Save The Children UK
Save The Children UK

Charity number 213890

Save the Children is one of the leading children's charities in the UK. We are committed to ending child poverty and to transforming the life chances of 30,000 children across Scotland. We want children to achieve their full potential and to get the best start in life. We work in partnership with a range of agencies to deliver programmes that make a lasting difference in children's lives.

Current vacancies

Community Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,000 – £21,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd December 2018

Do you like being empowered? And empowering others? Do you have experience of successfully leading a team? Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn? We’re excited to be able to offer you an opportunity to join our team!

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead, inspire and empower those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is friendly and positive in their approach and attitude, with the energy to instil this in others. They will be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. We also require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions.

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in running the shop.

Save the Children shops are at the heart of the community, providing a welcoming and positive environment for people to come together to volunteer, donate and shop.

Byres Road is the heart and soul of Glasgow’s West End! It is considered the most cosmopolitan and eclectic street in the city with an exciting mix of restaurants, coffee houses, high street stores, independent fashion and lifestyle boutiques, book and vintage shops. It is near to Glasgow University, Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Art Gallery so is a popular destination for students, professionals and tourists. We’re looking for someone who can engage with that community, in particular to build our student customer and volunteer base and create the environment that our Byres Road Shop needs to thrive, generating much needed income for Save the Children.

Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Community and Regional Corporate Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £32,000
  • Homebased – East of Scotland
  • Closing 22nd August 2018

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Community and Regional Corporate Fundraising Manager – East Scotland to drive ambitious growth across the regions of Edinburgh, The Lothians, Fife, Central Perth and the Scottish Borders.

Our Marketing and Fundraising divisions exist to inspire millions of people – from individuals to large corporate organisations – to support our quest for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Community and Regional Corporate Fundraising Manager you will:

• Create and deliver a regional strategic plan to ensure maximum growth in income in line with our community fundraising strategy.

• Be responsible for setting and meeting ambitious financial targets across several income streams

• Motivate, recognise and reward supporters to ensure their long-term support of the charity

• Support volunteers to help you achieve your area targets

To be successful you will have experience of working with companies, supporters and volunteers and understand what motivates them to support a charity and engage with a brand. A natural communicator, you will have the ability to inspire support and action from a diverse range of volunteers and supporters. In addition, you will have:

• Proven experience of exceeding targets and working to KPIs in the commercial or not for profit sector

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and influence, both internally and externally

• Experience of developing and delivering exceptional volunteer and supporter experience

• Experience of engaging with local and Scottish companies to raise funds

• Experience of working in a community context

• Flexibility and willingness to travel where needed

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Community Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2018

Do you have experience of successfully leading a team? Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn? We’re excited to be able to offer you an opportunity to join our team.

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead, inspire and empower those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is friendly and positive in their approach and attitude, with the energy to instil this in others. They will be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. We also require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions (candidates without retail experience will be considered).

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in running the shop.

Save the Children shops are at the heart of the community, providing a welcoming and positive environment for people to come together to volunteer, donate and shop.

Stockbridge is a popular urban village just down from the Edinburgh city centre. It boasts a local artisan market and several independent boutiques. It is a friendly community and a popular destination for students and tourists who come to browse the boutiques, enjoy artisan coffee and visit the local parks and art galleries. We’re looking for someone who can engage with that community and create the environment our Stockbridge Shop needs to thrive, generating much needed income for Save the Children

Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Programme Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th October 2018

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? Then join us as Programme Manager, delivering effective area-based programmes that improve the life chances of children from low income households and work with others to fight the unacceptable consequences of children living in poverty.

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Programme Manager you will effectively deliver current and new programmes, with central support, to achieve positive outcomes for children. As well as promoting our programme activities to potential partners, you will build strong partnerships and relationships in the allocated areas with schools, statutory organisations and local and national organisations and co-create effective partnerships. In addition you will:

• Develop clear understanding of the areas to ensure high quality programmes are delivered and ensure our programs are sustainable

• Gather programme data to support programme monitoring, evaluation and development

• Support our policy, advocacy and campaigns work to influence national and local change

• Support effective financial planning, including budget monitoring, donor reporting and contributing to funding applications.

To be successful you will have the ability to set up, coordinate and deliver programmes to outcomes, timescales and targets. Excellent management and interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to develop and sustain excellent networks and working relationships with partner agencies and other stakeholders. In addition you will have:

• Experience developing, implementing and delivering programmes that work with children, young people and families living on low income

• Knowledge of public policy and practice, and issues affecting children, young people and their families in Scotland – ideally in relation to child poverty

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English in order to influence a wide variety of people including senior managers, external strategic contacts and children and young people

• Experience developing and delivering briefings/training to statutory services or community groups.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Local Systems Change Narrator

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th November 2018

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Local Systems Change Narrator, working with other charities on the next phase of a STV Children’s Appeal funded partnership working on local systems change.

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

The role of Local Systems Change Narrator is a new role, with the aim of ensuring that the voices and needs of children and families are more widely heard and recognised in local planning processes and decision making across Scotland. You will work in collaboration with the Services and Policy Teams across the partner charities, collecting, compiling and sharing experience of children and families of engaging with local planning processes, with particular reference to local community initiatives. In addition you will:

• prepare reports and analysis that identifies where local statutory planning systems either inhibit or support engagement by children and families and recognition of their needs;

• work with the partners to develop and propose options for critical areas of system change and how they could be delivered, based on the experiences of children and families, both at a national and local level; and

• Contribute to the work of the charity partnership by delivering and supporting key activities including community engagement, research, monitoring and evaluation and policy and practice development

To be successful you will have a degree in a relevant subject or comparable experience with experience of collecting and compiling the views and experiences of community groups using participative techniques. As well as an understanding of local system change and systems thinking approaches, you will have expert knowledge of the legislation, policy framework and public sector structures relating to community planning and development in Scotland. In addition you will have:

• Experience of planning, leading and delivering pieces of direct engagement work with children and families in a participative manner

• Experience of producing evidence-based policy papers that translate research work into policy positions

• Awareness of different research methodologies and conducting participatory research, ideally with children and families

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with a wide range of people both internally and externally.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

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