Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who are retiring at our next Conference/AGM on 4th March 2020.
We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Sponsorship/fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
• Charity or work experience in financial management including end of year reports
• Education (early years/primary/secondary and further)
• Health and /or social care
• Housing/architecture with an interest in intergenerational housing
• Communications and marketing background
• Intergenerational work
Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found on the GWT website.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.
GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website here detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
Details of our conference planned for Wednesday 4th March can be found here and our AGM here.
What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?
“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)
“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to
An experienced and dynamic individual with excellent leadership and communication skills is required for this exciting position. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a diverse team, and in delivering high quality services in a challenging client facing environment.
Good organization skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous.
Impact Arts is motivated by people – our participants and our team - and is driven by the impact we achieve. We operate in a highly creative, fun and fast paced environment with up to 50 funders supporting us to work with 6000 people each year by contributing towards our annual 60+ projects and £2m turnover. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2019 and are working to achieve the strategic objectives set out in our Strategy to 2022 which sets out a clear vision for the next 3 years supported by ambitious turnover and impact targets.
The Head of Operations is a key leadership role within the organisation and is central to us realising our ambitions. We are looking for someone who is dynamic, with significant experience in leading the operational delivery of a multifaceted and vibrant organisation and who has exceptional organisational and operational performance management skills. The Head of Operations will be able to demonstrate considerable experience in successfully leading a team to deliver quality and impactful projects; someone who is empathetic to the challenges facing the children, young people and older people we engage and who can support our team of creative Programme Managers to deliver excellent, high quality projects.
We are looking for someone who believes passionately in Impact Arts values and vision and who wants to join us in our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.
Oxton House is a 34 bed family-run Care Home in the southside of Glasgow.
We are currently looking for an experienced, professional and highly personable Home Manager to join Oxton House Care Home. The Home Manager will be passionate and experienced in delivering first class care; a proven manager who can confidently demonstrate effective leadership and management with a sound knowledge of care standards, Care Inspectorate regulations and care home legislation.
As Care Home Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring it operates efficiently whilst delivering the highest quality and care standards.
Usual working hours will be weekday day shifts, with some flexibility for weekend working for quality monitoring, occasional on-call duties, etc. due to the seniority of the role.
The successful candidate will have the following experience, qualities and qualifications:
The successful candidate will be supported by the three Partners of Oxton House Care Home.
Are you passionate about the voluntary sector? Do you believe that by working collectively as a city we can tackle some of the issues contributing to poverty and inequality? Enthusiastic, tenacious, a great communicator, you must enjoy dealing with sector leaders and people with passion. Are you up for a challenge? If you like the sound of the above, then Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is looking to recruit a part-time Development Worker (Walking & Active Travel).
This interesting new programme has two related aims: firstly, to support an Edinburgh-wide “Health Walk Coordinator” post to strategically join-up and further develop a local network of Health Walks, delivered by a diverse range of voluntary and community organisations. Secondly, the work will deliver in-depth research to inform the trialling of ideas and incentives to change travel behaviour toward active travel options and bring people from across Edinburgh’s voluntary sector together to share findings.
About the job
Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau, is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people since 2002. The Bureau offers a free, confidential and impartial service and like all other CABx in Scotland our twin aims are:
· Ensuring individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities or of services available, or through an inability to express their needs.
· To exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services both locally and nationally.
We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual with good communication skills to lead the team at Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau and to work closely with the Board on the sustainable development of the Bureau.
An enthusiastic, socially aware person is a prerequisite for this demanding position as well as having a commitment to develop and expand the advice service throughout Argyll and Bute.
Good organisational skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous, as would knowledge of IT systems and their applications. Candidates must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in people management, financial control and strategy development, ideally, but not essentially in the third sector.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently with good organisational skills and be responsible for all aspects of the management of the Bureau. The successful candidate will be required to travel efficiently and effectively to meet operational needs.
Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 25 days (pro rata) annual leave plus public holidays and a pension scheme with a 6% employer contribution. Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Please note that the post is subject to the disclosure of criminal history information.
Are you passionate about the voluntary sector? Do you believe that by working collectively as a city we can tackle some of the issues contributing to poverty and inequality? Enthusiastic, tenacious, a great communicator, you must enjoy dealing with sector leaders and people with passion. Are you up for a challenge? If you like the sound of the above, then Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is looking to recruit a part-time Development Worker (Community Investment).
The Development Worker shall contribute to the development and delivery of the first phase of a multi-disciplinary, mixed model of preventative health, early intervention, social support and reablement which will integrate elements of the Community Led Support and Asset Based Community Development models to identify and deliver a number of test sites across Edinburgh. These sites will provide the opportunity for voluntary, independent and statutory sector services to come together to deliver the aspirations of the incoming Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan.
The Highland Hospice is looking to appoint a Corporate Fundraiser to help generate income by developing and maintaining successful partnerships with corporate supporters, specifically through donations, sponsorship, employee fundraising and events.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Project ECHO® team. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work within the Hospice setting with global digital connectivity.
The job will provide an excellent foundation to build specialised knowledge about the current health and social care landscape in Highland and expand the ability to integrate a project through personalised service and support to a diverse audience of practitioners.
This is an exciting time to join the ECHO® team, an expanding project utilising modern practice in combining administration, marketing practice, digital platforms and collaborative learning including a virtual learning environment (VLE).