Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
The Open Door is seeking a voluntary Board Member and Trustee with Financial skills and experience, who, as well as adopting the regular duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, would assist our Treasurer.
About The Open Door
We are a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh. We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of our reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter in conjunction with a number of local churches, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal have a skills element called the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills. This post has been funded to lead the Integrated Employer Engagement theme but will also be required to link into the other City Region themes where relevant. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facility change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth. This approach is about getting existing employability and related services to work better collectively and bring about genuine, joined up and sustainable integration. It requires significant regional partnership working to be at the heart of all approaches.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Thanks to funding from National Lottery Community Fund we are looking for a Project Coordinator to help us set up and run an innovative partnership project between Clan Childlaw and Shelter Scotland which will assist, empower and support young people (aged up to 26) and families with children in the Edinburgh-area who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness so they can enforce their rights, take control of their lives and work towards achieving lasting change.
We are looking for someone who is motivated by the challenges of building on the success of our pilot and delivering outreach services and who is at their best working with others to help them solve problems and reach goals. We want to work with someone who is dependable, adaptable, cooperative, approachable and perceptive, with an understanding of young people and the issues they face.
The project aims to launch on September 30th 2019 and start accepting referrals in October 2019.
For further details of the project or any other queries regarding the post, please contact email@example.com
You will be based in our Edinburgh office but should be able to attend our Glasgow office and other locations throughout Scotland, and work outwith contractual office hours as business needs require. Flexible working and TOIL are available.
We are excited to be appointing a Self-directed Support Project Assistant to contribute to the work of a small project team delivering the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support project, which will be hosted by Social Work Scotland. The project team will develop an implementation framework for the delivery of Self-directed Support, engage with key partners to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience around SDS, and assist local implementers to personalise their processes and systems, drawing on existing local expertise and insight from implementation best practice.
Candidates should be an experienced office or project administrator, with good written and spoken communication skills.
Enquiries can be made to Corinne Groeneveldt by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Work Scotland is the professional leadership body for social work. We are a membership body with over 400 individual members and over 35 corporate members. Social Work Scotland has two fundamental objectives: to support the development of the social work profession, and to influence and inform policy and legislation affecting social workers and local communities.
Do you have a history of addiction?
If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either 2 years drug free (including substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by the 9 August 2019, we’d like to hear from you.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) - a unique initiative which supports, trains, and prepares people with a history of drug and alcohol problems to work in Social Care.
We offer £8.21 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake work placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care. Full training and a comprehensive package of support will be provided.
Applications are invited from people living in the Dumfries and Galloway area
CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work within our Technical Team at Home Energy Scotland to assist households to install micro-renewable technologies and advise on energy efficiency options for hard to treat properties.
Based within the Home Energy Scotland advice centre at Changeworks, the role is predominantly field-based and will require extensive travel throughout South East Scotland. You will join a skilled team with a focus on delivering an exceptional customer journey which starts in our advice centre right through to a tailored in-home visit which will identify suitable measures and potential available funding.
You’ll have a thirst for knowledge and the ability to inspire customers to take action. Whether it’s a home visit, running a briefing session or presenting to a group of employees you’ll be able to clearly explain complex technologies in a clear and friendly way. This role will also involve engaging with householders at various events throughout the year where you will be delivering advice to customers face to face.
Home Energy Scotland delivers free, impartial advice on energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport to householders, communities and organisations through a range of programmes.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
We have two exciting opportunities for Young Carers Support Workers to join our small dedicated team, working with children and young people who have caring responsibilities in Fife.
We are looking for creative and energetic individuals, with experience of working with vulnerable children and young people in a variety of settings. The successful candidates will have great communication and organisational skills and be able to work sensitively with children and young people of all ages. The post holders will be responsible for the assessment and review of the support needs of children and young people, and ongoing support including the provision of groups and one to one support in Fife. Own transport is essential. Hours are worked flexibly but you should expect to work some evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
The positions are subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
Amnesty International UK (AIUK) is renowned and respected the world over for promoting and protecting human rights. Our credibility relies on our refusal to compromise our financial independence and integrity and for this reason much of our funding depends on the contributions of our membership and fundraising activities. An important example of this is our bookshops, which raise money by selling second-hand donated books both on and offline.
About the role
The Amnesty Bookshop in Edinburgh opened in 2016 and this role will be key in helping us further establish it in the local community. With the support of the Regional Manager you will be responsible for the day to day running of the shop ensuring that it is well presented, well stocked, delivers excellent customer care, is an interesting and vibrant place for customers and supporters to engage with Amnesty’s work, and importantly meets (and ideally exceeds) its income targets. You will be responsible for inspiring and coordinating the team of volunteers to support these goals, plus recruiting and training new volunteers as required.
You will have retail experience, ideally within the charity sector, plus a real passion for books. Knowledge of the book trade (shop and online) and proven experience of managing a retail unit would also be an advantage. You will be very organised and resourceful, able to use your skills to run a shop efficiently, making the most of the stock, space and volunteer time available. Supervising a team of volunteers, you will have the ability to recruit, train, organise and motivate them, leading with an approachable and enthusiastic manner. You value excellent customer service and are able to inspire others towards it. This position will give you the opportunity to put your love of books together with your retail experience, and your belief in protecting human rights.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our global network of seven million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. Whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.