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Welcome to the home of careers at Rowan Alba. This is where you can find everything you need to know about how you can progress your career and life by working for us. 

What makes Rowan Alba a different kind of employer?

At Rowan Alba we understand that we all have different journeys. We believe that people change and no one should be written off without being given another chance. 

Why is this important when it comes to our staff?

Because we believe in people and value their lived experiences we foster a culture of personal development and peer support. Many of our staff began as volunteers or service users and as their skills grew they took on paid roles. Rowan Alba has a structured framework for career development, which is as supportive of our employees as our tenants. By joining us you will have opportunities to grow professionally and personally, whilst doing life-changing work.

Current Opportunities

Rowan Alba offers a challenging, yet supportive working environment within a friendly and forward thinking charity. Below you will find all the exciting new opportunities that we have to offer. 

Support Worker - Peffermill

Salary: £21,840 per annum
Hrly Rate: £12.00
Job Type: Full time, 35 hours per week
4 x 10hrs (early and back shifts) then 4 off
Contract type: Permanent
Info: 28 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays and contributory pension scheme
Location: Edinburgh

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our upcoming Peffermill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

Please click here for the job description and person specification.

If you are interested in the post, please complete the application form (click here to download) and return it to Kirsten Shuttleworth – office.manager@rowanalba.org or by post to 1 Lochrin Square, 92-98 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, FAO Kirsten Shuttleworth at Rowan Alba.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Declan McKiernan on 0131 555 5240 or email Declan.McKiernan@rowanalba.org

Application Notes:
Please note, CV’s will be accepted.
The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.
Closing date: 1 June 2022

Care Admin Worker - Peffermill

Salary: £19,110 per annum, pro rata
Hrly Rate: £10.50
Job Type: Part time, 17.5 hours per week
Mon – Fri (09:30 – 13:00)
Contract type: Permanent
Info: 28 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays and contributory pension scheme
Location: Edinburgh

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our upcoming Peffermill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

Please click here for the job description and person specification.

If you are interested in the post, please complete the application form (click here to download) and return it to Kirsten Shuttleworth – office.manager@rowanalba.org or by post to 1 Lochrin Square, 92-98 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, FAO Kirsten Shuttleworth at Rowan Alba.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Declan McKiernan on 0131 555 5240 or email Declan.McKiernan@rowanalba.org

Application Notes:
Please note, CV’s will be accepted.
The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.
Closing date: 1 June 2022

Night Worker - Peffermill

Salary: £19,110 per annum
Hrly Rate: £10.50
Job Type: Full time, 35 hours per week
4 x 10hrs shifts (Early and Back shifts) then 4 off
Contract type: Permanent
Info: 28 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays and contributory pension scheme
Location: Edinburgh

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our upcoming Peffermill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the Scottish Social Services Council Regulatory Requirements.

Please click here for the job description and person specification.

If you are interested in the post, please complete the application form (click here to download) and return it to Kirsten Shuttleworth – office.manager@rowanalba.org or by post to 1 Lochrin Square, 92-98 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, FAO Kirsten Shuttleworth at Rowan Alba.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Declan McKiernan on 0131 555 5240 or email Declan.McKiernan@rowanalba.org

Application Notes:
Please note, CV’s will be accepted.
The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.
Closing date: 01 June 2022

Cleaner - Peffermill

Salary: £19,110 per annum, pro rataHrly Rate: £10.50Job Type: Part time, 17.5 hours per week (Flexible)Contract type: PermanentInfo: 28 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays and contributory pension schemeLocation: Edinburgh

A unique employment opportunity (challenging, entertaining, rewarding, inspiring) in our upcoming Peffermill Service, helping homeless men settle into and sustain their new homes in a supported accommodation service.

Please click here for the job description and person specification.

If you are interested in the post, please complete the application form (click here to download) and return it to Kirsten Shuttleworth – office.manager@rowanalba.org or by post to 1 Lochrin Square, 92-98 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, FAO Kirsten Shuttleworth at Rowan Alba.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Declan McKiernan on 0131 555 5240 or email Declan.McKiernan@rowanalba.org

Application Notes:
Please note, CV’s will be accepted.
The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.
Closing date: 1 June 2022

Support Worker – Stramullion

Support Worker: £20,020 (based on 35 hours per week), two positions: 21hrs and 32hrs per week 

Stramullion work with women who have presented homeless. We provide practical, emotional and social support to women with multiple, over-lapping needs. We work with young women who are in transition from care, women who do not currently have functioning support systems, those who have experienced the Justice System, and those for whom alcohol or drug use has become unmanageable. We offer support to enable each woman to build the personal skills and resources they feel they need – equipping them to move on from homelessness in a positive, healthy and self-directed way.

Overall purposes of the job:

  • To provide a holistic support and resettlement service to clients
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an effective service to the client group
  • To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and within an equal opportunities’ framework
  • To achieve key outcomes of the service
  • To participate in effective teamwork and establish good channels of Communication to all local organisations

Please note: Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

For more information, and to know how to apply, please click here. The application deadline for this post is 26 May 2022. 

This post is funded by Scottish Government.

Casual support worker

We are looking for flexible, dynamic individuals to join our friendly organisation as Casual Support Workers at various Edinburgh locations.

As a Casual Support Worker you will provide housing-related support services to a wide range of individuals. Your role will be to provide tailored support to help address the individual needs of the client to maximise their independence. You will be a self-motivated, solution focused and a forward thinker. You will need to work well, both individually and as part of a team.

If you think you can do a remarkable job for us, then we’d love to hear from you – please contact us on office.manager@rowanalba.org for more information.

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