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

Board Secretary & Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £32,000
  • Mix of flexible working: base at Headquarters, Glasgow and temporary home working
  • Closing 13th December 2021

We’re looking for a proactive and versatile Board Secretary & Executive Assistant to provide support to our CEO and Board of Trustees.

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and this is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

Reporting to our CEO, you will manage a variety of secretarial duties that will help to provide essential support during a time of exponential growth.

We’re looking for someone with experience in a similar role, who has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of contacts such as the Board of Trustees, senior managers, key supporters, MSPs, and other partners.

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of our dedicated team, you will help to further the hugely important and rewarding work that MND Scotland does.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neurone Disease, then we would love to hear from you.

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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.

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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.
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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,179
  • Flexible with occasional travel (HQ in Glasgow)
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Communications Officer to join our small but dynamic team, to support us during a year of growth and development.

This is an exciting time to be part of MND Scotland’s communications team as we are embarking on several large-scale projects over the coming year and need someone who can hit the ground running to deliver clear and impactful communications to a range of audiences.

Reporting to our Communications Manager and working closely with our other Communications Officer, you will support teams across the charity to deliver engaging content for various channels including social media, website, printed resources and press.

We’re particularly looking for someone who is skilled in developing and growing social media channels, and who has a flair and passion for storytelling.

People affected by MND have unique experiences and stories to tell and we need someone who can sensitively and compassionately share these stories to create the biggest impact for our cause.

If you are someone who can inspire and motivate people to join our movement to end MND, and also communicate with empathy and care to those families who are currently living with the disease, we would love to hear from you.

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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Flexible
  • Closing 29th October 2021

MND Scotland’s vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes we’re on a mission to ensure everyone living with MND has our support and help every step of the way. As we emerge from the challenges of COVID-19, MND Scotland is entering an exciting new chapter. With a new Chair and Chief Executive Officer at the helm we look forward, in the coming months, to launching an ambitious new three-year strategy to both build on the achievements of the last forty years and correctly position MND Scotland into the future to ensure we deliver our mission. We’d like your help to do that.

We are recruiting five new Trustees to join our Board, including one individual to take on the role of Secretary. As a Trustee you will play an important role in setting the strategic direction of the charity whilst providing support, guidance and constructive challenge to the Board and the CEO. You will also act as an ambassador for MND Scotland and help us ensure that everyone right across the country knows of the work we do and how we can help them if they need us.

Becoming one of our Trustees is not something to be undertaken lightly. It takes commitment, passion and dedication. You may be pushed out of your comfort zone on occasion or indeed frequently. If that makes you uncomfortable then you’re probably not who we are looking for. If however, you are looking to help make a real difference to people’s lives and to grow both personally and professionally then we’d be really keen to hear from you, particularly if you have a background in any of the following areas:

  • Stakeholder Engagement - with particular experience in the areas of political influencing and/or the creation of sustainable partnerships.
  • Marketing and Communications - with experience in strategy development, campaign delivery, digital innovation and brand management.
  • Fundraising - with sound experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels, and experience of all significant fundraising disciplines.
  • Legal - with broad legal experience, ideally with expertise of charity law in practice.
  • Human Resources - with particular experience of developing a strategic and visionary HR framework.

Previous Board experience would be great but it’s not essential. You don’t have to have a personal link to MND. Nor do you have to have a charity background. What is much more important is your passion, ability to think strategically and your desire to get involved and make a difference. It’s also important that you know MND Scotland has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion.

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