Unity
Unity

Charity registered in Scotland SC020039

We are Unity (formerly Unity Enterprise). We are a Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise founded in 1989. Over the years we have provided a variety of support services to people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or a risk of exclusion across the West of Scotland. We believe in fair and inclusive communities where everyone is valued and has opportunities to fulfil their potential.  This takes many forms and we are always looking for new ways to support our fellow citizens and widen our impact. 


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Top job! Invitation to apply to join our Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2019

Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.

The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.

Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.

In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.

We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

Overview

The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.

When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.

The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.

Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.

Considerations

Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.

You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.

We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;

· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)

· Marketing, Communications & Social Media

· Finance/Accounting

· Events/fundraising

· Community development/citizenship

· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination

· Lived experience of using services

· Active in a faith community

We invite you to learn more by visiting our website at unity-enterprise.com or arranging an informal chat with our CEO by contacting Head Office on 0141 552 2611.

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Service Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,380
  • 46 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES
  • Closing 17th September 2019

Unity are launching a new project ‘The Spoon Social Kitchen’ supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, which will include a training kitchen and dining experience to support work-based training to adults with learning disabilities as well as other vulnerable groups and those who are socially isolated.

We are now looking to recruit a positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated Full Time Service Co-ordinator and Full Time Catering Support Coach to join our friendly team on a 3-year fixed term contract. You will be in a unique position to contribute in the development and implementation of the project. Working daily with participants, you will be focused on making sure a person’s journey to better health, wellbeing and inclusion is as easy as possible. This includes: project scoping, planning and delivery, stakeholders engagement, performance reporting, budget and resources allocation as well as being able to evidence the outcomes of the service – this job will make a real difference in the lives of people

Service Coordinator – Main Purpose of the Post

To develop and support the social kitchen project which will involve the recruitment and management of service users and volunteers, establishing the training Kitchen, social dining experience and expansion of our ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme. The role involves having overall responsibility for the effective planning, implementation, delivery and reporting of the project. The successful candidate will be driven with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop successful relationships with staff, volunteers, service users with multiple needs, other agencies and members of the public to create a thriving social kitchen and dining environment.

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Catering Support Coach

  • Full time
  • £16,380
  • 46 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES
  • Closing 17th September 2019

Unity are launching a new project ‘The Spoon Social Kitchen’ supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, which will include a training kitchen and dining experience to support work-based training to adults with learning disabilities as well as other vulnerable groups and those who are socially isolated.

We are now looking to recruit a positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated Full Time Catering Support Coach to join our friendly team on a 3-year fixed term contract. You will be in a unique position to contribute in the development and implementation of this brand new project. You will work with the Service Coordinator to support participants in their journey to better health, wellbeing and inclusion through our social kitchen.

Catering Support Coach - Main Purpose of the Post

To assist the Service Coordinator in the development of service users and volunteers in establishing the training Kitchen, social dining experience and expansion of our ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme. This role will involve balancing coaching responsibilities with food production/workshops and administration duties, working both in the kitchen, a social dining experience and administration of personal development plans for vulnerable adults. The successful candidate will be driven with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop successful relationships with staff, volunteers, service users with multiple needs, other agencies and members of the public to create a thriving social kitchen and dining environment.

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Young Carers Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,350 pro-rata
  • Irvine
  • Closing 18th October 2019

Unity is looking for a young carers worker in their North Ayrshire carers centre. You will be a vital member of the team working directly with the young people of North Ayrshire. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting young carers to achieve better lives.

You will have an SVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification, although consideration may be given to exceptional candidates who are not qualified to that level. It would be advantageous if you had been working with young people before this.

The post would be a 14-hour working week 2 days per week with occasional weekend working.

Typical shift pattern would be 9am – 4pm but late working is required when facilitating young carers group.

You would have to facilitate young carers peer support groups 2 or 3 evenings per week during term time. These groups would be educational and also some fun for the young people.

You would also have to go into local schools and carry out presentation to large school assembles raising awareness in all North Ayrshire schools the plight of the young carers.

We offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, life assurance cover. Car user would be beneficial with excellent mileage rate paid.

Organisational Profile

We are Unity (formerly Unity Enterprise). We are a Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise founded in 1989. Over the years we have provided a variety of support services to people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or a risk of exclusion across the West of Scotland. We believe in fair and inclusive communities where everyone is valued and has opportunities to fulfil their potential. This takes many forms and we are always looking for new ways to support our fellow citizens and widen our impact.

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