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St Andrew’s Children’s Society is a wonderful place to work. In our latest Care Inspectorate Inspection Report (2020) it was noted that “management was described as supportive, approachable and inclusive which was valued and appreciated” by staff members.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker/Senior Practitioner to join our team based in Aberdeen. This is a full time post but part time hours could be considered. The post affords exciting opportunities to contribute to and develop our services and the successful candidate will have a passion to do their best to meet the needs of vulnerable children in the looked after system who need adoptive and foster care families. The caseload will be a mixture of adoption recruitment and placement work, adoption support to existing families, work with adopted adults and supporting foster care placements.
The posts of Social Worker/Senior Practitioner is full time (36.25 hours per week) and applicants should hold a recognised social work qualification C.Q.S.W., C.S.S., or Dip.SW. The holding of a current driving license is also essential.
The worker will be based in Aberdeen but operate within approximately 60 miles of the City.
The closing date is 9 September 2022.
Please read the job description before completing the application form.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0131 454 3370 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you be a member of our Board of Trustees?
St Andrew’s Children’s Society Board of Trustees meets six times a year to review the organisation’s work and services, and to agree strategic goals for the charity.
The Board also:
ensures the organisation’s compliance with human resources legislation ;
develops, monitors and reviews strategy and policy in all matters relating to the recruitment, selection, reward, retention, terms and conditions of employment, motivation and training/development of St Andrew’s Children’s Society staff;
has specific responsibility for the organisation’s strategic financial planning and development and for monitoring the charity’s financial situation.
We are looking to recruit additional Trustees who share our vision and passion. In particular, we are seeking candidates with:
An appreciation of the operational and strategic challenges facing charities
An understanding of the changing adoption/fostering child care and social care landscape in Scotland
An ability to work as part of an experienced team contributing to the charity’s governance
A strong financial or business background
In addition, Trustees act as ambassadors for St Andrew’s Children’s Society and support the broad range of activities undertaken to support its work.
Please contact Claire McMahon, our Office Manager on 0131 454 3370 for more information on any of the roles.
A key role within the Board is that of Treasurer. Our present Treasurer, Kirsty Fergusson has been in that role for the past eight years. In that time, Kirsty’s home life has become more hectic with the addition of two children and she has also moved to a senior accountancy role, now working in Livingston. Treasurers are allowed to “move on” and Kirsty has asked the Board to recruit a new Treasurer.
So, we are looking for a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. Ideally you will have experience in financial accounting and be interested in supporting our work.