Our Options Borders service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability. The support we offer includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.
What is Aberlour to us....... quite simply a lifeline. It is what keeps our family together and sane. I know my child is happy to be with Aberlour and he has fun. You guys have taken the time and care to get to know him and know what he wants and needs on his visits with you. This means we can relax knowing he is happy and safe no matter what challenges he presents you with. We are so grateful for the support you not only give our boy but provide to us as a family – Parent
As Service Manager you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families, community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting, and an understanding of the impact of disability on social inclusion are essential requirements.
You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous managerial experience preferably within a residential child care setting, an ability to motivate, support and supervise others and you will possess effective planning and organisational skills.
As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.
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.
For a short-term project to support bureaux with embedding remote learning opportunities, Citizens Advice Scotland training team is looking for a Training Officer. It is an exciting moment for developing innovative solutions to help increase the number of volunteers able to contribute to advice and other roles in bureaux across Scotland.
The Training Officer will work with bureaux to deliver virtual training, mentoring and support to help build the competence and confidence of volunteers to fully participate and provide advice to the thousands of client needing our services at this crucial time.
We are looking for a bureau tutor who are keen to build on their experience and knowledge to learn and share new ways to support training in bureaux and sharing best practice across the Citizens Advice network in Scotland.
We welcome applications to work full or part-time.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland 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.
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.
At Includem we work closely with children, young people, and their families, who are facing difficult challenges in their lives. Our trust-based, inclusive model of support is centred on the needs of each young person. We help young people make positive life choices and empower them to transform their lives; creating better outcomes. We know that every young person has endless potential, and with the right support, they can recognise this too.
We currently provide services in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Stirling, Fife, Dundee and Aberdeen with our main office being based in the south side of Glasgow.
Our Policy Officer has responsibility for supporting the development and delivery of Includem’s policy, participation and influencing work. Responsibilities include writing and disseminating material to a variety of audiences using a range of mediums, and helping with both internal buy-in and stakeholder engagement.
The successful candidate must demonstrate that they are able to think creatively and have excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills. The role supports the work of the Development Team, which includes business development, fundraising, communications and marketing, and research. Relevant experience is essential and knowledge of the third sector will be beneficial. If you feel you have the right skills and experience we would love to hear from you.
As Communications Officer you will have responsibility for supporting the Communications and Marketing Manager in developing and delivering Includem’s marketing and communications programme. You will work very closely with the wider Development Team to ensure the work of the charity is effectively communicated to both internal and external audiences, and frequently engage with the wider Includem workforce.
You will work on a variety of tasks supporting our internal and external communications, write and disseminate material for a variety of audiences, using a range of mediums, and help to coordinate stakeholder engagement.
To succeed as a Communications Officer, you should be able to think creatively, work both independently and as part of a team, and demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills. Relevant experience is essential.
Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Following an initial settling in period it is envisaged that you will likely spend approximately 3 hours per week dedicated to general board and finance related matters, this would likely increase at financial year end to prepare and oversee the Bureau’s end of year reporting requirements.
Our objective is in the delivery of activities for the relief of poverty, through amongst others, in the advancement of education, health, citizenship, community development, human rights, environmental protection or improvement and in the relief of those in need through age, ill health and disability.
Our Bureau is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (SACAB).
For more information on the role, please see the attached role Description.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
You must be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
Do you dream of a job where you can make a difference? Kindred supports families of children with the most complex medical needs in Scotland. As our sole Fundraiser you will work with our management team to develop our fundraising strategy. This is a wide-ranging post: meeting families, working with corporate sponsors and supporting local fundraising activities. Come and join our friendly, energetic team based at Rutland Court Lane.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Housing Adviser at Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity and Glasgow City Council.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic housing professional to provide expert impartial advice and assistance for serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their dependant families in the Glasgow area. You will be responsible for delivering a start to finish service for clients experiencing homelessness or with housing issues.
To carry out this role successfully you will have knowledge of housing law in Scotland and an understanding of the housing landscape in Glasgow. In addition, you will have knowledge of statutory and voluntary organisations to enable partnership working.
You will be able to manage a full and varied case load providing holistic advice with an emphasis on housing and homelessness. You will work with others in the team to ensure practical assistance and emotional support is available. An understanding of the issues faced by veterans, serving personnel and their families is essential to the role.
As part of our Tenancy Sustainment Programme you will be involved with the recruitment and management of volunteers in conjunction with the Housing Peer Support Worker. Previous experience in this area is desirable.
You will be IT literate with confidence in the use of MS Office and databases. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of clients and partners.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Due to Covid-19 the Glasgow’s Helping Heroes team is currently working remotely until we can ensure a safe office working environment for our employees.
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Would you like to be part of a new era for the charity sector in Scotland?
This is your chance to join the Piper Group – a new charity group that is bringing innovation and change to Scotland’s social care sector.
A first for the charity sector in Scotland, The Piper Group offers innovation through sharing the costs of delivering and designing the most efficient and effective finance, ICT, HR, and learning and development functions at our shared service centre at INSPIRE House in North Lanarkshire.
By sharing the cost of delivery of charitable services, we can invest in what really matters. The Piper Group is committed to accelerating change which will improve the lives of people who have disabilities – and the dedicated staff who work with them. This is your chance to play your part in developing and supporting our management teams to ensure we deliver high quality, vital services to people across the country with ENABLE Scotland as we have a fantastic opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner to join our People Team.
We are looking for a credible and skilled HR Business Partner who is able to combine operational ability with a consultative approach.
As HR Business Partner, you will work in partnership with Regional Managers and Operational Managers to deliver HR solutions to designated operational services within a constantly changing environment. You will provide professional advice and support to line manager colleagues which contributes towards the advancement of our strategic goals, on all matters relating to employment.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
-A good level of generalist HR experience and good working knowledge of UK employment law
-Ability to champion change and best practice across all aspects of HR
-Proven track record of delivering difficult business challenges by applying good HR practices
-Ability to coach, mentor and train managers and other HR professionals in areas of HR and employment law
-Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with people issues
-Knowledge of organisational development, succession planning and talent management
-Highly developed influencing skills and a persuasive manner
-A flexible approach to work and an ability to prioritise
-Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
-A willingness to undertake relevant training or further education pertaining to the role where required
-Here at The Piper Group, we are passionate about developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
Are you passionate about supporting young people? Do you have the drive to join a dynamic service that has been delivering counselling across the communities of Fife for over 25 years?
DAPL is a BACP accredited counselling service based in Fife. We are looking for qualified/accredited Children & Young People’s Counsellors to join our existing staff team to provide counselling within Fife’s schools and local communities.
You will be required to work primarily with children and young people across a range of mediums. You will also support parent/carers, families and teaching staff. As well as 1:1 counselling you will have the ability to facilitate therapeutic groups, psycho-educational groups and provide information on a range of issues affecting young people.
Previous supervised counselling practice at a minimum of diploma level is essential; as is experience of working with young people in a range of settings.
You must also hold a full UK drivers licence and have the ability to drive (the post will involve outreach work and providing a service in a number of schools).
DAPL is an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
A satisfactory PVG Scheme Record is required.