Are you an experienced professional, looking to utilise your skills, experience and knowledge to help others? Do you want to undertake a Trustee role where your efforts will make a genuinely positive change to people’s lives?
Every year, over 300,000 people need and receive free, impartial advice on money, legal and rights issues from Citizens Advice Scotland.
The bureaux has over 60 members, and coupled with the Extra Help Unit, deliver Scotland’s Largest Independent Advice Network.
Their work encapsulates the entire geography of Scotland and every demographic: they look at the problems people bring to their advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most. So when they speak out about something, it’s because it matters to people – whether it’s limiting the damaging effects of welfare reform or making sure payday loan companies can’t ruin lives.
In order that they can maintain the governance structure of the organisation, we are seeking experienced and motivated people from outside the Citizens Advice service to join their Board of Trustees.
In particular, we are keen to appoint individuals with the following knowledge and experience:
• Significant senior management experience in a substantial organisation
• Awareness of relationships with Government at Westminster and local level
This is a highly rewarding position, where you can help strategic decisions whilst ensuring the highest level of governance and service to those people who need independent advice the most.
Enjoy working in a dynamic and changing environment? Great people and communication skills?
Queens Cross are looking for exceptional and motivated individuals to join our successful team.
We are an innovative, award winning Housing Association. Our vision is to create Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities and we help people live well by providing support when it’s needed most. As a community-based housing association, located in the north west of Glasgow, we manage nearly 4,350 homes and provide tenancy support and community development activities to enhance the local area. Our neighbourhoods are multi-cultural and our tenant base is diverse.
Our people want to make a real difference to our tenants’ lives, other customers, and stakeholders so we are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and the ability to build strong working relationships with their colleagues.
We’re looking for an individual who enjoys managing a team and getting the best out of others. Experience in and an understanding of a social housing environment is helpful but not critical. We’re looking for a people and performance manager who can lead change, understand diversity and deliver results.
You will manage a team and be responsible for ensuring applicants for our homes, our tenants and others customers receive excellent customer services. Our operating environment is constantly evolving as we work to challenge poverty and improve health & wellbeing in our multi-cultural communities.
Cordale Housing Association – Opportunities to join our Management Committee
“Homes and Services that make life better”.
Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity operating in Renton and Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
The Association is part of the Caledonia Housing Group.
The Caledonia Housing Group has approximately 6,000 homes within 8 different local authority areas. Cordale Housing Association is a subsidiary of the Group, operating in West Dunbartonshire.
In recent years Cordale Housing Association has undergone considerable change and progress, significantly improving performance, services and results offered to tenants and services users.
The Association has ambitious plans and this is a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development. In 2019 we have opened our new office in the heart of our community, start a large new build programme and progress a Group wide business change programme that is focused on meeting the changing expectations of our customers.
Cordale Housing Association is governed by a Management Committee comprising of a mix of local residents and individuals with specific business skills. The role of the Committee is to ensure the Association is managed well and delivers excellent outcomes for tenants and service users. This involves setting direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Association is looking to recruit new co-opted Management Committee members. Cordale Housing Association is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with strong governance experience and a background in strategy development and/or organisational change.
These are exciting and rewarding opportunities for individuals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference. The posts provide the opportunity to gain governance and leadership experience as part of a large, progressive Housing Group, whilst supporting a community based Housing Association committed to providing “homes and services that make life better”.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidates will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
Post 1 will involve 5 shifts per week, Post 2 will involve 4 shifts per week. Both will involve weekend working.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
The Pleasance Lifehouse is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Night Welcome Worker to assist homeless individuals with achieving better lives. The centre is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support services to its clients.
Key Responsibilities include offering front of house services to clients, ensuring they are signed in or out where required and their queries are handled in a professional manner, referring them to support staff where required. In addition you will:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes. You will be eager to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army, with good customer service and time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme
Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory Disclosure check.
Turning Point Scotland’s HR team supports all of our social care services across Scotland and is based in Govan, Glasgow. The innovative thinking and positive, inclusive approach of the organisation is mirrored within our HR department, which comprises of ten people. Two smaller teams operate within the department providing HR advice, support and planning to an allocated group of services. We work closely with managers and staff at all levels and operate within a unionised environment. Beyond day to day support and employee relations issues, we undertake a full range of tasks and work including organisational development, workforce development planning, recruitment and strategic projects.
We require an enthusiastic and motivated person with good communication and administrative skills to provide admin support to our busy office team. You will cover a wide range of admin tasks including reception, answering and dealing with calls to and from housing associations and clients re. packs, arranging deliveries and collections for packs and donations of household items, petty cash, maintaining filing systems, recording data, updating social media, monitoring and ordering supplies as well as helping assemble packs when necessary, light cleaning duties and offering support to staff and volunteers across the organisation. In house training will be provided and if applicable there is the possibility of studying for a Modern Apprenticeship.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to find solutions to help people recover from homelessness. Within our services we are proud to provide accommodation specifically designed for women experiencing homelessness.
The women who enter our accommodation services, usually have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including= childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.
Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harms they live with.
Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced team of dedicated women who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery.
Key duties and responsibilities will be:
We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers as well as opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief ours are based on service delivery needs and offers an exciting chance to build up your experience and skills, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.
For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a females only for these posts (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
Fancy pioneering our new homelessness prevention service delivering art projects to communities across Scotland?
Bethany are launching Creative Expressions in January 2020. The service will give the people that we support the means to express themselves and find their own voice by making the creative arts accessible. The range of media will include photography, spoken and written word, poetry, drama, art, film, choirs and music.
The principal role of the Coordinator will be to investigate the needs in communities across Scotland, including the thousands of people we currently support, and assess where short-term projects can be delivered with the potential to lengthen these based on the benefit to the community. Access routes in to projects will initially be through existing Bethany services and partners but open to further external referrals as projects develop.
It is estimated that in addition to the enhancement of existing groups, 3 other creative projects could be developed and delivered each year. These activities would be delivered by arts practitioners organised by the Coordinator and could include wall murals, exhibitions and musical performances.
Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals on the margins of society. They must also have a personal interest and engagement in the creative arts that motivates their desire to see lives transformed by participating in these activities.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
Thenue Housing Association is based in Glasgow and provides high quality housing to over 3,000 tenants and owners in six areas, mainly in the east end of the city. We have always gone beyond our core housing responsibilities to address the wider needs of our communities and are currently recruiting a Project Worker for our Choices for Change project.
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual from a community development background to support the Project Coordinator in delivering Choices for Change. The project supports people who are lonely and socially isolated and is built around a 10 week personal development course delivered in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College.
Responsibilities include delivering life-skills training to course participants as well as assisting in the recruitment of course participants, assessment of training needs and project monitoring. An additional responsibility will be enabling participants to shape course content to match their needs and aspirations.
You will have relevant community development experience, preferably gained in a similar environment, have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage your own workload. You will have a full current driving licence.
In return, we offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 15 public holidays pro-rata.
Thenue aims to be an equal opportunities employer.