CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
Amina MWRC is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Black, Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely, both, with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered.
The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s award‐winning, community run, premier sound and light experience based in Highland Perthshire. The event is run by The Enchanted Forest Community Trust and runs throughout October every year, attracting over 80,000 visitors during that time. Now, as it prepares to enter its 20th year, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Director to join our small, dedicated team.
To lead the organisation through a period of restructure and the development of a 3‐5 year strategic plan to assist in the continuation of the EFCT event to the highest standards whilst increasing EFCT’s profile and realising their strategic vision inclusive of assisting the Trust in their responsibility for the effective financial, legal and moral governance of the organisation.
Please Note: This is a self‐employed position however that is open to negotiation
Seamab is a registered charity, providing education and care for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children. Our work helps children heal, grow and learn. The Finance Manager is a senior role in the charity and will have responsibility to lead, manage and deliver an effective financial service including managing a small team.
The role carries responsibility for all aspects of robust financial operations and the day to day management of the charity’s finances. The Finance Manager will report directly to the Chief Executive and be a member of the Leadership Team. They will work closely with the lead managers for education, care, fundraising and human resources, informing and supporting their work.
The Finance Manager is expected to be a fully qualified accountant, with extensive previous experience. The successful candidate will have strong skills in accounting, financial reporting, communication and organisation. The Finance Manager will be commercially aware and able to work in detail as well as understanding broader strategy. The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing, developing and overseeing the complete financial management system of the charity. As such, they will play a pivotal role in driving the financial performance of the business whilst supporting the operational teams to deliver exceptional care to young people. This includes oversight of accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, month end, statutory audit, budgeting, forecasting and reporting to the Board of Trustees.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Dundee team, who will be working predominately across Angus & Arbroath. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. You will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training. As this is a new area of delivery, it is important you have the skills require to establish new partnerships and working relationships as you will be required to demonstrate these.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable but not essential.
Applicants should hold a full clean driving licence with own car (essential)
FareShare is a national charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. We source food that is surplus to requirements – from food retailers and manufacturers – and engage many volunteers to help redistribute this to local charities and community groups that provide meals to vulnerable people (individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, recovering from addictions).
FareShare operates in 18 regions in the UK, across more than 135 towns and cities, providing food to over 1,290 charities. Last year, we provided food for 12 million meals, helping to reach 62,200 people each day.
Tayside & Fife Regional Centre
FareShare Tayside & Fife redistributes surplus food to over 150 charities across the region working with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues. The charities FareShare works with provide crucial support services alongside freshly cooked nutritious meals. The Tayside & Fife regional centre is operated and managed by Transform Community Development. Transform is a Dundee based charity that provides services for vulnerable adults.
Main purpose of this role
The purpose of this role is to assist with the development of the new satellite warehouse in Perth. You will be an enthusiastic problem solver, who enjoys working with colleagues to support and develop new roles as well as acting as a link with our community members. You should have experience of working in a team in a range of settings and be confident to share your experience to empower others.
· Overall management of the Perth warehouse maintaining operational performance and ensuring Community Members needs are met;
· Support the implementation of new delivery routes resulting from Community Food Member growth;
· Support the introduction of any new and models of working and support staff with their implementation;
· To carry out any other duties as may be required.
· Identify and recruit new Community Food Members
· Assist in ensuring that FareShare Tayside & Fife meets its business growth targets to ensure its financial viability.
· Assist in the successful implementation of operations and services.
· Ensure the highest quality service to our CFMs;
· Assist the Operations Manager with the continuity of high standards in all aspects and with all stakeholders both internal and external;
· Ensure the highest standards of compliance in relation to the law governing the handling, processing and transportation of food and general health and safety practice.
4. Administration & Finance
· Assist in ensuring costs are controlled and relevant to the annual budget and build increasing levels of sustainability;
· Ensure that food movements are accurately logged on the online management system GLADYS;
· Ensure that all necessary and required depot administration is in place and operating correctly, particularly that relating to food hygiene and health and safety.
· Provide high quality management to the team, motivating and inspiring them to achieve our objectives through clear communication and regular reviews;
QQCF Level 3 award in equivalent to any of: HACCP, food hygiene, manual handling or H&S
Current, clean driving licence and car insured for business use
High level communication skills and ability to engage at all levels with diverse stakeholders
Experience of working in a regulated environment and demonstrable risk assessment capabilities
Leadership management skills- including the ability to motivate and develop people to deliver high levels of performance
Skills, knowledge and abilities
Problem-solving skills and the ability to make effective decisions ‘on the spot’.
Confidence and bearing to act as an ambassador to diverse audiences of external stakeholders strengthening the brand and raising awareness.
Delivering customer service and the ability to deliver excellence through a competitive service offer to all stakeholders
IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications
Ability to work systematically to agreed guidelines in the absence of close supervision
Strong communication skills in generating work guidelines and strong relationships with the team.
Competencies and Behaviours
A commitment to Equal Opportunities
Dealing with change: the ability to act quickly decisively and positively to change
Problem solving and decision making: the ability to anticipate, assess and deliver innovative solutions to problems with clear logical thinking
An understanding and passion for the mission and values of both Transform Community Development & Fareshare
Driving licence essential.
About the Role:
Are you committed to supporting carers of people living with a mental illness? We are looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Perth and Kinross who is skilled in building relationships, providing support and who is empathic with excellent communication skills.
You will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop-in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act. You will therefore take a rights-based approach to the work. You should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.
Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Perth & Kinross community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of the role will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.
The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, produce newsletters and regular updates, and ensure that national developments and news are disseminated to carers across Perth & Kinross.
Working alongside colleagues, this role is an opportunity to support an increasing number of carers through the very challenging time of the pandemic.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate should be interested in people, with excellent social skills and a good sense of humour!
They should be educated to SVQ 3 level or have lived or work experience in mental health. They should have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment and have a good understanding of the law relating to carers and carers’ rights.
The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme. A full driving license and access to a vehicle is highly beneficial to this role.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. The post is for 21 hours a week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Area Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
· Sandra Young, Carers Support Worker Mob: 07342 038181 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 1pm)
· Sheila Mackay, Carers Support Worker Mob: 07920 490534 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays mornings)
· Or email Steve Urquhart, Area Manager Tayside and Fife at email@example.com
If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why join us?
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media
Caledonia Care and Repair has recently been successful in winning the tender to provide the Care & Repair services within Perth & Kinross and Angus Council areas. The service is committed to providing an efficient and effective advisory, supportive and technical service to older or disabled people. This will enable people to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and security. Small repairs, medical adaptations and ramp installations as well as more general advice are provided to homeowners and private renters in conjunction with both councils.
Due to the increase in the operational area, we are seeking to expand the team with one full time and one part time Care and Repair Assistant who will need to be proactive, flexible and self-motivated. Commitment to providing a client orientated service is essential.
In this key role you will provide a support function to the Care and Repair Officers and Team Leader and assist with processing grant funding claims, liaising with customers and contractors, data inputting and financial monitoring. Knowledge of database administration is required as well as Key Performance Indicator statistical preparation, financial reporting and monitoring.
Educated to HNC level, or equivalent, you will be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a particular focus on Excel. You will be able to priories and manage your own workload and be able to put the needs of the customer first.
Project Scotland, is delighted to announce that it has been asked to work to support the delivery of the Parental Employment Support Service in partnership with Dundee City Council and other organisations. The absolute focus is on increasing income for low income families. Evidence suggests that certain family types are more at risk of poverty and that they face the most significant barriers to get into work, sustain, and progress within work. Some families may have more than one of these family type characteristics and the barriers are higher as a result. The role will be offered until 31st March 2022.
You will be working on the Parental Employment Support Service, in partnership with Dundee City Council and other organisations.
This post is part funded by European Structural Funds. The post holder will be solely involved in European Social Fund activities (i.e. spend 100% of their contracted hours on the ESF activity only and undertake no other non-ESF related duties).
The absolute focus is on increasing income for low income families. Evidence suggests that certain family types are more at risk of poverty and that they face the most significant barriers to get into work, sustain, and progress within work. Some families may have more than one of these family type characteristics and the barriers are higher as a result.
The Discover Work Partnership provides funding to support the recruitment of staff and the delivery of PESF for jobless citizens and/or local employers. For further information visit their website or follow @DWSDundee.
Includem is a brilliant third sector organisation that provides intensive, bespoke support to young people in challenging circumstances and their families. We believe that no young person is ever beyond help and through a 24/7 service which is responsive to their needs, we empower them to make positive life choices.
We currently have vacancies in our Team for Temporary Assistant Project Workers (12 month temporary contract) who really believe in young people, are flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver Includem’s innovative approach.
What does the role involve?
You will deliver one to one support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities. You will assist in case management, including contributing to support planning and risk assessment and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.
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