling, Relate Forth Valley and now Relationships Scotland.
We consistently provide high quality and professional couple counselling and have expanded our services to include the following:
Services delivered throughout RS network
Who do we help?
Those who are struggling to cope with many of life’s challenges such as bereavement, addiction, mental health, gender and sexuality issues, domestic and sexual abuse, illness and disability, parenting responsibilities, communication etc. In fact anything that impacts on relationships and family life.
Last year we were approached by 650 people looking for support and help.
Our Vision and Aim
To improve health and wellbeing for all people and their families by supporting robust and healthy relationships.
Continually support and expand our services to meet the needs of the people in Forth Valley through confidential and high-quality service provision.
We support the aims and objectives of the Scottish Government in their early intervention prevention agenda particularly around domestic conflict and children and young people services.
To continue to be respectful of client autonomy, to be non-judgmental and to respect their choices in life.
Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality whilst mindful of safety around risk to self and others.
Acceptance, empathy and genuineness for all clients irrespective of their situation and to be as accessible as possible.
Develop and manage the Get Digital Programme within Streetwork and Simon Community. Expand the Digital Inclusion Programme by on-boarding other interested homelessness service providers within Scotland as Get Digital Partners.
For further details about this role, please download the Job Description below.
Since it was established in 1982 Willowacre Trust has offered support to families and individuals within Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Ayrshire enabling them to overcome difficulties and impact on tenancy sustainment. As the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), Willowacre Trusts overarching aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage within the communities served by WSHA.
Willoware Trust operates within the geographical areas served by WSHA which includes 54 separate communities. Willowacre Trust supports the delivery of multiple community and support services or activities, these services range from small scale capital projects to the provision of starter packs which contain essential household items to help disadvantaged tenants to accept or sustain tenancies. The Trust also operates Barrowfield Community Centre and supports the delivery of community based services in partnership with other third sector organisations. This includes children’s holiday food programme and initiatives supporting the advancement of community development. Willowacre Trust actively supports WSHA to deliver the ‘Supporting Communities’ Strategy 2018.
Enthusiastic and talented, you will proactively support, promote, develop and deliver our Digital Participation initiative to the communities we serve. You will deliver meaningful digital participation activities which support Willowacre Trust/West of Scotland Housing Association tenants to access online services. This involves working directly with individuals, communities and partner organisations.
With experienced in implementing high quality Digital Support Services or similar projects, along with excellent I.T. and communication skills with the ability to organise and prioritise your workload, you should be a strong team player and have a customer focused approach.