Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org
We are recruiting a Workforce Manager (Retention) to manage the development and delivery of childminder retention pilot models in our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland.
The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing a retention models team as well as working collaboratively with the wider SCMA team to deliver our innovative work which focuses on providing Mentoring, Funded Time Off the Floor and Quality & Learning support for childminders. You will work in close partnership with designated local authorities and wider stakeholders.
We require a skilled communicator with the ability to manage and motivate your team, demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation, and focus. You should have a robust understanding of childminding services, current challenges for the childminding workforce and solution focused approaches, including the ability to test and innovate.
Excellent planning, organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should have highly developed written and oral communication skills.
Initial funding is until March 2025, however this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis. The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).
Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.
Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future
Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service.
Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org
We are recruiting three Workforce Officers to help us expand the childminding workforce as part of our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the numbers of childminders across Scotland.
The successful applicants will work to support potential new childminders by delivering a childminding recruitment model in local authority areas. You will work closely with the Workforce Manager, using SCMA’s successful childminding specific model.
The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.
The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and
occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).
Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.
About Aberlour …
We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.
We continue to grow year on year and central support functions such as our finance team, are critical in ensuring our services can provide the best care possible.
This post is initially offered as a 6-month contract to assist with our continued growth, but with the possibility of becoming permanent. The post holder can work from home but will be expected to attend team meetings in Stirling and may require some travel to services.
What we are looking for...
You will support, guide and provide financial expertise across a portfolio of services. You will prepare and monitor budgets giving guidance around budget management. You will prepare forecasts, projections and costings in conjunction with budget managers. You will conduct internal financial reviews, while working collaboratively with managers to ensure that any significant budget variances are identified.
You will have experience of working in a similar financial environment and be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of financial systems. Advanced excel skills are essential. You will ideally be AAT qualified or have equivalent knowledge acquired through previous extensive work experience.
Here is what a current member of our finance team has to say about working for Aberlour:
“In Aberlour no two days are the same – but that’s what makes it an exciting place to work. There’s genuine care and passion in the work we are doing and as a Finance Business Partner you are there to help guide and advise your colleagues on many aspects of the organisation and finance. You’re able to use your skill with numbers and systems to really make a difference in the decision making across various departments and services, which ultimately help young people & families. There is a shared sense of achievement, and when a service or project wins funding or gains accreditation/good grading, it’s a success that’s celebrated by all in the organisation.”
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.
Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?
Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?
If so, this is the post for YOU!
About Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow…
Our Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.
What we are looking for....
As a Family Support Worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community.
We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.
Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.
Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.
About Sustain Clackmannanshire
Aberlour Child Care Trust has recently launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire. This service works alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire delivers the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.
Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative new service focuses on supporting young people aged 0 – 18 years, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.
Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.
This post is to provide cover for maternity leave. We expect the post to last for 11 months.
What we are looking for....
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. This post is being offered on a temporary basis until February 2025 to cover Maternity.
Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people.
You will work within a variety of locations in the Clackmannanshire area, including the office base in Alloa, family homes, schools and community settings.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.
The Board is now looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic individual to work with them and the residents of Gargunnock to deliver a professionally-managed, sustainable shop for the village.
The Board has already worked with an architect to complete the planning application and building warrant drawings. The architect will coordinate the tendering process for the work required and work closely with the Project Development Officer during the renovation work.
As part of the fund-raising efforts and to give the community more ownership of the new shop, It is intended that a community shares offer will be launched.
The role will be a contract role, part-time and will comprise of 21 hours per week. Working hours and location will be flexible and contingent upon day-to-day requirements of the project. Some time may be required on site. The role will be for a period of 18 months, with a fixed price contract value of £30,000..
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an established and experienced board over a period of 18 months to deliver an exciting and rewarding project providing real benefit to the community.
A fresh challenge doesn’t always mean starting from scratch – come and tell us your experience.
We all need support, at times, with something.
Disabilities and abilities are not too different – they can be visible, and sometimes, they can be hidden. We enable people to better manage the challenges they face in their lives, by working with them to recognise and build upon their strengths. And often we do this by listening to them, really listening, and working out a plan of support to help.
Understanding the role
These roles will involve different aspects of supporting people, including;
• Social Support to ensure people have a valued role in their community
• Medication Support to keep people safe with their prescribed medication
• Personal Care to assist people to maintain their wellbeing, including supporting individuals to maintain their personal hygiene and to manage their personal appearance through assisting them with a variety of tasks such as support with bathing and assisting with continence care
• Practical Support to helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.
• 35 days’ holiday per year (pro rata)
• Time and a half payment for any time worked over 37.5 hours per week
• Carr Gomm will reimburse the SSSC fee for all new workers applying for SSSC registration
• Recommend a Friend Scheme (T&Cs apply)
• Additional mileage contributions of 45p per mile
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support from a dedicated team
• Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and sick leave
• A Defined Contribution pension scheme, with incremental employer contributions
• Membership to Lifeworks; employee well-being and perks platform
• Membership of a credit union
• Cycle to work scheme
• Discounts with leading hotels; and more!
If your experience matches our services, why not apply to work as a Support Practitioner with Carr Gomm?
If you are qualified, your starting salary can rise to your experience. Just complete the form on our website.
The best applicants tell us what it is about themselves that make them a good fit for 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.