The Marie Trust
The Marie Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC040633

The Marie Trust is a frontline homeless service based in Glasgow city centre. In the past year 2,477 individuals presented to The Marie Trust for assistance. On an average day we can have up to 80 individuals presenting to the centre for advice and assistance, education and meals. The Marie Trust is a small but progressive organisation. We provide practical assistance and have a wide range of facilities; shower and laundry facilities, access to sleeping bags and survival kits, food parcels and clothing. We have a not for profit café service and a training kitchen which has gained the prestigious Healthy Living Plus Award. We are also an approved REHIS training centre and deliver our own in-house training for staff and volunteers. We have our own not for profit charity shop, a counselling service, a male health and wellbeing service, life skills program, dietician and an award winning skills development service which works in and alongside Glasgow colleges. Our crisis intervention service works with the most excluded individuals within society and provides a direct access to advice and assistance for individuals who struggle engaging with services.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chair of Board of Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th July 2019

The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training kitchen and not for profit café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Officer in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences already in post. The organisation has experienced a change in leadership, where there is no Chief Executive in place but an experienced Chief Officer who works closely with the board. The board is the strategic and executive decision-making authority and has a more hands-on approach to the development of the organisation. We are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Officer to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. We are looking for a Chair that is driven, experienced in strategic planning, objective and forward planning and can steer the board and organisation through this process of change and support the organisation to strategically plan for the next 5 years ahead. An understanding of the Third Sector would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

The Chair position requires time and commitment that should not be underestimated. The board is currently meeting on a monthly basis, which may be subject to change.

All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.

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Team Leader – Crisis Intervention

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th March 2019

To assist the Service Manager (Crisis Intervention) to manage, develop and deliver the Intervention Service and indirectly contribute to the strategic development of the organisation. To provide support, advice and advocacy to people affected by homelessness, addictions and/or social exclusion, who use our day centre services.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th April 2019

The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! New Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2019

The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness sector in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking 2-3 new Board members with skills and expertise in key areas such as Finance & Risk, Fundraising & Social Enterprise, and Law/Legal work. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness in particular is preferable, though not essential as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

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This vacancy has now closed

Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £24,250 – £27,911 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2019

To join a small specialist team in delivering one-to-one therapy to people affected by homelessness in order to reduce psychological distress and support clients’ safety, health and development. This will involve working at specified low threshold homelessness services, managing a caseload of clients and maintaining electronic case notes. It will involve specific responsibility for working with a non-traditional client group and with a range of issues including disorganised attachment, ACEs and complex trauma. The candidate should be psychodynamically trained to at least diploma level, have practitioner registration/accreditation with a relevant professional body and be able to demonstrate a non-judgemental approach to their work. Experience of working with vulnerable people is essential.

The successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults and will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to being confirmed in post. The post carries a generous annual leave entitlement and a 5% employer pension contribution.

This post is funded by Comic Relief until 31st March 2022.

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This vacancy has now closed

Do you have experience working with vulnerable complex needs adults, quite possibly in the homelessness sector? Do you relish being a part of an innovative and fresh Project that aims to deliver and develop a new model of a long-term health and social prescribing service tailored to the complex needs and wider community integration of homeless adults? If so then come and be a part of the new Marie ‘Outreach’ Trust (MOT) Homelessness Support Project, and be a part of an excellent team devoted to tackling homelessness and social isolation in Glasgow City.

This innovative and unique Project will embed a new combination of long-term health and social wellbeing community outreach service, designed to tackle the conditions that create repeat episodes of homelessness and by consequence, hospitalisation or imprisonment. It will provide an intensive person centred support package within community settings across Glasgow, and aims to address the exacerbated disengagement from treatment services that prevent those with the most complex needs from fully integrating into their communities and lead to recurrent relapse episodes. Utilising a direct delivery team that will bring together people with lived experience of homelessness, the third and public sector, the support, over an initial 12+ months will also include volunteering using social prescribing and in the longer term, peer support. This exciting new Project will address the present gap in coherence and services for people with multiple complex needs who cannot access or do not meet the expectations of ‘mainstream’ services, and will ensure the voices of those with lived experience are heard at all stages of planning and delivery. It will test a model to inform service and policy change in the benefits of longer-term support for those with the most complex needs, as well as in Scottish Government approaches to reduction in social isolation which lead to relapses in homelessness.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Do you have experience working with vulnerable complex needs adults, quite possibly in the homelessness sector? Do you relish being a part of an innovative and fresh Project that aims to deliver and develop a new model of a long-term health and social prescribing service tailored to the complex needs and wider community integration of homeless adults? If so then come and be a part of the new Marie ‘Outreach’ Trust (MOT) Homelessness Support Project, and be a part of an excellent team devoted to tackling homelessness and social isolation in Glasgow City.

This innovative and unique Project will embed a new combination of long-term health and social wellbeing community outreach service, designed to tackle the conditions that create repeat episodes of homelessness and by consequence, hospitalisation or imprisonment. It will provide an intensive person centred support package within community settings across Glasgow, and aims to address the exacerbated disengagement from treatment services that prevent those with the most complex needs from fully integrating into their communities and lead to recurrent relapse episodes. Utilising a direct delivery team that will bring together people with lived experience of homelessness, the third and public sector, the support, over an initial 12+ months will also include volunteering using social prescribing and in the longer term, peer support. This exciting new Project will address the present gap in coherence and services for people with multiple complex needs who cannot access or do not meet the expectations of ‘mainstream’ services, and will ensure the voices of those with lived experience are heard at all stages of planning and delivery. It will test a model to inform service and policy change in the benefits of longer-term support for those with the most complex needs, as well as in Scottish Government approaches to reduction in social isolation which lead to relapses in homelessness.

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