Do you want to make a significant difference to the lives of families affected by some of the most serious crimes in Scotland? Do you want to join Scotland’s national charity supporting people affected by crime, in a new and critical role that you can shape and deliver to a standard of excellence?
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting to the Director of Operations & New Business and a key player within our Corporate Leadership Team, you will have the drive and determination to succeed with the continuous development of our Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service as well as establishing new services and national programmes in line with the organisation’s strategy and priorities
You must be an experienced Senior Manager that can bring value and leadership to VSS as well as showing key competencies in decision making, customer focus, planning and quality management, in addition to being an excellent communicator and having extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas;
You will ensure that delivery and development of the Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, ensuring a trauma-recovery focus, utilising innovation and problem-solving skills.
Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you
This post is currently home based due to COVID restrictions, however travel across Scotland will be required from time to time to carry the main responsibilities of the role.
This post will be subject to a PVG check.
We are currently seeking applications for a Local Delivery Relationship Lead within Social Security Scotland for Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
We believe that social security is a human right and we are working towards delivering a new Social Security system that ensures clients receive the financial support they need, whilst being treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
The role offers the opportunity to lead and be part of a team who will be integral to Scotland's new Social Security Agency.
As a Local Delivery Relationship Lead you will be part of a national team at the forefront of preparing and shaping the agency’s local presence across your Local Authority area. You will develop and build relationships with Local Authorities, Health & Social Care and Third Sector agencies to identify opportunities to co-locate agency staff and deliver a service that is tailored to meet the differing needs of each individual area. You will also have leadership responsibility for the welfare and management of a large team of operational staff in your local delivery area.
This is an exciting time to be involved in Social Security Scotland's start up, it is a key position allowing you to influence change and client experience within the agency. It involves a range of duties to ensure we provide an excellent service to Scotland's citizens.
Regular and extensive travel across the Local Authority area applies, therefore possession of a full driving licence which enables you to drive in the UK is required. If you don't hold a full driving licence you should describe, if invited to interview, how you would fulfil the requirements of the role across your chosen Local Authority area(s), including visits to remote locations, using other means of transport.
Base locations for this role will be in Marine Scotland (Marine Laboratory), 375 Victoria Rd, Aberdeen AB11 9DB or Crimond Medical & Community Hub, Crimond,AB43 8QJ.
Provisional Dates for Sift and Assessment
To be confirmed.
Minimum Time in Post
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Grade.
Head of Commissioning is a key role in Community Justice Scotland, contributing to developing and influencing the direction of Community Justice by developing a roadmap, in consultation with stakeholders, for the transferring of commissioning Throughcare and Mentoring Services to Community Justice Scotland.
You will need to demonstrate experience of commissioning and have knowledge of the complexities around designing and delivering an effective commissioning service as well as having a in depth knowledge and understanding of the justice landscape.
For more information on Community Justice Scotland visit our website communityjustice.scot
Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a specialist support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.
We are looking for a principled and experienced Chief Executive Officer to lead ERCC’s skilled and dynamic team, and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
You will be an experienced senior manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a track record in strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.
You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist management and leadership, incorporating principles of anti-racism, trans inclusion, equality and anti-discriminatory practice.
Only women need apply for the above posts under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour.
Join our team and help people in Renfrewshire and Falkirk find love and friendship
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency supporting love and friendship for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking a versatile and friendly people to join our team and help local adults overcome loneliness and isolation. It’s an interesting and rewarding role!
You’ll be forging links with the local community, planning and delivering our events programme and supporting members and volunteers to participate.
If you have great organisational and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
Established in 1992, Forth Valley Advocacy provides independent advocacy services across Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. Its office is based in Larbert. It is a registered Scottish Charity No SC034510 and a company limited by guarantee No 251723.
FVA is commissioned to provide information, support and representation to individuals requiring support with issues related to health, social or legal intervention. The service ensures that a stronger voice is given to individuals made vulnerable by complex life situations.
This position requires the post holder to have PVG Scheme Membership to work with protected adults and children.
The Senior Advocacy Worker role is to provide leadership, support and supervision for the organisation’s Advocacy Workers, and to contribute to the successful delivery and future development of our independent advocacy service.
Key Responsibilities include the management and support of our Advocacy Workers, and hold a client caseload of approximately 50% of post. Role also includes the assessment and allocation of client referrals, and to ensure workers help meet client outcomes. Role includes training of workers, and monitoring and assessing caseloads.
Our ideal candidate will require high levels of concentration, a good memory and the ability to deal with emotionally challenging information from clients, giving in depth attention and be able to mentally switch between clients in a very busy environment and must maintain confidentiality at all times. Work will include interaction with vulnerable people who may occasionally come across as verbally and, extremely rarely, physically aggressive across various locations throughout Forth Valley.
Based in Larbert, FVA has been delivering independent advocacy to the people of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling for over 25 years. We support people with a broad range of needs including mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism and dementia, helping them to have a stronger voice and as much control as possible over their own lives. We help people to get the information they need to make choices about the care they receive and support them to put their views across to others. We may speak on behalf of people who cannot do so for themselves.
We are funded to provide a free service to people who are having decisions made about their care or treatment under legislation relating to incapacity, mental health or need for support or protection.
In 2003, we became a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We are as free as possible from any conflicts of interest - the board, management and advocacy workers are not under the control of health or social services.
We seek a motivated leader, experienced in leading and developing our advocacy Workers and guiding them to achieve their objectives. The candidate should have experience of identifying and responding to income generation opportunities and building productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. The applicant should have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate the organisation’s vision and direction to varied audiences.
We are seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dedicated person to join the Edible Edinburgh team as our new Sustainable Food Places Partnership and Network Coordinator.
This exciting new role will be responsible for optimising Edinburgh’s shared impact around food and to lead the partnership, driving and co-ordinating activities towards our shared vision of achieving the Sustainable Food Places silver standard by 2022.
A Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Reporting to the Communications + Engagement Team Manager, you will lead on the delivery of Greener Kirkcaldy’s communications and events programme. You will have a strong track record of working in marketing and promotion and proven experience of events coordination and promotion. You will have excellent knowledge and experience of a range of different marketing methods. You don’t need to be an expert on climate change – we will provide training and you will be supported by a great team. You do need to be keen to learn, and passionate about making a difference to our community and the environment.
Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, development trust and social enterprise, working locally to combat the climate emergency, tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity, and bring people together for a more sustainable Kirkcaldy. We run a wide range of projects: tackling climate change and social injustice, and bringing our community together.
Our Communications + Engagement team delivers a range of projects, coordinates our communications, marketing and events, takes part in local and regional networks and works with partners across Fife. In 2021-22, the team will be delivering a major Fife-wide climate action partnership project, cycling behaviour change and climate change engagement projects and a Kirkcaldy events waste reduction project.
We are looking for two outstanding people to join the team – a full-time Communications + Engagement Team Manager (maternity leave) and a part-time Communications + Events coordinator.
Due to Covid restrictions, both positions will involve working from home initially.