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We are progressing with the DWP Journey2Employment program and look forward to supporting clients from Irvine, Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Kilmarnock job centers to move forward thro this innovative approach to training, confidence building etc` This will also "fit" potential partnership working with Remploy and partners in the Workfirst program.

Two new ASSIST training groups up and running in Dumfries & Stranraer.

Our secure online shop still has special offer for all orders placed so if you need a holiday first aid kit, plasters or even a wheelchair or mobility scooter why not have a wee look you will be surprised what is available.







We are delighted to announce that we are part of a successful bid along with our Peace of Mind partners SPAEN for the DWP Journey2Employment [ J2E ] job program which will support people back into employment. The areas include Irvine, Renfrew, Hamilton and Kirkcaldy and we look forward to working with Job Centre Plus clients. The success also means lead by SPAEN 4 new employment opportunities SEE BELOW for full details.

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Community Employment Specialist (CES)

SPAEN seeks highly motivated Community Employment Specialists (CES) for our Employ[my]Ability programme as part of the Journey2Employment Job Club.

You will bring your lived experience of disability and a positive “can do” attitude to the role and you will use your drive, determination, positivity and lived experience to the role and will work closely with the local JobCentre Plus; local employers and other community groups to identify and create volunteering and work experiences and opportunities for service users.

You will support disabled people to identify skills and experience they can use in a work environment; help individuals to build their self-confidence, actively manage pre-existing conditions and assist them with their career goals through a range of supports and techniques.

You’ll bring the personal skills and we’ll provide you with the tools and supports. Together we’ll help service users to move closer to the job market and achieve their personal goals.

Together, we’ll make a meaningful difference.

Hours of Work: 28 hours per week, flexible as some evening and weekend work will be required.

Salary: c£27,000.00 per annum pro-rata plus pension contribution

Duration: The post is initially funded for 1 year and is subject to funding.

Location: There are 4 posts:

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Irvine, Ayrshire
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Kirkcaldy, Fife
How to Apply:

If using your experience to help others just like us to overcome barriers to volunteering or paid employment is your goal, we want to hear from you!

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, SPAEN wants to make applying for roles with us as accessible and simple as possible.

You can apply in a number of ways:

• You can send us a letter explaining why you think you would be the best candidate for this role;
• If you have a CV, you can send this to us;
• If you’d prefer, you could record a video blog telling us about yourself and why you’d like to apply for the role;
• If you’d rather speak to us, we can arrange an appointment to speak with you over the phone;
• If none of these options suit, you can e-mail us and we’ll find the best way to suit you.

E-mail: (please put CES in the subject line)

You can send letters; CV’s and video blogs to our e-mail address.
Please provide contact details so we can get back in touch with you (e-mail address / telephone number)

Telephone: 01698 250280 / 0845 601 1156 (local rates apply subject to telephone service provider’s terms & conditions)

Please choose Option 1 on the telephone service and tell us that you’re calling about the CES position.

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Our next Peace of Mind Open Day is on the 31st May in the Rothes Halls Glenrothes from 10am --2pm we have guest speakers, local & national organisations, employability and training informations and lots more!

We look forward to seeing YOU on the day




Respite Now cic and Prospero Insurance Brokers are delighted to launch a new partnership to help customers and supporters access a wide range of personal insurance products, whilst at the same time obtain professional advice.
Prospero are a specialist insurance broker based in Scotland that value good old fashioned customer service that helps to build long lasting relationships with their clients. Full details about Prospero, including the Prospero Pledge are on their secure website.
As part of the agreement to look after our customers and supporters, Prospero will make a donation for each policy that is taken out and this will help to fund our services going forward.
Contact details for David Robertson at Prospero are as follows;
Telephone 0131 6722407
We will also have a dedicated page on our website detailing Prospero services, contact etc`