The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent young people and adults.
As the National Body for Neurodiversity, we are a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for the better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people. The role of Director of Services carries strategic significance in our organisation and will impact significantly on our future direction and focus.
With responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of Donaldsons’ wellbeing and adult services, embedding both best practice and the highest standards of safeguarding, you will play a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent young people and adults by ensuring Donaldsons continues to provide relevant person-centred services that meet both current and future needs. As an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of our key priorities.
An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing registered services that support people in a person-centred and outcome-focused way. Bringing knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy landscape that drives service development and funding, the successful candidate will also bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent young people and adults are supported more effectively.
Working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees you would be joining Donaldsons at a critical time for the development of further opportunities for neurodivergent people in Scotland.
NB: Donaldsons operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Linlithgow, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.
Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
As the National Body for Neurodiversity, we are a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.
We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.
Together, we’ll find your voice.
Individual Capability - Everyone has their individual capabilities; we find them. We help people reach their own potential. We loosen the confines and remove the barriers. We believe in every single person. Treating people as individuals shows we are flexible in our approach.
Creativity- We are curious, forward-thinking and always looking for a better way. One day, we will be truly pioneering.
Human Dignity- We have integrity. We treat everyone with respect. We listen.
Compassion - We understand. We have empathy. We are kind and caring.
Openness and Honesty - By being open and honest, we earn trust. From that, we build rewarding relationships.
Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference to tenants and communities, and lead the largest West Lothian based Housing Association on its journey from good to great?
Almond Housing Association is based in Livingston and has a number of exciting opportunities for the right individuals to join its Board of Management, as well as positions available to join the Board of Management for its subsidiary company, Almond Enterprises Limited. These are voluntary roles with no financial remuneration however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Almond Housing Association
Almond HA owns over 2,500 properties, 655 garages, and delivers a factoring service for 176 properties. With a rental income in excess of £13m and over 45 employees, Almond HA is a values-driven organisation with a mission to deliver ‘homes, people and communities to be proud of’. We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and suitably skilled individuals to join our Board of Management, which is responsible for overall governance and financial management, business development and growth, investment in housing, related services and its people.
Commitment and relevant experience are valued as much as knowledge and qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with fellow Board members and the senior team and have an ability to grasp complex issues quickly, make considered and informed decisions and have the ability to challenge constructively in a Board environment.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other relevant experience. To complement the existing range of expertise on the Board, we would be particularly keen to hear from applicants that have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Tenant perspective/customer focus
• Community development/grant funding
• Human Resources
• Information Technology (technical aspects)
• Net zero/climate change management
Almond HA Board members are expected to attend evening meetings five times during the year, and two strategy meetings at our Livingston office. Additionally, Board members will be expected to undertake relevant training from time to time. An Induction programme, training and Board ‘buddy’ will be provided. Successful applicants will join the Board as co-optees, until formal election at the Annual General Meeting in September.
Almond Enterprises Limited (AEL)
AEL is seeking a new Chairperson and Board Members from candidates with a keen interest in driving the strategic direction and growth of organisation to maximise the benefit to the local community.
AEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Almond HA, and is an established social enterprise, working for over fifteen years to provide cleaning and environmental services throughout West Lothian.
Whilst much has been achieved by AEL since its inception, we recognise that it has the ability and resources to do much more. As a subsidiary of Almond HA, it has the ability to deliver real impact within the community and to assist the parent company in achieving the aims of its community impact strategy.
The subsidiary receives support from the Almond HA Board and senior management team. Almond HA delivers large programmes of planned and cyclical maintenance works and there is significant opportunity for AEL to deliver additional workstreams. We are also keen to create training and employability opportunities for our local communities. AEL is a Real Living Wage employer, and it is proposed that as the scope of services increase the terms and conditions offered to the team will be enhanced.
The roles of Chair and Board members represent an exciting opportunity to lead AEL through a period of significant growth as it looks to realise its significant potential and increase its considerable positive impact within West Lothian. Commitment, enthusiasm and relevant experience are valuable assets. We would welcome all applications and particularly from those with knowledge or experience in the following areas:
• Managing and delivering property related services
• Third sector knowledge
Ideally, we are looking for individuals with an appetite and drive to help AEL increase its activity and range of services. We would love to hear from you if you think you can bring added value, experience, and leadership to the Board. Previous experience as a Board member is not required as induction and training will be provided. The Board currently meets remotely 3 times each year and once in person – in the early evening.
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.
St Michael’s Parish Church is looking for someone to strengthen outreach by engaging in community auditing in Bridgend, Torphichen and Avonbridge, and to run and develop the Community Drop-In in Bridgend.
The successful candidate will have significant recent experience of undertaking a community audit and consultations in partnership with others.
We are looking for a creative and lively committed Christian with an active Church connection (Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010).
We are looking for one full time (35-hour post Mon-Friday 9-4.30pm) and one part time (28 hour post Tuesday – Friday 9.4.30pm)
This role focusses on offering practical and emotional support to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. Support is offered to children and young people who are living in our safe accommodation and on an outreach capacity. A critical part of the role also includes providing groupwork and childcare support to enable women to attend our recovery focused programmes. The preferred candidate(s) will have at least 2 years’ experience working with children and young people and casework experience. The successful candidate(s) must be a driver with access to their own vehicle and should have an SVQ level 3 (Children and Young People) or equivalent qualification.
We are looking for two full time (35-hour post Mon-Friday 9-4.30pm)Women’s Support Workers.
This role focusses on offering practical and emotional support to women who have experienced domestic abuse. Support is offered to women who are living in our safe accommodation and on an outreach capacity.
The successful candidate(s) will have at least 2 years of experience in a role where you have supported vulnerable clients. You will also hold an SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to undertake this upon completion of your probationary period.
To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Property and Maintenance Worker to join our property team. This Property role provides an opportunity to be part of our well-established Supported Accommodation Project which supports homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation. The Property and Maintenance Worker will support our West Lothian Housing Services team with practical, hands-on activities related to housing management, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments, and property refurbishment and renovation.
Full job description is in the application pack below.
Are you passionate about making a difference to peoples lives? Do you envision a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential? Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for a dynamic, creative and motivated individual to join us in our new exciting role of Fundraising Officer.
Are you organised and able to juggle several priorities at the same time? Do you have a good understanding of charity bookkeeping and aren’t scared by multiple funding streams? Have you worked with CRM’s before and are happy to learn more? Are you comfortable working on your own? If yes, then this job could be for you. Especially if you want to work for an organisation who supports children and young people and makes a big difference to families impacted by severe eczema.
About Eczema Outreach Support
Eczema Outreach Support (EOS) is a UK-wide charity supporting children and young people with eczema and their families. Originally set up in Scotland in 2011, we now have over 4,000 member families living across the UK.
At EOS, we want every child with eczema to thrive. We believe that having eczema should not – and will not - stop children's ambitions and dreams. By providing direct practical advice and emotional support to whole families, we empower young people to take back control of their health and break isolation. Our goal is for every child with eczema to know they are not alone.
We deliver a range of activities including one-to-one support via phone & email, we deliver face-to-face events and online activities, such as our virtual High Five Club for kids aged 3-10 and tailored support for teenagers. We also work directly with schools, as well as creating and sharing informative social media content on eczema. We also support families on a wider scale by inputting into eczema research, taking part in clinical networks and raising awareness of the impact of the condition on families’ lives. Our work is always guided by the needs of our members.
We are a small team making a big impact and we can only achieve this by valuing and supporting our people to deliver great work. Recognising the individual strengths of our team and being a flexible and supportive employer are key to our success.
About the Role
Our Business Support Officer will provide vital support across a range of areas including finance, administration and IT so EOS can deliver high quality support to families. You would be the main office contact for EOS which would include periods of lone working. This is a diverse and interesting opportunity to bring your organisational and problem-solving skills and play a key role in our small and passionate team.
We are seeking a new member of staff to join our team delivering community mental health and wellbeing services within West Lothian.
Our community mental health and wellbeing service in West Lothian supports people aged 55 and over in a variety of ways to live the life they want to live. Our approach is recovery focussed and works alongside people; drawing on their personal strengths and assets within their local communities.
Extensive travel should be expected as part of this role, and as such a driving licence/access to your own transport would be advantageous.
If you have experience in development work, supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing and are passionate about enabling people to fulfil their potential, we’d love to hear from you!