We are seeking a project manager to join our cross-functional team in delivering across evidence-informed practice projects in Scotland’s social services.
We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their knowledge and skills to improve services and generate and translate evidence. You will work on a number of projects and will be expected to manage your time across these projects.
Iriss is a charity working to support the social services workforce in Scotland to deliver positive outcomes for people who access care and support. We focus on enhancing the capacity and capability of Scotland’s social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement. Our unique approach is characterised by a willingness to adapt and learn from a wide range of disciplines. Examples of our work are available at iriss.org.uk
The role is Glasgow-based, but travel to other locations across Scotland may be required. At present our organisation is currently working from home.
This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 March 2021, however, part-time applications will be considered.
Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across our entire sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and governance, to help universities to deliver a world-class experience for their students. We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.
Reporting to the Assistant Director (Scotland and devolved nations), the Programme Adviser (Scotland) will provide support to the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan, utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation. The post holder will design, develop and lead on the implementation of designated equality projects and have responsibility for specific policy and stakeholder engagement activity.
Aberlour continues to aspire to be a leading voice for the children, young people and families we support across Scotland. Our participative and personalised approach aims to elevate the voices of the children, young people and families we work with. We want to ensure that children, young people and families are empowered to inform and shape the care and support they receive, and the work of the organisation as a whole. We are looking for someone to help us continue to make sure the voices and experiences of children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do.
At Aberlour all our work is informed directly by the UNCRC and we are committed to making children and young people’s human rights real. This includes a commitment to the keeping The Promise to Scotland’s children and young people by supporting the implementation of the Independent Care Review recommendations. Supporting and promoting the meaningful participation of the children, young people and families we work with is a fundamental part of how we achieve that. We aim to ensure that children, young people and families have their rights supported, promoted and protected, their voices listened to and views acted upon.
Working alongside the Head of Policy and Participation as part of the Participation Team, you will plan, develop and deliver a range of participation and engagement activities to support, promote and facilitate the views and experiences of children, young people and families we work with across Scotland, to inform Aberlour’s policy and campaigning work, as well as ensure those views and experiences help shape and influence the design and delivery of services and wider organisational developments.
You will have an awareness of the current Scottish political system and social policy relating to children, young people and families. You will ideally have experience working in one or more of the following areas: youth work; working with children and young people with disabilities or additional needs; working with care experienced children and young people; working with children and young people who have experienced adversity or trauma. You may yourself be care experienced. You will have a track record in planning and facilitating direct consultation and engagement with children and young people.
You will have the ability to think creatively, network successfully, form positive relationships and work in collaboration with others.
This half-time post working 18.75 hours per week will work on a flexible basis meeting the post holder’s availability and the needs of those being consulted with. We would very much welcome applications from those with care experience. At Aberlour we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive organisation and so we actively encourage applications from the LGBT, BAME, disability communities.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
The Research Officer is part of the Impact Team at Citizens Advice Scotland. The Impact Team seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
The post sits within the Research Team which is an integral and busy section of the Impact Team. We apply an evidence based approach to all of our work, and so you will play a key role in supporting and coordinating research in areas identified as priorities for the citizens advice service, our clients and the people of Scotland.
The Research Officer uses a wide range of statistics, data, and evidence in order to highlight areas for action, develop and promote solutions. Working across a broad spectrum of issues, from social security to drinking water quality, the Research Officer also supports Policy colleagues to develop research solutions that will deliver a sound evidence base to influence legislation and positive outcomes for bureaux clients and consumers.
You will have experience of commissioning and project managing research projects carried out by external parties on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland. As well as working closely with the Senior Research Officers to deliver a wide range of research projects, you will also assist Policy Officers and other Citizens Advice Scotland colleagues to design and undertake research in different policy areas.
The role is offered on fixed-term basis until 31 March 2021.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
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.
Staf is Scotland’s membership organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members across the public, third and independent sectors. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care in Scotland is indistinguishable from their peers in the general population.
We work with and alongside young people and those who support them to achieve our vision through participation projects, the development of policy and practice and our programme of learning events.
We are looking for a passionate and creative person to join our committed team. You will support us to fully utilise our website and social media to help us amplify the voice of young people and our members, promote our work and ensure our stakeholders understand our impact.
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EDAS is the country's foremost membership-driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest or role in Scotland's economic development. With an extensive cross sector membership, EDAS supports the development of the knowledge, skills and networks of its near 3,000-strong membership; providing a voice for the economic development profession, and a space in which to learn about and contribute to related policy and good practice. EDAS improves the effectiveness of Scotland’s economic development policy, delivery, and capacity.
We currently have Non-Executive Director vacancies. Although any relevant background will be considered, we are particularly looking for people with expertise or a background in local government or the third sector. We are also aiming to expand the diversity of the Board.
This is an exciting position that requires broad knowledge of Scotland’s economic development community and a commitment to build on the organisation’s success in developing its membership and strategic partnerships, member offerings and CPD, and policy and practice work programme. The Board is seeking directors who will contribute to maintaining the organisation’s track record of sound strategic, operational, and financial management.
Directorships are unpaid, though expenses will be covered. The Board meets quarterly and Directors are currently meeting online. Meetings last no more than two hours. There is an expectation that Directors will contribute to one or more sub-groups, which cover Finance and Governance, CPD and Membership, and Policy and Practice. Directors serve a maximum of four terms of three years and are required to retire and be the subject of re-election every three years.
As a Director of EDAS, you can expect to enjoy making new connections, leading on the development and growth of the organisation, and supporting your professional development.
Responsible to: DTAS Development & Communications Officer
Hours: 35 hours per week (excluding meal breaks). No overtime paid, but time off in lieu may be taken as appropriate.
Leave entitlement: 25 days p/a, plus 10 public holidays
Period of Employment: Fixed term, 1 year post (with 3 months probationary period). Potential for a further 1 year extension subject to funding.
The purpose of this new post is to create a sustainable umbrella model that will support individual community transport schemes. This could help with costs like insurance, training and maintenance - but would allow the individual communities to ensure that they were introducing a scheme that worked to their community’s needs.
As a result of this pilot project, we will find a sustainable, replicable model that will help other communities to deliver successful schemes.
This post is the result of a partnership between COMO UK, Community Transport Association (Scotland), Energy Savings Trust and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS).
DTAS will employ a full-time a Community Transport Development Officer on a 2 year basis (initially 1 year) to support DTAS members who are delivering or looking to deliver community transport schemes in their areas.
We will identify 5 geographically dispersed areas as a pilot study and work with them to plan, implement and deliver successful, sustainable community transport schemes in their locality. Entrenched rural transport challenges like a lack of public transport and rising fuel costs that are well evidenced, coupled with the fact that independent community car club schemes are expensive to design and deliver.
Role & Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of this role will be to:
The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.
People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.
The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted by Children in Scotland, are looking to employ a Project and Policy Officer to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Parent Forum of Scotland team by providing policy, administrative and organisational support.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and child wellbeing issues to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. The overall aim is to help every child to maximise their potential through their school life.
This post holder will have good communication, organisational and administration skills and have an understanding of Scottish Education system and legislation.
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint 2 new independent Trustees/Directors to augment its existing Board. This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements.
We are seeking 2 dynamic individuals who share our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability.
These posts are well positioned, to provide a real opportunity to shape, and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector, to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need Trustees who really want to make a difference across the communities in Scotland, and beyond.
We particularly wish to appoint Trustees from the following areas of expertise: skills in digital infrastructure, and applications and have a depth of knowledge in cyber security. Other skills preferred include experience in the political climate in Scotland, and familiarity with the machinery of government. Ideally past experience in working with Holyrood and Westminster Parliaments, and at local level. The Board is also short of HR knowledge, and experience. Acquiring these additional competencies will complement the existing skills on the Board, which relate to debt advice, and financial education provision across Scotland. In addition, through our Independent Trustees we have skills in financial and legal services, accountancy, and public relations.
Whilst the posts are not remunerated individuals will play a significant role in the future of Money Advice Scotland’s development, and its sustainability. We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise.