This is an exciting opportunity to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies in taking action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.
You will have a good understanding of education principles and practice, experience of developing and delivering high quality training, experience of working with children and young people and excellent communication skills. You will also be able to enthuse and support other professionals to develop, act on and share good practice.
You will be part of CPAG in Scotland’s small Cost of the School Day team, but based within Dundee education service, working closely with participating schools, community organisations and Dundee City Council.
The post may be suitable for secondment with agreement from your employer.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
The Chair will facilitate and lead the Board of Trustees in overseeing the execution of LGBT Health and Wellbeing’s mission and vision. The Chair will provide inclusive and collegiate leadership to the Board of Trustees and working with all Trustees and the Company Secretary to ensure that the individual members of the Board fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. The Chair will also provide support and constructive challenge to the Chief Executive through acting as line manager for that post. They will act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive. Anticipated time commitment is approximately 7 hours per month (variable, as required) which includes 6 or 7 Board meetings a year, Annual General Meeting and support and supervision for Chief Executive, attendances at Board sub-committees and ad hoc meetings/engagements.
Further information about this post can be found in the Candidate Pack below.
Experienced Male Support Worker required (must be a car driver). Guaranteed payment for a minimum 16 hours per week, £10.10 per hour, sleepover rate £69 per night, includes weekend work.
This role involves sleepovers and day shifts. Typical evening shift is 6pm to 9am one night per week. Sleepover allowance is £69 between 11pm and 7am. Typical dayshifts are 9am to 6pm.
Funded via a direct payment and employed directly by the client’s guardians.
We are looking for an experienced male worker (Section 7 (1) (a) and (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply) to provide flexible support to a young man aged 26 who has a lot of autism.
The ideal candidate will have excellent values relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities and an enthusiastic and ‘can do’ approach.
We are looking for an active person to support a fit and energetic young man. You will like the outdoors, visiting community leisure activities and thinking up and trialling new day trips and opportunities. A car driver who knows his way around the West of Scotland and a mature and confident attitude is needed to join our small staff team of four. The worker will require some flexibility to cover colleague’s holidays and occasional sickness cover. For instance, hours will increase to 40 per week during the month of February 2019 to cover planned holidays.
Living in or within easy travelling distance to Scotstoun would be an advantage. Statutory sick pay and 28 days holiday pay per annum pro rata (based on 35 hour week).
We are recruiting a full time Centre Manager to manage our Bonaly Outdoor Centre and support the work of our leaders to deliver adventurous activities and exciting outdoor experiences to over 7000 young members in South East Region.
This role requires you to have experience of working at an Outdoor Activity Centre or similar venture. You will have a proven track record in management and customer relations. You will lead a small commercial and operational team to manage the facilities and services provided at Bonaly Outdoor Centre ensuring that they meet required safety and quality standards. The role also supports the delivery of services to the Regional Executive Committee and the Regional Leadership Team in supporting Scouting across South East Region.
Obesity Action Scotland has established itself as the leading advocacy group on overweight and obesity in Scotland. We are at the forefront of campaigning and awareness raising on this issue. We are looking for a Partnerships Officer to play a key role in Obesity Action Scotland’s input to the local leadership programme being established in Scotland. Obesity Action Scotland is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Reporting to the Programme Lead, the Partnerships Officer will play a key role in the local leadership programme that Scottish Government identified in their Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan. Three geographic areas of Scotland (North Ayrshire, Dundee and the East Region community planning partnerships) have committed to developing and championing a whole systems approach to diet and healthy weight. Obesity Action Scotland will work with those areas and a number of other partners to support local delivery and showcase best practice.
The post holder will provide practical support to the nominated leads at local level including:
This post will require extensive travel across Scotland for which suitable expenses will be paid.
Successful candidates will have the requisite ability and experience to meet the specific requirements of the post.
An informal discussion can also be arranged with the Programme Lead.
Carr Gomm are currently looking to recruit a Community Project Practitioner to work with people recovering from ill mental health and addiction in our innovative Rosebank Garden Service in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.
Rosebank Garden is an allotment based service that uses a range of activities to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills, enjoy working in the outdoors, meet new friends and further their own recovery.
The activities are primarily horticulture based and can involve the following; garden planning digging, planting, sowing, weeding and harvesting. There is also the opportunity for people to learn through group activities such as Arts & Crafts, SMART Recovery, Mindfulness, Music and Cooking.
We are looking for candidates who have experience in at least one of the following areas: training, group work, community gardening, community development, mental health or addictions work. A key responsibility of this post will be to support the Project Leader with the administration of the service in particular to ensure all records and processes are kept up to date.
Being able to engage in a person centred and outcomes focused way with people who attend the service, helping them make personal plans, having an interest in gardening and the capacity to work doing gardening outdoors is critical to this post.
The Holiday Care Lodge has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Care Team Leader to join our team within the Badaguish Centre. This is the perfect role for individuals currently working within the residential care sector looking to take the next step in their career.
Situated in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains near Aviemore, the Badaguish Centre promotes outdoor activity holidays for individuals with disabilities by providing accessible and affordable accommodation, facilities and services. The lodge provides fun, sociable and safe short breaks for people living with learning disabilities and those who have more complex care and support needs.
Our Care Team Leader will have a responsibility to lead, supervise and support their team to strive for the highest quality experience for our guests. This will include delivering a high quality supportive, domestic and homely experience and also organising and participating fully in an active and enjoyable outdoor activity holiday programme in the most exciting outdoor environment in the UK.
They will have a responsibility to assist the Care Manager with the smooth day to day running of Badaguish Holiday Care Lodge. To assist with planning and co-ordinating all operational requirements of the Holiday Care Programme. This will include deputising in the Care Manager’s absence.
A successful Care Team Leader will have a responsibility to assist with maintenance of all related administrative tasks including performance monitoring and record keeping for compliance with Care Inspectorate, Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following: