The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (the Students’ Association) is a representative body for students at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), one of the most exciting education providers in the country with a focus on tertiary education.
It's an exciting time to join the Association: we have just recruited a new CEO, due to start in December, and following a restructure, this role (Director of Student Engagement and Representation) and the role of Director of Operations were created with staffing changes to other roles within the Student Engagement department too.
If you are passionate about changing the lives of students and ensuring they are integral to enhancing the student experience, this could be the role for you… The role will provide strategic leadership, direction and drive in relation to the Students’ Association’s services, representation and opportunities for members. The successful candidate will be responsible for student representation – both in terms of democratically elected Representatives and Class Reps, democracy and governance. You would be responsible for supporting and coaching the staff as well as empowering student leaders to achieve excellence, fostering a culture where staff and students can create positive change.
UHI is unique in its geography; this role will have oversight of the development of each of the regions whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with each of the Academic Partners.
Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading HIV and hepatitis C charity. We are at an exciting point in our history as Scotland strives to reach the goal of zero new HIV transmissions by 2030, and we are determined to play an essential role in getting us there.
The post of Health Improvement Coordinator is an opportunity to reach out to communities disproportionately affected by HIV, in particular gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men, and people from African communities or of African heritage. The Coordinator will educate and raise awareness of HIV, offer advice and support around HIV prevention, including HIV testing in community settings and access to condoms. The role will also provide support services for all people living with HIV in the Highland area, through community-based interventions focusing on reducing HIV stigma and improving wellbeing. The post holder will manage a caseload and work with individuals to better understand their needs and identify opportunities for them to develop.
As part of the Health Improvement Team, this post will collaborate with other team members to develop learning, skills, and best practice to support individuals. The post holder will also take part in prevention work such as HIV testing and awareness raising at events aimed at engaging those at higher risk of HIV transmission.
We are looking for someone who can bring the following attributes to the role:
This role offers an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of people living with HIV and plays a vital role in Waverley Care and Scotland's ambition to reach zero new HIV transmissions by 2030. Visit waverleycare.org for more information.
CR Pathways is a national award-winning charity dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those on the edge of care and in need. Our in-school mentoring has proven to have profound impacts on young people; boosting their confidence, improving wellbeing and encouraging achievement and post-school progression. At present MCR mentors make and experience a life changing difference to over 4,000 young people from across the country.
We are looking for an outstanding Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Manager based in the North of Scotland - covering primarily the Highland area but also supporting the team in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The role will focus on forming leading partnerships with key public and private sector organisations to drive mentor recruitment and also help create other opportunities for MCR young people. You will represent the regional mentor recruitment team, input to schools’ teams and meet targets to ensure we have as many mentors local to each school as our young people need.
You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every partner, volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR cause. This is exceptional relationship building and inspirational championing of the MCR cause in practice. You will be a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and resilient person with a strong and practical belief in addressing inequality. You will be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, employers and the local communities we serve.
There will be significant travel involved in this role so the successful candidate must have a driving licence and access to a car.
What I do and what I achieve
• Oversee the safe and efficient operational delivery, practice, and development of services in the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Aberdeenshire
• Lead, support and motivate the team in your specific areas to ensure high quality person-centred service delivery
• Provide strategic leadership for the services in my area and contribute to the strategic development of services nationally as a member of the National Management Team
• Be an active member of the National Management Team and contribute to the implementation of Change Mental Health’s vision, mission, values and strategy
Financial and supervisory responsibility
• Set, manage and oversee local budgets in consultation with the Deputy Director: National Services, Director of Services and the Head of Finance
• Ensure local value for money in the delivery of high-quality services
• Build relationships with key stakeholders to successfully facilitate budget conversations
• Line Manage staff, as required, to ensure the successful delivery of services in specific areas of Scotland
Other key details
• Includes some evening and weekend working where required, time off in lieu will be given in accordance with Change Mental Health’s TOIL policy
• A satisfactory PVG check will be required.
• Being part of an on-call rota to support staff, as and when required
Who I am
1. Hold the appropriate qualifications to be a Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate, or a willingness to work towards obtaining the appropriate qualifications
2. Passionate about improving the outcomes for people affected by their mental health
3. Demonstratable experience of operationally leading, managing and developing services and line managing staff
4. Evidence of being able to use own initiative and make competent decisions using sound judgement
5. Evidence of problem solving effectively and supporting others to work through complex and difficult situations
6. Experience of successfully leading, managing and supporting a team, keeping them engaged and motivated
7. Ability to innovate, looking to constantly improve what we do and how we can clearly evidence our impact
8. Evidence of being a flexible and strong communicator who builds positive relationships, both internally and externally, and has advanced networking skills
9. Ability to work comfortably with the detail of strong operational service delivery and balancing this with working strategically
10. Evidence of being a reflective practitioner; being comfortable and open to receiving and acting on feedback to improve practice
11. Knowledge and experience of following safeguarding processes and procedures and guiding and supporting others with safeguarding and adult protection concerns
12. IT literate, able to maintain and develop effective administration and information management systems
13. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage a high-volume workload with deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
14. Willingness to travel throughout different parts of Scotland, including national office
Professional development including funded opportunities
A generous 37 days’ holiday
A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan
A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
Cycle to Work Scheme
Blue Light Discount Card
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.