Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Support Workers (Vacancy-Dependent)

Salary: £18,087 – £19,601 per annum

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 services support people with exceptional needs, and we need exceptional people to help us. 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.  We have an amazing team working hard to make a difference, but we want and need to do more.

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. We meet a diverse range of people on the streets and so the ability to be fluent in a language other than English would be advantageous.  Polish and Romanian are the most commonly used languages but other languages would be useful also.

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. 

We have support worker opportunities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire, and Perth.  If you are interested, the application pack is available to download below.  Please submit your application as soon as possible to jobs@simonscotland.org.  If you would like an informal discussion about the opportunities, please contact our admin team on 0131 344 0825.

Please Note: Applications will be considered based on role availability. Where no vacancies exist, candidates will be considered at a later date.

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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

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

Administrator

Salary: £17,612 per annum

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.

Simon Community Scotland is seeking to appoint an experienced Administrator who will bring enthusiasm, reliability and adaptability to the post and who is proficient in the use of standard IT packages (G Suite and Microsoft Office).

The successful candidate will support the work of the Simon Community Head Office, supporting two key departments in all administrative duties including handling telephone and email enquiries, database maintenance, mailbox management, post, cash handling and financial processing. Experience in all of these areas is therefore desirable.  You will be the first point of contact for colleagues therefore you will be personable and keen to help, taking on any task which was assigned, as part of your duties.

The primary focus of the post will be administration and outstanding interpersonal skills, together with a well-developed customer care philosophy are fundamental to this post. Candidates should communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and the ability to prioritise duties to meet deadlines and a high degree of flexibility are essential in the selected candidate.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as being a team player
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with have a keen eye for detail
  • Good communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • To be flexible with conflicting priorities and adaptable to changing needs of the departments

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

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

Service Leader – Edinburgh Street Team

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum

Based: 22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Hours: 37.5

Are you looking for a role where you can lead and develop a diverse team working on the streets of Edinburgh to deliver life changing quality services?

Can you create a culture which empowers your team and encourages their roles as leaders in every interaction and to take risk informed decision making at the front line?

If so, we have the position for you!

The rare opportunity to lead our Street Team has come up and we are looking for someone to join us who is passionate about making a difference for people facing homelessness on the streets. The Street Team’s work sits at the core of our model, taking our services out to reach people on the streets every day and night, and responding to people as individuals to help them find solutions which includes linking them in with other services, provided by us and others. We are constantly striving to improve and we are looking for a motivated, creative person to work with us as we keep on developing our work on the streets.

The successful candidate will need to believe in our frontline staff and the passion and commitment they bring to Streetwork at Simon Community Scotland, and find creative and innovative ways to empower them. The values of our organisation are not rhetoric, they are alive and kicking in all aspects of our work. We don’t always get it right but we try and try again so bringing those values to life in everything we do is important to us.

We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with detail, delegating appropriately to their team, and enabling leadership to flourish at all levels. We want to promote a culture of genuine participation which places the people who use our services at the heart of what we do and how we do it. You need to be confident in making decisions and in managing complex resources. You should have enough experience to bring technical knowledge of compliance and regulation, service planning and finance as well as strategic workforce planning. You need to always have service users in mind and focus on bringing value to them through smart, efficient, creative, reliable, consistent and effective services.

If you are interested, please return the below application pack to jobs@simonscotland.org as soon as possible.

Application Pack

Service Leader Job Description