The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) is a Scottish charity that has been operating for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution. Our mission is to provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed, build connections between people and use what we learn to campaign for change.
The new post of CEO is the keystone to RST’s operations. You will front the organisation and oversee the day-to-day operations, providing direction and leadership to the staff team, working collaboratively with the Board and ensuring sound financial, operational, risk and people management.
Key responsibilities include –
· Developing strategic and operational plans and managing a staff team to effectively implement them.
· Securing sufficient resources to support business continuity, organisation sustainability and project development; for example grant funding and donations
· Managing finances at senior management level including leading on budget preparation, income and expenditure monitoring and forecasting
· Developing new services and projects including setting realistic and achievable targets and outcomes.
The successful candidate will have a strong track-record leading or working within senior management of a third sector or similar organisation. You will be central to the development and implementation of future strategy and work in support of RST’s vision and aims, as well as structures and processes that enable RST to be effective and efficient.
Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards ending domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women. We play a vital role in campaigning at national and international level and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse, including ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need when they need them.
Would you like to be part of a vital helpline service for people with experience of domestic abuse and forced marriage?
Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for Relief Helpline Call Handlers for Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline, with mixed shift and night shift contracts available.
With excellent communication skills, you will respond effectively and sensitively to calls, emails and web chats from a wide range of people. You will have an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and forced marriage, and demonstrate strong computer admin skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative. Ideally, you will have experience of working or volunteering for a helpline or violence against women service.
The Helpline operates a 24-hour rota with day, evening and night shifts. With a flexible approach, you will work on a relief basis, paid hourly, covering shifts for staff absence and/or during busy periods.
Relief Helpline Call Handlers will benefit from induction and training, access to ongoing learning and development opportunities, staff pension and other benefits.
Candidates must have the relevant qualifications and experience in health and social care. Nursing or SVQ level 3 minimum qualification. Competent to manage the day to day running of the home in the absence of the manager or Deputy. Compassionate and caring. Good team leader. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care for the elderly in a comfortable and secure environment.
Purpose of the Role
To work as a member of a Housing First Team, which aims to offer support to single homeless women, providing permanent housing directly to street homeless individuals with ongoing assertive but flexible support, with a strong focus on harm reduction and sustainable tenancy within the community. You will be employed by DWA and seconded to the Housing First team. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. You will be required to provide creative permanent housing solutions, whilst providing support consistent with the internationally recognised Housing First Fidelities:
The post-holder is required to be a member of the PVG Scheme.
Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic person to join our team
This is a new, developmental post to support the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 across East Renfrewshire.
As a Respitality & Short Breaks Development Worker you will be focused on seeking out new links and building on existing links with local and national businesses, who want to contribute to the wider community by providing opportunities for short breaks, complementary therapies or by finding new and innovative ways to offer unpaid carers the respite opportunities they need and want.
The successful applicant will combine a knowledge of carers support with experience in sales, marketing, hospitality or a similar field.
They will be an enthusiastic, creative individual, a self-starter with excellent communication and organisation skills.
There will be a requirement for evening work and on occasion weekends.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
As a Support Worker you will join our well-established teams providing high quality individualised support to adults and young people who have a range of disabilities and support needs in Lanark, Carluke, Ashgill and surrounding areas. Successful candidates will have a positive attitude and commitment towards making a difference to the lives of the people we support.
On a day to day basis we support people with all aspects of their lives including; personal care, taking care of their home and finances as well as developing and maintaining full and active participation in the community. A commitment to an individualised approach is essential and experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract because you have other commitments, then there are opportunities to join our register of relief workers who provide support based on their availability.
All applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required.
Key provides excellent professional supervision, support and training, including access to the SVQ Framework and a chance to really make a difference to people’s lives.
If you would like an informal chat about these posts, please telephone Robert Hendrie, Support and Development Manager on 01555 666128.
The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
Reporting to the Senior Day Care Officer and Day Care Manager, the Day Care Officer (DCO) is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the day care provision for people with a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment. The DCO will have a hands on approach to assisting the supervision of activities and volunteers. The DCO works closely with the other team members to ensure that the highest quality of service is provided.
If you are able to provide high quality care and work within an enriching environment that promotes the wellbeing of clients and maintain positive team relationships, we want to hear from you.
Based in Fife, these vacancies are linked to our Recreation Programme of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise, make friends and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment.
Part Time Recreation Programme Support Workers who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Programme groups. Current vacancies are 1, 2 or 3 days per week, on a Monday/Thursday/Friday plus the possibility of additional ad hoc hours, on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities. The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.
Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).
Remuneration at £9.07 – £9.27 per hour.
Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team to provide care and support to 8 service users in a residential service, specifically commissioned to work with Care Experienced young people. You will be expected to provide support to each individual in keeping with the SHANARRI principles and to contribute to all aspects of support planning and review via Better Futures outcome tool and ensure the safety and security of the building at all times and to undertake tasks relating to health and safety including wellbeing checks and general maintenance and cleaning tasks.
The post will involve two to four shifts per week, over a four-week rolling rota. Typical shift patterns are 07:00-14:00; 13:00-21:00; 13:30-20:30; 14:00-21:00 or 16:15-23:15
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
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.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Fetlor Youth Club’s dynamic youth work team. Fetlor existsto improve the lives of young people in North Edinburgh and to enrich the community is serves through innovation, collaboration and empowerment. The club is a place of activity, adventure and fun for all young people where they can try new experiences and learn new skills. We offer a safe and supportive environment, running youth work provisions Monday – Friday and holiday programmes.
As Deputy Youth Work Manager you will work closely with the Youth Work Manager in the development and delivery of an exciting programme of activities which will engage young people aged 7 – 17. You will ensure robust risk assessment, consent, health & safety and evaluation processes are applied, to ensure data gathering criteria are being met and adequate evidence is gathered during youth work provisions to allow Fetlor to meet reporting requirements. You will ensure the safe use of all spaces in the FetLor Youth Club building and play a role in the day to day upkeep of the building. You will support and encourage young people to express themselves, explore issues and facilitate personal development. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the outdoors programme, to include delivery of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme trips and residentials, environmental project work around our Forest School and Community Garden, supported by the youth work team. You will also be responsible for the recruitment and mentoring of volunteers, supported by the Operations Manager.
You will have a relevant qualification in community education or youth work and at least three years experience. We are looking for someone who:
• Is positive role model for young people who believes in and recognises their potential;
• Enjoys collaborating with others, ensuring great provision for young people and fostering strong bonds with colleagues, supporters and partners;
• Is committed to a culture of continuous improvement, evaluation and self-reflection;
• Believes in the value and importance of building relationships of trust;
• Is excited by new ideas and opportunities