Are you a solicitor with an interest in social justice and human rights, with post-qualification experience of housing litigation, including representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Housing Solicitor and you could soon be playing an important role within an exciting new partnership.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The ‘Street Legal’ project is a recently formed partnership with CLAN Childlaw that’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Its goal is to prevent homelessness and engage in early action to deal with the causes of homelessness for children, young people and families. It also aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and representation and increase the capacity of Edinburgh’s third sector organisations to use the law to prevent homelessness through the delivery of lawyer led workshops.
About the role
As a Housing Solicitor, we’ll rely on you to maintain an active caseload and provide legal advice and representation to families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh, in partnership with CLAN. You’ll also be responsible for developing housing and homelessness law for families, children and young people and devising and delivering lawyer led training for front line third sector services. Working collaboratively within the sector to directly address issues that may arise with the implementation of the ‘Ending Homeless Together High Level Action Plan’ will be important too, as will promoting an understanding of the legal framework and ensuring a rights based approach from the outset.
Proactive, customer-focused and driven to achieve the very best outcomes for clients, your substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in the public and private sector includes issues relating to homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. What's more, you have a sound knowledge of publicly funded legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help. You’re great at influencing others too, and are able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations. And, when it comes to applying creative and lateral thinking, challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas, methods and processes, again you’ll excel.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Housing Law Service team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
The role of CEO of Quality Scotland is one that encompasses both a wide range of activities and also presents the opportunity to lead and be part of a strong, fantastic, highly skilled and passionate team. This role combines both the day to day operations of the organisation, providing direction and leadership to the team in the development and implementation of the organisation’s vision, mission, values and strategic aims; and also, a strong element of account management and delivery.
The Quality Scotland membership is at the heart of the organisation and as a team there is a very flat people structure in place which links with the organisational culture, where the EFQM Excellence Model is not only the main element of service delivery but also underpins the Quality Scotland way of doing things.
This role offers the opportunity to engage with all sectors across Scotland and also represent Quality Scotland on a global platform through the EFQM Partner Council.
There is a very strong well-established supportive culture across the organisation where everyone contributes and helps out when things need to be done.
Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
Exciting times! get2gether has just celebrated its 7th birthday and we believe we’ve achieved a lot – we organise social opportunities for adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians and our membership is growing. Thanks to continued funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Government our future is secure until at least March 2021.
As Edinburgh Events Co-ordinator, you will be organising a range of ‘ordinary’ events in ‘ordinary’ places in co-production with our members. You’ll be attending and facilitating these events (including evenings and weekends). You will work closely with our Ambassadors, Events Team and members, encouraging them towards greater independence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
The Young Carers Project and Young Adult Carers Project aims to provide information, advice and support to young people 7 – 25 years who have caring responsibilities within their family, due to illness, disability or substance misuse.
A sound knowledge of working with children and young people is essential as is access to own car.
This post will be subject to PVG checks
Wellbeing Scotland is a community based organisation working with impact on Wellbeing from life circumstances comprising a range of specialist services under the Wellbeing Scotland umbrella.
Wellbeing Scotland have developed an exciting new post which will be an essential part of our ongoing growth. The post-holder will:
Are you an experienced housing, benefits or debt adviser, supervisor or trainer interested in making a difference?
If you are, would you like to become a SNSIAP peer reviewer?
Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) are recruiting new SNSIAP peer reviewers in housing, welfare benefits and debt. We are looking for people who are confident in their subject knowledge (housing, welfare benefits or debt) who can be objective about other people’s work and who appreciate that there are many different ways of delivering quality advice.
You must have good written English and be able to make and justify difficult decisions; be open and responsive to constructive feedback and be able to give the same feedback to others. Attention to detail and good time management skills are also essential.
In our Waterside Workshops in Edinburgh we have a vacancy for a Part Time Drama and Performance Workshop Leader.
No of days (2 or 3) and days of the week to be confirmed at interview stage.
An experienced and committed individual to support members to develop their self-expression, communication, creativity and self-esteem through drama and performance.
Essential: Driving licence, use of car for work and Disclosure Scotland clearance.
The Scottish Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association (SCABA) is a long- established charity which supports members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants' of Scotland and their dependants.
This postholder will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality professional service aligned to SCABA’s key objectives to provide support and advice to applicants and beneficiaries relating to all aspects of social care, health related challenges and financial issues. In addition, the postholder will provide an assessment and advisory service to the Board of Trustees to assist with the decision-making process when considering the awarding of financial assistance or alternative support.
The post holder will also participate and contribute to on-going service improvement and development within the charity and provide advice relating to current legislation and standards of practice and care within the Social/Health Care arena.
With Kids is a small but dynamic charity supporting vulnerable children and families. We have a base in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also work in a number of other local authority areas. We provide an early intervention service for children, aged 3 to 12, who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We also offer social and practical support to their families.
We have been working in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh for the last 8 years supporting families and offering a wide variety of community development support. We have been successful in securing funding through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund to allow us to develop a Children’s Zone project across the whole of Wester Hailes and surrounding area. As a result we have a vacancy for an energetic community and family support worker to work closely with families in the area.
The purpose of this role is to lead the development of community support networks for children and parents/carers including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The person appointed will have a wide range of experience in community development and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable families.
The successful applicant must be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
For more information on With Kids please visit our website at: withkids.org.uk
For further information on this project please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org