The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
We are embarking upon a period of growth and development through to 2021. There is also a new vision for services for the local Community offered at the ELC linked to our Strategic Business Plan 2018 -21.
The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in developing the Fundraising strategy of the organisation and driving forward new initiatives and projects to assist the long-term sustainability of the Centre. You will identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin the ELC’s work in the community by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.
If you have a proven track record in generating major income streams from trusts, foundations and grant funders and are passionate about enriching and supporting people’s lives, please get in touch. This is a full-time post subject to a successful probationary period.
Capability Scotland provides a broad range of services for disabled children, young people and adults with complex and diverse needs across Scotland and has done so for over 70 years.
We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader who shares our vision and ambition for Capability Scotland. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a strong track record of delivering first class results in a complex organisation, and who can display a genuine empathy for the issues facing disabled people today. You will also bring a demonstrable track record of leading transformational change, which will be required to take forward our 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan with its ambitious set of objectives.
Camphill Blair Drummond is a vibrant and forward looking organisation, with a clear vision for the future. It is a home-from-home environment giving people with learning disabilities residential and day care, meaningful activities and lasting friendships. Our community offers one of the most distinctive work environments in the Central Belt. It is an attractive place to work offering a diversity of people, activities and opportunities for everyone in a rich culture with a guaranteed friendly welcome.
We are currently going through an exciting time of change and growth and an opportunity has arisen for a new post of Director of Care & Support. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with the desire and passion to help us grow and develop whilst maintaining our commitment to quality and excellent service. Forming part of the senior leadership team in the community, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the social care environment. You will design and lead the strategic and operational plans and activity for both Residential and Day Services in conjunction with the relevant Operational Management teams, maintaining and developing effective, efficient and compliant quality services in line with Camphill Blair Drummond’s Ethos and Values. You will also work closely with the CEO to formulate strategic, operational and development plans as required and will contribute to the strategic focus for care and support as part of our Development Plan.
Working at Camphill Blair Drummond is deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible, and compassionate, with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that the people we support enjoy the highest quality of life and learning then we want to hear from you.
Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally. The residents and staff together make up a community of approximately 70 people. There are five community houses. On average, there are seven residents in each house with one House Manager, one Deputy House Manger and a group of care staff including night duty staff.
Life and work at Garvald is based on the Rudolf Steiner principles of curative education and social therapy. Through working with these principles Garvald aim to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals in our care. The days at Garvald are well structured with each individual having a day programme of workshop activities, different therapies, leisure activities and further education. At weekends there are cultural events. Christian and national festivals are celebrated during the year and the daily, weekly and annual rhythm of life at Garvald is a therapeutic and reassuring influence for residents. Garvald also supports residents to engage and participate in activities in the wider community out with Garvald.
The role of The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association. The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well regarded service for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Project Development Manager who will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of an exciting new partnership project to explore where ‘love’ and relationships sit within the care system and how guidance can be developed for workers and for key stakeholders.
The project partners are Aberlour Child Care Trust, Care Inspectorate, CELCIS and Includem. We believe that children and young people in care, have the right to live within a loving and nurturing environment. However, the notion of love has to some extent become mistrusted in the care sector and workers and key stakeholders alike can be uncertain about how it can most effectively be used to create a loving ear for children and young people in care. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.
The project will run in two areas: Aberdeen and Fife. The Project Development Manager will work with two care experienced Project Development Assistants to carry out the work. The Project Development Assistants are likely to have had no or very limited work experience and, as such, you will play a signficant role in supporting them to undertake their role enabling them to enhance their future job opportunities.
As well as leading on development of the project, you will be responsible for developing appropriate means of recording and analysing the views and outcomes from the consultation work. You will also record and report on these views in a way that will enable the findings to be evaulated and implemented. Your work will link with that of the Care Inspectorate, the outcomes of the project will, in turn, link to inspections and Social Care Standards.
You will work to a Project Board comprising the partner organisations. This role is exciting and challenging, requiring you to balance your interpersonal skills with the need to secure the outcomes of the project. If you consider that you have the right mix of skills and knowledge to be able to undertake this role, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion in the first instance, please ring John Ryan on: 07854 958096.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in striving to ensure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We have an exciting opportunity within our East Kilbride services for a dynamic and motivated individual with experience managing teams within the Social Care sector. You must have the passion and drive to lead teams of frontline staff to support individuals to achieve their personal outcomes and live the life they choose.
You should be ready to grasp excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in Positive Behaviour Support.
Sound good so far?
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
* Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities and autism.
* Experience in using person centred planning to deliver and lead excellent practices.
* Strong facilitation skills to encourage staff teams to take ownership and responsibility for the quality of support they deliver.
* The ability to effectively communicate with the people we support, staff teams, families and external care professionals.
* Creating and delivering robust service designs, support strategies and risk assessments whilst managing individual budgets.
* Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload whilst working under pressure.
* SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent desirable.
* Full driving licence with access to your own vehicle for business use is desirable.
What's also great about ENABLE Scotland is that we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities.
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and beginning your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
We are currently looking for a part-time Development Officer to join the development team.
The Development Officer role is responsible for working with local Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) colleagues to develop the service in Scotland locally, regionally and nationally.
Based in Glasgow much of the post holder’s time is spent out in the bureaux working with volunteers and paid staff. The post is varied, interesting and supports a national network that works with some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland.
Development Officers assist Citizens Advice Bureaux in providing a high quality, accessible and well managed service by advising and supporting bureaux boards of directors and managers.
It is crucial for the role to have an understanding and awareness of the voluntary sector and experience of working with Boards. In addition, the job holder needs to have demonstrable experience of managing or developing services and projects. They need to have the ability to identify risks, plan strategically and make sound decisions and recommendations to Citizens Advice Bureaux with support from the Development team. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to persuade and influence key stakeholders. The job holder will need to be flexible as they will be required to attend evening meetings.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Application Pack.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Glasgow Team. We are looking to recruit a Community Activity Organiser.
The post holder will be responsible for supporting existing reminiscence and activity groups as well as explore opportunities to develop additional therapeutic activities within the resource centre and wider community.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and imaginative who can work independently as well as part of a team.
Successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and organise. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
1. Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
2. Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
5. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
6. Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
7. Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
8. Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
9. Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
10. Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
11. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
12. To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
For more information please download the job description below.
The Support Worker assists the Day Care Organiser to plan and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities for people with dementia and also assist the Day Care Organiser to maintain accurate records. The Support Worker is also responsible for the safe escorting of service users to and from their home.
The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
For a job description & person specification please visit alzscot.org
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal conviction check through PVG.