From tackling the climate emergency to building a fairer economy and making the case for Scotland’s place in Europe, the Green Group of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are leading the change. This is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding role that will put you at the heart of our efforts to create a fairer, greener Scotland.
Working as part of the central pool team that supports the work of the six Green MSPs, you will provide the Group with business management services, ensuring speakers are allocated and parliamentary deadlines are met, whilst providing top rate policy research, analysis and advice. That will mean writing policy briefings. You will also support our Co-Leaders, Alison Johnstone MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP, in ensuring that their FMQ slots are used to maximum impact.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, well-organised individual with some experience working in campaigns or policy and excellent analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of parliamentary processes is useful, but not essential as long as you can demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to develop this knowledge in the job.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. This can include people directly affected by mental illness, family members, friends and supporters.
We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support to people affected by mental ill health. We offer a wide range of services and aim to empower our user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.
We provide a range of support services throughout Scotland, amongst them, the Strafford Centre in Edinburgh.
The Stafford Centre is a community resource centre for people experiencing mental ill health, their families and carers living in the Edinburgh area, aimed to help people manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community.
We have secured funding from the NHS Lothian Health Improvement Fund to provide a Welfare Advice Service for people living in Edinburgh.
Our new Welfare service aims to:
• Improve the centre users’ economic and social wellbeing
• Improve carers’ access to social, recreational and therapeutic opportunities
• Offer continued development for clients with complex needs
• Increase the number of people who report a positive experience of care and support
The service will be a one stop centre for information and support, either delivered directly by the welfare adviser, or using our network of partner
Direct Welfare rights and money advice embedded within services
Support people with third tier support in welfare rights, up to tribunal level, using our network of partners. Through our partners we will also offer money advice support up to casework level to support people struggling with debt.
Flexible and accessible outreach
By working with our partners and visiting service users at their location, we will reduce the burden of travelling to additional services. Where the person’s mental and or physical health prevents them from attending DWP interviews, we will also support our service user with home visits, by phone, text and email.
Referrals and Signposting service
Our referral and signposting networks will ensure people do not need to ‘repeat’ their story many times, service users can come to us via a variety of methods and based at the service that they first contacted.
Person-centred holistic approach
Once service users are tackling the issues around money, we will ensure that service users are also seeking support for their mental health, and are offered additional support according to their social needs, for example family groups, counselling etc.
Promoting Financial Literacy and Capability
To those who are in a more stable financial position, we can provide facilitative training around budgeting, financial capability and financial resilience, particularly around managing money whilst struggling with a mental health issue.
Who are we looking for:
We are looking for an experienced Welfare Adviser, with experience of working with those affected by mental illness, including cares and family members.
As the welfare adviser, you will central to the successful delivery of this new service. This is a specialist role; ideal for someone with significant experience working with people affected by mental illness, and a strong knowledge of the benefit system, the network of support agencies and the voluntary sector in Scotland. The overarching aim of this role will be to ensure that service users have access to all the benefits and welfare rights they are entitled to.
The work will be carried out from the Stafford Centre, at our partners’ location and throughout the Edinburgh & Lothians region, mainly in the North East of Edinburgh Locality.
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, training through SSSC, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Further information about Support in Mind Scotland is available on our Website
The Society which provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness is seeking a Welfare Officer. Key elements of the role are to visit applicants and existing beneficiaries in their own home and to assist the Directors in deciding applications for financial support.
You will have significant relevant experience of dealing, in a domestic or other support or advice context, with people who are unable to work. You should also have a substantial understanding of current welfare benefits although the provision of advice is not part of the role. More detail is available in the Job Specification below.
This is a part time role where you will be expected to manage your own case load and have flexibility in the timing of visits. The salary is £28,400 pro rata and based on 29 days per annum. You will be based in the EH postcode area and work from your home. You will need a driving license and access to a car.
Support worker required to join a small team to support 42 year old man living in his own home.
Experience of working with people who have a learning disability and autism
PVG Membership (or be willing to join)
Driving license essential
About Glasgow Services
Our Community Living Services in Glasgow and the surrounding areas support individuals with all aspects of their daily living.
It is an exciting time for us as we explore ways to develop our relationships with our people and we are looking for staff to be part of the team.
This may mean flexibility in terms of location, focus, and deployment, including the willingness to work flexible shifts, which may include evenings, weekends, or overnight.
Why work for Capability Scotland?
Our staff have said they not only like their work but have fun doing it - they work closely with our service users to support and enable people to take part in meaningful activities like arts, sports, crafts, digital work, as well as assisting them with daily life in and around the community, including personal care and support for their general welfare.
Capability Scotland will support you through your SVQ 3 qualifications and support and encourage you through this study period - a nationally recognised qualification that is yours for life.
You'll also assist our customers with some physical work, including pushing wheelchairs or helping them move around when needed. As well as a generous annual leave entitlement, we're also paying £9.10 an hour plus fully paid training, and colleagues who enjoy being at their work, what have you got to lose?
Please note that due to the requrements of our customers, we welcome applications from male candidates only.
In addition in order to be considered you will need to have access to your own vehicle and hold a full driving licence.
What we're looking for
· We prefer passion over experience, new ideas over years of service.
· The ability to enable others to be as independent as possible, to assist with things rather than do it for them.
· A desire for self-improvement and willing to develop your skills with our help
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
· A driving licence
· Able and willing to work flexible shifts, which we are happy to discuss for mutual agreement.
Why work for Capability Scotland?
· Rewarding Career Choice
· Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
· Sleepovers paid at £9.00 per hour (minimum of £70.00 per sleepover)
· 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
· Extensive Training provided
· Enhanced Pension Scheme
· Death in service benefits
· Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
· Professional Development and support for SVQ
· Access to credit union
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
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.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
Join the respectmeteam and help make Scotland a just, equal and inclusive place for children and young people where they can grow up free from bullying. This role is an exciting opportunity to grow your talents and have real impact on young people’s lives.
respectme,Scotland’s anti-bullying service, is funded by Scottish Government and managed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health and LGBT Youth Scotland. As Campaigns and Communications Officer, you will join us at an exciting time when we are looking to build on our impact, reach new audiences and empower communities to create change. You will play a vital role in delivering respectme’s communication strategy and ensuring the voices of respectme’s stakeholders are reflected throughout. You will help drive digital engagement, content production and build on our national voice by creating national and local media opportunities and growing our profile and visibility.
We are seeking an outstanding candidate to fulfil this role. Experienced in a communications environment, you will have a track record in delivering successful campaigns and producing engaging and illustrative content. You’ll be an excellent communicator and have a creative and dynamic approach to campaigns and communications delivery.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, 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.
We seek to recruit a confident, motivated and professional person with an awareness of the impact of the caring role and the issues faced by unpaid carers. A relevant qualification in Health, Social Care or Community Development, or equivalent, with extensive experience in a relevant sector and with a minimum of 3 years’ in a Carers Centre, preferably in a management role.
The post holder will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will assist with all aspects of the operational management of the organisation. With lead responsibility for specific service delivery areas, the post holder will also deputise for the CEO as required, and make key contributions to the work of the management team, staff and organisation as a whole.
Working closely with staff, volunteers, carers and partner organisations, the post holder will help to develop, coordinate, facilitate and review integrated information, advice and support services for carers throughout Lanarkshire. The post holder will successfully contribute to the implementation of the organisations’ business plan, strategic and operational development and the implementation of all aspects of our service delivery model.
Other responsibilities of the post include, but are not limited to; funding applications and budget responsibility; preparation of work and project plans, reports and records; line management responsibility for carers support workers and other staff, facilitation of team development days, coordination of groups, carer activities, and events; supporting and raising the profile of Lanarkshire Carers Centre throughout Lanarkshire.
The post holder will ensure compliance and understanding of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and carers needs throughout the organisation.
We are looking for honest, trustworthy, friendly and reliable people to join our tight knit supportive team. We look after an extremely happy, but complex young man.
The job involves assisting said young man with ALL everyday activities including personal care.
His care will be 24hrs/7 days per week with various shifts available.
Experience in care would be great, but not essential as full training given.
It is essential that the postholder be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable groups (PVG) scheme or willing to join.
The rate of pay is £9.33 per hour and £72.00 per sleepover shift.
There are a number of shifts available, including full time and part time posts.
The post will initially be in Gorebridge but will eventually move to Woodburn.
Do you have a passion for preventative work? Do you get excited by innovation and new opportunities? We are looking for three people with exceptional communication skills, a passion for rehabilitation and prevention and strong belief in partnership approaches. This is a new initiative, the Custody Link Worker Project, with three year funding, to deliver a ’links’ based intervention through custody. Adapting the model and concept from the GP based approach, this is a pilot partnership with Police Scotland, the Highland Community Justice Partnership and the Highland Third Sector Interface. The post will provide management, support and leadership to the two Custody Link Workers. Additionally they will be responsible for the daily management of the overall project including adherence to process, policy and good practice.