Are you interested in improving collective wellbeing? Join us at Carnegie UK in this newly created role of Head of Communications to help us deliver our new strategy.
About Carnegie UK
Carnegie UK is an endowed charitable foundation. Our purpose is to improve the wellbeing of people in the UK and Ireland. We believe that collective wellbeing happens when social, economic, environmental and democratic outcomes are seen as equally important and given equal weight. This means we aspire to a society where all have our basic needs met; where we all have a decent minimum living standard; where we live within the planet’s natural resources; and where we all have a voice in the decisions that affect us.
Carnegie UK has just launched our new strategy to put collective wellbeing at the heart of decision making and to tackle the issues that threaten wellbeing.
To help us maximise our contribution to delivering positive change, we have created the new role of Head of Communications to lead the development and delivery of our communications strategy.
You’ll be supporting the development and implementation of our new brand, identifying opportunities for us to extend our reach and influence, working closely with our internal programme teams and external partners to develop inspiring communications strategies, supporting the development of a wide range of written and creative content, overseeing the management of key communications platforms, and contributing to our culture of continuous learning and improvement.
You’ll report directly to a member of senior management and work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation.
The role will normally be based in our office in Dunfermline, with some UK travel, but will be home-based and working remotely during the current COVID restrictions. We are currently reviewing are flexible and home-working policies and anticipate that these will continue to offer some flexibility to allow a balance between individual preferences and business needs.
Carnegie UK is strongly committed to encouraging and supporting a diverse workforce and we have a programme of work in the train to improve our practice and understanding in relation to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from all in the community who can contribute to the further diversification of experiences, ideas and perspectives.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.