We are seeking an enthusiastic Policy, Parliamentary & Programme Support Officer to support our work in a range of key policy and programme areas relating to third sector care & support provision. The role will include developing and maintaining a high profile among parliamentarians and other decision makers; and ensuring that CCPS is involved at key stages of policy and legislative development.
You’ll support our wide range of work programmes through assisting with research, producing briefing notes & publications and organising events; and you’ll have your own portfolio of policy areas for which you’ll take lead responsibility.
The ideal candidate will preferably be of graduate calibre and demonstrate strong intellectual and organisational capabilities.
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ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in striving to ensure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We have an exciting opportunity within our North Lanarkshire services for a dynamic and motivated individual with experience managing teams within the Social Care sector. You must have the passion and drive to lead teams of frontline staff to support individuals to achieve their personal outcomes and live the life they choose.
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Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
What's also great about ENABLE Scotland is that we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities.
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and beginning your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
We are looking to recruit relief support workers for our Oakfield service in Kelty.
You will work as part of a team, providing a safe and caring environment for our customers with disabilities. This will include assisting individuals to access community-based activities and resources. You will need to provide personal care (including intimate care) and to support customers with aspects of their general welfare.
The role will involve health related practices, including mealtime assistance and administration of medication as and when required. Full training will be provided. The role will involve a degree of physical activity, which includes pushing wheelchairs and providing physical support to our customers.
The service is open from 8am to 5pm.
Are you passionate about eating well? Food Train are now recruiting for our Meal Makers team; an exciting neighbourhood meal sharing project designed to connect local people sharing extra portions of home cooked food with older people who would really benefit from a home cooked meal. Aiming to tackle social isolation, malnutrition and connect communities, this innovative project offers the following great opportunities for people interested in driving real social change:
We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, people and communities. If you’ve got the right skills and expertise and you’d like to be part of this exciting project, then we’d love to hear from you.
Appointment is subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record, use of own car is essential for the Development Officer role.
Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a vision impairment?
Our Hawkhead Centre is an activity hub which supports the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a Centre Officer who will enable members to maximise the benefit and enjoyment they gain from attending the Centre. They will be a key member of the staff team, assessing the needs of our members and developing ways to support their independence.
We aim to find someone with a variety of skills and abilities. You will be innovative and creative in approach and have interests you can share with our members, as well as a caring approach.
If you do not already have an SVQ3 in health and social care, we will expect you to be willing to work towards this qualification. You will have at least a year’s experience of working with older people, adults with a vision impairment or other disabilities, or service veterans. Above all you will be a team player with excellent communication skills.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.
This is a unique opportunity to manage a new youth enterprise centre in Dundee where your input will shape the culture and success of the project. Working in partnership with the London charity, Launch It, and utilising their enterprise centre model, a new enterprise centre has been set up in Meadowside Dundee. Following a refurbishment period Launch It Dundee has now recently its doors to the public. The job holder is expected to take responsibility for all aspects of running the Centre including providing front-line management of all activities. Primary duties include premises management and client recruitment and support. They will be expected to meet targets including building occupancy, increased survival and prosperity of the businesses in their charge. They will also provide management information on finances and client progression for the Trustees.
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We have an exciting opportunity for someone to work within one of the most innovative and successful self-help initiatives for people faced with poverty. As part of the Big Issue team based in Edinburgh, you will be working from the distribution office and conducting sales and outreach duties around Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
Sales and Outreach Workers are the face of The Big Issue and work with the vendors to maximise their potential.
Your main responsibilities in this role will be executing and increasing sales and creating a positive environment for vendors to work in. On a daily basis you will be working one-on-one with vendors, actively recruiting new vendors, managing pitches and promoting good relations with the community where our vendors work. As a member of a small team, you will need to be proactive, organised, and have a non-judgemental attitude.
In addition to create a good working environment for the vendors, you will also be responsible for marketing The Big Issue within the local area and forming strong networks within the local community.
You must be proficient in Microsoft packages with good organisational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritise demands from different directions.
Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people would be an advantage, and a commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.
Big Issue benefits include an incremental holiday scheme starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a health care scheme, pension scheme, life cover and up to 6 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for sick dependents.
Sacro are recruiting both contracted and sessional Care Support Workers to work within the Enhanced Framework and Community Justice Service. This service is delivered in both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, with a focus on maximising outcomes and promoting independence for Supported People who have a Learning Disability and a Criminal Justice history. We work in partnership with supported people and their families, and stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicant will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.
The service runs 24 hours a day, 365 days year, hours will be worked on a rota system which will include evenings, weekends, sleep overs and public holidays. Because of the nature of the service, travel is necessary. A full driving licence is therefore desired, though not essential.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) and Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a requirement of this post.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services throughout Lanarkshire. REACH is a parent led, pan Lanarkshire charity and currently has around 220 members.
We are looking to employ a Project Manager who will be responsible for assisting the Board of Trustees to support the delivery of the organisations’ services as a Lanarkshire wide charity. This will be achieved through retaining current services and helping to develop new projects. The post holder will manage the day to day running of the charity and will liaise with the Board of Trustees as and when required to ensure the charity is continuing to develop and expand.
This is a part time post (20 hours per week) which has been funded for three years by The National Lottery Community Fund. However, it is hoped that additional funding will be obtained to increase the weekly hours.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the field of social care and/or the voluntary sector. You will display good networking skills and have a proven record of working towards and achieving improved outcomes. Experience of managing, supporting and motivating staff is essential as well as having experience of service promotion through talks and information sessions.