Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?
About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach
Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.
What we are looking for....
We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Worker Nights, working four nights on (10 hours per night) every second week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.
We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.
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.
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 on our website.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
About the Role
SAMH is delighted to be partnering with Aberdeenshire Council to expand our SAMH Time for Me programme to young people in schools and communities across Aberdeenshire. To achieve this we are seeking experienced practitioners to work full time, and during term-time with young people from Aberdeenshire high schools. Time for Me is a community based 8 session life skills course for young people aged 11 – 18 years experiencing low mood and/or anxiety. Based on the cognitive behavioural approach it provides young people with time and space to explore, discuss and understand their difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours. It aims to reduce anxiety, improve wellbeing, increase confidence and resilience, and help young people to develop tools to manage life’s challenges.
The programme can be delivered individually within schools or community venues. We also hope to develop and trial a group work programme. The programme can be delivered both face to face and digitally. In addition to Time for Me, the Time for Me Practitioner will deliver a range of digital and face-to-face mental health and wellbeing workshops to parents and carers. These workshops aim to increase mental health awareness, whilst also tackling mental health stigma, and provide information and tools to enable people to support their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing.
What we are looking for
We are looking for individuals with extensive experience of working with young people around their mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and ability to manage own case load, you’ll need to be flexible to respond to the needs of the service and young people, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.
A driving licence and access to a car is essential for this post. What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction along with ongoing training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;
Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
A bit about the role
A fantastic opportunity for a qualified counsellor to gain or strengthen their experience in a high school setting which has emerged within our established team in Glasgow. As a part of our supportive team, you'll receive monthly supervisions to meet regulatory requirements, guided by an experienced supervisor. Additionally, you'll be part of a supportive community of counsellors and practitioners within a large school-based team.
We're seeking counsellors to deliver a high-quality, school-based professional counselling service by effectively intervening, managing cases, and assessing the needs of secondary school students aged 12-18 years. Your role will ensure the provision of safe care and the achievement of positive outcomes in collaboration with the students.
As a member of a passionate broader team, your focus will be on promoting and enhancing the mental health, emotional resilience, and overall well-being of secondary school students who may be adversely affected or at risk of poor mental health. Your ability to engage effectively with young people will be crucial in providing counselling support, primarily within a school setting, although there may also be occasions requiring support in a local community or home setting.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
Some key responsibilities for the role are;
Let's talk about you
A recognised counselling qualification (e.g., diploma counselling), with relevant experience and be registered/accredited with COSCA/BACP/BABCP or equivalent.
Experience of working within a multi-agency social care, schools, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding best practice.
Experience of managing cases, in accordance with agreed procedures and completing assessments, planning and reviews to ensure positive outcomes.
Willingness to train in relevant Evidence Based Programmes including the Blues programme or Decider.
Good to know
Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.
We are looking to recruit an experienced executive support professional into our Corporate Services department to provide additional support to the CEO and Senior Management Team (SMT) - (2x Head of Services, Head of Income Generation and Head of Corporate Services), with executive and governance support. This role is suited to someone who is great at managing conflicting priorities, supporting a leadership team, working to tight deadlines, proficient in Microsoft applications and can handle confidential information.
This is a new role, and we are looking for someone with experience to lead and guide the SMT. This role would suit individuals from a PA or Executive support background.
In addition to the responsibilities in the Job Description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:
People and Business Support Manager
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Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is seeking new trustees to join our Board of Directors. VCEL is the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian. We are here to inform and represent the third sector, providing support, advice, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations. Our teams are dedicated to helping our communities advance. VCEL work with organisations and individuals across East Lothian, we’re your trusted and convenient single point of access for support, guidance and opportunities in the East Lothian area and we ensure that the third sector is effectively supported and represented at the local level. At the heart of VCEL is our mission: to build empowered and resilient communities with a thriving third sector.
Our Trustees/Directors are responsible for VCEL's overall governance. Meeting a minimum of 5 times a year, they set the organisation's strategy and ensure we are accountable to our funders and our regulators. To bring additional skills and expertise to the Board, we are seeking applications from dedicated individuals from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds including those with a background in law, finance, business, human resources, marketing, fundraising and the voluntary sector with an interest in making a difference.
Although it's a voluntary unpaid position it is a highly rewarding and enjoyable role.
Calman Trust is a young person’s service based in Inverness. Our aim is to improve the life chances of young people in Highland by providing a range of activity focused on improving their wellbeing and regular participation, managing personal challenges and with increased self-belief and confidence beginning to prepare for independent living and/or employment.
We are looking to recruit an experienced youth worker to provide first steps in this process. You will have responsibility for engaging young people in activities that enhance their wellbeing, matched to their personal interests and choices. You must be able to build the trust of disengaged young people and to encourage and inspire them to join in 1-1 or small group sessions.
You will be flexible in your approach, taking account of individual progress in delivering 1-1 and group sessions and collaborating with the wider Calman team. You will have responsibility for engaging with other services where appropriate.
The successful candidate will be:
• Experienced in working with disengaged young people affected by personal challenges, including anxiety, and low motivation
• Able to inspire the participation of young people
• Able to plan and deliver activity tailored to individuals
• Able to plan and deliver group activity that meets the needs of all participants
• Flexible in your approach to work, able to respond to the interests and choices of young people
Additional requirements of the role:
• PVG membership
• Driving licence
Job description and background details attached.
A fantastic management opportunity to oversee all outdoor-based operations, ensuring that a programme of activities, expeditions and training is safe, effectively staffed and enjoyable.
The role supports individuals, schools and youth groups to participate in a range of nature-based youth awards, including Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Sections/Expeditions.
Awards Plus supports young people who face barriers to participation and may need extra support towards personal achievements.
Are you ready to embark on an engaging journey where you'll play a vital role in providing administrative support across the team including board meetings and tackling the day-to-day challenges of a dynamic charity? You will support all areas of the charity such as, Programmes and Volunteering, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications and Governance. The ICAS Foundation is on the lookout for a passionate and very organised individual to join us as a Foundation Administrator.
Who We Are: The ICAS Foundation is an independent charity that collaborates closely with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) to champion equity, diversity, and inclusion among its members. For the past decade, we've been dedicated to empowering university students studying accountancy and finance, having granted over £2 million in funding. Each year, we support approximately 100 students across universities in Scotland and England, welcoming around 35 new Scholars annually and guiding them through their university journey for up to 4 years.
Our core mission is to enable academically talented young people from less privileged backgrounds to pursue accountancy or finance-related degrees. We accomplish this through financial bursaries, a mentoring scheme, and facilitating internships and graduate job opportunities.
The Job: As a Foundation Administrator, you'll dive into a multifaceted role that involves diary management, meeting coordination, minute-taking, data collection, and thanking donors for their donations. You will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, and supporting the administration needs of our volunteers, students and donors.
You'll help to organise board meetings, manage the mailbox, student bursary and grant enquiries administration and coordinate updates from mentors, students, and alumni. Additionally, you'll support fundraising initiatives, administering donations, writing thank you letters to donors and support at events to elevate our charity's visibility and income.
Your work will directly contribute to our mission of supporting young people from diverse backgrounds in the UK, enabling them to pursue higher education and a broader range of career opportunities, including becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Who We Need: We're seeking an experienced and organised administrator, with a preference for candidates who have worked in charitable organisations. However, we're open to various work experiences that can be applied to advance the ICAS Foundation's charitable purpose.
Our work is all about creating a positive impact for young people and is both rewarding and challenging. We're looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse role, enjoys engaging with others, and is adept at managing multiple tasks, stakeholders, and schedules. You should be comfortable juggling diaries, coordinating external meetings and events, and collaborating closely with a small, enthusiastic and hard-working team with direct responsibility to the Director.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the ICAS Foundation's mission, making a real impact in an organisation where you can roll up your sleeves and take on a pivotal role.
In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including an employer pension scheme (9%), a generous holiday package (Up to 35 days including public holidays and the option to buy and sell), training and development opportunities, and up to 3 days paid volunteering days to support charitable activities. The post will be contracted on a joint employment basis between the ICAS Foundation and ICAS, benefiting from all of the features and benefits of an ICAS employee.
We are looking to recruit Community Development Officers in Aberdeen. These roles will engage key partners and stakeholders in the region providing tailored support, training, and education to create suicide safer communities.
What you will do:
Identify, develop and maintain effective partnerships with local communities, volunteers and key partners across the region to engage them in the prevention of young suicide.
Proactively promote suicide prevention including raising the profile of PAPYRUS and engaging with those personally affected by young suicide.
Equip a wide range of stakeholders to enable them to create sustainable suicide-safer communities through the provision of tailored support, training, and education.
Deliver training and awareness-raising products to a variety of groups including professionals, parents, young people, volunteers, and other trainers.
Contribute to the development and review of projects, and education and training products, in line with the strategic plan.
Contribute to and promote campaigns, training and opportunities as outlined in the Regional and Strategic Plans.
Represent the charity at events including conferences, panels, working groups and through media channels as required.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Previous experience working in a community setting, delivering information and training sessions, leading workshops, or educational activities.
A proven track record of networking and building and managing effective relationships, tailoring the approach to meet the differing needs of the audience.
Experience as a qualified ASIST Trainer or willingness to gain qualification and experience.
Experience of using own initiative and creativity to develop a project, programme, or area of work.
The ability to travel to different locations across Scotland and the wider UK to attend meetings, events and deliver training.
Benefits: You will receive 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time workers), hybrid and flexible working arrangements, an attractive pension scheme, Simply Health membership and enhanced sick pay. Please visit our website for more details.
General Role: Generations Working Together (GWT) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustee.
We are looking for a trustee who has experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland. In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and life experience in one of the following areas:
•Human Resources (two areas here to develop - our internal HR and supporting the developing of our workplace support).
•Marketing and Communications (including digital)
•Health and/or Social Care
Trustees are appointed for a term of two times three years and are eligible to serve a further three-year term or three one-year terms, after which they must retire from the board. Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
We ask for a commitment which involves attending:
• Four online board meetings (normally held on a Wednesday, 5.30pm to 8pm) (however this could alter in the future due to the needs of Trustees)
• The Annual General Meeting (online) – November 2024
• One development session (in person normally Glasgow) each year to develop and review the corporate plan/manifesto.
• Occasional GWT Conferences/ Parliamentary receptions or other events.
As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the aims and outcomes of GWT. This may include membership of task and finish groups, standing committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve IG practice nationwide. Our vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, where everyone has opportunities to build relationships that help to create a more inclusive society.
Intergenerational work means relationship-based projects, activities and events where people of different generations, who might not otherwise meet, do things together in positive and creative ways. It includes any activities which purposefully ignore, remove or break down social, environmental, cultural or institutional barriers between generations e.g. ageism, making spaces for older & younger people to meet naturally, get to know each other, share ideas, pass on &/or learn new skills, work together to identify solutions to problems, addressing challenges in their communities, all the while forging relationships and friendships.
An intergenerational lens can also be applied to the workplace which can now have up to five generational cohorts within. Organisations are considering the impact of this and are questioning whether they have the right policies, processes and ethos in place to support their diverse expectations. Applying an intergenerational lens to the workplace provides an opportunity to consider the benefits that come from diverse generational groups.
As a membership and capacity-building organisation, GWT operate locally and nationally raising awareness, sharing and expanding knowledge and understanding of intergenerational practice and its impact. We provide training and wide-ranging resources and organise learning events and facilitate local and thematic networking opportunities, to enable high quality intergenerational activity to take root on the ground & flourish. GWT lead and deliver pilot projects to support and encourage the development and delivery of intergenerational practice in new settings. We also participate in research projects and scan relevant research taking place across the world for distilling and sharing with our members and others.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed here on our YouTube channel detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
The next three years looks very exciting with GWT developing new programmes of work including support to the workplace, a new corporate plan, manifesto and on top of our normal networks and training programme an events calendar which includes the following:
• 2024 - Six learning roadshows facilitated in Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Dundee, Dumfries, Glasgow and Inverness
• A Parliamentary Reception (Holyrood) launching a new publication and celebrating 2024’s Excellence Award Winners (11th June)
• 2025 – National Conference to be held in the Highlands celebrating local grassroot work (possibly May or Sept)
• 2026 – Global Intergenerational Conference in Glasgow in partnership with the International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (possibly May or Sept)