Do you have a strong understanding of both PRINCE2 and Agile project management methodologies? Are you passionate about the benefits that technology can bring?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the delivery of the Connecting Scotland programme.
Connecting Scotland is a major programme developed as a result of the pandemic to support people who are digitally excluded to get online. Working with hundreds of partners in communities across Scotland, people are provided with a combination of devices, internet connectivity and digital skills support to help them with learning, life and work during the pandemic. Connecting Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by all Scotland’s Local Authorities, as well as hundreds of organisations from across the public, private and third sectors.
This role would lead planning and management activity with the SCVO delivery team, liaising with the Scottish Government Programme Management Office as well as monitoring and reporting to the relevant governance boards.
We would welcome secondments from other organisations to this temporary role. An ability to start quickly is crucial.
*Location:SCVO staff are currently working from home. If our offices reopen before the end of March, this role could be based in any of our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness offices, with the option to work from home for some of the working week.
About the Organisation
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity which has been working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to support them to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community.
At the core of Four Square are the values upon which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.
Alongside our support services we have social enterprises, which provide unrestricted income for our charity as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.
We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
About the Role
We are looking for someone to manage our finances. Our turnover is approx. £2.5m per year and following the excellent financial stewardship of our incumbent prior to and during the pandemic, Four Square is now in a strong place to develop and excel. We need someone who is strategic, values drive and with a great eye for detail to take that forward.
The right candidate has strong values which compliment the values of Four Square and has an interest in the services we provide. They will work efficiently and be able to manage and input to multiple change programmes, taking a holistic view. They will be a decision maker and able to direct their work and the work of others towards the goals and vision of Four Square.
A Job Description is available for download below.
CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in fostering and in the lives of children to make foster care the very best it can be.
We’re seeking a dynamic, passionate and child centred individual, with a sound understanding and knowledge of the fostering landscape across Scotland. We are looking for someone who has the experience of engaging with key stakeholders across the sector, including decision makers, foster carers, fostering services and most importantly, children and young people. The role involves leading on our funded projects and programmes, and informing, influencing and driving up standards with our members and with key partners across the sector.
This post will require occasional overnight travel.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Recovery Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
The West Lothian Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Service is a well-established and exciting service covering the whole of West Lothian providing a range of interventions to individuals who are affected by substance misuse and multiple complex issues that can exclude them from accessing the support package they need.
Service provision includes persistent assertive outreach to support individuals to access appropriate care packages. The team deliver interventions in a variety of locations including custody suites, prison estate, hospital, local community clinics and within client's homes or temporary accommodation.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency partnership working, excellent communication skills and experience of working within an outcome focused approach.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with.
We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.
We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Workers, each working 23 hours per week for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts with both these contracts. These will be paid at £40 per sleepover. Please see advert on our website for further information about shifts or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker
Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.
"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent
"My respite treat me like part of the family" Young Person
If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.
You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people. As a Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM training, Child Protection training and support completing an SVQ Level 3 in line with SSSC requirements.
Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening early with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home rather than moving into residential care.
We are looking for someone to join our team in Perth, who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the manager, be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders. You should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.
You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues. Experience of working with children with additional support needs would be desirable but is not essential. You will work in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community sites and deliver work either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers.
A key part of the service is to be able to provide support whenever it is needed including at weekends, during the evening and on public holidays. There is a need to be adept at managing time, balancing the needs of children and families with the administrative elements of the role.
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer, Service Manager on 07528 970557 for an informal conversation.
Braeburn Home is an independent care home offering high quality nursing care. It is situated in a quiet residential area close to the Royal Botanic Gardens. We provide care to older people who require dedicated nursing and social care and who benefit from the support and companionship of other residents.
We are looking to recruit a full time Care Home Manager whose focus will be to co-ordinate and oversee the running of our care service in a professional and efficient manner.
You will have full responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of Braeburn Home. You will lead delivery of a cost-effective and professional service focused on quality and a high standard of care, ensuring the Home consistently meets the current government healthcare legislation and regulations. You will achieve this through strong, people-management skills, as well as developing and implementing clear internal policies which promote good practice within the home.
This will include responsibility for managing budgets and resources, working in conjunction with the Accountant, and for the care of our residents in conjunction with the Clinical Lead. You will lead and support the recruitment, performance and ongoing development of our team of care professionals, administrative, and domestic staff.
Building and maintaining strong relationships with residents and their families is a key part of the role. You will also work closely with Board Trustees to build and promote the reputation of the home and to develop external relationships to support the services we provide.
The post holder will require to be registered with SSSC, complying with their minimum qualification requirements and ongoing training as detailed at the time of advertisement. Currently, as a registered care home manager with the SSSC you need to complete both a practice and a management qualification.
A PVG and references check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application.
This post is currently funded until September 2021 with continued funding actively being sought.
Do you have the skills and energy to develop and deliver multi-agency training in the prevention of, and responses to, sexual violence? Are you enthusiastic about recruiting and supporting volunteers? Are you a team player looking for a new challenge? If you are looking to work within an organisation which dedicates itself to the prevention of sexual violence and improving responses to survivors then we want to hear from you.
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Training & Volunteer Coordinator to join the team. The post holder will be committed to strengthening our capacity through the effective management of our volunteer training programme and will recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our sector. A gendered analysis of Violence Against Women is required and experience of developing and delivering high quality training is essential. This post requires someone who has strong organisational and interpersonal skills, is able to develop and sustain positive partnerships and is confident in event planning.
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.
Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy & Research Officer to work as part of our national team. This is a maternity cover post, covering a 10-month period from February to December 2021.
This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), based from home with the regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland. The post holder is also expected to attend and work from the Scottish Care office in Ayr one day per week. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the post may require exclusive home working for an unspecified period of time.
Scottish Care is based in Ayr but works across Scotland as the representative body for the largest group of health and social care sector independent providers delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Working on behalf of a range of providers, Scottish Care speaks with a single unified voice for members and the wider independent care sector, at both a local and strategic level. Our vision is to shape the environment in which care services can deliver and develop the high quality care that communities require and deserve.
This post is key to the continued development and overall success of this high-profile organisation. The post holder will work with a complex variety of partners and stakeholders involved in the development and operation of the organisation. He/she must be able to communicate and maintain credibility at all levels; and have an understanding of partnership working.
Previous experience of working in policy or research roles with tangible evidence of impact is essential. Experience of working in the health and social care sector and a clear understanding of Scottish Care’s role and objectives is highly desirable.
The post holder must have excellent interpersonal skills. They must be able to communicate effectively, confidently and clearly in a positive and open way with all stakeholders, demonstrating the ability to identify and understand internal and external audience needs and adapt style and language to meet them.