Project Manager (Cycling and Warehouse)
Salary : £21,507 per annum
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 Simon Community.
We have ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to respond faster and support all those who need our help. Street Cycles is critical to being able to achieve this and, following its successful launch in January this year, we have ambitions to create a national street outreach service on bicycle. The service is entirely volunteer-led and we look forward to nurturing and developing our dedicated volunteer network. Our warehouse is is at the heart of Street Cycles and, is also a central distribution point for much needed resources to be logistically catalogued and then delivered via a network of volunteers to people who urgently need: food packs; emergency winter kits; clothes; homeware and more… We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that they need a helping hand and this role will play a key part.
If you are a cycling enthusiast with a passion for logistics, order and developing people who can become key volunteers across our organisation, this role is for you.
This is a key role with Simon Community Scotland is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships and work as part of a volunteer-led team who are dedicated to meeting the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Recruiting, training and deploying a teams of volunteers to deliver outreach services.
- Lead, develop and promote Street Cycles Project in Glasgow.
- Work with colleagues in Edinburgh to develop and deliver a Street Cycle Outreach Project in the City.
- Manage our warehouse function in Glasgow collecting, collating and distributing donated goods.
- Build relationships with key personnel internally and with organisations from which you are recruiting volunteers to understand how they work, develop partnerships and assess service needs.
- Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of Street Cycles and our warehouse.
- Promote cycling in the workplace, across the organisation and in the community.
- Ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers.
- Promote role specific volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns.
- Support the interview and recruitment process for volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position.
- Organise rotas and provide inductions and training.
- Offer advice and information to volunteers and external organisations through face-to-face, telephone & email contact and keep volunteer records up to date.
- Organise profile-raising events in partnership with the Volunteer Coordinator to attract new volunteers.
- Manage budgets and resources, including the reimbursement of expenses.
- Monitor and evaluate activities and write reports for a variety of stakeholders.
There are three expectations we have of you. You must:
- Embrace technology in delivering your role.
- Support service users to become digitally included.
- Play an active role in Simon Community Scotland’s social media strategy.
Some of the people Simon Community Scotland support have little experience and knowledge of the internet and using email. You will be expected to help them connect, understand and be safe whilst promoting digital inclusion for people furthest away from the digital age.
Support Worker 2 & Relief Support Workers, Saltcoats Service
SALARY: £17,612 – £19,601 per annum / £8.59 per hour
This is an excellent opportunity in a varied, exciting and sometimes challenging Service to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support.
Our team support people who experience stigma, exclusion and low expectations. The challenge we face is giving people hope. We treat people with dignity, allow them to have self-worth and have the confidence to recover. Within the service, staff work various shifts including days and nights over 37.5 hours per week. Part time will also be considered. As part of our team, you will be supported in your development and be encouraged to progress and advance within the organisation.
Applicants must have a passion to support people, not in a directive way but collaboratively, valuing everyone’s right to choice and respect. Would you like to join our team? Click on the link to complete our application form or call our HR team to be sent an application pack.
We offer many benefits including: Company pension scheme; childcare vouchers; occupational sick pay; staff health and well-being schemes; training & development opportunities and 35 days’ annual leave.
There is currently no closing date for applications. Successful candidates at shortlisting stage will be invited to interview – early 2018. Details to be advised.
Support Worker or Relief Support Worker, Glasgow Services (various)
SALARY: £16,741 – £19,601 per annum
To maintain our success in delivering against our vision and values and to enable us to reach, connect and work with more people every year, we are looking for all levels of support workers and relief/sessional workers to join our Glasgow services.
We are looking for candidates with or without homelessness experience. Have you worked in the care field? Have experience of supporting those with addictions? Have worked within any social care setting?…Then we are looking for YOU!
We support people who often experience stigma, exclusion and low expectations. The challenge we face is giving people hope. We want people to be treated with dignity, have self-worth and have the confidence to recover.
If you would like to join any of our experienced teams in one of our fast-paced and dynamic Glasgow Services, please send us your details using our application pack.
We have opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief support workers to work various shifts including days, nights, weekends and sleepovers on a rota basis.
All applicants must have a real passion to support people – not in a directive way, but collaboratively, valuing everyone’s right to choice and respect.
Feel you would relish such an opportunity? Click here for an application pack.
Support Workers 1 and 2 (37.5 hours per week) £16,741 – £19,601
Relief/Sessional workers £8.59 per hour
North Lanarkshire Services
To maintain our success in delivering against our vision and values and to enable us to reach, connect and work with more people every year, we are looking for Support Workers to join our North Lanarkshire teams.
We support people who often experience stigma, exclusion and low expectations. The challenge we face is giving people hope. We want everyone to be treated with dignity, have self-worth and have the confidence to recover. All applicants must have a real passion to support people – not in a directive way, but collaboratively, valuing everyone’s right to choice and respect. You would be part of our experienced team working various shifts including days & nights on a rota basis.
If you would relish this challenging opportunity in our exciting services, please send us your details using our application pack.
There is currently no closing date for applications. Successful candidates at shortlisting stage will be invited to interview thereafter (date to be confirmed).