The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is an independent Scottish Charity funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims; we seek to:
• Ensure people are at the centre, that their voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
• Support transformational change, towards approaches that work with individual and community assets, helping people to stay well, supporting human rights, self-management, co-production and independent living.
• Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner and foster better cross-sector understanding and partnership.
The ALLIANCE is recruiting for a new Academy Programme Manager to join our Policy and Communications team.
The Health and Social Care Academy is a dynamic programme of activity designed to support transformation in health and social care. All Academy activities will have innovation and lived experience at its heart. The Academy Programme Manager will support the Policy and Communications Director to develop and deliver the Academy programme, providing leadership and building profile, relationships, funding opportunities, partnerships and impact.
The successful applicant must be able to travel regularly throughout Scotland. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, as occasional additional hours and overnight stays will be required.
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
The AB56 Futures service supports the ELCC expansion programme and will focus on parent returners to the workforce and young people who have faced considerable disadvantage and who may face a range of issues/barriers affecting their ability to maintain and sustain employment. AB56 Futures provides a tailored family support service which includes support for parent returners to the labour market and provides participants with a comprehensive 6 week in-house training programme and the opportunity to gain SVQII in child care with a view to joining the ELCC workforce. Each person is assigned a dedicated key worker to support them through the duration of the programme.
We are looking for an Employment Facilitator to work 3 days a week (days will be discussed at interview stage) based at our Buckie service but who will cover the whole of the Moray area.
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The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within Inverclyde’s Gateways Services. The Gateways Services focuses on recovery and the principles of social inclusion and promotes active citizenship . The services supports, enables and facilitates people with mental health issues to access a range of community resources and services, to develop their community connections, build and sustain natural support networks and to develop or improve their self- resilience and self-management skills.
The Team Leader will;
· Lead and develop the staff team to achieve positive outcomes for the people that access the services.
· Work in conjunction with the Service Manager to develop an annual development plan as part of the continuous improvement framework.
· Deliver on specific service objectives agreed with Inverclyde’s Health ad Social Care Partnership
· Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Integration agenda and the contributions that the third sector brings.
· Have experience working in the field of mental health and wellbeing, and have necessary skills to work across the sector with internal with external stakeholders and partners
To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies, behaviour and skills listed in the role profile. You will also be expected to participate in a management on call rota. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to join an experienced team to make positive changes to peoples’ lives in Inverclyde
Triangle Consulting is the social enterprise behind the Outcomes Star, a tool used for measuring and supporting change across the housing, health and social care sectors.
Triangle is a values-based Social Enterprise with a vision of a society in which people are enabled to thrive. We help providers improve services by creating engaging visual tools and promoting collaborative ways of working. We have a suite of tools for promoting and measuring personal change called Outcomes Stars.
The Outcomes Star touches many aspects of service delivery, from interactions with clients and practitioner skills to supervision and strategic decisions. The process of implementation can support positive organisational change, but needs time and appropriate attention.
Our regional client advisors and trainers are a critical part of how we support clients, through building relationships, delivering training, supporting and practically helping clients to use the Star well.
The Star has proved very popular and is now widely used in the UK and Republic of Ireland by charities, social enterprises and local and health authorities in a wide range of fields including mental health, homelessness, vulnerable families and employability.
For more information about the role and a detailed copy of the job description please contact us directly.
You may have experience of the following: Trainer and Implementation Lead, Trainer, Implementation Lead, Account Manager, Training Manager, Training Coordinator, Learning and Development Coordinator, L&D Coordinator, Learning and Development Manager, L&D Manager, Support Worker, Key worker, Case Worker, Data and Quality Assurance, Project Worker, Outreach Worker, Partnership Manager, Programme Manager, Impact, Operations Manager, Social Worker, Outcomes Consultant, etc.
This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in helping to change Scotland’s relationship with alcohol starting with young people. Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) is looking to employ the services of a dynamic, results-oriented person with great people skills to set up at least 12 CAP projects in high harm areas by the end of 2022.
The successful applicant will have a track record of building effective partnerships, the people and communication skills to involve and engage a wide range of local stakeholders and the leadership and project management skills to support projects through each phase of their lifecycle including baseline evaluation, action plan delivery, post intervention evaluation and maintenance/sustainment. After a short handover period the successful applicant will be expected to oversee fast-track development of new CAPs in priority areas and take responsibility for all aspects of their management with minimal supervision.
A key requisite of the role will be the ability to forge effective public/private sector partnerships between statutory agencies, schools, youth charities and retailers following the CAP model and evaluation framework. The successful candidate may come from a police, public health, education, local authority or other relevant background.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team at Home-Start Glasgow South, a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 8 years of age. We are looking for an enthusiastic Family Support Co-ordinator to actively, recruit, train, supervise and support a team of volunteers. The successful candidate will meet with referred families to discuss their support needs before matching with a suitable volunteer befriender and will oversee ongoing support for families. We are looking for applicants who can encourage, inspire and enable families and volunteers to work together to achieve the best possible start for children. Qualified to SVQ Level 3 or equivalent and experience of working with families and working in the voluntary sector would be advantageous.
The postholder requires the use of a car, a full driving licence and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.
We are looking for an experienced youth worker to support the delivery of our digital youth work with LGBT young people. Do you have a good understanding of LGBT identities and inclusion, and experience of youth work?
Are you able to support the delivery and growth of our digital youth work? Are you able to provide support, information and participation opportunities to young people through our digital platforms?
Are you creative in the design and delivery of programmes and able to work as part of the Digital Youth Work team to create and develop session content and learning opportunities for young people?
About the Role
Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity to join our Senior Management Team for someone with a passion for enabling people to achieve mental, physical and financial wellbeing so that they can live full, independent lives in their own communities.
The National Information and Support Service (NAIS) is the front facing service of the organisation at National level. NAIS brings together all of our current Information, Advice and Support Services into one integrated Team, and will extend our reach and our range of services nationwide.
The ideal candidate will be keen to apply their leadership and management skills to develop and lead a dedicated team of Advice and Information specialists to reach out and support people right across Scotland, empowering people with timely, targeted information and ensuring people receive the best debt and welfare advice.
Working with colleagues delivering services across the country and the CEO, you will be a key part of developing and delivering our strategy in partnership with our members, service users and supporters.
Who are we looking for?
You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a relevant Information or Advice role, and be able to demonstrate effective people management and project management skills. You will have a sound understanding of the regulatory frameworks governing advice – particularly financial advice, as well as a knowledge of the health and social care policy sector in Scotland – particularly regarding mental health and wellbeing.
In this exciting new role, you will have the opportunity to show your creativity and flair for development, working across the sector with a wide range of external stakeholders, and raising awareness of the organisation as well as this new service.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.
The post is for 5 days 9am to 5pm (35 hours a week) with occasional need to work out of office hours to engage with stakeholders.
For an informal discussion please email Frances Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why join us?
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on Social Media and on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk.
Responsibilities and accountability
1. To engage with Carron Valley residents and project promoters assisting with the
development of community projects. The assistance may be part or all of a project’s cycle:
preparation, development and implementation.
2. To assist with larger community projects promoted by the VRG Board of Directors which may
arise time to time with full or partial project cycle support.
3. To promote and assist Carron Valley residents with household grants, advising on and
supporting applicant submissions.
4. To ensure all grant funded projects meet the VRG objectives.
5. Where opportunities exist, suggest ways projects can maximise community engagement and
6. To explore new project opportunities, test their feasibility and present viable proposals to
the directors for implementation. The directors are particularly keen to see projects which
assist with household energy efficiency, household reduction in carbon use, increasing
bio-diversity and general amenity and recreational improvement.
7. To explore projects that add to and compliment the existing Community Woodland initiative
by working closely with the Woodland’s management team.
8. To report speedily where projects may encounter problems, are likely not to fulfil community
expectation or bring the wider community and/or the VRG and directors into disrepute.
9. To ensure positive, effective and cooperative working relationship with VRG board of
directors and Carron Valley Community residents.
10. To report to the VRG board, usually through a nominee, on community project support
provided, project implementation effectiveness and progress of grant applications.
11. To liaise with the grant scheme administrator to ensure timely and effective support.
12. To explore sourcing additional funding for VRG and community projects where required.
13. To ensure projects comply with statutory requirements, particularly local planning needs.
14. To work in a flexible way, visiting residents and project promoters and engaging directly with
Carron Valley residents.
15. To support the VRG board to plan community engagement events bringing people together within the community.
Qualification and experience
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent.
2. Substantial experience in project management. Advantageous to have community focused
3. Evidence of seeking and securing project funding. Community project funding experience
4. Experience of project development, planning, writing and presentation.
5. Experience of project development specifically in the area of household energy efficiency
and/or reduction in carbon use and/or supporting biodiversity would be advantageous.
6. Experience of community engagement would be advantageous.
D Skills and ability
1. Ability to plan and develop projects within the strategic aims of Valley Renewables Group.
2. Highly organised and self motivated with excellent communication skills.
3. Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload, meet deadlines and work in an organised
and systematic way.
4. Good networking skills.
5. Ability to devise new projects and seek and secure funding.
6. Excellent oral, written and office computer skills.
7. Ability to work with individual households and offer support with funding opportunities.
8. Ability to communicate project ideas simply and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Commitment to the ethos of VRG
To work to the VRG Vision: ‘For everyone in our community to experience an improving quality
of rural living. For this to be delivered through community-wide and individual projects,
supported by community benefit income, and distributed through a fair and transparent
Commitment to working within the strategic aims and vision of VRG.
Commitment to reducing carbon use within VRG community area.
Commitment to increasing biodiversity within VRG community area.
Willingness to be flexible in response to the reasonable needs of the organisation.
Willingness to travel and engage with community members.
Who are we?
NUS Charity provide a huge range of services to support students’ unions across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What’s the job?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Charity to join our team in Scotland supporting the development of students’ associations in colleges. This role will support elected student officers, students’ association staff and college professionals to embed the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.
Typical tasks will include delivering training, facilitating meetings, creating and delivering development plans, advising students’ associations on best practice, and running events. The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience of the college sector and experience working in students’ associations or a similar membership-based organisation. Skills in consultancy, project management and stakeholder management will be especially valued.
This is a fixed term post until June 2021, as part of a project funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Who you are?
- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop innovative projects that drive forward students’ associations in Scotland.
- You may have experience working in a students’ association, or maybe in organisational development or consultancy.
- You’ll definitely be comfortable working with students and advising members with sensitivity, gravitas and assertiveness.
- You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively, both in writing and also in person and on the phone.
- You’ll be used to travel, getting out and about to engage and support our members face to face, and managing competing priorities.
- Your personal values will mean you are passionate about developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS team, and working towards collective goals.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.
You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
Whoever you are, if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, we’d love to hear from you.