Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch & Fallin in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, Douglas in Dundee and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
Following the appointment of Vicky Williams (current Head of Centre for Big Noise Raploch & Fallin) to the role of Chief Executive Officer, this is an exciting opportunity to join our organisation to lead, manage and deliver the Big Noise Raploch & Fallin programmes. You will work with the team and the two communities to ensure the model supports as many Raploch & Fallin young people and families as possible. As part of the Sistema Scotland leadership team, you will also participate in and build the organisation’s strategy, bringing determination to tackle inequality in Scotland and ensuring that community voices are central to solutions to tackle poverty. You will advocate and highly value the role of early intervention, creativity, music and relationship-based practice in improving lives.
With extensive experience of successful leadership & management of teams, you will also have experience of working with children, young people & communities, and building & sustaining positive relationships with a variety of stake-holders, along with a professional standard of playing on your principal instrument.
We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa
As Toonspeak embarks on an exciting new chapter, giving more young people the opportunity to access the arts and experience the life changing magic of being a ‘Toonie’, we are delighted to advertise two roles that will form the charity’s Senior Management team.
The Head of Programme and Creative Development will work alongside the Head of Corporate Services under the guidance of the Chief Executive to lead and inspire both the staff team and the community of children and young people.
Ochil Tower School is an independent charity offering education, care and therapy services for children and young people with complex additional support needs on a residential and day basis. Our pupils come from a range of local authorities across Scotland. We have an ambitious development plan which includes an extension to our 52 week provision for all our children and young people and opening our 5th house on site, which follows on from the establishment of a Life Skills Centre for our senior pupils (18-21 years).
Ochil Tower School is part of the international Camphill Movement.
Our Vision- To be recognised as a centre of excellence where our children and young people can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and unfolding of individual potential.
Our Mission - To create a community where our children and young people feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth; a place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.
We are seeking to appoint an Operation Manager (Care) who will lead on the delivery of our vision and continue to foster an inclusive approach amongst all colleagues to ensure we optimise the outcomes for the children and young people who attend Ochil Tower School.
You will assist the Head of Care with Leadership and Management for the delivery of a specialist residential service for pupils with additional complex support needs, by being visible and having an operational background.
You will have extensive operational experience, working in children's residential with a minimum of 5 years managing services. You will be qualified to meet the registration requirements which will include Leadership and Management Award (SQA Level 10) and SVQ Level 4 in Social Care or Equivalent with clear evidence of commitment to continuous professional development.
Cattanach is an independent funder with a mission to ensure young children in Scotland grow up loved, safe, respected and achieving their full potential. We know that supporting children’s earliest relationships and wellbeing shapes their future health and wellbeing like no other time in their lives. Cattanach currently spends about £1 million per year providing grants and development support to registered charities across Scotland. We fund holistic community-based support for children and families in the early years, and we form strategic partnerships with organisations working to improve policy, practice and services for families with young children, underpinned by a commitment to realising babies’ and young children’s rights.
This newly created role of Fund Programmes Manager presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced grantmaker to join our small but dedicated team and help shape and deliver a new portfolio of grants programmes that will contribute to a high quality ecosystem of support for families and young children in Scotland. We welcome applications from people who share our appetite for change, are willing to do things differently, and are keen to learn from the organisations we support, international best practice, and - above all - young children and families themselves.
Are you a strategic thinker? An experienced campaigns and policy lead with a proven track record of influencing and bringing about big systems changes?
If so, we might have the perfect role for you at Forces Children Scotland.
About the role
Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone with the expertise, passion and drive to help support change across the sector. We are looking for someone to help the charity realise its strategic vision of becoming the sector-leading charity when it comes to supporting children and young people from regular, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. We need someone with experience of developing and leading campaigns and with strengths in leading policy and influencing work. A core aspect of this role will be implementing our new co-produced approach to influencing change and realising our manifesto calls.
Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills, and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences that forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, deputising as required, as well as ensuring external policy direction and research influences our work internally within Forces Children Scotland. You will champion our work and maximise its impact by sharing knowledge across organisational functions, our communication channels and externally with strategic partners, government, and professional sectors.
About the person we are looking for
To apply for this role, you will need to hold a professional qualification and/or have significant experience in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care. In addition, you will need a minimum of eight years’ experience in working within the children and young people’s sector in a multi-agency capacity. You will need to evidence strong experience of bringing about change through influencing and campaigning, across multiple sectors related to children and young people. Our ideal candidate will also have experience of establishing and leading cross sector partnerships and translating strategy and policy into practice, based on research evidence including data analysis and voices of lived experience. You will also need to have experience of working with academic establishments across the UK and beyond in commissioning and disseminating research/reports as well as significant experience of working with and influencing Scottish and/or UK Government and policy. Furthermore, you will need to possess experience of managing staff. The role will also require a strong breadth of experience in the fields of mental health and wellbeing and/or education.
The Craighalbert Centre (The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments) purpose is to work with families and partners to deliver integrated learning, therapy and care for children in Scotland, supporting the enablement of children affected by motor impairments to achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitions.
We are actively looking for passionate individuals who are enthusiastic about working as part of a team devoted to supporting children with additional support needs. In the capacity of a Learning, Care, and Therapy Practitioner, you will become an essential member of our highly experienced and dedicated teams, bringing your enthusiasm to your work each day.
As a fundamental part of our commitment to fostering a personalised and inclusive environment, we design specialised settings that nurture children's learning, curiosity, well-being, and ongoing health. Your responsibilities will include assisting with personal care, facilitating learning and active engagement, and contributing to therapy support. Our ultimate goal is to empower each child to reach their fullest potential.
We offer the following benefits:
· Attractive salary package,
· Comprehensive pension plan (Local Government Pension Scheme),
· Substantial annual leave allowance (55 days),
· Family support,
· Employee assistance program,
· Convenient on-site parking at no cost.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustrans team and work as part of the I Bike Project in Scotland. The I Bike Project has been running in Scotland since 2009, working closely with schools to promote sustainable travel.
As the I Bike Officer, you will be supporting a number of local teams, including the Aberdeenshire councils transport team and the Active Schools Team. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the I Bike Project to schools across Aberdeenshire, to promote sustainable (active) travel to and from school and for recreational journeys. But you will be primarily focused with the Meldrum cluster schools.
You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as the Senior Leadership teams within the schools, Local community group leaders and Local Authority members. In addition, you will support the School Champions, the staff and volunteers promoting sustainable (active) travel within the school communities, using Local Authority resources to promote the I Bike project.
This role will require travel, including overnight stays and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.
You should have experience of working with children and young people as well as working with schools and community youth groups, with the ability to build relationships with ease across a wide range of people.
You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and you will be knowledgeable planning for presentation, lessons, and activities.
We would like you to have undertaken or be willing to attend the National Standard Cycle instructor Training, and Bike maintenance training, and have an understanding of active travels programmes in Scotland.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)
Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.
Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.
In partnership with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service, we have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.
Delivering mentoring and outreach family support services for women and their families affected by imprisonment.
The service is available to all adult females who are:
Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of families and children? COVEY has two exciting opportunities available for Coordinators to manage delivery of 1-1 and group-based befriending/ mentoring support to children and young people.
COVEY’s consistent relationship-based support, which is centred on the participant’s needs, interests and hopes, improves health and wellbeing, social connections, confidence and increases their engagement with education, training, volunteering or employment.
As a Coordinator, you will have the ability to work collaboratively with children, young people, their families and others who support them. This will involve engaging with various, community, statutory and voluntary agencies and working in close partnership to support vulnerable families.
You would ideally have experience of supporting volunteers, managing a caseload, evaluation and monitoring. We are looking for someone who has a real passion around supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community.
Are you passionate about women and children’s rights? Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to work with children and young people experiencing domestic abuse?
The Children’s workers are responsible for providing day-to-day support for children in Stirling Women’s Aid’s refuge and outreach programmes. This includes providing support to individual children and young people including arranging and attending meetings with health, education, and social work. The children’s workers will work closely with Stirling Women’s Aid’s Women’s and Outreach family workers to provide a comprehensive service across the local authority.
The role requires a range of experience and skills. You must be able to work independently and manage your own workload. You must have a strong commitment to equality and a feminist understanding of domestic abuse. You will have strong communication skills and will be able to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
Must hold a current driving license.
Organisation profile:Stirling and District Women’s Aid offers support, information and temporary refuge accommodation for women and their children who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a partner or former partner. We work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations.