Ochil Tower School is an independent charity offering education, care and therapy services for children and young people with complex additional support needs on a residential and day basis. Our pupils come from a range of local authorities across Scotland. We have an ambitious development plan which includes an extension to our 52 week provision for all our children and young people and opening our 5th house on site, which follows on from the establishment of a Life Skills Centre for our senior pupils (18-21 years).
Ochil Tower School is part of the international Camphill Movement.
Our Vision- To be recognised as a centre of excellence where our children and young people can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and unfolding of individual potential.
Our Mission - To create a community where our children and young people feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth; a place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.
We are seeking to appoint an Operation Manager (Care) who will lead on the delivery of our vision and continue to foster an inclusive approach amongst all colleagues to ensure we optimise the outcomes for the children and young people who attend Ochil Tower School.
You will assist the Head of Care with Leadership and Management for the delivery of a specialist residential service for pupils with additional complex support needs, by being visible and having an operational background.
You will have extensive operational experience, working in children's residential with a minimum of 5 years managing services. You will be qualified to meet the registration requirements which will include Leadership and Management Award (SQA Level 10) and SVQ Level 4 in Social Care or Equivalent with clear evidence of commitment to continuous professional development.
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a Justice Advocacy Worker to join our Support Services team. Part of the Rape Crisis National Advocacy Project, this role will provide specialist support and advocacy for survivors age 16+ who are considering reporting to police, or who are already engaged in the criminal justice system following a sexual crime. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will work with a range of stakeholders. Experience of providing support and/or advocacy to individuals affected by trauma is essential, alongside a commitment to working within a gendered analysis of Violence Against Women.
RASAC P&K welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and women with disabilities. We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to PVG.
Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery are seeking new board members to increase and strengthen our governance team. We are keen to engage with those who are invested in achieving positive outcomes for the nursery which operates as a Community Interest Company in Eastern Perthshire.
Wild Sparks nursery opened in January 2017 and serves approximately 30 families each year with children aged 3 – 7 years. We are passionate about providing young children with high quality early learning and childcare through a play based and nature focussed pedagogy. The nursery is based in a woodland and our team have developed innovative ways to meet the statutory requirements of early learning and childcare whilst working entirely outdoors.
Our service creates local jobs in a rural environment and involves management of a private 7 acre woodland site. We are committed to inclusion and children’s rights and are passionate about supporting children to be active agents of their own learning, primarily through play and exploration.
We are seeking board members who share our vision and ethos and can provide focused support and professional advice with key decisions and strategies to uphold sustainability and quality throughout the service, and support us through any unexpected challenges.
The duties of our Board are:
We look to attract a range of skills and experience to ensure we have a balanced group of individuals on our Board. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have experience in governance, finance and early years leadership within the PVI sector.
Commitment involves attendance at 4-6 meetings per year, either online or in person, and support with planning, research and advocacy to enable us to uphold our aims and achieve financial and systemic sustainability.
Ideally, we want to appoint people within driving distance of the nursery, however we will consider board members who can work remotely and communicate online. This is an unpaid position.