Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Receptionist/Administration Assistant – Edinburgh (Streetwork)

Salary Scale: £17,612 – £19,601

Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community.  

Job Purpose

We’re currently looking for an value driven, experienced administrative star who takes pride working for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of those who need help most! The administration team is the vital nervous system of any workplace, and as the administration assistant you’ll be the first port of call for the daily duties that keep Streetwork operating as a well oiled machine. Reporting to the senior administrator as a part of the greater corporate services team, you’ll coordinate to ensure all systems are efficient, organised and humming along.

About You

You must be  an experienced administrator who’s comfortable with varied duties and responsibilities, who can multi-task in a fast-paced and varied workload each day (no 2 days are the same!). You must be  confident with your skillset to tackle any task and see it through to completion, and happy to work independently or to work with other team members on larger ongoing projects. You will love working with a team that feels like family, motivated by the same shared passion to help people, no matter what your role in the organisation is. You should be friendly, outgoing, and take joy in ensuring everyone you work with has a positive experience.

Role

  • Supporting the Senior Administrator with the administrative operations of the Edinburgh office.
  • General reception duties, including answering phones, welcoming visitors and handling enquiries.
  • Providing ad hoc administrative support to the assistant director or other management.
  • Assisting with the improvement of operational efficiency including purchasing procurement, automation implementation and improving our environmental footprint. 
  • Oversee ad hoc projects from inception to completion.
  • Assist the Senior Administrator with social media engagement and content generation.
  • Improve and maintain current filing systems. 
  • Arranging catering for meetings as and when required, diary and calendar management of meeting rooms.
  • HR duties such as recording staff leave and processing new starters.
  • Finance duties such as petty cash and staff travel.
  • Stock takes and procurement of supplies and necessary items for our Southbridge office and hub/drop in centre.
  • Coordination of facilities suppliers and maintenance support when necessary.
  •  Routine health and safety checks.
  • Maintaining registers of our equipment and a database of our staff in Edinburgh.

Experience

  • Must have at least 3 years experience in a professional administrator role.
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in a customer services environment.
  • You must be a self starter and have a “hit the ground running” attitude and have the ability to cope with interruptions in a constantly changing environment.
  • Creative problem solving skills, willing to take a routine or ad-hoc task to the furthest point of completion possible before requesting additional support.
  • Have first class written and verbal presentation skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Marketing and social media experience would be desirable. 
  • A history of working in a company or organisation within social care or health care would be desirable.
  • Previous experience in basic financial support would be desirable.
  • Be highly organised and methodical in your approach to work, with strong planning, organisational skills, and the ability to work independently.
  • Work autonomously to prioritise and manage your regular and additional tasks to ensure all tasks are completed and deadlines are met.
  • A fully supportive and integrated team player contributing to effective performance in achieving strategic goals, with a flexible attitude to deadlines if and when required, willing to speak up and coordinate duties.
  • Advanced IT skills, particularly GSuite would be advantageous in addition to MS Office packages.
  • Proactively learn new technology to improve the performance of the Corporate Services Department.

The closing date is 6th April 2020. Please send your CV to jobs@simonscotland.org and complete the online application form.

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Pets and Housing Development and Engagement Officer

SalaryCompetitive + benefitsLocationRC Glasgow, GlasgowJob TypeContractHours per Week35Closing DateThursday 12 March 2020

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of homeless people and their dogs across Scotland? 

Dogs Trust is now recruiting a Pets and Housing Engagement Officer to develop and deliver a regional strategy in Scotland, with the aim of increasing accommodation and support options for homeless pet owners and to help homelessness services to become pet friendly. 

This 12-month fixed term unique post is funded by Dogs Trust and the Simon Community to make a difference to the lives of homeless dog owners and their pets across Scotland.  As experts in their sectors, these charities have come together with the aim of increasing accommodation and support options for homeless dog owners, by supporting voluntary and statutory homelessness services across Scotland.  This post is managed and delivered by Dogs Trust, but the post-holder will be expected to work closely with our Simon Community colleagues and other key established contacts in Scotland. 

The role is 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Access to a vehicle for work purposes and the willingness to travel across Scotland as needed is essential. This may also include occasional overnight stays. 

The bases for this project are within Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth and will require the post-holder to be flexible and ‘hot-desk’ across Dogs Trust and Simon Community offices in these areas.

Please note – a criminal records check through Disclosure Scotland will be required for this role.

To apply for this position please click the Please Apply Here button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Closing date

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Support Worker 1 & 2 – North Lanarkshire Services (based in Motherwell, Airdrie & Wishaw)

Support Worker 1 & 2 – Lenzie Gate Service (based in Springburn, Glasgow)

Please only apply for the post if you are able to travel to the above locations. You will find the application process below.

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.

Support Workers will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who use the service that focuses on goals, promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. Support Workers will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified care plans.

  • To work with service users to develop and deliver person-centred support plans that achieve the best possible outcomes for people who use the service.
  • To encourage people who use services to take an active role in their support and in all decisions relating to them or their support.
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of services provided to people who use the service.

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.

Why work with Simon Community?

Life insurance is x4 times your salary, a contributory pension scheme where we pay 4%, 35 days annual leave (38 days after 5 years), and holiday buy back scheme and childcare vouchers, also the option to join our Health Plan and Credit Union.

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 front line staff to deliver impact for service users.

If you are interested in applying, please visit our website to complete our online application and submit an up to date CV to the email provided on our website.

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Please note, we require both application and CV to progress onto our shortlisting process. You must also specify what job you are applying for when submitting your CV. Closing date 31st March 2020.

Support/Relief Workers – Women’s Services.

£17,612-£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 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 find solutions to help people recover from homelessness. Within our services we are proud to provide accommodation specifically designed for women experiencing homelessness.

The women who enter our accommodation services, usually have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. 

Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced team of dedicated women who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery. 

Key duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Provide high quality accommodation and housing related support to women.
  • Provide individual and, where possible, group work support.
  • Ensure that women are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to support them to stabilise, gain independence skills, sustain their tenancies, and access appropriate move-on accommodation.
  • Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their safety, independence and wellbeing.
  • Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups.
  • Take part in the assessment of women; including gathering additional information from supporting agencies.
  • Carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of women and enable relevant support to be offered as quickly as possible.
  • Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the accommodation service.
  • Be responsible for the accommodation service, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained along with a daily staff presence.

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers as well as opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offers an exciting chance to build up your experience and skills, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability. 

For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint females only for these posts (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)

If you are interested in applying, please visit our website to complete our online application and submit an up to date CV to the email provided. Closing date 31st March 2020.

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Please note, we require both application and CV to progress onto our shortlisting process. You must also specify what job you are applying for when submitting your CV.
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Street Team – Relief Worker

Based: Glasgow

Salary: £9.03 per hour

Responsible to: Service Leader

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.

The Street Team Relief worker will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who are rough sleeping in Glasgow or at risk of rough sleeping. Working in pairs, they will engage with Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People and support them to present for accommodation, engage with health and addiction services as well as other homeless services.

This role requires a degree of physical fitness as street staff actively outreach on foot across the city centre and surrounding areas. Essential protective clothing and footwear will be provided and must be used.

 Key tasks: 

1. To help provide person-centered support to people who use our service.

2. To help maintain accurate records and case notes. 

3. To ensure that services comply with standards set by Simon Community Scotland and meet the contractual and/or regulatory requirements of relevant external agencies. 

4. To contribute as an effective team member to the development of the activities of the service.  

If you are interested in applying please complete our online application form via our website and send an up-to-date CV to jobs@simonscotland.org

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Please note we require both a CV and a completed application form to be considered.