Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith is where families with young children (under 5 years) facing multiple disadvantages and complex situations and circumstances can access a wide variety of support groups, social opportunities, drop-in services, and individual support services in a central and accessible place.
We deliver groups aimed at increasing parents’ employability chances, reducing anxiety and stress, better management of parenting challenges, giving social opportunities, improving health and wellbeing, and increasing family cohesion. Our Community Crèche provides high quality childcare at very affordable rates and is a key component to reducing barriers for parents attending social and therapeutic groups.
We are looking for an experienced manager to run the day to day operation of the Centre, its staff activities and services, and to continue to develop the work we do with a number of local partners. The manager is also responsible for maximising income from new and existing funders.
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity dedicated to fighting child abuse and neglect in the UK. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find new ways of preventing abuse and neglect.
We have a unique opportunity for an exceptional senior children’s services manager to be at the forefront of the development and delivery of Together for Childhood and make a real impact in working for the NSPCC in Glasgow.
Together for Childhood is a place-based, long-term project to prevent child abuse and neglect. It aims to transform how the community of Govan in Glasgow raises its children by creating a powerful partnership with local people and agencies.
The Strategic Service Manager will lead the NSPCC Govan service centre and fulfil a key role in the partnership.You will be an experienced children's services professional committed to improving the lives of children, with the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and to work collaboratively across agency boundaries. Strategic leadership and highly developed communication skills are a must as you will seek to work with partners at a senior level as well as engage with children, families and professionals across the community.
You will lead the NSPCC’s direct work in the Glasgow Service Centre, providing line management for a group of Team Managers and a Development Manager, who manage a well-established and experienced multi- disciplinary team including mental health professionals, social workers and community development staff. We provide services to children and families focusing on early child development and the prevention of abuse and neglect in families with young children.
You will use your substantial experience of managing child protection work to ensure high standards of practice are maintained in all aspects of service delivery.
Maryhill Mobile Creche was established in 1987 by a group of mothers who wanted good quality childcare provision for their children, to enable them to take part in activities within their local community. For the last 34 years, the organisation has been providing services from both their base at Avenuepark Street as well as at various locations in Maryhill and the surrounding areas. In 2011 service provision was increased with the introduction of an After School Care Service and in 2015 an Outdoor Nursery was added to the range of services provided by the organisation.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality affordable childcare supporting families within Maryhill and the wider community. Our mission is to enrich children’s curiosity and creativity in a safe, stimulating environment. Over recent years we have been in a period of expansion and now looking to consolidate our operations.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and board members who want to make a difference to our community and to help develop new skills. As a member of our Committee you will play a role in developing and supporting our organisation to the next stage of our Business Plan. To help, plan and review the strategies and goals of the organisation.
We would be looking for people who are reliable and skilled and are willing to give some of their time to help, support and deliver the aims and objectives of the organisation. A minimum commitment of 3 hours every 6/8 weeks, when board meets and occasionally ad hoc meetings will take place.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the importance of babies’ emotional wellbeing, to lead our work in Scotland. We have received funding from the Cattanach Trust to support the development of the first specialised parent-infant relationship team in Scotland, as the first step to developing provision across the whole country. Utilising your existing knowledge of parent-infant work across Scotland and your relationships at a national and local level, you will be creating networks and gathering local information and insights to identify where in Scotland is both system-ready and has the vision to develop and test a trailblazer team to support parent-infant relationships.
Working with the CEO, Head of Policy and Campaigning and Head of Clinical Strategy and Development you will build on the Scottish Government’s vision and commitment to infant mental health to find allies across policy and practice (statutory and voluntary sectors) to support the development of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across Scotland as part of a system to support the emotional wellbeing of all babies.
You will already be working in the field of infant mental health or the early years. We see this as a secondment opportunity for two days a week starting in January 2020 for a six-month period, but will also accept applications from individuals not looking for a secondment.
This is an exciting time for the Parent-Infant Foundation. We have always been a small charity that punches well above our weight. We are a small and agile team who work across the UK, and we expect flexibility, proactivity and enthusiasm for what we do.
You will bring experience of parent-infant work either within mental health, children's services or early years, and will be a collaborative worker who values the importance of relationships in developing system-wide partnerships. You will be a self-starter, motivated by the work to be achieved and enjoy working independently but as part of a cohesive team.
We are keen to hear from you if you already live and work in Scotland and have a good understanding of the way families are supported within the county, and how local health systems operate.
Can you use your skills and experience to support a dynamic Edinburgh-based international NGO working to improve the quality of education in Africa?
Link Community Development, Scotland’s leading international education charity, are looking for Trustees and/or committee members to help us deliver on our mission of providing quality education to every child in sub-Saharan Africa. We are particularly interested in connecting with people who have financial, international education, legal, fundraising, marketing or media experience but if you think you have something to contribute, we would love to hear from you.
Recognising the unique insight, expertise and leadership within diaspora communities, we are looking to attract individuals with experience from these groups. Women, and those from minority groups and the African diaspora are encouraged to apply to support greater diversity within our leadership.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise.
Legal: an individual with legal experience in Scotland, a Senior legal partner who potentially has knowledge of charitable and/or employment law.
Third Sector:an individual experienced in a senior position in the 3rd Sector in Scotland, experience in the Youth sector is of particular interest.
Networking: an individual with knowledge to impart on networking, strategic and corporate partnerships, and reaching major donors to help with the long term financial sustainability of WorkingRite.
Finance: an individual with experience as a CFO or FD or the ability to help with financial strategy; help oversee budgets, forecasts and management accounts; generally supplement the existing support at WorkingRite in the area of financial management, and contribute to the finance sub-committee.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
SAMH provide community based outreach services which are recovery focused in Moray.
As a keyworker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should also have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care. SVQ Level III in care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you can work and may include some evenings and weekends pro rata. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
We are recruiting a Contracts & Quality Coordinator as part our HQ team in Paisley. You will be responsible for taking the lead on Street League’s Employability Fund contract, you will have overall responsibility for the coordination and management of compliance, quality and performance ensuring internal and external contractual requirements are met. You will lead and coordinate the Contracts and Quality objectives through robust monitoring and evaluation systems. As well as being Street League’s designated EF Administrator, supporting the Head of Contracts with registering participants, administering Young Person allowances and making outcome claims.
As and when required, you will also support the Scottish MD with administration tasks.
Degree level or equivalent, however exceptions will be made for applicants demonstrating a high level of experience.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification
The Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy is rapidly growing as its reputation develops. To support this growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative thinker with excellent administration and communication skills.
If you would like to join our fantastic staff team at the Glasgow office and believe you could make an immediate, positive impact in supporting the Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy in all aspects of its work, you could be that special person we are looking for!
Please apply if you are:
An absolute necessity for this post is an excellent level of competence, confidence and accuracy in written and verbal communication. We will assess your suitability through the application form and at interview.
Early Years Scotland will invest in you by: