Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly CACE was founded in 1990 and is the leading provider of quality day-care for older people in Cumbernauld and surrounding villages. Before the pandemic we provided creative social based activities and learning opportunities primarily in group settings. We also ran a Community Transport project with regular outings and transport to and from our centre. Because of the impact of COVID 19 a lot of our services are having to change to better fit our community needs. We are looking for services worker to help support our deliver of our changing and growing range of activities for older people.
Main purpose of job:
The main purpose of this post is to work as part of our Services Team to deliver a range of activities and support to our service users.
Responsible to: CEO
Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly CACE was founded in 1990 and is the leading provider of quality day-care activities for older people in Cumbernauld and surrounding villages. We provide creative social based activities and learning opportunities and before the pandemic this was primarily in group settings. We also ran a Community Transport project with regular outings and transport to and from our centre. Because of the impact of COVID 19 a lot of our services are having to change to better fit our community needs. We are looking for an experienced person to develop and deliver our changing and growing range of activities for older people.
Main purpose of job:
The main purpose of this post is to work with the CEO and Director of Transformational Change to lead the operational delivery, reporting and evaluation of CACE’s range of services for older people.
Responsible to: CEO
Caledonia Care and Repair has recently been successful in winning the tender to provide the Care & Repair services within Perth & Kinross and Angus Council areas. The service is committed to providing an efficient and effective advisory, supportive and technical service to older or disabled people. This will enable people to remain in their own homes in greater comfort and security. Small repairs, medical adaptations and ramp installations as well as more general advice are provided to homeowners and private renters in conjunction with both councils.
Due to the increase in the operational area, we are seeking to expand the team with one full time and one part time Care and Repair Assistant who will need to be proactive, flexible and self-motivated. Commitment to providing a client orientated service is essential.
In this key role you will provide a support function to the Care and Repair Officers and Team Leader and assist with processing grant funding claims, liaising with customers and contractors, data inputting and financial monitoring. Knowledge of database administration is required as well as Key Performance Indicator statistical preparation, financial reporting and monitoring.
Educated to HNC level, or equivalent, you will be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a particular focus on Excel. You will be able to priories and manage your own workload and be able to put the needs of the customer first.
Covering four GP practices across Dunbar and East Linton.
If you have a background in community learning and development, social work or health, this is an exciting opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact on people in your local community.
Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary service to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We’ve been working across East Lothian for over 35 years, with services currently funded by East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership.
We are now looking for two Community Link Workers to join our team on a full-time and part-time basis. These are 12 month contracts, which have the potential to extend for a further 12 months, subject to funding.
As a Community Link Worker, you will use a social prescribing approach to provide targeted support to adults facing issues that are impacting their ability to live well.
Working across four GP practices in Dunbar and East Linton, you will work with patients who are experiencing difficulty due to socio-economic factors, social isolation, ongoing health needs, or other factors relating to health inequalities.
Specifically, you will:
To join us as a Community Link Worker, you’ll need:
A driving licence would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of working in a primary care setting, or a degree level qualification.
This role is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Full-time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Part-time hours are 14 hours per week.
Are you passionate about the development of the third sector? This role is a unique opportunity to promote and improve joint working across public and third sector services in North Ayrshire. The post will deliver further development of the provision of services based on need and ensure they would be easily accessible for those who need them most.
The development officer will be directly involved in supporting connections to community capacity building and identifying collaborative opportunities to help establish joint working across services. The officer would operate mainly within North Ayrshire localities reporting to Arran Community & Voluntary Service (partners in TSI North Ayrshire) as employers and working closely with their lead officer to engage widely with community groups, organisations, social enterprise and charities which provide or wish to provide services and support for health and wellbeing needs. It will be important for the officer to engage regularly with Health & Social Care partners to monitor the success of such provisions.
The Development Officer will carry out actions which will assist in achieving the outcomes contained in the Health and Social Care (HSCP) Strategic Plan, focusing on activities within community settings and additionally engaging with various locality forums, third sector forums and partnership provider forums as required. Provide and promote information and events relating to both the Health and Social Care Integration agenda, and the Core Activities of TSI North Ayrshire. IT skills and experience of report writing and monitoring are essential to the job.
The role and function of this post is as agreed through the Lead Officer for the 3rd Sector (the CEO Arran CVS), in conjunction with the Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Lead Officer.
The role of the Development Officer may involve supporting the engagement of strategic activities in order to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan.
Do you believe the best change comes when communities have the power to take action? If you want to help build a Scotland where what communities do can make a real difference, please read on…
Social Action Inquiry Scotland – call for applications for roles of Independent Co-Chairs.
What is the Social Action Inquiry?
The Social Action Inquiry is being set up to find out more about how communities can take action that makes a difference. It will look at what helps, and what gets in the way. It’s hoped that it will help influence how Scotland rebuilds after the coronavirus pandemic.
This independent inquiry will be led by people living and working in Scottish communities. It will:
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, this work is more important than ever.
You can find out more about the Social Action Inquiry in the summary ‘founding document’.
Who is involved?
The Inquiry is being set up by a partnership of organisations: Carnegie UK Trust; Corra Foundation; Foundation Scotland; the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE); Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); The National Lottery Community Fund; and The Robertson Trust.
The partners will continue to support the Inquiry and be alongside the people who take it forward, however they will step back and not seek to control it.
Who will lead this work?
The partners are looking to find two people (Co-chairs) to work together to run the Inquiry.
In the next few weeks, the partners will also start recruiting a Social Action Inquiry Panel of up to ten people to help guide, shape and support the Inquiry.
The Co-chairs and Panel will include people with direct, lived experience as part of communities who have felt that they do not hold power over decisions affecting their own lives, but that this has been held by others. This might be, for example, experience of childhood trauma, homelessness, disability, poverty, or coming from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.
There will also be an Inquiry Lead who will support the Co-chairs and Panel and help deliver the work of the Inquiry.
The two Independent Co-chairs of the inquiry will work together to:
Together, the Co-chairs will need to bring the following skills, experience and characteristics:
The Independent Co-chairs roles are each for three days per month for the duration of the inquiry (due to run until end of 2023).
They will be hosted by SCVO, and will be able to use SCVO’s systems (e.g. database, finance etc.).
The roles will be reimbursed at a rate of £280 a day plus reasonable expenses (if a daily rate does not work for you then other options can be found, for example vouchers or a payment to an organisation).
The Community Connector will play a key role within the wider Integration of Health and Social Care Agenda. The core aim is to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care. They will provide a responsive person-centred service aligned to a GP Practice team within East Ayrshire.
For further details about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification.
Delivering the Volunteer Strategy for CVO East Ayrshire through strong leadership, focusing on building relationships through consensus and collaboration. Lead on the creation and implementation of an effective Volunteer Strategy by supporting the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Volunteering Framework, working closely with Community Planning Partners, volunteer involving organisations, businesses and the wider stakeholders within the community.
For further role details, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.
The Bon Accord Care Group of Companies, an arms length trading company wholly owned by Aberdeen City Council are seeking to appoint up to two Non-Executive Directors to the Board to develop and lead the company and to maximise the opportunities that a local authority trading company can create.
You will support the Chair and Board in its governance and scrutiny role by overseeing the strategic business plan, challenging and developing strategy. You will ensure compliance with financial regulations and legislation and scrutinise management performance. You will provide entrepreneurial leadership and objective advice within a framework of prudent and effective controls enabling risk to be assessed and managed.
You must have high level governance and commercial/political, financial, and /or social care experience. You will have strategic planning/financial risk/performance management expertise gained in the public, private or voluntary sector and financial and/or commercial management experience gained at a senior level.
These posts attract an allowance of £400 per day (plus reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed in line with Bon Accord Care Ltd’s expenses policy).
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.