Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy Lead to work at a strategic level as part of our national team. The post is full time (35 hours per week), for a 12 month period, based from home with regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join Scottish Care as we will be supporting the Scottish Government’s commitment to introducing ‘Ethical Commissioning’ in social care. The symbiotic relationship between commissioning and procurement has a direct effect on care providers and their ability to deliver the high-quality care human rights-based care and support that those who access and work in the sector deserve. The role of Policy Lead will play a key part in shaping the development of ethical commissioning policy through; collaboration with stakeholders, research and capturing good practice, identifying areas for improvement, and making recommendations that will bridge the implementation gap.
Scottish Care is based in Prestwick 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.
In addition to the core work of Scottish Care, the organisation’s activities include leading on Scottish Government funded projects and, in this context, contracts a number of ‘leads’ and colleagues to support a range of national initiatives including; workforce, the integration of health and social care, and technology and innovation.
The post of Policy Lead 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, maintain credibility and have influence at all levels through partnership working.
Previous experience of working in policy roles with evidence of impact and influence 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.
Could you help us save lives?
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Edinburgh are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
North East Edinburgh Recovery Hub
The North East Recovery Hub is a one-stop shop which offers a full range of drug and alcohol treatment and support services. We are a multi - disciplinary team comprising of Voluntary Sector TPS, NHS and social work staff. We are based with our main office in Leith, and a satellite location in Craigmillar.
We understand that everybody’s experience is different. When people come to the Hub, we personalise their care to achieve their goals.
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
You will be expected to keep accurate records about what you do, so attention to detail and a good grasp of IT are crucial.
Service Coordinator Role
As the Service Coordinator you will have overall responsibility for driving the aims of the service, developing local systems and protocols whilst supporting the service manager in a local and national coordination role.
One of your responsibilities will be to act as duty manager; on these days, you will be responsible for allocation of referrals, attending adult protection meetings, signing off risk assessments care plans, and you will be a point of contact for partners and stakeholders. You will be responsible for the line management, support, and development of the Assistant Service Coordinators, Lead Practitioners, and Support Practitioners. This includes delivering inductions, coordinating training and appraisals, overseeing annual leave requests, creating rotas, and facilitating team meetings.
As Service Coordinator, you will lead on the implementation and recording of DAISy, the collation of data for quarterly reports and any other data required
The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic pharmacist with an interest in palliative care to join our team for a fixed term 1 year period to cover maternity leave. You should be committed to “making today matter” for patients and families.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will work within our 12 bedded inpatient unit and community services to ensure safe use of medicines, support symptom management and promote holistic care. Independent prescribing qualification would be desirable.
You will be given opportunities to develop services, participate in education and research to ensure we are delivering a high standard of palliative care services for our Ayrshire community.
We are currently based within East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock on a temporary basis until the completion of building work within our previous base at Racecourse Road in Ayr (summer 2024). We will then return to a bespoke and specifically designed unit (12 beds) which will have all the requirements to care for our patients in the best way possible.
As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, NHS or organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.
This post is part time, 25 hours per week, preferably over 3 or 4 days but this is negotiable
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
The Head of Services will work as part of the Senior Management Team for Cosgrove Care with a key focus on the design, delivery, and development of high quality services which are fully compliant with regulatory bodies and meet and exceed expected standards. The Head of Services will lead key members of operational staff to deliver against the strategy, ensuring efficient, effective and person centred supports are provided. The post holder will work with the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to develop and implement a clear strategic direction for Cosgrove which includes developing new service models, securing outcomes focused provision and supporting the diversification of income. The development of innovative approaches to practice is key to this role. So too is engaging and developing a high performing operational team.
Essential skills and experience
We are seeking a strategic leader with a breadth of communication skills and with a proven track record of engaging positively with churches. The Scotland Lead is responsible for shaping and leading Home for Good’s work within the Scottish context. Central to this role is the responsibility of initiating, coordinating and overseeing Home for Good’s engagement with churches across Scotland, with an initial emphasis on the Central Belt. This includes building a network of volunteers, helping local churches to engage with the work and vision of Home for Good and inspiring and supporting Christians in their exploration of adoption, fostering and supported lodgings. Raising the profile and reach of Home for Good into new areas is imperative, with potential for developing contract agreements with local authorities and other fostering/adoption agencies to help sustain and grow Home for Good’s reach and impact in Scotland. Working with a wide range of churches and statutory agencies, the postholder will expand the missional aims of Home for Good, by helping to find a home for every child who needs one through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings.
At the heart of Home for Good’s team culture is our love for Jesus and passion for seeing children and young people with lived experience of care supported to thrive. The post-holder will be expected to model these core values and help shape team life. Therefore, this post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the postholder be a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
Are you a brilliant relationship builder, a talented strategic leader and an experienced fundraiser with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong! We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.
If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate executive leadership team, where you will further grow and develop as a charity leader, join us as our new Director of Fundraising. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. You will shape and lead a high performing fundraising team connected to cause and focussed on delivering a strategy which inspires our supporters to help us grow our impact through sustainable income. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging donors and partners, you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.
Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.
About the role
This is a strategic executive leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working with other high performing leaders you will be responsible for developing and shaping a new fundraising strategy and providing inspirational leadership to the fundraising team.
Excellent quality stewardship of our existing supporters will be one of the key responsibilities, alongside developing new partnerships and relationships and managing a dynamic team of fundraisers and developing new income streams.
You will have substantial experience of successful fundraising and partnership management. A brilliant leader, you will have a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact. You will be a driver of innovation and transformation with an understanding of how to secure long term sustainable income.
You will have experience of developing and implementing multi-strand fundraising strategies; experience of successful negotiation and interaction at a senior level with a wide range of individuals, as well as experience of managing people in an ambition driven environment, helping team members to develop, achieve and exceed their own KPIs.
If this sounds like you and your values align with ours with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our CEO Mary Glasgow can be arranged for interested candidates. This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be remote based with travel to our spaces and bases as required.
Aberlour Child Care Trust (“Aberlour”) currently supports disadvantaged children, young people and families to have a brighter future throughout Scotland. Giving children an equal chance and the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
With ambitious growth plans we acknowledge that, as an organisation, we need to be nimbler and embrace change and innovation. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to deliver operational efficiencies and enable the growth of our services to support more children and families earlier, our new Director of Children and Families will be pivotal to the sustainability, reputation, success and future of Aberlour.
With strategic and operational responsibility for all Children and Families Services you will focus on ensuring: regulatory compliance; continuous practice improvement and excellence; effective people, risk and financial management; the growth and development of new services and the maintenance and sustainability of existing services.
As an informed and authoritative voice on social policy affecting children and families in Scotland at both a national and local level you will develop and embed a culture of continuous improvement whilst also further raising the profile of Aberlour and the voices of the children, young people and families we support, building on our reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality services.
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
Last year alone, 14,000 professionals received our training. Over 80,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 100,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, over 4,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.
You will drive the strategic development of all our work in Scotland, delivering our Whole Picture strategy and our whole family approach to keeping families safe sooner.
You will lead the Scotland team, drawing on our data, practice and survivor voice to define our strategy in Scotland, set our policy messages, design our services, deliver our training, and influence stakeholders to bring about positive change. You’ll also work closely with all SafeLives teams, playing a key part in sharing learning from across the UK where relevant.
You’ll have strong strategic leadership skills combined with a clear practice focus, and an excellent understanding of the specific needs of Scotland in terms of the work of SafeLives, including a strong grasp of the Scottish Government’s VAWG strategy and other relevant policy areas, including Equally Safe.
You will ensure the delivery of four key workstreams in Scotland, covering our professional training offer, the development of effective multi-agency working in Scotland, the accreditation of services and professional standards, and ensuring the authentic voice of survivors of domestic abuse play a key role in our work. And you will continue to develop our reach and impact, identifying opportunities beyond our existing funded programmes and initiatives.
Reports to: Director of External Relations
Barnardo's support to families displaced from Ukraine over the past year builds on our significant experience across the UK of supporting refugees arriving from Afghanistan, Syria and other areas through a range of services. The service works using a hybrid model which includes working digitally and face to face with children, young people and parents. We also offer support to those who Host families.
In 2022 Barnardo's Scotland created a dedicated team of Project Workers across Scotland to ensure a coordinated response to support families displaced from Ukraine and we are looking for motivated, skilled staff to join us.
Currently we are looking to recruit 2 x 18.5 hr posts.
1 x North of Scotland Locality
1 x Fife & Tayside Locality.
Please state in your application your locality preference.
It is essential that applicants come with a very good understanding of verbal and written English, good working knowledge of the potential experience's families arriving in Scotland may have had; understand the importance of a trauma informed response and have a genuine desire to support families to integrate and thrive whilst living in Scotland.
This role will involve establishing and working in partnership with stakeholders to respond to the need within each local area along with supporting national projects such as our Barnardo's Ukrainian Youth Network.
Post holders will link closely with their identified Barnardo's Locality team.
Workplace Offer: What it means for you
The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.