Bethany Christian Trust
Bethany Christian Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC003783

Transforming Lives across Scotland

Current vacancies

Project Worker- Anne Hope House

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,380
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2024

Are you a female that has a heart and passion for creating a safe place for women in a therapeutic residential community?

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs. Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for a Project Worker, who will work as part of a team seeking to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of women with multiple complex needs. As part of a team you will ensure the smooth daily running of the therapeutic centre and help to create a safe supportive caring and empowering environment for service users.

Your main tasks include managing a case-load of support clients: assisting them in their stay by key working them, assisting them set and meet goals leading to resettlement. You will also provide appropriate emotional and practical support to service users assisting in budgeting, debt management, addiction support, household routines, arranging specific specialist help, liaising with other external agencies. Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and the ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour are needed for the role. SVQ3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a Housing Support Worker, or willingness to work towards this is essential.

At Bethany we are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service. We also provide enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption. Bethany also provides a company pension scheme and a death in service benefit scheme.

Successful applicants for this post will require an membership of the PVG scheme.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

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Homelessness Prevention Coordinator North – North Scotland

  • Part time
  • £31,298 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen and Inverness
  • Closing 21st March 2024

We are looking for a manager to lead our established Community Support and Development team in Aberdeen and Inverness. The post will oversee a team of four staff members (1.6 FTE).

Our targeted homelessness prevention projects are tailored to local needs and work in partnership with churches. We engage with individuals in communities to revitalise areas where the potential for homelessness is a real concern.

The role will involve overseeing a variety of work including the work of an existing Community Development Worker who oversees a drop-in on King Street in Aberdeen, Recovery & Resettlement Workers in Aberdeen and Inverness and a Women and Families Worker based in Torry.

Candidates will require significant experience and passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals and a personal drive to see positive change in lives of people on the margins of society.

The role is open to opportunities for flexible working in conversation with the Director of Homelessness Prevention.

At Bethany we are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service. We also provide enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption. Bethany also provides a company pension scheme and a death in service benefit scheme.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

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Cook- Bethany House, Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Bethany House
  • Closing 27th February 2024

Bethany House is a resettlement accommodation unit which supports men and women who are homeless.

We are looking for an individual who both has a passion for cooking and a passion for serving vulnerable groups of people. This post holder will work in the kitchen 3 days per week and cook dinner for 28 residents of Bethany House. They will also work as a team to gather menu ideas and work around specific dietary requirements. They will also work with others in the team to monitor the food supplies and order food when needed.

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Addiction Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £26,357 pro-rata
  • Bethany House
  • Closing 27th February 2024

Bethany House is a resettlement accommodation unit which supports men and women who are homeless.

We are are looking for an addiction worker with prior experience in homelessness and addiction services. The ideal candidate will possess qualifications in counselling and addiction, or be committed to obtaining them.

The job will be based in Bethany House and consists of managing an ongoing case-load of support for clients needing specialist support and assisting them to set and meet goals leading to resettlement. The post holder will also run group work and drop in sessions for the residents of Bethany House and offer training sessions, addiction advice and general support to staff within the Bethany House team.

At Bethany we are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service. We also provide enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption. Bethany also provides a company pension scheme and a death in service benefit scheme.

Successful applicants for this post will require an membership of the PVG scheme.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

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Bethany Christian Centre Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,380
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th February 2024

As a Project Worker, you will be involved in the day-to-day running of a residential unit, providing emotional and practical support to 16 adult male residents in overcoming addiction, and enabling them to live independently through support planning, assessments and key working and delivering group-work sessions.

As an excellent team player with great communication skills, you will have experience and knowledge of our service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft Office tools is essential. SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable, coupled with experience in a Residential/Housing support setting.

This post is restricted to male applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-male residents.

We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.

  • Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service.
  • Bethany provides enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption.
  • Bethany operates a company pension scheme to which all staff are auto-enrolled, with option to opt out. We will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%.
  • Bethany provides a death in service benefit scheme.
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Corporate and Community Fundraising Team Lead – Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £31,298 – £34,836 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2024

Each year, with the help of around 3,000 volunteers and 230 staff, Bethany Christian Trust helps over 7,000 people throughout Scotland who are homeless or in crisis. We achieve this by providing emergency and supported accommodation, projects and services that help people build resilience to the challenges that often lead to someone becoming homeless.

Our Fundraising Team is looking for a Corporate and Community Fundraising Team Lead who believes in the mission of Bethany Christian Trust and has an exceptional drive for furthering its fundraising efforts and developing its relationships with Churches, schools, organisations and corporate bodies. You will provide leadership and work alongside the Community Fundraising Team who organise events and build relationships with churches and businesses across Scotland to increase awareness of Bethany Christian Trust and raise vital funds for our services. The team is public-facing and spends much time reaching out to people through talks, event participation and community groups. This role is perfect for someone who is outgoing and organised.

You will be part of our large energetic fundraising team and be willing to support colleagues from its different divisions: Individual Giving, Trust and Grants Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity to accurately present and promote our work to supporters so that together, we can work towards ending homelessness in Scotland, one person at a time. You will be located in our head office at Bonnington Road in Leith, Edinburgh.

As a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to provide evidence of an active Christian faith and commitment.

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Retail Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,799
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Looking to make real and visible contribution and turning compassion into action for the homeless and vulnerable in Scotland? Search no more! Our retail division are enhancing their team with the exciting new role of Retail Coordinator.

Our retail division is enhancing its team with the exciting new role of Retail Coordinator.

The purpose of this role is primarily to provide high-quality administrative support to our Head of Retail and our Shop Managers. This will involve coordinating key functions of retail such as our EPOS System, Gift Aid, marketing, reporting, shop promotions, health and safety. The post holder will be based at our office on Bonnington Road, but the role will require regular visits to each of our eight retail locations across Edinburgh, East Lothian and Glasgow. Strong administration, communication and problem-solving skills are essential to this role, and retail experience is preferable.

Our mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long-term needs of people who are homeless and vulnerable in Scotland. To support us in achieving that, our eight charity shops aim to successfully raise our profile, generate significant shop income and increase donations.

As a proactive and organised individual, you will contribute towards Bethany’s Retail success by assisting the Head of Retail and Shop Managers to meet our strategic and operational goals. As Retail Coordinator, you will be required to work independently, prioritise and complete varied tasks, including providing retail insights in data analysis, complex organisation of staff, coordinating training and planning future events. You will be responsible for maximising Gift Aid income and will have regular shop visits across the Central Belt.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment

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SharePoint IT Operator

  • Part time
  • £26,357 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th January 2024

We are looking for an IT Operator to assist with the rollout of SharePoint across the organisation, providing instruction to staff and one-to-one support in person and online to different teams in the various locations Bethany operates in.

Main responsibilities are to:

  • Effectively communicate concepts of SharePointOnline to staff and volunteers who are new to the software and perhaps not technically minded by creating an induction presentation for staff and delivering it to all teams in Bethany.
  • Construct a training blueprint for SharePointOnline basic features for staff to refer to.
  • Travel to Bethany sites to support staff in teams and on a one-to-one basis and feedback to the IT team.
  • Respond to staff problems with SharePoint and create solutions.
  • Work closely with the Senior IT Support Engineer to shape the rollout. Work alongside the rest of the IT team to respond to general enquiries of the IT Team in a busy environment.
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Retail Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Duke St., Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Do you want to make a real and visible contribution to supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Scotland? Are you passionate about helping make a difference? If so, we have an opportunity for you.

Role

As a Retail Assistant, you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

We have five shops in Edinburgh, one in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All of our services focus on relieving immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people from becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany, you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation applicants interested should be in sympathy with and accept the mission, vision and values of the organisation.

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Housing First Practitioner- Fife

  • Full time
  • £25,380
  • Fife
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.

Bethany’s Housing First Fife service is a new service delivering Housing First in Glenrothes, Levenmouth and East Fife. This service was commissioned this year, and is rapidly expanding to meet demand for Housing First in Fife. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a female practitioner to deliver Housing First Support to individuals in our locality.

You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills and you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and the multiple and complex needs faced by many Housing First tenants. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues.

We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.

  • Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service.
  • Bethany provides enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption.
  • Bethany operates a company pension scheme to which all staff are auto-enrolled, with option to opt out. We will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%.
  • Bethany provides a death in service benefit scheme.

Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

There is also an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act that the post be filled by a female, given the requirement to provide support to people where a female practitioner is requested and required, and the need for an additional female practitioners on the team to enable that support to be provided.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Duke St. Shop Manager – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £24,799
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th January 2024

We are looking for a Shop Manager who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those in need while leading a dynamic team? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people from becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany, you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager, you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include actively seeking donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Kharis Court Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,380 – £27,776
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 10th November 2023

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time project worker to join the team at our Kharis Court residential service in West Lothian. The project provides accommodation to young men and women 16-25 years of age in a four bed communal living setting and also within in single supported flats. The project is located in Bathgate, West Lothian.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of the unit, providing emotional and practical support to individuals, and enabling them to learn independent living skills through support planning, assessments and key working. A team player with good communication skills, you will have experience and knowledge of our service user group and their surrounding issues.

Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service. Bethany provides enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption. We also operate a company pension scheme to which all staff are auto-enrolled, with option to opt out. We will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%. Bethany also provides a death in service benefit scheme.

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Stockbridge Shop Manager - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £24,799
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2023

We are looking for a Shop Manager who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those in need while leading a dynamic team? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people from becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany, you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager, you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include actively seeking donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Trusts and Grants Fundraiser – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £27,776
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2023

Role

Each year, with the help of around 3,000 volunteers and 230 staff, Bethany Christian Trust help over 7,000 people throughout Scotland to avoid homelessness. We achieve this by providing emergency and supported accommodation and projects and services that help people build resilience to the challenges that often lead to someone becoming homeless.

Our Fundraising Team is looking for a Trust and Grants Fundraiser who believes in the mission of Bethany Christian Trust and has an exceptional drive for furthering its fundraising efforts by developing its relationships with Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Bodies. Trust and Grant Fundraising has a focus on writing and relationships. It includes creativity, analysis, strategy and spontaneity. It is fast-paced – with several deadlines and multiple collaborators; and slow-paced – with a solitary workload and focused effort. As a Trust and Grants Fundraiser, you will work with a team of three Fundraisers to increase and steward vital Trust and Grant income for Bethany Christian Trust services and projects. You will accomplish this by creating and submitting funding proposals, application forms and funding reports.

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary Fundraising Team and be willing to support colleagues from Individual Giving, Communities and Events, and Marketing. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity on funding applications and reports so that together, we can work towards ending homelessness in Scotland, one person at a time.

As a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence of an active Christian faith and commitment.

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Family Worker – Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £25,380
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd November 2023

We are looking for a Family Worker to support individual families and children, by establishing a consistently present relationship, which promotes overall family wellbeing, engagement in activities, prevention of crisis and a response to need – throughout the year.

The Family Worker will be based in two Glasgow primary schools (Corpus Christi and St. Brendan’s Primary) and will endeavor to develop further approaches to family engagement by working both in the schools and the local community.

Candidates will require experience of working with children and families within educational settings and communities, a demonstrable passion for working collaboratively and compassionately with families and an understanding of the education system in the local authority.

As an employer, Bethany Christian Trust provides 30 days holiday initially to all full-time contracted staff. We operate a company pension scheme and will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%. Optional clinical supervision will be offered in line with best practice and fully funded by Bethany. The role is also open to flexible working in conversation with the UpStream Counselling & Families Manager.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Van Porter – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th October 2023

Situated in Edinburgh, Bethany Logistics plays a crucial role in enhancing our services by transporting and delivering furniture and household items.

We are currently seeking a Van Porter to support our drivers in retrieving and transporting furniture. While having a driver’s license is preferred, it is not mandatory. Given the physically demanding nature of the role, applicants need a strong, hands-on approach. Excellent customer service and communication skills are also a must.

As Bethany is a Christian Organisation, applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the Organisation.

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Support Worker – Edinburgh Move On Support

  • Full time
  • £24,799 – £26,901
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th October 2023

Our Housing Support service offers accommodation and support to individuals who have registered as homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless within Edinburgh.

We are looking for a support worker to deliver Housing Support to individuals across Edinburgh. You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.

  • Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service.
  • Bethany provides enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption.
  • Bethany operates a company pension scheme to which all staff are auto-enrolled, with option to opt out. We will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%.
  • Bethany provides a death in service benefit scheme.
  • The role is also open to flexible working in conversation with the Move On Support Team Leader.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Casual/Pool Care Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh or Bathgate
  • Closing 3rd October 2023

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you have some spare time? Are you passionate about caring for others? If so, we've got something special for you.

Role

This is a wonderful opportunity to serve not just in one service but across several of our therapeutic residential services. The flexibility lets you choose when you are free to work the shifts, be that once in a while or even up to fulltime. Come support both the strong professional teams and the men and women we serve through them.

Responsibilities vary from providing quality support through household activities like cleaning and cooking to undertaking general administrative duties like answering the phone, door keeping, updating files, and ensuring a safe environment within the service.

Be part of any of the following units:

  • Anne Hope House
  • Bethany Christian Centre
  • Bethany House
  • Rapid Re-Accommodation Welcome Centre
  • Kharis Court

Experience and knowledge of our service user group and the issues surrounding them is very helpful, but this is also an opportunity for you to learn on the job. SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable coupled with experience in a Residential/Housing support setting.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Stockbridge Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,799
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

We are looking for a Shop Manager who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Support Worker – Housing Support Fife

  • Full time
  • £24,799 – £26,901
  • Fife
  • Closing 18th September 2023

Are you caring, a team player and passionate about helping vulnerable people meet their housing needs?

Housing Support Fife is a service providing short term housing support in the Levenmouth area. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a male support worker to be part of this team. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to meet their housing needs.

You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ or the willingness to work towards this is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

There is also an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act that the post be filled by a male given the requirement to provide support to service users where a male support worker is required, and the need for additional male support workers on the team to enable that support to be provided.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Trust and Grants Fundraising Team Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,298
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

Each year, with the help of around 3,000 volunteers and 230 staff, Bethany Christian Trust help over 7,000 people, throughout Scotland, to avoid homelessness. We achieve this by providing emergency and supported accommodation and projects and services that help people build resilience to the challenges that often lead to someone becoming homeless.

Our Fundraising Team is looking for a Team Lead who believes in the mission of Bethany Christian Trust and has an exceptional drive for furthering its fundraising efforts by developing its relationships with Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Bodies. Trust and Grant Fundraising has a focus on writing and relationships. It includes creativity, analysis, strategy and spontaneity. It is both: fast paced - with several deadlines and multiple collaborators; and slow paced - with a solitary workload and focused effort. As Team Lead, you will train, mentor and support a team of approximately three Fundraisers to increase and steward vital Trust and Grant income for Bethany Christian Trust services and projects. Together with your team, you will accomplish this by creating and submitting funding proposals, application forms and funding reports. In addition, you will annually develop, and support your team to deliver, Trust and Grant targets and strategies.

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary fundraising team and be willing to support colleagues from Individual Giving, Communities and Events, and Marketing. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity on funding applications and reports, so that together, we can end homelessness in Scotland, one person at a time.

As a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment.

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Bethany House Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,430
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th September 2023

We are looking for two Project Workers at Bethany House to work as part of a team to ensure the unit’s smooth daily running and help create a safe, supportive, caring and empowering environment for residents.

Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people is preferable, whilst experience working within a team and understanding mental health issues, addiction problems, and chaotic behaviour are essential for the role.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to provide evidence of active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership in the PVG scheme.

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Women and Families Worker – Aberdeen

  • Part time
  • £25,380 – £26,357 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 21st September 2023

In partnership with King’s Church, this work will facilitate community-based women and family support within locations across Aberdeen, with a specific focus on Torry. We are looking for a candidate who will ensure good practice, robust monitoring, evaluation and increased partnership working with churches and other organisations around Aberdeen.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting.

If the successful candidate has a qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline at equivalent of SCQF Level 7 their starting salary would be £10,542pa.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female referrals.

This role is completely funded thanks to the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust.

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Caring Christmas Trees Administrator - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th September 2023

Caring Christmas Trees season is coming! This is a good opportunity to create a positive impact on the lives of the homeless and vulnerable individuals in Scotland during the holiday season.

Role

Caring Christmas Trees season is coming! We are looking for an administrator to work within the fundraising team in the run up to the festive season. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail and a skill with data. The job involves maintaining an accurate database of customers, updating the website and ensuring the smooth running of the project. Our ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills as they will be the main point of contact for customers and volunteer queries.

The successful candidate will be based at the Bonnington Road office, working full-time October to January, including some evenings and Saturdays in December.

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Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to help assist project manage the Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre?

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the leadership team of the Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre as it provides accommodation, care and support to individuals who would otherwise be sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh.

As the Senior Team leader you will assist the project management in the organisation of the Welcome Centre. You will be on hand to help and support the large Welcome Centre team in the running of the service. You will work closely with partner agencies, guests and volunteers. A flexible working approach is a key element of this role as it can cover days, nights and weekends.

Good communication skills, along problem solving and decision making are essential.

We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.

  • Bethany provides 30 days of annual leave initially to all contracted staff, rising to a maximum of 40 days depending on length of service.
  • Bethany provides enhanced payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption.
  • Bethany operates a company pension scheme to which all staff are auto-enrolled, with option to opt out. We will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%.
  • Bethany provides a death in service benefit scheme.
  • This post undertakes regulated work as part of the normal duties and therefore requires membership of the PVG (Adult) scheme by the post-holder. Specifically, the regulated work includes providing one to one support on a regular basis to protected adults.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment.

The post holder is required to have an active Christian faith on the basis of the face to face contact the post holder will have with service users.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2023

Role

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre provides emergency accommodation with support to anyone who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Edinburgh. It will re-open in October 2023 and close in April 2024, and we are looking for two Team Leaders to join the team.

Day Shift Team Leader – 7.45am till 8pm (up to 39.375 hours per week)

Night Shift Team Leader – 7.45pm till 8am (up to 39.375 hours per week)

The Dayshift Team Leader role involves working 12-hour day shifts (seven on/seven off), overseeing volunteers and liaising with other agencies to identify suitable accommodation for each individual to move on to.

The Night Shift Team Leader role involves working continuous night shifts (seven nights on/seven nights off), overseeing volunteers and liaising with other support services.

Both Team Leaders will work closely with the Welcome Centre leadership team, with guests and volunteers. Good communication skills, along with problem solving and decision making are essential.

The post is for 31 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 September 2023 till Wednesday 1 May 2024, beginning with a training week (weekdays, 9am-5pm). The project commences on Wednesday 4 October 2023 and ends on Tuesday 30th April 2024.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2023

Role

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre provides emergency accommodation with support to anyone who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Edinburgh. It will re-open in October 2023 and close in April 2024, and we are looking for Project Workers to cover a variety of shifts:

  • Dayshifts – 7.45am to 8pm with an hour break
  • Nightshifts – 7.45pm to 8am with an hour break
  • Twilight shifts – 6pm to midnight or 7.45pm to midnight

The role involves working 12-hour day shifts (usually seven on/seven off) and responsibilities include:

  • Working alongside partner agencies to build support plans for individuals who are staying at the centre to help move guests on to more long-term accommodation
  • Providing advice and information to guests particularly on housing issues
  • Ensuring premises are prepared for reception of guests, monitoring admissions, signing in new guests
  • Supervising guest areas and ensuring that there is order and cleanliness
  • Conducting welfare checks

Please refer to each role’s Job Descriptions for specific tasks.

We are looking for candidates with the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people
  • An understanding of mental health and addiction issues
  • Ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour
  • An SVQ level 3 in Care/Promoting Independence or equivalent is desirable
  • Administrative skills and experienced in the use of Microsoft Office package especially Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to respond to a changing environment
  • Ability to maintain clear & accurate records

The post is for 31 weeks beginning on Monday 25 September 2023 with a training week (weekdays, 9am-5pm). The project commences on Wednesday 4 October 2023 and ends on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

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Move On Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2023

Role

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre provides emergency accommodation with support to anyone who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Edinburgh. It will re-open on Wednesday 4 October 2023 and close on 30 April 2024, and we are looking for a Move On Worker.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide care and support to people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in Edinburgh. As part of a team you will show God’s love to individuals who are struggling and in need of help.

This role has a focus on supporting those who have complicated and limited move on options. You will work alongside partner agencies to build support plans for individuals who are staying at the Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome centre, to help move guests on to more long-term accommodation. A willingness to work hard during busy periods, take part in welfare checks, cleaning, sign in new guests and more.

To facilitate continuity of support, the role involves working standard business hours, Monday – Friday, 9-5. You will need excellent communication and problem solving skills. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

The post is for 31 weeks beginning on Monday 25 September 2023 with a training week (weekdays, 9am-5pm). The project commences on Wednesday 4 October 2023 and ends on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

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Community Resettlement Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,380 – £27,776 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 14th August 2023

‘Connect to Community’ is part of Bethany Christian Trust and seeks to support men and women leaving prison to achieve their goals and to build a positive pathway after prison, by providing a relationship that integrates people in to their local community.

As the demand for this service grows geographically, we are looking for a candidate who will strengthen and develop our existing service. A significant part of the role will be to facilitate volunteer mentoring by working in partnership with churches and other organisations across the wider area of Fife, Dundee and Perth.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team alongside the Referrals and Communications Worker and under the supervision of the Community Reintegration Coordinator.

Starting salary for a successful candidate with an SVQ3 in a relevant qualification would be £26,357 (pro rata). Applications from individuals with and those without a qualification are both welcomed.

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Advocacy Worker – Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £25,380 – £27,776 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2023

Role

For forty years, Bethany Christian Trust has been working in communities in and around Edinburgh. As we’ve immersed ourselves into communities, we’ve seen a demand for advocacy support amongst people with experience of the justice system, people in recovery from substances and those at risk of homelessness.

We are looking for a person-centred candidate who will support the coproduction and delivery of Bethany’s new Access through Advocacy service within community settings. A significant part of the role will also be developing relationships with existing partner organisations and churches around Edinburgh, as well as joining the existing team in Glasgow to continue developing the service.

The principal role of the Advocacy Worker will be to collate information from individuals and advocate with and for people to overcome issues primarily relating to welfare rights, benefits, challenging decisions, resolution of tenancy issues, health rights and accessing the right health provision, fuel insecurity, dealing with bills and understanding bank accounts.

It is essential that you have worked with people that have experienced gaps in systems and problems accessing key services. A qualification in advocacy or a related discipline such as social care at SCQF level 7 is desirable, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification. Such a qualification will influence the initial salary.

As an employer, Bethany Christian Trust provides 30 days of holiday initially to all full-time contracted staff. We operate a company pension scheme and will match any staff member’s pension contribution up to a maximum of 5%. The role is also open to flexible working in conversation with the role’s line manager.

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Fundraising Manager – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £38,720 – £40,633
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th August 2023

Role

We are seeking an ambitious, creative and highly organised individual to drive our fundraising efforts and support our mission of ending homelessness in Scotland, one person at a time. This is an excellent opportunity to lead innovative campaigns, build meaningful partnerships and serve a team of fundraisers towards achieving a significant goal.

The Fundraising Manager is responsible for raising the profile and income of Bethany Christian Trust to support their vital work in ending homelessness in Scotland. The post holder will provide supportive leadership and direction to our Fundraising and Marketing team, which forms part of the Income Generation division. They will manage a diverse range of fundraising disciplines and will inspire and develop their team to achieve targets and fulfilling strategic objectives.

The post holder should have the knowledge to provide leadership within digital technologies, branding and marketing. They will be passionate about providing excellent donor care and stewarding major donors and corporate partnerships. They will ensure an ambitious financial performance from their team, utilising funding opportunities and maximising income generation through a high return on all fundraising projects.

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Care Van Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,330 – £25,380 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th July 2023

We are looking for a Care Van Coordinator to oversee and develop the Care Van service in Glasgow.

An exciting opportunity has opened up in the Crisis Intervention division. We are looking for a Care Van Coordinator to oversee and develop the lunchtime Care Van service in Glasgow.

We are looking for someone who has a real heart to serve the communities of Royston and Parkhead. Someone who has good organizational skills to manage a rota of volunteers to serve alongside in helping some of the most vulnerable people in those areas.

This is a part time role, 12hrs a week. Ideally you will have knowledge and understanding of working with vulnerable groups and will be PVG checked. A full driving licence and preferably experience of driving a long wheel base transit van.

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Recovery and Activities Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £25,380 – £27,776 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 30th June 2023

Are you passionate about substance recovery and preventing homelessness in Dundee?

For the past seven years, Bethany Christian Trust have been delivering a community-based addiction recovery program in Scotland. To accompany this existing work in Dundee, we are looking for a candidate who will deliver recreational activities for people both on the fringes of recovery and in recovery. A significant part of the role will also be to support the facilitation and development of recovery and resettlement work in partnership with churches and other organisations around Dundee.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting. A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is essential, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification.

Starting salary for a successful candidate with an SVQ3 in a relevant qualification would be £26,357 (pro rata). Applications from individuals with and those without a qualification are both welcomed.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check.

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Stockbridge Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,799
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th June 2023

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Facilities & Property Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2023

We are looking for someone to assist the Facilities & Property Services Team in all administration, day to day database management and management reporting with regard to Bethany Christian Trust’s property portfolio and organisational facilities.

As a Facilities & Property Administrator, you will coordinate external contractors and suppliers, including managing deliveries to properties. This may involve arranging fire safety checks, gas contractors, cyclical works and other suppliers or contractors.

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Individual Giving Fundraiser (Data & Insights)

  • Part time
  • £27,776 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / hybrid
  • Closing 10th July 2023

The Fundraising Team is looking for a proactive, methodical and creative fundraiser, who will deliver Bethany’s individual giving strategy, including generating reports and insights, and using data to drive donor engagement and retention, creating engaging campaigns, and developing and recording partnerships on our database.

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary fundraising team, supporting other areas including events and finance. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity so that, together, we can work towards ending homelessness in Scotland one person at a time.

You will receive a hybrid blend of office (Leith, Edinburgh) and home working.

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Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £27,776 pro-rata
  • Hybrid blend of office (Leith, Edinburgh) and home working
  • Closing 19th May 2023

As an experienced, proactive and creative fundraiser or copywriter, you will deliver Bethany’s trust and grants strategy, including researching our projects nationwide, acquiring and retaining funders, creating engaging funding applications, and developing partnerships.

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary fundraising team, supporting other areas including appeals and events. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity so that, together, we can end homelessness in Scotland one person at a time.

You will receive a hybrid blend of office (Leith, Edinburgh) and home working.

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Top job! Director Of Income Generation

  • Full time
  • £55,302
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th May 2023

The Director of Income Generation is a strategic leadership post incorporating operational oversight of income generation within Bethany Christian Trust.

The Director Of Income Generation will be responsible for maximising income generation for Bethany Christian Trust by providing strategic leadership and management of the Income Generation division, including Charity Retail, Fundraising, Bethany Enterprises, Media and Marketing. The post holder will develop and maintain key internal and external relationships and support Bethany’s operational and strategic management through membership of the Executive Management Team and Board.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will be required to undergo a standard disclosure check.

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Van Driver / Team Leader – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £22,245
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th May 2023

Do you want to be part of a team that takes good care of donated items by transporting them to and from Bethany Shops? Do you have excellent driving skills and passionate to help those in need? If so, this role maybe perfect for you.

Role

Based in Edinburgh, Bethany Logistics provides essential logistical support across many of our services by uplifting and delivering furniture and home goods.

We need a Driver/Team Leader to collect and deliver furniture. Applicants must have a clean driving licence & a highly practical hands-on approach for this physically demanding job. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

As Bethany is a Christian Organisation applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the Organisation.

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Van Porter – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th May 2023

Do you want to be part of a team that takes good care of donated items by transporting them to and from Bethany Shops? Are you passionate about helping those in need? If so, this role may be perfect for you.

Role

Based in Edinburgh, Bethany Logistics provides essential logistical support across many of our services by uplifting and delivering furniture and home goods.

We need of a Van Porter to assist our drivers with the collection and delivery furniture. It is desirable but not essential for applicants to have a driving license & a highly practical hands-on approach for this physically demanding job. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

As Bethany is a Christian Organisation applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the Organisation.

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Recovery & Resettlement Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,380 – £27,776 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th May 2023

Are you passionate about substance recovery and preventing homelessness in the north of Scotland?

For the past seven years, Bethany Christian Trust have been delivering a community-based addiction recovery program in Scotland. As the demand for this service grows, we are looking for a candidate who will lead, develop and deliver Bethany’s Bridge to Freedom program within a group setting. A significant part of the role will also be to facilitate and develop recovery and resettlement work in partnership with churches and other organisations around Aberdeen.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting. A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is essential, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Retail Assistant – Duke Street, Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Duke Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 2023

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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Retail Assistant – Haddington Place

  • Full time
  • £21,255
  • Haddington Place, Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 2023

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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Administrator and Communications Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,493 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2023

This role will involve carrying out a range of administrative tasks for our Community Support & Development team in the East of Scotland, based in Edinburgh. Tasks will include dealing with enquiries from members of the public and those who use our services, as well as supporting the community team with publicity, communications and gathering data to assist the monitoring and evaluation process. The role also involves assisting with the recruitment and ongoing support of volunteers, as well as administration of the Learning Centre and overseeing external bookings.

We are looking for candidates with experience in administration work but who also have the character to help create a welcoming, supportive environment for those we support, and who are passionate about seeing lives transformed.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will be required to undergo a standard disclosure check.

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Bethany House Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,430
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2023

Do you wonder what it would be like to help people learn life skills so they can live independently?

Do you have a passion for making a difference in someone's life?

Do you have patience and wants to make people happy?

If you do, we have an opportunity for you.

We are looking for two Project Workers at Bethany House to work as part of a team to ensure the unit’s smooth daily running and help create a safe, supportive, caring and empowering environment for residents.

Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people is preferable, whilst experience working within a team and understanding mental health issues, addiction problems, and chaotic behaviour are essential for the role.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to provide evidence of active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership in the PVG scheme.

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Duke Street Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,849
  • Duke Street Shop, Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th March 2023

We are looking for a Shop Manager who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position will require the Manager to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Team Lead – Individual Giving Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £23,598 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th March 2023

Are you a proactive and creative fundraiser with a passion for social justice and delivering innovative fundraising campaigns?

Role

As an experienced, proactive and creative fundraiser, you will deliver Bethany’s individual giving strategy, including campaign production, acquiring and retaining donors, stewarding major gifts and legacies, and developing philanthropic partnerships. As a team lead you will provide guidance and inspire your team of individual giving fundraisers through mentoring and celebrating successes.

You will be part of the multi-disciplinary fundraising team, supporting other areas including events and digital. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity on fundraising appeals, donor acquisition and stewardship, so that, together, we can end homelessness in Scotland one person at a time.

Hybrid blend of office (Leith, Edinburgh) and home working.

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Support Worker - Bethany Housing First Fife

  • Full time
  • £23,430 – £25,976
  • Office based at Wellesley Road, Methil Fife, service delivery across Levenmouth, Glenrothes and NE Fife
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holders will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.

Bethany’s Housing First Fife service is a new service delivering Housing First in Glenrothes, Levenmouth and East Fife. This is a newly commissioned service, expanding to meet demand for Housing First in Fife. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for two support workers to deliver Housing First Support to individuals in our area.

You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills and you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and the multiple and complex needs faced by many Housing First tenants. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues.

Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Women and Families Worker - Aberdeen

  • Part time
  • £23,430 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th March 2023

We are looking for a Women and Families Worker to facilitate community-based women and family support within locations across Aberdeen, with the main focus being women and families living in Torry.

Role

In partnership with King’s Church, this work will facilitate community-based women and family support within locations across Aberdeen, with a specific focus on Torry. We are looking for a candidate who will ensure good practice, robust monitoring, evaluation and increased partnership working with churches and other organisations around Aberdeen.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting.

If the successful candidate were to have an existing SVQ3 in Social Care or equivalent, they can expect a starting salary of £9,822 per year.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female referrals.

This role is completely funded thanks to the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust.

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Marketing and Communications Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,976 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Are you a creative copywriter, and engaging storyteller? Do you thrive in collaborative working spaces, and enjoy developing content that leaves a lasting impression on those around you? If so, this role in our Marketing and Fundraising team may be perfect for you.

As an experienced marketing practitioner, you will deliver Bethany’s marketing strategy, including website development and maintenance, brand management, and, covering the full marketing mix across multiple media channels and marketing collateral.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting other areas of fundraising including events and retail. Living our values, you will work with colleagues across the charity on marketing planning, promotion, and campaigns, so that, together, we can end homelessness in Scotland one person at a time.

If you would like to hear more about the role in advance of applying, please contact us at HR@bethanychristiantrust.com to speak with someone on our team.

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Project Worker – Kharis Court

  • Full time
  • £23,430
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 14th March 2023

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time project worker to join the team at our Kharis Court residential service in West Lothian. The successful candidate will be required to work shifts to complement the existing team in providing support and warden service to the young people accommodated within the residential unit.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of the unit, providing emotional and practical support to individuals, and enabling them to learn independent living skills through support planning, assessments and key working. A team player with good communication skills, you will have experience and knowledge of our service user group and their surrounding issues.

Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

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Support Worker – Edinburgh Move On Support

  • Full time
  • £22,849 – £25,101
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd February 2023

Would you like to be part of our team supporting individuals and enabling them to achieve permanent housing status and live independently?

Role

Our Housing Support service offers accommodation and support to individuals who have registered as homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless within Edinburgh.

We are looking for a support worker to deliver Housing Support to individuals across Edinburgh. You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As well as the salary noted above, Bethany Christian Trust offer additional benefits such as flexible working, pension contributions and a death in service benefit.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Care Van Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,380 – £23,430 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd February 2023

The Lunchtime Care Van service, which is an extension of the Evening Care Van Service run by Bethany Christian Trust and Edinburgh City Mission, reaches out to people with food and support at 5 different stops throughout the City of Edinburgh, 5 lunchtimes a week and every night of the year. It is driven and operated mainly by church volunteers who provide food, hot drinks, conversation and much needed support to anyone facing homelessness.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the lunchtime service for the Care Van, including:

  • Coordinating a rota for volunteer teams so that all days have a team assigned to them ensuring continuity of service.
  • Preparing sandwiches when volunteers teams are unable to supply their own.
  • Organising food supplies and donations for the provision of the service, and going out with the volunteers on an average of one outreach per week.

A full job description is attached below.

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Night Shift Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,780 pro-rata
  • Anne Hope House – Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th February 2023

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs. Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

Role

We are looking for a Night Shift Worker who will maintain the therapeutic centre as a safe environment for residents as the only waking night shift worker, while promoting a caring environment through high standards of professional practice.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

Your tasks include establishing and maintaining the general security of the building during night shift hours, in accordance with policies and procedures and accepted customs and practices, and, in the absence of a Project Worker, with ‘on-call’ management support, lead shift.

The role is likely to include a fair amount of being offered additional shifts on top of contracted hours. You will also undertake general household duties including the cleaning of public areas during each shift.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and an understanding of mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour are needed for the role.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Deputy Manager - Kharis Court

  • Part time
  • £17,698 – £19,911 pro-rata
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 13th February 2023

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time Deputy Manager to join the team at our Kharis Court residential service for young people experiencing homelessness in West Lothian.

The project provides accommodation to young men and women 16-25 years of age in a four bed communal living setting and also within in single supported flats. The project is located in Bathgate, West Lothian.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of the unit, providing emotional and practical support to staff as they work to support young vulnerable people to learn independent living skills. You will have a proven record in leading/supervising staff with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 4 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a “Supervisor in a Housing Support Service” is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As well as the salary noted above Bethany Christian Trust offer additional benefits such as flexible working, pension contributions, annual leave entitlement, and a death in service benefit.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Community Resettlement Worker (Connect to Community)

  • Part time
  • £23,430 – £25,976 pro-rata
  • Fife, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 7th February 2023

Want to be part of seeing lives transformed?

‘Connect to Community’ is part of Bethany Christian Trust and seeks to support men and women leaving prison to achieve their goals and to build a positive pathway after prison, by providing a relationship that integrates people in to their local community.

As the demand for this service grows geographically, we are looking for a candidate who will strengthen and develop our existing service. A significant part of the role will be to facilitate volunteer mentoring by working in partnership with churches and other organisations across the wider area of Fife, Dundee and Perth.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team alongside the Referrals and Communications Worker and under the supervision of the Community Reintegration Coordinator.

Starting salary for a successful candidate with an SVQ3 in a relevant qualification would be £25,101 (pro rata).

Applications from individuals with and those without a qualification are both welcomed.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010.

Please note that one reference must be from a leader within your church to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check.

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Support Worker – Housing Support Fife

  • Full time
  • £22,849 – £25,101
  • Levenmouth, Fife
  • Closing 20th January 2023

Housing Support Fife is a service providing short term housing support in the Levenmouth area. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a support worker to be part of this team. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to meet their housing needs.

You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ or the willingness to work towards this is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Night Shift Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,651
  • Bethany House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2023

Our Emergency Resettlement Unit is called Bethany House. It accommodates 24 men and 4 women in 6 cluster flats.

We are looking for a Night Shift Worker who will maintain Bethany House as a safe environment for residents while promoting a caring environment through high standards of professional practice.

Your tasks include establishing and maintaining the general security of the building during night shift hours, in accordance with policies and procedures and accepted customs and practices; and upkeep of our 24 hours residential unit.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and an understanding of mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour are essential for the role.

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HR Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,305 – £19,837 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th January 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the People Team, providing administrative support to the team to ensure a quality, accurate and timely service to team members and customers.

In this role you will look after the HR email inbox, assist with monthly payroll changes in conjunction with the finance team, work with the iTrent database and assist with the end to end recruitment process. You will be responsible for coordinating and administering training courses, record keeping, staff surveys and benchmarking exercises.

We are looking for someone who has excellent team work skills, is competent in the use of HR software and Microsoft office, is organised, self-motivated and has great communication skills.

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HR Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,557 – £27,747 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th January 2023

Are you interested in working in a small team that is focused on developing people and building relationships within the organisation? Are you passionate about making a real and positive difference in the lives of the homeless and vulnerable across Scotland? If you answered 'Yes', why not apply to be part of our team?

This is a key role within the HR function, supporting and assisting managers across the organisation in a range of people management and development themes. The HR Officer is an integral and core team member providing expert HR case management advice whilst working proactively to support the HR Manager. The HR Officer will be required to work independently to maintain and prioritise their varied and busy workload.

What we are looking for:

  • CIPD qualified (or working towards).
  • Have a passion for HR.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written with the ability to build professional relationships.
  • Sound administration skills, including HR database and systems experience.
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Experience in providing HR advice across all levels in an organisation.
  • Good knowledge of current employment legislation and best practice
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Required to have a genuine and active Christian faith and commitment
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Retail Assistant – Stockbridge

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,305
  • Stockbridge, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th December 2022

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,430 – £24,557
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd December 2022

Bethany Christian Centre is a supported residential community for men who are homeless, providing assistance to individuals in their recovery from addiction.

As a Project Worker, you will be involved in the day-to-day running of a residential unit, providing emotional and practical support to 17 adult male residents in overcoming addiction, and enabling them live independently through support planning, assessments and key working and delivering group-work sessions.

As an excellent team player with great communication skills, you will have experience and knowledge of our service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft Office tools is essential. SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable, coupled with experience in a Residential/Housing support setting.

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Dayshift Project Worker – Welcome Centre

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th November 2022

We require temporary staff who will work constant day shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). Daytime team hours are from 7.45am to 8pm with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,430 – £24,557
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2022

Are you passionate about leveraging volunteers' passion, skills and abilities to build stronger communities across Scotland?

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to oversee all aspects of volunteer engagement, from recruitment and training to the initial support of all volunteers within our services.

You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining accurate volunteer information through the iTrent database and electronic file system.
  • Ensuring Bethany has volunteers that are well matched to Bethany’s current business needs and future development, including targeted advertising and individual interviews.
  • Overseeing and contributing to ongoing volunteer support and supervision for the purposes of good practice and volunteer retention. This includes posting volunteering reviews and supporting managers and supervisors.
  • Reviewing volunteer systems, policies and administrative practices across Bethany with the aim of Bethany being at the forefront of good practice.
  • Co-ordinating induction, training and ‘thank you’ events for volunteers in order to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to undertake their roles safely and competently and due recognition is given to their contribution to the success of Bethany.
  • Partnering with external organisations in order to widen the volunteering base, e.g. University placements.

We are looking for an energetic candidate with excellent communication skills, who can use their own initiative as well as prioritise tasks, and who has a real passion for volunteering.

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Youth Therapeutic Worker and Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £24,557 – £27,747 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st December 2022

We are looking for a qualified counsellor either accredited or working towards accreditation, to work within our existing therapeutic and counselling service, currently operational within a collection of schools in Glasgow and the community of Parkhead.

This role will have an emphasis on counselling young people within community settings to offer professional assistance aimed at improving mental health, wellbeing and personal development. We aim to provide help in dealing with a variety of issues as well as developing personal coping strategies to ultimately reduce the risk of homelessness.

Candidates will require experience of professional counselling, a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds and a personal drive to see young people thrive, flourish and overcome personal challenges.

The role is open to opportunities for flexible working in conversation with the UpStream Counselling & Families Manager.

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Youth Placement Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £23,430 – £25,976 pro-rata
  • Possilpark
  • Closing 9th November 2022

Bethany Christian Trust works in partnership with Clay Community Church to deliver work placement opportunities within Clay Café to young people. These placements often coincide with completing a Community Achievement Award in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College.

We are looking for a candidate who will lead and facilitate work placements and oversee the running of the café two days a week on a Thursday and Friday.

A significant part of this role will be offering support to young people prior to the commencement of their work placement, during it and following the placement’s completion. A key aspect of the role will be to encourage personal development throughout placements; seeking opportunities to gain new skills, looking at relevant training and qualifications as well as discussing the ‘next steps’ with people towards the end of their work placement.

The successful candidate will work as part of a homelessness prevention team in the West of Scotland. The person will receive support and line management from Bethany’s Homelessness Prevention Manager based in Glasgow.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with young people. Experience of working within hospitality such as a café is desirable but not essential. A willingness to learn skills related to the running of the café is integral to the role.

A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is desirable, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification. Successful candidates with an existing SVQ3 in Social Care or equivalent can expect a starting salary of £24,557(FTE).

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Nightshift Project Worker – Welcome Centre

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2022

We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). You will work in Edinburgh in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

Team Leader hours may become available too.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Casual Retail Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th November 2022

Bethany Christian Trust is looking to recruit bank casual staff for their retail operation; offering shifts across many Edinburgh sites.

Are you a people person?

Do you have a passion for customer service?

Do you love creating an environment which looks creative and inviting for customers?

Would you enjoy taking on a challenge where every day brings new and exciting surprises?

Are you looking to work in a fun environment with a diverse team?

Bethany Christian Trust would love to hear from you.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, interested applicants should be in sympathy with and accept the mission, vision and values of the organisation.

Job Purpose

Assist the Shop Manager as part of a team of staff and volunteers to deliver high levels of customer service, to contribute to the day to day running of Bethany’s shops in a positive manner and to grow the business to support our charitable activities.

Main responsibilities

  • Serve customers on the shop floor
  • Collaborate with others in a team of staff and volunteers
  • Deal with telephone enquiries
  • Prepare, price and display stock items for sale as directed
  • Competent use of the EPOS system
  • Opening up and closing the shop

Schedule:

  • Day shift:
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Retail sales: 1 year (preferred)
  • customer service: 1 year (preferred)

Full job description attached below

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Support Worker - Housing Support Fife

  • Part time
  • £18,279 – £20,080 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 21st October 2022

Housing Support Fife is a service providing short term housing support in the Levenmouth area. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a male support worker to be part of this team. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to meet their housing needs.

You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ or the willingness to work towards this is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

There is also an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act that the post be filled by a male given the requirement to provide support to service users where a male support worker is required, and the need for additional male support workers on the team to enable that support to be provided.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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Nightshift Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,012
  • Edinburgh - reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
  • Closing 4th October 2022

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). You will work in Edinburgh in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

Team Leader hours may become available too.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Retail Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,305
  • Edinburgh and Gullane
  • Closing 20th September 2022

  • 1FTE (37.5 hours/week) at Stockbridge
  • 0.8FTE (30 hours/week) at Haddington Place
  • 0.4FTE (15 hours/week) at Gullane

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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Nightshift Project Worker – Welcome Centre

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2022

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). You will work in Edinburgh in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable. Team Leader hours may become available too.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Dayshift Project Worker - Welcome Centre

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2022

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

We require temporary staff who will work constant day shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). Daytime team hours are from 7.45am to 8pm with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Twilight Project Worker - Welcome Centre

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2022

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

We require temporary staff who will work a twilight shift from 6pm to midnight with a 20 minute break for 30 weeks (hours and pattern negotiable). Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme

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Individual Giving Fundraiser (Data and Insights)

  • Part time
  • £25,976 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th August 2022

Are you passionate about data? Do you want to use your exceptional data management and analytical skills to make a difference to the lives of homeless individuals across Scotland? Then this is the job for you!

In this exciting role you will be utilising data to improve Bethany’s fundraising. You will lead on implementing best practice, promoting data integrity and quality, and providing practical and technical support to the Fundraising department. You will also support the Individual Giving team with the preparation of appeals and respond to queries or donations in order to maintain Bethany’s relationship with supporters.

Promoting consistency and accurate record-keeping, you will have a passion for data and strategic thinking complemented by an innovative approach to problem solving. You will also have great communication skills, attention to detail and be enthusiastic about identifying practical solutions to data challenges.

Most of all we want someone who has a real passion for helping people, who believes everyone deserves a safe place to call home. We can offer a vibrant, fun team and the opportunity to develop a highly rewarding career in Fundraising. Bethany is a values driven organisation and those values are at the heart of everything we do.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the organisation.

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Nightshift Team Leader – Welcome Centre

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2022

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

Team Leaders are required to manage and coordinate a team of three Project Workers, and to work closely with the volunteers. Nightshift team hours are from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. You will bring proven leadership experience and have excellent communication skills. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable. You will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off).

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Retail Assistant (Glasgow)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,305
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th August 2022

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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Shop Manager (Glasgow)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2022

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh, 1 in Gullane, and a new one in Glasgow to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position also requires to build strong connections with local faith communities, and to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation

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Night Shift Worker - Anne Hope House

  • Part time
  • £21,780 – £24,012 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2022

Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for a Night Shift Worker who will maintain the therapeutic centre as a safe environment for residents as the only waking night shift, while promoting a caring environment through high standards of professional practice.

The post holder will act as a member of a team running an excellent service for women who are vulnerable and experiencing homelessness.

Experience/understanding of working with vulnerable and homeless people and understanding of mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour is needed for the job.

SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent as listed by SSSC as the minimum requirement for a Worker in a Housing Support Service, or willingness to work towards this is essential.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme

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Project Worker - Anne Hope House

  • Part time
  • £14,058 – £15,585 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Anne Hope House is a therapeutic centre for women with multiple complex needs.

Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for a Project Worker, who will work as part of a team seeking to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of women with multiple complex needs. As part of a team you will ensure the smooth daily running of the therapeutic centre and help to create a safe supportive caring and empowering environment for service users.

Your main tasks include managing a case-load of support clients: assisting them in their stay by key working them, assisting them set and meet goals leading to resettlement.

You will also provide appropriate emotional and practical support to service users assisting in budgeting, debt management, addiction support, household routines, arranging specific specialist help, liaising with other external agencies.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and the ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour are needed for the role.

SVQ3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a Housing Support Worker, or willingness to work towards this is essential.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Passing the Baton Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £24,012 – £26,852
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th July 2022

Would you like to work with people who have a history of homelessness, to see isolation and loneliness reduced in Edinburgh?

Passing the Baton (PtB) is Bethany’s Befriending Service operating in Edinburgh which aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness that people who have been homeless can experience. Our approach is collaborative and supportive of individuals as they move towards interdependent living within their community. Facilitators befriend and organise befriending relationships for people interested in the service.

The role also involves co-producing and co-facilitating an activity group as well as developing the PtB service and its ongoing establishment within Edinburgh. This involves maximizing relationships with churches, communities, and organisations.

Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with individuals from a range of backgrounds and a desire to come alongside people to reach their potential.

This position is supported and funded by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Work Placement Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £23,430 – £25,976 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Want to be a part of seeing lives transformed?

Bethany Christian Trust works in partnership with churches and organisations across Glasgow to deliver work placement opportunities within the Wild Olive Tree Café, Clay Café and The New Charter Café. These placements often coincide with completing a Community Achievement Award in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College. We are looking for a candidate who will lead and facilitate these existing work placements and as well as developing new opportunities for work placements or work experience.

A significant part of this role will be offering 1-2-1 support to people before, during and after work placements. This will include working with vulnerable adults who require specific working environments, so a person centred approach is needed to assess the suitability of a person and placement match. Continued support for the individual and their line managers during placements and review processes is essential. A key aspect of the role will also be to encourage personal development throughout placements; seeking opportunities to gain new skills, looking at relevant training and qualifications as well as discussing the ‘next steps’ with people towards the end of their work placement.

The successful candidate will work as part of a homelessness prevention team in the West of Scotland. The person will receive support and line management from Bethany’s Homelessness Prevention Manager based in Glasgow.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting. A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is desirable, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification. Successful candidates with an existing SVQ3 in Social Care or equivalent can expect a starting salary of £24,557(FTE).

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check.

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Recovery and Resettlement Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,430 – £25,976 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 16th June 2022

Are you passionate about substance recovery and preventing homelessness in Dundee?

For the past six years, Bethany Christian Trust have been delivering a community-based addiction recovery program in Scotland. As the demand for this service grows, we are looking for a candidate who will lead, develop and deliver Bethany’s Bridge to Freedom program within a group setting. A significant part of the role will also be to facilitate and develop recovery and resettlement work in partnership with churches and other organisations around Dundee.

It is essential that you have experience in facilitating, planning and working with vulnerable people in a community setting. A qualification in Social Work, Social Care, Community Education or related discipline is essential, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Deputy Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,498 – £33,186 pro-rata
  • Kharis Court, West Lothian
  • Closing 6th June 2022

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Deputy Manager to join the team at our Kharis Court residential service in West Lothian

Bethany Christian Trusts Kharis Court Support service offers accommodation and support to individuals 16 – 25 years old who have registered as homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless within West Lothian

Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a Deputy Manager to assist in leading a small team to deliver Housing Support to individuals within a residential support setting in Bathgate, West Lothian. You will have a proven record in leading/supervising staff with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft Office tools is essential. An SVQ 4 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a “Supervisor in a Housing Support Service” is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.

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HR Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,070
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Bethany Christian Trust is a social action organisation that aims to transform the lives of vulnerable people and local communities across Scotland. As a charity, we are committed to meeting the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people.

We have an impressive and challenging development plan to grow and respond to the changing needs in society. The drive, determination and dedication from our people is what makes the charity stand out.

So what are we looking for?

The HR Manager will be an integral member of the People Development and Relationship Team and proactively work to deliver HR best practice and focused HR solutions in people management, development and engagement to support the plans and priorities of their division, the wider organisation and the requirements of commissioning and other external monitoring bodies.

You will need to be technically sound in HR to undertake this role, but we need more than that…….

We need you to be innovative, proactive, adaptable, supportive, diplomatic and discreet, with the ability to build and develop good relationships at all levels, as well as having the drive and motivation to implement change when needed. In return, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of this respected charity whilst being part of a great management team.

This Charity is a Christian Organisation and this role carries an Occupational requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment

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HR Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,978
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Exciting job opportunity in our People Development and Relationships Team!

Does the following interest you?

  • A chance to make a real and positive difference in the lives of people who are homeless and vulnerable across Scotland?
  • To work within a small team that is passionate and focused on developing people and building and maintaining relationships within the organisation?
  • To work in a culture that is supportive, innovative and adaptable?

If the above appeals to you, why not apply for a role within our fantastic People Development and Relationships team? Have a look below at our current job openings, and if you are interested in applying or have any questions, please get in touch with our Business Support Director, Lorna Fyfe, at lornafyfe@bethanychristiantrust.com.

The role of HR Manager is integral to the People Development and Relationship Team. You will be required to proactively work to deliver HR best practice and focused HR solutions in people management, development and engagement. This is to support the plans and priorities of their division, the wider organisation and the requirements of commissioning and other external monitoring bodies.

What we are looking for:

  • Be a member or chartered fellow of CIPD.
  • Experienced in leading and developing a team to provide excellent support/service.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a generalist HR function within an organisation.
  • Experience in using HR software (iTrent) to report to EMT and support the aims and objectives of the organisation.
  • Experience in coaching and nurturing others to meet their professional and organisational goals.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written with the ability to build professional relationships.
  • Required to have a genuine and active Christian faith and commitment
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Recovery & Development Coordinator – Stornoway

  • Full time
  • £22,191 – £23,205
  • Stornoway
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Are you passionate about developing community bridge working?

The Shed Project and Bethany Christian Trust

This Stornoway based role is a joint funded position through both the Shed Project and Bethany Christian Trust and represents a partnership between the two organisations as per the partnership agreement.

The post holder will extend the current recovery and community reach of the Shed Project by supporting the Shed Project Manager. They will also help coordinate volunteers in developing the Shed’s “in house” programmes including The Well and The Ark. This role also includes the development of community bridge working, taking forward the Shed’s “out of house” community based work and inreach from other agencies and community projects.

The post holder will be employed by Bethany Christian Trust.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th February 2022

We are looking for a Shop Manager for our Duke street shop.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Shop Manager you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will provide excellent customer service in a professional charity retail environment. You will also identify and encourage the potential of staff in order to maximise their contribution to the success of the shop. Other responsibilities include to actively seek donations to maintain required stock levels with strong pricing, stock rotation and proactive selling.

This position also requires to build strong connections with local faith communities, and to grow and develop the business in line with strategies agreed with the Head of Group Income Generation.

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Trust and Grants Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,216 – £26,928
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2022

You will be passionate about raising funds for homeless and vulnerable people and want to be part of an exciting team with a great deal of room to make your mark and shape our funding for the future. You will see the impact of your work on a daily basis, keeping the motivation levels high and your desire to constantly do better.

You will have a strong ability to research and write compelling applications for funding. You will raise substantial income through Trust Funds and Grants. Experience of writing compelling arguments is essential, knowledge of Trust funds highly desirable. A strong team player with initiative and a flair for building relationships through excellent communication skills, you will have a pro-active approach and ability to maintain good records and keep to tight deadlines.

Bethany is a Christian organisation and we looking for someone who is sympathetic to our ethos and values.

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Retail Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,545 pro-rata
  • Gullane
  • Closing 31st January 2022

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £25,216
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2022

Exciting job opportunity in our People Development and Relationships Team!

Does the following interest you?

  • A chance to make a real and positive difference in the lives of people who are homeless and vulnerable across Scotland?
  • To work within a small team that is passionate and focused on developing people and building and maintaining relationships within the organisation?
  • To work in a culture that is supportive, innovative and adaptable?

If the above appeals to you, why not apply for a role within our fantastic People Development and Relationships team? Have a look below at our current job openings, and if you are interested in applying or have any questions, please get in touch with our Business Support Director, Lorna Fyfe, at lornafyfe@bethanychristiantrust.com.

This is a key role within the HR function, supporting and assisting managers across the organisation in a range of people management and development themes. The HR Advisor is an integral and core team member providing expert HR case management advice whilst working proactively to support the HR Manager. The HR Advisor will be required to work independently to maintain and prioritise their varied and busy workload.

What we are looking for:

  • CIPD qualified (or working towards).
  • Have a passion for HR.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written with the ability to build professional relationships.
  • Sound administration skills, including HR database and systems experience.
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Experience in providing HR advice across all levels in an organisation.
  • Good knowledge of current employment legislation and best practice
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Required to have a genuine and active Christian faith and commitment
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HR Database Administrator

  • Full time
  • £22,747
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2022

Exciting job opportunity in our People Development and Relationships Team!

Does the following interest you?

  • A chance to make a real and positive difference in the lives of people who are homeless and vulnerable across Scotland?
  • To work within a small team that is passionate and focused on developing people and building and maintaining relationships within the organisation?
  • To work in a culture that is supportive, innovative and adaptable?

If the above appeals to you, why not apply for a role within our fantastic People Development and Relationships team? Have a look below at our current job openings, and if you are interested in applying or have any questions, please get in touch with our Business Support Director, Lorna Fyfe, at lornafyfe@bethanychristiantrust.com.

In this role you will gain excellent experience in the full remit of HR work. The role is very varied and you will be required to be both reactive and sensitive to the HR issues arising within the organisation at any given time.

What we are looking for:

  • Sound HR Administration experience.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficiency in using HR software, Microsoft Office, and maintaining and enhancing the HR system, iTrent.
  • Good working knowledge of Midland HR iTrent software.
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements of the recruitment process including but not limited to eligibility to work in the UK processes.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Excellent organisational ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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Media, Marketing and Communications Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,216 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2021

We’re looking for someone with great communication skills to strengthen our external communication strategy and to support our internal communication processes.

You will be responsible for creating copy for multi-channel use, to tell the inspirational stories of lives changed through our work across Scotland. You will focus on our digital and social media strategy – our website, Facebook, Twitter and e-news.

You’ll need to work with a broad range of people – from service users and staff to volunteers and supporters, as well with other professionals delivering publications, events and fundraising campaigns.

It is essential that you are familiar with web content management systems, like WordPress. You must understand what motivates supporters and how to get the most out of social networks. It would be advantageous to have some basic experience of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator but it’s not essential.

As Bethany is a Christian Organisation applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the Organisation.

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PDR Database Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,747
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th December 2021

As PDR Database Officer, you will be an integral and core team member and work proactively in our People Development and Relationships Team.

In this role you will gain excellent experience in the full remit of HR work. The role is very varied and the post holder will require to be both reactive and sensitive to the HR issues arising within the organisation at any given time. This post is requires you to have in depth knowledge of and notable experience with iTrent, our HR database

We need you to be innovative, proactive, comfortable working on your own initiative, adaptable, supportive, diplomatic and discreet, with strong time management skills. We are also looking for an individual with the ability to build and develop good relationships at all levels. In return, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of this respected charity and gain fantastic HR experience as part of our small, friendly team.

Essential experience and skills required for this role:

  • Sound HR Administration experience
  • Excellent IT skills and proficiency in the use of HR software, Microsoft Office and also maintaining and enhancing the HR system
  • Good working knowledge of Midland HR iTrent software
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements of the recruitment process including but not limited to eligibility to work in the UK processes
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Excellent organisational ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Above all you will be motivated by the work of Bethany Christian Trust and of being part of our on-going work to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in our country.

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Night Shift Project Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Welcome Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2021

The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.

We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). You will work in Edinburgh in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

Team Leader hours may become available too.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,747 – £25,216 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th November 2021

Are you passionate about advocacy and supporting people to access services and claim their rights?

Access through Advocacy

Advocacy Worker (Glasgow)

For more than seven years, Bethany Christian Trust have been working in communities in and around Glasgow. As we’ve immersed ourselves into communities we’ve seen a demand for independent advocacy support amongst people with experience of the justice system, people in recovery from substances and those at risk of homelessness.

We are looking for two person centred candidates who will support the coproduction and delivery of Bethany’s new Access through Advocacy service within community settings. A significant part of the role will also be developing relationships with existing partner organisations and churches around Glasgow and over time extending across the central belt.

The principal role of the Advocacy Worker will be to collate information from individuals and advocate with and for people to overcome issues primarily relating to welfare rights, benefits, challenging decisions, resolution of tenancy issues, health rights and accessing the right health provision, fuel insecurity, dealing with bills and understanding bank accounts.

It is essential that you have worked with people that have experienced gaps in systems and problems accessing key services. A qualification in advocacy or a related discipline at SCQF level 7 is essential, or a willingness to work towards such a qualification. Such a qualification will influence the initial salary.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme.

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Project Worker - Bethany House

  • Full time
  • £22,747 – £25,216
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th October 2021

Our Emergency Resettlement Unit is called Bethany House. It accommodates 24 men and 4 women in 6 cluster flats.

We are looking for a Project Worker at Bethany House, to work as part of a team to ensure the smooth daily running of the unit and to help create a safe supportive caring and empowering environment for residents. To provide a high standard of care, among others.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and an understanding of mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour are essential for the role.

More details can be found in the attached job description.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Project Worker – Anne Hope House

  • Full time
  • £22,747 – £23,835
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Our holistic programs support them in their efforts to reintegrate into longer term accommodation and community.

This post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.

We are looking for a Project Worker, who will work as part of a team seeking to meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of women with multiple complex needs. As part of a team you will ensure the smooth daily running of the therapeutic centre and help to create a safe supportive caring and empowering environment for service users.

Your main tasks include managing a case-load of support clients: assisting them in their stay by key working them, assisting them set and meet goals leading to resettlement.

You will also provide appropriate emotional and practical support to service users assisting in budgeting, debt management, addiction support, household routines, arranging specific specialist help, liaising with other external agencies.

Experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people, experience of working within a team and the ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour are needed for the role.

SVQ3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a Housing Support Worker, or willingness to work towards this is essential.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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HR Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,978
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th September 2021

Bethany Christian Trust is a social action organisation that aims to transform the lives of vulnerable people and local communities across Scotland. As a charity, we are committed to meeting the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people.

We have an impressive and challenging development plan to grow and respond to the changing needs in society. The drive, determination and dedication from our people is what makes the charity stand out.

So what are we looking for?

The HR Manager will be an integral member of the People Development and Relationship Team and proactively work to deliver HR best practice and focused HR solutions in people management, development and engagement to support the plans and priorities of their division, the wider organisation and the requirements of commissioning and other external monitoring bodies.

You will need to be technically sound in HR to undertake this role, but we need more than that…….

We need you to be innovative, proactive, adaptable, supportive, diplomatic and discreet, with the ability to build and develop good relationships at all levels, as well as having the drive and motivation to implement change when needed. In return, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of this respected charity whilst being part of a great management team.

This Charity is a Christian Organisation and this role carries an Occupational requirement in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment

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Housing Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,186 pro-rata
  • Bethany Homes Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

An opportunity has arisen for a housing officer to join our Bethany Homes team in Edinburgh on a part-time basis. The Housing Officer will ensure the efficient outworking of supported tenancy management functions across Bethany flats, predominately in the City of Edinburgh, but also across other localities where Bethany owns properties such as Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dumfries. Responsibilities will include letting, inspecting, and management of properties, helping to meet occupancy targets, working closely with the tenants to provide the highest level of care, including dealing with the day-to-day issues of housing and property management, supporting the tenants with rent and maintenance issues, and also providing Bethany Homes administrative support as required.

As part of the wider Bethany Homes Team, you will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to show initiative, work within the team, and on your own, while prioritising your workload. You will have experience and knowledge of the service user group, and their surrounding issues relating to homelessness, as well as, having housing and/or residential property letting management experience ideally with a recognised Level 3 qualification in either Letting and Managing Residential Properties or Housing Management or willingness to work toward such a qualification. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010 and as such requires candidates to be in sympathy with the mission, ethos and values of Bethany Christian Trust.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG (Adult) scheme.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

Team Leaders are required to manage and coordinate a team of three Project Workers, and to work closely with the volunteers. Nightshift team hours are from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. You will bring proven leadership experience and have excellent communication skills. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable. You will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off).

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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Daytime Project Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

We require temporary staff who will work constant day shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). Daytime team hours are from 7.45am to 8pm with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

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