Save The Children UK
Save The Children UK

Charity number 213890

Save the Children is one of the leading children's charities in the UK. We are committed to ending child poverty and to transforming the life chances of 30,000 children across Scotland. We want children to achieve their full potential and to get the best start in life. We work in partnership with a range of agencies to deliver programmes that make a lasting difference in children's lives.

Current vacancies

Community Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,185
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd August 2019

We’re excited to be able to offer you a new opportunity to join our team in managing the Save the Children Nicolson Street Shop in Edinburgh.

Do you like being empowered? And empowering others?

Do you have experience of successfully leading a team?

Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn?

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters. As well as being someone who is driven and motivated by raising money for Save the Children, the right candidate will be able to motivate their team to achieve goals and targets for the shop in a positive way. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in Nicolson Street.

Save the Children shops are at the heart of the community, providing a welcoming and positive environment for people to come together to volunteer, donate and shop.

Our shop in Nicolson Street is in the heart of the high street in this busy and vibrant area. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of boutique shops, charity retailers, coffee houses and award-winning eateries. You’ll be aiming to catch the eye of the influx of day-trippers to the town as well as engaging with the local community to build a volunteer team and secure quality donations.

Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children 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.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Farrington, London
  • Closing 13th January 2019

Save the Children UK is looking for new Trustees 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 these roles, we welcome applications from candidates with a range of skills and experience including:

International development or humanitarian work: as one of the world's leading children's charities, we have both the expertise and the experience to make real, lasting change to children's lives. As well as responding to emergencies, we run development programmes in the UK and around the world that ensure children survive, learn and are protected. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in international development or humanitarian work.

Or

Human Resources:we welcome individuals with an extensive background in HR or organisational development, in order to provide insight and guidance to the HR function and the Board. Candidates would ideally have experience of developing and executing HR strategies and related goals, with the ability to demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of workforce development.

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Mobilisation: for nearly 100 years we have been speaking up for children’s rights as well as delivering programmes which save and change children’s lives. In our next strategy period we aspire to become the world’s foremost campaigning force for and with children. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following: digital organising, social action with children and young people, transnational campaigns, advocacy, mobilising local communities and / or those with lived experience of poverty, displacement or conflict.

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 encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, LGBT+, Black, Asian or other ethnic minority, and hail from diverse social and educational backgrounds.

Save the Children UK is advertising these posts on a number of prominent 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.

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Top job! Honorary Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Farringdon, London
  • Closing 5th May 2019

Save the Children UK is looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our Board.

Our Treasurer plays a pivotal role in the organisation. They have specific responsibility for oversight of the charity’s financial strategy, planning, systems and controls, for ensuring that Save the Children UK is in a sound financial position to deliver on its objectives, and for ensuring that Board decision-making takes full account of relevant financial considerations.

For this role, we are seeking candidates who have Board-level experience of the financial management of large and complex organisations and experience of chairing Board committees. Knowledge of charity finance, accounting and governance is also essential. We welcome applications from those who are engaged with, and excited by, Save the Children UK’s vision, mission and values as we move into our new strategy period.

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 encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, LGBT+, Black, Asian or other ethnic minority, and hail from diverse social and educational backgrounds.

Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of prominent national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.

Candidates should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

Applications should be completed on Save the Children UK’s website. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm (GMT) on Sunday 5th May 2019.

The shortlist of candidates will be determined in the following weeks and candidates invited for interview with our appointment panel.

The Honorary Treasurer is 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 chair the Board’s Finance Committee, be a member (but not chair) of the Audit and Risk Committee, and be a member (but not chair) of the Investment and Pensions Committee. This requires a significant additional time commitment; more on these Committees’ responsibilities can be found in the full role description. The Honorary Treasurer may also 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 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.

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Children’s Places Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th May 2019

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Children’s Places Programme Manager. You will work as part of a team leading the development, planning and delivery of Children’s Places; a community-led approach to tackle inequality of opportunity and outcome for children growing up in poverty within an identified locality.

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Children’s Places Programme Manager you will help us to promote, deliver and bring to scale our innovative programme to improve the lives of children living in poverty in Scotland. You will be expected to identify and build strong partnerships and relationships with members of the Community Planning Partnership and other relevant local agencies and develop a clear understanding of the area to ensure high quality interventions are delivered sustainably. In addition you will:

  • Deliver a programme of engagement at community level which involves children, families, partner organisations and community groups in the design of interventions that tackle child poverty
  • Support the participation of children, families and communities in the planning and delivery of services/support that addresses locally-specific priorities
  • Gather data to support the development of local action plans and develop a network of community champions locally
  • Contribute to fundraising activities and co=ordinate donor engagement visits and events.

To be successful you will have excellent knowledge and experience of coordinating and delivering a range of programmes within agreed outcomes, timescale, budgets and targets. Flexible and proactive, you will have a keen understanding of the nature and impact that poverty has on children, families and neighbourhoods, and the barriers that local communities face in seeking to bring about positive changes in outcomes. In addition you will have:

  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently, to both internal and external audiences and have experience of building and sustaining networks and relationships
  • The ability to work in different community and school-based contexts, with different age groups of children and their families
  • Project management experience including planning, delivery, impact and evaluation
  • Developed IT skills in Microsoft Office with the ability to be self-administrating
  • Working knowledge of Improvement Methodology and experience of carrying out tests of change.

At Save the Children 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.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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