Bield is one of the largest providers of housing and support services to older people in Scotland. We value kindness above all, and at Bield, you will have a unique opportunity to have a positive impact. At Bield, our brand is ‘Free to be’ – we strongly believe that older people should be free to make their own choices and be able to live as independently as possible. If you share our values, we’d love for you to join our team and help us on our journey.
We are looking for an independent and ambitious person to join our performance, Quality & Improvement team. You should be a strategic thinker and have strong analytical and communication skills to Interpret and convey complex information. You will use your project and change skills and experience to help to shape and transform services for older people.
You will support Bield to implement several change programmes outlined in our business objectives, including helping to modernise services for our 5500 tenants and 750 staff members.
The role of the Project and Change Manager is to support and collaborate with Change Leads and delivery teams to ensure that a range of business objectives are delivered in line with business needs and to time and quality. You will coach and support Change Leads to be effective in tracking and reporting project delivery and progress, and to surface and manage dependencies risks and issues.
This role will play a vital role in supporting the modernisation and effectiveness of our future services. You will also support the SMT/Leadership team to drive sustainable and meaningful change alongside growing our internal project management and change capacity.
Training will be provided where necessary and we offer development opportunities for employees.
Our benefits include:
Aberdeen Cyrenians are thrilled to present an opportunity to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a vibrant and dynamic charity that has been providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people in Aberdeen for over 50 years, winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021.
At Aberdeen Cyrenians, we support people to make positive change. Today the organisation is known as a pioneer in homelessness, complex care and support needs services. We are proud to lead by example by empowering people to build their skills and resilience and support everyone with multiple and complex needs.
Our philosophy is built on the Cyrenian Movement; organisations that reach out a helping hand to those that stumble in life, helping them to get back on their feet.
• Our services are person-centred, flexible, inclusive, compassionate and friendly
• We help people live fulfilling lives working towards goals that matter to them
• We work alongside people to reduce and overcome barriers that they face·
• We empower people by building skills and resilience
• We know life is complicated and offer support that encompasses multiple needs·
• We are specialists in providing care and support.
With the ever-changing landscape of social care service provision, we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader who can spot emerging trends and opportunities. The successful candidate will lead organisational evolution and innovation, adapting quickly to drive future success.
You should understand our work and commitment to vulnerable people and working at a senior level managing diverse teams and have experience of practical internal business leadership. You should have strong networking links with our key stakeholders including local authorities, businesses, funders and government.
If you have a genuine passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives and want the opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing reputable charity in Aberdeen, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.
The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.
You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.
With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.
The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.
The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on email@example.com
This is a pivotal role in the organisation heading up our relationships team, which includes fundraising and marketing communications and holds some of our most important strategic relationships. With substantial oversight of the organisation and liaison with service teams, Senior Managers and Leadership we are looking for a strategic thinker who can scan the horizon and see the big picture whilst ensuring that the talented team has everything it needs to deliver the fundraising and communications plans.
This role requires someone who can build trusted relationships across the organisation and has significant experience of building strategies that move an organisation forward for example for fundraising, marketing and communications or organisational development etc.
This role requires proven and demonstrable competence in fundraising strategy but more than that we seek an individual who is adept at creating and telling compelling stories, someone who can grasp a complex organisation, someone who can understand data and build a vision for how we communicate both within and outside the organisation.
You will be approachable, proactive, resilient and motivated to perform to a high standard. You will demonstrate patience, understanding and the ability to nurture relationships internally and externally to the benefit of all.
The ideal candidate will thrive on autonomy and be compelling, inspiring and strategic of thought. You will see trends and developments early and be a strong support for the Director and Leadership Team.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to stop homelessness by supporting people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
How would you like to apply your skills to not only the future of a great charity but also directly help change people lives in the process?
Emmaus Glasgow is a Charity that gives a home and meaningful work to formerly homeless men and women (we call companions), who live and work in our community and sales outlets. We collect, refurbish, upcycle, sell, and deliver all manner of furniture and household goods.
We are now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of Online Sales to enable us to sell items online through the various platforms. The successful appointee will work closely with our Companions, volunteers, support team and retail units, identifying ways to make money utilising online shops, websites (eBay, selling volume DVD’s, books etc), Apps, and various platforms.
Are you passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives and about the opportunities that Self-Directed Support brings to support each person’s individual journey?
Are you an experienced worker in health or social care, looking for an exciting and challenging personal development opportunity?
Do you have excellent Leadership qualities and a willingness and appetite for your own learning and development?
If your answer to these questions is “YES”– you may be the person we are looking for!
Key is a leading social care organisation that provides high quality, flexible support, to people with disabilities, some of whom have complex needs. We provide Self-Directed Support that has a clear focus on positive outcomes, tailored to meet individual needs of the people we support.
We are seeking a highly motivated, imaginative, and enthusiastic individual with a true commitment to personalisation to join our established, integrated management team in Easter Ross.
In addition to providing some direct support to individuals, the successful candidate will lead and manage a small team(s) of workers who provide personalised support to a number of individuals with a range support needs, gifts and talents. As part of our established and supportive management team, you will take a lead role in planning, co-ordinating and monitoring support to a number of people.
Our staff are our most important asset and as such we offer extensive training and development opportunities, including support to obtain relevant SSSC recognised qualifications.
Evening, weekend work and overnight support responsibilities are required as well as some support to workers out with ‘normal working hours’.
Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for over 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. Hanover provides and manages a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life.
Hanover continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow by encouraging and supporting personal development, a commitment to sustainable and adaptive ICT systems, and control measures in place for the managed delivery of our services including strong adherence to robust safe working practices throughout. Hanover is currently reviewing our operating model and is considering how we retain the benefits of home working whilst ensuring that direct services are provided and the team is supported to collaborate and work together.
About the Role
The Very Sheltered Housing Manager Paisley role has come available due to internal promotion. Our Very Sheltered Housing Managers oversee the provision of housing management, support/care and catering services provided at very sheltered developments which enable older people to retain the role of tenant and to exercise choice and independence, including organising repairs/maintenance, management of rents, dealing with tenancy enquiries, and supporting customers. Please note the starting salary is £28,027 rising to £35,335 in line with company policy.
This is an opportunity for the right person to make a real difference in the lives of our customers. The Very Sheltered Housing Manager Paisley will:
To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people
Apply today to join an exceptional team who make a real difference in the lives of residents and take pride in everything that they do.
What We Are Offering
Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded:
If your answer to these questions is “Yes”, then you may be the person we are looking for!
Key supports people with a range of disabilities across Scotland.
The successful candidate will provide administrative support to managers and worker teams at our Inverness & Nairn service. Applicants should have relevant administrative experience, including familiarity and relevant skills with Microsoft Office products as well as experience of keeping financial records and use of recording and reporting of information systems.
Applicants should also have some understanding of the needs of people with disabilities as the role may involve some contact with the people we support within the office environment.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
As the Information Technologist and Instructional Designer at Citizens Advice Scotland you will be involved in all aspects of developing and maintaining our industry leading blended learning platform (CASlearn). Our model of traditional materials and e-learning modules work together to train and support our network of over 2,300 people. These people are helping clients with a range of problems across Scotland, and your work would directly contribute to their success.
You will work as part of an experienced, collaborative training team and you’ll be expected to share creative ideas and constructive feedback, therefore your strong communication skills will be put to good use.
With access to the best e-learning software and technology, you’ll work closely with the other Information Technologist and Instructional Designer to develop new e-learning modules and to amend existing modules and materials. Your creativity and vision will be valued. This said, accuracy and attention to quality is essential and you will be expected to follow our thorough quality checking process.
You will use your skills in administering Learning Management Systems to ensure that a stable service is maintained for the network. You will also share the responsibility of supporting learners directly, through a ticketing system, and resolve any issues that arise.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
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.
Come be part of our life-changing mission!
About the role
Ypeople is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a number of posts to work in our new Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS). Working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers, the GIFSS service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people by adopting a whole family approach, ensuring families have the support that they need, when they need it to enable children and young people to stay at home with their families and thrive.
The Family Support Worker will provide flexible intensive family support that enables children and young people on the edges of care, and their families, to receive the right support at the right time, building on their strengths and reducing the need for statutory supports. A key part of this role will be working in partnership with the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and other family support providers as part of the GIFSS (Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service) model by sharing resources, learning and creating solutions that help children, young people and families to thrive.
We would love you to apply for this role if...
• You are qualified in a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) or Health and Social Care, relevant HNC or equivalent or are willing to work towards
• You have gained experience of working with children, young people and families facing challenges and on the edges of care.
• You have knowledge of the key issues facing children, young people and families such as the effects of trauma and poverty.
• You have a working knowledge of SSSC Codes of Practice.
You would love to work in this role if...
• You are a team player and will work in partnership with your colleagues to develop skills in assessment, support planning, risk assessment and reviews.
• You will strive to develop good communication and working relationships with children and families, colleagues and other professionals
• You will take pride in advocating on behalf of children and families
• You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities
What you will be doing
• Provide appropriate levels of high-quality support to families in their homes and community
• Use a flexible approach so that families receive support whenever is best for them including evenings and weekends
• Deliver evidenced based family support that helps families overcome current challenges and build resilience for the future
• Maintain accurate case files for all family members and consistently assess progress across all outcomes for all family members
Full details can be found in the job & person specification in the Application Pack.
A driving license and access to a car for work purposes is required for this role
For any informal queries about the role please contact our Operations & Business Manager Joanne Glennie on firstname.lastname@example.org