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)
SAY Women is a small charitable organisation based in Glasgow providing semi-supported accommodation and related support services to homeless young women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape/sexual assault.
We are seeking an experienced National Trainer with at least 2 years experience of delivering training and a thorough knowledge of the nature and impact of childhood sexual abuse. A good and demonstrable understanding of mens violence against women, Experience/ knowledge of homelessness, addictions, mental health issues, working from the perspective of a feminist analysis.
Basic Function: Responsibility for day to day co-ordination and management of SAY Women’s National Training Service.
Accountable to: SAY Women Chief Executive and Board of Directors.
This post is currently funded by the Scottish Government for 1 year with the possibility of further annual funding.
The post involves travel throughout Scotland.
A generous pension scheme (13.5%) and staff support system is on offer.
Help change lives through music!
A wonderful opportunity to join a groundbreaking charity at an exciting time. Playlist for Life is expanding to deliver ambitious plans for growth over the next three years.
Are you well organised? Do you have experience in training or community development? Are you interested in music and the part it plays in all our lives? Then you could be part of the Operations Team working and supporting local community organisations to establish 1,500 Help Points around the UK.
We want to revolutionise dementia care through music. We want everyone with dementia to have a unique playlist of songs that make up ‘the soundtrack to their life’. And we want everyone who loves and cares for them to know how to use that playlist to help manage symptoms, alleviate distress and reconnect relationships.
Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) is part of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. We help working parents and carers- and their employers – find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.
We are growing our events and services for employers and are looking for an events and marketing officer to support us.
You will be responsible for:
· Leading on the marketing, co-ordination and delivery of our employer events
· Managing the day-to-day communications, including with employers, stakeholders and media
· Leading on social media and digital communication
· Managing contact databases
· Providing support to the Programme Directors
We are looking for an independent and practical self-starter who has experience in organising events. You will be very confident working in a digital environment and have some experience of marketing and communication. You will have good verbal and written communication skills.
We are small, but extremely ambitious and we work at a fast pace. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated candidate to support our growing work with employers.
Salary and working patterns
· We are offering a salary of £21,000 (FTE) pro rata
· This role is 30 hours per week and we are ‘Happy to Talk Flexible Working’ – meaning there is flexibility around working patterns and place of work
· This role requires occasional travel in Scotland for events and very occasionally to London
Southside Housing Association Ltd is a charitable community controlled housing organisation. We own and manage approximately 2,200 houses and through our own factoring company, SFARS, provide a factoring service to a further 800 houses.
Reporting to the Concierge Manager, the Mobile Facilities Officer will help deliver a comprehensive Estates Management service to the Association’s residents and properties by carrying out a wide range of duties – gardening, common area cleaning, maintenance, bulk removal, gritting etc.
Previous experience delivering an estate management service within Social Housing or similar is essential.
The post is Monday to Friday (8.00am to 4.00pm).
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland’s must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.
We are recruiting for a Community Learning Coordinator to work within the Glasgow Science Centre Community Learning and Development team, to implement the Community Learning Programme in accordance with the CLD strategy. This involves development and delivery of the programme and building relationships and partnerships within communities across Glasgow, with the aim of impacting on Social Change through science learning.
A rare opportunity has arisen for a Head of Finance (& HR Lead) at Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (LRFCA) based in Maryhill, Glasgow.
LRFCA is an enabling organisation supporting the Reserve Forces and Cadet Organisations across the region. Funded by the Ministry of Defence, we provide a number of key functions including maintenance of properties across 137 sites. Another of our key, and expanding, functions is to provide Administrative and Logistic support to the Army Cadet Force - a vibrant national voluntary youth organisation.
The successful applicant will be an experienced finance professional with demonstrable strengths in financial planning, budgeting, internal control procedures and preparation and delivery of financial reports. A knowledge of public sector funding would be a strong advantage.
As the organisation is small (58 employees), the role also acts as HR lead for the Association. Duties include: interpretation and advising on Staff Regulations (set by the Council of RFCAs), preparation and implementation of Policy Letters, advising Line Managers on employee issues and management of the HR systems. They are also responsible for the management of a team of 6 Office staff and oversight of IT provision.
The breadth of this key appointment allows the successful applicant to play a substantial part in leading the organisation to achieve its goals
Candidates should hold (or be working towards) a recognised accountancy qualification, or relevant experience. HR experience is essential; an HR qualification would be a strong advantage.
The role equates to Civil Service C1 grade (£38623) and additional benefits include a career average (CARE) pension scheme and annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays (rising to 30 days after 5 years of service). The successful candidate will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment. This will include a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVGS) disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.
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.
This is an annual contract. 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.
This is an excellent opportunity to work for a national children’s charity in a vibrant, supportive environment and help make a positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.
You will work at the heart of a busy Communications and Marketing team within our Engagement & Learning Department, supporting the charity’s communications output and using your design flair to strengthen its message and engage new audiences.
Working across print and digital with a focus on creativity and quality, this exciting new role will build on the success of Children in Scotland’s recent rebranding and 25 Calls campaign.
Based within our Haymarket office in Edinburgh, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, offering ideas, energy and design expertise. We’ll encourage you to identify areas where you’d like to develop your skills and knowledge, and support you to do so.
About Children in Scotland
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.
Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.
If this sounds like the role for you, then we’d love to hear from you.
You can find more about Children in Scotland here.
South East Recovery Service is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults in South East Edinburgh.
We provide psycho-social support for people with substance misuse issues and a range of one-to-one interventions and group work programmes to aid people in their recovery.
A vacancy for a receptionist/administrator has arisen to join our team, supporting the high-quality delivery of recovery focused interventions to service users affected by drug and alcohol issues.
The post holder will provide reception and administrative services to the South East contributing towards its aims and objectives. They will also support the Team Leader, attending relevant meetings and minute taking as required, as well as providing timely reports to the commissioners and CGL. Duties for the post include dealing with initial queries, welcoming clients and professionals into the service, signposting within the service and the community, also accurate information and data recording. The post holder will be expected to maintain a clean office environment with meticulous attention to detail and a great telephone manner.
The successful candidate will have experience of providing administrative support in a service based organisation, a good knowledge of general office procedures, excellent IT literacy skills, solid numerical skills, and good organisational skills. They will also need good interpersonal skills as team working is essential in this role.
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.