Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs for the past 60 years. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. Harmeny is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills and is easily accessible by bus and there is on-site parking.
Opportunities exist for 2 Night Awake Workers to join our dedicated Night Awake Team on a permanent, part-time basis (‘4 shifts on, 12 shifts off’).
As a Night Awake Worker, you will work alongside the Residential Child Care Staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the children during the night hours. The post also involves undertaking general housekeeping duties as required. Night Awake Workers work from 10.15 pm until 7.45 am on a rota basis throughout the year. The 2 rota patterns are: ‘6 shifts on, 10 off’ or ‘4 shifts on, 12 off’.
Night Awake Workers, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.
We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holders will access comprehensive training and development opportunities.
The Pleasance Lifehouse is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Night Welcome Worker to assist homeless individuals with achieving better lives. The centre is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support services to its clients.
Key Responsibilities will include offering front of house services to clients ensuring they are signed in or out where required and their queries are handled in a professional manner, referring them to support staff where required. You will accurately record messages, conduct follow up telephone calls, update log books,
handover and H&S records etc. You will work with clients to resolve conflict using de-escalation skills where appropriate. In addition, you will complete building checks which may include patrols of the building, as well as carrying out some admin, cleaning and laundry duties.
The successful candidate will be motivated to support vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes, working within the ethos of The Salvation Army. You will have excellent customer service and time management skills with the ability to prioritise your workload.
Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory Disclosure check.
We are looking to recruit a Shop Manager based in our Island Centre on Iona.
The Iona Community’s Shop serves tens of thousands of day visitors each year, as well as the hundreds of guests who come to stay on Iona. This fast-paced environment is a significant point of contact for the Iona Community with many people, as well as being an important source of revenue for the Iona Community’s work.
The shop represents the face of the Iona Community and offers a holistic approach to retail. This is achieved by selling products that reflect the ethos of the Community and sourcing those products from a combination of local and other small businesses, as well as Fairtrade organisations of the highest ethical standing.
The Shop Manager, supported by the Assistant Shop Manager, is responsible for the overall management of the shop, developing a team approach to its operation, managing the shop budget, developing the shop so as to maintain its production of revenue, and to ensure that the ethos of the Iona Community is reflected in the literature and products sold. Likewise, the Shop Manager should ensure that the shop is a welcoming place, reflecting the Iona Community’s commitment to hospitality.
Cyrenians is working in partnership with Falkirk Council to transform Arnotdale House in Dollar Park back into a centrepiece of the community. The newly renovated building will house a café, as well as offer events/meeting/party spaces and office accommodation. Cyrenians will run this as a social enterprise with involvement from members of the local community, including the provision of employability opportunities for people accessing Cyrenians existing services in Falkirk.
The café been open since mid-September 2019 and we are looking to add additional Café Assistants (two part time – 12 or 8 hours per week) to our existing team. This role supports the day to day activities of both the café and function suites ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction.
Ideally you should have experience of working in a café and events environment, including cash handling, food preparation, booking systems and stock control, however if you have experience within a customer service role additional training can be provided to support you in the café/events environment. A flexible approach and excellent communication skills will ensure you help build good relationships to create and maintain a successful café environment that is valued by the local community. You should also have the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
Colinton Parish Church is looking for a Catering Manager to lead its team of 70 volunteers who staff the Swing Café.
The Swing Café is a not for profit venture that reaches out to the community to provide a welcoming environment and friendship to all its visitors. We have been operating for 20 years and are looking forward to the future to further develop how we use the café as part of our community outreach.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a part time, weekday role in a lovely setting with the opportunity not only to lead what we are doing now but also to help us shape what we might deliver through the café in the future.
You should have experience of working with volunteers and ideally also have been part of projects introducing change to a team. Whilst experience of working or volunteering in a catering environment would be useful, it is not essential - more important to us is having someone who can engage with volunteers and community partners and work using their own initiative.
As we are going through a period of change developing our approach to outreach, this will initially be a one year contract which we would hope to renew at the conclusion of the term.
Are you the person to take the lead in tackling poverty and hunger across East Lothian? If you are passionate about crisis food provision and the broader causes of poverty and hunger, we want to hear from you.
East Lothian Foodbank, established in 2013 and affiliated to the Trussell Trust, has a great team of staff, volunteers and trustees and enjoys a high profile and goodwill across the county. We have now secured a grant to part-fund a new management position. The right person will be able to develop our staff and volunteers to ensure that we provide the gold standard of emergency food provision to all our clients, without judgement or prejudice. This crisis service is the heart of what we do and our new Foodbank Manager will ensure that the charity can operate on a firm financial footing in order to do so. But this role requires more than sound day-to-day charity management and securing income; the Foodbank is keen to take a step change by developing “more than food” projects which tackle the root causes of food insecurity. The new Foodbank Manager will be expected to take a strategic lead in business planning and to actively shape how East Lothian responds to poverty and hunger, with the ultimate aim of reducing the need for food parcels.
We are seeking an experienced individual with a passion for Outdoors and Adventure to lead our team at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs.
We are looking for a centre manager who will be business focused and results driven, with a passion for excellence in customer service. Ideally with a background in the outdoor industry, you will have experience and a positive track record in business development and improvement, and working with a complex group of staff, customers and volunteers.
Role Summary and Purpose
Scout Adventures Fordell Firs is a 48 acre site based just outside Dunfermline, Fife. It has indoor accommodation for 67, a tented village for 64, and camping for more than 800. It has a strong reputation for providing day and residential visits & events to our members, schools, youth groups and charities for young people with additional support needs.
This role will primarily focus on leading, developing and managing the Scout Adventures Fordell Firs team to deliver a quality programme, create new on site adventurous activities, and to meet all safety and financial targets.
It’s the people that make Scout Adventures Fordell Firs an amazing place and you will be no exception! You will have an appreciation of what it takes to deliver a first class experience and will be able to ensure quality and consistency is maintained at all times through inspiring and motivating your team. You must be friendly and approachable whilst able to uphold our organisational values, and ensure that this is embedded within the staffing and volunteering teams.