Charity registered in Scotland SC003458
Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only national charity in Scotland for cot death which continues to devastate the lives of a family once every 9 days. We started in 1985 as a research project and initiated the work that led, in 2011, to an established protocol within NHS Scotland for the handling of cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy. We are active within Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to ensure best practice is maintained as well as working closely with bereaved families.
Scottish Cot Death Trust is Scotland’s only charity dedicated to the issue of the sudden and unexpected death of babies and young children. A key part of our work is providing a range of support for families and we’re looking for an experienced and compassionate Bereavement Support Manager to join our team. This is a new role and will be central to our commitment to working with and supporting families.
Our Bereavement Support Manager will oversee our bereavement services, directly support families, and further develop provision, including volunteering programmes. This is an exciting time to join Scottish Cot Death Trust and a unique opportunity to deliver and influence the development of services. If you have experience of working with bereaved parents and families, and are passionate about high quality bereavement care and support, we’re keen to hear from you.
If you’d like to find out more, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Lynsey Kidd at email@example.com
We’re looking for an enthusiastic fundraising and communications professional to join our team. If you’re proactive, creative, and able to inspire and build positive relationships we’d love to hear from you.
Scottish Cot Death Trust is Scotland’s only charity dedicated to the issue of the sudden and unexpected death of babies and young children. Our key strands of work include support for families, a diverse training programme for professionals across a range of sectors, and research into sudden infant death.
To support our work we are looking for a Fundraising and Communications Officer with a strong track record in income generation and effective communications. Ideally, we’re looking for someone with experience of community fundraising, corporate fundraising such as ‘charity of the year’ partnerships, and digital appeals. However, we’re open to applications from anyone with different experience but with the transferrable skills, energy and attitude to be an exceptional fundraising and communications colleague.
We’re open to applications on a job share basis for either of the distinct parts of the role, with the fundraising element at 21 hours/wk and the communications (including digital appeals) at 14 hours/wk. If you’d like to find out more, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Lynsey Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an enthusiastic individual with fundraising and communications experience? Do you have a positive, can-do attitude? Are you creative and able to inspire and build positive relationships? If the answer is yes, you could be the person we are looking for.
You'll have a proven track record in fundraising at a community level. You will have been involved in projects such as the winning and management of charity of the year or longer-term corporate/clubs/association partnerships, volunteer or people management experiences and supporter/customer engagement.
You’ll have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills and be passionate. You’ll be tenacious, and motivated to make a difference for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child and in promotion of risk reduction education to prevent as many of these deaths as possible.
This is a brilliant opportunity to join our small friendly but ambitious team and contribute to our recent record of growth. This role provides an opportunity to transition from a local charity to gain experience with a nationally and internationally recognised charity. We're brave, informed, compassionate and driven in our fight against sudden unexpected death in infancy and, if that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.
You' will need a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle plus previous experience of working remotely and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate yourself; whilst still working collaboratively with colleagues.
Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only charity in Scotland working to eradicate the tragedy of sudden unexpected death in infancy and young children. We support bereaved families across Scotland and deliver an extensive education programme to promote reduce the risk messages and raise awareness of these types of deaths.
Scottish Cot Death Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising representatives from a range of professions including medicine, law, nursing, and business as well as bereaved parents.
An Executive Committee is responsible for implementation of the Board’s policies and advises it on specific issues.
The Trust’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all research grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board on which ones to fund. It also acts as a source of expert opinion on all medical and scientific issues.
Over the last 36 years, the Trust has funded more than £3,400,000 of research into the probable causes of Cot Death in a wide variety of scientific and medical fields.