Do you have a strong understanding of both PRINCE2 and Agile project management methodologies? Are you passionate about the benefits that technology can bring?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the delivery of the Connecting Scotland programme.
Connecting Scotland is a major programme developed as a result of the pandemic to support people who are digitally excluded to get online. Working with hundreds of partners in communities across Scotland, people are provided with a combination of devices, internet connectivity and digital skills support to help them with learning, life and work during the pandemic. Connecting Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by all Scotland’s Local Authorities, as well as hundreds of organisations from across the public, private and third sectors.
This role would lead planning and management activity with the SCVO delivery team, liaising with the Scottish Government Programme Management Office as well as monitoring and reporting to the relevant governance boards.
We would welcome secondments from other organisations to this temporary role. An ability to start quickly is crucial.
*Location:SCVO staff are currently working from home. If our offices reopen before the end of March, this role could be based in any of our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness offices, with the option to work from home for some of the working week.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in fostering and in the lives of children to make foster care the very best it can be.
We’re seeking a dynamic, passionate and child centred individual, with a sound understanding and knowledge of the fostering landscape across Scotland. We are looking for someone who has the experience of engaging with key stakeholders across the sector, including decision makers, foster carers, fostering services and most importantly, children and young people. The role involves leading on our funded projects and programmes, and informing, influencing and driving up standards with our members and with key partners across the sector.
This post will require occasional overnight travel.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Recovery Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
The West Lothian Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Service is a well-established and exciting service covering the whole of West Lothian providing a range of interventions to individuals who are affected by substance misuse and multiple complex issues that can exclude them from accessing the support package they need.
Service provision includes persistent assertive outreach to support individuals to access appropriate care packages. The team deliver interventions in a variety of locations including custody suites, prison estate, hospital, local community clinics and within client's homes or temporary accommodation.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency partnership working, excellent communication skills and experience of working within an outcome focused approach.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
The Operations Coordinator role is a new and key post, which will help us ensure the effective day to day running of our ongoing work, and help us to expand our reach into new areas. The Operations Coordinator will ensure the smooth running of our programme of events and projects, and provide administrative support in our fundraising efforts. Evaluation of all our services is an essential part of our work and this, along with other administrative aspects of our work, will be managed by the Operations Coordinator.
The successful candidate will be flexible, well organised, able to show initiative, and be passionate about the emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of children. He/she will have excellent communication and IT skills, be a good team player, and be able to demonstrate the Fischy Music values of hope, respect, diversity, humour, equality and empathy.
Fischy Music has been nurturing the wellbeing of children for the last 22 years across the UK and beyond by giving children an opportunity to explore and express a range of emotions through singing and songwriting. We also provide training and resources for adults who work with and care for children. We are nationally and internationally recognised as being effective in supporting wellbeing in children through our songs, resources and direct work with children and adults.
At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with.
We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.
We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Workers, each working 23 hours per week for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts with both these contracts. These will be paid at £40 per sleepover. Please see advert on our website for further information about shifts or e-mail us at email@example.com.
A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker
Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.
"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent
"My respite treat me like part of the family" Young Person
If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.
You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people. As a Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM training, Child Protection training and support completing an SVQ Level 3 in line with SSSC requirements.
Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening early with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home rather than moving into residential care.
We are looking for someone to join our team in Perth, who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the manager, be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders. You should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.
You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues. Experience of working with children with additional support needs would be desirable but is not essential. You will work in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community sites and deliver work either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers.
A key part of the service is to be able to provide support whenever it is needed including at weekends, during the evening and on public holidays. There is a need to be adept at managing time, balancing the needs of children and families with the administrative elements of the role.
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer, Service Manager on 07528 970557 for an informal conversation.
This post seeks to promote the personal, educational, creative and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential. To contribute creating a safe and supportive environment where young people learn to;
A Job Description is available for download below.
Wellbeing Scotland have developed a team of approach to supervision and training to support our counsellors.
We now require an additional Supervision/ Training Officer to join us. This is an exciting new post which will be an essential part of our ongoing growth. The post-holder will:
Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Making it Work for Lone Parents project which has been supporting lone parents to progress towards employment since 2013. We believe the right job can be a route out of poverty for vulnerable families.
Our support workers are creative and innovative delivering 1-1 and group support to lone parents.
We are on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join us as Project Manager.
We are recruiting a Project Manager to deliver our early years programmes in Dundee.
What you’ll be doing
You will manage delivery of our early years programme, Early Words Together, which aims to empower parents and carers of children aged three to five with the skills and resources necessary to support their child’s early communication and language. You will be responsible for delivering training and support directly to practitioners in early years settings and schools, as well as managing evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
You will work from home, although some travel will be required around Dundee to support project delivery once this is possible.
What we’re looking for
You will need experience in project management and design, as well as supporting or leading work with schools, early years practitioners and external stakeholders. You should also bring knowledge of current evidence around early years communication, language and the home learning environment, and the Scottish education and early years sector.
Experience delivering training to early years practitioners in settings and schools, and working with families, would be an advantage.
Why our work is so vital
One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good literacy skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.
The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. We run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives. We support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision, and we campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and our work changes children’s life stories.
What we offer you
As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.
We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.