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.
At Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey CAB, we are a friendly team of over 70 employees and volunteers delivering a busy advice service to members of the public. We strive to deliver a good quality service that meets the needs of our clients in a non-judgemental and confidential manner.
We are looking for a receptionist to support the smooth running of our office and ensuring that clients who contact the bureau (by telephone, in person or email) receive excellent customer service which meets their individual needs. We are interested to hear from good team players who have experience of working in a similar environment and are confident in dealing with clients who may be vulnerable or have multiple needs. You will have a strong customer focus and treat everyone in a non-judgemental and respectful manner. You will have administrative experience and be comfortable using Microsoft office.
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.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions? SCVO are looking for an experienced highly motivated payroll individual to join our busy payroll team. Our payroll service provides payroll to over 400 organisations across the voluntary sector in Scotland, processing monthly, weekly and fortnightly payrolls to over 7500 employees.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector. Our mission is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy.
We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Ross-shire, Highland.
You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes being responsible for one to one support, including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.
You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, your colleagues across the Outreach Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. Working alongside our Highland team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the mental health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.
A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.
If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.
If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why work with us?
Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.
Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.
We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.
Professional development including funded opportunities.
A generous 37 days’ holiday.
A 35-hour working week & access to a 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
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.
Victim Support Scotland – Empowering People Affected by Crime
We put victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do so they are heard, have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure, and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference.
Who We Are?
Victim Support Scotland provides support and information to people affected by crime and campaigns for victim and witness rights. Regardless of whether a crime has been reported, or when it happened, our services are free, confidential, and tailored to individuals’ needs.
• Our Vision is that people affected by crime – victims, witnesses, and their families – are treated with dignity and respect and are at the heart of the justice in Scotland.
• Our Mission is to ensure that all those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences.
All our work is guided and underpinned by our six core principles of being engaging and compassionate; inclusive and accessible; person-centred; adaptive, flexible, and responsive; collaborative; and knowledgeable and skilled. Now is the time to join Victim Support Scotland, helping us work towards the ambitions of our 5-year plan: Empowering people affected by crime: VSS Strategy 2021-2026.
What is the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as peripatetic Support Co-ordinator, working 35 hours per week. Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met.
If you are looking for a role with a purpose, where you can really make a difference, then this may be the role for you.
Primary location: Inverness however to be flexible to travel throughout the Highlands & Islands is required including the Western Isles and Northern Isles.
What you’ll need to be successful
We are looking for someone who is experienced in a similar role and have evidence of continuing professional development, effective leadership style, able to build confidence, motivate and improve performance. Analytical skills, must be able to understand, collect, analyse, report and present data. The ability to challenge stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and bias. Good working knowledge of the voluntary/charity sector is required, as is a willingness to be flexible in working hours and able to travel as required.
Please note - This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check, references, and proof that you have the right to work in the UK.
What we offer?
When you work for Victim Support Scotland, your wellbeing is important to us. Not only do we offer an enhanced annual leave package of 39 days (pro-rata), but you will also have access to our free health cash plan which includes cover for you and your family across a range of benefits, which include, dental cover, access to a virtual GP, counselling, legal support and discounts on gym memberships, cinema tickets, retail and much more. In addition we offer a generous pension, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to a credit union. Supporting employee development is important to us and we offer comprehensive learning and development opportunities.
Blythswood Care is a Christian charity committed to education, community and gospel, and so impacting hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe, Africa and Asia every year.
We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and the ability to build relationships, inspire and motivate major donors and fundraising groups and encourage volunteers.
You will also work to raise awareness of the charity through meetings and exhibitions and speak about our work at churches, schools and groups, enthusing all age-groups about Blythswood’s mission.
This post has an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 that the post holder be a practising Christian as set out in the person specification.
Based at our Head Office in Evanton, this full-time position requires flexible working and commitment to the objectives of Blythswood Care.
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
The post holder will be responsible for supporting development of the Community Justice Partnership join plans and activities to strengthen activity across a wide range of key focus areas, including but not limited to: the development of Community Payback Orders in third sector and community groups, events for partnership working across sectors and organisations, the development of an information and signposting website and commissioning of research.
• Working 1-1 with organisations and key stakeholders to support their involvement and engagement with the CJP and Community Justice.
• To support information sharing opportunities for developing new areas of collaboration and facilitating that where possible.
• Manage the new CJP Website, including managing and maintaining a wide range of information for publication and sharing in other formats.
• Support the publication and delivery of newsletters and information for the CJP and other stakeholders.
Research and Data
• Support the maintenance for the CJP data dashboard
• Lead on the management of research commissioned
• Support the development of confidence and engagement of the Third Sector as a support for delivery of CPOs, supporting communities to maximise the payback opportunities.
As a team member
• Work collaboratively and support the CJP Manager in a wide range of tasks
• Be professional, working respectfully and honestly
• Undertake any other reasonable task
We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Regional Family Support Coordinator (RFSC) to support and promote the work of Families Outside in Highlands and Islands.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the North of Scotland regional team, within our national Family Support division, supporting people in Highlands and Islands with someone in prison and/or families with a family member resident in HMP Inverness. Our Regional Family Support Coordinator (RFSC) will:
This role will be based primarily from Inverness Justice Centre with a mix of hybrid and in-person working.
We are looking for an individual who is:
If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.
Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families.
Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.
The post holder will be responsible for supporting volunteers and placements in the café, ensuring their competency and providing training to grow confidence. The role will specifically work with Criminal Justice Social Work to ensure that we are able to provide placements for people on Community Payback Orders (CPOs) and to pair them with support from volunteers already trained and able to provide support and guidance in the role.
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.