Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
FEAT is seeking a full-time Team Supervisor to oversee and manage the Employ Your Mind (EYM) project - an innovative vocational rehabilitation project aimed at developing the employability skills of inpatients and outpatients of Fife mental health services. The aim of EYM is to move students closer towards accessing more mainstream job-seeking services.
The successful candidate will be part of an internationally recognised, world-leading project delivering cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) and employability skills to students and clients with complex mental health problems, at different stages on their journey towards employment. The role involves delivery of group-based and individual employability and personal development interventions, work placement sourcing/support and delivery and design of CRT to a wide range of participants who study over a 6-month period. The role also involves delivering training to other professional teams.
The Team Supervisor will oversee and manage the key objectives of the EYM team as well as the day-to-day performance of EYM employees. As a successful supervisor you will have excellent organisational and communication skills. These skills will help you transfer information from senior management to employees and communicate EYM teams’ performance or needs to senior managers. This role is fully supported by FEAT management of which this role forms part.
The role is based in our offices in Fife, and you are expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings and in the community around Fife, with patients with complex mental health conditions, on a one-to-one basis. Due to Covid-19, the role is likely to start home-based as FEAT virtual provision is now live. This innovative project has secured substantial further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund and we expect to continue beyond March 2021. You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.
FEAT are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone. FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma.
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste in the UK. It does this by rescuing good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and sending it to charity and community groups.
This post will focus on developing this network and surplus food distribution across Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.
Responsible to: FareShare Manager
We are looking for the right candidate who ideally has experience of community development, health & wellbeing, environmental issues or food poverty with strong communication and coordination skills, an existing network of relevant contacts, ability to work independently and the passion to successfully drive this initiative to reduce food insecurity in the Highland & Islands.
Period of employment: Initially until 31/7/21; it is intended the post will continue subject to finance.
Hours: 36.25 hours per week; flexibility required including potentially some weekend work and travelling (own transport essential)
Service: Time for You
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
The ‘Time for You’ project brings SAMH, Living Life to the Full Ltd. (LLTTF) and Glasgow Caledonian University together to provide three tiers of instantly accessible mental health support (self-help, supported self-help and psychological support) to those who have been at the frontline since lockdown started in March. Keyworkers have worked tirelessly, in extremely challenging working situations, and many will have struggled with stress and high levels of anxiety about their own safety, the safety of their families and the safety of the people they supported. Now, we feel it is vital that we offer the chance for Key Workers to take some time back to care for themselves.
Time for You will provide support to up to 4000 keyworkers, for example, those working in health, social care, food supply and public transport, to better enable them to recover from the significant pressures they will have experienced since lockdown and to develop coping strategies that will better enable them to self-manage their mental health and remain in their crucial roles. As well as benefitting people’s mental health, this service will bring huge societal benefits in terms of health and the economy by helping to keep keyworkers in their roles as Scotland seeks to recover and rebuild.
As a Wellbeing Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting people as they work through their chosen modules of Living Life to the Full. The support you provide will range from short wellbeing check-ins and progress reports to 60-minute sessions of 1:1 coaching, using the Cognitive Behavioural Approaches of Living Life to the Full.
As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will be home based during the current government restrictions and support will be delivered via Video Call, Telephone, Text and/or Email.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is essential.
Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
Bliss is looking for someone with the skills and empathy to help us support the families of babies born premature and sick in Scotland.
Having a premature or sick baby is challenging time for many people who experience it. Most parents do not have the opportunity to prepare for the stresses and strains this can put on them emotionally, financially and practically as they work with neonatal healthcare teams to care for their baby.
Bliss supports parents and families so that we can help babies born sick or premature to have better outcomes and a better quality of life. We do this by helping parents and families to be more confident, less isolated, better informed and more involved in their baby’s care. We provide services via volunteers and directly, via different channels.
We are looking for someone who is able to understand the needs of parents and families and put these first, so that we can provide high quality support. You’ll need to be good at working with people, including those with emotional and practical support needs, good at listening and communicating, as well as being organised, flexible and adaptable to work across different types of service.
The post is 17.5 hours per week, home-based. We are flexible about how the hours are worked through the week.
This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in helping to change Scotland’s relationship with alcohol starting with young people. Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) is looking to employ the services of a dynamic, results-oriented person with great people skills to set up at least 12 CAP projects in high harm areas by the end of 2022.
The successful applicant will have a track record of building effective partnerships, the people and communication skills to involve and engage a wide range of local stakeholders and the leadership and project management skills to support projects through each phase of their lifecycle including baseline evaluation, action plan delivery, post intervention evaluation and maintenance/sustainment. After a short handover period the successful applicant will be expected to oversee fast-track development of new CAPs in priority areas and take responsibility for all aspects of their management with minimal supervision.
A key requisite of the role will be the ability to forge effective public/private sector partnerships between statutory agencies, schools, youth charities and retailers following the CAP model and evaluation framework. The successful candidate may come from a police, public health, education, local authority or other relevant background.
Are you passionate about supporting very young children and their families? We at Cattanach are looking for individuals with expertise in key areas relating to our grant making work in the Early Years sector to join us as Cattanach Associates. Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline Early Years organisations. For more information on our work, visit our website: https://www.cattanach.org.uk/.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:
The list is not exhaustive, of course. If you feel you could add value to Cattanach’s work in different ways, please contact our Chief Executive Dr Sophie Flemig (email@example.com) for an informal chat. We welcome applications from individuals in the private, voluntary and public sectors.
We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
As Associate with Cattanach, we will ask you to perform one of three tasks on an as-needed basis: 1) support the Grant Committee as a co-opted member, 2) provide capacity support to the charities we are funding, and 3) provide advisory support to Cattanach Trustees and the executive team. This is all on a flexible basis, which means that you can work around your other professional or personal commitments. We do not commit to a minimum number of hours of work per year. We would expect the average Associate to be asked to work for between one to five days per year, subject to our grant making work and demand for capacity support.
You will be line managed by the Chief Executive and receive thorough on-board training, together with annual appraisals and peer learning across the Associate network supported by the Business and Development Officer.