A vacancy will arise in March 2020 for a Chief Executive of Street Pastors Scotland – the working name of The Ascension Trust (Scotland), Scottish Charity No. SC041912, a Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC371392.
Street Pastors started in London in 2003, when the first area was set up by The Ascension Trust. The role of the volunteers is listening to, caring for and providing practical help to the people we meet on the streets. The project was very successful, and quickly spread across the United Kingdom. The first areas in Scotland were set up in 2007. The Ascension Trust (Scotland) was set up in 2010 to develop the project in Scotland. Every Street Pastor is a Christian, has undergone extensive training, and in Scotland is a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). There are currently 20 groups spread across Scotland. Each area runs semi autonomously with a management committee running the group, but with Street Pastors Scotland in an ‘umbrella organisation’ role. In addition to Street Pastors, the related projects of School Pastors and Rail Pastors run in some of the areas. Response Pastors – responding to major events – are run by The Ascension Trust and by Street Pastors Scotland, using Street Pastors who have received enhanced specialised training in a ‘mutual aid’ role.
· To provide leadership to the Organisation, in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its responsibilities in the governance of the charity.
· To encourage and assist local initiative Trustees to develop and expand current Street Pastor (and Related Project) provision.
· Develop new Street Pastor (and Related Project) initiatives across Scotland.
· Advocate on behalf of Scottish Street Pastor initiatives with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.
· Liaise with current and potential strategic partners in relation to Street/School/Rail and Response Pastors.
· To work with the Board to develop, maintain and achieve strategy, plans and targets for Street Pastor Scotland work across Scotland.
· To ensure long term sustainability through effective governance and sound finance.
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.
About the Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland (RSSWS)
The charity began life in 1847 to assist ladies of Scottish birth or education with particular backgrounds who were struggling to survive on low incomes and limited savings. In 1930 it received grant of a Royal Charter from King George V, becoming The Royal Society for the Relief of Indigent Gentlewomen of Scotland and it has evolved to meet the changing needs of society ever since.
At a meeting of the Privy Council in November 2014 Her Majesty The Queen approved an Order granting a new Supplementary Charter to the Society. When this came into effect on 1st May 2015 the charity acquired its new name (RSSWS), new charitable purposes and it adopted new, broader, admission criteria against which applicants for assistance are considered.
The Chief Executive leads a team of 6 (1 Senior Caseworker, 3 Caseworkers, 1 Office Administrator and 1 Caretaker) in the delivery of its mission to provide financial support to single women over the age of 50 who struggle to live on low income and limited savings. A charity established in 1847, but more needed and relevant than ever, RSSWS supports around 900 women on an annual basis.
The Chief Executive provides strategic vision and leadership, within the overall direction agreed with the General Committee of Management (the Committee), ensuring that the Society’s charitable purposes are followed.
· Work with the current staff team and Committee to effectively implement current and future strategy, delivering key outcomes in relation to the financial support of single women over 50 experiencing financial hardship.
· Overall responsibility for achieving, monitoring and reporting on performance against agreed goals and plans in all areas of the Society’s activities, ensuring the Committee is kept up to date and informed of progress.
· Work with the Committee and its nominated sub-committees to review and develop the Society’s strategy, in response to key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with input from key stakeholders, developing new opportunities for the Society as appropriate.
· Formulate and monitor annual budget, income, expenditure and management accounts, produce regular financial reports, ensuring effective management and use of all resources, and prepare the Trustees’ Annual Report, and the associated annual financial statements.
· Ensure that a risk management policy is in place and that the risk register is maintained and reviewed, evidencing the Identification and management of the control of risks.
· Act as the point person for all data protection issues; ensuring ongoing awareness of issues and support the continuing framework for data protection compliance remains enforced and fit for purpose.
· Ensure that appropriate returns are made within deadlines to HMRC, Companies House, OSCR and other key bodies.
· Work with and support the staff team on the assessment and consideration of new applicants and reviews of existing beneficiaries, and lead on all correspondence with applicants and beneficiaries.
· Lead, manage and coach the staff team, providing supervision, support, development and annual appraisal to maximise their personal contributions.
· Ensure that the recruitment and deployment of the staff team is carried out effectively and efficiently in accordance with good personnel practice, and that all staff are respected, valued and safe.
· Advise the Committee in all aspects of leading the organisation, including short- and long-term strategic planning, financial sustainability and investment management, human resources management, and service delivery.
· Ensure the Society is presented in an appropriate and professional manner to its stakeholders, both on a day-to-day basis, and through the preparation of the Society’s newsletters and Annual Report.
Line Management: 7 members of staff
Reports to: General Committee of Management (currently 14 Trustees)
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:
We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Manager in our Edinburgh Stockbridge shop. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers.
You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
About the role
You will assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income. Representing Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team share your knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients will also be important aspects of the role. You will always ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers.
You are a naturally energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people. You know how to recruit and develop a team of volunteers and your extraordinary motivational skills will enable you to inspire your team to increase sales and control costs. Above all, you are ready to take on a new challenge and have a keen interest in Shelter's cause.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: Day Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs and Welfare Services. Glasgow’s Golden Generation need to raise £1 Million pounds annually to support the thousands of service users across Glasgow that need our help.
Reporting to the Finance and Operations Director, you will be a skilled finance and general administrator with experience of sage line 50. Experience of working within the charity environment would be an advantage, as would a bookkeeping/accounts qualification.
Areas of responsibility
· Posting Sales and Purchase Invoices
· Processing Expense claims
· Petty cash
· Bank Reconciliations
· Credit control
· Responding to telephone and email enquires
· Scanning and filing
· Opening and recording mail
· HR administration (holiday/sickness/training record keeping)
· Other ad hoc duties as required.
The Carers Centres Project for Dumfries & Galloway Ltd provides information, advice and support to anyone who provides care for a family member or friend who is affected by long term illness, disability, age or addiction.
This is a fixed term post up until [31 December 2021] subject to continuation of funding which is currently up for review in March 2020.
The postholder will provide support to adult Carers throughout Annandale & Eskdale, including health & wellbeing opportunities and group activities.
A knowledge of issues affecting Carers is essential, as is access to own car.
An awareness of the workings of the third sector, health and social care services would be an advantage.
LCIL is a user-led organisation providing a range of support services that enable disabled people to live independently in the community of their choice.
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our management team as HR & Office Co-ordinator. Reporting to the Chief Executive the successful candidate will be responsible for HR & Office management co-ordination, financial administration, Board servicing and management of the administration team.
For this varied role, candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience of working in these areas. Candidates should also possess excellent communication, organisational & time management skills. They should be adaptable, with a can-do approach, solutions driven.
In addition to salary, we offer a generous benefits package which includes 5 weeks annual leave, 10 days public holidays, a Pension Scheme, Death in Service Benefit and an Employee Assistance Programme.
Rosemount Lifelong Learning are a looking for an enthusiastic Lead Practitioner who will work alongside our Early Years team to enhance the understanding of children’s wellbeing and nurture and help to close the attainment gap.
You will have relevant experience of practice within an early learning and childcare setting coupled with experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans and programmes for service users and family learning.
You will hold or be working towards a BA in Childhood Practice, or Graduate PDA Childhood Practice at Level 9, or Bachelor of Education.
You will also have a HNC in Childhood Practice at Level 7 (formerly Early Education and Childcare) or SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7, or an equivalent qualification that meets SSSC requirements for registration at practitioner level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with SSSC Registration.
Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness, their family members, carers and supporters. Our Glasgow Carers’ Support Service specialises in supporting carers and family members of people living with mental illness. The service is shaped by its service users, only they fully understand the complex issues of caring for someone with a serious mental illness.
“It’s wonderful to be able to talk to people who understand my problems"
Our Carers Support Service aims to empower carers to take care of their own physical and mental health and to help them sustain their caring role, by being better informed, more able to manage and by sharing and enriching their experience through peer and one-to-one support.
We are looking for a dedicated Carer Support Worker with a flexible approach to work, able to work out of office hours and across the greater Glasgow area. You will provide emotional and practical support, make carers aware of their rights and of the various support packages available to them, signpost and refer them to various agencies, charities and support services. You will also facilitate a safe and appropriate space for peer support and empower carers by giving them access to information relevant to them. The successful candidate is empathic, a good listener and possess a clear understanding of the issues faced by carers. A good working knowledge of mental ill-health is a must, as is the ability to provide one-to-one support as well as facilitate group support. Knowledge of specific legal issues faced by carers of people living with mental illness is highly desirable.
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Further information about Support in Mind Scotland is available on our Website