VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) is seeking an exceptional communications professional to join its senior management team and provide strategic and operational leadership in the areas of communications and digital transformation. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and solution-focused individual, who will lead and direct VOCAL’s communications, providing strategic direction to stay at the cutting edge of digital developments whilst raising VOCAL’s profile with the public and relevant stakeholders.
The postholder will lead VOCAL’s communications and digital presence, line manage communication support staff and work with VOCAL’s senior management team to implement VOCAL’s Business Plan and strategic objectives.
The successful candidate will have previous experience as a senior manager working at a strategic level to develop and implement innovative digital and communication solutions. They will demonstrate line management experience at a senior level, experience of proactive press and media work and an excellent ability to forge cross sector partnerships and manage contractual relationships. Ideally, they will have an understanding of caring situations and the impact of caring on peoples’ lives.
We’re seeking new Board members
The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex equality in Scotland. Our aim is to work with diverse LGBTI people across Scotland, and with partners, to create lasting change for the better for LGBTI people. As part of that, our Scottish Trans Alliance project leads on trans equality. We are also increasing our focus on the intersections of LGBTI equality with other characteristics including race and disability.
We are seeking new members for our Board of Trustees. This is an exciting responsibility including setting our strategic direction, overseeing our development and policy, ensuring our financial health, and making sure that our legal obligations are met.
We welcome applications from anyone with a commitment to our aims. We would particularly welcome applications from trans people, and from intersex people / people with a variation of sex characteristics, and from BAME people and from disabled people.
The Board meets eight times a year in total (currently via Zoom). Board membership is a voluntary unpaid position, but all related expenses, including any travel, childcare etc will be covered. Training and development opportunities will be available.
As HR Trainee, you will be an integral and core team member and work proactively in our People Development and Relationships Team.
This is a true generalist role in which you will gain excellent experience in the full remit of HR work. The role is very varied and the post holder will require to be both reactive and sensitive to the HR issues arising within the organisation at any given time. This post is developmental and is an excellent opportunity for someone keen to develop in HR to gain valuable experience. We are looking for someone who is CIPD qualified or equivalent.
We need you to be innovative, proactive, comfortable working on your own initiative, adaptable, supportive, diplomatic and discreet, with strong time management skills. We are also looking for an individual with the ability to build and develop good relationships at all levels. In return, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of this respected charity and gain fantastic HR experience as part of our small, friendly team.
Above all you will be motivated by the work of Bethany Christian Trust and of being part of our on-going work to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in our country.
Candidates should have excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills to provide administrative support to our South Area volunteer team (covering, Lothian and Borders and Forth Valley).
We require someone with excellent communication skills, who can respond effectively to a wide range of enquiries including bereaved people.
You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse Scotland volunteers and staff, as well as other organisations and funders.
In addition to general administrative duties, the post-holder will be provide support to our South Area Manager, to ensure Area targets are met as outlined in our Strategy and associated Implementation Plan.
Outwith the pandemic, this post will be based at our office in Leith, with very occasional travel throughout the South Area and to our Headquarters in Perth, as required. Due to the pandemic, all staff and volunteers are currently home based as per Scottish Government guidelines.
Bethany Christian Trust has operated a Care Shelter in Edinburgh every winter since 1996, providing emergency shelter to people who would otherwise be sleeping rough. Following the Covid crisis, and in recognition that for a number of years the provision has far outstripped the traditional shelter model, Bethany’s care of people who are rough sleeping will continue in the form of a “Rapid Re-Accommodation Welcome Centre” (RRWC) from October till May. Guests will continue to be welcomed in, receive a hot meal and have access to support through trained staff and visiting partner agencies. The RRWC will be a route for guests out of rough sleeping and into accommodation, via a variety of routes tailored to the individual.
Do you have the knowledge of and passion to provide an excellent caring service to homeless and vulnerable people who need shelter, as well as supporting them to access routes into accommodation? You will work Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
You will work closely with the Bethany daytime Team Leader, guests, volunteers, City of Edinburgh Council workers and a variety of other support agencies so excellent communication skills are essential. Ideally you will bring an SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
The Junction are seeking to employ a Finance Officer/Bookkeeper to join our team. Our current bookkeeper who has been with the organisation for over 5 years is leaving. We are looking to employ someone as a contractor who has experience of preparing management accounts, either qualified by experience or someone who has a relevant qualification or working towards CIMA/ACCA.
For more information about the Junction please visit: the-junction.org
We are looking for motivated and committed individuals who share the Charity’s values and bring experience and expertise at a strategic level in one or more of the following areas:
A strong profile in the third, public or corporate sector would be advantageous.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo induction training and attend the Board meeting and AGM on the 27th February, to be held digitally.
We encourage applications from all sections of society however we would be particularly interested in applications from individuals who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary, disabled people and people from a BAME background.
Are you able to inspire and lead a team to develop and deliver high quality services for LGBTI young people? Are you passionate about youth work and digital innovation?
Our digital youth work services have been supporting LGBTI young people for years. Now we are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative person to lead development and delivery of our online community and learning hub for LGBTI young people across Scotland, while continuing to grow our one-to-one services.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of digital youth work and make a lasting, and sometimes lifesaving, impact for LGBTI young people with partners from the third, public and private sectors.
The successful candidate will have:
• A strong foundation in youthwork or CLD
• A passion for developing and managing impactful services
• A creative and curious attitude for using digital tools
• A collaborative approach to management and leadership
Scottish Ministers are looking to make up to two appointments to the Board of Crown Estate Scotland from 1 May 2021.
Crown Estate Scotland is a self-financing Statutory Public Corporation accountable to the Scottish Ministers and to the Scottish Parliament. The management and revenue of the Scottish Crown Estate was devolved to Scotland on 1 April 2017. The Scottish Crown Estate includes a diverse range of urban, rural, coastal and marine assets. The diversity of the property, rights and interests comprising the Scottish Crown Estate means that decisions on retention, use or sale of the assets can deliver significant economic, social, financial and environmental benefits for communities across Scotland. Crown Estate Scotland is currently the manager of all the Scottish Crown Estate assets.
Applicants need to demonstrate substantial recent significant experience in the offshore renewable energy sector and recent experience in property investment and development. Applicants also need to demonstrate a number of other key skills:
·longer term planning/seeing the bigger picture;
·constructive and supportive challenge - working as part of a team; and
·communication, collaboration and influencing.
Board Members receive £217.33 per day for a time commitment of two days per month. Reimbursement will also be made for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant/carer expenses, including child care.