The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland
The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC005751

The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

Current vacancies

Chair of Council

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st June 2020

About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things to promote excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve. QNIS is a fully constituted and independent charity, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regular (OSCR) as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation or SCIO. SCIO status provides limited liability for Trustees. For more information visit oscr.org.uk/managing-a-charity/faqs

QNIS Council: QNIS Council includes up to 15 Trustees. It meets four times per year to discuss governance issues, and an AGM takes place usually in November. The meetings are held during working hours at our office 31 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Council papers are sent out a week in advance.

The role: The Institute is currently looking for a new Chair to oversee the highest standards of governance for a flourishing organisation in line with OSCR’s Guidance on Charity Trustee Duties. We are looking for a Chair who will lead this ambitious small charity as it seeks to unleash the potential of nurses across Scotland’s communities.

The role of the Chair is to:

· Lead the Council of Trustees, ensuring that collectively there are the right skills and expertise for good governance.

· Work with Trustees to make sure that the charity is operating sustainably, strategically, effectively and there is sound financial governance.

· Establish a great working relationship with the Chief Executive and Nurse Director providing support and advice while respecting executive responsibility.

· Facilitate meetings with energy and good humour so Trustees enjoy their governance role.

Further information can be found on the QNIS website

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things in promoting excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve.

The role:We have a great opportunity for a Media and External Relations Manager to cover nine months maternity leave. We are looking for a brilliant communicator, well versed in digital and traditional media to support the organisation between April and December. We would be happy to view this role as an opportunity for secondment.

This will be a wide ranging role which will see you involved in a variety of activities, from updating our website, writing news items, maintaining our social media presence and developing our brand, and engaging in the work of the Institute with our stakeholders. Being a small team, we also need someone who enjoys rolling up their sleeves up and pitching in, packing boxes, or running to the shops when required.

The post is 37.5 hours a week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with a 30 minute lunch (but could be offered as 30 hours per week for the right candidate). We are offering a salary of up to £27k pro rata, depending on experience. Depending on start date, you will be entitled to 19 days leave across these nine months.

For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile and visit the QNIS Website.

About you

With significant communications experience, you will have excellent writing skills, and be able to write compellingly for different audiences and formats. You will be able to demonstrate highly proficient IT skills and an ability to cope with several tasks at once and constant interruptions. This nine-month contract is an exciting opportunity to develop skills within a small team whilst providing excellent communications cover.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th April 2020

About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things in promoting excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve.

The role: We have a great opportunity for a dynamic administrator to join our team. This newly created position will see you providing high quality administrative support to various QNIS projects and programmes as well as supporting our Deputy Directors.

This wide-ranging role will see you involved in a variety of activities from coordinating many busy diaries to organising meetings and providing effective administrative support for a range of projects and programmes. As first point of contact for the organisation you will use your diplomatic skills to communicate with a range of stakeholders including retired and contemporary Queen’s Nurses, senior nursing leaders, suppliers and many more. Being a small team, we also need someone who enjoys rolling up their sleeves up and pitching in, packing boxes, or running to the shops when required.

The post is 37.5 hours a week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with a 30-minute lunch. We are offering a salary of £21-25k, depending on experience. We offer a 10% contributory pension, 38 days leave (including public holidays) and flexible working.

For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile and visit the QNIS Website.

About you

You will have administrative skills including a very high level of attention to detail, ability to demonstrate highly proficient IT skills and an ability to cope with many tasks at once amid constant interruptions. Crucial to success in the role will be the ability to communicate clearly, cheerfully and tactfully with people at all levels, both internally and externally.

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