Rock Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC018708

The Rock Trust is a charity that works in Edinburgh and West Lothian with homeless and socially excluded young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The Trust’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the personal, social and practical skills, as well as the sense of self worth necessary for independent adult life.

We do this by providing supported accommodation in a mixture of shared and single flats, including specific provision for young mothers and babies, move on support to those moving to their own home. Our Compass Project also offer supports to young people to develop the social coping skills to avoid isolation, along with opportunities for befriending and mentoring support and supported volunteering opportunities across the Lothians.

Current opportunities

Looking for a handy person/painter to provide 1-2 days per calendar month (availability to be discussed) to help with minor repairs in residential properties, such as general maintenance, basic plumbing and electrical work. Own transport necessary.

To provide safe overnight accommodation and support for a young person using the scheme including a meal and washing facilities. To support young people to feel relaxed and comfortable in the accommodation. To introduce a young person to the household and make them aware of essential routines and act upon any relevant information. To operate creative methods of assisting young people to articulate their needs. To ensure a safe, secure and respectful environment within the scheme.

Welcoming young people and offering a listening ear. Encouraging young people to engage in learning and volunteering. Managing and supervising the café area. Assisting with ordering fresh produce and dried goods for the café. Keeping the café area clean and tidy Preparing, organising and cooking meals. Ensuring health and safety guidelines related to the kitchen and related activities are always adhered to. Delivering cooking classes. Helping with the promotion of the Hub café.

We are currently in the process of developing our new Youth Housing Advice Hub. It is a welcoming space where young people can seek advice, discover new opportunities, develop new skills in a supportive and familiar environment. The Hub will also embed coproduction between young people, staff and volunteers. We are looking for General Hub Volunteers to help us in a broad range of tasks in this exciting new project.