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Opportunities To Join Blackwood

Please click the links for further details and to download individual brochures for each position:

Workstream Lead - Supporting Social Connections/Common Complaints of Ageing

Full time – 35 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Salary £33,541 – £36,260 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Workstream Lead to manage the projects “Supporting Social Connections/Common Complaints of Ageing” stream.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of the neighbourhood model. To support people to take an active role in their ageing journey through My Digital Hub and our CleverCogs™ System.  To support the rollout of low-cost connectivity to the neighbourhoods enabling digital inclusion and providing digital skills training with the help of digital skills coaches.  To encourage people to take part in the development of new technology and services like our smart meters for independent living service, and to explore the use of a 24/7 responder service in the neighbourhoods.  This role has no direct reports, reporting into our Programme Lead.  Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of delivering on a theme within a project at lead level?
  • A knowledge of technology, technical Infrastructure, using technology to support evaluation?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • An ability to create an inclusive environment that encourages participation and creativity, which is suitable for people of all ages and abilities including people with disabilities and reduced mobility?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint a driven candidate, educated to HNC level or above, with a confident, proficient and forward-thinking approach, with the ability to build networks, work collaboratively with partners, and embrace change and innovation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Development, Programme Management and Budget Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 12/07/2021.

To apply please email a copy of your CV to blackwood@fwbparkbrown.com

Workstream Lead - Sustaining Physical Activity

Full time – 35 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Salary £33,541 – £36,260 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Workstream Lead to manage the “Sustaining Physical Activity” workstream initiative within the overall project.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the design and co-ordination of physical activity programmes, engaging with teams and partners to deliver the project through agile and resilient leadership. There will be established networks in each neighbourhood, providing physical activity so an awareness of how best to complement existing services is considered vital. This is a standalone role reporting into our Programme Lead.  Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…? 

  • Experience of delivering on a very similar theme within a project at lead level?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • An ability to create an inclusive environment that encourages participation and creativity, which is suitable for people of all ages and abilities including people with disabilities and reduced mobility?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint a driven candidate educated to HNC level or above, with a confident, proficient and forward-thinking approach, with the ability to build networks, work collaboratively with partners, and embrace change and innovation.

Also, you can demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Development, Programme Management and Budget Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 12/07/2021.

To apply please email a copy of your CV to blackwood@fwbparkbrown.com

Programme Accountant (Part Time)

Part time – 17.5 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living (BNIL)
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work:
Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations
Salary £33,541 – £36,260 per annum Pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Accountant.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the programme accounting within the BNIL Project.  More specifically provide support to the Programme Lead with all the financial information on each of the workstreams.  Work closely with the thematic leads in a Business Partner capacity to ensure financial inputs to project reports are accurate with financial risks clearly identified.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Demonstrable experience of programme accounting?
  • Part qualified accountant or Qualified by Experience?
  • Demonstrable experience of budgeting, forecasting and business partnering?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint someone who is at minimum Part Qualified (Professional Accountancy Qualification) or has extensive experience in a comparable role. The successful candidate will be a confident, proficient and forward-thinking professional who can budget, plan and manage projects in this capacity.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Accountancy and Budget Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 12/07/2021.

To apply please email a copy of your CV to blackwood@fwbparkbrown.com

Programme Administrator

Full time – 35 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living (BNIL)
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work:
Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations
Salary £25,880 – £27,979 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Administrator.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the programme administration within the BNIL Project.  Reporting into our Programme Lead, as well as having the responsibility for all the programme administration you will provide secretarial support – diary management, minute taking, proof reading, and producing, formatting and sharing/distribution of programme documentation, including minutes, reports and presentations.  You will also assist in the administration of grant claims and work closely with other members of the project team, funders and partners.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of working as a programme administrator, like this?
  • Strong collaboration and information management skills?
  • An ability to organise, communicate effectively and get things done, while spotting any areas of risk?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint someone educated to HNC level or above, with a confident, highly organised approach with the ability to builds relationships, work collaboratively with others and embrace change and innovation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Administration required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 12/07/2021.

To apply please email a completed application form and a copy of your CV to BNILrecruitment@blackwoodgroup.org.uk

Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator – Charleston and Cardonald

Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator – Charleston and Cardonald
Full time – 35 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Salary £25,880 – £27,979 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will lead our engagement with local people, external stakeholders and project partners in two of our three demonstrator neighbourhoods. This post will cover the Charleston(Dundee) and Cardonald(Glasgow) neighbourhoods. They will work with local people to co-design the neighbourhoods involved. To host local engagement events that support co-design. To recruit participants for these engagement events, whilst also involving local stakeholders including activity groups, businesses, charities and more. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally to our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Ability to design and deliver engagement activities: including design, recruitment and facilitation?
  • Build relationships with multi-disciplinary stakeholders and commercial partner organisations?
  • Able to work closely with local people and volunteers to champion the life chances of people living in those areas?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint a driven candidate with experience of engaging with local people and stakeholders in a community setting. The individual will be a confident, proficient and forward-thinking person who builds relationships, works closely with the community, and embraces change and innovation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of local and multi-stakeholder engagement required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

  • Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:
  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 05/07/2021.

To apply please email a completed application form and a copy of your CV to BNILrecruitment@blackwoodgroup.org.uk

Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator – Buckie (Part Time)

Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator – Buckie
Part time – 17.5 Hours per week
Fixed term to 29.03.24
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Salary £25,880 – £27,979 per annum Pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for a Neighbourhood Engagement Co-ordinator.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will lead our engagement with local people, external stakeholders and project partners in two of our three demonstrator neighbourhoods. This post will cover the Buckie, Moray neighbourhood. They will work with local people to co-design the neighbourhoods involved. To host local engagement events that support co-design. To recruit participants for these engagement events, whilst also involving local stakeholders including activity groups, businesses, charities and more. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally to our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Ability to design and deliver engagement activities: including design, recruitment and facilitation?
  • Build relationships with multi-disciplinary stakeholders and commercial partner organisations?
  • Able to work closely with local people and volunteers to champion the life chances of people living in those areas?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint a driven candidate with experience of engaging with local people and stakeholders in a community setting. The individual will be a confident, proficient and forward-thinking person who builds relationships, works closely with the community, and embraces change and innovation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of local and multi-stakeholder engagement required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

  • Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:
  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will be 05/07/2021.

To apply please email a completed application form and a copy of your CV to BNILrecruitment@blackwoodgroup.org.uk

Research & Evaluation Analyst

Full time – 35 Hours per week
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024
Salary £25,880 – £27,979

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research & Evaluation Analyst.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will support the evaluation design and implementation to ensure we capture the outcomes of the project in conjunction with our external evaluation partner. This role has no direct reports and reports into our Head of Innovation & Research. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of designing, executing and embedding multi stakeholder evaluation frameworks?
  • Experience of research activity in a range of contexts?
  • In-depth knowledge of research & evaluation methods, tools and techniques?
  • An ability to translate finding into working operating models within a relatively short timeframe?
  • Demonstrable experience in using technology to support evaluation?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint someone educated to HNC level or above, with previous experience in research and evaluation with the ability to build networks, works collaboratively with partners, and embrace change and innovation.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and a track record of success in the areas of Evaluation, Research & Development and Project Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 02/07/2021.

To apply please email a completed application form and a copy of your CV to BNILrecruitment@blackwoodgroup.org.uk

Volunteering Champions Coordinator

Full time – 35 Hours per week
Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living
Remote work Available
Substantive place of work: Based at our Head Office or one of the three neighbourhood locations

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024
Salary £25,880 – £27,979

We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteering Champions Coordinator.  This key role supports the successful delivery of a ground-breaking, new and unique project.  Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living.  (Supporting people in communities to live healthier for longer).

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the successful delivery of the volunteering programme within the BNIL Project across all three neighbourhoods – Charleston (Dundee), Cardonald (Glasgow) and Buckie (Moray).  Working closely with the project team – the engagement team and the thematic leads in a Business Partner capacity, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a specialist, front facing, leading and dynamic person centric role right in the thick of things.  Regular travel between neighbourhoods and our head office will be expected.

 Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

 Demonstrable experience of recruiting volunteers at scale?

  • The ability to plan and manage volunteers to support multi-disciplinary teams but clearly define scope of volunteering support?
  • Knowledge of volunteering networks?
  • Strong people and relationship building skills?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

We are seeking to appoint someone who is a confident, proficient and forward-thinking workforce volunteering professional who can motivate, lead and manage a project in this area of speciality.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Volunteer management, planning and generation required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

For further details please download the full candidate brochure.

The closing date for applications for this post will  be 12/07/2021.

To apply please email a completed application form and a copy of your CV to blackwood@fwbparkbrown.com

About Blackwood Group

Blackwood is a leading housing and care provider, specialising in services for people with disabilities across Scotland. Founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood, the organisation is entirely focused on creating personalised and individual solutions to help people live fully and independently.

With over 550 employees, 1500 properties, 3 care homes and over 10,000 hours per week in care at home services across Scotland, Blackwood operates in 29 out of 32 local authorities. We provide homes, care and support for adults with physical disabilities, long term conditions, sensory impairment and learning disabilities. We also provide care services to older people who require additional support to enable them to live in their own homes.

Blackwood’s teams are friendly, committed, motivated and trained to the highest level, which ensures the best possible outcomes are achieved for our customers.

Blackwood’s local bases in Stirling, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Ayr, and Edinburgh facilitate a unique and streamlined housing and care service. Being closer to our customers ensures we are in the best position to support people at a personal level and enable them to live their life to the full.

We have accessible and modern bespoke housing aimed at providing great value for people with a range of disability and housing needs, and our ongoing investment programmes aim to ensure that existing homes are upgraded to meet statutory obligations and customers’ priorities. Our Care Inspectorate grades have been consistently very good and excellent, and we are determined to maintain this high standard of care.

Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million Government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years.

Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, design, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

Blackwood’s Neighbourhoods for Independent Living will be built in three locations;

  • Dundee (Charleston)
  • Glasgow (Cardonald)
  • Moray (Buckie)

Our programme focuses on 5 healthy ageing challenges:

  1. Designing age friendly homes that are accessible, affordable, beautiful and connected will be the primary focus.
  2. Sustaining physical activities by providing local people with a range of activities and equipment such electric bikes stations.
  3. Managing common complaints of ageing helping people through products and services to age well, feeling safe and secure in their neighbourhoods.
  4. Supporting social connections will focus on helping everyone to become confident online and make the most of new and exciting technology to help people to connect in a safe and secure way.
  5. Creating healthy and active places will focus on making the neighbourhoods welcoming, accessible and beautiful places to live.

To access further detail on our Home & Neighbourhood Features, Technology Partners and the Strategic Model please click the link below.

Blackwood – Healthy Ageing Neighbourhoods – Recruitment PDF

Application and Interview Process

To apply, please download the relevant candidate brochure and follow the application instructions, or for any other queries please contact blackwood@fwbparkbrown.com.