About the Organisation
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity which has been working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to support them to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community.
At the core of Four Square are the values upon which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.
Alongside our support services we have social enterprises, which provide unrestricted income for our charity as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.
We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
About the Role
We are looking for someone to manage our finances. Our turnover is approx. £2.5m per year and following the excellent financial stewardship of our incumbent prior to and during the pandemic, Four Square is now in a strong place to develop and excel. We need someone who is strategic, values drive and with a great eye for detail to take that forward.
The right candidate has strong values which compliment the values of Four Square and has an interest in the services we provide. They will work efficiently and be able to manage and input to multiple change programmes, taking a holistic view. They will be a decision maker and able to direct their work and the work of others towards the goals and vision of Four Square.
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CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in fostering and in the lives of children to make foster care the very best it can be.
We’re seeking a dynamic, passionate and child centred individual, with a sound understanding and knowledge of the fostering landscape across Scotland. We are looking for someone who has the experience of engaging with key stakeholders across the sector, including decision makers, foster carers, fostering services and most importantly, children and young people. The role involves leading on our funded projects and programmes, and informing, influencing and driving up standards with our members and with key partners across the sector.
This post will require occasional overnight travel.
Seamab is a registered charity, providing education and care for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children. Our work helps children heal, grow and learn. The Finance Manager is a senior role in the charity and will have responsibility to lead, manage and deliver an effective financial service including managing a small team.
The role carries responsibility for all aspects of robust financial operations and the day to day management of the charity’s finances. The Finance Manager will report directly to the Chief Executive and be a member of the Leadership Team. They will work closely with the lead managers for education, care, fundraising and human resources, informing and supporting their work.
The Finance Manager is expected to be a fully qualified accountant, with extensive previous experience. The successful candidate will have strong skills in accounting, financial reporting, communication and organisation. The Finance Manager will be commercially aware and able to work in detail as well as understanding broader strategy. The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing, developing and overseeing the complete financial management system of the charity. As such, they will play a pivotal role in driving the financial performance of the business whilst supporting the operational teams to deliver exceptional care to young people. This includes oversight of accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, month end, statutory audit, budgeting, forecasting and reporting to the Board of Trustees.
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is an independent Scottish Charity funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims. We seek to:
In pursuit of this vision and these aims the ALLIANCE delivers several high profile programmes for the Scottish Government and currently we have a rare opportunity to recruit a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join our team.
ALISS is a unique innovation, funded by Scottish Government and delivered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland. It has its origins in the lived experience of people trying to find things in their communities (people, places, activities and opportunities) to help them live well, and aims to make information about local sources of support easier to find. The Programme Manager role is one of the new or revised roles designed to meet the needs of the restructured ALISS Programme moving forward into the next 2/3 year phase. The job specification reflects the specialist nature of the role as an integral part of the ALISS team.
As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provide support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the role
We are looking for motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading disability charity.
It is a very exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire and support the delivery of our new strategy. This role will see the successful candidate managing and cultivating a portfolio of trust and foundation donors via bespoke proposals and meetings at all levels of seniority, as well as engaging with new potential supporters as we continue to grow and reach ambitious new delivery targets.
You will be working in a growing team, raising funds for our programmes and projects in Scotland. In this varied role you will work in our Scottish Public Engagement team to help implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy, playing a key role in supporting Leonard Cheshire’s manifesto to work for a society in which every person is equally valued.
The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, the post holder will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports and applications, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of the organisation.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.
The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to Crossreach. The name Crossreach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work.
As mentioned, Crossreach offer a wide variety of services that are currently broken down into three key areas: adults, older people, children and families. Within each key area there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christ’s name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management and working relationships’.
This is a critical role in a newly formed Fundraising Team due to a renewed investment and focus on fundraising for CrossReach.
As Partnerships Manager your main focus will be on building and maintaining an extensive portfolio of prospective high net worth and corporate supporters. You will have the ability to develop an identification, cultivation and solicitation strategy to secure donations to meet required income targets.
The successful candidate will come from a fundraising background with experience of working with Major Donors and Corporate supporters. You will need to evidence success in these income areas. You will need to have excellent networking skills that will help in the development of donor relationships. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and senior managers, other senior Church of Scotland departments and board members to build a network of supporters.
It is important to note that this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold the charity’s Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
Four Square have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced female to become our new Senior Community Development Worker. The role is vital to help us achieve our aim of ensuring every woman accessing Womanzone’s services feels safe and secure and has access to the right support to help them recover from trauma and adversity and move on to a positive future. Our aim is that women have a safe and secure home, have a place in their community and a network of positive relationships that support them to build the life they want.
The Senior Community Development Worker role has a number of key elements. Firstly, it is to deliver a holistic programme of individual and group support and activities in collaboration with partners in the voluntary and statutory sector, volunteers, peer mentors and social work students on placement.
Alongside service delivery a key part of the role is to undertake research, stakeholder consultation and seek funding opportunities to develop Womanzone into a sustainable project into the future.
To deliver the programme and achieve the outcomes we set at Womanzone, the worker will support social work students on placement by acting as their link worker; they will recruit, train, and support women to become peer mentors and; they will recruit, induct, and support volunteers who are offering their skills to the project.
Other tasks of the role include gathering and evaluating feedback and any complaints, data entry on CRM and other IT systems and preparing quantitative and qualitative data reports regularly to funders commissioners and Four Squares Leadership Team to demonstrate the impact of the service and the direction of the project.
To be a Senior Community Development Worker you will need:
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Aberlour Sycamore Services based in Fife are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential, education and fostering experiences for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country.
You will be working alongside a child within a school environment as well as being fully involved with education plan creation and relevant meetings. In support of mainstream education, there is the opportunity to access our Nurture Hub where you will use holistic learning that encompasses a range of methods including Project-Based Learning, Duke of Edinburgh and Natural Connections. Our aspirations are that our children will attend a mainstream setting, at a time that is right for them. We know that some children can’t manage in the mainstream environment, so we support their learning focusing on building self-esteem and resilience.
It is essential that you show genuine interest in the young person’s world and demonstrate curiosity about their preferences and needs. We believe that building and continually developing a strong, positive, unconditional relationship with the young person is key to success.
You should be a highly motivated, demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience, empathy and be reflective in your practice. You will demonstrate the ability to think creatively and communicate at a level that encourages the child to embrace learning.
You will demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to link with mainstream school and house staff regarding education plans and goals that will be reflected within the young person’s care plan.
You will have experience of working with young people in an education, community or residential setting and hold, or be willing to gain, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (e.g. SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
We encourage long term engagement between children and Education Support Workers. You will be supported by the residential managers, receive regular supervision and have access to learning and training opportunities.
We are currently looking to recruit to 2 posts, one in Kirkcaldy and one in Dunfermline.
COVEY is looking for an exceptional individual who will be able to take a leadership role within the team, coordinating and delivering our work with vulnerable young people families and young people.
We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
As COVEY has grown and developed, there is an opportunity to add your skills, knowledge and experience to the team. We provide a range of different projects which involve coordinators, family support workers, and paid befrienders and volunteers providing support to young people and their families. We work to identify and achieve person centred goals impacting positively on self-esteem, confidence building and resilience. Partner agencies include Education, Social Work and Health alongside addiction and mental health services specifically.
You will be a passionate and highly motivated person who will take on the full responsibility for delivering your area of responsibility as well as being able to work together for the success of the organisation as a whole. Able to work collaboratively, you will be extremely versatile and highly resilient in supporting complex issues
We seek someone with the drive, passion and vision to develop and shape projects; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed, being able to work in partnership within the whole COVEY team.
You will be passionate about the benefit of relationship based support; being able to respond in a positive way to the challenges of working with families and young people who face a range of very complex issues.
With excellent communication skills you will have the ability to quickly build rapport with families – parent/carers and young people.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure, working to targets you will be able to deliver on the desired outcomes. While also maintaining a case load, you will have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation. It is desirable that you also have knowledge and understanding of budgetary control and have some funding experience.
Your ability to motivate others will be a key strength, demonstrating skills in leading and developing staff and supporting volunteers.
You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role.
Character is every bit as important as competence – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional and proactive individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust with their colleagues and volunteers as well as with young people and their families.
This post is 35 hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.