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.
There is a rare opportunity to join the Board of Citizens Advice Bureau, Musselburgh as Chair of the Board of Trustees. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the community through an organisation that provides vital help and support to local people.
The posts are voluntary, requiring attendance at five Board meetings per year, with some additional time commitment.
The Bureau, located on Musselburgh High Street, operates during normal business hours as well as providing outreach services. There is a drop-in service for general advice, delivered by a team of dedicated and highly skilled employed and volunteer staff, such as specialist money/finance, benefit and employment advisers. The Bureau is a charity and governed by a Board of (currently) 9 Trustees. More details of the organisation, including relating to its aims and ethos, can be accessed on: musselburghcab.org.uk
The Chair will direct and draw the Board together, as well as providing a communications and support link between the two employed Bureau Chief Officers (job share) and the Trustees. Further, the Chair presides over Board meetings and ensures that appropriate governance is undertaken. In addition, the Chair represents the Bureau at public events and negotiates for funds where required or appropriate. Hence, particularly for the Chair position, relevant experience relating to governance, leadership, negotiation, delegation and line management is sought, as well as excellent communication skills.
The Chair will take an active role as a Trustee within the Board, discussing, considering and deciding upon issues in relation to the governance of the Bureau. Hence, experience from a business, management, finance and/or legal background would be welcome, although, not essential.
Although, not financially remunerated, the role is high profile and respected within the community. It makes a valuable contribution to the aims of the Bureau, so that local people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively. Further, it contributes to the development of social policies and services to help and support the public.
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.
Hillcrest Homes is a registered charitable Social Landlord with stock across Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Perth and Kinross and Aberdeen. We have a significant ongoing new build development programme and our aim is to provide good quality affordable homes
The Assistant Area Housing Manager is a key role within the Dundee Housing Team. You will be responsible for the management of a team of five housing officers providing a full range of housing management services to approximately 2,500 tenants in Dundee.
“To make Leith the best place to be”
For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Money Advice Worker to join our tenant advice team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised through debt and budgeting advice. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.
The main purpose of the role is:
You will be accountable for ensuring all work done by you meets regulatory and recognised good practice standards, including those of the Financial Conduct Authority.
You will have a thorough and current knowledge of money and debt advice, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education. You should also be familiar with case recording on AdvicePro.
This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.
We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.
We offer an excellent benefits package, in attractive, modern offices in the centre of Leith. We are also able to provide opportunities for training and development.
Rock Trust is looking to recruit a highly personable, experienced People Advisor (HR) to work in our Administration and HR team.
The People Advisor will be responsible for ensuring Rock Trust is a healthy and productive workplace that attracts, retains, supports, engages and develops top talent.
We are looking for a highly organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive, fruitful relationships, both internally with staff, volunteers and young people, and with external stakeholders. Committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for all, they will have the skills and expertise to inspire others and turn ideas in to action.
This post has been developed as part of Rock Trust’s commitment to creating a positive, fair, respectful and safe working environment for the benefit of all employees and the young people we support. As part of our efforts to continually improve our practices we are looking for an HR professional who shares our passion for supporting people to develop and thrive.
Who we are
Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.
Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.
We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.
We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.
Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
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.
If you are looking for a rewarding job with a well-established organisation that has an excellent reputation for supporting its workforce then this could be the job for you!
Key is committed to developing high quality, flexible services which support people with a range of disabilities and complex needs to enjoy life to the full as active citizens within their communities. We are seeking a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual for this role, with excellent leadership qualities and a commitment to personalisation. The successful candidate will be involved in the continued development and management of a number of teams delivering individualised, person centred support to people living in their own homes and communities across Nithsdale.
Applicants should be an experienced manager of services supporting people in their own homes and communities, at Team Leader level or above and must be able to:
The post includes evening and weekend working as well as support to local managers and other workers out with ‘normal working hours’.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
The Suicide Prevention programme in the North East of Scotland aims to reduce stigma and increase awareness and knowledge of suicide throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Building on and expanding the work already being undertaken in the area, the Development Officer role will be key in engaging local communities, businesses and services to improve and review suicide prevention practices. Development and delivery of Suicide Prevention training and support of local groups and initiatives.
As part of the National Programme for Suicide Prevention SAMH are looking for a Suicide Prevention Development Officer to provide much needed support, information and advice to people affected by suicide.
The right candidate will have experience of using their knowledge and skills to help prevent suicide. You will be comfortable in mapping community needs, identifying current provision and service gaps and feedback to local stakeholders and offering support to local steering groups and organisations with suicide prevention practices.
Experienced in engagement with a variety of different communities in both rural and urban settings to support local priorities and target groups. Engagement with schools, colleges and universities to increase suicide prevention knowledge amongst staff and students.
Ability to react to disruption caused by Covid-19 and be aware of social and emotional impact following virus impact. An awareness of the impact of the changeable job market, changes in tourism, shopping habits, drug and alcohol usage and social distancing has on wellbeing and engage with services and communities as the country transitions out of period of lockdown and support those communities in developing suicide safer practices.
An experienced and natural trainer who can design, coordinate and facilitate suicide prevention awareness raising sessions, workshops and trainings to individual groups.
Tayside Community Recovery Service provides one-to-one and group support to individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction. We use an asset based approach to support people to make positive changes to improve their wellbeing. We provide support to reduce the impact of drug and alcohol addiction on individuals, families and the wider community.
We are looking to recruit a Project Worker to join our Drug and Alcohol Community Recovery Service.
The Project Worker will: