Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
What’s the job?
NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the value of further and higher education.
As part of the NUS Scotland team, you will be the key point of contact for media and will work daily to promote our campaigns and ensure the voice of Scotland’s students is heard in the media, by Scotland’s decision-makers and the wider public.
You will take the lead on generating pro-active press coverage for the work of NUS Scotland, maximising our influence within Scottish political life and helping to secure significant and positive change for Scottish education.
You will provide press and public affairs support, including policy development, for elected student officers and membership. You will play a key role in influencing decision-makers on issues affecting Scotland’s students.
So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.
Who you are:
- You’ll be totally at home fielding media enquiries, drafting and issuing media releases
- With people at the heart of your approach you will be excited to build and maintain relationships – with press contacts, key-decision makers and external stakeholders.
- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop new campaigns, widen our reach and deliver wins for students
- You’ll have no problems developing our policy briefings and using your knowledge to monitor relevant political activity
- Your personal values will mean you are committed to being part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.
Who are we?
Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow.
We’ve been going through some big changes this year, exploring new ways of developing and delivering winning student-led campaigns. So, this is a particularly exciting time to join us! Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.”
We have an exciting opportunity to join our TEC Pathfinders Project on a part time, fixed contract from May to July this year.
The User Researcher will be responsible for supporting the multi-disciplinary TEC Pathfinder team to scope, design and carry out research activities with users and stakeholders. These activities will help us to gain a deeper understanding of how people who experience domestic abuse, gain access to and are supported by multi-agency services in Aberdeen City.
Your research will help to inform the design, development and delivery of a TEC solution to support multi-agency working within the city as well as offering user insight and recommendations at a local and national level. Due to the subject content supervision support will be made available through different channels, if required.
We have an exciting opportunity for several Technical Analysts to join the Transport Team in our Edinburgh Office. We are looking for individuals who have a keen eye for detail, are confident working on large data sets in Excel, and have experience producing technical reports. These individuals will support the delivery of decarbonation strategies and technical reports for local authorities, public sector organisations and other clients across Scotland.
You must have experience of the low-carbon transport sector, ideally working closely with large fleets and have a knowledge of charging infrastructure requirements. You must also have the excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage client relationships.
Working closely with other Technical Analysts and the wider transport team, our successful candidates will work with clients to collect, analyse and manipulate data to produce high quality reports. These reports will be suitable for distribution both internally and externally and will provide bespoke strategies to help clients achieve the fleet decarbonisation targets set by the Scottish Government.
You will be an analytical and motivated individual, with a strong knowledge of ULEVs and charging infrastructure, and of the environmental impact of transport. A graduate in a relevant discipline with experience in the sector, you will also be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, with excellent report writing, work prioritisation and interpersonal skills. Confidence in Excel and other IT programmes is essential, and experience working with GIS programmes is of benefit.
We are at an exciting point as a charity, with big challenges, big ambitions, and the passion and energy to make big change happen. We need trustees to help us to realise our potential and we want Board membership to reflect the diverse society of the UK and its differing healthcare systems. We would like our trustees to include young people and underrepresented communities. You may already have experience at Board level, but this is not essential and to help us achieve our ambitions we are very keen to talk those who may have knowledge of the health care/cancer sector in Scotland.
You will also share our passion and determination to transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
We need to stop pancreatic cancer taking too many lives, too soon. We hope you will join us.