At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
Policy Manager (Scotland)
RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent
As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.
It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.
As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change, we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
To join us, you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.
The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
Regius School is an Independent Christian School, situated in Newcraighall (69a Whitehill Street, EH21 8QZ), serving Edinburgh and the Lothians with a current roll of 26 pupils from P1 to S2, organised across three small class groups. There are two full time teachers with a class room assistant.
We are looking to appoint an experienced teacher to head up our small school community of learners, teachers and support staff within a Christian context. He or she will work closely with the School Board and existing parents’ groups.
Our school has a unique and exceptional atmosphere, providing a happy, caring and creative environment and a curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges our learners. We affirm the close relationship of home, church and school. Our curriculum policies and procedures have been developed from discussions about how to achieve our school vision that ‘each child will see themselves as God the Father sees them’, and for our children to dream big dreams and be the very best they can be!
Our head teacher will manage the day to day running of the school to the benefit of our pupils and families, ensuring all children flourish and achieve their full potential. Although fee paying, our aim has been that school fees are kept at an affordable level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with GTCS Registration (Primary).
ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.
We are recruiting an inspirational leader to head up the Finance function, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work with colleagues to fulfil our aim to support tenants and service users to lead a good life.
Your primary role is to provide operational leadership that delivers precise governance for ARK and to put in place risk managed operational plans that will ensure its continued development within operating models that are both viable and sustainable over the longer term.
You will be accountable for leading the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies to build an ARK culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely Finance performance reports, function KPIS’s, forecasts and budgets. In addition to this is the ability to analyse, interpret and report accurate monthly Finance data in a timely manner; update forecasts and plans based on the learning of month results and develop Finance options that enable the SLT to take forward operational strategies. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.
Our mission is simple: to get New Scots (refugees/asylum seekers) cycling! We are a community of cyclists, New Scots, mechanics and volunteers. We collect donations of second-hand bikes, fix them together at our workshop/s, and then gift them to New Scots.
We are looking for someone who can help us to promote our values, deliver our charitable aims and sustain our commitment to support New Scots.
As the lead project worker you will be responsible for the smooth running and operations of our Edinburgh Workshop/Hub and the safe and effective delivery of all activities. Supported by a Project Manager and chair/director of the board you will work on a variety of projects including volunteer support and coordination; bike collections, repairs and distributions, and special projects and activities.
You will be a champion and advocate for refugees and asylum seekers and their issues, needs and human rights.
To be worked: Saturdays and 1 other day midweek to be agreed.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Can you contribute to the work of Health in Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh, working across Scotland? Health in Mind is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board Directors.
In an increasingly challenging financial environment for the Health and Social Care sector, in the midst of a period of change, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. In order to help us achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Directors, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Marketing / communications
Finance / audit / accounting
Health and Social Care
IT / systems
Health in Mind Board meets six times a year in our city centre office in Edinburgh and is supported by two committees- Finance and Risk and Compliance.
At Tiphereth we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Day Service Co-Worker in our outdoor land, estates and community gardening group, the Peregrine Group.
You will provide support and motivation to people with learning disabilities to participate in meaningful work on the land, in community gardening and estates maintenance. You will be enthusiastic and positive about the potential of people to participate, learn and grow. You will bring experience of support work and knowledge of land based work such as gardening or conservation. You need to work well as part of a team, have good communication skills and be motivated by Camphill’s values and ethos. A full driving licence including willingness to drive a minibus is an essential requirement.
The Peregrine Group works in partnership with other social organisations, helping to make a difference by contributing their skills and time for social good and the benefit of others. Tiphereth is a Camphill community in Edinburgh based around supported accommodation, social enterprises and day services for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.
· Competetive terms and conditions including 36 days holiday
· Excellent continuous professional development opportunities
· Opportunity to contribute to a growing service and develop skills
· Beautiful, outdoor based work setting on the edge of the Pentland Hills
· Opportunity to belong to a Camphill community with a rich social and cultural life
GIC is a well-established, busy, independent advice agency situated in North Edinburgh providing services across North East and North West Edinburgh.
To provide advice, advocacy and representation for clients on issues concerning welfare benefit and tax credit entitlement and to provide money advice and representation to clients experiencing problems with personal indebtedness and those at risk of homelessness.
The post holder will work collaboratively with co-workers and other professionals, to provide a quality advice service, meet deadlines and achieve targets. Ongoing training will be made available
Experience in this area of work is desirable.
Funded by the CEC, Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board until March 2022.
Continued employment is subject to funds being made available and satisfactory performance.