If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.
With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;
Additionally you will:
The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.
They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.
They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.
About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.
We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area
Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL
We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to develop our work with children and families both within the church and in the wider community. The postholder will explore and research the needs of families and young people in the community and continue to develop a programme of regular activities for them which serve as points of contact between community and church. He/she will also continue to develop the co-ordination of progressive Christian teaching amongst children within the church through a vibrant programme that offered a fun, safe learning environment for all, while developing relationships with and supporting families associated with the congregation.
The post is for 20 hours per week and is for a 9-month fixed term contact, as it is a pilot programme to investigate further the needs of the community to inform our work with them.
Langside Church is an active and growing Christian community on the south side of Glasgow. We are an affirming church within the Church of Scotland. Our theology is open, inclusive and progressive, encouraging people to ask questions at all stages of life.
Our modern church building provides a valuable resource within the local community. Finn’s Place, our well-being project operates here, and has been running for five years. Our work with children and families in both congregation and community has been developing during that time.
Key duties and responsibilities will include:
YouthLink Scotland is seeking to recruit a motivated individual into the post of Policy and Research Manager. The post holder will lead the development of youth work policies and strategies impacting on young people’s lives at national and local levels. It will embed the policy and research function within YouthLink Scotland’s Strategic Plan.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing the policy and research function of the organisation. They will co-develop the National Youth Work Strategy and implementation plan.
Applicants will have experience of policy development and research, good knowledge of the Youth work sector and experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders. They will be educated to degree level in a related field (e.g. Youth Work, Community learning and Development, Social Policy, Social Research)
The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours. By its nature, the post will sometimes require work to be undertaken during evenings and weekends. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 12 public holidays. YouthLink Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
We are looking for a part time Development and Training Officer. We have just received two years’ funding for this post. The successful candidate will develop our self management training programme into courses catering for specialist groups, as well as introducing a peer mentoring project, and conducting research on digital training.
You will also be responsible for recruiting and training volunteer peer trainers. You will deliver training and awareness sessions and work closely with our development officer for self help groups.
Ideally you will have experience of working in the mental health sector – on a paid or voluntary basis. Training delivery and public speaking experience is essential.
The post is part time, but the hours are negotiable and flexible. Some evening and weekend working will be expected.
We are a small team and working to complement each other’s skills and abilities is vital.
See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk (which is under development) and our Facebook page for further information.
Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our team in Scotland.
The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will work to influence government policy and create legislative change in the best interest of autistic people and their families. The successful candidate will represent our charity to key government departments, Ministers and Parliamentarians, and develop the strategic relationships we need to influence nationally, while also establishing local approaches. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will also support campaigning activities in Scotland.
The successful candidate must have proven understanding of policy or parliamentary work, including knowledge of government structures and routes of influence. They must be comfortable analysing information, grasping complex policy issues and communicating these in an accessible and persuasive way to diverse audiences. They should be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or have a proven track record in the field. An understanding of voluntary sector and/or disability issues is desirable, as is a knowledge and understanding of campaigning methods.
The NAS offers excellent training opportunities, including job-specific training and training in autism, as well as a diverse range of employee benefits.
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• 24 hour access to online training
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Worldwide Cancer Research in their search for a Research Funding Manager.
Imagine a world where no life is cut short by cancer. Imagine being part of the team that works tirelessly to make that vision a reality.
Worldwide Cancer Research is a small charity with immense ambition - to see a day where no life is cut short by cancer. To bring that day closer the charity is changing, and growing.
Worldwide Cancer Research funds innovative cancer research all over the world, finding the best projects that sit right at the beginning of the research journey. The charity kick-starts the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of new discoveries today, funding brand new ideas and supporting researchers who ask big, challenging, new questions about how cancer works and how we can control it.
Worldwide Cancer Research takes a global approach to solving a local problem because cancer affects people in your city, your street, your family - but the answers could be found anywhere in the world…
To help bring forward the day that no life is cut short by cancer, the charity is looking for a Research Funding Manager.
As Research Funding Manager you will be responsible for the management of the multi-million pound response mode funding programme for basic and translational cancer research.
Reporting directly to the Director of Research, you will oversee the day-to day operational work of the Research Funding team – the processing of funding applications, their review by external experts and the charity’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and the administration and financial management of the resulting awards, providing scientific input when required.
Applications are invited from candidates who have a PhD in a molecular/cellular biology related research field. You will also bring knowledge of the cancer research field and, preferably, have experience of working in a research funding environment with an understanding of research funding processes and principles, including peer review and conflicts of interest.
You will be an excellent communicator, able to influence, persuade and operate across a busy portfolio of activity. Organisational skills will be key to the success of this role as will having a real passion for the charity’s vision, mission and strategy.
We are all affected by cancer, wherever we live in the world, and it will take a worldwide movement to beat it.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association is looking for a Representation & Democracy Manager to join the Membership Support & Development Team
The Representation and Democracy Manager is responsible for the effective provision and development of support for student representation and democratic systems at the Students’ Association. Leading our committed and enthusiastic Representation and Democracy team which includes specific support for academic representation, welfare and liberation, and wider policy and campaigns on everything from accommodation to sustainability, this role is responsible for ensuring students are at the heart of decision-making on issues that matter to them both within and beyond the Association and the University.
The role entails working closely with our 5 elected sabbatical officers, ensuring they are supported effectively to deliver their objectives and campaigns, and to represent students within the University and beyond. In addition, the Representation and Democracy Manager works collaboratively with other colleagues to support the Association’s delivery of high quality support, training and development opportunities for student reps and leaders in a range of roles. The role also includes liaising with the university to ensure that the Students’ Association’s engagement on behalf of students centrally and at College and School level is effective.
We have recently transformed our democracy and governance, including introducing new democratic structures and representative roles. These are having a positive impact with increasing levels of engagement, and we are keen to ensure this positive progress continues – this particular role is key to continuing to develop and deliver effective outcomes and impact.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, with at least 2 years’ experience of working within a membership/campaigning organization, of supporting staff in a line management capacity, and of providing support for policy development and implementation. You will have an understanding of both the student experience and the diverse profile of University of Edinburgh students, alongside an awareness and appreciation of the relevant legislation applicable to the political context of student unions and issues related to student democracy and governance.
You will be adept at managing complex projects, with experience of leading and motivating diverse groups, and the ability to think strategically and manage change within a multi-disciplinary environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with students, staff and stakeholders across the Students’ Association and the University, and beyond.
Citizens Advice Scotland, based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.
Citizens Advice Scotland, our 60 member Citizen Advice Bureaux, the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone. We are champions for both citizens and consumers and in 2017/18 the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland helped over 295,100 clients in Scotland deal with over one million issues overall.
We are currently recruiting for the post of Content Researcher and Writer to join our Digital Advice Content Team.
We're offering an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
The delivery of Scotland's new Social Security Agency marks a significant change for Scotland - be part of this by writing advice content on the 11 new devolved benefits and other devolved areas.
Citizens Advice Scotland is going through an exciting period of change, with an enhanced focus on what people want from the service and a move to providing more multichannel advice. The Digital Advice Content Team plays a key role in this transformation.
You'll bring a skill for writing great copy, a solid understanding of the current social security system, ability to interpret legislation and ideally an awareness of UX and digital publishing.
The post is based in Edinburgh, although occasional travel and overnight stays will be required.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Community Enterprise Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprise support providers. We want to complement our core team of senior consultants by building a small group of freelancers who can support their projects.
Associates will be brought in as required to deliver high quality work to deadlines that can be used as crucial building blocks of research documents and business plans for example stakeholder interviews, case studies, focus groups and desk top market research. There is no guarantee of work but we do have a busy portfolio and envisage using this resource regularly. We will commit to providing induction training about our ways of working and systems and to help associates feel part of our team and contributors to our bigger vision.