Cyrenians
Cyrenians

Charity registered in Scotland SC011052

Cyrenians’ vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilling lives. We work to make that vision a reality through a wide range of services aimed at tackling the causes and consequences of home-lessness and through working with stakeholders across Scotland who can help us achieve this vision. Last year we supported over 11,600 people in their time of need, welcoming a further 13,000 people to Cyrenians services, events and train-ing courses. Over 900 volunteers generously gifted a total of 76, 673 hours of their time, knowledge, support and experience to us across our organisation.

Current vacancies

Café Assistants, Arnotdale House, Falkirk

  • Part time
  • £17,316 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 25th November 2019

Cyrenians is working in partnership with Falkirk Council to transform Arnotdale House in Dollar Park back into a centrepiece of the community. The newly renovated building will house a café, as well as offer events/meeting/party spaces and office accommodation. Cyrenians will run this as a social enterprise with involvement from members of the local community, including the provision of employability opportunities for people accessing Cyrenians existing services in Falkirk.

The café been open since mid-September 2019 and we are looking to add additional Café Assistants (two part time – 12 or 8 hours per week) to our existing team. This role supports the day to day activities of both the café and function suites ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction.

Ideally you should have experience of working in a café and events environment, including cash handling, food preparation, booking systems and stock control, however if you have experience within a customer service role additional training can be provided to support you in the café/events environment. A flexible approach and excellent communication skills will ensure you help build good relationships to create and maintain a successful café environment that is valued by the local community. You should also have the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Senior Service Coordinator, OPAL

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 5th August 2019

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) Service provides support to people typically over 60 living in the West Lothian area who are suffering from or at risk of loneliness and isolation. The OPAL service offers a combination of: One to one support, Group activities, Telephone support and Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, to be responsible for coordinating the tracking and evaluation of the One to One element of the service. The post holder will also provide line management to staff, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have project management experience, and be able to manage a diverse workload to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of all aspects of volunteer (or staff) management; and also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.

Working within the OPAL Service provides an opportunity to support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services. Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential. You should also have an understanding of dementia, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Key Worker, Housing First

  • Full time
  • £21,214 – £23,721
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Cyrenians Outreach Services have a remit to work with people who experience severe and multiple disadvantage, and do so using a relationship based approach.

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey. Website: cyrenians.scot

The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland which aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there.

We are looking for a skilled and committed key worker to join our support team. Caseloads are intentionally small and the emphasis is on forming relationships with those who access the service, supporting them unconditionally, and coordinating other specialist support where required.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be patient and tolerant, creative, reflective, flexible and willing to try new ways of working. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Consortium Manager, Housing First Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £29,693 – £33,835
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Website: cyrenians.scot

Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs by providing a permanent home and flexible support. Supported by the Housing First Scotland Fund, Cyrenians is leading the delivery of Edinburgh’s Housing First Programme in a consortium alongside Barony, Bethany Christian Trust, Gowrie, Rock Trust, Streetwork and Turning Point. The Consortium Manager will be employed by Cyrenians but will work on behalf of all partners in this initiative.

The post holder will coordinate activity across the consortium, liaising closely with partners within the local authority homeless services, and with housing providers to ensure that the service meets its objectives.

This exciting role will require someone who is committed to addressing homelessness through innovative practice. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders. You should also be exceptionally well organised and highly competent in the management and analysis of data, and have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Groups Coordinator, OPAL

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Website: cyrenians.scot

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) Service provides support to people typically over 60 living in the West Lothian area who are suffering from or at risk of loneliness and isolation. The OPAL service offers a combination of: One to one support, Group activities, Telephone support and Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, to be responsible for coordinating the design, delivery and evaluation of the group activities programme. The post holder will also provide line management to staff, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have project management experience, and be able to manage a diverse workload to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of all aspects of volunteer (or staff) management; and also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.

Working within the OPAL Service provides an opportunity to support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services. Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential. You should also have an understanding of dementia, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Family Outreach Worker (Early Intervention Partnership)

  • Part time
  • £21,214 – £23,721 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Cyrenians, in partnership with Rock Trust, will be delivering an exciting new Early Intervention Partnership (EIP) project thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. The project will raise awareness and help prevent youth homelessness, through mediation, training and support to young people, their families and relevant organisations and services across Edinburgh.

Working with guidance teachers, youth workers and other professionals in Edinburgh’s public and third sector, the EIP will aim to ensure young people aged 12-25 aware of the realities of youth homelessness and of the services available to them. It will support professionals in schools and the third sector to identify young people at most risk of becoming homeless, and ensure they get help before it’s too late.

When there is a risk of a young person becoming homelessness due to relationship breakdown Cyrenians’ Mediators and Family Outreach Workers will provide a tailored service for each family, our aim is to find a way forward together that works for everyone.

The role of the Family Outreach Worker is to work in partnership with our Mediators, playing a key-role in supporting families to access mediation as well as providing other important elements of support. This will differ depending on each family’s needs but may include one-to-one practical support around education and work, increasing young people’s confidence in communicating their needs to others, community engagement, developing anger management skills and understanding how relationships work.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with families and young people, particularly those who have multiple and complex needs. They will also have a strong understanding of the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Working Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week (Job share would be considered).

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Top job! Cyrenians’ Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2019

We’re looking for people who understand what it is to run a values-led, relationship-based organisation with a commitment to challenging the causes and consequences of homelessness. In uncertain times and with growing demand for our services, you’ll ensure we have the right strategy to be sustainable and innovative. You’ll understand collaborative working and complexity in an organisation. You’ll have good connections and have a good knowledge of the third sector and/or governance. You’ll be committed to making a difference and doing things differently.

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Service Manager - Social Bite Village

  • Full time
  • £29,692 – £33,835
  • Edinburgh based
  • Closing 3rd September 2019

Providing a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness, the Village was founded by Social Bite who partnered with Cyrenians to provide the on-site housing support. Cyrenians pioneered community living almost 50 years ago and our model and values-led ethos is still relevant today.

The purpose of the village is to offer a person-centred approach that supports Community members to live, learn and develop together.

This role and requires a highly motivated and dynamic individual who has experience of supporting people who have been directly affected by the tough realities of homelessness. You will be passionate about enabling potential and supporting residents to identify key goals on a journey towards positive change and independent living.

We are looking for an extremely personable individual who has the ability to create a positive environment which encompasses a range of engagement opportunities. You’ll remain calm in a crisis and positively influence others. You’ll be highly organised with the ability to manage a busy workload and varied responsibilities. You should have staff management experience and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Partnership Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,110 – £33,172 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in an important new project working with veterans and their families in Scotland. Live Life is a partnership project with the specific purpose of Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Families and Carers. Initial two year funding has been provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund and we hope this will be extended.

Cyrenians, NHS Lothian and Veterans’ organisations (Veterans First Point, Fares4Free, Rock2Recovery, Coming Home Centre, Horseback UK, Stand Easy Productions and Lothians Veterans Centre) have agreed to work together to deliver the Live Life project in Scotland. By using our collective expertise, in areas such as mental health, mediation, coaching, drama, horsemanship, conflict resolution, advice and employability, along with shared values, we aim to ensure that the objectives of Live Life are delivered to a high standard.

We are looking for an experienced individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and organisational skills, ideally someone with experience of being a veteran or the family member of a veteran. You should have a strong track record in building and managing relationships with multiple partners in order to deliver common aims. You will be a confident decision-maker and an innovative problem-solver; and also be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Key Worker, Cyrenians Communities (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £21,214 – £23,721
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th September 2019

Cyrenians City Community provides accommodation for up to 7 young people who will have experienced a tough reality, potentially as a consequence of family breakdown, homelessness, drug or alcohol issues, or poor mental health. The purpose of the Communities is to provide a safe and stable community environment for young people to live, learn and develop together. Our unique approach to supported accommodation helps young people to develop their skills through training and ongoing support

This role involves key work support for residents and volunteers, delivering group work, and liaising with referring agencies. Alongside these, you will work to ensure that Cyrenians Community model is adhered to and developed; and that the quality of service remains high.

We are looking for a flexible well organised and passionate individual who is aware of the challenges young people face. You will have experience of working with this client group, excellent communication skills, and a creative approach to problem solving. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile:

For nearly 50 years, Cyrenians has served those on the edge; working with the homeless and vulnerable to transform their lives by beginning with their story, helping them believe that they can change their lives, and walking with them as they lead their own transformation.

Our Vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our Mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Assistant Key Worker, Cyrenians Communities

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2019

Cyrenians Crighton Place Community, provides 24 hour supported accommodation for 4 people who experience severe and enduring mental health issues. The purpose is to provide a safe and stable community environment for people to live, learn and develop together. Our unique approach to supported accommodation helps people to develop their skills through volunteering opportunities, training and ongoing support.

Assistant Keyworkers will help support the residents, medication administration and communicating with external agencies for further support. Alongside this, you will work to ensure that Cyrenians Community model is adhered to and that the quality of service remains high.

This role involves evening and weekend work as part of a rolling rota. There is a requirement to be part of an on-call responder service (1 in every 6 weeks) for which separate payment is made.

We are looking for an organised and passionate individual who is aware of the challenges that our residents may face. You will have experience of working with people, excellent communication skills, and a creative approach to problem solving. You will also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Events and Marketing Organiser (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2019

Cyrenians’ Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national initiative promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution, mediation and early intervention. Family relationship breakdown is one of the biggest causes of youth homelessness. Our focus of the centre is on young people and families who are experiencing conflict which is affecting both their relationships and their lives. The SCCR provides a range of free training, events and innovative digital developments to improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs with young people, parents/carers and professionals/practitioners working with them.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team who will be responsible for coordinating and managing a number of successful events across Scotland. The post holder will also assist in the development of national digital and marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the SCCR, as well as build and maintain excellent relationships with key representatives across Scotland in a highly professional and approachable manner.

You will be highly organised, have event management experience, manage a diverse workload, and be able to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of developing successful and engaging marketing/digital campaigns; and also be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Adobe, social media platforms and database systems.

We are looking for a well organised and passionate individual who is hard working and has the ability to work under pressure. You will have excellent communication and people skills, a creative approach to problem solving and be a strong team player. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians’ values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Senior Key Worker (maternity cover) – Cyrenians Communities

  • Part time
  • £24,446 – £26,857 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh based
  • Closing 1st November 2019

Cyrenians Communities provide a safe and stable environment for people to live, learn and develop together. Our unique approach to supported accommodation helps people to develop their skills through ongoing support and opportunities for personal development, enabling them to live more independently from support.

We are seeking a highly committed and experienced Senior Key Worker to join our team working in our new accommodation project based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. The project accommodates and supports 4 people recovering from a period of poor mental health, supporting them to one day be able to live more independently.

You will be skilled at working with people (including line management), be able to build excellent working relationships; and be positive, creative and flexible in delivering support. You will also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

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Service Manager, Pathways Hospital Discharge Service

  • Full time
  • £29,692 – £33,835
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2019

Those who are homeless experience some of the worst health outcomes possible, with signicant numbers experiencing serious health conditions and high rates of early morbidity.

Cyrenians has secured funding to take forward a new Pathways project within Edinburgh. The project will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team working closely with staff from the Royal Infirmary and Western General to ensure early identification of patients who are homeless. A considered discharge plan and coordinated package of care will include access to accommodation and support for ongoing recovery and resilience, to ultimately improve health outcomes.

The Service Manager will be responsible for implementing the project, coordinating activity, managing the community-based support team, and over-seeing the external evaluation. You should have experience of implementing new pieces of work, a track record in partnership working, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Key Worker, Pathways Hospital Discharge (full time and part time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,214 – £23,721
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2019

Those who are homeless experience some of the worst health outcomes possible, with signicant numbers experiencing serious health conditions and high rates of early morbidity.

Cyrenians has secured funding to take forward a new Pathways project within Edinburgh. The project will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team working closely with staff from the Royal Infirmary and Western General to ensure early identification of patients who are homeless and develop a considered discharge process that will include access to accommodation and support ongoing recovery and resilience, to ultimately improve health outcomes.

We are looking for Key Workers excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish trusted relationships with people. You will be a strong advocate for the needs and rights of those you support, and be able to develop relationships and referral routes with a range of community based organisations and accommodation providers. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

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Volunteering

Patient Buddying Volunteer

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

This will involve accompanying patients from the hospital ward into the garden, and helping lead group sessions that could include other volunteers and visitors, as well as one-to-one sessions if required. This will involve providing feedback to the Garden Coordinator, as well as… Read more

Gardens Helper

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

The Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens (MCHG) is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities. Services include: •Gardening: growing and eating local food while building community and deve… Read more

Volunteer Activity Leader

Conservation / Gardening

30th July 2018

This role is varied and can include gardening, joinery, landscaping, garden design and other tasks where talents lie. We are aiming to have 2 Activity Leaders available per day, who will attend a briefing with the Gardens Coordinator at the start of the day (9.30am). Activity Lea… Read more

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