Achievement Bute is a SCIO working on the Isle of Bute which aims to
Achievement Bute provides a wide range of inclusive arts and play activities for children and young people on Bute. This includes out-of-school clubs, youth groups, themed play weeks; multi-media performance based projects and outdoor activities. We also provide a dedicated Family Support Service, registered with the Care Inspectorate, a Youth volunteering Programme and a Confidential Counselling Service.
Due to the retirement of Achievement Bute’s longstanding Director, we are seeking to appoint a new Director to provide leadership of the organisation, and to be responsible for the charity’s impact, development, management and sustainability.
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis, in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our Argyll & Bute locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.
Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The Auchindrain Trust has recently set out a new vision for the future of this unique and internationally-significant historic site. Large-scale and long-term fundraising will be required to implement this, and thanks to a grant awarded to us by Museums Galleries Scotland, we now wish to appoint an experienced person to guide the development of a fundraising strategy. The person appointed will work with Trustees and staff to develop plans and skills, and will provide a longer-term action plan to follow the end of the project.
More information about the museum can be found at auchindrain.org.uk