One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise to join our skilled and experienced Board. We're looking for new trustees who want to drive change and help us shape and communicate our new strategic direction.
OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.
Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.
Our mission is to work with and for single parent families, providing direct support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children. We support all single parent families whether headed by mothers, fathers, young parents or kinship carers.
If you share our mission and have a drive to see positive social change for single parent families, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of an established charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference.
If you have experience of any of the following, please apply.
· Legal/charity governance,
· Policy and strategy,
· Fundraising, third sector and government (local or Scottish)
Period of appointment is initially for three years, after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.
Kids Operating Room is a global health charity focused on delivering safe surgical services for children in the developing world.
Currently working in 22 countries and committed to developing an ambitious program of growth across Africa in particular, but elsewhere too, we are seeking a Head of Communications to join our team, develop and deliver a Communications Strategy and ensure our profile is sustained across a number of channels and audience groups.
Our founders currently fund all of our work and will continue to fund our running costs as well as a wide range of our charitable activities. However, as we now look to grow our impact beyond this, and therefore our fundraising activities, we are looking for someone who can develop our public profile as a leading UK Aid charity, an organisation that can be trusted to deliver and an organisation that is making a very significant difference in low- and middle-income countries.
In time, the successful candidate will be able to build a team to help them achieve this but they will be expected to have experience in developing Communication Strategies, delivering success communications across a wide range of different media and of personally achieving objectives and delivering successful communications campaigns - both short and long-term.
Working closely with the Senior Management Team, you will direct our day-to-day communications but will also contribute to fundraising campaigns and build relationships with key media personnel, both in the UK and overseas, to ensure the sustainment of our positive profile.
Skills and experience:
You will be degree educated and may well have completed further studies in Communications, PR or Media.
The job is located in our Head Office in Edinburgh. Occasional travel elsewhere in the UK or abroad is expected.
A wide range of benefits are available to the successful candidate including private healthcare, opportunities to travel and a fully paid sabbatical after certain lengths of service. The salary applicable for the role is £30 - £35K per annum.
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.
With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.
Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:
With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.
Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to break into policy and research work and join a team that makes a difference. This role will play an important part in Inclusion Scotland’s work to achieve positive changes to policy and practice so that disabled people are fully included in all Scottish society. Based in our Policy and Research Department, you will help us to influence decision-makers and support disabled people and local Disabled People’s Organisations to do the same. We are looking to appoint someone with some relevant and transferable knowledge and skills.
Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. Interested, then please read on.
We’re looking for a Policy & Communications Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Fundraising team. If you have an understanding and interest in current Scottish Government environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans, strong presentation skills and experience writing and developing web, newsletter and social media content, then we may have just the job you are looking for.
The post requires experience of policy development and/or research and analysis with the ability to produce high quality briefing papers and written reports. It also requires good research skills combined with the ability to deal with multiple projects without supervision along with sound Microsoft Office 365 and database knowledge.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step on your Sustrans journey by joining our Infrastructure team in Scotland:
This exciting role will have the responsibility of managing the delivery of the Places for Everyone challenge fund. Supported by Scottish Government, Places for Everyone is an annual challenge fund for the delivery of safe and attractive infrastructure that enables more walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys. In this role you will manage the delivery of a wide range of projects and will work in partnership with an equally wide array of partners. Projects can range from rural paths, to urban crossings, to town wide strategy development and all require an open, fair and robust application process which this role will review and strengthen.
With substantial experience overseeing the planning, development and delivery of projects in the urban environment, including the co-ordination of funding bids and budget management, you will have previously worked in partnership with other groups and organisations and have the ability to influence key decision makers, politicians and transport directors. To achieve this, your written and verbal communications skills will be excellent as will be your negotiation and advocacy skills. You will also have a good understanding of Scotland’s political and physical geography and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.
StartScotland is a partnership between The Lennox Partnership and Fedcap Employment Scotland. With extensive joint experience, we help to make a difference and create positives futures for people, their families and their communities.
Our mission is to improve people's lives and make a positive difference to Scotland through the delivery of Scotland’s employability service across the East and South West of Scotland.
Fedcap Employment is looking for two Engagement Consultants to join our established successful team in Edinburgh and Fife. The purpose of the role is to promote Fair Start Scotland and to engage eligible participants onto our employability services.
Every day will be different from delivering presentations, handing out leaflets, chatting to someone via social media channels to meeting a potential participant in a local library. You will have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to those who have the greatest need within our communities such as long term unemployed people, disabled people, and care leavers.
You will be accountable for:
· Generating, managing and delivering a consistent pipeline of FSS participants in line with agreed targets
· promoting Start Scotland Services in Ayrshire to organisations including but not limited to Job Centre Plus, local authorities and community groups
· Fostering strong relationships and a reputation for providing a positive participant experience in the local community
· promoting Start Scotland Services on social media
· Building relationships with your team including employer service consultants, personal advisors and local tutors to ensure our participants get the best service for their specific needs
· Adhering to our customer service standards so that all our participants are provided with a consistently high standard of service that maximises their chances of securing sustainable employment
· Ensuring compliance with our company policies (including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Data Security) so participants, colleagues are protected at all times
You will need to demonstrate:
· excellent administration and organisational skills
· an ability to prioritise your workload
· an ability to adapt your communication style and build rapport with a diverse range of people
· an attention to detail and an ability to follow contractual processes ensuring full contractual quality and compliance expectations are met
· solid IT skills including but not restricted to maintaining a client database, producing reports using word, excel and power point
· our service delivery can be in remote locations with limited public transport so you will need access to a car
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is an independent Scottish Charity funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims; we seek to:
The ALLIANCE is seeking a skilled and committed person to support the development and spread of social innovation approaches and change across health and social care, driven by person-centred and rights based approaches and the principles of co-production and self management.
This is an exciting opportunity to make sure that people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers are involved in shaping health and social care policy and the services and support they receive.
The Development Officer role sits within the strategic aims and outcomes of the ALLIANCE. This includes an emphasis on the voice of lived experience, person-centredness and human rights. The ALLIANCE will be working with an increased focus on Realistic Medicines, Health and Social Care Integration, the National Clinical Strategy, the Dementia Strategy and the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. The Development Officer role will be key in the co-production of these strategies and delivering the outcomes.
Working as part of a team, you will bring a sound understanding of involving people and communities to influence change.
The successful applicant must be able to travel regularly throughout Scotland. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, as occasional additional hours and overnight stays will be required.