Argyll and Bute TSI is looking for a skilled individual, with excellent interpersonal skills, to become our new Engagement/Policy Manager. Reporting to the Chief Executive, this is a key role within our management team. You will spearhead a revised approach to working in partnership with voluntary and community organisations in Argyll and Bute, ensuring that the voice of our third sector, including social enterprise, is heard everywhere it matters. As such you will lead on responses to national policy debates that impact the sector, and on the third sector’s interfaces at local level, for example, with community planning and with health and social care.
Success in the role will be very visible - to national and regional partners, and to our local communities. To be successful you will need to have a successful track record in policy and influencing, demonstrated through the results you have achieved. You will also need to be highly personable, enthusiastic and personally resilient, with the flexibility to accommodate the requirements of working successfully across such a geographically dispersed area.
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.
Ardlui House in Helensburgh provides short breaks in a safe, fun and stimulating environment. The service caters for children and young people who have communication difficulties, complex health, physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairment and ASD. Breaks can range from 1 night to 2 weeks and will include activities planned to the young persons individual needs. The service is registered to support individuals from birth to 24 years old in age appropriate groups.
An new opportunity has arisen within our Children and Young Person’s service in Helensburgh for a Registered Manager. We are looking for flexible, creative individuals who are enthusiastic about supporting Children and Young People in a residential setting.
We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Manager who is committed to ensuring that people using services enjoy the highest quality of support. The successful candidate will also be part of the organisation’s broader management team and will contribute to organisational and practice development. The successful candidate will be ambitious and self-motivated.
Sense Scotland has an extensive package of staff training and terms and conditions for staff to support them in their role.
Deafblind Scotland is an award winning charity that champions deafblind people. With communication support, information and health and wellbeing activities, we enable deafblind people to have full and enriching lives. We change extraordinarily difficult lives into the ordinary, enabling simple pleasures like shopping, going to the football and meeting up with friends.
We are looking for cheerful, friendly Community Fundraiser with a can-do attitude, who is passionate about equality for people with sensory impairments to join our ambitious fundraising team.
The role will require development of existing fundraising initiatives including sponsored, bespoke, in aid of and community events and an ability to generate creative new ideas. They will also work with others across the organisation to ensure our campaigns including Deafblind Awareness week to achieve maximum profile for the organisation and support the growth of our supporter and donor bases.
The Community Fundraiser will need to have excellent customer service skills, drive and energy. You will grow income by developing strong donor relationships and will work across a broad range of fundraising disciplines. This will include working with our members. At Deafblind Scotland, we are creating a community where everyone works together to make the biggest possible difference for deafblind people and central to this, is working alongside our members.
Some home working considered.
This is a key role for the organisation, supporting the parent /carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The service may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. The role involves telephone and email contact as well as face-to-face meetings and liaising with professionals on behalf of families. From time to time it will be necessary to attend meetings in support of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.
We are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager, on a fixed term basis for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
We are looking for a highly motivated Business Development Manager to join Citizens Advice Scotland to take the lead in identifying new business opportunities. The full time post is being offered on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.
In this role, you will generate income for the Citizens Advice network, securing funding through submission of funding bids, tenders and proposals. You will also take a critical role in the initial stages of implementation and delivery of new projects to ensure smooth transition and integration of new services once funding is secured. You will support Citizens Advice Bureaux to create funding models and develop strategies and support for the network in their fundraising activities.
You’ll have a successful track record in business development and identifying new funding opportunities and bring experience of leading change and service transformation. To be successful, you will also have excellent stakeholder engagement and networking skills to generate commitment to goals and build strong relationships and trust.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Based in Glenrothes, you will join a friendly team providing regular respite for carers of people of all ages and disabilities. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and organisational skills. Review and planning experience are also required as well as an understanding and interest in carers issues. An SVQ III in Health and Social care, or similar, is desirable, or the willingness to work towards a relevant qualification. A clean driving licence and use of car is essential (including business insurance)
Qualifications and Experience
· GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent Essential
· Relevant experience within a secretarial or administrative role Essential
· Competent in using Microsoft office and other computer applications Essential
· Experience in recruiting / co-ordinating volunteers Essential
Knowledge and Skills
· The ability to be flexible and to work outside normal office hours Essential
· An ability to work under pressure and remain focussed on key tasks Essential
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Essential
· Ability to work well with others as part of a team Essential
· Work on own initiative and be self-motivated Essential
· The ability to respect and understand confidentiality Essential
· Lone working and working autonomously Desirable
· The role will require the ability to travel across the central belt/Glasgow office
· Willingness to undertake training and personal development
Crossroads Fife operates throughout the whole of Fife. We are currently looking for highly motivated caring individuals to join our well established and professional team to cover Dunfermline and West Fife area. Supporting people with any illness and/or disability in their own home. With us, you will achieve rewarding and fulfilling employment with a good work life balance.
Though you will join our team, we will see you as an individual and offer you:-
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Registration will be required for all successful candidates
A clean driving licence and use of a car with business insurance is essential.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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 has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a new purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.
Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.
As this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
FVSC is looking for a new Centre Activities Coordinator due to the previous post holder retiring. The Centre, a registered charity based in Camelon, Falkirk, has been helping people with sight and hearing loss, of all ages, across Forth Valley for over a decade.
The role of Centre Activities Coordinator is a vital one as it is at the very heart of the charity’s mission. FVSC is unique in providing social groups and activities to encourage people with sensory loss to build confidence and live as independently as possible. We also offer support and advice to carers and family members.
This is a challenging but very rewarding position with a well-established charity. As the number of people with sensory loss continues to grow, the provision of our groups and classes will also continue to rise in importance. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, imaginative, willing to help in all situations and innovative, helping develop new groups and activities as well as building a large centre user base.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.