We believe in a world where young people are confident, resilient and secure.
The young people we work with have often experienced trauma or multiple adverse childhood experiences. We support them to recover, engage and own their futures so they can live happy fulfilled lives
We deliver a pioneering blend of tailored, long term therapy, coaching and youth work to 11 to 18 year olds in North Edinburgh. Our work consistently brings strong and sustained benefits to the young person’s resilience, confidence and security in themselves.
We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stages of our development. This is a new role for us and we are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who will work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity.
Are you an accomplished strategic thinker, financially astute with great operational skills?
As well as proven operational management experience and project/change management skills gained at a senior level, you have a flair for innovation when creating or developing services and are able to work collaboratively and cooperatively to improve and sustain outcomes. You also relish the challenge of making sure that the voice and experience of people who use our services is brought to the fore. You will have the confidence and communication skills to be an effective spokesperson and ambassador for U-evolve.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a difference within a well-regarded social care charity that provides highly individualised support to people who have a learning disability, mental health needs or both. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for people to have choice outside of institutional care, in their own homes. We anticipate growing demand for our model of support and require an entrepreneurial-minded person to join our team.
We base our work on human rights principles, including self-determination. We operate a unique system of Individual Service Funds (ISFs), which requires accurate financial information to be accessible to the individual and those closest to them, to assist informed decision-making. This requires a high level of attention to detail. You will have a strong understanding of, or be keen to learn how ISF’s operate and can be improved to support very bespoke support to individuals.
The successful candidate will combine demonstrable business acumen with experience of delivering innovative ICT solutions. We require a professional who can help people across the organisation in different capacities navigate through a complex and ever changing ICT world. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice and exception and scheduled reporting.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees, you will play a pivotal role in the development of strategy and governance for the organisation.
This can be a challenging role. To be successful you will need to be astute, insightful, and able to operate at operational and strategic levels with a high level of integrity and openness. You will be flexible and approachable and able to take on any task within the finance team.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.
The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.
The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.
The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.
The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.
Are you an experienced manager in health or social care and are looking for an exciting and challenging career development opportunity?
Do you believe that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities in life as everyone else and are you passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives?
Are you a driven and motivated individual who enjoys new and unique challenges daily and wants to take your career in care to the next level?
If your answer to these questions is “Yes”, then you may be the very person we are looking for!
We are looking for a Support and Development Manager who has a passion for delivering high quality, outcome focused, personalised support to people with disabilities, and focus on developing and growing our service on Skye.
We currently provide support to a young man who lives fairly independently with only a small amount of support each day. He has an excellent knowledge of Skye and loves to be outside walking or cycling in the beautiful surrounding area. He also has a passion for graphic design and creates some amazing works and enjoys cooking with his support team.
The other gentleman receives 24-hour support to live his life to the full. He loves to be out and about playing football, walking and exploring the Island in his car. When at home he loves to play darts and pool and likes to cook and get involved in his housework with his team. He has a great sense of humour and loves to laugh and make others laugh.
Now is an exciting time to be joining our team and we really want to hear from you!
This post will help us develop the service, including providing an element of direct support to individuals and direct line management of a small team. The post includes evening and weekend working, sleep over provision as well as some support to workers out with “normal working hours”.
Key are committed to developing all our staff and we provide an extensive management induction and ongoing learning programme, together with in-house career development opportunities.
If you’d like further information, or to discuss the role further, please contact Margaret Amos, Area Manager on Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07436 266406.
Beannachar Camphill Community is looking for a new Care & Support Manager
Beannachar provides training for over 30 young adults with additional support needs. It is part of the worldwide Camphill movement. We were founded in 1978.
Our centre is in a peaceful estate setting, on the southern edge of Aberdeen. We have both residential and day students, who engage in meaningful work. They have opportunities for personal development in domestic, crafts and land-based activities. Our land-based work includes a smallholding with livestock and herbs and vegetable crops, and a beautiful walled garden. The crafts workshops include weaving, candle-making and sculpture.
Our Care & Support Manager (Registered Manager) is a key member of our Management Group and reports directly to our Interim Manager. You will have overall responsibility for the safe and effective operational management of Beannachar’s care and support services for day and residential students, as well as our staff and volunteer co-workers. You are excellent at people and time management, possess good leadership and organisational skills, can work well in teams operating comfortably at different levels, and a good communicator.
Beannachar is going through a process of change, facing new challenges. We aim to build upon our strengths and achieve the potential of the community’s assets, using our legacy to shape a bright future for this remarkable place.
A salary of around £36,000 negotiable (subject to experience and qualifications) and benefits package is on offer for this role. We are open to employing someone who also chooses to live on-site.
A Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a highly motivated and committed worker with experience of providing therapeutic support to join our team. This post involves the provision of therapeutic support, information and advocacy services survivors age 12+ and their family members. Experience of delivering emotional therapeutic, practical support and advocacy services to women and/or girls affected by trauma is essential, alongside experience of assessing and responding to risk in relation to sexual abuse and exploitation. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders is necessary. We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis; we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. Our influencing work is at the heart of our efforts to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
Thanks to the passion and commitment of more than 20,000 volunteers, the hard work of our staff and the generosity of our partners and supporters we can be there for people who have nowhere to turn.
We’re looking for new talent to join our Scotland team. In this job you can make a significant contribution to the vital work we do to influence Scotland’s policy and political landscape on suicide and self harm and support our frontline services.
We are seeking an Influencing Assistant to join our Scotland team. This is a brand new role to help us make a step change in our public-facing activity. You will support us in our influencing work across channels, partner organisations and our large volunteer base so that fewer people die by suicide. And you’ll also help us keep the Scotland office running effectively.
You’ll be an excellent communicator with experience of working or volunteering in media relations, policy or campaigning. A particular focus of the job will be on supporting us to develop our Scottish digital activity, so you’ll need to demonstrate experience of effective use of social media. You’ll be able to represent the organisation professionally and you’ll need proven organisational and administrative skills to ensure the team can deliver together, effectively.
We are a small team looking to have a big impact, so we want you to share a commitment to positive social change. This is an opportunity to make a real difference with opportunity to develop your influencing skills.
The post will normally be based in our office in central Edinburgh; however staff are currently home-working due to COVID-19.
A Job Description is available for download below.
There are an estimated one million people in Scotland live with a neurological condition that has a significant impact on their lives. This is an exciting time for neurological services, with the publication of Scotland’s first ever Framework for Action for Neurological Services, and updated General Standards for Neurological Care and Support The treatment landscape is also changing for many conditions. We believe that during the next decade there is potential to see significant improvement in services for people living with neurological conditions.
The Neurological Alliance of Scotland is an umbrella body of organisations that represent people with a neurological condition and those who support them. We work to improve the care and support that people receive.
In partnership with our members we inform policy, raise awareness and support improvements in services. We aim to make sure that the experiences of people with neurological conditions - and those around them - are recognised.
We are looking to recruit a freelance Programme Coordinator to support the next stage of our work. You will have experience of networking, be well organised and have the ability to manage and develop our diverse and dispersed membership network. Full details of the role can be found in the attached role description, or for an informal chat about the role please get in touch.