Borders Wheels is a new voluntary organisation providing transport service for people who are isolated or have mobility difficulties in the Scottish Borders. It is being formed as a result of merging community transport services in different parts of the Scottish Borders.
We are seeking a first Chief Executive to provide leadership in establishing the new organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact in improving the mobility of older, disabled and other people who have limited transport options in the Scottish Borders. You must have experience of managing staff and budgets. Experience of managing community transport services would be an advantage but is not essential.
Borders Wheels is a new organisation which will provide community transport services across the Scottish Borders. It is being formed from the merger of community transport services previously managed by the Bridge (Scottish Borders Community Development Company) and BAVS (Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service). We aim to develop a new organisational strategy to take the organisation forward, to maintain and improve our current services, but also to develop new and innovative ways to meet the mobility needs of our users and potential users. The Bridge (soon to be reformed as Borders Wheels) is a Company Limited by Guarantee No 305830. Scottish Charity No SC037646.
We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial matters.
We would be keen to hear from someone who would like to become part of our dedicated and passionate team of Trustees and staff. You should have finance/accounting experience and knowledge of financial systems and reporting.
We work with people and providers to promote equality and support change in health and social care. We do this by developing partnerships between people with lived experience, carers, third sector organisations, the health and social care partnership and other relevant organisations – to promote good practice in the co-production of health and social care services.
The Board of Trustees comprises local providers and individual members of Borders Care Voice. It meets four times a year (remotely just now) and holds the annual general meeting between September and December.
Travel costs and all out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.
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.