To provide a safe, professional and supportive service for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse, who have additional support needs and who are living in refuge accommodation provided by Edinburgh Women’s Aid.
Adult and Child PVG scheme membership will be required.
Job role: The role of the Duty/High Risk support worker is to provide confidential, safe and supportive information service to women and agencies who contact EWA through the crisis phone line and/or ‘drop in’ service. Where appropriate, also assess women and any accompanying children who are affected domestic abuse, for refuge accommodation and complete admission procedures.
Adult and Child PVG scheme membership will be required.
Our mission is simple: to get New Scots (refugees/asylum seekers) cycling! We are a community of cyclists, New Scots, mechanics, volunteers and people passionate about community development and making a difference. We collect donations of second-hand bikes, fix them together at our workshop/s, and then gift them to New Scots alongside resources, support and signposting. We have gifted over 1,000 bikes to date. A proportion of the bikes that we receive are sold to the public to generate income for the charity and ensure our long-term sustainability - this and trading more generally is an area that we wish to grow and develop.
This position is required to coordinate our service delivery as we grow bike donations, distributions, income activities and sales. We are looking for someone who can help us to promote our values, deliver our charitable aims, explore new and safe ways of working post-covid, and sustain our commitment to support New Scots.
Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) is a charity going through a period of growth and transition as we address increased demand for our services and explore new ways of working and delivering our activities within the context of Covid-19. This will be an essential part of the role- our workshops In Glasgow and Edinburgh have been temporarily suspended since lockdown due to coronavirus risk whilst our waiting list for bikes has continued to grow. In Glasgow we will be seeking to identify new and larger premises (funding dependent) that enable us to deliver our activities whilst we keep staff, volunteers and service users safe. You will have a lead role in supporting this transition and identifying and implementing new and creative ways to get New Scots cycling.
This role is responsible for coordinating and managing service delivery for Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) and its two community Hubs in the West and East of Scotland. Supported by the board of directors you will work on a variety of projects including volunteer support and coordination; bike collections, repairs and distributions, and special projects and activities. The post holder will be expected to maintain a good working knowledge of Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) programmes, policies and procedures, and maintain good working relationships with a variety of external stakeholders and partners.
If you are passionate about bikes and cycling and have an interest in community development and supporting vulnerable groups, then this could be the job for you.
Are you looking for a strategic opportunity to get involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in Scotland? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of LGBT people?
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is seeking to recruit new Trustees to govern the organisation. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. The Board plays an important role for the organisation and is key to our continuing success in delivering vital services for the LGBT community as well as our ever-developing role as a key policy influencer in Scotland.
The organisation promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.
If this opportunity excites you whether you are an LGBT person or someone committed to equality and human rights, we welcome your application to join our Board of Directors. This is a fantastic way for you to gain new experiences and skills, meet new people and connect with your community.
While not exclusive we are currently seeking people with skills in fundraising, campaigning, marketing & communications, third sector management, mental health and public service design and delivery, which would be helpful in complementing the Board’s existing skills base. Additionally, we are looking to welcome interest from groups underrepresented on the Board, people identifying as women, bisexual, trans and non-binary, black & ethnic minority, and people with disabilities of all ages would be particularly welcome.
We provide a regular rolling programme of induction and ongoing training for all volunteers including trustees.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning.
The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets. The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work within HTSI and directly with to deliver training and support for skills planning and development.
The post will be responsible for writing, delivering and evaluating training needs across the Highlands. This will include adapting training materials for eLearning. Additionally, they will also work on a one to one basis with organisations, specifically though not exclusively within the Inner Moray Firth, to put in place skills development and monitoring processes and to deliver training within organisations as required.
They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in school and included in the community.
Working alongside families and the team you will support and deliver one to one, group and whole family support to children, young people and families.
As a positive link between educational establishments and children and families in the community, children’s engagement, attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. You will provide practical, social and emotional support to families to meet a wide range of need including social, emotional and behavioural issues, nursery/school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health and wellbeing, poor family relationships, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.
We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of child development with experience of delivering attachment and nurture-based approaches. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use restorative and trauma-informed practice to get alongside children, young people and families. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with multi-agency partners within GIRFEC Planning processes.
If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then we want to hear from you.
This post is 35 hours per week. Post is initially funded until 31st June 2021 with further funding anticipated.
Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required)
· The post is funded for a fixed term of 1 year (continuation dependent on MYPAS securing further funding)
· The posts will involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.
· You must be able to travel across Midlothian.
Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith.
The postholder will be responsible for the management, day to day operation and development of the School Counselling Service within Midlothian for MYPAS, including line-management of the service staff team. Responsible for a small client caseload.
Qualified to MSC/Diploma level in a counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, COSCA) and have experience of working with children and young people, you will also have experience of managing a staff team and be committed to service development and innovation.
The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary environment and work effectively with other agencies, especially schools, in partnership settings.
MYPAS will conduct a one year School Counselling pilot across Midlothian’s schools. There is potential to extend the pilot beyond a year as required. A procurement process for a counselling service across Midlothian will take place during the course of this pilot period. Contracts will therefore initially be offered for one year and may be extended, depending on the success of the pilot and the full procurement process.
Full-time applications are preferred but part-time work may be considered for these positions depending on service deployment considerations.
This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.
The successful candidate for this position must have experience of working with children and young people. Qualified to a degree level or minimum SVQ3 or equivalent in childcare, education, health or playwork.
Richmond’s Hope will provide a comprehensive induction and training programme which will include training in the methodology of Richmond’s Hope. Working as part of the staff team of Richmond’s Hope (primarily in Glasgow, but may include working in other areas of Central Scotland) they will provide bereavement support to children and young people aged from 4 to 18 years.
Applicants should have enthusiasm and vision for the work of the organisation, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.
Teapot Trust provides art therapy in hospitals, community settings and online to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people living with chronic conditions – and their families.
We’re seeking an experienced trusts and foundations fundraiser to cover the maternity leave of our grants officer for up to twelve months. We’re not looking for someone to ‘hold the reins’ but to bring an ambitious can-do attitude to securing both project and core costs including multi-annual grants. While taking a lead in managing a programme of applications, you will work closely with and be supported by the CEO and the supporter engagement officer.