NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it approaches its 25th anniversary
During its 22 years, NYCOS has evolved from a single national choir into a multi-faceted organisation that comprises 4 National Choirs, 14 Regional Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and an impressive education portfolio.
Under the inspirational leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Christopher Bell, the flagship National Youth Choir of Scotland now performs regularly with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardner, Edward Gardner and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and most recently, Carnegie Hall, New York.
The organisation is riding high artistically and reputationally and is in a great position to consolidate and grow its financial support base in the run up to celebrations of NYCOS’ 25th Anniversary in 2021.
Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.
Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.
We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.
Early Years Scotland is looking for an exceptional individual to join their Professional Learning Team at an exciting stage in its development. This is an exceptional opportunity and a unique challenge waiting to be shaped by you!
You will work closely with the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance supporting them to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the Professional Learning Team’s remit.
You will have a pivotal role in shaping learning programmes, creating materials and influencing and improving practice. You will ensure that Early Years Scotland builds on its excellent reputation in this field and becomes a leading and sought after professional learning provider for the early years sector in Scotland.
You will bring a range of experience and skills including:
We also offer an excellent range of professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.
The purpose of the job is to deliver an exciting new project which is supported by the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund. ‘Better than Well’ will support adult survivors of childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services and will be open to all adult survivors, but there will be an additional effort to engage with survivors who have experienced homelessness.
Working closely with the Service Delivery Manager, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who have experienced childhood trauma to manage any resulting impact and focus on their safety and stabilisation.
The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff.
Leading by example, the Team Leader will ensure that objectives and targets are met and the service meets all internal and external standards and reporting requirements.
The Team Leader’s role includes an externally facing remit to develop relationships with other partners and services whilst actively promoting opportunities for the services to work together to deliver improved outcomes for those we provide services for.
The Team Leader will work together with the team and Service Delivery Manager to facilitate training sessions and shared learning events with our range of external partners. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring outcomes are recorded and reported in line with funder requirements.
You will need:
- Educated to diploma level (or equivalent) with experience of approaches to self-help techniques and/or CBT approach
- Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized
- To be able to lead, manage and motivate team through regular planned meeting and support
- Demonstrable experience of using a person-centred approach
- A knowledge of mental health self-help resources and a commitment to their use
- Good communication skills in a variety of situations
- Meet the requirements of registration with Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme check
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.
We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.
LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.
Annual leave and benefits
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
The purpose of the Office Manager is to work very closely with the Director and provide The Welcoming staff with day-to-day running of the assocation and to be responsible for the provision of an efficient and effective communication, administration, and financial record keeping.
We are expanding our Connecting Families programme, launched in 2018 to deliver Scottish Families’ strategic outcome that ‘Families are a movement for change’. We are seeking a Connecting Families Development Officer to support the delivery of this programme.
The post will work with the Senior Connecting Families Development Officer to link together families with lived experience of alcohol and drugs through local, regional and national networks; to support the delivery of a programme of capacity-building with individual family members and family support groups, developing leadership, confidence, connectivity and sustainability; to provide direct intensive support to new, emerging and existing family support groups across Scotland, including face-to-face, online and telephone support; and to ensure that families drive the development of a families’ recovery movement, including co-producing projects, events and initiatives and identifying new ways of involving families;
We are seeking applicants with a degree in a relevant area or professional qualification; with experience of developing and facilitating support groups (of any theme), facilitating or enabling the work of others, direct work with families and partnership working. You must have the ability to encourage and promote the development of family support groups, effectively and sensitively advocate for others, and have strong organisational skills. This role has a Scotland-wide remit so requires extensive travel throughout the country.
As a leading not-for-profit provider of quality housing for older people, we want to make a positive difference to our customers’ lives. One of our key commitments is to exceed our customers’ expectations and to provide high quality, personalised services that enhances their quality of life.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Welfare Rights Officer to join our Performance Management team. As part of your role, you will be providing a comprehensive welfare rights service to our residents (tenants and owners) and applicants for housing to ensure that a maximum uptake of benefits is achieved
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a minimum of two years’ experience working within welfare benefit services.
This post requires PVG Scheme membership (adults).
As part of Hanover’s vital development teams, you’ll be working in one of the sector’s most forward-thinking organisations that strongly values its staff and customers. We’re Investors in People accredited, and offer a highly competitive benefits package including flexitime, generous annual leave and a choice of pension scheme. A car company car/car allowance is provided.