Elderpark Housing Association is a community-based housing association operating within Govan and the surrounding areas. We are committed to providing high quality homes and supporting those living within our communities to prosper. Our values are caring, reliable, fair, open and adaptable.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join us as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. This is a key role within our organisation as you will be part of our Senior Management Team, working to provide leadership, management and support to the finance and corporate services team in the delivery of effective financial management, treasury management, governance and compliance, human resource, IT and the corporate service function of the Association.
The focus of the role is:
Experienced at a managerial level, you should have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across our organisation including with colleagues and our Management Committee. Membership of a relevant membership body (CIH or ACCA, ICAS, etc) and experience within a regulated environment is also sought. You should have experience in leading and developing high performance teams and be able to assist in the development of strategies which relate to the Association.
What we offer in return is an excellent working environment within the heart of our community; a commitment to supporting and developing the successful candidate’s skills, knowledge and experience; excellent conditions of service and strong pension offering and a sense of ambition to support the successful candidate to excel in the role.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead Crisis’s service offer and to ensure our work with members is safe, of high quality and impactful. The role holder will have genuine opportunity for leading improvements, for empowering local leaders and for strengthening the relationship between service delivery, development, building the evidence base and achieving social change. These are new roles, hardwiring service development alongside service delivery and creating a new era of empowered local leadership and investment in locations to drive local and national change. Our new 10 year strategy places our services at the very core of Crisis, and these three new roles are pivotal to our overall mission of ending homelessness.
To be successful in this role you will be an experiencing leader with an exceptional track record in service delivery, service development as well as empowering and inspiring people – including staff and volunteers. You will have excellent analytical skills, be familiar with working with significant budgets and with leading through change. You will share our commitment to ending homelessness.
You may have experience in leading and developing large scale service delivery in a relevant field, such as homelessness, housing, adult social care, health, education, training, or employment. You may have gained that experience in the voluntary or statutory sectors. You should have in depth knowledge of working with people with complex needs, engaging with statutory services and a working knowledge of safeguarding.
We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
As a Project Worker, you will be involved in the day-to-day running of a residential unit, providing emotional and practical support to 16 adult male residents in overcoming addiction, and enabling them to live independently through support planning, assessments and key working and delivering group-work sessions.
As an excellent team player with great communication skills, you will have experience and knowledge of our service user group and their surrounding issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft Office tools is essential. SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable, coupled with experience in a Residential/Housing support setting.
This post is restricted to male applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-male residents.
We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.
Do you want to work at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives?
If you love working with people and are passionate about services which support positive healthy ageing, then this could be the job for you!
At Cyrenians we take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering our services. You can find out more about our organisation and our impact online.
About the service
OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) works with individuals and communities to promote independence and wellbeing for people age 60+ across West Lothian. We deliver person-centred, early intervention and prevention services to keep people connected in later life. Our service aims to provide people with the tools to enable them to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as they want to be there.
About the role
The Senior Service Coordinator leads the Service Coordinator and Service Support Assistant in the delivery of the befriending element of the OPAL service and the management of our volunteers.
As Senior Service Coordinator you will:
The role is fixed term to cover for an internal secondment.
You’ll have experience in a similar role, be sensitive, pro-active and have a positive attitude.
As you’ll have the opportunity to work with a broad range of people, you’ll have strong communication skills, be approachable, with the ability to adapt to achieve shared goals.
How we’ll support you
You’ll be part of an experienced, knowledgeable team, with a supportive line manager, who will help you develop and grow in your role. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning programme, and staff wellbeing services.
Compassion | Respect | Integrity | Innovation
Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.
Bethany’s Housing First Fife service is a new service delivering Housing First in Glenrothes, Levenmouth and East Fife. This service was commissioned this year, and is rapidly expanding to meet demand for Housing First in Fife. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a female practitioner to deliver Housing First Support to individuals in our locality.
You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills and you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and the multiple and complex needs faced by many Housing First tenants. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues.
We are committed to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. Below are a few examples of the ways we support our employees.
Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.
There is also an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act that the post be filled by a female, given the requirement to provide support to people where a female practitioner is requested and required, and the need for an additional female practitioners on the team to enable that support to be provided.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.
Homes for Scotland (HFS) is currently recruiting for a Senior Policy Officer / Policy Manager.
As the only organisation which represents home building across all tenures and all geographies across Scotland, we are passionate in the pursuit of our objective of helping members to deliver more homes to meet the needs and aspirations of all those living in Scotland. The home building sector needs a supportive operational environment to ensure that the substantial social and economic benefits associated with delivering more homes can be realised. Your passion and commitment will help ensure those living in Scotland have access to the full range of housing options required to meet need and aspiration.
The successful applicant will support the Director of Policy across all policy areas relevant to the delivery of new homes and manage the preparation of robust and evidence-based responses to the Scottish Government and others to represent the issues faced by members. This includes challenging emerging policy which may negatively impact the delivery of new homes. The successful applicant will also support the Chief Executive and other members of the HFS team and membership in the effective operation of all aspects of the business, particularly in ensuring the team is kept up to date on all relevant existing and emerging policy, data, social and economic trends and events and that our messaging reflects these issues.
We are looking for an experienced, collaborative, personable and astute individual who can self-manage a busy workload and engage confidently with members and our wide-ranging stakeholders. Currently, you may or may not be working in the home building or housing sector but you must be interested in the wide spectrum of issues and views associated with the delivery of more homes and be able to express the views of the sector clearly and positively whilst remaining cognisant of the wider economic, social, and political environment within which our members operate. This full-time position based in our Edinburgh office will reward you with a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, private life cover, health cash plan, health insurance and cycle to work schemes also offered. We operate a flexible working policy.
For further information, please visit our website.
Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? The people that turn to Citizens Advice need help overcoming an obstacle in their lives – from debt to evictions to trouble at work – and you can be key to them getting the support they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way.
• Leading the management team in the creation and delivery of the business plan
• Securing the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation on an ongoing basis and supporting the Board with the implementation of the fundraising strategy
• Developing and delivering short, medium and long-term strategies in partnership with the Board of Directors, ensuring that the organisation meets the needs of local communities
• Overseeing the delivery of professional quality services, evaluating and implementing systems that ensure efficient and accessible services while maintaining staff and volunteer welfare, and propagating a culture of leadership and high-level employee and volunteer engagement throughout the organisation
• Maintaining a reputation for excellence and developing strong partnership relations.
• Advising and guiding the Board to ensure compliance with statutory and membership requirements
Do you have proven experience of audio and copy typing, managing team diaries and setting up and maintaining filing systems, ideally in a legal service environment? Then join Shelter Scotland on a fixed-term contract as a Legal Secretary and you could soon be playing a vital support role within our Scottish Housing Law Service.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the Team
Based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, but serving all of Scotland, our Scottish Housing Law Service is funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Legal Aid Board. It also receives income through legal aid casework. This particular role is based at our Edinburgh office.
About the role
As a Legal Secretary, you’ll be responsible for audio and copy typing, including the typing of legal documents, often to tight deadlines. We’ll also rely on you to manage the team's diaries and assist with the running of seminars and training activities by producing training notes and publicising and administrating the courses. Dealing with telephone and written enquiries from clients, lawyers or Shelter staff, providing a reception service, sorting the post, helping to produce financial information and opening and closing files on our case management CRM system – all are aspects of this interesting and varied role.
To succeed, you’ll need a demonstrable relevant background and good written and verbal communication skills, including a professional telephone manner. Experience of financial procedures would be useful, but isn’t as essential as proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, email and internet and the ability to deal confidentially and tactfully with sensitive information.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Do you have experience of working with vulnerable children & young people? Are you passionate with the energy to provide high quality individual and group support for children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse? Are you able to demonstrate a flexible, practical and positive approach to working with children and young people? Do you have an understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and a reflective, sensitive, non-judgmental approach? Can you work in a way that promotes equality and empowerment? If so we would like to hear from you.
Fife Women’s Aid are delighted to be launching a new service for women experiencing domestic abuse and are looking to recruit a full-time support worker to develop this service.
The role will involve providing ongoing flexible support to women in their own accommodation, with a focus on harm reduction and tenancy sustainment within the community. The service will work in accordance with the Housing First principles and will enhance our existing service provision for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
Applicants should have good communication skills and a passion for supporting recovery from domestic abuse.
The successful applicant will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in health and social care or other relevant subject, or a willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team.
Please join us for an online session to find out more about FWA women’s services. This will be at 6.30pm on Thursday 4th January. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details of the zoom meeting. We hope to see you there.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.