The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide operational leadership and develop and maintain positive partnerships with schools and other partners in East Renfrewshire.
Children 1st is looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the fields of child wellbeing, child protection, and trauma sensitive family support. You should also have experience of working in partnership with colleagues from several agencies including schools, social work and health.
The post holder will support Family Wellbeing staff who are connected to schools across East Renfrewshire through day-to-day connection as well as formal support and supervision and professional development. By joining our existing leadership team in East Renfrewshire, the post holder will contribute to the on-going development of our services. The post holder will also manage the relationships and contracts with schools in East Renfrewshire.
Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.
The Miracle Foundation is a charity for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma. We are looking for a technically minded individual to help with everyday administration work as well as budget planning for our growing organisation. This is an opportunity to join an established and knowledgeable team, working in a varied role that will encompass both accounts and general administration duties.
Duties will include:
Skills and experience:
The post is funded for 2 years and is subject to securing additional funding after this time.
Sleep Scotland is looking to recruit an HR Manager to join our busy and dynamic, team. You will have recent experience in a similar role, be highly organised, a team player and able to provide pragmatic and responsive solutions across the organisation.
The core purpose of the role is:
About the Charity: Sleep Scotland is an Edinburgh based charity that provides support services focussed on two areas. Sleep Services supports the families of children and young people with sleep problems. TEENS+, is a transitional education programme, supporting young people with complex and severe communication issues.
Sleep Scotland promotes healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education through our sleep services function. We work throughout Scotland and in other parts of the UK providing intensive sleep programmes for children with additional support needs by training sleep councillors to work directly with families in need of support. We also run a telephone support help line.
Teens+ provides post school education and lifelong learning services for young people with complex communication needs including autism and learning disabilities. Based in two centres in Edinburgh, the service is person centred and individualised to ensure each student, regardless of needs, can reach their fullest potential.
The HR Manager role is an important senior role and working collaboratively with colleagues is an exciting opportunity if you have:
The successful applicant for this post will require a basic disclosure.
The Junction – Young People, Health & Wellbeing is a multi award-winning organisation established in 2005 that provides a range of health and wellbeing services for young people. You can find out more about our services at the-junction.org.
We are looking for an experienced young person’s Counsellor for a maternity cover role. The role will provide trauma informed counselling with young people aged 12-21 accessing The Junctions nested provision model. A key focus of this role will be supporting young people in response to the trauma and impact of Coronavirus.
We have the following vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who welcomes the challenge of being part of an organisation committed to working alongside families and communities to tackle the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
The Finance Manager will manage the finance function of the organisation and provide an accurate and efficient service to all stakeholders, taking an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
The successful candidate will have experience of producing management accounts, budgets and finance reports using a SAGE accounts system and an understanding of the audit requirements for charities and companies limited by guarantee.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
Edinburgh EH1 is a commissioned service that work with young people and their families providing additional support alongside Edinburgh Young Peoples Service (Youth Justice Social Work Team) and the locality teams. Youth Justice. The post holder will be part of team of Practitioners and Service Co-ordinator providing 1:1 contact with young people aged 12-17yrs to avoid family breakdown, reduce escalation into the care system, and to address the risk and highlight consequences for a range of behaviours including offending, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and promote personal safety. We are looking for a Young Person Practitioner to work 4 days in Edinburgh and Lothian.
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
· By managing a full caseload, planning contacts / direct work and attending professional meetings as required.
· By working to support young people to engage with other activities, support / specialist services which enables them to reach their full potential and which enables them to sustain their home or other care placement.
· By building strong working relationships with multi-agency partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors to deliver the best outcomes for young people and their families.
· By ensuring that the Service complies with all Action for Children and Edinburgh City Standards and Procedures and with regard to case file recording / paperwork, incident and accident reporting, safeguarding and health and safety Practitioners will use Action for Children E-Systems to identify needs, interventions and outcomes and with use Edinburgh SWIFT to record case notes etc.
· By attending regular team meetings and participating in training and learning.
· SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.
· Relevant and recent practitioner experience working with young people and families and with a working knowledge of safeguarding practice and social care standards.
· Sound understanding of issues affecting young people and families.
· Experience of working with creative approaches and methods to engage with hard to reach young people and families.
· Proven assessment skills and experience of working towards outcome focused care / service plans.
· Excellent communication skills - verbal and written and IT.
· Willingness to work flexibly with young people and families; which will include some evening and weekend working.
· Car driver with access to a vehicle and business insurance
How we reward you:
We have a first-rate employee benefit package including but not restricted to;
· Competitive salary – based on defined job roles and grades.
· Excellent paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus additional public/bank holidays
· We support you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
· We have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Recovery Coordinator with Change Grow Live you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
With this role you’ll be working as part of Forth Valley Team.
The team supports people with their or their loved ones’ drug and/or alcohol issues.
No two days are the same and we treat every person who comes into our service as an individual, so being flexible, curious and a good listener are key.
You’ll have to record information about what you do, so enjoying a bit of paperwork and attention to detail is important. But most of the time you’ll be enjoying working with people from all backgrounds, making a difference to their lives.
This is what one of our Recovery Co-ordinators/people who use our service had to say: “I enjoy working as part of the team, it is the most supportive team I have ever worked with”.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Change Grow Live provides a fully integrated recovery service across the Forth Valley prisons & community based services. Our aims are to provide high quality recovery asset based resource, visible recovery is a key driver for the Forth Valley service and this role underpins this ethos.
We are looking to find an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator to join our teams working across Forth Valley within our community and prison recovery services.
The post holder will coordinate the identification, recruitment, training and management of Volunteers, Service User Reps and Peer Mentors and ensure that service user involvement is fully embedded into all areas of service development and delivery. The post holder will contribute to the development and delivery of a recovery-oriented service across the Forth Valley area.
This innovative role will also lead on our digital engagement offer by identifying opportunities for service users, families and significant others to communicate and receive brief interventions through forms of Social Media, Apps, Email, Skype/Face time and other forums.
The successful candidate will have passion for and experience of working with people with substance misuse issues, the ability to manage and supervise peer mentors/volunteers, experience of developing and delivering training or group work programmes, good leadership skills and the flexibility to work unsocial hours as required.
Candidates may be required to travel so a driving license and access to a vehicle is desirable.
In return for hard work, professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm, we will offer excellent terms and conditions, a comprehensive career development plan and the support you will need to really make a difference to service users’ lives.