Do you have proven experience of audio and copy typing, managing team diaries and setting up and maintaining filing systems, ideally in a legal service environment? Then join Shelter Scotland on a fixed-term contract as a Legal Secretary and you could soon be playing a vital support role within our Scottish Housing Law Service.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the Team
Based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, but serving all of Scotland, our Scottish Housing Law Service is funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Legal Aid Board. It also receives income through legal aid casework. This particular role is based at our Edinburgh office.
About the role
As a Legal Secretary, you’ll be responsible for audio and copy typing, including the typing of legal documents, often to tight deadlines. We’ll also rely on you to manage the team's diaries and assist with the running of seminars and training activities by producing training notes and publicising and administrating the courses. Dealing with telephone and written enquiries from clients, lawyers or Shelter staff, providing a reception service, sorting the post, helping to produce financial information and opening and closing files on our case management CRM system – all are aspects of this interesting and varied role.
To succeed, you’ll need a demonstrable relevant background and good written and verbal communication skills, including a professional telephone manner. Experience of financial procedures would be useful, but isn’t as essential as proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, email and internet and the ability to deal confidentially and tactfully with sensitive information.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Are you passionate about working with young people with additional support needs?
Do you want to make a difference to their lives?
Do you have relevant experience of working with them?
About Options Ayrshire
In addition to us having a short residential breaks service, our Out of School Club is based outside of Ayr within a building at Mosshill Industrial Estate.
We offer a safe, nurturing and explorative environment for young people to come and play either after school or on a Saturday morning that gives their families and/or carers a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with additional support needs. In addition to this, we run a busy Easter and summer Holiday Activity Club which staff are encouraged to participate in also.
What we are looking for...
Working as part of the staff team you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the young people using the Out of School Club. Experience of working with this group of young people is highly desirable.
This post is for 15 hours per week, term time (to include bank holidays and in-service days). This post attracts a 5% unsocial hours allowance. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, and meet, or be prepared to gain, the qualifications requirements for this post which is at SCQF level 6 (for example, SVQ Level 3 or HNC).
At Aberlour we want to make sure every 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. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice.
What we offer...
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.
Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.
If you are interested in this post and would like to have a chat about it, please feel free to contact Rhona Wyper, Community Coordinator (Day Care), on 07772226641 or John O'Donnell (Service Manager) on 07528970551.
Do you have experience of working with vulnerable children & young people? Are you passionate with the energy to provide high quality individual and group support for children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse? Are you able to demonstrate a flexible, practical and positive approach to working with children and young people? Do you have an understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and a reflective, sensitive, non-judgmental approach? Can you work in a way that promotes equality and empowerment? If so we would like to hear from you.
As the General Manager (GM) of The Ecology Centre, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference and impact at an operational level for the benefit of the community and the environment. You will take a strategic lead in developing and sustaining the organisation's community-facing services, activities, volunteering, fundraising, and external partnerships, working closely with the Board of Trustees, our staff and our membership base. Building on our current strengths, you will lead our competent teams and our growing number of volunteers to deliver a wide range of grant-funded projects and income-generating activities, including, but not limited to, trading from The Nest Café and the employability pipeline in Fife.
A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Are you an experienced administrator keen to utilise your skills and help make a difference for people living with physical disabilities?
Ecas is looking for a part-time (28 hours per week) administrator to join our small team, based in our offices at Norton Park, Edinburgh. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall organisation and co-ordination of Ecas’ office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This includes acting as the Health and Safety Officer and administering Ecas’ grants fund.
Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothians area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service and grants.
After 23 years, our current administrator is retiring. To assist the new administrator in their vital role within our small office team, there will be a handover period to work alongside our current administrator and become familiar with the widely varying tasks and responsibilities.
The Phoenix is a Community Hub in Dumbarton West, it was set up in 2018 by Rock Community Church. The Rock is a vibrant church community serving Dumbarton and the surrounding area. The Phoenix is designed to primarily serve the people of Dumbarton West, namely the residents of Castlehill, Westcliff, and Brucehill. The Phoenix includes a community cafe and a wide and varied activities programme including youth work, toddler provision, adult learning, intergenerational events, art classes, fitness classes, wellbeing programme and volunteer opportunities.
Purpose of role:
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Adult Learning Worker to support our activities programme working with the community, partners and the Phoenix Team.
You will help support Volunteer recruitment identifying training and learning needs putting together an annual syllabus of learning opportunities.
You will consult with our local community to identify opportunities for Dumbarton West to access opportunities to learn new skills and support the development of a users forum who will help implement the results of our consultation.
● To support Volunteer recruitment, identifying training, learning needs and creating an annual syllabus of learning opportunities.
● Consulting with the local community around training, employability and learning needs.
● To develop a users forum who will lead our community consultation, implementing their recommendations for our activity programme.
● Delivering adult learning courses and stand alone sessions.
● Developing links with third party organisations who can provide elements of adult learning programmes.
● Develop links with local residents who can offer their skills and knowledge to the learning calendar.
● Undertake training as required.
● Support major events within The Phoenix’s calendar alongside the staff team.
Funeral Link (SC048691) is a charity providing confidential and independent advice promoting informed choice and seeking to reduce funeral poverty in Dundee. Funeral Link is looking for a compassionate full-time individual, or part-time individuals, to join a small team to support bereaved individuals and families at what is often the worst time in life. This role requires empathy, professionalism and an ability to listen intently to those seeking support in the organisation of funeral arrangements for deceased loved ones as well as ongoing emotional support thereafter.
Full job Description can be downloaded below.
Fife Women’s Aid are delighted to be launching a new service for women experiencing domestic abuse and are looking to recruit a full-time support worker to develop this service.
The role will involve providing ongoing flexible support to women in their own accommodation, with a focus on harm reduction and tenancy sustainment within the community. The service will work in accordance with the Housing First principles and will enhance our existing service provision for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
Applicants should have good communication skills and a passion for supporting recovery from domestic abuse.
The successful applicant will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in health and social care or other relevant subject, or a willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team.
Please join us for an online session to find out more about FWA women’s services. This will be at 6.30pm on Thursday 4th January. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details of the zoom meeting. We hope to see you there.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
The Harm Reduction Development Officer will work closely alongside the Harm Reduction team in Dundee and Homeless Accommodation Services in Edinburgh and Glasgow to develop Harm Reduction best practice and procedures across the organisation.
The Harm Reduction Development Officer will work with the existing staff in Hillcrest Futures’ Enhanced Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) and Homeless Accommodation Services, alongside people with lived experience of drug and alcohol dependence to:
This is an exciting new role that will help to move forward current drug policy locally and nationally. As such you will have a wealth of knowledge and experience in drugs/alcohol and homeless policy and provision, a passion for harm reduction and drive to reduce drug related deaths.
You will be responsible for writing organisational procedures and will need excellent communication skills – both in terms of working with people and writing clear, concise procedures and guidance for staff. You will be able to engage and communicate with people with lived experience, their families, our workforce, external delivery partners and strategic partners.
This work is at the forefront of innovation in harm reduction practice and you will be able to interpret emerging research and legislative frameworks and develop this into front line service delivery.
Please note this role is based at our South Ward Road office in Dundee however there will be regular travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow required.
Please note that Hillcrest Futures do not hold a licence to sponsor any visa applications at present.
Shettleston Tollcross Energy Project (STEP) is a collaborative project between Shettleston and Tollcross Housing Associations. We have received funding through the Energy Redress Scheme to employ an Energy Adviser to provide a quality energy advice service targeted at those most at risk of fuel poverty across the two areas and in particular, tenants of both housing associations.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a project aiming to make a real difference. Key responsibilities include to:
• Advise people about their household energy consumption, heating controls and energy bills.
• Provide advice on fuel tariffs, payment options and energy efficiency measures and advocacy on fuel debt and income maximisation.
• Carry out home visits and advice surgeries, deliver workshops, focus groups and events and produce project specific promotional material.
• Laise closely with other housing association staff and partners to receive referrals and prioritise service delivery and to target small scale energy efficiency improvement work.
• Collect data and maintain records to help with the ongoing evaluation of the project.
Based in the SHA office, the energy advisor will operate from the Shettleston Hub and Tollcross Advice and Learning Centre and will link to other advice service providers and projects operating from these Hubs, which deliver access to affordable food and digital inclusion, money, employment, and wellbeing advice to the local communities.
We are seeking a positive, self-motivated individual who is a team player, able to build partnerships in the community and with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You must have a recognised energy related qualification and a track record of delivering energy advice and advocacy support. You will have a good understanding of fuel poverty and related issues facing the Shettleston/Tollcross communities. You will be experienced in delivering customer services in a sensitive manner and and of working in an advice and information context within the public/third or charity sector.