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 Executive Team (ET), reporting directly to the CEO, your role will be accountable for the delivery of ARK’s Business Development and Improvement plan which focuses upon of integrated strategic business development and improvement objectives. You will have a lead role to play in aiding ARK to achieve its vision of “inclusive communities where quality of housing and care enable people to thrive and live a good life” by creating a business development plan and business improvement plan that will deliver high quality housing and care solutions that are financially sustainable into the future.
This is one of two new roles at Executive team level 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 Executive 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
Your role will be critical in delivery of these aims and will lead the development of ARK’s Business Development and Improvement Strategy, which will focus upon the development of new build properties, improving quality in existing housing stock, redesign of existing stock for supported tenants, delivery of integrated business development priorities relating to housing and care, developing thinking on energy efficiency and ARK’s carbon omissions, creating an evaluation framework for diversification into other business areas and developing strategic partnerships to further the aims of ARK’s Business Plan.
We are looking for dynamic and passionate individuals 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 designing and delivering housing and care interventions that improves the lives of tenants and service users, then we would like to hear from you.
As a member of the Executive Team (ET), reporting directly to the CEO, your role will be accountable for the customer facing services to ARK tenants and service users via the Housing Services and Care and Support teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that ARK provides tenant services and care and support services of the highest standard, which are safe; compliant; cost effective and responsive to the needs of tenants and service users.
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
Your role will be critical in delivery of these aims andwill lead the delivery of all operations at the customer interface to ensure the highest standard of customer service. Your role will have a key focus upon communication and engagement and building digital communications with our customers; ensuring staff resources operate efficiently and have the competencies to deliver the highest quality of housing and care services to our customers; leading on all regulatory requirements relating to housing and care services; leading on the development of ARK’s continuous improvement approaches and further developing the Care and Support business to achieve financial sustainability.
We are looking for dynamic and passionate individualsthat 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 delivering improvements to the lives of tenants and service users, then we would like to hear from you.
Visualise Scotland is seeking a new Chief Executive. We are looking for someone who can provide our staff and the people we support with the leadership they deserve.
Whilst we are all currently living in challenging and uncertain times, we do know that the people we serve will continue to need our support and services. It is essential that we have the right person at the helm as Chief Executive who can take Visualise forward and ensure the quality of our services are maintained and our people and staff supported.
Visualise Scotland is an Edinburgh-based charity that supports adults with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning disability and social communication impairment. We support individuals in five residences, run a day service and operate an outreach 'care at home' service. Our care ethos is firmly centred on the people we support. We aim to contribute to their quality of life, providing choice, purpose and direction and recognise that people with disability should lead a fulfilling life.
We have a team of 70 support workers and a head office team that includes a development manager, service manager, financial director and administrative personnel.
We are looking for an energetic new Chief Executive who will deliver a key operational role and who will work with our Board to take forward Visualise’s strategic vision for the next 5 to 10 years.
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate experience of the third sector, excellent communication, strong management and leadership skills as well as a passion for the care and support of disabled people.
We are currently recruiting for a new Chief Officer to lead Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau. The Board of Directors have developed an exciting new strategy, in which there is a greater emphasis on digital delivery, positive stakeholder engagement, marketing and community fundraising and our new Chief Officer will be expected to lead the team to carry out that strategy and vision.
The Chief Officer is responsible for ensuring both the smooth operation of all bureau services and in driving the strategy forward to ensure that KAMCAB continues to develop and deliver a high quality advice and information service. This will include ensuring that there are effective finance, HR and quality assurance processes in place. The Chief Officer will lead and encourage a supportive working culture and ensure that teams are empowered to deliver the highest quality service to clients. The ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders is an essential part of this post.
Kincardine & Mearns CAB is a small bureau but has a large impact on our local community. So far in the 2019/20 year we provided advice on over 3000 occasions and achieved £2.5 million in client financial gain. We strive to maintain high levels of client satisfaction; in our last client satisfaction survey 100% of clients said they were satisfied with the advice given and 100% said they would use the service again.
Enquiries are across a wide range of fields, and clients expect high quality advice and on what are, at times, highly complex matters. The main enquiries at the present time relate to problems with welfare benefits, money and debt, employment, consumer issues, housing and family and personal situations. We would be unable to deliver this service without our team of 30 volunteers and 12 members of paid staff.
For an informal discussion about the role contact Jane Adams email@example.com
Blue Triangle Housing Association is a provider of accommodation and support to vulnerable people across the West of Scotland. The mission of the organisation is to support, accommodate and assist vulnerable people to achieve better lives. The organisation works with people of all ages and backgrounds and provides access to learning and development, training, housing and additional support to those affected by drugs and alcohol.
Blue Triangle Housing Association is an award-winning charitable organisation that work with individuals with challenging behaviours and needs and help them to build better lives that lead to better futures.
Harris Hill are working with Blue Triangle to recruit a new Chief Executive that will lead them into the next stage of the organisations growth and development in order to further impact their service users.
The new CEO will have the wide-reaching task of developing new income streams, digital transformation and providing strong and effective leadership that impacts performance and leads to the best possible outcomes for service users. Ideally the preferred candidate will have experience within the charitable and sector as well as knowledge and experience of the homeless sector and regulatory issues in Scotland.
As many of the organisations employees are based in regions across the West of Scotland the new CEO must have strong communication skills and have a flexible and entrepreneurial approach of how best to take the organisation forward in line with its strategic objectives.
The Edinburgh Housing First programme is part of a national pathfinder spanning 5 cities across Scotland. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support individuals who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals. The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.
The Edinburgh pathfinder aims to support 275 people across a consortium of 7 organisations, of which Turning Point Scotland is one.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To:
·provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims and to provide insight into the process of recovery through the sharing of experience in a positive way.
·assist with initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
·advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
·be a key worker as required.
·maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
·support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
·travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
·have an understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
The Brief: You will be part of a team of front line managers (Support Advisors), you will manage the development workers who are supporting people to live their good lives. You will walk alongside the people we work for to ensure that they receive a high quality service and are supported to achieve their aspirations and be active citizens in their communities. You will be an integral part of developing the C-Change business and strategic outcomes in the Falkirk area.
About you: You are creative, motivated and confident with a ‘can do approach’. You are able to work autonomously and collaboratively in line with C-Change’s aims, ethos and values. You are also approachable and inclusive in your practice.
Your Skills: You are able to manage teams and support them to realise the aspirations of the people they work for. It is essential that you have demonstrated effective communication, IT skills, planning & prioritising, relationship building and multi-disciplinary partnership working skills.
The Reward: Be part of a dynamic, forward thinking organisation working actively to promote and implement a human rights based approach. As well as supporting people to live the life they choose and being a key player in a dynamic team.
We are seeking a Trustee to join the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award Board of Trustees.
This charitable fund was set up in 1983 from proceeds of the sale of the former National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland (NBS) property assets. Since September 1992, the Fund has been augmented by the Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, which guarantees that at least one recipient annually will be a midwife. The Fund’s Trustees’ Group sit within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure the funds are utilised as a resource for Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses and midwives working in different care areas in Scotland for the purpose of gaining knowledge and education to support their practice and thus enhance patient care. The Fund is available for awards to support educational development opportunities e.g. courses, study days, conferences; small scale projects (research and non-research); and study tours.
As a Trustee you would be involved in contributing to setting criteria for the awards and investments of funds, monitoring uptake of the awards and associated expenditure, and providing oversight and guidance to the GNC fund disbursement group which is part of the management arrangements for the administration of the fund.
Expertise and experience of financial and investment management and good governance are a core capability required to augment and complement the current Board of Trustees experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current Trustee, who provides the financial/investment oversight and insight, is stepping down.
The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year and the meetings take place in Edinburgh. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things to promote excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve. QNIS is a fully constituted and independent charity, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regular (OSCR) as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation or SCIO. SCIO status provides limited liability for Trustees. For more information visit oscr.org.uk/managing-a-charity/faqs
QNIS Council: QNIS Council includes up to 15 Trustees. It meets four times per year to discuss governance issues, and an AGM takes place usually in November. The meetings are held during working hours at our office 31 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Council papers are sent out a week in advance.
The role: The Institute is currently looking for a new Chair to oversee the highest standards of governance for a flourishing organisation in line with OSCR’s Guidance on Charity Trustee Duties. We are looking for a Chair who will lead this ambitious small charity as it seeks to unleash the potential of nurses across Scotland’s communities.
The role of the Chair is to:
· Lead the Council of Trustees, ensuring that collectively there are the right skills and expertise for good governance.
· Work with Trustees to make sure that the charity is operating sustainably, strategically, effectively and there is sound financial governance.
· Establish a great working relationship with the Chief Executive and Nurse Director providing support and advice while respecting executive responsibility.
· Facilitate meetings with energy and good humour so Trustees enjoy their governance role.
Further information can be found on the QNIS website
Candidates must have the relevant qualifications and experience in health and social care. Nursing or SVQ level 3 minimum qualification. Competent to manage the day to day running of the home in the absence of the manager or Deputy. Compassionate and caring. Good team leader. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care for the elderly in a comfortable and secure environment.