Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) is an independent charity, who are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. DAGCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.
The organisation is the largest Independent charity in the region (out with RSLs) and offers the role holder an opportunity to influence social policy at a regional and national level. Funding for the organisation is in place and DAGCAS is in a good position financially.
The Region of Dumfries and Galloway is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries - Scotland, England and Ireland; the perfect location to learn, live and explore. You will find a quality lifestyle with a rich heritage and culture, access to numerous outdoor pursuits and ‘space’ to develop and to provide your professional expertise in a beautiful rural region.
The CEO is responsible for leading the development and execution of DAGCAS’ long term strategy with a view to providing the best advice to the people of Dumfries and Galloway. This leadership role is ultimately responsible for the day to day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and Management and reports directly to the Board. The CEO also works closely with a number of stakeholders including: Citizens Advice Scotland, local and national government and the public and is committed to provide excellence in Customer Service.
We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial drive and spirit, who can be the face of DAGCAS. You will be values driven in your approach and uphold the values of DAGCAS at all times as these are extremely important to the organisation and the Board. We would expect you have an understanding and commitment to the aims and principles of the CAB Service as well as a commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
You will come from a leadership background and have previous experience of working with and building relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of line management and working with a Board is also an essential element of the role.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Fife Housing Group is an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation, committed to providing quality, affordable housing to tenants throughout Fife.
One of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland we manage approximately 2,500 properties and have an annual turnover of almost £12 million.
We employ 64 colleagues at our offices in Dunfermline and are registered under Charitable Rules with the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and with the Financial Services Authority.
Our subsidiary company, PACT Enterprises, owns 49 properties which are let at market-rents.
The Group is governed by a voluntary Board and we are currently looking to strengthen our overall governance arrangements through the appointment of new Board Members, whose skills and knowledge will help to shape our strategic direction.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, independence of thought and an ability to challenge constructively whilst making balanced and informed decisions.
Knowledge of social housing is desirable but not essential, however, experience of operating successfully at a strategic level in one of the following areas would certainly be beneficial:
· Customer care and experience
· Property maintenance and development
· Information and communications technology (ICT)
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who live within our area of operation and, as an equal opportunities employer, are keen to attract greater diversity onto our Board.
To find out more please view our Join Our Board video
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do, and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
LinkLiving's Edinburgh Services is a visiting housing support service, delivered by teams which work across Edinburgh. As well as enabling people affected by mental health problems to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we engage with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the people we work with get the support they need.
Visiting housing support
We deliver visiting housing support to around 180 people in Scotland's capital who experience a variety of mental health problems. Our support includes:
* Engaging with people and professionals who have an interest in their welfare.
* Equipping people with skills and tools to help them manage their mental health
* Creating personal support plans to help the people achieve the outcomes they desire
We work from a recovery-based perspective, which means we enable the people we support to live a good life - as defined by them - with or without symptoms.
We use conversations and plans to help people identify their long-term ambitions and short-terms goals and develop strategies for achieving them.
We recognise the importance of the home as the base from which people can work towards recovery. We provide support in all aspects of maintaining a home, with an emphasis on developing people's skills to look after and sustain their home independently.
The role of communities
We also recognise the role which communities can play in recovery. We connect the people we work with appropriate sources of local support and with networks and organisations which deliver social benefits, including a sense of belonging, community and purpose.
Putting people at the centre
We appreciate that the mental health problems experienced by the people we work with can sometimes have a significant adverse impact on their lives, so we take time to help them to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms.
At all times, our support is flexible, person-centred and responsive to the changing needs of the people we work with.
We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Services.
In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
Working in partnership
Multi-agency working is an important part of the job. You will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations. By understanding the assistance, they offer and maintaining strong links with partner agencies, you will extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.
You will work as part of a team while managing your own workload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision. You will participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.
Using technology to deliver the best service
You will embrace technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will be given a laptop and smart phone to access Carista, our integrated social care management system. You will use Carista to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people you work with.
Your working hours
Your core days of work will be Monday to Friday, while you will workaround one in six weekends. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service.
What you will need
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which are:
Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
An understanding of the issues affecting service users is also an essential requirement of the role.
Successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC within six months of their start date.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack available on our online recruitment portal.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.
We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.
LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.
Annual leave and benefits
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities
This post is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership
IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank is looking to recruit a Researcher to join our growing team in Edinburgh. We exist to contribute to a more progressive Scotland, by undertaking well-researched analysis and developing new creative policy ideas and solutions.
IPPR Scotland is a cross-party and non-profit think tank with charitable status. We are an autonomous part of IPPR across the UK, alongside IPPR North based in Manchester and Newcastle and IPPR in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the few think tanks based in Scotland.
The Researcher post will work across a range of projects, considering the key public policy issues facing Scotland today. Duties will include: conducting research, writing reports, contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.
To be successful you will have proven research skills, a keen interest in politics and good understanding of public policy in Scotland and the UK. You will have excellent written communication skills and proven interpersonal skills. With the ability to manage your workload to meet deadlines, you will combine a strong attention to detail with the ability to think creatively and imaginatively. You will also be able to demonstrate a keen commitment to the work and values of IPPR.
IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at IPPR.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time hours. All options can be discussed at interview stage.
The Care Van provides a source of care and support for vulnerable and homeless people in the centre of Glasgow every night through:
Food, hot drinks, blankets & clothes
Friendship & encouragement
General advice & information
The Care Van Co-ordinator manages the Care Van volunteers from recruitment to training and coordinating a rota for volunteer teams in order to ensure continuity of service. The Care Van Co-ordinator ensures Health and Safety standards are met including Food Hygiene and van maintenance, organises paperwork for accidents involving the Care Van, its volunteers and service users.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment.
Barrhead Housing Association is a local community controlled charitable organisation, operating within the East Renfrewshire area. It currently owns and manages a stock of 934 houses and flats, with a further 250 factored properties delivered through our subsidiary, Levern Property Services. The Association is a non-profit making charitable organisation, providing good quality affordable housing with a commitment to delivering excellent services to our customers, as well as aiming for good performance across all services, business efficiency and continuous improvement. We are now looking to recruit the following post.
We are seeking an experienced Customer Services Admin Assistant for a period of one year to cover maternity leave. The post sits within the Customer Services team and the role is to provide professional support to the team and provide a first class service to our tenants and other customers. You will be required to demonstrate your experience and effectiveness in the administration of all housing services, including waiting list management, taking and processing repairs and experience of various communication platforms.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The post will involve three shifts per week, however there are good opportunities for overtime. Typical shift patterns are 07:30 – 15:30; 10:00 – 18:00 and 14:30 – 22:30.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
Levern Property Services is a subsidiary of Barrhead Housing Association, a local community controlled charitable organisation, operating within the East Renfrewshire area. Levern Property Services was set up to further the aims of the Association and to develop our services through the subsidiary. We are now looking to recruit the following post:
We are seeking an experienced Temporary Housing Support Assistant for a period of 2 years. The key role is to provide housing assistance and services to the residents of our sheltered housing accommodation.