Foundation Scotland is Scotland's community foundation, helping communities take action, create positive change and deliver lasting impact through transformative funding. Their purpose is to support communities to shape their own future, with the capacity and resources to deliver it. They believe for every community to thrive, it should be resourced to match its vision.
Foundation Scotland is trusted by hundreds of communities across Scotland, and over four hundred donors are supported by their services. More than £150 million has been distributed to charitable organisations, social enterprises, and community groups across Scotland through innovative funding programmes and social investment since the Foundation launched in 1996.
This is a full-time (or 4 days per week), fully remote working position.
Working closely with the Head of Social Investment, this role will be responsible for processing applications from social enterprises, carrying our loans/credit assessments, preparing detailed financial reports and making recommendations to decision making panels. Assessing affordability, financial modelling, report writing and proactively promoting the work of the Foundation will be all be important components of the work. This role will also manage a portfolio of social enterprise investments coordinating financial draw down and ensuring regular reports are provided. Delinquency and provision management, implementing monitoring, evaluation processes and reporting outcomes alongside problem solving are key elements of the job. This role will also deliver support for the Social Investment Committee in all aspects of its work whilst simultaneously working in partnership with stakeholders and investees to make sure the whole process runs smoothly and all interested parties receive the best possible experience from the Foundation. This role will sometimes be responsible for representing the Foundation at various Forum and events used to spread the word about the work of the organisation throughout Scotland whilst sharing best practice with peer Funders in the region.
Working collaboratively with all concerned stakeholders both internally and externally will be absolutely core to this role.
This successful candidate will have substantial, hands-on experience of managing, assessing and providing investment. This experience could have been gained in the corporate banking or financial services sector or indeed with another funder in the charity or not-for-profit sector. A sound knowledge of utilising financial models, assessing credit and financial reports in addition to managing relationships with stakeholders from a financial investment perspective. This person will be logical, analytical with strong report writing skills and an effective gatherer of information and the ability to interpret it to provide reasoned and effective solutions and decisions. This person will also have strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building experience and will have deal with people navigating the financial investment world, sometimes for the first time. This person will be helpful, diplomatic and decisive with clear and concise communication skills and the ability to appreciate the bigger picture whilst assessing risk and making sound judgements.
This person will be a collaborator and committed to the good work of the Foundation and the very high level of customer service it provides to its donors and its investees across the region. It would be advantageous but not essential for this person to have a working knowledge of Social Investment, Subsidy Control Regulations and a UK driving licence will be useful but again, not essential. This role represents a fabulous opportunity for someone with Financial Investment experience to join a team which is working to improve the lives of people in the Scottish region.
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.
We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.
We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 August 2023. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.
Christian Aid believes extreme poverty can be ended, and that to do so, unequal power relations need to be changed. This key position is responsible for ensuring that Christian Aid Scotland’s advocacy and policy work, and our work in the youth and education sphere, contributes effectively to achieving that goal and ensures coherence and synergy with the wider organisation. The post leads in developing and managing key relationships with our sponsoring churches, the Scottish Government, MSP’s and other justice-seeking coalitions, thus reinforcing and enhancing our position as a credible and preferred partner.
You are an effective and inspiring leader, with significant experience designing and managing campaign and advocacy strategies, optimising influencing opportunities and leading campaigns. You have proven experience building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and have a deep knowledge of the political landscape of Scotland. You bring a knowledge of broader policy debates around international development, poverty eradication and the broader enabling environment for civil society. You have significant experience managing a team and excel in empowering people.
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....
We are looking for Full Time and Part Time Young People’s Workers that embodie our values for our residential respite service. 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. Week days range from 2 to 5 hours in the evenings.
We appreciate that not everyone is available to work every weekend and so you can apply to work on specific days. This would still enable consistency for the children and provide rewarding work for you as you develop a meaningful relationship with the children. There are a range of options available, please get in touch to discuss.
Sleepovers form part of the regular working pattern as does occasional night awake shifts. Full details of rota requirements will be discussed at interview.
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.
Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates at aberlour.org.uk/jobs.
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. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity at aberlour.org.uk/jobs
Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.
By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Kindness Call Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.
You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.
The role of the Kindness Call Coordinator is to manage a telephone support service operating across the country, assisting those living with our conditions, who have become lonely or socially isolated.
Our Kindness Call Service is designed to provide a listening ear and an opportunity for those using the service to talk about what matters to them, helping to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation and supporting them to live life to the full. Our trained kindness volunteers make regular calls, forming reassuring and encouraging relationships and are supported by the Kindness Call Coordinator.
We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with cardiac, respiratory and stroke conditions as well as Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
As this post is not a face to face role, applicants can be situated anywhere in the country.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?
We are recruiting for this post to help us expand the childminding workforce across Scotland.
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org
The successful applicant will work to support potential new childminders by delivering a childminding recruitment model in targeted local authority areas. You will work closely with the Workforce Manager, using SCMA’s successful childminding specific model, with the aim of increasing the number of childminders across Scotland.
The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.
The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.
Fixed term for 1 Yr in the first instance ( till Winter 23)
The Energy Advice Project is a new and innovative approach that extends & increases our ability to help vulnerable energy consumers in the Stirling Council Area. It is unique, in that Stirling Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is reaching out to the people who need help, rather than expecting to find them at specific events. The Energy Advice Service moves beyond the traditional ‘advice’ only model typical of most CABs, to actually delivering change with a capital budget and strong referral relationships to more specialist energy advisors.
The Energy Advice Project will work to prevent and reduce fuel poverty and health inequality in Stirling District, in a time of desperate need, by increasing the capacity of our established, trusted and accessible local presence & total advice architecture, to help those in crisis reduce their energy bills and keep warm with a specialist energy advice worker, (supported by frontline volunteer advisers), who will deliver practical advice and support and advocacy to navigate utility company hurdles, provide access to energy saving items, deliver crisis intervention support & increase access and understanding on the full range available grant assistance.
Stirling CAB has an established energy advice footprint & is well versed in utility company management processes and current industry products, helping vulnerable people navigate complex, challenging and confusing utility issues.
This Energy Advice Service workers focus is vulnerable consumers irrespective of their housing tenure primarily (but not exclusively) where:
• Household's first language is not English
• Households are digitally excluded
• Households are lone parent families
• Households with a person living with a disability or essential medical needs
• Households with other protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010
Fantastic opportunities to come and join the Children 1st team in Scottish Borders
The Children 1st Scottish Borders Family Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Service is highly respected, offering long established support children and their families as well as continuing to innovate and evolve to ensure that support meets the changing needs of our community. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. We are looking for two new team members which will support our Brothers and Sisters project and Family Group Decision Making. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.
Our Brothers and Sisters project wishes to restore and maintain loving and safe brother and sister relationships for looked after and care experienced children and young people and influence professional cultural change across services. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact.
The Project Worker roles will work with families in a whole family system approach, they are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured within their families. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approaches to working with families. You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
Your base will be shared between our office in Selkirk and home working as well as venues within the local community. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Scottish Borders and Scottish Borders children who live outwith the authority.
These are permanent, full-time posts of 35 hours per week.
We welcome and encourage applications from potential colleagues from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability who share our values.
Due to recent funding and growth in the Fife area, we now have a fantastic opportunity for motivated, positive, resilient individuals who really believe in young people and are flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver includem’s innovative approach. You will have the fantastic opportunity to work across our various services in the area, facilitating vital support to those who require it most.
Includem are committed to developing employees and will help you to achieve the relevant qualifications required to carry out the role. These qualifications will be fully funded by includem. The successful candidate should have a full driver’s license and access to a car.
What does the role involve?
You will deliver bespoke support to young people and their families within our teenagers and transitions service. You will be responsible for all aspects of case management, including assessment and support planning. You will work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change. This is a key role within a busy team.
You will deliver groupwork and bespoke support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities. You will assist in case management, including contributing to assessment and support planning and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.
We value our staff and employee benefits include:
Includem are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
At includem we work closely with children, young people, families and services across the community to support young people to make positive life choices and progress towards the type of future they want to live.
Keeping connected focuses specifically on providing 1:1 mentoring support and groupwork to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. As a support worker you will support children, young people aged 10 – 25 years, taking a whole family approach. You will work to a trauma informed and strengths-based approach and provide direct 1:1 support on a consistent basis and groupwork sessions. You will link with other community supports and opportunities and help children and young people to work towards their goals.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The role focuses on building trusting relationships with young people to provide both emotional and practical support to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and to be connected positively to the local community. You will work in partnership with our partners in CAMHS primary mental health team and Our Minds Matters pupil support team. The service will be delivered through outreach and be embedded within local communities.
Each Support Workers will be responsible for:
You will need a full driving license and access to your own car for work purposes.
You will be educated to SCQF Level 8 or have relevant skills and experience in working with young people or young adults with mental health needs.
This role will require you to drive, with access to your own car for work purposes. There may be an additional requirement for some travel between includem offices.