Who are we looking for and why work at Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)?
We’re looking for an experienced management accountant who can support, monitor, and drive our financial processes and procedures. You will be strategically minded and an excellent communicator who can provide professional accountancy support to enable Children’s hearings Scotland to make the most effective use of our resources. You will be an outstanding and engaging team player who can prioritise workload and deliver on the technical detail across multiple fronts.
At CHS we recruit, train and support empathetic and committed volunteers across Scotland. Our volunteer roles are Panel Members and Area Support Team (AST) members.
Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.
CHS has signed-up to deliver The Promise and in that we will work with young people and our partners to redesign Children’s Hearings over the next 5-years. This is possibly the most exciting time to work at CHS as you will play a key role in supporting us to deliver this change.
Our Finance team
We now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with relevant experience of public sector accountancy to join us as a Management Accountant. Applying your expert professional knowledge and experience, you will play an integral part in the successful management of the of our financial processes. We are looking for someone who can provide excellent advice, guidance, and oversight on all aspects of our Finance and Budget management.
As our Management Accountant, you will develop and maintain effective and proactive working relationships between the Finance Team and our operational teams, working with support services colleagues to source and deliver appropriate solutions to meet our business requirements. You will ensure the implementation of our Finance policies and procedures brings consistency of practice, fairness and equality in relation to budget management.
You will review the effectiveness of our administrative financial policies, systems and procedures to ensure continuous improvement and enable our growth as we move forward.
You will be a key player working with our internal and external auditors to provide relevant information and access and brining their recommendations forward.
Day to day, you will manage our capital/asset accounting including appraisal, post appraisal and asset register maintenance, verification, depreciation and disposal of fixed assets. You will support the payroll function and liaise with our pension providers and HM Revenue and Customs as required.
Life at CHS
As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people. Our values are at the very heart of what we do every day. By working with us, you’ll be joining a diverse community of colleagues and volunteers.
At CHS we are proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.
We offer an excellent benefits package, from health and wellness to finances and family. including: generous annual leave, flexible working and other leave policies, fantastic pension, Employee Assistance Programme, development opportunities and wider employee wellbeing initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusion
CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining CHS.
We are looking for a Head of Research, Evidence and Insight to join our team! Could this be you?
About the Role
The role is central to helping us to develop and lead a range of research and insights projects on flexible working - focusing on employers and people in work - in order to inform and support both our commercial employer work and our social justice priorities.
You can find out more about the role by downloading the Job Description.
Dance Base is Scotland's National Centre for Dance, based in beautiful purpose built studios in Edinburgh's Grassmarket. We aim to get the whole of Scotland to experience dance and build national and international success for dance artists based here.
We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Head of Finance to join our senior management team to support good decision making and help to develop new systems for the organisation’s budgeting and finance processes.
As a part time position (20 hours per week) we are happy to discuss flexible arrangements to fit in with other commitments and open to candidates who would prefer to work from home across Scotland and beyond.
Dance Base Scotland is a Scottish Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee with a pre-COVID income of £1.3 million per annum. Good financial information and efficient execution of financial transactions are vital for the success and reputation of the organisation and the Head of Finance will be responsible for providing effective and compliant accounting processes.
During their first six months, the postholder will be expected to manage a transition of our finance and payroll systems from current desktop and paper-based systems (SAGE50cloud Accounts Professional) to a largely paperless system to drive improvements in efficiency and enhance our financial reporting.
The ideal candidate will have, or be working towards, a recognised accountancy qualification and have experience of setting up and managing online systems and processes. They will be pragmatic and solution-focused with the ability to build effective relationships and work in partnership with others.
Aberlour delivers a number of services supporting children, young people and their families across the Dumfries and Galloway area.
We help parents and children who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may be affected by a range of issues, which could include drug and alcohol use in the family. We work with whole families as well as children on their own and will work with children from birth.
We are looking for an experienced administrator to support the service with general and financial administrative tasks, for 15 hours per week, worked flexibly during office hours.
You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.
We are a community-led health and wellbeing organisation and local community anchor organisation. We operate from our Healthy Living Centre base in Partick, Glasgow and have over 30 years’ experience working with the local community to develop and deliver community development initiatives and wellbeing activities.
We work with local people, community groups, housing associations, businesses and other voluntary and community organisations. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, elected by our members. We have 12 employees and 30 volunteers working to achieve our mission and engage with around 1000 residents each year.
Purpose of the job
To engage residents and community groups in rolling out Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund, supporting local involvement in generating ideas, organising voting events to enable residents to select their best community ideas for the £20k funding pot and deciding what matters in their community.
To find out more about the role, please download the Application Pack below.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.
Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.
What is Peer support?
Peer support is intentionally using lived experience to support others and is well known within recovery and mental health services across the world. Peer Work within Thrive is centred around supporting citizens to identify and work towards achievable and meaningful recovery goals, drawing on mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.
We believe the peer support relationship should facilitate the sharing of personal experiences in a way which is purposeful, modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and the sharing or teaching of coping, self-help and self-management techniques.
Peer working should also help citizens to identify and overcome fears within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, and challenge negative self-talk.
The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.
This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges
Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.
The full job description listing all key tasks is available for download below.
For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, visit our website.
tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.
This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).
Cruse Scotland is Scotland’s only open-to-all bereavement charity. As such, we support people of all ages regardless of when the death occurred or the cause of death.
Each year we support over 6,000 people through our helpline, listening and counselling services, specialist support for children and groupwork. We also develop the therapeutic workforce through specialist training and volunteering opportunities. Increasingly we are delivering external training too.
We are at an exciting point in our development and are seeking to establish a fundraising team to help us achieve our goal of being a sustainable charity that works closely with partner agencies to support Scotland’s bereaved.
About the Role:
We seek to recruit an experienced fundraising professional to lead on the development and implementation of a Community and Events Fundraising strategy.
Reporting directly to the CEO, this is a new post that will help Cruse Scotland significantly increase income through Community and events activities. It is envisaged that this will be achieved through establishing long-term relationships with key stakeholder groups and utilising digital tools.
The post will be a combination of home & office based in Edinburgh. Some occasional travel in Scotland will be necessary.
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:
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 work in our Fife Accommodation service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
As a Support Worker in the Fife Accommodation service, you will be responsible for providing support to individuals living within a supported accommodation project. The project consists of 15 self contained flats and offers accommodation with support for up to 32 single individuals.
You will also provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation.
Support Workers also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, personal care and other household tasks. As a Support Worker you will also assist service users to maximise their income and benefits, explore employability and training options and help service users apply for relevant benefits available to them including housing benefit.
This role involves assisting service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy as well as helping them take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their home.
This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
The successful candidate must have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role requires the post holder to be registered with the SSSC (see below) then you must have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.
It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion and a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users. It is also essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.
Due to service requirements, we stipulate that applicants must have a flexible, practical, proactive and reliable approach and able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Coupar Angus Youth Activities Group (CAYAG) is a Scottish Charity which aims to promote social and developmental opportunities for young people. CAYAG welcomes all young people and through the work of skilled youth workers provides a safe environment where young people can develop socially, emotionally and educationally and help realise their potential.
CAYAG is located in the Y Hall, a former church, which it owns. To continue providing a wide range of activities and opportunities for young people and the wider community, the Y building requires some repair work and
To support the CAYAG Trustees as they plan the repair and renovation of the Y. To:
To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person specification below.