SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination. Our own strategic vision sits across 3 priorities: psychological wellbeing, suicide prevention and care and support with areas of focus including workplaces, children and young people’s mental health, sport and physical activity and our national programmes on anti-bullying and anti-stigma and discrimination.
We have established a strong supporter and partnership base with c30,000 relationships on our supporter database, 60 corporate partners and have a number of existing strategic partnerships with organisations to deliver multiple national and community based programmes. We campaign and influence across the country for people’s mental health. In the past year we engaged with over 7,000 people to influence national policy and our own strategy and continue to be viewed strongly by key decision makers with SAMH being considered the most effective charity 5 out the last 6 years in a survey of MSPs.
We are now looking to appoint a new Director of Delivery & Service Development. With over 50 community based services across Scotland, SAMH is at the forefront of providing person centred and recovery focused support to people with mental health problems. Across this range of locality based services; including health and social care, employment, primary care; distress interventions and therapeutic approaches; you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a real difference to people’s lives.
As a key member of the Executive Team and Senior Management you will shape the SAMH Strategy and ensure the delivery and development functions work in support of the organisations ambitious plans for the coming years. Specifically, you will lead the transformational change of psychological wellbeing and the development and redesign of our core service offers will both be crucial features of the post as the organisation seeks to change, grow and innovate at a critical time in mental health.
The ideal candidate will have operated at senior management level, have drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence to bear in the external environment. A strategic thinker with a track record in delivery too, we are looking for someone who can be part of a high performing team to lead the organisation to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support. Considerable experience of financial management and an understanding of economic drivers will be essential in a field where contract delivery and results are key.
At Volunteering Matters, we use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together, build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK and solve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness, to improving health and wellbeing, to building skills, confidence and opportunity, and to ensuring young people can become change-makers in their community; the impact that we have is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in regional hubs across Scotland, England and Wales. We also have a national Employee Volunteering Team, with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker of tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
We are a worthwhile, fun, interesting, challenging, team orientated, collaborative and rewarding place to work!
Due to expansion of the organisation, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Trusts and Philanthropy Manager to support our work across England, Scotland and Wales.
This role will support our volunteers and communities to achieve funding from Trusts, Foundations and Major Donors across England, Scotland and Wales to transform their places. This role will manage our strategic relationships with gatekeeper trusts and major donors to maximise our impact and reach and play a key leadership role in the UK Business Development Team, building a systemic and proactive approach to relationships and business development for the organisation.
We are a values-driven organisation, and are looking for someone who is compassionate, empowering, straightforward, inclusive and positive, to support the vital work of our Partnerships Team building effective stakeholder and funder relationships.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious directorate team which oversees core functions within the organisation such as communications, impact and I.T.
The post-holder may also contribute to the wider work of Volunteering Matters, such as working groups around Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion and others.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact email@example.com for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
VASlan, South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface are inviting applications for a new and exciting role within our Development Team.
We are seeking to recruit ‘Development Officers’ (1 x permanent, 1 x 18 month fixed-term) to support Third Sector capacity building with a varied skillset including charity law, governance, statutory requirements, sustainability, social enterprise or funding.
The main role of the Hub Manager is to maximise the use of the Glenrothes Community Sports & Health Hub through increased bookings and development of new activities, projects & community events.
To research, compile and complete applications for local and national funding.
Core duties include:
• Monitoring and delivering agreed project outcomes/milestones and report regularly to funders/stakeholders, ensuring quality and impact is measured appropriately.
• To plan, deliver, monitor and promote use and activity programmes and recruit other groups to hire the facilities, aiming for high occupancy levels during weekdays, evenings and weekends.
• To meet regularly with service users to discuss their needs and feedback.
• To maintain and enhance current partnerships and seek to develop new partnerships with other third sector, voluntary & statutory and specialist agencies along with local & national employers.
• Liaise with all sporting groups that are affiliated to the Glenrothes Community Sports & Health Hub and ensure they are being supported.
• Line management, supervision and support of a diversity of part-time staff and volunteers.
• Responsibility for strengthening and supporting the Hub’s growing volunteer base.
• Liaise regularly with Fife Council, Community Sports Hub Officer.
• Reporting on a monthly basis to the Board of Management of the Glenrothes Community Sports & Health Hub.
• Duties may include working evenings and weekends. Driving licence is essential with use (business insurance) of a vehicle.
Are you passionate about seeing young people reach their potential?
COVEY are looking for experienced and passionate Youth Support Workers with the following skills to join our growing team:
· An understanding of the complexities of working with children and young people and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;
· Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;
· The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Excellent at communicating and able to quickly build rapport;
· An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.
You will be contributing to COVEY’s youth support work which includes one-to-one interventions and group work. The focus of our work is on person-centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for children and young people between the ages of 8-15.
We are seeking compassionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.
An exciting post has arisen for a Volunteer Co-ordinator within Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project to develop and co-ordinate all elements of counselling volunteering within the organisation.
The Volunteer Co-ordinator will be responsible for recruitment, training, development and support of all counselling volunteers and placements within KASP.
Applicants will hold a recognised counselling qualification, have experience of providing services to vulnerable client groups and have proven experience of all aspects of managing and retaining volunteers.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to motivate others.
Post will be based in Kirkcaldy and will involve travel across all areas of Fife.
Subject to PVG check
Please inform us if you need any ‘reasonable adjustments’ for any part of the recruitment process
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.
VSGWL requires an experienced Operations Manager and strategic thinker with a track record of delivering success.
You will be:
• someone who is innovative and able to lead and motivate others to succeed in an evolving environment.
• someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.
• committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will use your own initiative to develop new ideas and seize opportunities to better support the needs of the sector and the key objectives of VSGWL.
Role Overview and Responsibilities
This is a complex role requiring innovation and the skilful balancing of multiple work streams underpinned with strong leadership qualities. You will make a proactive contribution to organisational development and management of change, coupled with a wide understanding of political agendas.
You will lead a dedicated team of development officers to support a culture of development and quality service delivery to support the third sector, communicating and influencing to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working.
Would you like to join a vibrant, exciting, team working alongside families and volunteers in North Glasgow and North Lanarkshire?
Home-Start Glasgow North and North Lanarkshire is a charity making a big impact on families with young children (under 5) in the local area. We are now excited to welcome a new, confident, passionate, and enthusiastic Family Group Lead to our team who will support the expansion, delivery, and management of groups in North Lanarkshire and North Glasgow.
Home-Starts across the UK work alongside families, in their own homes and in communities to help them through challenging times. We support parents through 1:1 volunteer support and groups helping them to cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence, and strength they need to nurture their children. We provide a listening ear, and our non-judgemental, compassionate, confidential support offers a vital lifeline to parents and helps ensure children have the best possible start in life.
The role is initially funded for one year with the possibility of extended funding.
Do you have what we are looking for?
• Experience of working alongside families with young children and babies
• An understanding of the needs of babies, children and families
• Extensive experience of working alongside families in a group setting
• Good working knowledge of child protection and child development
• Experience of planning, managing, delivering, and supporting groups
• Experience of managing staff and/or volunteers
• Vision to develop groups in local communities (North Glasgow and North Lanarkshire)
• Team player but ability to self-motivate and inspire others
• A car driver with access to a car
This role is subject to PVG checks.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our Helpline Team are looking for a Telephone Adviser to:
• To deliver an Information, Advice & Friendship service for older people in Scotland, their carers, families, and professionals primarily by telephone, email and letter.
• To act as Champion on agreed subjects.
If you feel you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, and want to be part of our team of dedicated staff and volunteers who were given the Bronze Award for Responding in a Crisis – Providing Leadership, and were highly commended for both Responding in a Crisis – Supporting Customers and Most Effective Application of Technology at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2020, then please apply now.
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.
The post is a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.
About Aberlour Attain Services- Renfrewshire
Working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council this service works to improve attainment outcomes for care experienced children and young people.
The service brings together vulnerable children and young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship and improve their opportunities. The focus in every mentoring relationship is on developing the relationship, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.
What we are looking for....
As a Mentoring Co-ordinator you will help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children we are looking for experienced and dedicated workers.
You will have demonstrable experience of supporting volunteers. You will have a good understanding of the issues facing looked after children along with experience of developing and delivering training.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8, or relevant experience and be driven to succeed.
You will work 37.5 hours per week, this is usually worked over Monday- Friday between 8am- 9pm to help induct, train and support our volunteers. There will be a requirement to work an occasional Saturday.
This post is currently funded until 31st March 2021, however we are currently seeking funding to extend our service beyond this date.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.