Aberlour Options Lothian, Prestonpans
Aberlour Options Lothian offers a range of short break services to children and young people with complex needs. We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us. We are within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian with access via the number 26, 111 and 124 bus routes.
The difference we make to families:
“It’s not easy to accept that sometimes you need help. We had reached rock bottom but Aberlour Options Lothian was that lifesaving buoyancy aid.
It wasn't easy accepting leaving my son there especially in the early days when it was new to everyone. It is a safe and welcoming place and a second home in many respects now. Somewhere he is safe, cared for and has loads of fun with the carers and other children.
It’s not just about respite; we have received help with managing behaviour, preparing for hospital visits and operations. Help and advice when there seemed to be no one else listening or who understands. It’s hard to look back to where we were but no we wouldn't be here today without their help and support.
To sum it up: Saved our lives. Peace of mind. Finally a rest.”
What we are looking for....
Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form. As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Experience in this type of work is preferred however we will consider all applications. The service opens Wednesday’s afterschool and from Friday 11am to Monday 12pm. As such, the requirement is to work mainly weekends. Shifts at weekends are 8am - 8pm or 12pm - 10pm and include sleepovers and wakened night shifts.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do.
Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading HIV and hepatitis C charity. We are at an exciting point in our history as Scotland strives to reach the goal of zero transmissions by 2030, and we are determined to play an essential role in getting us there. See waverleycare.org/policy-research/gettozero for more information.
The Health Improvement Manager (Minority Ethnic Health) is a new and exciting position, managing a team at Waverley Care which works with Minority Ethnic communities across Glasgow and Lanarkshire to increase awareness about sexual health and blood borne viruses (BBV), in particular HIV and hepatitis B, as well as offering BBV testing and supporting people with a BBV to live well.
Our projects also engage communities to disseminate health messages through peer-led education and awareness raising, provide condoms to community venues for onward distribution, and work in partnership with community groups to ensure no one who may need our service is unable to access it, and this new position will play a key role in helping to shape and manage this work.
The successful candidate will line manage a team of experienced Health Improvement Coordinators who work with Minority Ethnic communities, in particular people from African communities or heritage or people from Chinese communities or heritage. They will also lead on the facilitation of free formula milk provision for babies born to parents living with HIV.
They will work closely with the Senior Health Improvement Managers to support management of these projects, including reporting to funders, representing Waverley Care at external meetings, and working with the team to develop best practice. They will also work closely with Waverley Care’s Development Manager for Minority Ethnic Health to look at the national picture, finding innovative ways to make sure that experiences and persons from minority ethnic communities are involved as Scotland looks to get to zero new HIV transmissions for all by 2030.
We are looking for someone who can bring the following attributes to the role:
In return, we offer a supportive environment with a wide range of benefits to staff, including flexible working, enhanced sick pay, enhanced maternity benefit, an employer pension, a Cycle to Work Scheme, external supervision for front line staff, a recognition agreement with UNISON, and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
For enquiries related to this role, please contact: Jo Sykes (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Health Improvement Manager.
Both posts will be based at VOCAL's Carers Centre in Eskbank.
Post 1: will deliver carer support across the East Midlothian area (Dalkeith and Eskbank, Easthouses, Mayfield, Danderhall, Pathhead, Cousland, Gorebridge, Newtongrange, Middleton, Fala and surrounding areas)
Post 2: will deliver carer support across the West Midlothian area (Penicuik, Auchendinny, Bilston, Rosewell, Roslin, Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade, and surrounding areas).
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers across Lothian, a Scottish charity run by carers and for carers since 1994. We are looking for two Carer Support Practitioners to join the team at our busy Midlothian Carer Centre in Eskbank. Each post will deliver carer support across different parts of Midlothian.
Postholders will extend the reach of VOCAL within local communities, supporting carer identification and removing barriers that may prevent carers from accessing support. Practitioners will support carers to identify their personal outcomes and needs, and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing and their personal development.
Applicants will have a sound knowledge of health and social care issues; the impact caring can have on individuals; the needs and situation of carers; and a demonstrated commitment to supporting carers.
Additionally, applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the range of supports which may alleviate the impact of caring and build carer confidence and resilience.
VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian - is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Partnership Training Officer to work with: health and social care professionals (including in the acute/ hospital sector); third sector partners; and local employers to raise carer awareness, improve early carer identification and ensure carers are seen as equal partners in care and are connected to the right support at the right time.
The postholder will be responsible for:
The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and understanding of training methods, delivery and best practice, combined with outstanding digital skills and demonstrable experience of developing and delivering online, in-person and hybrid training. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills, able to network and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels; as well as a good understanding of the needs and situation of carers. Some knowledge of the current health and social care environment will also be beneficial.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Access to Industry Young People’s EdinMe Service. You will work in a trauma-informed way supporting young people aged 16-21, with complex health and social care issues, to progress towards education, training or employment. You will be part of a small team working one-to-one with young people, as well as developing and delivering structured group work.
The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering training courses/sessions to enable the EASE Project end users (AFTAR/CAB tenants of five partner Housing Associations, located throughout North Lanarkshire) to empower digitally excluded clients to claim online benefits, grants, offer IT sessions and employability sessions. The post- holder will have responsibility for planning group training sessions as well as one to one coaching sessions for the end users in their own home, or at community based venues or at partners’ premises. Learning will be evaluated through client user surveys and other feedback.
Owing to the flexible delivery nature of this project, a clean current driving licence and use of a car is required for this post.
• Competitive reward package including annual performance bonus scheme
• 5% employer pension contributions
• Generous holiday entitlement 38 days inclusive of public holidays
• Additional holidays for length of service
• Family friendly policies
• Home & Flexible working scheme
• Occupational Sick Pay
• Dedicated Training and Personal Development Budget as part of our Talent Management Pool
• Leadership Mentoring
• A wide range of Social Events and Team Building Days
Scottish Adoption and Fostering provides sector leading services to children and young people. We are looking for a passionate, committed, and experienced Children’s Worker and Participation Officer to join our Support Services.
The postholder will work alongside our children and young people to devise and implement planned programmes of work which support their understanding of their life experiences; enhance their identity and self-esteem and promote healthy emotional development.
The postholder will work with the Practice Manager for Adoption and Fostering Support to ensure the voice of lived experience shapes service design and delivery and to embed children’s rights at the heart of all we do.
This is an exciting time to be joining the Agency as we develop our mainstream fostering service building on our existing knowledge and expertise in the area of adoption
Fallin Community Enterprises is a Scottish charity & business limited by guarantee operating as a Social Enterprise. Recyke-a-bike is a project of Fallin Community Enterprises where the main business is recycling bicycles and delivering cycle related training and activities that will not just reduce the impact of waste on the environment, but will also generate jobs, provide training and opportunities within the Forth Valley. This is an exciting time to join the charity, who are in a period of growth and development.
The purpose of this role is to coordinate the delivery of the established volunteer program at Recyke-a-bike. Volunteers will be supported through development of skills, including bike building and linking up with other departments at Recyke-a-bike, to become trained in other areas (e.g. cycle trainer who can deliver cycle lessons).
We are looking for a staff member who is person-centred, skilled in mechanics and is passionate about teaching other people these skills. The position focuses on the engagement of volunteering through teaching mechanics and other skills, with a focus on scrapping, repairing and building bikes, organising stock and supporting volunteers through other areas of their development.
Recyke-a-bike is an inclusive charity, and our volunteer project mirrors this value. Our volunteers are wonderfully varied, including children 14 years and older, university students, retired people, people with disabilities, people who struggle with their mental health, refugees and more. Suitable applicants should be open and accepting towards people with a range of backgrounds.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Tain and Dingwall. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.
The post is a flexible contract covering both Dingwall and Tain. The day services in North Highland are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm to meet the needs of the service.
Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.
You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
It is mandatory you have a full driving licence with access to a car during working hours, to enable you to drive between services.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union as Sports Development Coordinator to plan, coordinate and deliver comprehensive sports development programmes, in conjunction with the Sports President. You will manage and develop the Sports Administrator. You will also support sports union members, with particular focus but not exclusively, in the areas of Club Development, Participation, Health and Wellbeing and Finance & Funding in line with our vision to ‘Make Students Lives Better’.
Stirling Students’ Union is the representative student body at the University of Stirling. We are a registered charity and exist to support students getting the best degree, helping students make friends, supporting students when they need support and building skills for the future. We do this by supporting academic reps, providing volunteering opportunities, societies and sports clubs. We also offer support, employability skills, advice and opportunities to influence our sustainability work. We are proudly student led and each spring elect four full time paid students to lead our work: President, Vice President Communities, Vice President Education and Sports Union President.
We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:
Participation & Engagement
Health & Wellbeing
Finance & Funding
At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. With a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.
If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.