Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
This post is open to Care Experienced Young People between the age of 18yrs – 26yrs only.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. We want to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people by 2022 in Scotland.
Who Cares? Scotland and East Lothian Council welcomes applications from individuals who wish to work with Care Experienced young people and also develop their own research and evaluation skills. East Lothian Council is committed to helping Care Experienced Young People develop skills that will support them in future employment. The applicant does not require to have experience in research and evaluation but must show a willingness and a desire to gain these skills.
The post is focused on the engagement of Care Experienced young people in Peer Flatmate Scheme. The post holder will work with a dedicated Housing Support Agency and the Council to ensure Care Experienced young people live in an environment where their voices and views are heard and they are enabled to bring about positive change. With support from East Lothian Council Strategy Team, the post holder will be guided to carry out research and evaluation, providing recommendations for strategic, policy and protocol change within East Lothian Council. The post holder will enable care leavers in the Peer Flatmate model, and those in other housing situations, to engage and participate in the research.
The right candidate will bring excellent collaborative skills, be a competent independent worker and have good time and work-load management abilities. They will have the ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders and to form positive relationships with children and young people. They will bring an understanding of the care system in Scotland, children’s rights, and an understanding of the challenges young people might face managing a tenancy. A full driving license is not essential but is desirable.
Passionate about engaging with voluntary sector organisations?
At the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), we love the voluntary sector. As the national membership body for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises, our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
The Public Affairs Officer (Engagement), will help sustain and create opportunities for the ideas, values and views of the collective sector to affect policy change across Scotland. We’re looking for someone who has a real passion for engaging with members with the ability to animate people and organisations to find out what is current and identify the key issues in the sector. You’ll be someone with excellent policy and influencing skills who has a real flair for networking and spotting trends.
If you fit the bill, find out more and apply now...
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
Lendrick Muir, near Kinross, is our largest facility, a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 160 and a unique mix of activities to experience. Primarily focussed on hosting children and young people, the centre welcomes groups of all sizes from schools, churches, youth organisations and other agencies, as well as hosting SU Holidays.
We currently have a vacancy for a Centre Support Worker - Facilities, based at Lendrick Muir. The role is for a Christian who is keen to share their faith in a community environment. Experience in DIY or a practical role such as a construction trade would be preferable. It would also suit someone with an interest in construction and maintenance and can demonstrate that with relevant school or college courses. Good hand skills, problem-solving abilities and a willingness to learn new skills.
Working as part of the Facilities Team, you will help in making sure the building and services work harmoniously together to support the core work of Lendrick Muir. This includes proactive and reactive maintenance, equipment and facility safety checks, seasonal tasks – ie grass cutting etc, some basic plumbing and joinery work and other tasks as required.
As a Centre Support you will work within the Lendrick Muir staff team helping across all teams to prepare and host residentials and activity days to all visiting groups.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
Do you want to be part of the #SmartJustice movement in Scotland?
Role - Executive Assistant to our Chief Executive - Karyn McCluskey.
This job includes; diary management, planning and scheduling Karyn’s meetings, speaking events, travel arrangements and providing admin support to the CJS Board. The person for this role needs to be fantastic at organising, be able to work on own initiative, have a desire to learn about Community Justice and the wider sector, be confident in communication, both written and verbal, have great admin skills with a strong attention to detail - and most of all be up for a challenge!
We would love to hear why you would be suitable for the role. Please fill in an application form explaining why you want the job, what you would bring to the role and what you are passionate about.
Find out more about Community Justice Scotland here
To bring play to the heart of the community, encouraging, supporting and motivating children and young people with a range of neurological disabilities and complex, multiple additional support needs to participate in a range of free and structured play activities both indoors and outdoors.
To provide an inclusive service so that children and young people have fun, stay safe, be inspired, make friends, learn, contribute to and provide them with life skills socially and individually.
To assist the team of volunteers and sessional staff to organise, deliver and facilitate such stimulating and innovative play opportunities.
Health & Safety:
Line Managed: Chairperson of Board of Trustees
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to complement the work of our support teams by ensuring the security of the building through observation and checks, maintaining health, safety and hygiene standards and following procedures such as for financial transactions, admissions and leavers, housing benefit, incident reports and building repairs reports.
You should have sound literacy and numeracy skills and experience of dealing with challenging behaviour. Other essentials include: experience of team working; good verbal communication; the ability to interact with people in an appropriate and positive way; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
The service accommodates and supports people aged 21 and over who are homeless. Housing Assistants manage the accommodated buildings 24/7 and provide a contact point for people who may need some assistance or guidance where required, this involves lone working.
2 x 8 hour shifts from 07:45 to 15:45 or 14:15 to 22:15 over a 7 day rolling rota.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. Through their redistribution centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh they redistribute surplus food to frontline charities and community groups.
Transform Community Development runs the Dundee FareShare operation from our depot which covers Tayside & Fife.
FareShare has received funding from Scottish Government to enable the redistribution of sanitary products to vulnerable women and girls and low-income households across the country. By using FareShare’s network of community food members (CFMs) it is expected that this will go some way to reducing the anxiety experienced by those who struggle to find the money to buy these essential items.
We know that to effectively increase access to sanitary products for women experiencing poverty and exclusion, the availability needs to be accompanied by community development work. This will help break down barriers, address stigma and embarrassment, and reach out to community groups giving them the tools to address period poverty as well as the training to increase their confidence and awareness of the issues.
Our experience is that simply making sanitary products available is not enough to convince all organisations and community workers to get involved in being part of the solution.
This new post will take the lead on: developing the redistribution model, working with existing CFMs, engaging other community groups, and providing training.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute and we are seeking to fill this key vacancy.
This exciting role is to support the development and delivery of community-led active travel initiatives and activities across multiple community areas in Scotland working with local communities, local authorities, groups, businesses and other interested parties leading to behaviour change following the promotion of walking, cycling and sustainable travel modes in the community.
With a good standard of education, you will have experience in the delivery of practical projects with community involvement as a core element, experience of workshop design and facilitation, of organising community events and of report writing. Your excellent written and verbal communication will enhance your interpersonal skills, your community networking skills and your ability to motivate and enthuse others. You will be IT literate, with knowledge of social media and MS Office, be very organised, have strong administrative skills and be committed to cycling and walking and the promotion of sustainable transport. Employment will be conditional on clearance by the appropriate PVG Disclosure check.
We have live vacancies across various locations in Scotland. And they’ll be a steady flow of new vacancies released over the coming months. Please search for a job in your postcode by clicking apply, and if there’s not a job near you right now then remember to sign up for alerts and we’ll notify you when we have one in your community.
We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies.
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.