Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our fun, hardworking and ambitious team.
We work with unpaid Carers every day and have learned a great deal from them. We use this knowledge and our position as the Highland Carer Centre, to ensure that unpaid Carers in Highland are not caring alone, that they are acknowledged and supported and that they have access to the information they need to enable them to carry out their caring role.
The successful candidate will manage and develop the financial function of Highland Community Care Forum (HCCF) including policies, processes and procedures. You will be responsible for all aspects of the management and oversight of HCCF’s financial function, this includes advising managers and the HCCF Board, as well as liaising with external bodies as required.
The post holder will normally be office based in Dingwall but due to COVID-19 may be based at home initially.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting directly to the CEO your role is responsible for developing and implementing the Governance and Compliance Framework which will ensure that Ark complies with all aspects of it’s regulatory and legal responsibilities; and you will also have responsibility for implementing key organisational improvement initiatives as delegated by the Chief Executive and the Executive Team.
There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark complies with the requirements of the Information Commissioner, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in relation to complaints, and the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.
You will have a lead role in setting the ARK culture, that aligns to our values and aims, integral to which is to operate to the highest ethical standards and in doing so set the example of how all Ark employees should behave.
This is a revised role following a major piece of work where Ark have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in good governance, compliance and risk management then we would like to hear from you.
Mindspace Counselling Service is part of Mindspace Ltd. Our aim is to promote mental health within Perth and Kinross by providing services to the community which complement those offered by statutory services.
The Counselling Administrator is crucial to our success in delivering competent administrative support to the Senior Counsellor and Counsellors, which enables them to provide an effective counselling service to the people of Perth and Kinross.
You’ll be the first point of contact for everyone who contacts the organisation. A key part of your role will be to provide a professional reception and information service to clients, counsellors, colleagues and visitors; ensuring their interaction with the organisation is a consistently positive experience. In your role you’ll also coordinate and implement the office procedures and administrative tasks that will enable the Senior Counsellor and Counsellors to provide a seamless and effective counselling service to their clients. In addition to this, your role will involve financial transactions; evaluation and reporting, and the continuous improvement of the administration service.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL
You’ll be educated to a minimum of standard grade A to C or equivalent. You’ll also have a secretarial qualification to a minimum of SVQ Level 2 or equivalent. You’ll have a minimum of two years’ experience and clear achievements as an administrator including competent skills in all computer applications required to carry out your role successfully. You’ll be self-motivated with excellent communication and influencing skills, and the ability to work without close supervision. You’ll be a great time manager and an effective problem-solver, but more importantly you’ll be able to demonstrate the qualities that build trust and foster good relations that will enable you to connect and interact well with the team, our clients and partners. Sensitivity and confidentiality is crucial in this role.
This is an exciting opportunity if you love being part of an organisation that actively supports people to make a difference in their lives. This role enables you to bring your expertise and grow your skills in an environment that has plenty of variety, and where new challenges and opportunities arise every day.
Aberlour Options Aberdeen provides a variety of services throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire supporting people with a range of complex and profound disabilities including learning, physical and life limiting conditions and complex communication difficulties. Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society, we are developing a new service to expand our existing provision to provide a Hub which offers care at home, community and residential short-breaks and an exciting, tailored programme of activities and support for children with disabilities and their families.
Our new centre, due to open in November/December 2020, will provide children the chance to have new experiences and make new friends while giving their parents the vital opportunity to recharge their batteries. We will use our bases in Bucksburn and Garthdee to offer community-based outreach services, residential short breaks, while also providing care at home services.
“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals to join our Care at Home Team, working directly with children and young people with complex, multiple and profound disabilities and their families within their own homes. You will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in an outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision.
You will have experience of working in a community or residential setting, ideally supporting children, young people or adults with complex disabilities and associated health needs. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council under the Care at Home register.
You will demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience and empathy in your daily interactions and be reflective in your practice.
What we will offer you:
Excellent development and training opportunities to enable you to grow and develop your skills.
A fantastic opportunity to develop and plan fun and positive activities for children and young people. Continual support working as part of a small highly motivated team.
An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Dementia Link Worker in the Mid-Argyll area of Argyll and Bute. The role of Dementia Link Worker is key to our local services and Link Workers are often the first person families have contact with following a diagnosis of dementia.
The Dementia Link Worker role is central to our success in providing people living with dementia, their families and carers high quality Post-Diagnostic Support. This support can involve practical advice, as well as access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain independence as far as is possible and for as long as possible. Dementia Link Workers are allocated to support individuals and families for a period of 12 months following a diagnosis of dementia. During the year of Post-Diagnostic Support, Dementia Link Workers operate around Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillar Model, allowing a structured but person-centred approach to the delivery of support.
Working with individuals and families affected by dementia, the Dementia Link Worker is required to have a warm, flexible approach, a good understanding of dementia, as well as skills in empathy and relationship building. Often visiting people in their own homes, Dementia Link Workers are in a unique position to offer a very person-centred level of care.
Supporting our Argyll and Bute locality, this post will be based within the Community Dementia Team in Mid-Argyll based within Mid-Argyll Community Hospital. Being a part of a multidisciplinary team, Dementia Link Workers are required to be effective team members and have the skills to maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland and the NHS. Travel within the Mid-Argyll area will be required. In addition some travel out with the area can be expected for training and meeting purposes.
A unique person is sought who can support people living with dementia, primarily in a home setting, personalised to the individual’s needs. They will take a flexible, creative and caring approach to the role.
Applicants will have an understanding of the aims and values of Alzheimer Scotland supported by excellent communication and networking skills; hold a recognised professional qualification and/or have relevant experience with a willingness to learn and participate in training. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Please note that at time of writing Alzheimer Scotland staff remain working from home. This is subject to change at short notice. There is an increased emphasis on using digital platforms to engage with people with dementia and their carers and working creatively to deliver the 5 Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support remotely. Skills in this area would be advantageous.
You will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a car.
Can you make a difference in the lives of adults with a learning disability?
St Joseph’s Homes is an exciting new charity which exists purchase properties for adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian. St Joseph’s homes is a member of St Joseph’s Services who have been providing housing support / care at home services throughout Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Homes are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Homes and to contribute to the existing board of trustees -working together establishing St Joseph’s Homes property portfolio, along with setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently been established we have an ambitious vision for the future - we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in providing the right homes to adults with a learning disability.
Do you have any experience to assist in developing this exciting new charity?
If yes, we would love to hear from you. All applications will be considered – we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, property management, estate agency or legal background.
FEAT is seeking a full-time Team Supervisor to oversee and manage the Employ Your Mind (EYM) project - an innovative vocational rehabilitation project aimed at developing the employability skills of inpatients and outpatients of Fife mental health services. The aim of EYM is to move students closer towards accessing more mainstream job-seeking services.
The successful candidate will be part of an internationally recognised, world-leading project delivering cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) and employability skills to students and clients with complex mental health problems, at different stages on their journey towards employment. The role involves delivery of group-based and individual employability and personal development interventions, work placement sourcing/support and delivery and design of CRT to a wide range of participants who study over a 6-month period. The role also involves delivering training to other professional teams.
The Team Supervisor will oversee and manage the key objectives of the EYM team as well as the day-to-day performance of EYM employees. As a successful supervisor you will have excellent organisational and communication skills. These skills will help you transfer information from senior management to employees and communicate EYM teams’ performance or needs to senior managers. This role is fully supported by FEAT management of which this role forms part.
The role is based in our offices in Fife, and you are expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings and in the community around Fife, with patients with complex mental health conditions, on a one-to-one basis. Due to Covid-19, the role is likely to start home-based as FEAT virtual provision is now live. This innovative project has secured substantial further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund and we expect to continue beyond March 2021. You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.
FEAT are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone. FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma.
Aberlour continues to aspire to be a leading voice for the children, young people and families we support across Scotland. Our participative and personalised approach aims to elevate the voices of the children, young people and families we work with. We want to ensure that children, young people and families are empowered to inform and shape the care and support they receive, and the work of the organisation as a whole. We are looking for someone to help us continue to make sure the voices and experiences of children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do.
At Aberlour all our work is informed directly by the UNCRC and we are committed to making children and young people’s human rights real. This includes a commitment to the keeping The Promise to Scotland’s children and young people by supporting the implementation of the Independent Care Review recommendations. Supporting and promoting the meaningful participation of the children, young people and families we work with is a fundamental part of how we achieve that. We aim to ensure that children, young people and families have their rights supported, promoted and protected, their voices listened to and views acted upon.
Working alongside the Head of Policy and Participation as part of the Participation Team, you will plan, develop and deliver a range of participation and engagement activities to support, promote and facilitate the views and experiences of children, young people and families we work with across Scotland, to inform Aberlour’s policy and campaigning work, as well as ensure those views and experiences help shape and influence the design and delivery of services and wider organisational developments.
You will have an awareness of the current Scottish political system and social policy relating to children, young people and families. You will ideally have experience working in one or more of the following areas: youth work; working with children and young people with disabilities or additional needs; working with care experienced children and young people; working with children and young people who have experienced adversity or trauma. You may yourself be care experienced. You will have a track record in planning and facilitating direct consultation and engagement with children and young people.
You will have the ability to think creatively, network successfully, form positive relationships and work in collaboration with others.
This half-time post working 18.75 hours per week will work on a flexible basis meeting the post holder’s availability and the needs of those being consulted with. We would very much welcome applications from those with care experience. At Aberlour we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive organisation and so we actively encourage applications from the LGBT, BAME, disability communities.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
The Research Officer is part of the Impact Team at Citizens Advice Scotland. The Impact Team seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
The post sits within the Research Team which is an integral and busy section of the Impact Team. We apply an evidence based approach to all of our work, and so you will play a key role in supporting and coordinating research in areas identified as priorities for the citizens advice service, our clients and the people of Scotland.
The Research Officer uses a wide range of statistics, data, and evidence in order to highlight areas for action, develop and promote solutions. Working across a broad spectrum of issues, from social security to drinking water quality, the Research Officer also supports Policy colleagues to develop research solutions that will deliver a sound evidence base to influence legislation and positive outcomes for bureaux clients and consumers.
You will have experience of commissioning and project managing research projects carried out by external parties on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland. As well as working closely with the Senior Research Officers to deliver a wide range of research projects, you will also assist Policy Officers and other Citizens Advice Scotland colleagues to design and undertake research in different policy areas.
The role is offered on fixed-term basis until 31 March 2021.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.