Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting unpaid carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area.
You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of unpaid carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flare to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential.
We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about this role.
Staf, (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is the only national membership organisation in Scotland working with care experienced young people and the professionals who support them, with the vision of creating a country where the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population.
Our current Board of Directors has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector, and bring passion and commitment to supporting Staf in making our vision a reality. As part of succession planning, with pending end of tenure for some Board Members, our Leadership team are now looking to bring additional skillset and experience to the Board, specifically in the following areas:
· Financial qualification/ expertise (specifically for the role of Treasurer)
· HR knowledge and experience
· Corporate experience
· Experience as practitioners and Senior Managers from within relevant sectors including Throughcare and Aftercare, Housing, Justice System, Employment, Education and Health
In particular we want to continue to have the experience and voice of care leavers on our Board. If you have skills and experience in any of the above areas and you want to help Staf to continue influencing policy and practice, create platforms for care leavers and practitioners to have their voices heard, and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing good practice – then please let us know.
We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
BCDC wish to recruit a full-time Business Growth Officer for its operational area in the North East of Glasgow. Formed in 2005, The Company owns three premises, including the award-winning Barmulloch Residents Centre opened in 2017 at a cost of £1.7M. Over 27 activities are offered across all centres and average weekly footfall exceeds 1,000. The Company has ambitious plans and wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to join our Core Staff on a full-time basis.
The postholder will be a self-starter, experienced in devising, planning and organising development projects to meet local needs. A knowledge of business management and business procedures is desired together with an ability to form good inter- personal relationships. A positive and progressive attitude is required as is practical experience of working at the sharp end within communities.
We are looking for a skilled Project Worker to deliver our new Substance Misuse Project, providing therapeutic 1-1 support and group work sessions to young people in the South West Locality of Edinburgh, who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their own or their parent’s substance misuse.
• Do you have proven track record of providing high quality therapeutic 1-1 and group work with young people, around issues of substance misuse?
• Do you have experience in delivering training to professionals around issues of substance misuse?
• Are you passionate about working with young people?
• Do you have energy and commitment?
• Are you up for the challenge of working with vulnerable young people?
• Do you think you can gain the respect and co-operation of groups of teenagers in a variety of settings?
• Do you have an interest in emotional/sexual/social health and risk taking behaviour?
• Are you a dynamic and creative team player?
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratic voice of all of Scotland’s young people. Our vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people. Our members listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people in every community across the country and ensure that decision-makers listen to their voices.
SYP is seeking a Policy and Public Affairs Manager to support this vital work. The successful candidate for this role will work with our members in communicating the views of young people to Scotland’s elected representatives and in developing and support all policy work across the organisation.
In 2016 WRASAC applied for funding to establish a dedicated service for young people. This was in response to rising numbers of young people seeking support from the centre.
Evidence suggests that early and effective intervention is essential to limiting the long term impacts on young people. Impacts which include poorer outcomes for health, well-being, education and employment.
Following the recruitment of a Senior Young People’s Support Worker at the start of 2017 a service dedicated to young people was established and launched formally in February 2018.
Dundee and Angus Young Survivors Project
The project’s mission is that young people with experience of sexual violence, abuse and exploitation receive age appropriate support where and when they need it. The service offers confidential and professional, emotional and practical support to all young survivors - of all gender identities - aged from 11 to 18; who have experienced sexual violence at any time; and who live in Dundee or Angus.
The young people we support
We support young people whose experiences include child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, grooming, online abuse, rape, sexual assault, and sexual bullying. Such an experience can generate many difficult thoughts and feelings. A traumatic experience like this can be confusing and make everyday life harder to deal with.
Young people may feel angry, unhappy, frightened or lonely. They could be having flashbacks, nightmares, or panic attacks. It is not unusual for young people to feel they are responsible for what happened and feel shame, or feel like hurting themselves.
We start by listening, allowing the young person to talk about anything. We always believe them and can talk through their experience and why they are not to blame. The support is led by the young person and they only ever have to talk about what they want to.
The support offered is age appropriate; is imaginative and creative; is organised in a variety of contexts; and is flexible in terms of place and time. We also support friends, families and professionals and can provide training to organisations and groups.
Young people are encouraged to get involved in service development and this includes young people who have not experienced sexual violence. All young people are at the centre of the work of this project.
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK and Channel Islands. Every year, we change the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.
We provide a range of programmes, services and support structures enabling young people to progress positively into activity that further enhances their learning and employment opportunities.
Our provision is person centred to reflect the different needs of young people. We provide services at all entry points and stages of learning, ensuring the young people receive the most appropriate support, enabling them to achieve and progress.
The focus of our delivery is targeted at young people 16-24-year olds who are amongst the most disadvantaged in our communities. For example, care leavers, disabled ex-offenders, young people identified as having ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and those hardest to reach and engage. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading children's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.
Our inclusive engagement approach promotes equality of opportunity and includes creative engagement methods to engage with young people who do not access mainstream traditional services or provision.
We will offer work-relevant, support and learning based opportunities which reflect the aims of Developing the Young Workforce: Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy, which promotes greater importance on vocational education that prepares young people for the world of work.
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
By delivering a variety of courses tailored to the young person's needs and abilities, both individually and in group sessions
By supporting young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to gain employment
By building quality relationships with young people and colleagues, including external agencies and employers
By assessing the needs of young people and developing individualised plans to meet these needs
By supporting young people to develop job search skills allowing them to apply for jobs, write their CV, talk to potential employers and prepare for interviews
· SVQ 3 or HNC qualification in Social Care or equivalent (Careers Advice, Employability, etc.)
· To be tenacious and resilient
· A flexible approach to working to support the delivery of services
· An understanding of the barriers young people face when trying to gain and maintain positive destinations
· A knowledge of provision within Edinburgh and East Lothian who support young people
· Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage young people
· Team work skills and the ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and partners
· Experience of facilitating group work sessions with young people facing multiple barriers
· Experience of delivering or supporting young people to complete SQA and other accredited qualifications
· Good IT skills
· The ability to plan, organise and deliver within given timescales
· Good administration skills to support internal and external compliance
· To maintain appropriate records, monitor performance and produce written reports as required
· A full UK Driving Licence and access to a car
· Minimum 29 days' holiday
· Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
· Season ticket travel loans
· Company pension scheme
· Discounts at major high street retailers.
Plus, there's a lot more besides.
Tweeddale Youth Action (TYA) is the lead organisation for youth-work provision in Tweeddale. We offer 10-25 year-old young people living in Peebles, Innerleithen and the surrounding areas, a safe alternative to hanging around bus stops and street corners. Through our youth clubs in Peebles and Innerleithen we aim to provide relevant and meaningful activities in a fun and secure environment.
This role is subject to PVG disclosure and will entail evening and occasional weekend work. All training, including essentials such as Child Protection and C-Card will be provided.
This is a challenging and demanding job but brings its own rewards and the opportunity for personal development and progression.