Are you an accomplished operational manager with experience of working with communities and partners to develop new initiatives, ideally in the voluntary or public sector? Do you have a desire to play a unique role within a high profile campaigning organisation that’s focused on driving change? Then join Shelter Scotland as Assistant Director – Operations and you could soon be responsible for leading and managing the services we provide in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis.
Shelter Scotland has been changing lives since 1968. Through our national network of services, including our website and telephone helpline, we provide vital advice and support to people in housing need across the country. We operate four community hubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen which work with local communities and stakeholders to identify and take action on local housing issues. We’ve also got an ambitious three year strategy in place that’s set clear and bold goals to be achieved in a complex and turbulent environment, so now is the ideal time to seize this career-defining opportunity that will see you drive change to our services across Scotland.
About the role
We’re proud of the services we provide, but we want them to be even better in the future. We want to enthuse and energise local communities and stakeholders to drive change according to the priorities of local people. This role won’t just be about leading and managing our services, it will also be about taking responsibility for a wide range of associated activities. As a key member of our Executive Leadership Team, you’ll help implement organisation wide initiatives, including a culture development programme. We believe change is possible. We know that in every area where we work, people are deeply concerned about the housing emergency. Our role is to empower and inform people so that together we achieve more than any of us could do alone. You’ll be instrumental in helping make that happen.
As well as proven operational management experience and project/change management skills gained at a senior level, you have a flair for innovation when creating or developing services and are able to work collaboratively and cooperatively to improve and sustain change outcomes. You also relish the challenge of making sure that the voice and experience of people who use our services is brought to the fore and that local communities have a real say in how services and campaigns are designed and delivered. What’s more you have the confidence and communication skills it takes to be a spokesperson and ambassador for Shelter and represent us externally as required.
* Because of the wide remit of this role, it involves considerable travel around Scotland and you will expected to spend at least part of each week in Edinburgh.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website.
Edinburgh World Heritage plays a central role in the management and protection of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Our current Director is leaving us in June to take up a post abroad and the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Director who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stage of our development.
This exciting opportunity is one of the most important leadership roles in the heritage sector in Scotland, if not the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role in partnership with the Board in shaping and contributing to the conversations in the City as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing the World Heritage Site.
We are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who can work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity to a wide range of communities. Key attributes will include the ability to work collaboratively and across organisational and sector boundaries, lead the team, think strategically and follow through to delivery.
A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Funding Programmes with Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF).
Alan Surgeon at AWS is the retained consultant for this position.
Background to the ELHF:
Everything we do is to improve people’s health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with NHS Lothian and other health-related organisations. Together we enhance the experience of patients, families, carers and staff across Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.
We award grants to wards and hospitals to help save lives, improve the quality of life, support education, innovation and equipment. We support some of the best researchers in the world who are working hard to fight, treat and cure many health conditions through innovative new ways.
We also have three main programmes throughout all the healthcare settings:
Tonic arts – We support live music, patient workshops, exhibitions and artworks and therapeutic design throughout all our sites. We know how much our environment and surroundings can have an impact on how we feel but did you know that it can also help patients recover more quickly?
Green health – Fresh air, open spaces and places to sit and walk help all of us in our emotional and physical wellbeing. We support green health activities including therapeutic gardening, community gardens, public greenspaces and health walks across all sites.
Volunteering well – We are the main funder of NHS Lothian’s Volunteering Well programme. This supports all the amazing volunteers who give their time, expertise and compassion in many ways including befriending, transport, and giving information and support to patients and their loved ones.
Working closely with the Director and Senior Management Team (SMT), take a lead in forging strong working relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring the Foundation’s funding priorities are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of NHS Lothian.
To be responsible for the effective development and delivery of the Foundation’s Grant making Strategy and the management, development and evaluation of the portfolio of funding programmes.
Oversee the effective management and control of Specific Funds in close liaison with the finance and fundraising teams, and NHS Lothian’s senior management and clinical leadership.
Develop and direct an appropriately skilled staff resource and provide support and effective management of the funding and grants team to deliver funding objectives and impact measurement and reporting.
· Educated to degree standard or equivalent professional experience.
· MBA or other relevant professional qualification or equivalent levels of experience.
· Senior level experience required in the following areas: project management / delivery, grants management and administration, developing and implementing effective grant programmes or projects, report writing, impact evaluation.
· Experience of and confident in using / managing online grant application and project management software.
· Experience of working in a charity specifically within a healthcare or medical research setting.
· Experience of effectively communicating clinical or scientific information to a lay audience.
· Experience of recruiting and managing staff teams and working with contracted staff and agencies.
· Strong leadership and management skills, able to negotiate, collaborate and work constructively across organisational boundaries.
· High degree of numeracy and analytical skills (specifically proposal assessment, project evaluation and grant programme statistical analysis).
· Excellent report designing and writing skills, and able to coach others in writing quality
proposals and evaluation reports.
· Strong organisational skills to manage a varied workload and ensure competing priorities are achieved to agreed timescales.
**Please note that the salary stated is non-negotiable and interviews may take place via Zoom**
Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, provides affordable housing and outstanding services for people in its communities across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
Dunedin Harbour provides temporary accommodation to individuals who are homeless. Staff provide 24 hour support for people with a range of needs and help them develop independent living skills to enable them to sustain future accommodation. The service is managed by Dunedin Canmore Housing in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
We now have a great opportunity for a Project Worker to join our team at Dunedin Harbour.
As a Project Worker you will work as part of a team providing high-quality support to service users and ensure there is a supportive and safe living environment for all.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, IT literacy and the ability to manage a night shift pattern are essential to this post. A professional qualification in housing / care support or allied discipline is desirable, experience of paid or voluntary work at a similar level is essential.
The position is subject to a PVG check.
The WHALE Arts Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for the running and maintenance of the garden working independently, and along with the Garden Volunteers and the Enterprise and Facilities Manager. The WHALE Arts garden provides an enjoyable and sustainable greenspace for our local Wester Hailes community. You will be maintaining the grounds that hold a variety of plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, benches and a fire pit.
Working closely with your manager you will help develop and follow a maintenance plan for the WHALE Arts garden that supports our organisation values, be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden and help ensure health and safety is followed on the gardening grounds.
Additionally you will coordinate our Garden volunteers and share skills and knowledge regularly on horticultural practices such as planting, growing, preparation, and pruning. Using your excellent communication skills and ability to build positive relationships. You will discuss, explore, and where suitable, implement feedback and ideas from our volunteers and staff to keep the garden developing and growing.
Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives? Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do?
L’Arche Edinburgh is a community of more than 80 people with and without learning disabilities. It is a place of belonging where people with learning disabilities can live independent, yet connected lives. We’re looking for someone to join us as our Support and Care Coordinator, a post which requires registration with the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Our services, which support 16 people with learning disabilities, are dual registered under the categories of Care at Home and Housing Support.
You will lead a small supportive team of 4 House and Team Leaders. Together you will ensure that we provide and develop high quality person-centred care supporting the practical, social and spiritual needs of those who call L’Arche home. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we’re looking to increase choice for the people we support and explore ways that we can grow as a Community.
L’Arche Edinburgh is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. We are part of a global network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and share in life together, working for a world where we all belong.
Knowledge and experience in care or supported housing is a key requirement for this role, but we’re also looking for someone with an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire others. You might be looking to step up as a manager or to use your management experience in a different way. If you are interested in being part of a mutually supportive and lively community, then we want to hear from you!
Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.
About the job: Your job is to build tenant power in order to challenge landlords collectively, not only bringing victories to members but also building a system that puts people before profit. The role will entail organising outreach events (door-knocking in blocks of flats, street stalls, community meetings), recruiting members, supporting the creation of neighbourhood organising teams, supporting members to organise direct actions and organising local events. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. This job will first take place through online outreach, before switching back, when appropriate, to neighbourhood-based work.
We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!
Gender Equal Media Scotland is hiring a Development Officer, hosted within Engender, for a one year post. The successful candidate will work to bring together academics, journalists, and campaigners to analyse existing work for gender-equal media, and develop a long-term vision for a Women in Media Body for Scotland.
To work with partners from Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMS) which brings together academics, journalists, campaign groups and organisations working for women’s equality in Scottish media.
GEMS aims to create a Scottish media which treats women equally – as employees, as contributors and as subjects of media attention.
Current partners include; Strathclyde University, Engender, Zero Tolerance, The National Union of Journalists, Scottish Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women in Sport, The Women 5050 campaign, Women in Journalism Scotland
This post will be hosted by Engender and based at Engender’s offices in Edinburgh (home-based during lockdown measures)
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join our team for one year to support our work for a gender-equal Scotland. They will work with colleagues to develop systems and strategies around member engagement, digital communications, and press work.
To contribute to the work of Engender by assisting with member engagement, communications systems, and press work. This is a one-year post, which we do not envisage being extended. The focus of this role, therefore is on developing strong sustainable systems.
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Policy Officer to join our busy team working for a gender-equal Scotland. They will be experienced in producing analysis and policy briefings, and committed to feminist principles.
To work within a team advocating for policymaking that advances women’s equality by researching and writing briefings and consultation responses. To engage with MSPs, staff, and committees to make sure that gender matters in the Scottish Parliament.
To work with communications and engagement colleagues to make sure our members and stakeholders are up to speed with the critical issues around women’s equality, and that women’s voices are heard wherever policy is made.