Blue Triangle Housing Association is a provider of accommodation and support to vulnerable people across the West of Scotland. The mission of the organisation is to support, accommodate and assist vulnerable people to achieve better lives. The organisation works with people of all ages and backgrounds and provides access to learning and development, training, housing and additional support to those affected by drugs and alcohol.
Blue Triangle Housing Association is an award-winning charitable organisation that work with individuals with challenging behaviours and needs and help them to build better lives that lead to better futures.
Harris Hill are working with Blue Triangle to recruit a new Chief Executive that will lead them into the next stage of the organisations growth and development in order to further impact their service users.
The new CEO will have the wide-reaching task of developing new income streams, digital transformation and providing strong and effective leadership that impacts performance and leads to the best possible outcomes for service users. Ideally the preferred candidate will have experience within the charitable and sector as well as knowledge and experience of the homeless sector and regulatory issues in Scotland.
As many of the organisations employees are based in regions across the West of Scotland the new CEO must have strong communication skills and have a flexible and entrepreneurial approach of how best to take the organisation forward in line with its strategic objectives.
We are currently recruiting for a new Chief Officer to lead Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau. The Board of Directors have developed an exciting new strategy, in which there is a greater emphasis on digital delivery, positive stakeholder engagement, marketing and community fundraising and our new Chief Officer will be expected to lead the team to carry out that strategy and vision.
The Chief Officer is responsible for ensuring both the smooth operation of all bureau services and in driving the strategy forward to ensure that KAMCAB continues to develop and deliver a high quality advice and information service. This will include ensuring that there are effective finance, HR and quality assurance processes in place. The Chief Officer will lead and encourage a supportive working culture and ensure that teams are empowered to deliver the highest quality service to clients. The ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders is an essential part of this post.
Kincardine & Mearns CAB is a small bureau but has a large impact on our local community. So far in the 2019/20 year we provided advice on over 3000 occasions and achieved £2.5 million in client financial gain. We strive to maintain high levels of client satisfaction; in our last client satisfaction survey 100% of clients said they were satisfied with the advice given and 100% said they would use the service again.
Enquiries are across a wide range of fields, and clients expect high quality advice and on what are, at times, highly complex matters. The main enquiries at the present time relate to problems with welfare benefits, money and debt, employment, consumer issues, housing and family and personal situations. We would be unable to deliver this service without our team of 30 volunteers and 12 members of paid staff.
For an informal discussion about the role contact Jane Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
Are you a strategic communicator with experience of managing and motivating a communications team and a proven ability to innovate and enthuse others to join you on the journey? Then join Shelter Scotland as Communications Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role in helping Shelter Scotland get the message out as we continue to tackle the root causes of Scotland’s housing crisis.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
About the role
Our award winning Communications team promotes Shelter Scotland’s brand and leads our public campaigning and digital communications to achieve change for those that do not have a safe, secure or affordable home in Scotland. Your challenge will be to head up that team and take responsibility for the communications we produce, in order to raise the profile of both the cause and the charity. As well as developing and delivering communications strategies that will drive our objectives forward, we’ll rely on you to provide strategic direction for all communications connected to our work. And, when it comes to identifying opportunities to position us as a thought leader or highlight our strategic messages, driving our media work or working with those with lived experience to help them tell their story, again, we’ll count on you.
With a relevant degree or equivalent experience in communications, you’re creative, innovative and commercially aware and have an excellent understanding of digital media and traditional channels, plus a passion for using them. You’re an excellent copywriter and editor too – a natural at capturing and refining key messages. The ability to relate to, and communicate effectively with, diverse stakeholders and audiences is also important, while knowledge of the communications and political context of Scotland would also be useful. Someone who responds positively to change, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. What’s more, you lead by example, have an adaptable approach and are committed to achieving results for our cause.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We're seeking to recruit a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
As a Support Worker with the Fife Accommodation Service within West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, you will deliver a housing support service to service users residing in West Bridge Mill to enable people to live as independently as possible on their own, supporting individuals to develop practical household skills.
You will provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation. You will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
The role requires you to develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.
You will be part of a team while managing your own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.
You will be expected to utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.
LinkLiving will provide you with opportunities to participate in a range of learning and development activities to enhance you experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.
What you will need
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which are:
- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
You will also need:
A willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.*
Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.
An understanding of the issues affecting service users.
An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.
To demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion.
*Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.
About the Grassmarket Mission
Established in 1886 our main mission is to address problems of social exclusion as a consequence of poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelesness. We do so on a non-denominational basis to advance citizenship and community development.
To facilitate this, we offer grant assistance to organisations that meet these principles, primarily within the local community. In 2009, in conjunction with Greyfriars Kirk, The Mission jointly set up and funded the Grassmarket Community Project and that close relationship continues today.
The Mission now seeks two new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Honorary Secretary will become vacant in March 2020 and, as such, good organisational and administrative skills would be required. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are interested in the advancement of opportunities to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, to enhance their lives and achieve their potential; despite past or current adversity.
Read more about the work of the Mission and the Grassmarket Community Project via the website at grassmarketmission.org.
We are looking to recruit a person who will be responsible for the development, delivery and management of the Barrhead’s Climate Challenge Project. The will be able to implement, deliver and manage, promote and support the development and delivery of community upcycling and recycling activities in both textile and small items of furniture as well as creating and facilitating opportunities for local people in various community venues in Barrhead.
We are looking for relief workers to cover night shifts on weekdays and weekends. We provide accommodation and support to adults who are homeless and moving on from homeless accommodation.
We provide support, advice and assistance to individuals and groups regarding practical skills, physical health and wellbeing.
We provide opportunities to explore personal interests, occupation of time and positive social networks.
Many of the people we work with are vulnerable and have complex issues, therefore, we are looking for highly motivated relief workers with excellent communication skills who have a personal value set that matches ours.
Work will be in our supported residential services or follow on services.
If so this could be a stepping stone role into a career in the social care sector. You will have the opportunity to take part in related training and receive one to one inputs to reviewing your work practice.
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.
We are looking for new Voluntary Members to join our Board of Management. This is an exciting time for Cloch as we are building new homes, helping to provide opportunities for young people in the community, pursuing separation from our parent company to become independent again, and exploring innovation and technology for our customers, our employees and with our Board. We are keen to attract people who have an interest in improving the lives of local tenants, owners and other customers and making sure that we are providing the best services we can.
While we would be delighted to hear from our customers and anyone who has skills in finance or social media, we are also interested in anyone who has an interest in the work we do at Cloch and has the ability and appetite to learn about what it takes to be a governing body member.
On our Board, you will be supported, learn new skills and knowledge and mix with a great group of people on the Board.
We welcome people from all walks of life and encourage people who can represent currently under-represented groups in the Community. We offer travel expenses and other assistance for carers and other needs, please ask when applying what we can do.
Be part of a successful socially inclusive organisation, give something back to the Community
Interested? Please ask for a pack by telephone or e-mailing or pop into the office. You can also download the pack from the website. If you want to have a chat about what it would involve, please ask for Liz Bowden, Corporate Services Manager.