Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our fun, hardworking and ambitious team.
We work with unpaid Carers every day and have learned a great deal from them. We use this knowledge and our position as the Highland Carer Centre, to ensure that unpaid Carers in Highland are not caring alone, that they are acknowledged and supported and that they have access to the information they need to enable them to carry out their caring role.
The successful candidate will manage and develop the financial function of Highland Community Care Forum (HCCF) including policies, processes and procedures. You will be responsible for all aspects of the management and oversight of HCCF’s financial function, this includes advising managers and the HCCF Board, as well as liaising with external bodies as required.
The post holder will normally be office based in Dingwall but due to COVID-19 may be based at home initially.
Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across our entire sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and governance, to help universities to deliver a world-class experience for their students. We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.
Reporting to the Assistant Director (Scotland and devolved nations), the Programme Adviser (Scotland) will provide support to the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan, utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation. The post holder will design, develop and lead on the implementation of designated equality projects and have responsibility for specific policy and stakeholder engagement activity.
Mindspace Counselling Service is part of Mindspace Ltd. Our aim is to promote mental health within Perth and Kinross by providing services to the community which complement those offered by statutory services.
The Counselling Administrator is crucial to our success in delivering competent administrative support to the Senior Counsellor and Counsellors, which enables them to provide an effective counselling service to the people of Perth and Kinross.
You’ll be the first point of contact for everyone who contacts the organisation. A key part of your role will be to provide a professional reception and information service to clients, counsellors, colleagues and visitors; ensuring their interaction with the organisation is a consistently positive experience. In your role you’ll also coordinate and implement the office procedures and administrative tasks that will enable the Senior Counsellor and Counsellors to provide a seamless and effective counselling service to their clients. In addition to this, your role will involve financial transactions; evaluation and reporting, and the continuous improvement of the administration service.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL
You’ll be educated to a minimum of standard grade A to C or equivalent. You’ll also have a secretarial qualification to a minimum of SVQ Level 2 or equivalent. You’ll have a minimum of two years’ experience and clear achievements as an administrator including competent skills in all computer applications required to carry out your role successfully. You’ll be self-motivated with excellent communication and influencing skills, and the ability to work without close supervision. You’ll be a great time manager and an effective problem-solver, but more importantly you’ll be able to demonstrate the qualities that build trust and foster good relations that will enable you to connect and interact well with the team, our clients and partners. Sensitivity and confidentiality is crucial in this role.
This is an exciting opportunity if you love being part of an organisation that actively supports people to make a difference in their lives. This role enables you to bring your expertise and grow your skills in an environment that has plenty of variety, and where new challenges and opportunities arise every day.
Aberlour Options Aberdeen provides a variety of services throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire supporting people with a range of complex and profound disabilities including learning, physical and life limiting conditions and complex communication difficulties. Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society, we are developing a new service to expand our existing provision to provide a Hub which offers care at home, community and residential short-breaks and an exciting, tailored programme of activities and support for children with disabilities and their families.
Our new centre, due to open in November/December 2020, will provide children the chance to have new experiences and make new friends while giving their parents the vital opportunity to recharge their batteries. We will use our bases in Bucksburn and Garthdee to offer community-based outreach services, residential short breaks, while also providing care at home services.
“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals to join our Care at Home Team, working directly with children and young people with complex, multiple and profound disabilities and their families within their own homes. You will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in an outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision.
You will have experience of working in a community or residential setting, ideally supporting children, young people or adults with complex disabilities and associated health needs. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council under the Care at Home register.
You will demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience and empathy in your daily interactions and be reflective in your practice.
What we will offer you:
Excellent development and training opportunities to enable you to grow and develop your skills.
A fantastic opportunity to develop and plan fun and positive activities for children and young people. Continual support working as part of a small highly motivated team.
To develop and deliver the FOTA Youth Development Project. This entails working within existing partnerships with a variety of schools and youth groups in Edinburgh and developing additional partnerships, in order to provide young people aged 14-24 years old, from disadvantaged backgrounds, opportunities to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), develop confidence, and gain life and work skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.
As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service team you will offer children and families the space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help. As a team of staff and volunteers with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience we are able to offer families support which best meet their needs including intensive whole family support; group/peer support and befriending/mentoring support.
Working at Children 1st you will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.
This post is 17.5 hours per week - which will be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families. Regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term post, with funding until 31st May 2022.
An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Dementia Link Worker in the Mid-Argyll area of Argyll and Bute. The role of Dementia Link Worker is key to our local services and Link Workers are often the first person families have contact with following a diagnosis of dementia.
The Dementia Link Worker role is central to our success in providing people living with dementia, their families and carers high quality Post-Diagnostic Support. This support can involve practical advice, as well as access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain independence as far as is possible and for as long as possible. Dementia Link Workers are allocated to support individuals and families for a period of 12 months following a diagnosis of dementia. During the year of Post-Diagnostic Support, Dementia Link Workers operate around Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillar Model, allowing a structured but person-centred approach to the delivery of support.
Working with individuals and families affected by dementia, the Dementia Link Worker is required to have a warm, flexible approach, a good understanding of dementia, as well as skills in empathy and relationship building. Often visiting people in their own homes, Dementia Link Workers are in a unique position to offer a very person-centred level of care.
Supporting our Argyll and Bute locality, this post will be based within the Community Dementia Team in Mid-Argyll based within Mid-Argyll Community Hospital. Being a part of a multidisciplinary team, Dementia Link Workers are required to be effective team members and have the skills to maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland and the NHS. Travel within the Mid-Argyll area will be required. In addition some travel out with the area can be expected for training and meeting purposes.
A unique person is sought who can support people living with dementia, primarily in a home setting, personalised to the individual’s needs. They will take a flexible, creative and caring approach to the role.
Applicants will have an understanding of the aims and values of Alzheimer Scotland supported by excellent communication and networking skills; hold a recognised professional qualification and/or have relevant experience with a willingness to learn and participate in training. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Please note that at time of writing Alzheimer Scotland staff remain working from home. This is subject to change at short notice. There is an increased emphasis on using digital platforms to engage with people with dementia and their carers and working creatively to deliver the 5 Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support remotely. Skills in this area would be advantageous.
You will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a car.
Young Enterprise Scotland is a national charity that supports young people to successfully earn and manage money. We have the ambition, knowledge and vision to reach thousands of young people over the next two years, but we can’t do it alone. As an independent charity, we rely on our passionate and dedicated group of staff working in partnership with schools, local volunteers and our supporters.
Join us in our mission to increase social mobility and give the next generation the enterprising mindset, skills and confidence to start their working life with the attitude and ambition to succeed.
We are recruiting for a part time Volunteer Assistant to join our busy charity to help us meet our mission of #EnterpriseForAll.
The main roles of this job are:
Aberlour continues to aspire to be a leading voice for the children, young people and families we support across Scotland. Our participative and personalised approach aims to elevate the voices of the children, young people and families we work with. We want to ensure that children, young people and families are empowered to inform and shape the care and support they receive, and the work of the organisation as a whole. We are looking for someone to help us continue to make sure the voices and experiences of children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do.
At Aberlour all our work is informed directly by the UNCRC and we are committed to making children and young people’s human rights real. This includes a commitment to the keeping The Promise to Scotland’s children and young people by supporting the implementation of the Independent Care Review recommendations. Supporting and promoting the meaningful participation of the children, young people and families we work with is a fundamental part of how we achieve that. We aim to ensure that children, young people and families have their rights supported, promoted and protected, their voices listened to and views acted upon.
Working alongside the Head of Policy and Participation as part of the Participation Team, you will plan, develop and deliver a range of participation and engagement activities to support, promote and facilitate the views and experiences of children, young people and families we work with across Scotland, to inform Aberlour’s policy and campaigning work, as well as ensure those views and experiences help shape and influence the design and delivery of services and wider organisational developments.
You will have an awareness of the current Scottish political system and social policy relating to children, young people and families. You will ideally have experience working in one or more of the following areas: youth work; working with children and young people with disabilities or additional needs; working with care experienced children and young people; working with children and young people who have experienced adversity or trauma. You may yourself be care experienced. You will have a track record in planning and facilitating direct consultation and engagement with children and young people.
You will have the ability to think creatively, network successfully, form positive relationships and work in collaboration with others.
This half-time post working 18.75 hours per week will work on a flexible basis meeting the post holder’s availability and the needs of those being consulted with. We would very much welcome applications from those with care experience. At Aberlour we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive organisation and so we actively encourage applications from the LGBT, BAME, disability communities.