The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer (Equality) to support its work. The post is a full-time permanent position.
The Policy Officer (Equality) will work as part of the Policy, Political Relations and Equality team, assisting with the development and promotion of STUC Policy, with a particular focus on Equality. They will provide Secretariat support and advice to the STUC Equality Committees (Black Workers’ Committee, Disabled Workers’ Committee, LGBT+ Workers’ Committee and Women’s Committee). They will support STUC relations with Government at all levels; prepare draft submissions to policy consultations; prepare briefings, content for speeches and other articles promoting STUC policy and supporting political relations.
The post holder will be working primarily from the Glasgow STUC office though there is a requirement for attendance at external meetings and occasional out of hours work.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a full-time, permanent Director of Operations.
The STUC is seeking to recruit to this new and significant senior management role. The role involves management of the STUC’s Human Resources function; oversight and management of the STUC’s Financial operations; significant administrative, regulatory and governance duties - particularly those attached to the STUC General Council Staff Pension Scheme Trustee Board – and facilities, event management and management of STUC Conferencing business activities.
This is a demanding but fulfilling and rewarding role, working at the heart of the trade union movement.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
We are seeking a number of confident and supportive individuals who value the concept of social equality and have a willingness to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to maximise their potential and life opportunities.
You will be joining an innovative and creative environment to support people to live in our community, within their own tenancies, in both shared and individual houses. You will work as part of a team to support each individual to maintain their tenancy, build relationships and have a meaningful, happy life.
Furthermore you will be supporting people to access a range social and cultural experiences and meaningful work to enhance their life experience and holistic wellbeing.
The hours of work are variable depending on the individual needs of our members, but will involve evening and weekend work.
(Please note that in response to coronavirus, we are working in smaller groups and reducing cross over between service users and houses.)
In return you can expect a competitive salary starting at £18,339.75 per annum (subject to pay review 2020) and a generous 36 days paid leave.
Tiphereth, is a unique charity in the Colinton area of Edinburgh. We are a Camphill Community consisting of residential care, social enterprises and a growing day service.
All post holders will be required to join the PVG scheme and register with the SSSC within the first six months of employment. Ideally candidates will have previous work experience in a similar setting and hold a professional qualification at SCQF level 6.
As Facilities Manager you will manage a small team of Facilities staff including the Refuge & Admissions and Payments & Income Facilities Workers and Cleaner. You will hold Health and Safety responsibilities for DWA, ensuring employees and clients operate within legal, regulatory and DWA standards and policies. You will also hold responsibility for ensuring DWA premises including offices, refuges, associated gardens and outhouses, are well-maintained, safe and meet legislative requirements.
Are you passionate about supporting very young children and their families? We at Cattanach are looking to recruit a Grants & Relationships Officer to join our team. Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline Early Years organisations. For more information on our work and team, visit our website: https://www.cattanach.org.uk/.
As Grants & Relationships Officer with Cattanach, you will be liaising directly with registered charities across Scotland who support families with very young children (pre-birth to about 3 years of age) as part of our proposal and evaluations process. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Business & Development Officer, you will provide support to charities in working on their proposals or evaluations and growing their Early Years practice; this will include visits to settings as and when this becomes possible again. You will feed into reports for our Grants Committee and Board and support the Cattanach team in keeping our grants management system and wider database up to date. As part of a small but ambitious team, your work will be varied and may look very different day-to-day – ranging from support with social media to attending Funder Fairs or organising training for grantees.
We are specifically looking for a motivated and enthusiastic qualified Early Years practitioner with a passion for improving the lives of very young children who can bring an understanding of Early Years work and how Scottish Government policies (such as Getting It Right for Every Child) are translated into practice. Cattanach will provide comprehensive training to support the transition into the grantmaking world. We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
Work can be organised flexibly to suit you and the charities we work with. Please note that the post entails significant travel across Scotland although overnight trips are rare. We are keen to honour our staff’s needs and preferences; while we do offer office-space, remote-working is always an option and supported with suitable equipment. Due to COVID-19, the entire organisation is currently working remotely. We provide a competitive benefits package and on-going attractive training opportunities. If you would like to have an informal chat before applying, please contact our Chief Executive Sophie Flemig (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Passionate about children’s human rights? Want to use your expertise to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people? Then we want you to join us to promote and safeguard the rights of children and young people in Scotland.
This is a high-profile domestic and international policy role within the children’s human rights sector in Scotland. You will be a fierce champion to promote and protect children’s human rights. As part of the Strategy Team you will work proactively to identify and address human rights issues and use your skills, knowledge, networks and expertise to influence law, policy and practice.
You will put children and young people at the heart of our policy and engagement work, in order to inform and shape the agenda in Scotland and internationally. You will develop positions based on sound human rights principles and communicate them using a wide range of tools including speeches, reports, briefings, consultation responses, parliamentary evidence, social media content and press statements.
Supporting the Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on Scotland’s progress on international human rights treaties, and working closely will colleagues in Commissioner’s offices across the UK, Europe and internationally.
Do you have human rights knowledge and experience?
Are you passionate about protecting and promoting the rights of older people?
Do you want to improve the experiences of those living with dementia?
Scottish Care, in partnership with Life Changes Trust and the University of the West of Scotland, wishes to appoint a Human Rights Project Worker (Maternity cover) to support Rights Made Real: a three-year funded project focused on actively promoting the human rights of care home residents living with dementia.
The project has already been running for eighteen months and a range of creative and innovative projects are being funded which will benefit people living with dementia and show others how to make rights real in care homes. The arrival of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the care home sector and there has never been a more important time to embed a human-rights based approach to the care and support of older persons. All partners in this project are committed to ensuring that older people, including those living with dementia, have a right to maintain strong connections with family and friends, with their communities and with the things that matter to them regardless of where they live. This has been very challenging during the pandemic. We believe that people of all ages, circumstances and conditions have a life to live, the right to thrive and hopes and dreams to achieve.
We are looking to for someone with a strong understanding/interest in human rights who shares our passion to join us.
This is a full-time post for 9 months, hosted by Scottish Care and based in Scottish Care’s offices in Ayr. However, it is anticipated that the post-holder may have to travel throughout Scotland supporting the care homes involved in the project.
Save the Children UK is looking for a new Trustee to join our Board. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as holding management to account to ensure we are delivering our best for children every day. For this role, we are looking for a Trustee with Safeguarding experience to join our Board.
As a Trustee with Safeguarding experience, you will act as a point of contact between the Board and Save the Childrens professional safeguarding team relating to child safeguarding, Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), the safeguarding of other vulnerable people and the prevention of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.
Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to join one or more of the Board’s subcommittees, which requires an additional time commitment, and may be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.
While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.
At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking for an experienced service manager for the delivery of three Edinburgh based services that make a difference to peoples’ lives.
As a Service Manager you will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice with leadership, team management, achieving financial targets and service development.
Our Service Managers are responsible and accountable for maintaining high quality standards across services and the leadership and management of teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support through the promotion of outcomes focused person-centred approaches. Ensuring compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, policies and ensuring practice reflects the requirements of key stakeholder and external partnerships.
If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.