The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced nursing practitioner to join our team. Your role will require you to have direct contact with service users, their relatives and carers in respect of their concerns about their mental health and/or the care and treatment they receive. You will also be required to carry out investigation work and deal with casework pertaining to your allocated area. While the role is based in Edinburgh, you will be attached to a team covering a particular geographical area of Scotland and will be required to visit services across the whole of Scotland. You must be qualified as an RMN or RNLD and have experience of operating at senior practitioner level. You must be able to communicate effectively with service users, carers, advocates and service providers and have exceptional influencing skills.
We offer a comprehensive range of HR policies including policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible working arrangements.
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.
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)
Our innovative service in West Lothian provides a range of interventions to individuals within the area who are affected by substance misuse and multiple complex issues that can exclude them from accessing the support package that they need. Service provision includes assertive outreach to support individuals to access appropriate care packages. The team deliver interventions in a variety of locations including custody suites, prison, hospital and local communities.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency working, excellent communication skills and experience of working within an outcomes-focused approach. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence as post requires travelling throughout the West Lothian area. Please note a car is not provided so access to your own vehicle is required. Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise.
We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes. If you have any additional questions, please email: Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01506 657992.
Are you passionate about offering children the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small and dynamic charity providing support to Dads, children, young people and their families in Edinburgh.
We are looking to recruit a new team member, to deliver our young dads project, playgroups, training and other targeted practical and emotional support to Dads, children, young people and their families.
Hours will be flexible, depending on your personal circumstances. They will include weekend work as our playgroups run on Saturday and Sunday mornings 10am-1130am and 11am-1230pm respectively. We also deliver our services during weekday working hours and occasionally in the evening.
To deliver a combination of therapeutic interventions from the Y.I. toolkit and youth work in order to promote the personal, educational, creative and social development of young people, helping them to reduce harmful behaviours and reach their full potential.
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We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Home Energy Scotland team at Energy Saving Trust working with businesses and other organisations to support employee engagement sessions on saving energy and on preventing food waste.
Home Energy Scotland is a Scottish Government programme managed by Energy Saving Trust. We are a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland. Our expert advisors offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste prevention and more.
You will be responsible for leading the employee engagement activity, working collaboratively with the Home Energy Scotland network and key stakeholders including a team of locally based outreach advisors who deliver Energy Saving Trust employee engagement workshops for Home Energy Scotland and Love Food Hate Waste to businesses, the public sector and third sector organisations. You will motivate and support the advisors so that they deliver exceptional customer service and reach contractual targets ensuring they have the tools and resources to ensure that all activity is recorded and reported accurately.
You will be responsible for building effective partnerships with national organisations, representing Energy Saving Trust and the delivery partnership which includes Resource Efficient Scotland and Love Food Hate Waste. Your ability to manage and build effective relationships with a number of businesses through exemplary communication and influencing skills will be key to your success.
As there will be extensive travel across Scotland it is desirable if the successful applicant holds a valid UK driving licence or if not can demonstrate how they would otherwise meet the mobility requirements of the role – Energy Saving Trust encourages use of public transport whenever practical and has access to an electric vehicle.
For more information, please view job description on EST Website.
Addaction Scotland is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Service Manager to join its thriving Recovery Service in South Ayrshire
This service delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for people entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.
We work in close partnership with statutory, third sector and local community groups to deliver services as part of a recovery orientated system of care and you will have the vision and drive to help support and lead service delivery to the highest standards.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced and assertive team that is leading the way in the field of substance misuse in South Ayrshire.
We have a vibrant office base in Ayr, staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions, Volunteers and but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.
The role requires excellent leadership and team working skills, knowledge and experience of the issues faced by people commencing their recovery journey from substance use. Being able to effectively manage risk and safeguard is also a key aspect of this role. The capacity to work with competing demands and tight timescales will be underpinned by a commitment to quality.
Experience of working and leading teams within the social care sector is essential.
A full driving license is also necessary to fulfil this role.
Full details relating to the role and responsibilities are provided below.
Addaction is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Addaction will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.
Edinburgh and Midlothian Offender Recovery Service (EMORS) is a transformative service that brings together prison and community work to support individuals throughout the Criminal Justice System, supporting them to achieve drug, alcohol and crime free lives.
An exciting opportunity have arisen to join our EMORS team, supporting the high-quality delivery of recovery focused interventions to service users in the criminal justice system affected by drug and alcohol issues also the provision of through care support to individuals leaving prison and returning to Edinburgh and Midlothian. The service delivers interventions in custody areas, prison and community, on a one to one basis and in group work settings.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and experience of working within a related field. Also necessary is a commitment to multi-agency working, excellent communication skills and experience of working within an outcomes-focused approach.
Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.
We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.
The role of Recovery Support Worker is outlined by the Recovery Support Worker job description and person specification. Please make sure you refer to both sections of this document in completing your application.
This post is subject to an enhanced PVG Check.