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Vacancy Bulletin

Board of Directors


Up to 4 positions

Location: Board Meetings held in Alloa

Closing date: Midnight – 1st December 2017

*Reasonable expenses for travel, subsistence and childcare will be reimbursed

Can you bring your energy and vision to a well-established, innovative and successful Forth Valley charity providing a range of Prison, Community and Outreach drug, alcohol, substance misuse, health & well-being and social care services in the local authority areas of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling (Forth Valley). Signpost Recovery are actively seeking new members to join our Board of Directors.

We are recruiting up to four new board members and are looking for individuals whose knowledge and experience will both complement and add new knowledge and perspective to the current Board of Directors. Whilst we recognise that everyone has the ability to contribute, we are specifically looking for knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: substance misuse, finance, fund raising, social enterprise, health and safety, community development and business development.

Directors are expected to meet bi-monthly on a Thursday evening in our Alloa premises. However, there may be occasions throughout the year, whereby there are additional meetings or committee’s to attend. In addition to attending meetings, we encourage our directors to take an active interest in our day-to-day operations. This can include involvement in specific projects or pieces of work as required by the organisation and agreed by the Board. This is a voluntary role but we will meet reasonable expenses such as childcare and/or the transportation costs of attendance at meetings or Board events.

If you are committed to excellence in the provision of ‘Third Sector’ health and social care services and are motivated to play a leading part in an entrepreneurially led charitable organisation, we would like to hear from you.

We are keen that the composition of our Board reflects the diversity of our local communities and we are particularly keen to hear from people whom have lived experience of substance misuse of service delivery. For further details on the role and how to apply, please see the attached ‘Information for Prospective Board Members’ document available to download from this site. If you would like to have an informal discussion on becoming a member of the Signpost Recovery Board of Director’s, please contact Colin Bennie, Chair, Signpost Recovery on 07468863944. Please complete the attached application and return to


Health and Wellbeing









Health & Well-being Co-ordinator

£24,944 – £28,036 (Inc 7.5% Unsocial Hour’s Payment)

1 x 37.5 Hours (Fixed Term 15 Months in the first instance)

Location: Falkirk

Closing date: Midnight – 29th November 2017

Health & Well-being Nurses

£22,458 – £26,302

2 x 37.5 Hours (Fixed Term 15 Months in the first instance)

Post 1 Location: Forth Valley Wide

Post 2 Location: Falkirk

Closing date: Midnight – 29th November 2017

 Project Assistant

£22,000 – £22,975 (Inc 7.5% Unsocial Hour’s Payment)

1 x 37.5 Hours (Fixed Term 15 Months in the first instance)

Location: Forth Valley

Closing date: Midnight – 29th November 2017


The detail of the role is contained within the Job Description & Person Specification documents, however, Signpost Recovery and its partners in service delivery; aim to work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated and outcomes focused approach to service provision that promotes service users, key stakeholders and local communities as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery. Therefore, we value the contribution of every role in our organisation. Signpost Recovery believes in a community facing and asset based approach in all aspects of its care, treatment and support provision.

Signpost Recovery complies fully with the Disclosure Scotland Code of Practice issued by the Scottish Ministers, in connection with the use of information provided to registered persons and other recipients of information by Disclosure Scotland under Part V of the Police Act 1997, or the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) Act 2007 for the purposes of assessing applicants’ suitability for positions of trust. Therefore, this post is classed as undertaking restricted work with protected adults that must be covered by the successful candidate having undertaken a satisfactory- PVG Scheme Record for Restricted Work with Protected Adults. PVG provides a framework for the maintenance of a list of those who have been barred from working with protected adults. Any individual who has ‘been listed’ or ‘put on the list’ will be committing a criminal offence if they do, or attempt to do; regulated work with protected adults.

Should you be appointed to a post and you then subsequently fail to complete your probationary period, you will be expected to meet the cost of Signpost Recovery applying for and administering your PVG application and this will be deducted from any final payment due to you. Whilst this is subject to pricing beyond that of our control and may rise at any time, the cost for the administration and fees associated with a new application to join PVG are £59 and the cost for an existing member to have a Scheme Record Update is £18.

Organisational Profile:

Signpost Recovery is Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC 033772). Signpost Recovery has grown considerably over the six years and has demonstrated year on year growth. We now have an annual turnover of £1.9 Million. Signpost Recovery is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed and operated on a day-to-day basis by the Senior Management Team.

Signpost Recovery has a number of successful partnerships and initiatives with Falkirk Criminal Justice Social Work, one of which, the Social Inclusion Project (SIP), was a runner up in this year’s Herald Society Awards in the Health & Social Care Integration category. The new ‘Tackling Inequalities & Improving Outcomes Project’ is the latest initiative.

The Scottish Government Employability Innovation and Integration Fund is the means of an integrated approach to employability, linking training programmes with access to health and social care, criminal justice and housing services. Following a successful application, funding has been awarded to the Falkirk Community Justice Partnership to join up employment support with health and social care, criminal justice and housing services, making sure people receive the level of support they need to find sustainable employment.

Therefore, the ‘Tackling Inequalities & Improving Outcomes Project’ aims to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the criminal justice system by identifying and addressing the health-related factors that impede their access to, and ability to engage in, volunteering, training, courses, further learning and employment. For more information on Signpost Recovery please go to .

Please complete the application which is available to download from this site, it’s preferable that these are then submitted by email to, if however you wish to return the form by post, completed applications should be sent to Signpost Recovery, Units 1 & 2, Block 7, Cooperage Business Village, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP.

Have you considered Working in Forth Valley? Excellent motorway links from Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Given the geographical nature of Forth Valley a full UK Driving License and access to a car is required. Company benefits include 30-34 days annual leave, 5% contribution to Company Pension Scheme, Employee Life Cover, Childcare Voucher Scheme and access to a range of Post-Graduate study opportunities.

For an informal chat about any of the posts in the ‘Tackling Inequalities & Improving Outcomes Project’ please contact Norrie Moane, General Manager, on 01259 272112. Completed applications should be returned to and clearly state what post you are applying for.

Job Descriptions & Person Specifications:

Health Well-being Nurse JD PS Nov 2017

Health Well-being Co-ordinator JD PS Nov 2017

Project Assistant JD & PS Nov 2017

Board Information: 

OSCR Board Member Guidance

Information for Prospective Board Members

Application Form:

Signpost Recovery Application Form – 2017