This is an exciting opportunity to fulfil a very significant and high profile leadership role in Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
You will bring ambition, energy and imagination to this high profile, national role, with the focus on ensuring that people have a meaningful and effective role in the design and delivery of their care. Strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills are essential.
The Director will also be a member of the executive team of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and contribute to shaping the strategic direction for the organisation.
You will be educated to degree level and have extensive practical experience of leading change, and in fostering effective partnership working with a wide range of organisations, especially in the context of involving people in the design and provision of services.
*Extended periods of remote working will be required until March 2021 at the earliest. Further details will be given at interview.
AdvoCard is a well-established and highly regarded advocacy organisation in Edinburgh. Primarily providing independent advocacy to individuals affected by mental ill-health, we work individually and collectively with a range of advocacy partners to ensure their voices are heard and their rights upheld.
We are looking for an experienced leader who can build on our success and lead the organisation forward at this exciting but challenging time. You will lead a team of knowledgeable staff and volunteers who take pride in AdvoCard’s unique services. You will be an experienced manager with excellent communication skills, and have experience in strategic planning, staff management, raising an organisation's profile and securing ongoing funding to turn vision into action. In addition you should have a track record of successful partnership work with key external organisations to deliver services and influence local and national policy.
If you can bring commitment, innovation and a real passion for supporting the individual and collective voices of those who struggle to be heard, we want to hear from you. To be successful, you will have a background working in advocacy, social care or a related field in either the statutory or third sector, have an understanding of the relevant policy and legislative drivers locally and nationally, and a proven track record of leadership.
Pensions are difficult, right?
Or maybe you know your annuity from your flexible drawdown?
If you do, you could help people to get to know their pension options.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. Our service continues to grow and expand, and we are now excited to recruit a Pension Wise Guidance Specialist. Pension Wise is the free and impartial service that provides help & guidance to people about their options when accessing their defined contribution pension.
Working as part of our team, you will provide quality information & guidance to people over the telephone and face to face across Fife. You will have a proven knowledge of pension law, practice and products gained in a pensions technical role as well as an understanding of the wider issues for those facing retirement. Strong communication skills and numerical ability are essential.
The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate a commitment to CARF’s vision and values.
Your work will focus on assisting clients to identify and progress towards achieving their personal goals. This will involve developing relationships with mainstream services in the local area and working in partnership to create opportunities for our client group. You will also have a key role in achieving the Project outcome of developing a peer led community network.
You will have sound knowledge and experience in the field of addiction treatment or addiction recovery; however, your attitude and personality are also important. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire clients to develop their self-confidence and realise their potential and personal goals. You will also have the drive and commitment to take an active role in this new development within the community.
You must have experience of delivering support groups in the community. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships. You will also be confident delivering and facilitating group work and training as well as working on a one to one basis with clients.
This is an exciting and rewarding environment in which to develop your career and an opportunity to work in a new challenging and exciting Project.
The successful candidates will be required to have PVG, Right to Work in UK and reference checks.
A Criminal Justice Worker is required to provide support and advice through structured mentoring for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.
Support needs vary enormously dependant on criminogenic needs/risks, examples include: addressing offending behaviour through the delivery of behaviour change programmes, supporting service users with mental health and wellbeing, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders and supporting service users to access education/ employment. Experience of working with women in the criminal justice system is essential.
The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.
Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to service users in Fife.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.
A valid driving licence is essential for this post.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.
An exciting opportunity to join our Making it Work for Families team – working in partnership with Clued Up, FIRST and CARF to support families in need in Levenmouth and Kirkcaldy areas. Our Family Learning Coordinator will facilitate opportunities for families to learn, love and laugh together through family support activities and play. Focused on improving family relationships, communication and raising aspirations for the whole family. We are looking for someone creative, fun and innovative!
Relationships Scotland Borders supports families with relationship difficulties and with post separation arrangements for their children. We work throughout the Scottish Borders and there are four specialist teams: mediation; counselling and psycho-sexual therapy; contact and family support (adults & children).
We are currently looking for a Practice Manager to undertake the day-to-day management of practice workers and support the delivery of all service provision to our clients.
As a key member of our team, the Practice Manager will report directly to the CEO and will aid the development of the organisation and ensure consistency and excellence in standards of practice and service delivery.
We are looking for a highly motivated person with management experience who is confident, highly organised and can work flexibly, proactively and under pressure. Excellent people skills are imperative and experience of managing staff remotely would be helpful.
The successful candidate is expected to have a sound knowledge of family conflict and the effects of parental separation on children. An understanding of mediation and counselling processes, child protection and domestic abuse issues is highly desirable. The Practice Manager will be responsible for writing and/or overseeing all contact and child reports provided by RSB to the Courts and as such must have excellent written as well as verbal communication skills.
RSB has operated from a ‘virtual office’ successfully for 30 years and like the admin team, the Practice Manager will work mostly from home. Some travel around the Borders will be required to attend face-to-face meetings and occasional attendance at some national meetings in Edinburgh with colleagues from around Scotland will be needed. Currently all meetings are undertaken via Zoom and it is envisaged that this will, for the most part, continue once Covid restrictions ease.
Almost all client work is currently being carried out on-line, and the on-line option for clients will continue post-Covid, but normally most client appointments are undertaken on weekday mornings/evenings and it is expected that the Practice Manager will visit the staff at the practice venues in Galashiels, when needed.
A key role of the position will be to manage the work of the contact centres. RSB run four centres around the Borders which operate on Saturdays and occasional Saturday working will be required to ensure consistency of service, training and supervision of staff.
Five weeks annual leave per annum is offered along with 12 days public holiday. Pension contributions will be offered and discussed with the potential appointee.
Responsible for coordinating and developing the work of a highly skilled team offering counselling and complementary therapies for people wishing to address their stimulant drug use.
To start in April 2021, we are seeking enthusiastic, pragmatic, optimistic people who are excited by what spirit-led growth might mean in a faith context. Our expanding local development team is a key part of our plans to reinvigorate Quakerism and to help Quaker communities thrive.
As a local development worker, you will support Quaker communities to be inclusive, welcoming, and all-age. The support areas include worship, community, organisational management, social action, collaboration in the wider community, and outreach. You will provide accompaniment, facilitation, project support, and training. You will work alongside others in Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke Learning to provide resources and opportunities that grow from the identified needs of local Quakers.
We invite applications from people who are:
As one of our local development workers, you will be required to work 28 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. Frequent travel (when restrictions are lifted).
You can be based at home or in a suitable office in the region. One post each in:
Alongside the opportunity to transform the experience of Quakers across Britain, we offer a generous benefits package. To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email Sophie Smith at email@example.com
Change grow live Forth Valley are excited to invite applications for 2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) posts.
One post will be based in the community and one will be working within the 3 prisons in Forth Valley.
The CBT posts will work in partnership with, and follow, NHS Forth Valley Psychology guidelines and pathways.
We are looking for applicants who are qualified CBT therapist or counselling psychologist, e.g. minimum level 4 qualification or equivalent (BACP, UKCP, BPS, FDAP) and have experience and knowledge of working with individuals with drug and alcohol issues, offending and social care issues.
The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team, and will provide assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within a coordinated package of care for drug and alcohol users. The CBT therapists will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages and should be committed to equal opportunities.
The CBT therapist will be required to work across a number of operational sites across the area as required and work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include evening and weekend working.