At Venture Trust, we are looking for another Outdoor Therapist based in Fife (though may be asked to work in other localities) to join one of our locality teams on a fixed-term basis until the end of March 2026. Our Outdoor Therapists work with people experiencing complex life circumstances. They provide Outdoor Therapy in the hope to support clients to move forwards in ways that are meaningful for them. They work with clients to explore and reflect through individual (and sometimes) group therapy.
Our Outdoor Therapy Service is offered mostly outdoors in urban green spaces, and on occasion, online. It is aimed at adults aged 16+, as well as younger people aged 10-16.
Successful candidates will:
Ideal candidates will have:
In return, we off er a range of generous benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible and hybrid working, employee benefits package and a joint contributory pension scheme.
We also off er a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.
If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and want to play an important role in enabling people to achieve lasting change in their lives, we want to hear from you.
We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's and Colitis.
Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that can profoundly affect their quality of life. And, because of the stigma surrounding these conditions, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we are here to support and champion their cause. We are growing our amazing team to deliver new and ambitious plans; you couldn’t be joining us at a more exciting time!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Knowledge and Information Manager to lead our recently expanded Knowledge and Information team. In this role you will have responsibility for leading the development of our highly regarded information and resources to support and empower everyone affected by Crohn’s or Colitis. This includes our evidence-based online and printed publications, web content, research summaries and other information.
You will be skilled in the translation of complex medical and health information into engaging and accessible patient information and have experience of working with patients and healthcare professionals to develop information resources in line with recognised standards.
• educated to degree level in a scientific discipline or have the equivalent experience
• experienced in appraising research and translating this for patients and the public
• proficient in measuring the effectiveness of a promotion and dissemination and use of information
• effective in managing and leading a team
• and you’ll have a calm, consistent and flexible approach to work and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
If you like the sound of our role, then this could be an opportunity to join a leading charity as we enter the next stage of growth and expansion.
ADA is an award-winning charity, delivering specialist services to reduce harms and promote recovery of individuals and families affected by alcohol and drugs use in the North East of Scotland.
We are excited to be able to offer a number of new Substance Use Worker roles based in our Aberdeen City Recovery Services due to new funding and being awarding the City contract for services for the next 5 years.
We are looking for candidates that have a background in Community Learning, Nursing, Social Work, Counselling, or other related field/s. To be successful you must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of those affected by alcohol or drug use. Ideally, you will have experience of working with substance users and knowledge of effective interventions.
PVG membership is essential for this post.
To view the job description, please see attached document.
If you're passionate about enabling recovery then we need you.
Alternatives has been established since 1996 as a charitable company, with premises across West Dunbartonshire.
Alternatives’ core theme and purpose is to facilitate the personal journey from chaos to wholeness for individuals who have a substance dependency, by normalising a lifestyle without such a dependency.
To support the delivery of health improvement activities within the unit.
To support the assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of recovery programmes in partnership with house staff and residents.
To liaise with statutory agencies local Community Alcohol and Drugs Services and Primary care as required.
PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post
Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy
This post has been funded by Scottish Government National Drug Mission Funds
Join our Board of Trustees!
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in the North East of Scotland?
VSA is looking for Trustees to join its Board. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a historic charity with a formidable reputation and to help the Board build a long-term plan.
VSA has over 150 years’ experience of delivering social care in Aberdeen, to vulnerable people, adults and older people with learning difficulties and mental health needs. We have grown to be a major employer with an accredited Skills Qualification Centre. VSA has a strong corporate and community volunteering tradition. Today, VSA is of a medium sized company providing education, housing support and social care to young people and adults with complex needs.
We particularly want to hear from people with a medical background, or current skills in the following: charity & company law, complex learning & behavioural education/social care and environmental/social governance.
Key aspects of trustee roles at VSA are as follows:
You will be interested in joining VSA’s Board if you have a personal commitment to supporting vulnerable children, young adults and older people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs to lead the best of life alongside current practices in the above field.
This role is not remunerated but all reasonable expenses, for example childcare, travel etc will be covered. The time commitment is approx 8 to 10 days per year. This is likely to include attendance at Board or Committee meetings, reading and preparation time, and other meetings such as Strategy or Stakeholder. If you are interested please contact the Chair of Trustees, Kevin Shand via Ally Panton at the email address below.