Barnardo's Scotland
Barnardo's Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

At Barnardo's we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need We are proud to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation level Charter Award as a mark of our inclusive practice.

Current vacancies

Regional Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,631 – £30,000
  • Home-based, and Barnardo's Glasgow Office based (circa 1/2 days per week), also working throughout Scotland
  • Closing 9th April 2019

At Barnardo's, we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. Now we need you to play your part in making that vision a reality.

We are looking for an experienced Regional Fundraising Manager with a demonstrable background of community fundraising and networking to deliver across our Scotland fundraising campaigns and programmes. You will be an integral member of the Scotland Fundraising team and UK Regional Fundraising team, working closely with the Scotland Fundraising Lead and Senior Regional Fundraising Manager to build our community support base and increase our income in Scotland.

You will have experience of driving excellent supporter experience and generating income growth through the delivery of fundraising partnerships and relationships, with substantial experience in the community fundraising field. You will be a first-rate communicator, and confident in managing a portfolio of supporters and organisations, delivering high value stewardship in order to increase life-time value to Barnardo's. You will have an excellent understanding of working with fundraising volunteers and community groups. You will be confident acquiring new businesses, partnerships and supporters and exploring new opportunities, working to objectives and KPIs to deliver increased income and support across Scotland.

You will adopt a proactive approach, utilising initiative and actively relationship building with existing/new funders, colleagues and volunteers to positively impact projected income. While your creativity and enthusiasm will enable you to pioneer, test and refine effective fundraising activities to suit Scottish audiences.

Reporting to the Scotland Fundraising Lead, with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Regional Fundraising Manager, this role will offer the successful candidate a great opportunity to work in a supportive working environment with lots of potential for learning and development. If you are an ambitious and driven networker and fundraiser, we are looking to hear from you.

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Family Support Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow Office
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Glasgow Together, Glasgow

We are looking for driven and creative Community Family Support Development Workers – 5 posts plus a Community Family Support and Volunteer Coordinator. to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Together'.

This innovative early intervention service, funded to March 2022 by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, will see our newly formed third sector consortium (comprising Barnardo's, Quarriers, Home-Start Glasgow North, Glasgow East Women's Aid*, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, and GeezaBreak co-located with the North East Glasgow Duty Social Work Team. Successful applicants will be employed by one of the above organisations and are asked to indicate, on their application form, their preference for which organisation they are applying to and would be employed by if successful. You can indicate more than one organisation.

*Glasgow East Women's Aid is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

The role of the ‘Glasgow Together' Community Family Support Workers will be to work alongside Statutory Social Work colleagues providing quality intervention through advice, support and services to children, young people and their families in accordance with the aims and objectives of the ‘Glasgow Together' service. Families referred to social work, but not meeting the threshold for statutory intervention, will receive faster and earlier access to support via the ‘Glasgow Together' service. The aim of this will be to prevent a crisis cycle developing and reduce the need for statutory involvement and intervention, or further engagement, from social work at a later stage.

Applicants require to evidence previous experience in assessing needs and achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. They should also be able to evidence an ability to work collaboratively with partner organisations and statutory agencies to ensure a multi-agency approach to effective outcomes for service users

It is an essential requirement for these posts that successful candidates be qualified to HNC in Social Services/SVQ level 3.

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Team Manager Barnardo's Threads

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £29,123
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

Barnardo's Threads are looking to recruit a Team Manager to support the leadership and development of services to children, young people and families across Renfrewshire.

Threads currently provides a diverse range of service provision including intensive family support and interventions for children impacted by gender based violence and substance misuse. In addition we deliver initiatives in partnership with primary schools and the local authority to support children's attainment and Syrian families resettlement across Renfrewshire, with the overall focus to improve outcomes for children and young people.

The successful candidate should have the ability to inspire and motivate a multidisciplinary team and will be required to lead on the development of innovative evidence informed practice.

Experience of providing leadership to teams to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is essential as is, a degree in Social Work/ Health/ Community Education and the ability to apply for SSSC registration.

A post qualifying Child Protection qualification is desirable.

For an informal discussion regarding the post contact Sam King, Children's Services Manager 0141 884 6696.

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Residential Project Worker 2 - Days or Nights

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 25th January 2019

For Forty Years Barnardo's Caern Project have been delivering a variety of quality services for young people with disabilities and/or autism.

We will shortly be opening a new community house in Midlothian where we will provide full-time residential care for a number of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Using a person centred approach we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe.

We aim to enhance the young people's lives by supporting them to develop their independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

For this undertaking we are looking to recruit a team of Residential Project Worker 2's for both day and night working.

Ideally you will have experience within a social care setting and possess qualifications for registration with the SSSC as a Residential Child Care Worker.

The full-time posts are 37 hours a week. Shifts will be allocated on a rota. It is anticipated that these hours (at either day or night) will be worked over three days each week including weekends.

We would also encourage applicants that are interested in part-time contracts of 12 or 24 hrs. Please state on your application form the hours that you would prefer.

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

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Residential Project Worker - Days

  • Full time
  • £19,768
  • BERDS Childrens Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – Barnardo's Caern Project deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

You will support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people during short breaks.

Ideally you will have experience working with young people and the required qualifications for full registration as a residential child care worker with the SSSC or willingness to work towards them.

The full-time posts are 37 hours a week. Shifts will be allocated on a rota.

It is anticipated that Residential Project Workers Days will work these hours over five days each week including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

We would also encourage applicants that are interested in part-time work.

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

Please see the attached job and person profile for the essential criteria for this role.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Senior Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Edinburgh, BERDS Childrens Centre
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – at the Barnardo's Caern Project we deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

We are looking to recruit Senior Residential Workers to manage and support a team of staff who provide care and support for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to enable them to achieve positive outcomes.

You will be a resilient and committed worker.

You will have knowledge and understanding of best practice in the fields of disability, autism and residential care.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people during short breaks.

Ideally you will have experience working with young people and the required qualifications for full registration as a residential child care worker with supervisory responsibilities the SSSC or the willingness to work towards them.

The full-time posts are 37 hours a week. Shifts will be allocated on a rota.

It is anticipated that Senior Residential Project Workers will work these hours over five days each week including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

Applications for part-time posts may be considered.

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 27th January 2019

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

The service is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team in working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a ‘Key worker' role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including direct work with children and families, care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme you will be required to register with the SSSC under residential childcare.

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Night Shift Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,373 pro-rata
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – at the Barnardo's Caern Project we deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

You will support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people during short breaks.

Ideally you will have experience working with young people and the required qualifications for full registration as a residential child care worker with the SSSC or willingness to work towards them.

Shifts are 10 hours per night. 10pm to 8am shifts will be allocated on a rota basis.

Shifts are 10 hours per night. 10pm to 8am shifts will be allocated on a rota basis.

It is anticipated that Residential Project Workers (Nights) will work either 1, 2 or 3 nights per week including weekends.

(Posts of 1, 2 or 3 nights per week will be considered.)

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

Please see the attached job and person profile for the essential criteria for this role.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Senior Residential Project Worker – Linksfield

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £32,704
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 27th January 2019

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

The service is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Practitioner to work as part of our management team.

A qualified practitioner (background in social work, teaching, community education or health) with post qualifying childcare experience, you will have the ability to supervise staff, and contribute to the planning and development of an innovative residential service.

In addition to the above duties, the job description and person specifications, you will be expected to be able and willing to undertake the core duties of a Residential Project Worker and support care to be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care. This involves working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people, providing a safe and nurturing environment and contributing to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme. You will be required to join the SSSC Residential childcare.

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Service Administrator - Children's Rights & Advocacy

  • Part time
  • from £17,308 pro-rata
  • Hear 4 Um, Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include our Children's Rights and Advocacy work.

Service Administrator – Children's Rights & Advocacy, Paisley, Renfrewshire 18.5hr per week

We are looking to recruit an experienced and responsible administrator, supporting our children's rights and advocacy services in an effective and efficient manner. Essentially, you must have proven office experience with knowledge and experience of a range of IT packages. Tasks will include financialadministration, premises management, service user records administration and support with thedevelopment of monitoring reports for service commissioners. This post requires someone who has excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

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Independent Advocate

  • Part time
  • £17,308 – £18,692 pro-rata
  • Hear 4 U, Paisley And Inverclyde
  • Closing 28th January 2019

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4 U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure their rights are respected and their views heard. We have two part time posts available across the following Hear 4u localities.

Independent Advocate – Barnardo's Hear 4 U Advocacy Service (2 p/t or 1f/t post)

18.5hrs per week – Inverclyde (currently funded until 31st October 2019 – possible extension)

18.5hrs per week – Renfrewshire

Candidates are welcome to apply for both the Inverclyde & Renfrewshire posts on a full time basis taking into consideration the current fixed term funding position in Inverclyde. Please indicate on the application if you are interested in both positions on a full time basis.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes. Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.

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Child Sexual Exploitation Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £32,704
  • Fife and West of Scotland
  • Closing 29th January 2019

RISE is a partnership between Barnardo's Scotland and Police Scotland to develop and deliver a Scottish Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Advisor network that will draw on the skills, knowledge and intelligence of key agencies and provide a coordinated response to CSE.

Our CSE Advisor network is undergoing expansion and will be co-located within 4 of Police Scotland's 14 Divisions.

We are looking to recruit two further CSE Advisors with one post based in Fife and the other post based in Glasgow/West of Scotland. The posts will be based co-located within a police station and both advisors will need to have the ability to work remotely from their direct line manager as well as assist in coordinating activity and learning across the posts.

The role which is essentially an enabling / capacity building role may also involve initial consultation with young people and their families/carers, with a view to referral to services, where appropriate. In this way we aim to achieve a proactive response that adequately supports victims of CSE and assists in disrupting perpetrators and perpetrator networks.

We are looking to recruit two CSE advisors,

NB Please advise on your application form if you would like to be considered for the Fife post, the Glasgow/West of Scotland post or both posts.

This post will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland and additional police check.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • Circa £23,545 – £25,428
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire
  • Closing 31st January 2019

Barnardo's Renfrewshire is looking to recruit a participation worker as part of their innovative strategic partnership with Renfrewshire Council to achieve transformational change across Mental Health and Wellbeing provision for children and young people.

This new post will lead on the participation of children and young people, ensuring that they have opportunities to share views and experiences and that their voices are at the centre of service redesign. The successful candidate should have experience of leading practice across participation with knowledge of the issues relating to the participation of children and young people in communities.

You should be a confident communicator with the ability to develop effective relationships with children, young people and colleagues across the local authority to achieve positive outcomes.

A degree in Social Work/ Youth Work/ Community Education is essential, as is 2 years post qualifying experience working with children and young people across a community setting.

This post is initially funded for 12 months with possibility of extension.

For an informal discussion regarding the post contact: Sam King, Programme Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing, Renfrewshire. 0141 884 6696.

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Senior Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,454 – £25,428
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th February 2019

We are recruiting for the post of a Project worker 2 to complement our current team delivering the Achieving Change Together Service hosted within our wider family support service referred to as Barnardo's Family Support and Youth Involvement Project. We are one of the main providers of family support in North East Glasgow, working in partnership with local alcohol and drug recovery services to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable families. We have delivered youth and family support services for communities in the North East of the city since 2003, building strong relationships with service users, local partners and stakeholders; focusing on themes of alcohol/ drug misuse support, youth work, and family crisis provision.

The ideal candidate should possess a relevant degree in social work and be prepared to undertake working directly with families but also support the delivery of group work programs. Due to the outreach nature of our work and the geographical area we are required to work across, this is an essential car user role.

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Housing Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th February 2019

Barnardo's 16 plus Glasgow provides a comprehensive community based transitional support service to young people aged 16-25, who have either been in Care or who have had extensive social work involvement. The project supports young people in a residential setting and on an outreach basis. We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our existing team.

Barnardo's Onslow Driveprovides a nurturing environment with a high level of support, which will improve outcomes for the most vulnerable young people.

We are looking to recruit a full time Housing Support Worker to join our existing team.The overall aim is to provide young people with the skills and confidence to move on to more independent accommodation taking into account the recognition that as a consequence of young people's life experience including trauma, and any resultant behavioural issues which arise from this, that the transition for them is likely to be more challenging.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Children's Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,591 – £44,394
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 7th March 2019

Barnardo's Threads model of holistic family support provides a range of individual and group work interventions including pre & post-natal education, parenting support, housing support and income maximisation, support to access community resources and explore positive destinations.

An opportunity has arisen for a Children's Service Manager Position and we are looking for a confident leader who can: manage a diverse staff team, lead high performance, create a culture of growth and contribute and influence strategic forums in Renfrewshire.

The successful candidate will have a developed understanding and experience of protecting children, such as, managing risk and promoting family resilience and as a registered Housing Support Service the successful candidate must meet SSSC registration criteria.

In addition Barnardo's Threads hosts a number of specialist services:

Connections: Support service for young women and their children affected by gender based violence.

Connections Plus: Support for young women with an additional support need, who are experiencing, or at risk of gender based violence.

Threads 1st: Support for young dads whose children may be affected by parental drug and/ or alcohol use.

Furthermore, the service is working across a number of initiatives including our attainment work with schools and our partnership with the local authority and volunteers to support Syrian families resettlement across Renfrewshire.

This post is currently an 18 months secondment cover.

For more information about this role please see the attached Job and person profile with the service addendum. Also you can contact Martin Mathieson, Assistant Director Children's Services on 07717861485.

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Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £23,545 pro-rata
  • Freagarrach - Stirling
  • Closing 4th March 2019

The Barnardo's Stirling & Clackmannanshire Service is run in partnership with Stirling Council.

This is an innovative and unique post and as a result we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and has a ‘can do' approach. In addition they should be able to demonstrate knowledge of why some young people's early childhood experiences lead them to require additional support to address issues in relation to anti-social behaviour within their own tenancy and/or their community.

The majority of young people who attend the service may be hard to reach and require intensive support in order to address a variety of challenges. This is usually provided on a 1-1 basis, however some knowledge and experience of facilitating group work will be beneficial. The post holder will be responsible for planning and delivering focused interventions.

A driving licence and access to a car and be able to work flexibly including evening and occasional weekend work.

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Volunteering

Retail Volunteer

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Charity Shops / Retail

11th March 2019

If you are keen to learn new skills, meet new people or wish to gain experience for future employment this might be the volunteering opportunity for you! We are looking for friendly, open and committed people to help in the local Musselburgh Pinkie Barnardo’s store. The hours ca… Read more

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Befriending / Mentoring

4th March 2019

We are looking for volunteers to , support, listen, and build confidence in children and young people. This may take place in the community, or in supported living. You will receive on going support, meet new people and develop skills, but most of all have fun! Read more

Gardener

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Practical / DIY

4th March 2019

We are looking for a volunteer who would have some gardening experience to help us with our garden in Inverness. hours are flexible, opportunity to share your gardening knowledge with others, meet new people,. volunteering support will be provided. Read more

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