As part of the organisation’s Benefits Advice Service, you will be responsible for assessing the individual entitlements of people affected by MND in the North of Scotland, and helping them to maximise the financial support available to them.
MND Scotland is looking for someone to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to access the benefits to which they’re entitled. Ensuring provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND.
This is a key role within the Benefits Advice Service. You will work with people affected by MND to identify their entitlements, based on their individual circumstances, and submit appropriate applications. Liaising with public bodies, as required, assisting clients in navigating often complex application processes and ensuring speedy access to benefits. Reassuring people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in welfare and benefits, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding of statutory welfare and benefits systems and processes is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society.
This post supports families affected by MND in the local authorities of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Orkney, Stirling and Shetland.
Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:
· Work with people affected by MND in line with the principles and aims of the organisation.
· Empower and involve people affected by MND as much as possible in decisions that affect them.
· Manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.
· Liaise with colleagues in other teams to develop the support they, and the organisation, gives to people affected by MND.
· Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.
Big Bike Revival Scotland:
The Bike Big Revival Scotland is a community-based cycling initiative, focused on supporting a range of community organisations and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community cycling activities.
Scope of Role:
To manage the delivery of the Big Bike Revival in Scotland; this established programme engages voluntary sector organisations, community groups and grassroots groups to facilitate a programme of cycling events, training, activities and opportunities throughout the year. Funded by Scottish Government, the initiative aims to support more people in Scotland to get cycling by supporting grassroots organisations to offer cycling activities to their communities.
Working with National Active Travel Delivery Partners, such as Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, you will manage the delivery of ambitious project targets. Working closely with Cycling UK colleagues, national active travel partners and local stakeholders you will be enabling over 20,000 people to get cycling, distribute £80,000 in community grant funds and coordinate the delivery of 500 events and activities
You will have line management responsibilities for 12 members (around 6 full time equivalent) of field staff, each one working from home in locations covering the length and breadth of Scotland. Your duties will require you to support each member of the BBR field team, monitor individual staff budgets and targets, coordinate team meetings and support personal development and appraisals.
Are you an engaging individual who can help us to improve cancer outcomes and save more lives? Do you have experience and/or understanding of working in primary care?
Cancer Research UK, the North of Scotland Cancer Alliance and local Health Boards are partnering to improve the prevention and earlier diagnosis of cancer. Primary Care professionals, especially GPs and their practice teams, have a crucial role to play in early diagnosis - but we know this is a complex area. We are also engaging with a range of Healthcare Professionals across the cancer pathway to raise the profile of cancer, identify activities to improve cancer outcomes and make change happen at a local and regional level.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health Professional Engagement Facilitator Manager to lead the delivery of our work in North & East Scotland providing direct support to primary care teams in NHS Grampian and Tayside with remote contact within NHS Highland and Island Boards:
We’re looking for a strong leader to join our team who has….
As the role is field based, you’ll also need to have tenacity and be comfortable working on your own as well as part of a team. As indicated the role involves engagement with GP practices in the North of Scotland region which requires frequent travel within the region. We, therefore, expect applicants to be based within this region. You can be home or office based or a mixture with space allocated in NHS Grampian’s offices at Summerfield House, Eday Road, Aberdeen.
If this describes you, join our team as we work hard to beat cancer sooner. For full role details, please see our candidate pack here: https://adobe.ly/2OeLseZ
Closing Date: Sunday 1st December
Interview Date and Location:Wednesday 11th December - NHS Grampian Board Headquarters, Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, AB15 6RE
Izzy’s Promise is a charity based in Dundee but working across Scotland and the UK which provides confidential support and information to survivors of ritual and organised abuse. This charity is survivor led, works to raise awareness about ritual and organised abuse and its effects on survivors, provides research, training and consultancy and works in close partnerships with other survivor organisations.
We are recruiting a Fundraiser (fixed term one year) Salary: £19,000 - £23,000 p.a. dependant on experience. We have a preference for a full-time worker but will also consider part-time or job share and we are also open to flexible hours and working from home.
The core purpose of the role is to generate income to sustain and grow Izzy’s Promise and partner charities. We are particularly interested in developing a diverse source of income.