We are seeking a highly motivated individual as Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government and is the independent regulator and registrar for charities in Scotland. The Chief Executive is the most senior member of staff in the organisation and is responsible for the management and leadership of approximately 50 staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in OSCR’s vision for effective regulation which contributes to a flourishing charity sector in which the public has confidence.
This is a permanent and pensionable SCS appointment. Relocation expenses may be available.
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Eighteen And Under (18u) is a charity based in Dundee which provides confidential support and information to young survivors of any kind of abuse. This multi award winning charity is innovative in its approach and led by the needs and wishes of young people and research-based evidence of what really works for young survivors. In addition to providing support and information, 18u has also developed a research-based violence and abuse prevention programme for use with children, young people and vulnerable adults in schools, sheltered housing complexes and communities.
The core purpose of the role is to inspire young people. The worker will be expected to recruit, train and provide support to a minimum of 25 young people not in education, employment or training, and other disadvantaged young people, to assist them to increase their skills and experience. This is with the aim of improving their access to accredited training and learning, increasing their employability and employment options and increasing their leadership skills.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Dundee team. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
Street League will begin screening candidates prior to the closing date and an appointment could be made ahead of this date. Candidates are strongly advised to send their applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification in the Job Pack below.
Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, in the Perth and Kinross area. Aberlour, with support and funding from Perth and Kinross Council, will work with children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for children and families. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.
Using personalised and person-centred approaches and principles, the aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative individual to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.
Due to service expansion we have a vacancy for a part time post, working 16 hours per week (over 2 days). This post is funded for 2 years with an expected end date of September/October 2021, with the potential for the post to be extended beyond this date.
Candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are experiencing difficulties.
Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh and collaborative approach in a way which responds to the needs of the families when they need it – this will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children with additional support needs.
You will work within a variety of locations including the service base in Perth city, family homes, schools and community settings.
As an Aberlour employee, you will:
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer (Service Manager) on 01382 250840 for an informal conversation.
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.
In Dundee SAMH provides therapeutic gardening opportunities.
The Peer Support Worker will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Worker will enhance the support provided to the individual. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Personal lived experience of mental ill-health is essential.
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
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
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Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including:
We’re looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to develop and lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in the growth of a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. Volunteers help out at home, giving parents time to be parents and to focus on their families as well as having some valuable time to themselves.
“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The (volunteer home support) service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (A Mum who is supported by the service).
Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for scaling up the existing pilot and managing around 20 matches. If you have experience of service development and volunteer management and are excited by the prospect of improving the quality of life for families supporting a child with a life-shortening condition, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jill Cook, Voluntary Services Manager on 01577 866 061.
A unique opportunity to pioneer youth led change in our education system
Are you passionate about the importance of education for everyone? Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you passionate about including young people’s and families’ views in service design? Read on…..
Helm are an award winning specialist youthwork organisation working with 200 young people a year in Dundee aged 15+, enabling them to make great transitions into adult life. We are a long established robust organisation, with great grassroots support in our community, and an enviable track record. Our vision is a Scotland where all young people dare to dream.
We have created a new youth led team to gather the voices and experiences of young people with lived experience of adversity from all over Scotland, and who will then use this key perspective in a range of creative ways to help those leading change in our schools. This is a brand new project, and a full factsheet is available in the candidate pack.
We are now ready to appoint a new Transition Lead to recruit and work alongside this team and who will have the additional responsibility of ensuring that all young people in the team develop accredited skills on the job, ensuring they can transition successfully into the next step for their career.
If you have a passion to make a difference, a track record in working successfully with young people, and experience of developing a new service, then this opportunity could be for you.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.
To help us realise our vision, we are changing our approach and looking at innovative ways to develop and enhance our ways of working. This has led to the creation of exciting new opportunities across The Prince’s Trust at all levels based throughout the United Kingdom.
We are looking for a Prince’s Trust Executive based in our Dundee office. As a Prince’s Trust Executive you will work directly with young people, volunteers and partners to deliver programmes and activities to support and encourage young people to live, learn and earn. We are looking for individuals who engage in challenges with optimism and resilience, who are adaptive and flexible, ready to embrace change and innovation.
You will be a natural and effective communicator, passionate about delivering excellent customer service and making the right decision for young people. Working as part of a team within a defined geographical area, you will work with clear objectives to 'connect', 'progress' and help 'transform' the lives of young people who need us most.
This role will be multi-disciplined and will involve you working across many of our programmes and we would welcome applicants with a diverse skill set which could include Education, Youth Work, Outdoor Education, Business and Enterprise.