Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
An experienced and dynamic individual with excellent leadership and communication skills is required for this exciting position. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a diverse team, and in delivering high quality services in a challenging client facing environment.
Good organization skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous.
ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. 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.
We are recruiting an inspirational leader to head up the Finance function, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work with colleagues to fulfil our aim to support tenants and service users to lead a good life.
Your primary role is to provide operational leadership that delivers precise governance for ARK and to put in place risk managed operational plans that will ensure its continued development within operating models that are both viable and sustainable over the longer term.
You will be accountable for leading the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies to build an ARK culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely Finance performance reports, function KPIS’s, forecasts and budgets. In addition to this is the ability to analyse, interpret and report accurate monthly Finance data in a timely manner; update forecasts and plans based on the learning of month results and develop Finance options that enable the SLT to take forward operational strategies. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.
About the role
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for dynamic individuals to join their Board of Directors and assist with the strategic direction and future development of the Bureau.
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau is a leading information and advice provider in the Glasgow area. The Board is made up of people from a range of professional backgrounds and currently has vacancies for new members.
The Board are seeking applications from individuals representing the diversity of the Glasgow area and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; working locally and dealing with local issues as well as those with qualified skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Project Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The ideal candidates will be committed to service excellence, raising standards and continuous improvement. They must also embrace bureau values and show a commitment to wider role activity to improve the quality of life of local people in the community.
The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected participate in projects and attend training when required.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of information and advice services in Glasgow and contribute to making a real difference to the local area.
The Board of Directors are responsible for:
· Ensuring that good quality advice is given to the public, including ensuring that Citizens Advice Scotland’s membership standards are met
· Deciding what the bureau should aim for, including input into business planning and budgeting
· Controlling the finances of the bureau
· Overseeing the recruitment and selection, management support and training of all paid staff
· Appraising and supporting the Bureau Manager
· Promoting the image of the bureau
· Ensuring that the bureau fully meets its legal obligations under charity, employment and (if relevant) Company Law
· Dealing with complaints about the service
Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking for two Women’s Support Workers to provide practical and emotional support to women with experience of domestic abuse. Candidates should have a good understanding of domestic abuse, have experience in providing direct support and have excellent communication skills.
The successful applicant(s) will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in housing support or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Lynda Carey, Operational Lead on 01383 732289.
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive Data Protection and Quality Officer to join their Compliance and Accreditation team.
EST is a leading and trusted organisation, helping people save energy every day. We deliver first class programmes for governments and provide consultancy to UK businesses and international companies.
The successful applicant should take a pragmatic approach to problem solving, be able to constructively challenge the business and support best practice in data governance. They will have practical experience of working in a data protection role and be keen to take the next steps in your career progression.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead and manage the support services team at Grampian Women’s Aid. The applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to motivate others. They will have a passion for improving the lives of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and experience in providing direct support services to vulnerable young people.
Applicants should be qualified to degree/diploma level in a relevant discipline i.e; Social Work, Community Education, Housing Support, SVQ level 3 Health & Social Services, Leadership and Management Level 4, and have at least 2 years’ senior and/or leadership experience providing services to vulnerable people.
Please refer to job description for further information and candidate specification, skills and experience required.
The post will be based in Aberdeen City and will involve travel across all areas of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
In response to the government’s new agenda for ending homelessness and the Fife Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan, we are now seeking to recruit individuals wishing to participate in furthering our work in homelessness prevention and trauma informed housing support practice. If you can actively demonstrate a commitment to client focused working, are keen to develop your professional skills and want to be part of a team which works to achieve the best possible outcomes for people then, why not consider working with us.
As an Assistant Short-term Housing Support Worker the postholder will provide STHS to clients identified as requiring low level support and assist support workers as part of a case management approach to service delivery. The post holder is expected to facilitate and assist individuals using a strength based approach therefore, it is essential for the postholder to understand each individual’s unique position, the skills they have and the opportunities they choose to achieve their goals.
Please note all the above posts benefit from an additional 1.5% salary increase, effective as at 1st April 2019
All the above posts are offered initially as Fixed Term Temporary contracts which may be extended in line with future funding secured.
Successful candidates taking up a client facing role are subject to PVG Disclosure checks and must have a current driving license, business insurance and the use of a car for work. Successful candidates securing a post regulated by the Care Inspectorate must register with the SSSC and must meet the required standards for the post within the permitted time as directed by the SSSC.
Are you passionate about the voluntary sector? Do you believe that by working collectively as a city we can tackle some of the issues contributing to poverty and inequality? Enthusiastic, tenacious, a great communicator, you must enjoy dealing with sector leaders and people with passion. Are you up for a challenge? If you like the sound of the above, then Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is looking to recruit a part-time Development Worker (Walking & Active Travel).
This interesting new programme has two related aims: firstly, to support an Edinburgh-wide “Health Walk Coordinator” post to strategically join-up and further develop a local network of Health Walks, delivered by a diverse range of voluntary and community organisations. Secondly, the work will deliver in-depth research to inform the trialling of ideas and incentives to change travel behaviour toward active travel options and bring people from across Edinburgh’s voluntary sector together to share findings.
The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for developing our new Buddy Programme for asylum seekers under threat of eviction who are being supported by Preventing Asylum Seeker Evictions (PASE), a part of the W-ASH Project. The coordinator will develop policies and procedures and recruit, train and coordinate a network of volunteer buddies who will work with asylum seekers under threat of eviction.