Chief Officer (Gordon Rural Action)

Location  55 Gordon Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Hours  30 hours per week
Pay  £15.70 per hour equivalent to £24,492 pa 

The Organisation

Gordon Rural Action (GRA) is a major independent charitable provider of information and advice services in central Aberdeenshire, operating from three service points in Huntly, Ellon and Inverurie. The Centre’s are staffed by trained paid and volunteer advisors and provide responses to client enquiries covering a wide range of issues in areas such as welfare benefits, debt, legal issues, housing, employment and relationships.

GRA receives its core funding from Aberdeenshire Council but is also funded by its two charity shops and additional income generation through grant applications and fundraising.

Job Purpose

This is a crucial time for GRA, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary later this year and look forward to our next 40 years. We want to build a strong, resilient organisation that supports and values its staff, attracts and retains volunteers, provides a high quality service to the community, has an enterprising ethos and works successfully in partnership with other organisations to ensure that we are can continue to provide a service for another 40 years. The Chief Officer is at the heart of this, working with the Board in the achievement of objectives, the implementation of work plans and the development of GRA’s future strategy and objectives.

The Chief Officer has responsibility for:

  • The production of evidence and information for the Board and for funders
  • Funding applications to Aberdeenshire Council and other bodies
  • The day to day operation of GRA including finance, premises, staffing and quality of services delivered
  • Developing projects and partnerships that support the work of GRA
  • Obtaining accreditation in accordance with the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers
  • Promoting and celebrating the work of the organisation

The Candidate

Enthusiasm, strong social awareness and great communication skills are prerequisites for this demanding position. Experience is more important than academic background. However, applicants for this post should be under no illusions about the extent of hard work and pressure involved in this challenging, interesting and rewarding job.

Key experience/skills that you will have are:

  • A proven track record in a senior management position, with associated HR experience
  • Experience of successfully attracting funding from a wide variety of sources
  • Experience of developing and implementing strategies and action plans
  • Experience of recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • The ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and on competing tasks/priorities
  • The ability to motivate and inspire a team

It would be advantageous if you also had:

  • Experience of organisational change management
  • Knowledge of the advice sector
  • Knowledge of the local area

This role requires a high level of commitment and may involve some occasional evening/weekend work.

Please contact or call 01466 793676 to request an application pack.

Inclusion Worker (Aberlour)

Based in Aberlour Options Aberdeen
18.75 hours per week
Term Time Working
Starting salary of £8,813 per annum

Due to the ongoing growth of our Options Aberdeen Inclusion service, we are looking to recruit a further Inclusion Worker to join our growing team. This 18.75 hour per week term time post (39 weeks per year) offers applicants the opportunity to join an established, creative and dynamic team.

In partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Aberlour Options Aberdeen Inclusion Service offers community based education support services. We support children and young people who have complex additional support needs that impacts on their ability to engage with mainstream schooling. The team focus on promoting inclusion for young people who are either excluded from school, or accessing a flexible learning pathway to address barriers to inclusion whilst working towards Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. This is combined with a personalised therapeutic level of support to help young people reintegrate back into school or move on to other services that offer vocational learning opportunities.

The inclusion service offers bespoke, therapeutic intervention focussing on raising attainment for young people who struggle to manage the demands of a school environment. This includes developing personalised programmes of support, focussing on developing self-regulatory skills that will enable them to better manage the demands of a formal learning environment in the future. The aim is to reintegrate back into school, or where that isn’t possible prepare young people for other leaning/work placements. The personalised nature of the support means that inclusion workers can work on a 1:1 basis as well as supporting small group work that will enable young people to learn at a pace that is both realistic and sustainable for them. The service can be delivered in school, in the community and from the service base, making it a flexible and bespoke support package to best meet the needs of the young person.

As post holder you will work directly with a group of young people; on a 1-to-1 basis or as part of a small groups; working flexibly and creatively towards a set of agreed outcomes. Although a proportion of this work takes place at our base in Bucksburn, our Inclusion Workers also work within the young person’s community and school settings.

Applicants will need to demonstrate flexibility and creativity in all they do. You will practice in a person centred, needs led manner, demonstrating patience, empathy and understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will also have had experience of working with young people in a community, educational or residential settings.

You are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council. To register you must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (e.g. SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).

What we will offer you:

Excellent development and training opportunities to enable you to grow and develop your skills.

A fantastic opportunity to develop and plan fun and positive activities for children and young people.

Access to our group pension scheme

Continual support working as part of a small highly motivated team

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail:  Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on the 30th July 2018

Interviews to be held: week commencing 6th August 2018

Mobility Service Provider/Driver (Shopmobility Aberdeen)

Are you good with people, patient, friendly, highly self-motivated and ready to make a positive difference to in our local communities?

Shopmobility Aberdeen is looking to recruit a service provider/driver to operate our new mobile service.

The service will be delivered from a HGV 2 class vehicle adapted to serve the needs of people with disabilities looking to have access to their local shops and facilities and events, shows, games and galas which are held throughout the city each year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality service to our customers, their families and friends, providing instruction on the safe and effective use of the mobility equipment we provide, supervising and co-ordinating volunteers as well as the safe driving and operation of the vehicle.

Applicants must be 25 or over and have held an endorsement free full UK/EU driving licence for at least 3 years. Applicants without an appropriate HGV driving qualification must be willing to undertake training, testing and a medical in order to attain the required qualifications to be able to operate and drive the vehicle.

Hours: 40 per week, evening and weekend work will be required
Term: initially 2 years with a view to extending for a further two years
Salary: circa £20,000-00 dependent on experience and qualifications
Closing date 7th August, 2018
Interviews to be held 17th August, 2018

Please apply with CV and covering letter to:
Shopmobility Aberdeen
2, First Level Mall
Aberdeen, AB11 5RG.

Regional Fundraising Manager (SCAA)

Type of Role: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Home-based, preferably Aberdeenshire
Salary: £30,000 – £35,000
Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 12th August 2018 

BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to once again be working with Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.

Flying 365 days per year and working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service, the incredible SCAA helps save lives when time is critical and seconds can make a difference in terms of survival and early recovery.

Now in its 5th year, the charity is going from strength to strength. It recently launched a Capital Appeal to raise £6 million to fund a second life-saving helicopter.

Due to the growth and success of the charity, it is adding another regional fundraiser to its hard-working team. The current northern region will be divided in two, with this role focusing on the northern most area – Aberdeenshire, Inverness, the Highlands and Islands.

In this role you will maximise, develop and retain corporate and community fundraising relationships and opportunities. You will deliver this by developing relationships with new and existing supporters and by networking with a wide range of interconnected audiences to proactively grow the charity’s northern supporter base.

An important part of the role will be to work effectively with volunteers and implement an active programme of volunteer recruitment to support fundraising and awareness of the organisation.

You will be an experienced fundraiser who can develop new and creative fundraising initiatives, secure corporate support and steward existing donors.

If you would like to bring your exceptional relationship-based fundraising skills to this exciting role, contact us today.

How To Apply

If you think this is a perfect match for your values and skill set then please contact as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 12th August 2018

Interview Date: Friday 24th August 2018

Second interviews, if required, will be on Tuesday 28th August 2018

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

Development Worker (CFINE)

Salary: up to £24,500 (depending on experience/qualifications)
Hours: 36.25 hours/week
Period: 1 year (intention is post be maintained beyond this period)

Want to Make a Difference Socially, Environmentally, Economically; be part of an exciting, innovative social enterprise?

The Development Worker will be part of a team delivering a range of support, services and activities for and with our beneficiaries. These are summarized in a document that will be circulated with the job description. The postholder will contribute to various of these but in the immediate term will take responsibility, working with the relevant colleague(s), for:

  • implementing the ‘Veg Cities’ project; and
  • supporting and developing existing, and establishing new, Community Food Outlets.

For a job description, including information on how to apply, please contact CFINE on 01224 596156/

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday, 27 July, 2018


Carers Contact Centre Worker and Carers Advisor (VSA)

The Adult Carer Support service at VSA plays a crucial role in supporting adult unpaid Carers across Aberdeen City.  Due to internal staff moves, we are now looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals to join our team in the following positions at our Castle Street office in the heart of Aberdeen:

Carers Contact Centre Worker (Ref: J05718) – 28 hours per week

Carers Advisor (Fixed Term till 31st March 2019) (Ref: J05618) – 28 hours per week

Joining our dynamic team, you will provide information, support and corresponding advice to carers on a full range of carer related issues such as service provision and support options throughout Aberdeen City.  Although not essential, a relevant professional qualification such as Social Work, Education/Community Education or Health would be beneficial.  A personable and empathetic approach is essential in these rewarding roles.

To find out more about both positions and to apply, please visit  

Service Administrator (Aberlour)

Family Service Aberdeen
20 hours per week
£9,678 per annum

Our Family Service support parents with learning disabilities within the Aberdeen area to provide the best possible care for their children. Our team exists to put support in place so that parents can fulfil their full potential. Ultimately, our service keeps families together by making sure children are safe, healthy and happy.

Our Service Administrators play a key role in providing administrative support to the service.  You will be responsible for meeting the day-to-day administrative requirements of the service including maintaining manual and electronic storage and data retrieval systems and providing regular management information. You will support staff and Managers in using Aberlour systems and provide first line ICT support at Service level.  You will have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent experience) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel.  A clean current driving licence is essential.

As an Aberlour employee, you will;

  • receive a gradual and supported induction,
  • be part of a highly motivated and skilled team
  • receive continual personalised support
  • have access to a well-developed training programme
  • As an Aberlour employee, you will receive access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail:  Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on 19 July 2018

Communication and Administration Worker (Grampian Women’s Aid)

Grampian Women’s Aid has delivered domestic abuse services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for 40 years. We provide an outstanding level of specialist service provision to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing, domestic abuse. 

The post holder will be a self- starter and will play a key role in planning and delivering communications to key groups such as supporters, partner organisations, volunteers and staff. The post holder will write, edit and publish content across various channels, including the website and social media, and will develop print marketing materials. They will plan and implement communications and marketing campaigns to raise awareness or funds. The post holder will also support our work through various office administration tasks.

Salary Band – £22,705 – £24,173 pro rata 15 hours (this is a fixed term post until September 2020).

Please visit for an application pack.

Alternatively, contact Alison Hay for further information: or 01224 593381

This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Closing date – 30th July  2018

Support Manager (Inspire)

Union Street & Chattan Place, Aberdeen
Ref: 1835
39 hours per week
£23,131 – £28,637 per annum

Inspire provide a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities and additional support needs throughout the North-east of Scotland. Working with the vision of empowering the life choices of the people we support, our services include 24-hour support, visiting support, skills development in relation to employment, respite care and innovative day opportunities.

In the first year this post will be based at our Union Street and Chattan Place services in Aberdeen, to cover an internal secondment. After this the position will move to another service by mutual agreement. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to lead teams supporting individuals to manage their tenancies and lead meaningful and successful lives.

The Support Manager will:

  • work with teams and Regional Manager to meet the expectations of the people we support and ensure continuous quality improvement in relation to both internal and external standards
  • adhere to all relevant policies, procedures and legislation as well as the SSSC Codes of Practice
  • work in accordance with Inspire’s Vision, Mission and Core Values
  • proactively engage with families, external partners and regulators to establish reciprocal relationships
  • deliver support as part of the service rota

Level 4 SVQ in Care/Management is desirable but not essential. This post will include evening and weekend work and participation in our on call rota in accordance with the needs of the service.

Inspire offer a comprehensive induction and training matrix’s tailored to our service needs available to all our staff and requiring mandatory participation. Opportunities will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, membership of the PVG Scheme & registration to the SSSC.

To apply, please click the following link or contact us via email

Support Worker (VSA)

Support Worker, Westerton Crescent
Ref: J05218
Part-time (28 hours per week)

VSA’s Westerton Crescent service was opened in February 1995. It is purpose-built to provide accommodation for nine adults with a history of severe and enduring mental health problems. They may also have a physical disability and require daily support from the staff team to motivate, empower and promote their self-esteem, while maintaining as much of their independence as possible.

We currently require a part-time Support Worker (28 hours per week) to join our dedicated team of support staff who work tirelessly to deliver the best of care to those within the service.  In this rewarding role, you will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users.  You will be part of a 4 week rolling rota, with an average of one sleep-in per week and an equal mix of early & late shifts. You will also be expected to work alternate weekends.  Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  You must however be willing to undertake an SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) if you do not already hold one.

If you have a genuine interest to work within social care or are simply seeking a change of direction we would welcome your application.

Apply online at (where you will find full job descriptions and person specifications for all our posts) or email for further information. Please quote appropriate reference number(s) on your application form

General Manager (Home-Start Aberdeen)

Home-Start Aberdeen is a voluntary organisation committed to supporting families with children under five, who are facing a variety
of different challenges. As one of the largest Home-Start schemes in the UK, we currently reach out to over 200 families across Aberdeen
city and there is increasing demand for us to do more.

We require a General Manager, who can provide strategic, operational and financial leadership to enable us to grow, while enhancing our reputation for cost-effective early years work with families at all levels of need.

Key responsibilities associated with the role include:

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with all relevant levels of statutory and voluntary organisations within both the public and private sector to maximise funding and partnership opportunities.
  • Ensuring that services are delivered in accordance with statutory and quality assurance requirements.
  • Promoting the work of the scheme externally, seeking opportunities to build public profile and provide evidence of its impact, while highlighting critical issues.
  • Reinforcing a culture of continuous improvement through implementing the engagement and service feedback strategy and enhancing performance monitoring arrangements to ensure that reporting meets the requirements of all stakeholders and funders.
  • Ensuring that there is sustainable funding for ongoing work and planned projects.
  • Supporting the Team Leader and Shop Manager in the day-to-day management of the scheme.

A full job description and person specification is available at

If you are interested in this exciting leadership role, please send your CV, covering letter and salary expectations to Those invited for interview will be required to complete additional Home-Start application forms.

Informal queries about the role can be made, in confidence, by contacting Penny Letts, Home-Start Aberdeen Trustee and HR Lead, on 07889 267661 or

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 13 July.

Promotions and Publicity Officer (CFINE)

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE)

Improving Health and Well-Being: Business for Community Benefit

Job Advert
This post is funded through Scottish Government’s Social Economy Growth Fund.
NB The post will work wholly on the ‘Growth Funded’ project.

Post: Promotions and Publicity Officer.
Salary: up to £25,750 depending on experience and qualifications.
Period: Initially to 31/3/20 but NB the intention is to maintain the post beyond this.
Hours: 36.25/week.
Responsible to: Development Work Manager.
Responsible for: some volunteers.

Responsibilities: to increase and improve CFINE’s web presence and social media strategy, promoting CFINE and our considerable social outcomes, raising our profile and generating increased food, clothes and cash donations, volunteers and sales revenues. This all to  strengthen CFINE’s capacity and sustainability.

Interested? For a job description and how to apply, please contact

Closing date for applications:  22/6/18 at 12 noon.

Team Leader (SAMH)

Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others.  These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.  

Bloomfield Road, Aberdeen
TEAM LEADER (Ref: N647), Maternity Cover for 1 year
£22,037 – £25,151, 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our projects in Aberdeen for a Team Leader role. This post would be a valuable development opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic supported accommodation service which supports vulnerable adults who have had significant experience of homelessness issues, chaotic lifestyle and substance misuse problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people who have experienced past trauma and barriers to their ability to engage effectively with services. If you Catherine Anderson, SM for an informal chat (01224 643569)

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.  A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.  Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

Closing date for all applications is 9.00 am, Monday 18th June 2018

Interviews will be held on Monday 25th June 2018

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website  Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.

Two Haven Support Workers (CLAN Cancer Support)

Average 30 Hours Per Week on a 4-Week Rota

CLAN Haven is our home from home B&B facility linked to CLAN House in Aberdeen. The Haven is available to anyone affected by cancer who is attending, or accompanying a friend or relative to, Aberdeen hospitals. Facilities include 27 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen with dining facilities.  CLAN Haven has been designed to promote an atmosphere which is calm, relaxed, pleasant and supportive for everyone using the facility.

We are presently looking to recruit two Haven Support Worker to join our current team.  The successful candidates can expect to work an average of 30 hours per week based on a 4-week working rota.

We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and friendly individuals to work as part of an established team.  Good communication & computer skills are essential.  Ability to undertake night working is essential and must be physically fit to undertake various duties.  Experience of support work is an advantage but not essential.  This post is subject to PVG Disclosure

Visit our website,, for more details about this great opportunity to join our team in Aberdeen.  If you wish to apply please submit a covering letter and CV to Informal enquiries to Lorna Cutress, Haven Support Team Leader, on 01224 647000.

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 5:00pm
INTERVIEW DATE:  First Week in June 2018

Domestic Abuse Women’s Worker (Grampian Women’s Aid)

Grampian Women’s Aid has delivered domestic abuse services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for 40 years. We aim to provide an outstanding level of specialist service provision to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse. 

The successful candidate should have experience of delivering support, advocacy and information to women experiencing domestic abuse and of working with support plans and risk assessments. You must have an understanding of the issues affecting women experiencing domestic abuse and share our commitment to feminism and equality.  The Women’s Worker may support women in a variety of settings, including outreach, refuge and office support.

Salary Band – £22,705 – £24,173 for 25 hours pro-rata (this is a fixed term post until 31st May 2020).

Please visit for an application pack or get in touch with Sandra Copland for further information:

Or telephone: 01224 593381

A minimum of SVQ2 relating to health and social care or equivalent is required for this post.

A driving licence and access to a car is essential.

This role is subject to PVG scheme checks.  Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Closing date – Monday 28th May 2018

Modern Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care (Inspire)

2 x Aberdeen City posts
Salary: £8.53 per hour
Post: 39 hours (Fixed Term 1 year)
Application Deadline: 20th May 2018
Assessment Centre Date: 6th June 2018 

Earn as you learn with a Modern Apprenticeship with Inspire, one of the North-east’s leading learning disability charities.

An amazing opportunity has arisen to develop in your role as a Support Worker at one of our Aberdeen city services and work towards MA Social Services & Healthcare Level 2. This is a hands-on training role with real career progression opportunities.


Must be aged 16-19. Disabled or care experienced applicants up to the age of 29 are eligible to apply.

Apply online


Laura Smith, Education Liaison

T: 01224 280005


Money Adviser (Grampian Housing Association)

Salary £12,499
(fixed term contract until 31 March 2021 at 17.5 hours per week)

SMART Money Advice Project is a partnership between Castlehill, Langstane and Grampian Housing Associations dedicated to providing free, confidential and impartial money advice to tenants.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Money Adviser to join the SMART Money Advice Project which combats financial exclusion among our customers.  You will be part of a front-line team providing advice and support to customers around debt issues, budgeting and social security benefits.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in delivering money advice (including the Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions), a good knowledge of financial exclusion and debt management issues plus be committed to delivering a high quality and impartial service to customers.

In return we offer a modern work environment, ongoing professional development, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme.

The successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check and must hold a valid clean driving license and access to a vehicle.

Please note that CVs are not accepted as part of the application process.

For further information and to apply please visit our website at or email

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 7 May 2018
Interviews: 15 May 2018

Fundraising Manager (Mental Health Aberdeen)

36.25 hours per week based in Aberdeen
Salary on application

Mental Health Aberdeen are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and effective person to join our senior management team.

The successful applicant will have to demonstrate a proven track record of effective fundraising in a third sector environment. They will need to be self-motivated, innovative, determined and have excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.

For an MHA application pack please contact Bea on

Tel: 01224 590510

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Friday 4 May 2018

Climate Change: Project Officer (Aberdeen Multicultural Centre)

Salary: £9 per hour
Part time: 20 Hours per week (3-4 days per week)
Fixed Term until 31 March 2020
Closing Date for Application: Friday 23 April 2018
Expected Interview Date: 30 April 2018

We are looking for someone with experience of community engagement activities and administration.

The ideal candidate will have clear understanding of carbon foot print reduction and capacity to engage with diverse community groups. Must have an excellent communication skills & ability to network and build relationship. Preference will be given to someone who has flexibility in working hours. You will also be enthusiastic have an understanding of the minority ethnic communities particularly European and Latin American community in Aberdeen.

Must be a computer literate, ability to write precise report & must be willing to travel for meetings & training as required and off time working hours.

Apply with CVs and covering letter to: Aberdeen Multicultural Centre, 427 George Street Aberdeen AB25 1ER Tel: 01224 478203