Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership body, with members coming from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. We exist to promote and support the development of the social work profession, and to influence and inform public policy affecting social workers, social services and local communities.
Upholding the values which underpin the social work profession, we give importance to every individual’s experiences and voice, and seek to make social justice real through all that we do. We embrace change and encourage collaboration. We are committed to creating opportunities for our members and team through which individuals can develop as compassionate, creative and effective leaders.
As Social Work Scotland’s Justice Social Work Policy and Practice Lead you will provide operational social work insight and expertise across the diverse range of issues currently facing justice social work in Scotland. Supporting the Justice Standing Committee’s Chair, you will be a visible representative of the profession in national discussions about policy, funding and reform. You will link in directly with Social Work Scotland’s Board, local authority Chief Social Work Officers and key partners (such as the Scottish Government’s Justice Directorate and Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor) to inform, influence and deliver the national agenda. You will assist colleagues and Social Work Scotland members to realise our organisation’s core objectives.
PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, founded in 1997. We have grown very successfully since then and currently have bases in Warrington, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Belfast.
We are looking to recruit a Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland to own, develop and sustain our presence and activities in Scotland.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Tertiary level education and qualification (degree level) in Leadership, Management, Health, Social Care, Social Sciences, Education or similar
• Proven experience of developing and managing services, programmes, and projects from design to outcome
• Demonstrable experience of leading a successful team, supporting their development, and managing their performance.
• Ability to translate strategic plans into outcomes
• Demonstrable business development skills developing products and growing a service from scratch
The Promise Design School Programme Lead will lead the overarching planning activity for the entire Promise Design School Programme, using Plan 21-24 and accompanying Change Programmes to set and monitor milestones to keep the Promise Design School Programme on track and within budget, managing risks and dependencies, and overseeing governance and quality assurance activity.
Reporting to the Head of Support and working closely with members of The Promise Scotland team and partner, the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Design Office (OCDO), change will be facilitated, enabled and supported by providing a shared focus for collaborative implementation and joint working, using service redesign and quality improvement principles, approaches and tools.
The Promise Design School Programme Lead, in collaboration with OCDO, will seek to identify and maximise the available skills and expertise in service design, redesign and quality improvement across Scotland to ensure the collective resources and capabilities are maximized across Scotland.
Fundamental to the role is working with organisations and others across Scotland to ensure that change happens with the voice of the care experienced community at its heart, ensuring meaningful change is embedded and progress is made in ways that meet the needs and aspirations of the care community.
Thoughtful, determined and committed, you will have a deep understanding of the principles which underpinned the Independent Care Review and how the legacy of learning and acting on the experiences described of life in care or on the edges of care, must be honoured throughout The Promise Scotland’s ambition to support the changes that must happen to #KeepThePromise by 2030.
You will be an experienced change leader who understands the challenges of complex cultural change and able to work alongside a diverse range of individuals and organisations to make change happen, with children, young people and families involved at all times. You will be an experienced team leader and programme manager. You will be comfortable with both leading and supporting others, internally and externally.
Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of Scotland’s most marginalised children and families.
This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.
The successful candidate will play a key role working with the Chief Executive and management team to drive the strategic direction, financial wellbeing and operational effectiveness of the organisation. The role will require an experienced, pro-active, and dynamic individual who can drive change and develop new and more effective ways for Circle to achieve their vision for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.
Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.
A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.
Applicants should complete an application form and send to Circle, along with a personal statement stating why you want this post and why you feel you are the right person for the role.
Barnardo's are looking to recruit and experienced Children's Service Manager for our Youth Housing Support and Care Experienced Young persons' services in North Lanarkshire.
The successful candidate should have experience in managing and leading teams working with children, young people and families with complex needs. In addition, the successful candidate will have the capacity to work strategically and collaboratively to provide services within the complex health, housing, education or social care context.
Along with the requisite level 7 practitioner qualification for managers of Care Inspectorate registered services, the successful candidate should have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the following:
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
Please see the role profiles with addendum for further information .
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
Reporting to the Head of Major Giving and Partnerships, the Major Giving Lead will be a talented networker and fundraiser, with excellent communication and influencing skills, as well as the ability to convert significant potential into meaningful supporter relationships.
Principal duties include:
Would you like to make a difference? Ever wanted to use your talents and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people who have experienced sexual violence? We wish to continue to build a strong and competent group of Trustees with the passion to keep this essential specialist sexual violence service available in the Scottish Borders.
Join us if you want to be part of a worthwhile Board.
We are the only dedicated, specialist service in the Scottish Borders providing support to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence. Our services offer experienced and beneficial support services to self-identifying women aged 18+ and to young people of any gender/gender identity aged between 12 and 18.
What you bring: commitment, experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm.
The role: support the organisation to meet its legal, financial and ethical obligations whilst providing an outstanding service to the people of the Scottish Borders.
The Board currently meets eight times per year, this includes four development meetings.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· HR or legal knowledge
· Community engagement
· Experience of having worked in the voluntary sector
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010
Career Ready’spurpose is toboost social mobilityand transform young people’s life chances and aspirations through learning about career pathways and experiencing the real world of work. Young people leave the Career Ready programme more work ready having made an informed choice about their future career destiny with a plan in place to achieve it, whether via further/higher education, employment, or self-employment.
Career Ready is all about great partnerships between employers, Local Authorities, Head Teachers, and schools, transforming young lives along the way. We recognise the potential in students from all backgrounds but are focused on giving students with little family background of higher education or professional careers, the confidence, skills and networks to achieve their potential –our social mobility focus.
As apassionateand experienced professional in the management of greatpartnerships, you will be able to assess and engage with the changing contexts in which Career Ready operates. In line with our values and approach, you will continue our work with stakeholders who directly prepare young people for the world of work, increasing their employment chances and growing the number of sustainable business-education relationships that contribute to the delivery of our high quality and impactful programme.
Full information canbefound in the role spec which can be foundhere.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Links Worker to work in a Befriending capacity for young people in East Dunbartonshire.
East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA), in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), is developing a new Befriending Service in the area to work with children and young adults, aged up to 18 years who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, or who are at risk from becoming socially isolated.
The Community Links Worker will work with the new service (which will be attached to EDVA’s existing befriending service for adults) in assessing, recruiting, and matching carefully selected adult volunteers who will offer befriending support to young people.
The postholder will ensure that befriending volunteers provide encouragement for young people to undertake new activities, help them gain confidence and increase their self-esteem. They will also work with volunteers in ensuring young people develop social skills and enable them to re-engage with their local community.
Against the background of COVID19 and lockdown which has imposed severe restrictions on young people, this post will play a crucial role in allowing young people to increase their social connectedness.