Sense Scotland
Sense Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022097

We are a growing organisation with an annual turnover of over £20 million and employ over 1110 people.  Leading the field in support services for deafblind and disabled children and adults with communication support needs, we offer career and job opportunities at all levels.  We value our staff and the people we support, and work in partnership with them to maintain our reputation as a well established and diverse organisation within the voluntary sector.

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Support Worker, Fort William

  • Full time or Part time
  • £16,839
  • Fort William
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.

Sense Scotland offer Care at Home and Housing Support to a growing number of people with disabilities in the Fort William and Skye area. We are currently seeking to recruit both contracted and sessional staff to support people with communication support needs and a physical or learning disability to live valued lives in the community.

We are looking for creative, motivated, experienced Support Workers who demonstrate impeccable standards of practice and a high value base at all times. It is desirable that you hold a valid driving license.

Previous experience is not essential as Sense Scotland provides a comprehensive induction, together with a full training programme which utilises both e-learning and face to face courses to equip staff to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing support in a safe and fun environment. You will also be able to access health training from the NHS to develop your skills in relevant areas.

This vacancy has now closed

Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £36,823 – £43,606
  • Glasgow based with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Sense Scotland believes that everyone should have choices in the way they live their lives and there is now a rare opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join our successful fundraising operation encompassing committed giving; corporates; direct marketing; payroll giving; community giving and trusts and grants, growing both restricted and unrestricted income. The Head of Fundraising will play a critical role in delivering Sense Scotland's ambitions, leading a results-driven Fundraising Team, with passion, enthusiasm and determination. He/she will be a key member of our Leadership Team, working across the organisation to understand needs and opportunities and with our vibrant and enthusiastic Fundraising Team to deliver the required income.

This role will lead the Fundraising function within Sense Scotland, developing and implementing a strategy to generate income to fund the organisation's vital services and grow both restricted and unrestricted income. The successful candidate will further develop an already successful fundraising operation.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To develop and implement a Fundraising strategy for the organization;
  2. To ensure efficient and effective systems, structures and processes are in place to support Fundraising efforts;
  3. To lead and motivate the Fundraising Team;
  4. To manage the Fundraising budget;
  5. To ensure compelling materials are developed to support fundraising campaigns ;
  6. To work and effectively communicate across the organisation;
  7. To ensure compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;
  8. To set targets for the Fundraising Team.

Other requirements.

The postholder will:

Be accountable for his/her own actions and personal and professional development

Safeguard and promote the rights, safety and welfare of people using the services

Be aware of and act in accordance with his/her contract of employment and Sense Scotland Conditions of Service.

Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by his/her line manager or senior management in line with the grading of the post.

Person Profile

It is essential that the Head of Fundraising has :

  • Senior experience in the Fundraising field;
  • A breadth of Fundraising experience;
  • A recognised Fundraising qualification and/or membership of the Institute of Fundraising;
  • Experience of using Raiser’s Edge;
  • Experience of motivating and leading a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to work to deadlines and targets;
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills;
  • The ability to build good internal and external relationships;
  • Experience of working with a Marketing & Communications Team.

It is desirable that the Head of Fundraising has:

  • Experience of using social media