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 a Workforce Manager 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 visit childminding.org
The successful applicant will manage the implementation of planned and targeted childminder recruitment, based on a successful childminding specific model, increasing the number of childminders across Scotland, in partnership with key stakeholders and funders. You will line manage a Workforce Officer and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues,
We require a skilled communicator, with enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to get on well with others. You will possess excellent organisational skills, be fluent in written reports and funding applications, as well as budget setting and reporting.
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.
This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding Scotland. With nearly 40,000 young members we are the largest charity for girls and young women in Scotland. We’ve been around for over 100 years and have much to be proud of in that rich and vibrant history, but we know that to remain exciting and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
The overall purpose of the Finance Manager role is:
In partnership with the chair of the business management and finance committee (BMF) and honorary treasurer, ensure there is sound governance of the organisation’s assets and compliance with all relevant external regulations.
Main areas of responsibility –
While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to inclusivity. Girlguiding Scotland is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. We welcome requests for reasonable adjustments in order to complete your application, such as alternate formats. We encourage you to contact us on the below email address to discuss your needs.
Due to the retirement of its current Coordinator, Edinburgh Carers Council is seeking an interim CEO to lead the organisation. Edinburgh Carers Council is an independent advocacy organisation, delivering individual and collective advocacy for unpaid carers. It also supports carers through Peer Support work
Edinburgh Carers Council works with unpaid carers of people with mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, dementia, autism, traumatic brain injury and physical disabilities. It is part of national and local strategic planning, including THRIVE Edinburgh.
The main purpose of the post is to lead and manage the organisation, to ensure a focus on carers’ needs and views, and encourage and support staff and volunteers working for ECC. The CEO will represent the collective expressed views of carers at partnership and planning meetings and to the Board of Trustees. They will work closely with our Trustees to focus on our vision and strategy.
The post requires excellent communication skills and an understanding of the issues faced by unpaid carers and the impact of caring on health and wellbeing
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
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities in the Dunoon area.
Working locally, you will join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support to adults who have a variety of support needs, where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required. Flexible working patterns and small contracts can also be considered.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be who we are looking for!
In turn, you will receive:
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
We would encourage you to submit your application as the earliest convenience as we may be able to offer interview at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.
We have a long history of working with children and families in West Lothian and are a busy and developing resource. We offer a range of support including Family Group Decision Making, Support to Kinship families, as well as building a new approach to help children and young people affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners in West Lothian Health and Social Care 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 have a small and friendly team with a base in Bathgate and are looking for an administrator who will underpin the support and commitment we offer to children, young people and their families.
What kind of person will make a good Administrator for Children 1st?
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be office based in Bathgate, West Lothian Wellbeing Hub. Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm.
This a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2023.
Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only organisation in Scotland to exclusively support individuals, and their families, whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s disease (HD). Recognised as one of the world leaders in Huntington’s disease care, we are looking for an experienced administration worker to join our team.
Providing support to the Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (SHDS) in our Highland Service, the part-time Admin /Resource Worker role has a key role to play in the HD Specialist team which provides care management, specialist assessment and regular emotional support to individuals, and their families, throughout the Highlands. The specialist service works in partnership with, and provides training and education to, local Health and Social Care teams, professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.
Scottish Huntington’s Association invites applications from experienced administration workers with excellent communication, IT and interpersonal skills. The right candidate will have a competence of using databases and spreadsheets and have a working knowledge of NHS IT applications and audio typing. You will be able to carry out basic budgetary tasks, manage HD Specialist diaries and take minutes of team meetings. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and takes great pride in the work they carry out.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour and those under-represented in the workforce.
Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) seeks to recruit a part-time Helpline Manager to lead the work of the National Helpline team at Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), ensuring that a high quality, responsive and inclusive helpline service is available to anyone aged 13+ who has been affected by sexual violence in Scotland.
Rape Crisis Scotland is Scotland’s leading organisation working to transform attitudes, improve responses and ultimately to end rape and sexual violence in Scotland. We work in partnership with the 17 local Rape Crisis Centres across Scotland and run the national Rape Crisis Scotland helpline
We seek a part-time (28 hours per week) Learning Coordinator to promote and deliver Lead’s Aberdeenshire Employability Project. This is a learning service for young disabled people and carers aged up to 25 who experience barriers to work and education.
The successful applicant will be committed to:
This post is home-based in Aberdeenshire and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.
You will be passionate about the transformative power of adult learning, have excellent communication skills, and a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
You will be enthusiastic with good organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting disabled people experiencing a range of barriers, of working one-to-one with learners, and of designing and delivering learning programmes. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential to travel to homes and communities across this rural area. You will hold an Assessors Award or be willing to work towards this.