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 offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The Director of Supporter Engagement and Income role is a vitally important position which will oversee and propel onwards the work of three Heads of Department (Grassroots Engagement, Major Giving and Supporter Care) and their teams. The role is absolutely crucial in providing strategic leadership, vision and operational excellence to Mary’s Meals UK, as we seek to deliver continued income growth in this country for the benefit of many more hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the UK leadership team, the Director of Support Engagement and Income will be responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising strategies that raise awareness of Mary’s Meals in the UK, encouraging support of the Mary’s Meals mission.
Principal duties include:
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our personalised support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities.
Working locally, join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be Key!
In turn, you will receive:
No experience necessary! Full training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
This is a new and exciting post created by the Delivery and Development team to support and embed a framework for practice within services, reporting directly to the Policy and Practice Development Manager. You will be expected to work closely with the Service Management Teams and other relevant personnel to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard and demonstrate evidence of continuous improvement.
This role includes supporting the Policy and Practice Development Manager to create, review or revise policies and procedures that affect operational activities. You would be responsible for creating audit tools and programs to review various processes in services to ensure standards are being followed. The role requires supporting and working with Service Managers to discuss and embed quality assurance needs according to their services and external regulation or monitoring and to share best practice throughout services.
Travel across Scotland is likely to be required which will be planned in advance, to support the development of core skills of staff through service assurance visits.
We expect the post holder to demonstrate positive leadership attributes, enabling positive team cultures and the ability to influence and effectively manage change and relationships within services teams.
*We are operating a flexible working policy at SAMH and will discuss with post-holder requirements of location office base, ways of working and travel
The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity
Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
About the role:
The TCV Building Roots Ayrshire project is an exciting partnership project between TCV Scotland and three local authority departments in North, East and South Ayrshire, that are working on resettlement, integration, community learning and development, and ESOL. TCV have a track record of bringing refugee families together, visiting special local places where they meet new people and support local connections, and this has a profoundly positive impact on their lives. This project aims to improve families and individual’s experience of daily and social life, to grow confidence to visit greenspaces and to join into activities to learn about and engage in natural and cultural heritage activities. Those activities are best explored and learned about as a group to encourage building social connections, and improve the participants well-being and feeling of belonging.
The Senior Project Officer will oversee the general running and organisation of the project (including communication with all partners and participants, facilitation and logistics of sessions/activities, monitoring and evaluation of activities and feedback from participants)
This role will be key in supporting participants to practice English in TCV organised activities and this will be backed up with ESOL language classes and other activities organised by the Councils. The project will offer valuable learning opportunities in a supportive group environment while benefiting from engagement with local green spaces.
Other requirements of the role include:
* A full driving licence is required for this role.
A bit more about us:
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.
For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.
Join in, Feel good.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
This is a key role within Victim Support Scotland providing invaluable support to our service delivery teams.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager or Head of Service, you will be deployed to work within service delivery teams throughout a regional area to ensure consistent staffing coverage on an as and when required basis.
You will be responsible for co-ordinating & deploying teams of volunteers to ensure delivery of high-quality support within community & court environments for our service user to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime.
You will be expected to be highly flexible, covering several services within a wide geographical area.
Within your first weeks you will be required to attend Induction, Training & Development sessions to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the role. You will be paid for your time while attending these sessions. Refresher sessions may be required to be undertaken if there are long gaps in between accepted assignments.
Assignments will be offered to you on a sessional hour’s basis, and you are entitled to accept or decline them – once accepted, they form part of your agreement with Victim Support Scotland.
You will be required to travel to various locations within the role set out.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to recent changes in our Board, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people with knowledge in the finance and accounting field to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year. The last year has been a challenge, as it has for many, and we have adapted our services to continue to provide support to those who most need it.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in financial planning; operational financial management; being able to understand and interpret financial accounts; experience or understanding of internal and external audits, and the processes involved in this, as well as risk Management.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring finance and accounting skills to our board and would suit a part or fully qualified accountant who has knowledge of financial strategy; development of business cases and options appraisal. Experience of third sector or public sector finance, and political and/or community engagement would also be an advantage. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
One role covering Glasgow & the West of Scotland
One role covering the North and East of Scotland
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We harness the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK. By bringing people together, we aim to resolve some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in communities. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
In April 2021, the Volunteering Matters family grew to include ProjectScotland, who work to support young people to get on in life, through the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future. Over the past few years, ProjectScotland worked in collaboration with YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot, Scottish Government, young people across Scotland and many other local level partners to develop and publish the #YouthVIP recommendations.
It is clear that COVID-19 has increased the importance and relevance of the role of young people in volunteering, social renewal and civil society. As restrictions continue to ease, and we look to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on communities across Scotland, there are significant opportunities for young people to become more actively involved in volunteering and social action. Taking the #YouthVIP recommendations, partners will work with a specific and key focus for reimagining volunteering with young people and supporting organisations that have not previously been able to take an inclusive approach to involving young people at scale to recruit and support diverse younger volunteers effectively and safely.
We are looking for two talented, dynamic, and professional Youth VIP Engagement Managers to join our team, working together and with partners to deliver ambitious outcomes geared toward embedding #YouthVIP recommendations across Scotland.
One role will have a focus on Glasgow and the West (including Glasgow city, Dumfries and Galloway, the Lanarkshire’s, and Ayrshire’s) and the other will focus on the North and East of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Lothian’s, Forth Valley, Tayside and the Highlands). The right candidates will be people who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.
This role is an exciting opportunity which calls for the successful candidates to work directly with young people, to support their input and voice throughout, but also establish and maintain partnerships with National and local level partners such as the TSI network, individual TSI’s, Volunteer Scotland, and Local Authorities, working closely with their counterpart. Their work will contribute toward a partnership approach to ensure understanding the journey #YouthVIP has been on thus far, the recommendations, where there are areas for development within their area/organisation, and support training and a lasting plan for youth engagement and involvement going forward.
GamCare is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling-related harms.
GamCare’s Women’s Programme is the UK’s first programme designed specifically to address the issue of women and gambling-related harm. There is a perception that problem gambling is only a male issue. This is not true – gambling-related harms affect women too, and the impact can be particularly severe for some of the most vulnerable in our society. Despite this, women are underrepresented in treatment services and there are few organisations that specialise in supporting women that have robust pathways into gambling-related treatment.
We network with local communities and public sector and third sector organisations that work with women in order to enhance their knowledge and skills on gambling-related harms that contributes to ensuring women receive the right support the right time.
We are delighted to be seeking a full-time Training and Engagement Lead for Scotland. You will join our team and collaborate effectively with and be well supported by an enthusiastic and friendly national team. Training and Engagement Leads create excellent local links to embed this flagship programme across the country.
Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to build successful relationships with partner organisations, deliver training, coordinate and facilitate networking opportunities and be a passionate advocate for both the programme and the treatment support services delivered by GamCare. The work will not always be easy, as we will be working with partner organisations that have competing priorities and a constant demand on their time. Passion, enthusiasm and commitment will help to you to make sure that this important issue is given the attention it deserves.
Successful candidates will be confident, self-motivated communicators, have good attention to detail and enjoy persuading and influencing. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, you will champion the work.
If you are committed to seeing better support for vulnerable women and girls and think you would love to be a part of an innovative and dynamic initiative, then we would love to hear from you!
The role is a fixed term post, full time until end March 2023. We are open to discussion about where the roles will work from in each region; some may be based in GamCare’s partner organisations, some home based.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
Personal development and employability programmes
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. We put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
We’re seeking to recruit some great new Support Workers to join the different services we provide. We have a variety of roles available on a full-time, part-time or relief basis. Please see the job descriptions attached for the roles we are currently recruiting for. Please state in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for and if you are looking for full-time, part-time or relief hours. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications for some of our roles. If you share our values, we would love to hear from you.
LinkLiving’s Services (Please click on the below services to find out more about them)
Young People Services
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Fife Trauma and Accommodation Services
Fife Visiting Support Services
Older Person’s Services
Mental Health Services
Training and Groupwork
Some roles involve lone working and these posts require the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
We are looking for relief workers to cover around the clock shifts on weekdays and weekends both within our residential and outreach services. We provide accommodation and support to adults who are homeless and moving on from homeless accommodation and also intensive outreach support to people living in their own tenancies.
We provide support, advice and assistance to individuals and groups regarding practical skills, physical health and wellbeing and emotional support.
We provide opportunities to explore personal interests, occupation of time and positive social networks.
Many of the people we work with are vulnerable and have complex issues, therefore, we are looking for highly motivated relief workers with excellent communication skills who have a personal value set that matches ours.
• People focused
• Going the extra mile
Work will be in our supported residential services, outreach services and follow on services.
• Do you have the motivation to undertake this role?
• Are you a people person who wants to help homeless people improve their lives?
• Do you see yourself working in the social care sector?
If so this could be a stepping stone role into a career in the social care sector. You will have the opportunity to take part in related training and receive one to one inputs to reviewing your work practice.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.