We are looking for a new leader to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children 1st.
We are seeking a leader who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the field of child wellbeing and child protection. You will be driven by a strong value base that puts children at the centre and have personal resilience for the challenges ahead. With a proven track record as a leader you will bring, service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level while ensuring quality service delivery at an operational level.
The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in the Moray area. Building on our existing presence in this local authority and seeking new partnerships, the post holder will ensure that Children 1st play a key strategic role in the planning and design of service delivery ensuring a high quality and creative range of supports to achieve real change for children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and to make a lasting difference for the children and families we support.
Would you find an opportunity to contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact, an exciting challenge? Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland under contracts managed by Energy Saving Trust.
We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the telephone and at events. You will also advise householders to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information to a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and the ability to multitask.
You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.
You will gain an SQA qualification as part of this role.
Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably.
We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing money advice, to join us as an income maximisation officer. In this role you will deliver a holistic advice and support service and will carry out face to face sessions with clients and undertake casework including providing advice on a range of debt options. Additionally, the post involves supporting, mentoring and coaching generalist advisers to effectively and competently assist clients with money advice enquiries. The ability to travel within Ross & Cromarty is essential.
Ross-shire Women’s Aid is a sector leading service comprising Refuge Accommodation, Community Outreach Support and Prevention Services. We are looking for exceptional individuals to help support children and young persons, who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic abuse, make the transition towards a safer and happier future.
Young Person said having someone to talk to really helped. He has now left school and has started an apprenticeship. He said he couldn’t be happier.
PVG Disclosure is required for this post.
A full driving licence and access to transport is also required.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
Click is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.
RASASH is committed to providing person centred, therapeutic emotional support and advocacy for anyone in the Highlands aged 13 or over affected by sexual violence; and to working to prevent and eliminate sexual violence in all forms.
We are currently recruiting for 2 x 28 hrs per week Support & Advocacy workers for a pilot of Visually Recorded Interview (VRI) based in Inverness but covering Highland. The VRI pilots are running in Edinburgh and Highland and are a joint project between Rape Crisis Scotland, Police Scotland, Crown office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Government as part of the National Advocacy Project.
The pilot involves the visual recording of the police statements of rape complainers, with a view to these statements potentially being used as someone’s evidence in chief in any trial. The key aim of thee post is to provide dedicated advocacy support to complainers involved in the pilot as well as to survivors who are engaged or considering engaging with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence (recent or historic).
This post is funded by the Scottish Government. Funding for the national advocacy project is confirmed up to 31 March 2020 and agreed in principle for the duration of the two-year pilot which is expected to be until August 2021.
Rural Housing Scotland works to secure more affordable housing to meet rural housing needs and tackle rural homelessness. We provide expert support to rural communities to help them take practical action to meet local housing needs and build sustainable rural communities. We have a key role in the development of rural housing policy; building on links with communities to highlight the extent and nature of rural housing issues to policy and decision makers.
We are looking for a Communications and Membership Officer to join our small team. This role will provide communications and engagement support for the organisation. We are seeking to transform our engagement with rural communities, members and stakeholders across Scotland on housing issues and this role will play a key part in delivering this ambition.
A Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form are available for download below.
Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO is looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of young carers’ issues, to fill this vacancy. You will support the development and work of Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers, under the direction and supervision of the Carer Services Team Leader. This will include working with young carers and their families and organising, supervising and delivering services for individuals and groups of young carers at locations across Helensburgh and Lomond. You should be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and have good interpersonal/listening skills to allow you to communicate effectively.
The successful applicant will require to be registered as a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).
Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.
These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.
The posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership records.
For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.