As already announced, current Chief Officer Clare de Bolle will be stepping down in March next year (2019) and the search is now on for someone to lead the organisation and sector into its next exciting phase with passion and vigour. Based in the Scottish Borders, YouthBorders is the membership organisation for third sector youth work and the voice of the sector and young people at a strategic level locally and regionally. It is a vibrant and innovative small organisation with a big voice and a dedicated team, and the new Chief Officer will have a unique opportunity to build further its reputation, capacity and sustainable funding plan to ensure that the impact of the organisation, its members and youth work sector going forward is not only effective but recognised at all levels.
This is a full time 35 hour post based at Langlee Complex, Galashiels, representing the whole of the Scottish Borders.
Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity transforms the health experiences of over 120,000 children and young people, from across Scotland, each year, so they can be a child first and a patient second. The charity is in a period of growth and change and this is a very exciting time to be joining the fundraising and marketing team.
As Individual Giving and Community Fundraising Manager, you will report to the Director of Fundraising and Marketing, and support them to develop and deliver the fundraising and marketing aspects of the organisational strategy. You will be responsible for shaping the future of the individual and community fundraising portfolio and maximising income generation from a variety of different income streams.
We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge of all aspects of fundraising and with a specialism in community and individual. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be passionate about working for a children’s and young people’s healthcare charity and possess the drive and skills to balance a varied workload, successfully manage a team, and achieve objectives.
The forthcoming opening of the new children’s hospital is an opportunity for the fundraising and marketing team to establish a strong charity presence in the hospital, led by the Community team. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is another major milestone event taking place in 2019. This project is and will continue to have a transformational effect on the charity and offers fantastic personal development opportunities for the whole fundraising and marketing team.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
COVEY supports young people through their life challenges, and is seeking a dynamic team member who will enable us to support our volunteers in their befriending role, promote the volunteering experience and further enhance our expertise and influence in the field of befriending.
Your Character is our primary requirement as we believe that it is only through alignment to our core values that your competence will be effectively applied in COVEY. Our values of Passion, Innovation, Commitment, Openness and Respect form the basis of all we do as an organisation. We want someone who, by demonstrating those behaviours, will clearly contribute to what COVEY offers.
Just as important as character is that you have the required competence to be a key person to coordinate our befriending services, helping young people achieve their full potential.
It is essential that you have an understanding of volunteer management preferably with at least two years experience in that field. You will be very competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role. Confident in taking the initiative, you will have strong problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Ideally you will be educated to degree level however experience in this field will be taken into account.
Your character will come first – as good people make good organisations great – and we require a balanced, capable and passionate individual; able to work with volunteers and young people. You will need to quickly create mutual trust with your colleagues and our volunteers, being able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
It is essential that you are able to communicate respectfully and effectively with all stakeholders. You will be able to quickly establish rapport and build respectful, honest and trusted relationships, particularly with parents or main carers, and engage and involve the young people.
Key to the role will be the ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship.
You will be required to build strong relationships with referrers and partner agencies, and make valuable contribution to multi-agency meetings.
With strong planning and organisational skills you will be able to meet tight deadlines, having a proven ability to prioritise workloads, produce programs to ensure good outcomes are met and plan activities while working closely with the rest of the team.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure you will have the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation reports; able to input data accurately onto our systems and produce reports for funders.
A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation is essential.
The ideal person will be passionate and motivated to support young people, (some of whom will have additional needs). Having an understanding of family dynamics and the challenges that vulnerable families face you will be empathetic and non-judgemental. You will bring an enthusiasm to the role and have the ability to think ahead and be highly organised.
This post involves evening and possible weekend working; PVG check and car driver with access to own car essential (Mileage allowance given).
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Stigma Free Lanarkshire team based in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Building on a history of vigorous campaigning against mental health stigma, and working in partnership with See Me Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire, the Stigma Free Lanarkshire programme is leading in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious programme of change at local level here.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, focused and motivated person who understands the issues surrounding mental health stigma and is passionate and serious about tackling it. As Stigma Free Lanarkshire Development Officer you will work closely with Lanarkshire Recovery Network, NHS Lanarkshire and See Me colleagues, and other key stakeholders, in the promotion and delivery of the project across four areas: health and social care, communities, the workplace, and education and young people. In addition, embedding a rights-based approach, you will assist in achieving the project’s aims to create inclusive systems, culture and practice as well as encouraging opportunities for contact between those who experience stigma and those who perpetrate it.
This project is funded by NHS Lanarkshire and See Me. It is hosted by the service user and carer organisation, Lanarkshire Links, whose purpose is to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning services and provision.
DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.
Due to the expansion of the service we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. The requirement for this post is a minimum of 2 years of experience working or volunteering in the field of mental health.
As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will include travel across the Scottish Borders, access to your own transport is essential.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties . A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
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ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in striving to ensure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Your role as an ENABLE Works Employment Coordinator within our Fair Start Scotland programme in Aberdeen, will support people who have learning disabilities to make progress towards and achieve employment. You will work closely with a group of people who have learning disabilities each year, profiling their skills and jointly planning activity that will enable them to achieve their work goals and become independent, active members of their community.
You will be responsible for developing positive relationships with the programme participants, their circles of support and professional support services. You will work closely with local partners, including employers, funders and other stakeholders, developing professional relationships that will offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities.
You will be given a work plan to achieve in order that programme participants are receiving a quality service and we are achieving the expectations of funders and stakeholders, and you will be required to meet challenging but achievable programme KPIs.
You will be an important member of the wider ENABLE Works team, supporting departmental objectives through delivery of support but also through positive collaboration and innovation within your team to support our strategic, societal goals.
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We are recruiting a full time Centre Manager to manage our Bonaly Outdoor Centre and support the work of our leaders to deliver adventurous activities and exciting outdoor experiences to over 7000 young members in South East Region.
This role requires you to have experience of working at an Outdoor Activity Centre or similar venture. You will have a proven track record in management and customer relations. You will lead a small commercial and operational team to manage the facilities and services provided at Bonaly Outdoor Centre ensuring that they meet required safety and quality standards. The role also supports the delivery of services to the Regional Executive Committee and the Regional Leadership Team in supporting Scouting across South East Region.
Changing lives takes a little time and space
Part of CrossReach Children’s Services, our Community Team in partnership with local agencies, supports young people to be a part of community life. By adopting a child-centred approach our team works with the ‘whole-child’, focusing on improving relationships and enhancing personal development. The Service is initially located on Ballikinrain Campus in Balfron, however we have plans to extend our community houses in areas close to our new education resource in Erskine.
As a mentor for children in residential care you will undertake key-worker responsibilities for individual children. This will involve assessing needs, creating and maintaining Care Plans and identifying strategies for positive outcomes.
We are looking for an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification and experience in a care/education role. You will also need a full driving license. In return, we’ll make sure you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.
There’s also an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.
You will also be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. This post is subject to PVG Membership.