Fife Gingerbread
Fife Gingerbread

Charity registered in Scotland SC024254

Fife Gingerbread supports lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife. We help those who need help most, and give a voice to those who are not heard. Our ethos is Engage - Support - Progress, working holistically and at a pace that suits the parent and family. In 2017 we reached 30 years of helping families, in that time going from a grassroots organisation to the largest independent families and children support charity in Fife. We actively seek and plug gaps in local provision through various projects, with alleviating child poverty at the core of our work.

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Project Coordinator - Lone Parents, Poverty & Work

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,207
  • Glenrothes - Hybrid working (Home/Office)
  • Closing 8th March 2024

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years experience of in supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership work.

Could you play an important role in enabling lone parents to join the workplace? Could you help us to tackle child poverty through well-paid flexible and good employment for parents?

Fife Gingerbread is looking for a dynamic and experienced Coordinator to join our leadership team and lead the development of our Lone Parents, Poverty & Work initiative. Focusing on ensuring that we support employers to become a critical part of the solution to child poverty in Fife.

The work is centered around relationships with key stakeholders including Fife Gingerbread staff, lone parents, employers, Fife Jobs Contract colleagues, training providers, and other partners.

Our Project Coordinator will take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to working with lone parents, and have an ambitious and innovative style.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Team Leader

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,207
  • Glenrothes Office
  • Closing 24th September 2023

Fife Gingerbread are excited to share a new opportunity to join our leadership team as Team Leader. Due to continued growth, we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to support with the delivery, development and growth of our Early Years team.

Background

Fife Gingerbread stands as a beacon of hope for lone parents and families in need throughout Fife. Our reach spans across Fife, touching lives in countless local communities. As the sole voluntary sector organisation in Fife with a primary focus on lone parent families, we wear our charitable status with pride and responsibility. Backed by our primary funder, Fife Council, we stand firm on our mission to provide unparalleled whole family support. Our guiding principle is simple yet powerful: Engage-Support-Progress.

What You’ll Do

As Team Leader for our Early Years team, you'll have a multi-faceted role. You will be the steward of our family support services, ensuring that we not only meet but exceed our targets, and our services are of the highest quality. As a people manager, you will be the mentor and guide, nurturing our exceptional team and instilling a strengths-based and coaching approach. Our Partnerships will thrive under your watchful eye and as our representative in various external forums, you'll forge and solidify beneficial collaborations that will further our mission. You'll also wear the hat of a Leader, playing an integral role in our leadership team, steering us forward in line with our strategic objectives. Lastly, as an agent of change, you will keep a finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving environment, seeking opportunities to amplify the issues families face and actively implementing actionable solutions.

What We Need

We're looking for someone deeply empathetic, with prior experience in supporting lone parents and families in need. An excellent understanding of early years, child development, and child poverty is essential. You'll bring to the table your exceptional team management, organisational, and project management skills. Ideally, you'd be educated to a minimum of SCQF Level 8 or have equivalent leadership experience.

Why Join Us?

At Fife Gingerbread, we don’t just offer jobs; we offer purpose. A platform to make waves, influence change, and offer families the hope they seek. Engage in meaningful work, shape futures, and champion change. Join our tapestry of hope, resilience, and unwavering passion.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,264 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes Office and travel across Fife
  • Closing 3rd September 2023

Are you passionate about creating positive change in the lives of families with children aged 0-8 years? Fife Gingerbread is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to join our Early Years Team. If you are motivated to support families facing wellbeing challenges and want to be a part of a close-knit community that cares, we want to hear from you!

Background

Fife Gingerbread stands as a beacon of hope for lone parents and families in need throughout Fife. Our reach spans across Fife, touching lives in countless local communities. As the sole voluntary sector organisation in Fife with a primary focus on lone parent families, we wear our charitable status with pride and responsibility. Backed by our primary funder, Fife Council, we stand firm on our mission to provide unparalleled whole family support. Our guiding principle is simple yet powerful: Engage-Support-Progress.

What You’ll Do

As Volunteer Coordinator, you'll be at the forefront of building a stronger community and making a tangible difference in families' lives. A pivotal team member, you'll take the lead in recruiting passionate volunteers, seamlessly blending their experiences into our workforce, and amplifying the impact of our projects within the community. You'll empower volunteers to flourish personally and professionally, supporting their journey toward a brighter future through impactful interactions like home visits and one-on-one sessions. Collaborating within and beyond our organisation, you'll optimise opportunities, build partnerships, streamline processes, and champion change as an unwavering voice for families supported by Fife Gingerbread.

What We Need

To excel in this role, a solid grasp of Child Wellbeing, Poverty, and Whole Family Support is key. Your hands-on experience engaging volunteers and aiding families facing diverse challenges is vital. Navigating intricate issues, maintaining strong organisational skills, and fostering clear communication are essential for effective teamwork and interdisciplinary partnerships. Your ability to work autonomously, meet deadlines, and employ Microsoft Office tools is crucial. Additionally, a minimum education level of SCQF Level 7 or equivalent in a related field is expected. For added flexibility, a valid driving license and access to a vehicle are advantageous due to travel across Fife, however accommodations can be discussed during interviews.

Why Join Us?

At Fife Gingerbread, we don’t just offer jobs; we offer purpose. A platform to make waves, influence change, and offer families the hope they seek. Engage in meaningful work, shape futures, and champion change. Join our tapestry of hope, resilience, and unwavering passion.

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Support Worker (Making it Work for Families)

  • Full time
  • £28,264
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 26th June 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

We are looking for a dynamic, fun and creative Support Worker to join this amazing partnership project. This is an opportunity to join a fantastic partnership team, working alongside colleagues from CARF, FIRST and Clued Up. The Fife Gingerbread Support Worker will facilitate a holistic and strengths based whole family approach. Engaging parents/carers on their journey, building relationships and working together to overcome barriers.

Job Description -Support Worker - Making it Work for Families

In order to find the right person for our team and to avoid unnecessary disappointment, we ask that you download and study the above job description carefully before applying.

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Support Worker (Parental Employment)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,264
  • Glenrothes, Fife
  • Closing 26th May 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

Support Worker (Parental Employment)

We have *NEW* opportunities to expand our parental employment activity in Fife, and we are looking for Support Workers to join us on our mission to tackle child poverty. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to work with vulnerable families on their journey towards work then we’d love to hear from you!

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Family Learning Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,264
  • Glenrothes, Fife
  • Closing 26th May 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

We have an exciting *NEW* vacancy for a Family Learning Coordinator to join a new project developed to support a whole Family Approach to employment. We are looking for a flexible and innovative new team member to lead on creating fun, friendly and creative activities for families centred around play. If you want to join a fast paced workplace and be part of this exciting project then we’d love to hear from you!

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Team Leader - Family Approach

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,207
  • Glenrothes, Fife (travel may be required)
  • Closing 19th April 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

Team Leader - Family Approach

We are looking for a Team Leader to lead and deliver the expansion of our parental employment initiative that adds value to our existing employability activity in Fife. The primary drivers for the project are income maximisation, tackling child poverty and fair work. If you are a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast paced and autonomous work environment then we’d love to hear from you!

You can find further information about the planned project /initiative in our News & stories section here.

In order to find the right person for our team and to avoid unnecessary disappointment, we ask that you download and study the above job description carefully before applying.

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Support Worker (Early Years)

  • Part time
  • £27,709 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes/Levenmouth
  • Closing 16th March 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

We are looking for a creative, flexible and compassionate Support Worker to join our Early Years Team, helping families across Fife. We are offering a flexible working approach that meets both the needs of the organisation and the prospective applicant.

Our Early Years team works with vulnerable families in both 121 and group work settings which promote and improve the parent/child relationship.

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Support Worker - Early Years Collective (x 2 roles)

  • Part time
  • £27,709 pro-rata
  • Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, and Levenmouth
  • Closing 10th February 2023

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

We are looking for creative, flexible and compassionate Support Workers to join our Early Years Team, helping families across Fife. We are offering a flexible approach that meets both the needs of the prospective applicant and organisation and would welcome suggested hours per week and work patterns. This can be discussed at interview.

Our Early Years team works with vulnerable families in both 121 and group work settings to promote and improve the parent/child relationship.

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Family Learning Coordinator (Early Years Team)

  • Part time
  • £26,559 pro-rata
  • Fife (travel will be required)
  • Closing 18th November 2022

Fife Gingerbread’s Early Years Team is looking to recruit a part time Family Learning Coordinator to facilitate regular family learning sessions focused on play and incorporates peer support, attachment, child development, mental health and confidence to children and Mums under the age of 25.

This amazing opportunity is for a “can do” dynamic and creative person who is passionate about learning in the first few years of life, as well as promoting the progression of parents to meet their aspirations.

We are looking for someone who has a sound understanding of trauma and its effects, knowledge of holistic child development and brain development of parents under 25.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,558 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 9th September 2022

Fife Gingerbread have an exciting opportunity to join our Early Years Team. We are looking for a dynamic person with a real passion for volunteering with an excellent understand of the need for a supportive community to bring up children. The job will involve travelling around Fife recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. If you think this is you then please apply.

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Support Worker (Making it Work for Lone parents)

  • Part time
  • £26,558 pro-rata
  • Fife wide (travel will be required)
  • Closing 16th June 2022

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

The Making it Work Lone Parent Team are looking for a creative and dynamic person who can think out of the box to join them. This person will co-produce with Lone Parents a plan of action to improve their circumstances and their journey to get ready for employment. They must have good listening skills and extensive experience of 1:1 support work and the delivery of group work.

This exciting opportunity is looking for someone who fully understands the effects of trauma, poverty, and the needs of lone parents. Someone who can work as part of a team, use their own initiative and work collaboratively with partner agencies.

Funded By: Opportunities Fife Partnership& No One Left Behind

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £31,550
  • Glenrothes, Fife (travel may be required)
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

Team Leader - Early Years Collective

Fife Gingerbread is looking for a dynamic and experienced Team Leader to join our leadership team. This is an exciting new post within the organisation focused on supporting our staff, project development, improving family experience and a collaborative partnership approach. We are looking for an individual with experience in early years and family support with great coaching skills.

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Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,550
  • Glenrothes, Fife (travel may be required)
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

Project Coordinator - Lone Parents, Poverty and Work

Fife Gingerbread is looking for a dynamic and experienced Coordinator to join our leadership team. This is an exciting new post to lead on the design, development and implementation of a new initiative. The post-holder will have great partnership working skills with a focus on relationships, co-production and collaboration. They will have experience working with individuals, understand the complex challenges facing lone parents and take a strengths based approach to their work. They will have an ambitious and innovative approach.

**We are currently following government guidelines around COVID-19 using a blended model of support and will discuss this further at interview stage.

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Family Learning Coordinator (Early Years Team)

  • Part time
  • £25,278 pro-rata
  • Fife (travel will be required)
  • Closing 15th October 2021

Our Early Years Team are looking for a part time Family Learning Coordinator to run peer mentoring groups for young mum's in Fife. To ensuring that this activity has a lasting impact on the lives of young parent families this person will have a creative lens and a dynamic approach to develop the skills, build confidence and, encourage further learning and development for young parents and their children.

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Support Worker - In Work (Making it Work for Lone parents)

  • Part time
  • £25,784 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy / Cowdenbeath / Lochgelly (travel will be required)
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Making it Work project to support working lone parents to sustain or better their employment. We believe the right job can be a route out of poverty for vulnerable families.

Our Support Workers are creative and innovative delivering 1-1 and group support to lone parents.

**We are currently following government guidelines around COVID19 using a blended model of support and will discuss this further at interview stage.

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Teen Parent Support Worker - Early Years Team

  • Part time
  • £25,784 pro-rata
  • East of Fife (travel will be required)
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Fife Teen Parent Project Team is looking for a dynamic person to join them. This amazing opportunity is for a “can do” creative person with a passion to ensure that the children have the best start possible and that young parents aspirations for the future are met. We are looking for someone who has a sound understanding of the importance of the yearly years, the effects of trauma and the teenage brain.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,278 pro-rata
  • Fife (travel will be required)
  • Closing 14th July 2021

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to work with our Early years Team. This person needs to have experience of capacity building and supporting volunteers and have the attributes and skills that support volunteers to meet the needs of the team and families in a flexible, non-judgemental manner. Someone who is creative and enjoys supporting others to be active and part of their community. This person must be a team player and also able to work with autonomy in the local community.

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Dad & Me Early Years Project Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,278 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Role Specific Responsibilities

Dad & Me Project:

  • To encourage new dads to have an active role in their child’s early years
  • Encourage new dads to learn and develop an understanding of their developing child’s needs from conception to three years.

Outcomes:

  • Children will benefit from having positive experienced with their fathers
  • Fathers will have an increased understanding of their child’s needs and improved ability to parent
  • By attending groups dads and their children will have increased opportunities to socialise interact and build friendships through interactive play.
  • An excellent understanding of the need for dad’s to be part of their child’s life and the importance of strong health bonding and attachment.

The post holder will have a qualification in a related discipline to a minimum SCQF Level 7, such as SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or the HNC Social Science, HNC Child Care and Education and together with demonstrable experience, also the ability and willingness to complete further training and qualification as identified.

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Support Worker (Making it Work for Lone parents)

  • Part time
  • £25,278 pro-rata
  • Leven (travel will be required)
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Fife Gingerbread specialises in supporting and empowering lone parents and families in need. We have over 30-years’ experience of supporting families in Fife through early intervention and partnership working. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Making it Work project which has been supporting lone parents to progress towards employment since 2013. We believe the right job can be a route out of poverty for vulnerable families. Our Support Workers are creative and innovative delivering 1-1 and group support to lone parents.

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