The Rock Trust
The Rock Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC018708

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Current vacancies

PA/Executive Support

  • Full time
  • £28,769 – £32,398
  • Edinburgh (office based), with some travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 8th March 2024

We are looking to recruit an experienced executive support professional into our Corporate Services department to provide additional support to the CEO and Senior Management Team (SMT) - (2x Head of Services, Head of Income Generation and Head of Corporate Services), with executive and governance support. This role is suited to someone who is great at managing conflicting priorities, supporting a leadership team, working to tight deadlines, proficient in Microsoft applications and can handle confidential information.

This is a new role, and we are looking for someone with experience to lead and guide the SMT. This role would suit individuals from a PA or Executive support background.

In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Organisation
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Proactivity

Reporting to

People and Business Support Manager

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Property and Maintenance Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,684.44 – £24,554.37 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 29th February 2024

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Property and Maintenance Worker to join our property team. This Property role provides an opportunity to be part of our well-established Supported Accommodation Project which supports homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation. The Property and Maintenance Worker will support our West Lothian Housing Services team with practical, hands-on activities related to housing management, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments, and property refurbishment and renovation.

Full job description is in the application pack below.

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Project Worker Live & Work Perth

  • Full time
  • £24,553 – £27,652
  • Perth with some home working
  • Closing 21st February 2024

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

The Project Worker will work directly with young people to coordinate and provide practical and employment support on a 1:1 and group basis. Working with young people in Rock Trust’s Live and Work tenancies and in their local community, the Project Worker will ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will support young people to improve their practical independent living skills, access other services, access employment opportunities and to reach their full potential. Project Workers are responsible for completing support plans and risk assessments and are the main contact for any key people involved in the care and support of young people.

In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description overleaf, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their home
  • Motivate young people to set goals and reach their potential
  • An ability to work effectively with partners and other key people to provide young people with excellent care and support
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
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Receptionist/Administrator - People and Business Support

  • Full time
  • £22,684 – £25,045
  • Edinburgh (office based)
  • Closing 5th February 2024

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

Rock Trust is looking to recruit an experienced Receptionist/Administrator to work in our People and Business Support Team. The postholder will work as part of a small team to provide reception and administrative services for the organisation. This involves tasks such as welcoming guests, responding to queries, minute taking, reporting, and maintaining databases.

In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:

Reporting to

Senior Administrator

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2x Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,546 – £22,239.65
  • Edinburgh office and working across Midlothian with some home working
  • Closing 26th January 2024

1x Full Time 35 hours per week (Fixed term until 31 January 2026, with possible extension subject to funding) Salary: £20,546 - £22,239.65. per annum (depending on experience)

Location: Edinburgh office and working across Midlothian with some home working.

Rock Trust are excited to launch this new service in Midlothian. The aim of the project is to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to return or remain at home where safe to do so or to settle into appropriate temporary accommodation and/or set up their own permanent tenancy. The Support Assistant is a key member of our team, working directly with young people to provide emotional and practical support on a 1:1 basis. Working with young people in their temporary accommodation and/or own tenancy and in their local community, your support will help ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

1x Full Time 35 hours per week Salary: £20,546 - £22,239.65. per annum (depending on experience)

Location: Edinburgh office with some home working

Our Bedrock Project provides supported accommodation to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and young people who are making a planned transition from care.

The Support Assistant is a key member of our team, working directly with young people to provide emotional and practical support on a 1:1 basis. Working with young people in their supported tenancy and in their local community, their support will help ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

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Property and Facilities Team Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,057 – £28,205
  • Edinburgh with some home working and occasional travel across central Scotland
  • Closing 5th November 2023

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our Rock Housing team. Our ideal candidate will be determined to provide young people with safe, fully furnished housing in Edinburgh, Fife, Perth and East/West Lothian – as well as providing them with the support needed to make a success of what can often be their first experience of independent living.

Specifically, as the Property and Facilities Team Officer, you will have the experience and ability to take primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of our range of properties, predominantly but not limited to those in Edinburgh. A key task withing this role is efficient management, and maximisation, of rental income whilst minimising rental void periods. Thereby contributing to the smooth and effective generation of income for Rock Trust. Other responsibilities include co-ordinating property repairs, managing excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders and other property management tasks.

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Senior Administrator – Business Support

  • Full time
  • £28,769 – £32,398
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2023

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Administrator to join our amazing People and Business Support Team based in Edinburgh. We are looking for someone who thrives working in a fast-paced but fun environment and loves to be involved in a variety of business support tasks.

Working in collaboration with our People and Business Support Manager, (whilst providing supervision and guidance to our People and Business Support Apprentice), you’ll help create and improve the successful delivery of our administrative support services across the entire organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to progress in their administrative career by taking on additional responsibilities whilst learning and building on your existing skills and experience.

A detailed Job Description is attached, however responsibilities include the following:

People Services

  • Supporting the People and Business Support Manager with the implementation and management of Strategic Plans – including but not limited to the People and Volunteer plans.
  • Supporting the People & Business Support Manager to ensure efficient delivery of day-to-day operations.
  • Supporting the People and Business Support Manager with People and Volunteer related activities including but not limited to recruitment, reporting, minute taking, onboarding and offboarding for employees, students and volunteers.

Business Support

  • Work with the Senior Management Team and People and Business Support Manager to undertake internal projects, researching, creating & managing project plans from inception to completion and liaising with facilitating colleagues across the business to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Facilities management ensuring maintenance of equipment and raising/resolving issues relating to contractors and suppliers. Also, monitoring the quality and efficiency of their work.
  • Procurement and tendering for new facility contracts and renewals, administering cost analysis exercises in line with our procurement processes for, but not limited to IT, mobiles, sims, utilities, photocopiers, cleaners, software systems.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Receptionist/Administrator - People and Business Support

  • Full time
  • £22,684.44 – £25,045.46
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2023

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

Rock Trust is looking to recruit an experienced Receptionist/Administrator to work in our People and

Business Support Team. The postholder will work as part of a small team to provide reception and administrative services for the organisation. This involves tasks such as welcoming guests, responding to queries, minute taking, reporting, and maintaining databases.

In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Working as part of a small team.
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Ability to work on own initiative
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Project Worker (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £24,554.37 – £27,652.21
  • Glasgow - with some home working
  • Closing 25th August 2023

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

The Project Worker will work directly with young people to coordinate and provide practical and employment support on a 1:1 and group basis. Working with young people in Rock Trust’s Live and Work building and in their local community, the Project Worker will ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will support young people to improve their practical independent living skills, access other services, access employment opportunities and to reach their full potential. Project Workers are responsible for completing support plans and risk assessments and are the main contact for any key people involved in the care and support of young people.

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Bedrock Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,554 – £27,652
  • West Lothian Office with some home working
  • Closing 18th August 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Worker to join our established BedrockSupported Accommodation service in West Lothian.

As a Project Worker, you will be a leading member of the team, working directly with young people tocoordinate and provide emotional and practical support on a 1:1 basis. You will work with young people intheir supported tenancy and in their local community. Your support will help ensure that a youngperson’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

You will offer line management, guidance, and support to our team of Support Assistants, working together to support young people to improve their practical independent living skills, access other services and to reach their full potential. You will be responsible for completing support plans and risk assessments and will be the main contact for any key people involved in the care and support of young people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be responsible for:

  • Building trusting relationships with young people
  • Developing high quality support plans alongside young people
  • Providing emotional, social and practical support to assist young people to develop independentliving skills
  • Maintaining Rock Trust properties to a high standard
  • Working in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh or online
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Ever wondered if you could use your skills in a way that could transform the lives of hundreds of homeless young people every year?

We are recruiting for a new Board Member

Rock Trust

Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures. Rock Trust’s core values are safety, fairness, respect and positivity, values which exist as much for our staff and volunteers as the young people we work with. These values, along with continuously striving for equality and diversity, underpin everything we do.

Our Board of Trustees is committed to this mission and uphold our values, and Trustees bring their wide range of skills, knowledge, expertise, objectivity, insight, and strategic thought to the table. They involve themselves in our work and steer and drive our organisation to achieve increasingly better results.

We are committed to diversifying the background of our Board of Trustees, and welcome applications from all parts of the community.

About you

We are looking for an individual who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. At this time, we are seeking an individual with Financial/Accounts Management or Third Sector Leadership/Charity experience. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in leading people, teams or organisations and be able to bring a range of knowledge and skill to the Board to support strategic decision making in these areas.

Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of homelessness or youth work but must be committed and passionate about making a difference for young homeless people.

The Role

The Board ensures the delivery of all aspects of our service and policy implementation, whilst supporting the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team in achieving the organisation’s vision and purpose. Board members are also offered a thorough induction to the work of the organisation and opportunities for development. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to creating a diverse team.

Why should you apply?

Alex, one of our Trustees reflected on her time on the board “I had not anticipated the breadth of matters that I have experienced and been involved in as a Trustee during my time so far…working with a small but core management team has resulted in me seeing more operational and strategic aspects, which has been good for my own personal development as well as hopefully bringing some fresh insight to the management team.”

Being a Trustee is a great way to provide your skills and experience to an organisation. The wider our background pool on our Board, the more views and opinions we can consider when taking strategic decisions. It also provides immeasurable development opportunities for you, developing strategic thinking and leadership skills.

The Commitment

This is a non-remunerated role (we will pay out of pocket and travel expenses). Full Board meetings are held quarterly, with either in person meetings at our main office in Edinburgh’s city centre or via MS Teams, and we have events and development days which Board members can also attend each year.

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Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,769 – £32,398
  • Edinburgh Office (with some WFH)
  • Closing 21st July 2023

The Rock Trust is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to deliver our Policy & Public Affairs work and help us End Youth Homelessness. For over 30 years Rock Trust has been providing life-changing support to young people. In the last year we have supported over 900 of them, more than ever before, and across more areas of Scotland.

We work in partnership with key leaders, decision makers and stakeholders across the sector to ensure that all issues relevant to youth homelessness and the action required to end it are understood and acted upon. To achieve this you will build persuasive, evidence-based policy positions with input into thematic policy areas. You will help to ensure that Rock Trusts policy recommendations deliver real change in the best interests of young people, and ensure Rock Trust continues to be seen as a credible and authoritative voice on Youth Homelessness.

This role will be based at our Edinburgh office, with some home-working and some travel to our regional offices.

A detailed Job Description is attached, however brief responsibilities include the following:

Policy:

  • Co-ordinate the work of A Way Home: Scotland, a multi-disciplinary coalition to end youth homelessness.
  • Draft policy, advocacy, and discussion papers for Rock Trust on relevant topics in consultation with the CEO.
  • Build positive relationships with key political and policy stakeholders including MSPs, MPs, civil servants, policymakers, academics and others who can support our mission.
  • Identify and collate evidence of impact, lessons and case studies from members and other practitioners.
  • Monitor the shifting policy and political landscape, advising colleagues on opportunities and risks for Rock Trust and the realisation of our vision.

Public Affairs:

  • Create press releases blog posts and statements in response to changing policy, media stories and statistic releases to further Rock Trust’s mission.
  • Create opportunities to build the Rock Trust’s reputation and positioning in the sector, ensuring a co-ordinated and consistent approach
  • Organise and manage a programme of contact programme for key personnel with MPs, MSPs and senior officials.
  • Assist with developing and managing external media relationships to ensure that Rock Trust is able to share its views and influence change.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Project Worker (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £24,554 – £27,652
  • Glasgow Office - with some home working
  • Closing 5th July 2023

The Project Worker will work directly with young people to coordinate and provide practical and employment support on a 1:1 and group basis. Working with young people in Rock Trust’s Live and Work building and in their local community, the Project Worker will ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will support young people to improve their practical independent living skills, access other services, access employment opportunities and to reach their full potential. Project Workers are responsible for completing support plans and risk assessments and are the main contact for any key people involved in the care and support of young people.

Who we are.

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Project Worker: Upstream Service

  • Full time
  • £24,554 – £27,652
  • Assigned office/school based with some home working (1x Perth & Kinross, 1x West Lothian, 1x Edinburgh)
  • Closing 5th July 2023

Rock Trust are delighted to offer up an exciting opportunity to work as part of our new ‘Upstream’ project team. We are looking to build a team of passionate and experienced project workers to deliver our schools based prevention project to identify and support young people who are at risk of homelessness. The role will include providing 1:1 support to young people, nurturing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders and interpreting and analysing statistical data.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people, working with them to identify individual needs and build a robust support plan
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required.
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Establish and nurture relationships with key partners and stakeholders
  • Analyse results from statistical gathered to determine service need and target support to those most at risk
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice.

Who we are.

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,632 – £38,847
  • Perth with some home working
  • Closing 7th April 2023

Rock Trust are delighted to be investing additional capacity within their Service Management Team. We are looking for a passionate and experienced Service Manager to lead our services in Perth and to help us ensure that every young person in these regions have access to youth specific services to help them avoid, resolve and move on from homelessness. The primary function of this role is the effective management and delivery of our frontline services and development activities, leading our service team to ensure that we provide quality services and reach our key targets. This key management role will support the Assistant Directors to implement strategy, ensuring that regulatory standards are met, and policies and procedures are implemented.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development of our Services
  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Manage resources, reporting and quality of services

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch

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Upstream Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,344 – £30,854 pro-rata
  • You can choose to be based at our Edinburgh, West Lothian or Perth Office - with travel to other Rock Trust locations across Scotland along with some home working
  • Closing 7th April 2023

Rock Trust are delighted to be launching Upstream Scotland, an innovative schools-based preventive model that utilises a universal screening tool to identify and support students at risk of homelessness. We are looking for a passionate and driven Service Coordinator to lead this exciting new venture. This key role involves leading a team of practitioners to deliver the national service and requires skills which including driving forward the project, gaining support from senior stakeholders and line managing Upstream delivery staff.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development of our Upstream service
  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Project Worker x 5: Housing First for Youth Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Glasgow Office - with some home working
  • Closing 24th March 2023

Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding the successful ‘Housing First for Youth’ service into Glasgow. We are looking for a team of passionate and experienced Project Workers to support the young people accessing our services. The role will involve working intensively with a small case load of young people to coordinate and provide emotional and practical support.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights-based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Project Worker: Live and Work West Lothian

  • Full time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Livingston Office - with some home working
  • Closing 24th March 2023

Rock Trust are delighted to be launching Live and Work West Lothian, an innovative programme providing young people with affordable shared housing and support to access employment. We are looking for a passionate and motivated Project Worker to help us implement this exciting new project. The role will involve working directly with young people to coordinate and provide emotional and practical support on a 1:1 and group basis. You will work alongside our Live and Work residents to manage the shared properties, build independent living skills, access employment opportunities and reach their goals.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Work with our Service Manager to develop the Live and Work service
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Support young people to develop employment skills and access opportunities
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Work with our property team to manage our Live and Work building

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including a starting annual leave entitlement of 25 working days which will increase by 1 day for every full year of service completed (up to a maximum of 30 working days) plus 10 Public Holidays (pro-rata), a 6% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch

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Supporter Engagement Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £25,000
  • Hybrid - Edinburgh office with some home-working. Occasional travel to regional offices may also be required.
  • Closing 16th January 2023

We're looking to employ a motivated junior fundraiser to work as part of the Fundraising and Communications team. The Supporter Engagement Fundraiser will focus primarily on stewarding our individual donors and community fundraisers, alongside supporting wider strategic event and campaign work to grow our income and awareness of Rock Trust. This is a varied role for a creative and pro-active individual looking to progress a career in fundraising or community engagement.

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Project Worker – Housing Support (Fife)

  • Full time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Fife
  • Closing 21st October 2022

The Project Worker will work as part of the Fife team to develop and deliver housing support to young people aged 16-25 who have experienced homelessness. The focus is on homeless prevention wherever possible, helping young people transition to permanent accommodation, and advising on the skills necessary to sustain a tenancy.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Project workers will work across the Fife local authority area, and as such access to a car and a full driving license are essential.

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Project Worker – Bedrock West Lothian

  • Full time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Livingston
  • Closing 21st October 2022

The Project Worker role provides an opportunity to be part of Rock Trust’s well established Supported Accommodation Project, supporting homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be responsible for:

  • Building trusting relationships with young people
  • Developing high quality support plans alongside young people
  • Providing emotional, social and practical support to assist young people to develop independent
  • living skills
  • Maintaining Rock Trust properties to a high standard
  • Working in a psychologically and trauma informed manner

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Health and Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,344 – £30,854
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2022

We are Rock Trust and our vision is an end to youth homelessness in Scotland Who we are For 30 years we have been working to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures. We aim to ensure that every young person in Scotland has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness. We work to ensure that the public, policy makers, commissioners and practitioners understand the issues, make decisions and take action which will help us to end youth homelessness.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will be working along side two art therapists and a peer mentor project worker in the team. The team’s focus is supporting young people’s mental health who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. They will receive individual and group clinical supervision. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will be based within the Youth Development Team but will work with other teams in the organisation. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

  • Mental and emotional health, self-esteem, and confidence
  • Relationships, boundaries, and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one-to-one support, and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

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Team Leader - Housing Services (Edinburgh and East Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £25,344 – £30,854
  • Across Edinburgh and East Lothian, with travel to other Rock Trust locations acrossScotland as required.
  • Closing 31st August 2022

Rock Trust are delighted to be recruiting a new Team Leader for our Housing Services in Edinburgh and East Lothian. The Team Leader (Technical Apprenticeship) provides the opportunity to lead a team of experienced frontline staff and to gain the skills and work experience to achieve the SVQ4 in Health and Social Care.

These services will support young people who are homeless to transition to permanent, independent accommodation. The Team Leader will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the continuing development of our services
  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice
  • Provide high quality housing support to a reduced caseload
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Project Worker x 2

  • Full time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth service in Fife. The Project Worker role provides an opportunity to be part of this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. The service supports young people aged 16 to 25 affected by homelessness to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights-based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Project workers will work across the Fife local authority area, and as such access to a car and a full driving license are essential.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Top job! Assistant Director - Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £38,330 – £42,473
  • Edinburgh or West Lothian with some home working and/or travel to other Rock Trust locations across Scotland as required
  • Closing 8th July 2022

This key leadership role will support the CEO to implement strategy, ensuring that regulatory standards are met, and policies and procedures are implemented. The primary function of this role is the effective management and delivery of the organisation’s business operations. Part of a small,. ambitious and highly collaborative team, the Assistant Director – Corporate Services works closely with the CEO, Assistant Directors, Finance and People's Teams.

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Top job! Assistant Director - Income Generation

  • Full time
  • £38,330 – £42,473
  • Edinburgh or West Lothian with some home working and/or travel to other Rock Trust locations across Scotland as required
  • Closing 8th July 2022

This key leadership role will support the CEO to implement strategy, ensuring that regulatory standards are met, and policies and procedures are implemented. The primary function of this role is the effective management and delivery of the organisation’s income generation activities. Developing and leading the implementation of Rock Trusts Property, Fundraising and Communications Strategies . Part of a small, ambitious and highly collaborative team, the Assistant Director – Income Generation, will work closely with the CEO, Assistant Directors and the Property and Fundraising and Communications teams., to support Rock Trust to achieve its strategic goals.

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Business Support Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,344 – £30,854
  • Edinburgh with some home working
  • Closing 9th June 2022

Mission Statement

To prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Context

We are looking to recruit a flexible and project-management minded professional into our team. You will need to be comfortable leading on a wide portfolio of project activities for the organisation, and working with senior managers and the board of Trustees in an executive and governance support role. This role is suited to someone who can take an idea or brief and develop it into a workable solution or product. You will need to have problem identification and analysis skills – being able to spot an area for development, and then actively work to improve it.

This is a great role for someone who is ready to develop their career in business services and project management, and will suit individuals from a business, administration or development background.

In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description, the successful candidate will be able to

demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Reliability.
  • Professionalism.
  • Proactivity

Reporting to: People and Business Support Manager

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Project Worker – Housing First for Youth

  • Full time
  • £22,855 – £27,209
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 17th May 2022

Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

This post is offered either as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or for those who have already achieved the SVQ level 4 qualification.

The Project Worker will work as part of the West Lothian team to develop and lead this innovative venture, which is based on well-researched methods used across the world. Our Housing First for Youth model has been established to support care experienced young people transition to permanent, independent accommodation. It provides an alternative to the traditional ‘staircase’ model of transitional housing by offering accommodation on an immediate, permanent and unconditional basis. The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice
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Project Worker – Community Engagement Project

  • Part time
  • £22,855 – £27,209 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 12th May 2022

Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

This post is offered either as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or for those who have already achieved the SVQ level 4 qualification.

The West Lothian Community Engagement Project is a new partnership between Rock Trust and Almond Housing Association. The project aims to identify young people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homeless and link them in with local services who can support them to thrive within their communities.

The dedicated Project Worker will engage with young people aged 16-25yrs, providing one to one support to enable each young person to remove the barriers towards accessing and engaging with services in their community.

The Project Worker will be responsible for building partnerships and developing referral routes with local agencies and using a social prescribing approach to support young people to access opportunities to improve their health and wellbeing.

The post is for a self-starter, who has previous experience of working in a supportive role in a paid or voluntary capacity and is looking for an exciting new challenge.

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Project Worker – Bedrock (Edinburgh)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,141 – £27,550
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th May 2022

Rock Trust are delighted to offer a new position of Project Worker for our Bedrock project in Edinburgh. The Project Worker (Technical Apprenticeship) supports homeless and care experienced young people to develop independent living skills and transition to permanent accommodation, and gains the skills and work experience to achieve the SVQ4 in Health and Social Care. The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice
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Youth Housing Hub Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,344 – £30,854
  • Edinburgh, with travel to other Rock Trust locations across Scotland as required.
  • Closing 4th May 2022

Rock Trust are delighted to offer a new position of Youth Housing Hub Lead in Edinburgh. The Youth Housing Hub Lead (Technical

Apprenticeship) provides the opportunity to lead a team of experienced staff in our established Edinburgh services and to gain the skills and work experience to achieve the SVQ4 in Health and Social Care.

These services will provide support and advice to young people to prevent homelessness. Where homelessness cannot be avoided, services will ensure it is rare, brief, and non-recuring by assisting young people to establish appropriate professional and other supportive networks to support a successful transition to permanent, independent accommodation. The Youth Housing Hub Lead will be expected to:

Play a leading role in the continuing development of our Youth Housing Hub and Edinburgh services

  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice
  • Provide high quality support and advice to a reduced caseload of young people
  • Lead on the creation of new volunteering roles and positions and assist with the overall co-ordination of voluntary placements across Rock Trust
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Support Assistant – Bedrock (West Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 25th April 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our established Bedrock Supported Accommodation service in West Lothian.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across West Lothian. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

For applicants that don’t meet currently meet the requirements for registration as a support worker in a housing support service with the SSSC, this post can be offered as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 3 in health and social care.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th March 2022

Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

This post is offered either as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or for those who have already achieved the SVQ level 4 qualification.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our service in Edinburgh. The Bedrock Service, funded by City of Edinburgh Council, provides support and accommodation to young people. The Support Assistant will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who:

  • Are homeless or at risk of homelessness and require support and accommodation to meet their personal, practical and emotional needs
  • Are care experienced and preparing for a move to more permanent accommodation

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across Edinburgh. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, and in young people’s tenancies. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

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Project Worker – Youth Homelessness Support (Perth)

  • Full time
  • £22,855 – £27,209
  • Perth – Glover house, George Street Perth with travel throughout the area.
  • Closing 9th March 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Worker to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Project Worker will work with young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Project Worker will be a leading member of the team, establishing positive relationships with partner agencies across Perth, working to ensure that youth homelessness rates reduce, and that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will be responsible for engaging with partner organisation’s and managing the referral and support process. The Project Worker will be responsible for case management and will guide the work of Support Assistants and Volunteers to ensure that support is assigned quickly and appropriately.

This post is ideal for a self-starter, who has previous experience of working in a supportive role in a paid or voluntary capacity and is looking for a new challenge.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Support Assistant Apprentice – Future Builders (Perth)

  • Full time
  • £18,661
  • 36 Glover House, George Street, Perth
  • Closing 31st January 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our Future Builders Project in Perth.

Future Builders is an innovative ‘live and work’ programme which helps young people in Perth break the cycle of homelessness.

This post is offered as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 3 in health and social care.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who are:

• Homeless and require support to access a tenancy

• Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home

• Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis in Perth. The Support Assistant Apprentice will work in the community, with partner organisations and in young people’s tenancies. The aim of the Support Assistant Apprentice is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will also be involved in hands-on activities related to housing management and property refurbishment and renovation, with support and training provided.

The Support Assistant Apprentice will work alongside the Project Coordinator and will be guided on support requirements. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Communications & Digital Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,031 – £30,473
  • Rock Trust Head Office, Edinburgh with flexible WFH and some travel to regional offices across Scotland
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Who we are:

Rock Trust is Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. We provide a range of housing and support services to young people aged 16-25 at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Our Mission is to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

The Role:

We are delighted to advertise this role within our Communications and Fundraising Team. We are looking for an experienced and highly creative Communications and Digital Lead to co-ordinate the delivery of Rock Trust communications activity. As we expand our services and reach across Scotland, we are looking for an ambitious individual with an analytical eye, to support the development of the trust’s communications strategy, with a particular focus on driving forward our online presence with dynamic and impactful digital content and campaigns. The post-holder will work with the Communications and Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Team, and cross-departmentally, to create and share high-quality, compelling, multimedia content to aid brand awareness and income generation for the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an established Communications and Fundraising team as well as a growing organisation.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, is able to prioritise their own work, can work autonomously and with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally. We need someone who can work alongside a diverse range of people.

In return, you will be welcomed into an incredibly talented, caring team, who live our values and will support you every step of the way. You will be supported within a Talent Development Programme, and your goals will be agile, focused on developing you personally and professionally.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

You can find out about our other benefits by visiting our Working at Rock Trust page. We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Support Assistant – Bedrock (West Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 24th January 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our established Bedrock Supported Accommodation service in West Lothian.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across West Lothian. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

For applicants that don’t meet currently meet the requirements for registration as a support worker in a housing support service with the SSSC, this post can be offered as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 3 in health and social care.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Regional Partnerships Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,031 – £30,473
  • Rock Trust Regional Offices, (West Lothian, Fife, Perth & Glasgow) with flexible WFH and travel across Scotland
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Who we are:

Rock Trust is Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. We provide a range of housing and support services to young people aged 16-25 at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Our Mission is to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

The Role:

We are delighted to advertise this new role within our Communications and Fundraising Team. You may come from a fundraising background, or a sales background looking for a change of sector, then it’d be great to hear from you.

This role supports our delivery of our fundraising strategy and increases our capacity to reach grassroots supporters and local businesses in the new geographic areas we now operate in. The role is new, and whilst we have existing community fundraising activities in some regions, this is a fantastic opportunity to make this role your own, and develop a strong presence in new areas.

Your time will be spent researching new prospects, cultivating relationships that can support our work and amplify our voice. You will advocate for Rock Trust at events, gatherings, individually and online and you will identify, develop and deliver fundraising activities and events that generate income.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, is able to prioritise their own work, can work autonomously and with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally. We need someone with well-developed communication skills and who can work alongside a diverse range of people.

In return, you will be welcomed into an incredibly talented, caring team, who live our values and will support you every step of the way. You will be supported within a Talent Development Programme, and your goals will be agile, focused on developing you personally and professionally.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

You can find out about our other benefits by visiting our Working at Rock Trust page. We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

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Support Assistant – Youth Homelessness Support (Perth)

  • Full time
  • £17,908 – £21,278
  • 36 Glover House, George Street, Perth
  • Closing 10th November 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Support Assistant to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council, aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Support Assistant will provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Support Assistant will be a key member of the team, working directly with young people on a 1:1 basis across Perth and Kinross. The Support Assistant will work in the community, in partner organisations, in young people’s tenancies and in the family home. The aim of the Support Assistant is to ensure that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Support Assistant will work alongside the Project Worker and will be guided on support requirements. The Support Assistant will provide practical support to young people and the majority of their work will be working directly with young people and families. The Project Worker is responsible for case management and will lead on coordinating with other agencies.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,857 – £30,261 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

The post: We seek a suitably experienced, dynamic individual with experience of working with marginalised young people, to support their mental health and wellbeing. Relevant qualifications, registration and PVG are essential.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker (creative arts therapist, allied health care professional, counselor or CBT/DBT therapist) will be based within the Health & Wellbeing Team but will work with other teams in the organization. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

• Mental and emotional health, self- esteem and confidence

• Relationships, boundaries and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one to one support and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,857 – £30,261
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding our successful Housing First for Youth and Housing Support services into Fife. The Team Leader role provides an opportunity to lead this innovative venture, based on well-researched methods used across the world. These services will support homeless and/or care experienced young people to transition to permanent, independent accommodation.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development of our Fife services
  • Lead and manage a team of high performing service delivery staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key partners
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the ICT kit and home set-ups needed to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,857 – £30,261 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

The post: We seek a suitably experienced, dynamic individual with experience of working with marginalised young people, to support their mental health and wellbeing. Relevant qualifications, registration and PVG are essential.

The Health and Wellbeing Worker (creative arts therapist, allied health care professional, counselor or CBT/DBT therapist) will be based within the Health & Wellbeing Team but will work with other teams in the organization. The Health and Wellbeing Worker will use a person-centered approach with young people to build trust and enable them to improve outcomes with a focus on:

  • Mental and emotional health, self- esteem and confidence
  • Relationships, boundaries and safety

The Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with young people within drop ins, one to one support and group work. Where appropriate they will support young people to gain additional support from statutory services.

Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

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