Are you passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to support women who have touched the criminal justice system? We are looking for the right person to help deliver Making Positive Changes, our highly successful training programme; support the women as they progress towards fulfilling employment and build relationships with agencies who refer women and companies who will employ them. Liking chocolate is a bonus, what is more important is that you have the knowledge, skills and experience: want to work in a positive learning environment and are empathic with our values and team spirit.
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates, branded Grace Chocolates changing lives. The women can engage with our services in two ways: on regular production days and as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme.
By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards fulfilling work. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.
This post is initially funded for 1 year with the intention that it will become a longer-term position. This is not guaranteed and is subject to funding.
Community Renewal is a charity at the cutting-edge of new ways of working towards a Scotland without poverty.
We work to build community and improve quality of life by engaging individuals and families, supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
We are currently seeking an Employability Case Worker to deliver two of our Edinburgh based employability programmes – the Employment Safety Net and Activity Agreements, these projects are delivered mainly from our Bingham office with some work based in our Muirhouse office.
Both projects support young people who are furthest from the job market to “self-manage” their life with the aim of achieving a positive destination e.g. employment, education, training or volunteering.
We work with the young people for as long as it takes, building up support and trust to identify what they would like to do and highlight the positive effect that achieving their goals would have on their lives. Our work involves helping clients to overcome multiple barriers with individualised support, ensuring the young person is heavily involved in creating a plan that will be both interesting and beneficial to them.
The Employability Case Worker will engage with young people who have significant and multiple barriers to education, training & employment, you will be working at the heart of the community, this includes street work, door knocking to engage with young people where they feel most comfortable. We expect you to deliver a highly professional service which is human centred, compassionate, welcoming, and engaging. You will support young people in exploring employability options and includes work on CV, interview techniques, completing applications and job search. Part of your role will also include developing and facilitating appropriate group work activities that will contribute to young people's personal and employability development.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
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.
Redhall is a mental health service based in an award winning walled garden/six acre estate in Edinburgh. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. We also offer training in IT.
We are looking for a dedicated peer worker to run group sessions at Redhall and out-with to facilitate sessions such as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) And Tools for Living etc.
You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.
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
At Citizens Advice Scotland we are currently advertising two roles that will support the next stage in our debt advice offering
The first role is a Multichannel Debt Advice Development Manager that requires operational experience. The other role is a Policy Manager (Financial Health) that requires a policy background (you can find more details about this role here). Together, the roles will help us to transform our debt advice delivery and ensure that those experiencing debt get the advice that they need and have a voice in shaping national policy in this area. We know that COVID-19 will mean that more people than ever are likely to experience money and debt issues and our ambition is to be the leading advice agency in this field. The delivery of debt advice is evolving, creating an unprecedented opportunity to tailor debt advice services to the needs of Scottish citizens and we want the bureaux service to be at the forefront of this.
We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals with a real interest in delivering better outcomes for people. If you think that you can add value and help us to make a difference to the lives of people in Scotland then then get in touch, we want to hear from you.
Citizens Advice Scotland seeks to ensure that the Citizens Advice network in Scotland remains at the forefront of holistic debt advice delivery through a consistent, quality assured debt advice provided by the bureaux network, linked into other national and local providers.
The impact of COVID 19 has meant Citizens Advice Bureaux have moved to delivering debt advice over the phone and web, where it makes sense to do so, to continue to work effectively. The coming months will see an unprecedented need for more debt advice.
As a Multichannel Debt Advice Development Manager, you will be a champion for improvement, you will help the bureaux to incorporate what works into their operational practice, enabling locally flexible channels of delivery of debt advice. You will be responsible for driving and shaping improvements in the Citizens Advice network in Scotland’s approach to debt advice and ensuring the network has the support and resources to deliver more and better debt advice.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, can lead with drive and enthusiasm, able to efficiently manage the project and play a key role in making positive change to the lives of people in Scotland.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh/Glasgow office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
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.
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. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
Now, more than ever, eLearning is vital for supporting advice work in Citizens Advice Bureaux. This post provides the opportunity to contribute to the provision of high-quality learning opportunities for advisers throughout Scotland who deliver debt and money advice, making a difference to thousands of clients.
The eLearning technologist will work in a small team with subject matter experts to create new and convert existing resources into appropriate formats, developing learning routes and publishing on our learning management system.
For more information, please refer to the Application 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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Application Pack.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will generate new referrals and help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, work effectively as part of a wider team as well as have the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role, as is attendance at monthly team meetings at our Edinburgh office.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.
This is a very exciting time to join our Students’ Union as we prepare to significantly expand the range of digital opportunities to communicate and engage with our members across all five of the University campuses in Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London. This post will be essential in bringing to life all aspects of the work we do to support students and ensure they have an excellent student experience.
If you are passionate about advancing and supporting the development of creative, engaging and dynamic methods of digital communication then this is the job for you!
What we offer:
Roar- Connections for Life requires an energetic, solutions focussed multitasker who works calmly and effectively under pressure to help develop and run the day to day operational activities of the organisation as we emerge from lockdown and beyond.
The Operations Manager will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for the management of the staff team, developing the volunteering resources and ensuring we maximise positive outcomes for all our stakeholder while achieving best value. Roar’s immense success has been based on continual innovation in combating loneliness and reducing frailty and falls in older age. Our activities are underpinned by a dynamic risk management infrastructure and quality assurance culture.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate genuine enthusiasm and commitment to the development and maintenance of effective and efficient systems that minimise failure demand and enable the bulk of Roar’s resources to be targeted at achieving our charitable mission.
Please note we are developing a new website and much of the current content is out of date. If you would like more information on our strategy and further context you are welcome to contact Nicola Hanssen for an informal chat on 0141 889 7481.
Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action (DVA) is a leading, trusted and flourishing organisation, working to make a difference to lives of people and communities in the city.
Our Technology Enabled Care Project has been promoting new digital methods of delivering care and healthcare throughout Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership (DHSCP).
We are looking for a talented communicator to join our TEC Communications Officer in delivering talks, making videos, running exhibitions and events, researching new ideas and spreading information.
Knowledge of healthcare and IT would be a strong advantage, but the main focus of this post is communication.
The Employability Support Worker will be responsible to the Dundee Services Manager and will work in collaboration with Dundee Pathway Consortium (DPC) partner organisations to provide employability services for single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions in Dundee
Key responsibilities include:
Case Management: Support single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions, using case management methods, to provide a continuum of consistent support on their employability pathway journey into sustained employment.
Families: Help eligible single parents to identify their future goals, assess motivation, develop personal development plans and help in their implementation through individual and group work.
Barriers: Identify barriers to employment and work with single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions to address those barriers.
Liaison:Building links with organisations and groups throughout Dundee, to identify eligible single parents interested in progressing towards employment.
Outreach & Engagement: Undertake activities in communities to actively reach eligible single parents as a basis to support their learning and development and engage them in action to support change within their lives.
Work/Vocational Activities & Training:Coordinate and deliver a range of activities to enable single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions to develop core knowledge and skills to increase their employability potential.
Job Matching: Refer job ready single parents to support within the consortium to help with job searching, interviews, securing and sustaining employment.
In Work Support:Provide single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions with continued support whilst in employment to help sustain their jobs.
Local services: Develop knowledge of services related to employment, training, education, childcare and other support. Develop an effective network of referral agencies to support clients' needs.
Signpost:single parents to services that will address their needs.
Money Advice:Liaise with money advice workers and the single parent helpline to offer better off calculations and access to debt counselling support.
Marketing: To implement the marketing and promotion strategy for the service.
Monitoring and Evaluation: Ensure effective recording, monitoring and evaluation procedures are implemented.
Other Relevant duties: This job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.
Essential Experience and Knowledge: