MND Scotland
MND Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC002662

MND Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding vital research into finding a cure.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £70,000
  • Central Scotland with travel to Glasgow Head Office
  • Closing 17th May 2021

MND Scotland is here to support every family affected by motor neurone disease (MND) in Scotland. We provide practical, emotional, and financial support to make sure no one has to go through the devastation of MND alone.

We fight to improve quality of life for everyone living with MND and to ensure their voices are heard. We are building a movement to defeat MND and fund pioneering research which is taking us a step closer to that day.

The Role

MND Scotland is seeking an experienced Chief Executive who will spearhead the charity’s strategy as we embark on an exciting new period of growth and development.

We are looking for someone who will inspire MND Scotland’s dedicated and passionate teams, and lead our charity to reach its full potential, ensuring efforts are focused where they are most needed.

You will have the opportunity to work with an exceptional board, with a newly appointed chair who is inspirational in his outlook, and a talented Senior Management Team who strive for the absolute best for families affected by MND in Scotland.

People with MND are at the heart of everything we do, and as Chief Executive you will have the opportunity to impact real change for those living with MND right now, and bring us closer to our vision of a world without MND.

Key Responsibilities

The Chief Executive will be accountable to the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, planning, resourcing, operational performance and governance of MND Scotland; working in close conjunction with the Senior Management Team (SMT), and representing the organisation and its work externally.

  • To provide visible, inspiring and effective senior leadership, direction and oversight to MND Scotland and its staff in achieving the organisation’s vision and mission.
  • To ensure the strategic direction of the organisation is fully aligned and embedded across the organisation in order to have the greatest impact on its beneficiaries.
  • To ensure the financial security of the organisation, with a focus on increasing the number of MND Scotland’s sustainable income streams and identifying potential opportunities.
  • To lead MND Scotland’s Research strategy with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of all those affected by MND and to eradicate the disease in the future.
  • To maintain and enhance the positioning and role of MND Scotland with the aim of improving the lives of all those affected by MND in Scotland.
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Direct Services (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £41,814
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th April 2021

As part of the organisation’s Senior Management Team, you will manage the direct services provided by the charity, ensuring their effective development is in response to the needs of those affected by MND.

Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from May 2021 until August 2022.

MND Scotland is embarking on an exciting new period of growth and development. This role will be responsible not only for management of the current support services, but also for identifying gaps in provision and actively driving innovation and development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by motor neurone disease.

This is a key leadership role and as part of the organisation’s senior management team, you will manage the direct services team and the services they run, including advocacy, equipment loan, benefits advice and information.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. Experience of successfully managing and developing a diverse range of care and support services is essential.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:

  • provide management and leadership to the direct services provided by MND Scotland
  • ensure the effective development of MND Scotland services in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND
  • develop and implement robust service delivery plans and systems to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations to include carrying out of audits and evaluation of specific projects and services.
  • contribute to the strategic management and development of MND Scotland as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)

The successful candidate will be expected to play a wider leadership role by representing MND Scotland at key meetings; Fostering collaboration to drive forward projects and initiatives in the delivery of our mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today, and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.