Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Support Workers and Relief Staff – Perthshire

In October we are launching a new flexible support service in the North of Perthshire. From Kinloch Rannoch in the West to Invergowrie in the East and from Perth to Spittal of Glenshee in the North. 

We are looking for people to join our team and help us create and deliver a positive, recovery focused service to people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. The service will support people where and when they need it and will involve evening and weekend working to fit with peoples needs. The service is currently based in Perth and we’re developing remote working so if you live in the back of beyond that would be great as many of the people we support are there too.

We are really excited to be developing this service in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, Turning Point Scotland and CATH and would welcome applicants who view partnerships as essential in helping people with multiple needs and opportunities in their lives, are up for testing new ways of working and can stick with people through challenging times. Many of the people we support experience homelessness as a consequence of the challenges they have experienced; mental and physical health problems, low expectations, poverty, trauma, addictions or abuse. Our staff support people to be confident, optimistic, hopeful and have the resilience to be independent. It’s not an easy job, it’s a brilliant one.

We will provide you with a starting salary of £18,087 rising in increments to £19,601 (Relief workers will get £9.06 hourly rate), life insurance is 4 times your salary, a contributory pension scheme where we pay 4%, 35 days annual leave (38 days after 5 years), holiday buy back scheme and childcare vouchers. We will also invest in your career through learning and development and we have an amazing program of classroom, online and self directed learning in place, backed by great leadership and an organisation that empowers frontline staff to deliver impact for service users.

In return we ask for your compassion, creativity, flexibility, eternal optimism and positive approach as well as a commitment to living the values of our organisation with your colleagues, partners and crucially with the people we support.

If you’re interested then have a look at our Job Description for more detail on the role, watch our Twitter @simoncommscot and Website to get a feel for who we are and what drives us and have a chat with Jan who is leading the development of the service jan@streetwork.org.uk

Support Worker

Salary Scale: £17,612 to £19,601

Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. 

Our Streetwork service in Edinburgh supports people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Streetwork we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe.  Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness.

We currently have a number of opportunities for Support Workers to join our team, see attached job description.  Our work takes place 7 days a week at times that meet the needs of the people we support. Support Workers also contribute to covering our Helpline overnight on a rota basis.

Closing date: 27th September 2019

Please send completed applications to jobs@simonscotland.org

Shared Living Link Worker, Renfrewshire

Salary Scale: £18,087 to £19,601

Following a successful pilot programme in Glasgow of our award-winning Shared Living initiative, we are now extending the pilot into Renfrewshire and have an exciting new vacancy for a Shared Living Link Worker to work with us and our partner organisations to help us become this accommodation option for Renfrewshire.

The Shared Living Link Worker role is ideal for someone who can build positive relationships and partnerships with housing associations, local authority housing officers, third sector organisations, and crucially, engage and support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have aspirations to share a tenancy and commit to each other’s shared life goals. 

You must be a self-starter who can work on your own initiative; have first-class written and verbal presentation skills; be solution focussed and creatively develop this programme to ensure increased access to shared tenancies for the benefit of people who need our support. 

A full, clean driving licence and access to a car are preferred for this role.
The role is initially a 12-month fixed term contract with a possibility of extension.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tricia tricia.imrie@simonscotland.org or if you are interested in applying please complete an application form and send it to jobs@simonscotland.org.

Closing Date: Friday 20th September @ 5pm

Period Friendly Points Volunteer Coordinator, Glasgow

Salary Scale: £23,788 – £25,316

Weekly Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

For most women, periods are a mild inconvenience or a painful few days at their worst. But for homeless women, who have limited or no access to sanitary or hygiene products, as well as often not understanding what is happening to their bodies – it can be a nightmare!

Simon Community Scotland, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, is taking steps to tackle period poverty and are looking for a change champion who is committed to bringing dignity to vulnerable women across Glasgow.  You should be a self-starter who oozes passion and commitment to creating lasting change across the city, you will galvanise the support of volunteers to build an incredible force for good. You should have first-class written and verbal presentation skills; be solution focussed and creatively develop this programme to ensure that it reaches every woman who needs our help.  If this sounds like you, come and join us.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tricia tricia.imrie@simonscotland.org or if you are interested in applying please complete an application form and send it to jobs@simonscotland.org.

Closing Date: Friday 27th September @ 5pm