Are you passionate about promoting access to artistic and creative experiences and developing opportunities for all – from novice to professional artists?
Highland Print Studio is looking for Board Members and would encourage applications from a range of backgrounds. We are seeking to recruit new Board Members (Trustees) to join in overseeing and developing the work of Highland Print Studio. We are also looking for a new Chair to provide leadership and oversee the governance of the organisation.
We are an open access facility providing opportunities for professional artists and the general public to engage in the creative experience of printmaking or digital imaging. We are proud of our track record in providing opportunities for artists to develop their practice and our Studio classes and outreach education programme for individuals, schools and community groups which reach new audiences and show how engaging in visual art can enrich people’s lives.
What you will bring
We have identified a broad set of skills that will bring value to the Board and are particularly interested in applicants with the following expertise and experience:
We are also keen to recruit younger members and people reflecting the widening cultural diversity of the Highlands. For the Trustee positions, previous experience of being on a board would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided. For the role of Chair, previous board and management experience is required and an understanding of charity governance desirable.
The Trustee role:
You can expect to attend a minimum of four Board meetings per year in Inverness, plus the AGM, annual planning meetings and Board Development sessions. We also have themed sub-groups to direct our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and our Environmental objectives which Trustees are encouraged to join. Meetings are generally held in person in the evenings at the Studio although online or hybrid meetings are an option. Trustees are expected to have read the papers issued in advance and contribute their ideas, opinions and recommendations. These are non-executive positions without remuneration. All appointments are made at the discretion of the Trustees with due consideration to the skill mix and balance required.
A full recruitment pack is attached below.
Ministry at the Margins is a key area of focus for SU Scotland. We are creating a culture amongst our staff and volunteer team consistent with God’s concern for the marginalised, seen throughout the entirety of Scripture.
This concern, we trust, develops a posture towards and alongside children and young people who experience marginalisation We have identified six areas in which young people can be marginalised:
· Additional Support Needs
· Relative poverty
· Affected by a family member’s imprisonment
· Refugee/asylum seekers
· Minority ethnic
Young people with ASNs access all our areas of ministry - schools, missions, holidays, school residentials, discipleship events, and yet we recognise that there is far more that could be done to see “every child and young person” engaged in SU Scotland ministry. This new full-time role aims to help us do just that connecting with staff and volunteers across the breadth of the organisation.
Who we are: Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see every child and young person in Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with around 100 staff and around 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, and churches.
We are seeking a full time Additional Support Needs Development Coordinator to join our Ministry at the Margins team, leading SU Scotland’s ministry in this area.
• Providing strategic leadership: developing and enabling good practice for ASNs in all ministry contexts across SU Scotland
• Ensure appropriate resources are developed for use within ASN contexts
• Organising and delivering specialised events that train, resource and inspire different stakeholders
• Engaging in ministry with children and young people with ASNs
• Raising further financial support for this post
Who we are looking for: The successful applicant will have a passion for, have been involved in and have clear understanding and experience of working with children and young people with a wide variety of Additional Support Needs. A strategic and creative thinker, resource developer and trainer, you will be able to communicate confidently, sensitively and diplomatically, inspiring others, both SU Scotland staff and volunteers.
For this post, it is important that you able to demonstrate a commitment to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
SU Scotland want everyone to feel that they are welcome, valued, and respected. Having a diverse team allows for a range of perspectives and experience. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
Inspiring Young Voices is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) whose objective is to enable children and young people, particularly those with additional support needs/disabilities, to have their voices heard – where and when they wish.
Are you passionate about giving children and young people a voice and enabling them to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives, to speak out about their rights and to campaign for change?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Highland with diverse needs and experiences?
We are looking for a special individual with energy and enthusiasm for youth participation and engagement work who is passionate about enabling the direct voice of young people experiencing challenges in their lives to be heard.
The young people we work alongside told us:
“We would like a fun, bubbly and chatty person who loves working alongside young people and has an understanding of mental health issues. We want someone who is compassionate and passionate about our cause, someone who is open minded and who makes us feel safe.”
Work alongside the young people from Inspire Highland and Inspiring Young Voices’ Participation Lead to expand our youth-led collective voice for young people in Highland at risk of harm and facing trauma and adversity in their lives.
This work would be delivered under Inspiring Young Voice’s Inspire Highland project, which was established in December 2018 due to an expressed need by young people with disabilities and additional support needs (ASNs) to have their voices heard, Inspire Highland is a creative, dynamic youth-led project led to promote the rights, participation and inclusion of young people up to the age of 25 who are facing challenges in their lives. We are a Highland-wide project with (currently) 30 young people, aged 12 – 25 years old which facilitates the active participation and voice of marginalised young people.
This role will target work at those young people most vulnerable in Highland, including those with long term health conditions, disabilities or additional support needs, specifically young people:
• Affected by mental health problems and mental illness.
• With learning disabilities and communication challenges.
• Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
• Who live in remote and rural areas of Highland.
This approach of this project is rights-based and grounded in trauma informed practices and principles to ensure that our charity responds in ways that prevents further harm, supports recovery, addresses inequalities and improves life chances of vulnerable young people in Highland.
Our work is grounded in the principles and approaches of youth work and community development, and we adhere to the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council Code of Ethics.
Inspiring Young Voices is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) which exists to inspire and be inspired by the voices of children and young people in Highland facing challenges in their lives. We seek to ensure that these voices are raised, heard and acted upon. We will advocate for changes in policy and practice across Highland which support and promote the meaningful participation of children and young people at every level of decision making.
The role of the Participation Lead is to enable participation through engagement with children and young people, particularly those with additional support needs/ disabilities, to have their voices heard – where and when they wish, empowering them to influence policy and practice.
The Participation Lead is responsible for the development and delivery of our participation work. This includes supporting the members of Inspire Highland, our youth-led collective voice for young people in Highland. Inspire Highland was established in December 2018 in response to the views of young people with disabilities and additional support needs (ASNs) who expressed the need to have their voices heard. Inspire Highland is a creative, dynamic project which aims to promote the rights, participation and inclusion of all young people (up to the age of 25) who are facing challenges in their lives. The Participation Lead will work along with and line-manage our Youth Participation Worker and Trans / Non-Binary Inclusion Worker.
Inspiring Young Voices has played a key role in the development and drafting of the Highland Community Planning Partnership’s new Integrated Children’s Service Plan (ICSP) 2023-2026. This plan “recognises the necessity for greater active participation of children, young people and families in all aspects of planning and service delivery”. There is now an exciting opportunity for a new Participation Lead to support the implementation of the ICSP through their work with Inspiring Young Voices.
Our approach to our participation work is rights-based and grounded in trauma informed practices and principles to ensure that our charity responds in ways that prevents further harm, supports recovery, addresses inequalities and improves life chances of vulnerable young people in Highland. Our work is grounded in the principles and approaches of youth work and community development, and we adhere to the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council Code of Ethics.
The Participation Lead also promotes children’s rights, inclusion and participation across services, offering training, advice and or support.
We are a small charity and teamwork is essential to our effective functioning and success. It will sometimes be necessary and desirable for team members to share responsibility for a range of tasks such as communications, fundraising, monitoring, administration and reporting for which a larger organisation would have dedicated posts.
Inverness City Heritage Trust (ICHT) is seeking new volunteer members to serve on our Board of Trustees.
Inverness City Heritage Trust is a registered Scottish Charity focussed on the conservation and revitalisation of the city’s historic environment. The Trust currently has four members serving on the Board of Trustees and would like to recruit up to four more committed and enthusiastic individuals to help us manage the delivery of our new forward plan.
Trustees, who contribute their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, should have an active interest in the historic built environment of Inverness. We want a lively and diverse board of Trustees, and although no prior experience is necessary, we would be interested to hear from individuals with skills and experience in:
New Start Highland is looking for a technology graduate with an excellent understanding of digital solutions to take on the exciting and rewarding role of Graduate Business and Digital Efficiency Co-ordinator.
This post is under HIE’s Graduate Technology Placement Programme.
New Start Highland is an innovative organisation which creates opportunities for transformation in people’s lives. We offer a range of services and several commercial enterprises ranging from Removals to Furniture Retail. We are looking to maximise the benefits of digital technology. We want to enhance our operational performance and optimise our business processes.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven, enthusiastic person who wants to grow, learn and be part of a positive work environment. You will be an excellent communicator, create great working relationships and be adaptable. Eligibility for the Graduate Technology Placement Programme is essential.
New Start Highland is looking for a technology graduate with an excellent understanding of digital solutions to take on the exciting and rewarding role of Graduate Business Information Co-ordinator. This post is under HIE’s Graduate Technology Placement Programme.
New Start Highland is an innovative organisation which creates opportunities for transformation in people’s lives. We offer a range of services and several commercial enterprises ranging from Removals to Furniture Retail. We are looking to maximise the benefits of digital technology. We want to develop a CRM spanning the full range of our activities.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven, enthusiastic person who wants to grow, learn and be part of a positive work environment. You will become part of a forward thinking team. Eligibility for the Graduate Technology Placement Programme is essential.
Could you be Key?
Being a support worker is a role where you can make every day matter. It's a job with challenges that make your heart beat faster, where you can give something of yourself and empower amazing people on their journey through life.
At key we support disabled people of all ages to make every day matter.
We are passionate about being the very best employer we can be, ensuring our staff feel well supported and valued in their roles. As well as being part of a supportive, local team you will be eligible for:
• Hourly rate of £11.00* (Induction rate £10.90) - *pay award pending.
• Sleepover hourly rate of £10.90.
• Competitive annual leave and company sick pay.
• Enhanced pay for work on targeted Public Holidays.
• Paid Membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
• Full, in-depth training for your role.
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support provided to achieve this.
• Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential counselling, advice and support on a wide range of issues.
• A Workplace Pension.
• Free access to occupational health support.
• Credit Union Membership.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Costco Membership.
• Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket registration which offer a range of discounts and savings.
• Concerts for Carers registration.
Join us and make every day matter! Support Workers and Relief Support Workers.
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
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.