Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Service Lead, Govanhill Women’s Service

For genuine occupational requirement reasons, we are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Based: Govanhill, Glasgow

Salary: £30,535 – £35,645

The ideal candidate will:

  • Develop a trauma-informed community for women who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Motivate and influence as well as attract resources to enable and develop diverse teams which deliver in line with the strategic vision, whilst recognising challenges.
  • Empower frontline staff and create future leaders.

Experience:

  • Substantial experience of working within either homelessness, addictions, violence against women and or similar field
  • Working in partnership with external agencies and representing an organisation at stakeholder meetings

Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of the issues facing women in homelessness, including sexual exploitation and prostitution, along with the ability to identify women’s individual and collective needs of relevant legislation around safeguarding and H&S

Desirable:

  • A feminist analysis on how gender, social, economic, race, cultural, religious and sexual orientation issues may impact on people’s lives. 

Skills:

  • Non-judgemental, non-directive and anti-discriminatory approach to empowering women.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

The post is full time, permanent and will report to Jackie Smith (Head of Service). If you have any queries about the role, please contact Jackie on jackie.smith@simonscotland.org. Please find the job description attached.

If you would like to apply for the post, please make a copy of the attached, internal application form and send it to jobs@simonscotland.org.

The closing date is Monday 21st October.

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.

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

Volunteer Co-Ordinator – Edinburgh

Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in.  

Our Volunteering Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.

You must be a self-starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistic operations, and implement creative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.

Deadline: Monday 28th October

Please send the below application pack to Jobs@simonscotland.org

Relief Support Worker – North Lanarkshire

We are currently looking for Relief Workers to work in our North Lanarkshire services based in Airdrie, Motherwell and Wishaw.

Please only apply if you are able to travel to the above locations.

The relief / sessional support will help provide positive practical and emotional support to people who use the service that focuses on goals, promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility.

The relief SW will help contribute to case and service records and to the wider administrative work of the service if required. The relief SW will also contribute to the wider work of the service and/or services area as required.

Key tasks:

  1. To help provide person-centred support to people who use the service.
  2. To help maintain accurate records and case notes.
  3. To ensure that services comply with standards set by SCS 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.

Deadline: Monday 28th October

Please send the below application pack to Jobs@simonscotland.org