Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) is an independent charity, who are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. DAGCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.
The organisation is the largest Independent charity in the region (out with RSLs) and offers the role holder an opportunity to influence social policy at a regional and national level. Funding for the organisation is in place and DAGCAS is in a good position financially.
The Region of Dumfries and Galloway is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries - Scotland, England and Ireland; the perfect location to learn, live and explore. You will find a quality lifestyle with a rich heritage and culture, access to numerous outdoor pursuits and ‘space’ to develop and to provide your professional expertise in a beautiful rural region.
The CEO is responsible for leading the development and execution of DAGCAS’ long term strategy with a view to providing the best advice to the people of Dumfries and Galloway. This leadership role is ultimately responsible for the day to day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and Management and reports directly to the Board. The CEO also works closely with a number of stakeholders including: Citizens Advice Scotland, local and national government and the public and is committed to provide excellence in Customer Service.
We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial drive and spirit, who can be the face of DAGCAS. You will be values driven in your approach and uphold the values of DAGCAS at all times as these are extremely important to the organisation and the Board. We would expect you have an understanding and commitment to the aims and principles of the CAB Service as well as a commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
You will come from a leadership background and have previous experience of working with and building relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of line management and working with a Board is also an essential element of the role.
shmu (Station House Media Unit), at the forefront of community media development in the UK, operates across the regeneration areas of Aberdeen and with other disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and groups across the North East of Scotland.
Having recently completed a £1.5m transformation of the building’s HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen, creating a visionary creative media hub for the region, and having undergone a strategic and organisational review, we are lookingan exceptional, innovative, community minded individual to join our team.
You will play a pivotal leadership role within the organisation, working alongside the Chief Executive to design, manage and coordinate the strategic and operational aspects of all youth services across the organisation.
You will be a passionate advocate for shmu’s youth services and support young people to maximise their potential. You will have managerial responsibility for the youth services staff team, ensuring that the organisation’s youth related services are designed, managed and delivered to the highest standards through robust quality assurance and performance management.
You will also contribute towards the financial sustainability of the strand, ensuring that their team deliver all funding, reporting and evaluation requirements. You will also oversee the development and implementation of recognised accreditation and youth related awards across the programmes.
The Local Project Manager (LPM) will work across Moray in Scotland, to promote and support Ride 365, year-round programme and specifically Cycle September (previously the National Cycle Challenge), the centrepiece of our year-round UK programme. This project is being delivered in partnership with Moray Council and with Scottish Government funding via the Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme.
Cycle September is a fun, free competition between workplaces to see which can encourage the most employees to cycle. The organisations and departments that earn the most points for riding and encouraging or secure the highest percentage of engaged and participating staff will win. There are 7 size categories to level the playing field. Cycle September is the main event and one of four major campaigns of Ride365, Love to Ride's flagship year-round programme of cycling encouragement and behaviour change.
You will promote positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, building a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and an enhanced experience for our volunteers.
You will be an outstanding communicator, with great interpersonal skills who will be able to work cooperatively with a range of colleagues, while also being able to offer a proactive and self-motivated approach to volunteer support.
You will develop and implement a coordinated package of support for shmu volunteers, with a specific focus on supporting those with barriers to engagement in order for them to be able to actively participate across our programmes for adults.
You will lead on securing Investing in Volunteer status for the organisation and ensure that volunteers achievements are recognised and celebrated.
Closing date: Sunday 3rd June 2019 at 11.30pm
We’re looking for someone with a good knowledge of homelessness and housing legislation and welfare benefits, to join us as a Support Worker and provide support to clients with complex needs, enabling them to resettle, prevent homelessness and to sustain accommodation.
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.
Our Dumfriesshire Support Service provides intensive housing support to vulnerable individuals and families that are homeless. Our focus is on developing the resilience of clients to sustain tenancies in the long-term and to develop or re-learn skills necessary to live independently and thrive.
About the role
As a Support Worker you'll undertake comprehensive housing needs and risk assessments so that the client's housing-related support needs are fully identified. Providing flexible support, including support in people's homes and a variety of settings, you'll develop an outcome focused support plan with the client as well as developing, maintaining and coordinating effective working relationships.
We're looking for someone with proven experience of working with vulnerable people. With some knowledge of homelessness, housing welfare benefits and safeguarding processes, and a willingness to further develop your knowledge and understanding, you will be proficient using a case management system and Microsoft Office applications. You'll also have a proactive and resilient approach, excellent relationship building skills and a flair for adapting your influencing style. A full driving licence, access to a vehicle and relevant insurance is essential.
Benefits We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, 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 team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter Scotland 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 Scotland does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
The role of the Stroke Educator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Grampian and the stroke education team and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil their role and enhance the quality of services.
We are seeking an individual who has excellent organisational and communication skills, is motivated and has a good knowledge base of current stroke care. Candidates must have a first level nursing/ AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development. The successful candidate will work as part of a CHSS education team and will receive full induction and support upon commencement of this role.
Please note the post's location is negotiable within Grampian area.
Access to a car is essential.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact: Joanne Graham on 07884111843 or by email email@example.com to gain a broader understanding of this role.
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
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Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including: