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

Fundraising Manager - East Scotland

  • Full time
  • £26,690 – £31,400
  • Homebased - UK
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Do you have a strong track record of account acquisition and management & securing new partnerships?

Do you have experience of managing high-value relationships & delivering exceptional customer experience?

Are you self-motivated and target driven?

Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Regional Fundraising and Engagement Manager, the Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager will be responsible for maximising regional donations and corporate financial contribution through effective, supporter-led acquisition and account management.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will visibly lead our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager will be responsible for maximising regional donations and corporate financial contribution. Key duties include:

  • Driving growth in our key income streams; corporates, major donors, ‘in aid of' fundraising individuals and fundraising groups by providing excellent relationship management and acquisition
  • Working closely with the regional corporate team to grow the regional corporate pipeline in Scotland and discuss support needs for opportunities where relevant
  • Delivering acquisition, stewardship and product strategies to maximise income and brand engagement
  • Responsible for updating and managing a pipeline of opportunities across all income streams
  • Contributing to departmental income reporting, budgeting and forecasting

Person Profile

Experience

  • Experience of account acquisition and track-record of securing new partnerships
  • Experience of unlocking networks and acquiring high value individual donations
  • Experience of managing high-value corporate and individual relationships & delivering exceptional supporter experience
  • Experience of working with databases (preferably CARE) and pipelines
  • Understanding of corporate fundraising legislation (desirable)

Abilities

  • Ability to establish professional credibility quickly internally and externally
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects and their competing demands

Aptitude

  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity
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Senior Partnership and Practice Manager (Poverty and Early Years)

  • Full time
  • £38,250 – £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2021

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children and fights child poverty? Join us as Senior Partnership and Practice Manager to lead a portfolio of partnerships and projects to find new ways to reduce the impact of poverty on families and on children in early childhood in Scotland.

At Save the Children we believe every child has the right their basic needs being met, and to receive love, encouragement and help which enables them to reach their full potential. But poverty – families not having enough money to live on – prevents this from being a reality for more than 1 in 4 children in Scotland every year.

Not having enough money brings stress and anxiety for parents and children. Poverty can mean not getting to enjoy the same carefree, fun, joyous childhoods as others, and can create barriers for children to reach their full potential. The link between poverty, low income and children’s development in early childhood is deep and stubborn. We want to share learning and find new ways to break that link and support children and families.

Our vision is a society free of poverty, where every child grows up in a family with enough money to live with dignity; that cherishes childhoods and supports every child to reach their full potential; and where every child is empowered to shape the world around them in communities, policy making and services.

No one organisation can tackle a problem of this scale alone. That’s why we work with many others – including children, young people, parents, partners, community groups, schools and local organisations working with families – to fight for families to have the money they need and reduce the harm that poverty and inequality causes to children.

This role is in the Scotland team which is part of the UK Impact department. Our work in Scotland is focussed on reducing the number of children growing up in poverty and working to reduce the impact of poverty on children’s development in early childhood. This is a varied role, which will involve helping oversee the delivery of our strategy in Scotland, collaborating with others within and outside of our organisation, developing new and innovative partnerships and supporting and developing a small team.

As Senior Partnership and Practice Manager (Poverty and Early Years) you will create and oversee a portfolio of projects and partnerships that generate insight, learning and evidence on reducing the impact of poverty on children’s development in the early years and use this to influence policy and practice change. You will identify opportunities to develop new practice development projects and share learning across networks, forge new and innovative strategic partnerships and networks based on your understanding of the landscape we’re operating in and your working knowledge of early childhood development and supporting families. You will ensure children, young people and families are empowered to work with us to deliver this work. You will support and develop a small team to achieve our goals.

In addition, you will

• Work with fundraising colleagues to develop funding proposals, build relationships with funders and oversee delivery of funding commitments

• Put the safety and wellbeing of children and young people first and ensure work is delivering in line with agreed legal, regulatory, quality and ethical requirements and standards

• Be positive, resilient, a strong team player with an empowering and collaborative leadership style and excellent interpersonal skills

• Have outstanding communication skills with the ability to synthesise information for a range of audiences

To be successful you will be committed to improving the lives of children and families and have experience of engaging children, young people and families and supporting them to share their experiences, and of co-developing approaches with them. You’ll have demonstrable experience of developing and overseeing a range of projects and programmes and identifying and sustaining strategic relationships and partnerships. You’ll have a working knowledge and understanding and practical experience of the policy and practice landscape. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, strong emotional intelligence and experience of empowering and setting direction for a small team. You’ll bring a learning and innovation mindset to your work.

As a large organisation with a competitive interview process, we know it can be daunting. We are here to help you through the process and support you to do your best, and are really interested in hearing from people with a range of transferable skills and experiences.

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.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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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Partnership Lead x 2

  • Full time
  • £31,960 – £37,600
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2021

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children and fights child poverty? Join us as Partnership Lead to develop partnerships, deliver programmes, test new approaches and share learning, and be part of our mission to reduce poverty and its impact on early childhood in Scotland. We have two roles available – one is permanent and one is a fixed term 2-year contract.

At Save the Children we believe every child has the right their basic needs being met, and to receive love, encouragement and help which enables them to reach their full potential. But poverty – families not having enough money to live on – prevents this from being a reality for more than 1 in 4 children in Scotland every year.

Not having enough money brings stress and anxiety for parents and children. Poverty can mean not getting to enjoy the same carefree, fun, joyous childhoods as others, and can create barriers for children to reach their full potential.

Our vision is a society free of poverty, where every child grows up in a family with enough money to live with dignity; that cherishes childhoods and supports every child to reach their full potential; and where every child is empowered to shape the world around them in communities, policy making and services.

No one organisation can tackle a problem of this scale alone. That’s why we work with many others – children, young people, parents, partners, community leaders, schools and local organisations working with families – to fight for families to have the money they need and reduce the harm that poverty and inequality causes to children.

This role is in the Scotland team which is part of the UK Impact department. Our work in Scotland is focussed on reducing the the number of children growing up in poverty and working to reduce the impact of poverty on children’s development in early childhood. This is a varied role, which will involve supporting programme delivery, alongside collaborating with others within and outside of our organisation, to spot gaps and test new approaches, with a constant focussing on finding out what works, sharing evidence and learning, and influencing policy and practice.

As Partnership Lead you will develop and maintain a range of partnerships, including working with schools, local authorities and other charities and community organisations. You’ll build strong relationships with children and families, engaging them in the development of partnerships and campaigns, and ensuring that our work empowers them. You’ll have responsibility for programme and project management, supporting high impact implementation and delivery.

In addition to this you will:

• Work on innovation and practice development, helping facilitate partner engagement in this work

• Design and carry out data, research and evaluation tasks, ensure that all work undertaken generates the learning and evidence that we can share with our networks,

• Work closely with policy colleagues to support influencing for local and national change

• Support writing of bids to donors and oversee delivery objectives of funded work

To be successful you will be committed to improving the lives of children and families and have experience of engaging children, young people and families and supporting them to share their experiences, and of co-developing approaches with them. You’ll have excellent programme and project management skills and experience of working with partners to deliver projects and programmes and be capable of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You’ll have an understanding of early child development, how poverty impacts on children, families and neighbourhoods and the barriers communities face in seeking to bring about positive change, and a broad knowledge of the evidence about what works to support children and families.

In addition, you will

• Be positive, resilient, a strong team player with an empowering and collaborative working style and excellent interpersonal skills

• Have outstanding communication skills with the ability to synthesise information for a range of audiences

• Be able to deliver training for programmatic and broader improvement work.

• Have experience of developing or supporting monitoring and evaluation activity

An awareness or knowledge in systems change theory and/or data driven approaches would also be beneficial.

As a large organisation with a competitive interview process, we know it can be daunting. We are here to help you through the process and support you to do your best, and are really interested in hearing from people with a range of transferable skills and experiences.

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.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children and fights child poverty? Join us as Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation and Communities) to lead our approach to participation and engagement with children, young people, families, and communities.

At Save the Children we believe every child has the right their basic needs being met, and to receive love, encouragement and help which enables them to reach their full potential. But poverty – families not having enough money to live on – prevents this from being a reality for more than 1 in 4 children in Scotland every year.

Not having enough money brings stress and anxiety for parents and children. Poverty can mean not getting to enjoy the same carefree, fun, joyous childhoods as others, and can create barriers for children to reach their full potential. The link between poverty, low income and children’s development in early childhood is deep and stubborn. We want to share learning and find new ways to break that link and support children and families.

Our vision is a society free of poverty, where every child grows up in a family with enough money to live with dignity; that cherishes childhoods and supports every child to reach their full potential; and where every child is empowered to shape the world around them in communities, policy making and services.

No one organisation can tackle a problem of this scale alone. That’s why we work with many others – including children, young people, parents, partners, community groups, schools and local organisations working with families – to fight for families to have the money they need and reduce the harm that poverty and inequality causes to children.

This role is in the Scotland team which is part of the UK Impact department. Our work in Scotland is focussed on reducing the number of children growing up in poverty and working to reduce the impact of poverty on early childhood. This is a new role to develop, embed and grow our approach to participation and community engagement.

As Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation & Communities) you will scope and develop our approach to participation with children and young people and working with families and communities. Creating opportunities to work with children and communities to influence policy and practice change to challenge poverty and support families. You will forge new relationships and partnerships to help us do this – in communities and local and national level. You will support and develop a small team to achieve our goals.

In addition, you will

  • Work with fundraising colleagues to develop funding proposals, build relationships with funders and oversee delivery of funding commitments
  • Put the safety and wellbeing of children and young people first and ensure work is delivering in line with agreed legal, regulatory, quality, and ethical requirements and standards
  • Be positive, resilient, a strong team player with an empowering and collaborative leadership style and excellent interpersonal skills

To be successful you will be committed to improving the lives of children and families and have significant experience of participation and community engagement work that’s led to policy or practice change. You’ll have experience of developing and delivering projects that ensure children’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. And you’ll be adept at building a wide range of relationships and partnerships. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, strong emotional intelligence, and experience of empowering and setting direction for a small team. You’ll bring a learning and innovation mindset to your work.

As a large organisation with a competitive interview process, we know it can be daunting. We are here to help you through the process and support you to do your best and are really interested in hearing from people with a range of transferable skills and experiences.

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.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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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