Are you a solicitor with an interest in social justice and human rights, with post-qualification experience of housing litigation, including representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Housing Solicitor and you could soon be playing an important role within an exciting new partnership.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The ‘Street Legal’ project is a recently formed partnership with CLAN Childlaw that’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Its goal is to prevent homelessness and engage in early action to deal with the causes of homelessness for children, young people and families. It also aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and representation and increase the capacity of Edinburgh’s third sector organisations to use the law to prevent homelessness through the delivery of lawyer led workshops.
About the role
As a Housing Solicitor, we’ll rely on you to maintain an active caseload and provide legal advice and representation to families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh, in partnership with CLAN. You’ll also be responsible for developing housing and homelessness law for families, children and young people and devising and delivering lawyer led training for front line third sector services. Working collaboratively within the sector to directly address issues that may arise with the implementation of the ‘Ending Homeless Together High Level Action Plan’ will be important too, as will promoting an understanding of the legal framework and ensuring a rights based approach from the outset.
Proactive, customer-focused and driven to achieve the very best outcomes for clients, your substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in the public and private sector includes issues relating to homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. What's more, you have a sound knowledge of publicly funded legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help. You’re great at influencing others too, and are able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations. And, when it comes to applying creative and lateral thinking, challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas, methods and processes, again you’ll excel.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Housing Law Service team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
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)
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, then we’d love to have a chat with you and invite you to apply for this post.
Falkirk Baptist Church is a growing, vibrant, informal, and friendly Christian community in the heart of Scotland’s central belt. Located in the town centre of Falkirk, the church has a vision for growth and church planting throughout the greater area of Falkirk - an urban region with a population of over 100,000. We are looking to recruit a gifted and suitable person to become our new youth worker to effectively lead and grow our youth discipleship ministry.
Please note that there is Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a practising Christian.
Could you lead our team to support love and friendship in the West of Scotland?
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities. We are looking for the right person to lead our work across Glasgow and Renfrewshire. It’s a rewarding, ‘one of a kind’ job!
If you have great leadership, management and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
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 looking to recruit a Youth & Community Coach in Ayrshire. You will be required to deliver football, fitness and multi-sports sessions on the Street League Academy. You will also be responsible for carrying out outreach for sessions and to recruit and sustain participants on the Academy to ensure delivery targets are met.
Minimum requirements are SFA Level 3 or similar, experience in coaching preferably with young people aged 16-24 and an understanding of the Street League client group.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.
Are you an experienced housing, benefits or debt adviser, supervisor or trainer interested in making a difference?
If you are, would you like to become a SNSIAP peer reviewer?
Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) are recruiting new SNSIAP peer reviewers in housing, welfare benefits and debt. We are looking for people who are confident in their subject knowledge (housing, welfare benefits or debt) who can be objective about other people’s work and who appreciate that there are many different ways of delivering quality advice.
You must have good written English and be able to make and justify difficult decisions; be open and responsive to constructive feedback and be able to give the same feedback to others. Attention to detail and good time management skills are also essential.
In our Waterside Workshops in Edinburgh we have a vacancy for a Part Time Drama and Performance Workshop Leader.
No of days (2 or 3) and days of the week to be confirmed at interview stage.
An experienced and committed individual to support members to develop their self-expression, communication, creativity and self-esteem through drama and performance.
Do you want to play a key role in the creation and development of a more dynamic and innovative community hub in South Edinburgh?
Inch Community Association will be launching an exciting new youth programme at Inch House this autumn to cater for the needs of local young people, aged 7-11. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic and experienced youth worker to help us design, launch, manage and lead it. The post holder will work within a small team of staff and stakeholders and manage a budget in order to set up and develop the wider youth programme.
Inch Community Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) committed to the advancement of community education, citizenship and community development within the Inch district in Edinburgh.
We are based in Inch House in the south of Edinburgh, a 16th/17th century tower house and A-listed building of exceptional historical importance, which stands in extensive parkland and gardens and serves as the community centre for the adjacent Inch district.
It is a time of great change for Inch House. We are currently preparing a Community Asset Transfer application to Edinburgh Council to secure the building for the local community. As part of this process, we aim to create a more dynamic and innovative community hub which will more effectively serve the changing aspirations, wishes and needs of local people.
Inch House is much loved by local residents and the wider community, and a concern for the future of the building and its history is central to our mission. We are therefore working to restore Inch House to its original glory, and would like to see it develop as a historical and cultural resource for the Inch and the whole of Edinburgh, through which it can serve as a venue for meetings, community and cultural events, conferences, concerts and exhibitions. Closely linked to this is a concern to foster a greater awareness of history, architecture, cultural heritage and traditional arts within the general community.
Youth Program Purpose:
To promote the personal, educational, creative and social development of children and young people in The Inch, helping them to reach their full potential. To create a safe and supportive environment for children and young people to:
Direct Work with young people
Addaction Fife has an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new Substance Misuse Liaison Service in Fife.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with NHS Fife and Fife Alcohol Support Service the successful candidates will provide specialist harm reduction interventions to people who are admitted to hospital with complications related to problematic drug and/or alcohol use. This work will have a particular focus on people who inject drugs (PWID) and who are in or being discharged from acute and community hospital settings.
As a Specialist Recovery Worker you will work peripatetically to deliver the service between hospital in-reach, with assertive follow up in the community.
The work will focus on assessment, therapeutic relationship building, the delivery of evidence based, low level psychological interventions (node link mapping, contingency management, route transition) and practical harm reduction interventions including the provision of clean injecting equipment and practical safer injecting training.
In addition you will also be able to evidence extensive knowledge and understanding of all issues around substance misuse, assessment, care planning and key working plus Solution Focused Brief Therapy and motivational interviewing.
This is a full time role, working 5 days over 7. The work pattern will be discussed at interview and will be agreed to suit service needs but individual preferences will be taken into account.
A comprehensive role and person specification can be found on the Addaction website.