Are you a solicitor with an interest in social justice and human rights, with post-qualification experience of housing litigation, including representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Housing Solicitor and you could soon be playing an important role within an exciting new partnership.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The ‘Street Legal’ project is a recently formed partnership with CLAN Childlaw that’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Its goal is to prevent homelessness and engage in early action to deal with the causes of homelessness for children, young people and families. It also aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and representation and increase the capacity of Edinburgh’s third sector organisations to use the law to prevent homelessness through the delivery of lawyer led workshops.
About the role
As a Housing Solicitor, we’ll rely on you to maintain an active caseload and provide legal advice and representation to families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh, in partnership with CLAN. You’ll also be responsible for developing housing and homelessness law for families, children and young people and devising and delivering lawyer led training for front line third sector services. Working collaboratively within the sector to directly address issues that may arise with the implementation of the ‘Ending Homeless Together High Level Action Plan’ will be important too, as will promoting an understanding of the legal framework and ensuring a rights based approach from the outset.
Proactive, customer-focused and driven to achieve the very best outcomes for clients, your substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in the public and private sector includes issues relating to homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. What's more, you have a sound knowledge of publicly funded legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help. You’re great at influencing others too, and are able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations. And, when it comes to applying creative and lateral thinking, challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas, methods and processes, again you’ll excel.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Housing Law Service team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
The role of CEO of Quality Scotland is one that encompasses both a wide range of activities and also presents the opportunity to lead and be part of a strong, fantastic, highly skilled and passionate team. This role combines both the day to day operations of the organisation, providing direction and leadership to the team in the development and implementation of the organisation’s vision, mission, values and strategic aims; and also, a strong element of account management and delivery.
The Quality Scotland membership is at the heart of the organisation and as a team there is a very flat people structure in place which links with the organisational culture, where the EFQM Excellence Model is not only the main element of service delivery but also underpins the Quality Scotland way of doing things.
This role offers the opportunity to engage with all sectors across Scotland and also represent Quality Scotland on a global platform through the EFQM Partner Council.
There is a very strong well-established supportive culture across the organisation where everyone contributes and helps out when things need to be done.
Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
SCSN is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies, we champion community safety and influence the shaping and development of national policy and local delivery.
A significant part of our work is running and maintaining networks, meetings and events.
A vacancy has arisen for a Business Support Assistant to support our Business Support and Development Officer arrange and develop events, meetings and networks.
Applicants should have relevant administrative experience, including familiarity and relevant skills with Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with information management systems is desirable but not essential. We encourage applications from individuals who are confident, experienced administrators, used to working in a busy and diverse environment, are self-motivated, organised and flexible in their work.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, then we’d love to have a chat with you and invite you to apply for this post.
Falkirk Baptist Church is a growing, vibrant, informal, and friendly Christian community in the heart of Scotland’s central belt. Located in the town centre of Falkirk, the church has a vision for growth and church planting throughout the greater area of Falkirk - an urban region with a population of over 100,000. We are looking to recruit a gifted and suitable person to become our new youth worker to effectively lead and grow our youth discipleship ministry.
Please note that there is Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a practising Christian.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol is a leading provider of alcohol support and has been providing a range of award winning services across Glasgow and surrounding areas for over 50 years and has an excellent reputation for partnership working and a proven track record of helping individuals to achieve their goals.
The HR Manager will be accountable for HR systems, admin, policies, contracts, learning and development and fostering company culture.
We are looking for 2 Health and Wellbeing Practitioners to support the Wellbeing service across Midlothian.
The Wellbeing service offers person centred, holistic support for people with or at higher risk of long term conditions. The Health and Wellbeing practitioners work in small teams based across GP practices in Midlothian to support a holistic supported self-management service for people with long term condition(s) and support the development of peer support within the service.
The main purpose of this role would be to:
Do you have a proven record of delivering services to people with physical and mental health problems who experience significant psychosocial barriers? Do you have excellent group work skills? Are you able to manage multiple tasks? If you do, then we would like to hear from you!
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more details.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the work of NUS Scotland. This role will provide administrative and events support to the NUS Scotland office team to ensure the office operates effectively and efficiently. This includes support for the NUS Scotland President and the Director of NUS Scotland, liaising with external stakeholders and providing information for our members.
The role also involves planning events, from workshops to conferences, to ensure our members are engaged and have the best possible experience.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of providing administrative team support and being able to prioritise and complete tasks to a high quality. You will share our core values and relish the opportunity to work in a fast-paced democratic environment.
This is an exciting opportunity within Children 1st to support the development of a Family Group Decision Making service and a new Family Wellbeing Team. As Team Leader you you’ll provide leadership, operational management support to the team.
Family Group Decision Making draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.
You will have a lead in supporting staff to work with vulnerable families and families in crisis. You will have the opportunity to shape the development of a new service, manage quality and support the evaluation of the service. You must have experience of managing teams who work within child protection.
If you are an experienced professional with a degree level qualification relating to Social Work, Psychology or other appropriate qualification, we want to hear from you.
This a fixed term, 28 hours per week post, initially funded until 01 October 2021
This is an exciting opportunity to underpin the support we offer to families and children in East Lothian As part of a busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable delivery of core business support, reporting to the Service Manager.
If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment we want to hear from you.
This is a permanent, part time post of 21 hours per week.