Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
This is an exciting time to join our team. During the Coronavirus pandemic our bold, collective action has helped thousands of people off the streets in the space of just a few weeks and prevented thousands more people from becoming homeless. The easing of restrictions is a time to build on this and shape a better future for all of us. To make sure everyone housed temporarily during the outbreak is helped directly into a secure home of their own. To make this the beginning of the end of homelessness.
About the role
In the temporary role as Fundraiser Manager covering the permanent post holder’s maternity leave, you will lead on the development and delivery of our established fundraising strategy and plans in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues in Edinburgh and throughout Great Britain to ensure that our ambitious plans are achieved, and that our supporters and funding from a range of streams are integral to our success.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser and networker, with a proven ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan involving a range of income streams. You will share our passion and commitment to ending homelessness and will put Crisis supporters and members at the heart of our work.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your on-going development to build your skills, experience and career.
BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
Dumfries & Galloway Mental Health Association (DGMHA) is committed to providing first class support services for individuals with mental health issues. We aim to deliver an exceptional level of service which is person centred to meet the diverse range of needs of our service users.
Reporting to the CEO, this new role of Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal financial reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
Applicants will ideally have held a similar financial role, albeit not necessarily in the Care Sector. You must be able to evidence practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
You will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have several years’ financial management experience with a comparable level of responsibility. Operational experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage.
Purpose of the job
The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
This role is part of the Senior Management team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and work closely alongside the Head of Care and Support and the HR Manager to ensure the introduction of the transformational change required to future proof the organisation, maintain and improve our place in the social care market place of Dumfries and Galloway and meet our organisational action plans.
Staff Management: This will include but is not limited to:
Contribute to a clear focus on driving improvements in quality, impact and performance
Commit to the Mission, Vision and Values, and be an ambassador for DGMHA in all activities
Experience: Will ideally have held a similar financial management role although not necessarily in the Care Sector and will be able to demonstrate leadership and financial management experience within a business environment. Must have practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
Education, Qualifications and Training: Will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have a considerable level of practical experience within a comparable financial role. A thorough working knowledge of MS Office Applications is essential and experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage
Value base: A belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. A desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of the Association. Commitment to the principles and practices of continuous improvement
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge: Excellent organisational skills and an ability to effectively problem solve within a financial environment. Must be self-motivated, able to work on own initiative, prioritise workload, multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to work under pressure. Will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Incumbent should lead by example in terms of behaviour and conduct in relation to everything they do within their role.
Note: This role description is not exhaustive and is a reflection of current requirements. The employee is expected to view it as a guide rather than an exact description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to variation from time to time in accordance with the evolving organisational requirements.
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
Please see the job description for further information and a person specification.
The Peer Mentoring Project Worker will complement therapeutic support within the Health & Wellbeing Team by recruiting and training volunteers to work along-side the therapists, increasing access to services. This includes setting goals specific to the young person’s needs relating to self-development, connecting with others, learning and work and physical health. Through weekly meetings, peer mentors will develop a positive, meaningful relationship aimed at improving the young person’s mental wellbeing, social confidence and reducing isolation.
We’re looking for a candidate with experience of volunteer recruitment, training and management, ideally related to peer mentoring, although training will be provided. The ideal candidate should have experience in the youth work sector (or related sector with a youth work focus). We need a personable, outward facing colleague who is comfortable working alone as well as part of a team.
We are an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and offer a range of great benefits.
Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
We have adapted quickly to respond to the COVID 19 Pandemic and will be adapting again in the months ahead to respond to public health guidance and the needs of our community. High quality, accessible money, social security, housing and work advice will be particularly critical.
We are therefore seeking an experienced money adviser to join our busy front-line service. You will provide in-session money advice support to volunteer advisers within our generalist service; build capacity of generalist adviser; participate on a Session Support rota for generalist advice sessions and undertake Type II money advice casework. Although this is post is currently funded until 31/3/21, we anticipate this being funded into 2021/2022.
A sound competence across all main advice areas with recent experience of providing money advice to Scottish National Standards competency is essential, along with an enthusiasm and commitment to support the principles of volunteerism. Strong effective communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, problem solve and a flexible approach are all essential.
Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Following an initial settling in period it is envisaged that you will likely spend approximately 3 hours per week dedicated to general board and finance related matters, this would likely increase at financial year end to prepare and oversee the Bureau’s end of year reporting requirements.
Our objective is in the delivery of activities for the relief of poverty, through amongst others, in the advancement of education, health, citizenship, community development, human rights, environmental protection or improvement and in the relief of those in need through age, ill health and disability.
Our Bureau is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (SACAB).
For more information on the role, please see the attached role Description.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
You must be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Housing Adviser at Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity and Glasgow City Council.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic housing professional to provide expert impartial advice and assistance for serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their dependant families in the Glasgow area. You will be responsible for delivering a start to finish service for clients experiencing homelessness or with housing issues.
To carry out this role successfully you will have knowledge of housing law in Scotland and an understanding of the housing landscape in Glasgow. In addition, you will have knowledge of statutory and voluntary organisations to enable partnership working.
You will be able to manage a full and varied case load providing holistic advice with an emphasis on housing and homelessness. You will work with others in the team to ensure practical assistance and emotional support is available. An understanding of the issues faced by veterans, serving personnel and their families is essential to the role.
As part of our Tenancy Sustainment Programme you will be involved with the recruitment and management of volunteers in conjunction with the Housing Peer Support Worker. Previous experience in this area is desirable.
You will be IT literate with confidence in the use of MS Office and databases. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of clients and partners.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Due to Covid-19 the Glasgow’s Helping Heroes team is currently working remotely until we can ensure a safe office working environment for our employees.
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Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Glasgow Residential Stabilization Service
We aim to provide a 4 to 6 weeks residential service for individuals who are no longer managing their support within a community setting.
Our team of social care, nursing and medical staff will provide treatment and support to individuals who are deemed to be engaging in high risk drug and/or alcohol use with complex needs. Collaboratively working within a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) to address the individuals’ physical, mental, social and emotional needs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a range of interventions in 1:1 and group work settings to support, encourage and motivate individuals to assist them to gain some stability back in their life.
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre
The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is a busy 24/7 service for drug users, combining a Methadone Clinic, Needle Exchange service and a 12 bedded Residential Unit. Its multi-disciplinary teams comprise social care workers, nurses and medical staff, who encourage and support Service Users to find ways of making their drug use less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Many Service Users will be unable to cope and be at risk, but whatever the issue Turning Point Scotland is committed to rehabilitation and recovery through effective person centred support.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the National Projects Team. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project support. We are currently looking for two Network Engagement Officers who will work alongside the rest of the project team, ensuring successful delivery and development. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis initially until the end of March 2021.
As well as providing project support, your role will support the execution and delivery of the Help to Claim (Universal Credit) project through proactive engagement, communication, planning and reporting with key stakeholders and participating member organisations of Citizens Advice Scotland.
The role will ensure both external and internal stakeholders are communicated with regularly, effectively and in an engaging way, particularly on matters relating to project delivery, management of project change and risks, continuous improvement and Quality Assurance as well as contract management and management control and reporting requirements. The role will foster a team culture and support the National Projects and in particular the Help to Claim Teams to communicate and engage stakeholders effectively on all national projects related matters.
Initially, this role will be allocated to the Help to Claim project. Help to Claim is a comprehensive, enhanced support service which will be delivered by the bureau network. Citizens Advice Bureaux will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment. Citizens Advice Bureaux will employ specialist advisers to deliver the service face to face as well as through webchat and telephony.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of project support, including the use of project stakeholder, communication and contract management tools and techniques. You will therefore need to have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly, accurately and accessibly to non-specialists. It is essential that you are able to comfortably use IT packages, including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software and previous experience of on line contract tendering systems would be an advantage.
This role offers the opportunity to be part of an influential organisation that campaigns for a fairer Scotland in order to make a real difference to consumers' lives. This is a great opportunity to play a critical role in helping to make society fairer, and in supporting our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.
*This role is normally based in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance, not necessarily full time, at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.