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Vacancies at Scottish Veterans Residences and Scottish Veterans Housing Association are shown below.

 Office Administrator

Edinburgh – permanent

£20,500 pa for 35 hours per week

We are seeking an experienced Office Administrator who would relish the challenge of working with one of Scotland’s most important veterans’ charities.   So, do you enjoy the challenge of a varied workload and are able to adapt to changing priorities?   Do you want to know that your work would make a difference to the veterans we support?

You will have strong organisational and IT skills to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of head office by:

  • providing an enhanced administrative and secretarial provision including some database, accounting and fundraising support. 
  • able to work on your own initiative and as part of the head office team of five.

A knowledge of HM Forces would be highly desirable as you will need to operate comfortably within the ex-military community to sustain successful business relationships using your well-developed communication skills.

We are based in a historic building in the heart of Edinburgh and SVHA provide supported housing for veterans of HM Forces in residences and tenancies across Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.

 Closing Date:            9.00am, Monday, 25 January 2016

 Interviews:                 Monday 1 February and/or Tuesday 2 February 2016

To apply complete and return the application form.

Related documents: Job Description Letter to Applicants, Data Handling Policy

Concierge / Cleaner (Weekends)

Edinburgh – permanent
£13,572 pa for 30 hours for a three day week

Working hours will be
Concierge: Saturday and Sunday, 12 hour daytime shifts
Cleaner: Monday, six hours, to assist with the cleaning of the residence

The team at Whitefoord House has been restructured to better support the changing demographics of the veterans who use our service. Therefore, we are now seeking a weekend Concierge who will also work on a Monday to assist with the cleaning of the residence.

As Concierge/Cleaner, you will support the Housing Support service by being responsible for fire safety, security and cleaning of a seven floor listed building with no lift. The successful candidate must operate and move cleaning equipment throughout the building and assist residents on all seven floors in the event of an emergency.

Do you have:
• relevant skills and/or experience in a similar occupation
• experience of working with homeless/vulnerable people
• good interpersonal skills when working with individuals who have complex needs
• confident when working in a lone working capacity

There are no formal qualification requirements for these roles, but you may possess a wide range of skills IOSH, SIA licence, BICS or SVQII in Health & Social Care – which will be considered when making appointments. Knowledge of HM Forces is desirable but not essential. You should have a positive interest in the welfare of veterans.

Offers of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, evidence of previous experience and good character, including PVG disclosure clearance.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday, 25 January 2016

Interviews: Wednesday, 3 February 2016

To apply complete and return the application form.

Related documents: Job Description, Letter to Applicants, Data Handling Policy

Domestic Attendant
Edinburgh – permanent
£14,287 pa for 35 hours per week

Due to an exciting restructure at Whitefoord House we are developing our staff team to better support the changing demographics of the veterans who use our service.

So, Domestic Attendant - this is no ordinary cleaning role! You will have the opportunity to ensure that Whitefoord House and environs are kept up to a high standard of cleanliness to enhance the accommodation of the veterans we support.

You will be working within a professional and caring team where sharing best practice and communication is as important as the support you may give to someone who needs assistance with their room.

There will be times when you will be involved in deep and intensive cleaning of a room in order to prepare it for the next veteran moving in therefore you will need to have a physical fitness and resilience to undertake this.

The closing date will be 9.00am, Monday, 25 January 2016.

Interviews will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016.

To apply complete and return the application form.

Related documents: Job Description, Letter to Applicants, Data Handling Policy