Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Our vision is a Scotland that is the best place in the world to grow older and for us all to live the very best life we can in ‘later life’. We are dedicated to inspiring, advising, involving and engaging older people, and influencing all those whose decision-making impacts on the lives of older people. Age Scotland works in partnership with Age UK, based in London, although we are an independent charity with our own Board and executive team responsible for our work in Scotland.
The Charity wishes to appoint an exceptional leader as its next CEO, a confident and experienced person who is visible, impactful and outcome focussed and who is as comfortable working with a highly experienced Executive and Board as they are interacting with and serving the interests of the most important of our stakeholders, our older population in Scotland. Therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate at least 5 years senior experience at CEO or Executive leadership level and, ideally, have awareness of the devolved government responsibilities, with, ideally, an understanding of government and statutory structures either in Scotland, the rest of the UK or both. Most importantly, you will have the capability to effectively represent Age Scotland to a range of key stakeholders.
We seek to appoint a CEO who will assess and prioritise the opportunities to develop and innovate and allow us to serve more of our older people in Scotland. This inspirational leader will develop and support the excellent capability and capacity in our team and our Charity while operating with our values very much front and centre.
The purpose of this role is to enable Nourish to use our money and data most effectively in order to further our aim of improving Scotland’s food system. The successful candidate will focus on the following areas of work:
• financial management, including bookkeeping, maintaining financial records, making payments, and liaising with external accountants and payroll
• financial reporting to funders, including working with the team and our project partners to maintain relevant records throughout the grant period
• data management, including helping us to use supporters’ contact details for effective communication, ensuring compliance with data protection law, and maintaining existing systems
• IT management, including managing passwords and access to the online server (with support from external IT consultant)
In time, this role has the potential to expand into new areas of work, such as monitoring and evaluation.
For more information about the post, please see the full job description.
We are looking to recruit to a new post of Public Affairs Officer to lead and enhance our work in Holyrood and Cardiff Bay. You will be collaborating with colleagues across the team and the wider Salvation Army to advance our public affairs activities, particularly our work around homelessness and addictions.
You will have excellent communication skills and a passion for tackling social justice issues; experience of working in a parliamentary setting and a knowledge of Scottish or Welsh parliamentary procedure and how they can be used to further campaigns.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative and innovative team and make a tangible difference to the lives of others.
Location: There is no set location for this role. This role will involve some travel across the UK with overnight stays.
For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has worked to see lives transformed and has fought the social inequalities affecting the most vulnerable in our communities. Today, through our network of frontline services and social programmes, we continue to support the most marginalised in society.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our About Dementia Team are looking for a Resource & Administration Officer to:
The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work. At least 40% of the working week will be based at our office in Causewayside, Edinburgh.
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic Project Worker, to be part of our Dignity in School programme team.
The postholder will be engaged in the development, delivery and reporting on a range of adult learning/continuing professional development opportunities across the education system and with allied professionals. The postholder will be located in our Dignity in School team but have connections across Children’s Parliament in terms of our UNCRC implementation capacity building work.
This strand of work is rooted in our practice with children and focuses on raising awareness, instilling confidence and building the capacity of adults and organisations. Passionate about children’s human rights, an excellent communicator and highly organised, the post holder will contribute to our work to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and deliver human rights for children.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative and dynamic Project Worker for our Dignity in School project team.
Passionate about children, an excellent communicator and highly organised, the post holder will contribute to our work to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and deliver human rights for children, with a focus on the education system.
The postholder will be located in our Dignity in School team but have connections across Children’s Parliament in terms of our UNCRC implementation work.
This strand of work is rooted in our practice with children and focuses on raising awareness, instilling confidence and building the capacity of primary schools and early learning to deliver human rights for children.
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