The Onaway Trust
The Onaway Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC049032

Helping tribal peoples to defend their lives and preserve their knowledge.

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Communications and Administration Support Officer

  • Part time
  • Circa £23,000 pro-rata
  • Pitlochry / home based
  • Closing 15th October 2021

About the role

· This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled applicant to use a broad set of social media skills to drive external communications by championing the views of Indigenous Peoples whilst promoting their distinct relationship with our shared environment.

· Your key role will be the creation of all social media communications whilst supporting the indigenous programmes through outreach activities and increasing brand recognition for The Onaway Trust.

· Responsible to the board of trustees and supported by your line manager, your focus will be on external communications (social media, website, e-newsletters etc).

· By joining our small team, you will be a natural self starter and will be given significant opportunities to gain insights into a wide range of supported projects.

· To provide exemplary administrative support to the charity’s projects and trustee roles.

Key Responsibilities

· You will have full regard to Trust’s policies and internal procedures and uphold its reputation, aims and values.

· With ongoing guidance and subject to budgets, you will be able to identify and recommend new projects for consideration.

Communications support

· Day-to-day management of the charity’s website (Wordpress) and social media presence, including drafting, editing and publishing content, driving and being responsive to engagement.

· Plan and oversee the creation of engaging multi-media communications materials, including videos and photos that support marketing efforts.

· Provide creative and operational support for external communications, including annual reports, publications, toolkits, newsletters and other materials in line with brand guidelines and board recommendations.

· Alongside the line manager, to support the development, promotion and organisation of charity events and management days with the aim of increasing the reach and recognition of the work of The Onaway Trust.

Operational support / What you can expect in return

· You will be part of a small, friendly and committed team.

· Although based in Scotland, we are a flexible employer and support remote working from home.

· Standard office hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm with an hour for lunch. However, the role is open to those seeking flexibility within their work life balance whilst maintaining satisfactory outcomes.

· Occasional weekend working may be required in exchange for time off in lieu.

· IT support will be provided.

· A full induction will be provided.

· Annual Leave: five weeks initially with an extra day for each year of service up to 30 days, excluding public holidays.

· Probationary period: 6 months.

· Following your successful probationary period a 4% pension will be available (pension scheme, SIPP, etc.)

What kind of person is required?

· Able to work on their own initiative

· Results orientated

· Great communication skills

· Able to produce high quality written and visual work.

· Fully conversant with modern communication technologies.

· Sympathetic to the values of The Onaway Trust.

· Confident

· Cyber threat aware

Pension

· A four percent contribution of gross salary will be paid by the employer each month to a recognised pension provider

Holidays

· The equivalent of 20 days (four working weeks) holiday per year are provided excluding public holidays for full time employees. An additional half day per year will be added to this entitlement for continued service up to a maximum of 30 days (six working weeks). For part time employees a pro rata entitlement will be detailed in the contract of employment.

Working from home

· If a permanent homeworking arrangement is agreed, the employer will amend the contract of employment to reflect the homeworking agreement where necessary. All required IT equipment will be provided to perform your responsibilities.

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Trust Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £35,000 pro-rata
  • Pitlochry / home based
  • Closing 15th October 2021

About the role

· The Trust Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the internal and external affairs of the Trust including the line management of the Communications and Administrative Support Officer as directed by the Board of Trustees.

Key Responsibilities

· Preparation of EMM & AMM agendas in line with the SCIO constitution

· Preparation and dissemination of meeting minutes in a suitable format in a timely manner

· Presentation of indigenous project proposals to further the objectives of the trust as well as supporting and enhancing external social media communications

· Ongoing monitoring and communications with indigenous projects supported ensuring audit requirements are met and relevant information is provided to support communications

· Preparation of quarterly budgets for Board meetings

· Ongoing communications with authorities, including auditors, accountants, legal representatives, volunteers (where applicable) and investment managers

· Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees to enable the strategic and ongoing management of the Trust.

· Presenting at Board meetings to ensure timely decisions can be made with full transparency

· Preparation of all documentation required to fulfil the Annual Audit and in consultation with the Chair of the Board, preparation of the Annual Report

· To uphold and have full regard to the Trust’s policies and internal procedures, reputation, aims and values

· At the direction of the Board, to visit supported projects ensuring they are meeting their reporting requirements and to seek opportunities for new funding partnerships that will enhance and support the values of the Trust

· Ensuring all invoices with contractors are accounted for and settled in a timely and agreeable manner

· To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the improved and ongoing Governance of the Trust

· To report on the performance of the Trust’s investments and to make recommendations to ensure they meet the financial objectives of the trust

· To report on the trust’s heritable property ensuring it is maintained in a sustainable manner; recommending and overseeing any contractual work and making certain current health and safety guidelines are strictly adhered to and documented

Pension

· A four percent contribution of gross salary will be paid by the employer each month to a recognised pension provider Holidays

· The equivalent of 20 days (four working weeks) holiday per year are provided excluding public holidays for full time employees. An additional half day per year will be added to this entitlement for continued service up to a maximum of 30 days (six working weeks). For part time employees a pro rata entitlement will be detailed in the contract of employment.

Working from home

· If a permanent homeworking arrangement is agreed, the employer will amend the contract of employment to reflect the homeworking agreement where necessary. All required IT equipment will be provided to perform your responsibilities.

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Trustee (Voluntary Position)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 15th October 2021

Vacancy background:

· Supports the cultures, languages, and life-ways of nature-based, tribal peoples.

· makes grants to charities that provide support to tradition-based indigenous peoples.

· invests in small, appropriate projects that make a positive difference to the world’s few remaining Indigenous peoples who are exemplars of how the Earth’s resources, sustainability, and cultural diversity can be maintained.

· helps to raise awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples and the wisdom that they can bring to the world.

Onaway Trust (onaway.org) is based in Scotland and is looking to recruit a number of new new trustees to join our existing board to lead the charity into the future.

Main duties/responsibilities:

· Attend two to four face-to-face trustee meetings annually and a number of video meetings.

· Understand and accept the legal responsibilities of being a trustee.

· Develop and uphold trust policy.

· Assess grant applications.

· Occasional public representation of Onaway.

· Provide advice and support to the Trust staff.

Essential trustee skills and attributes:

· Experience of committee membership in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation.

· Strategic vision and good independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and communicate effectively.

· IT literacy with access to a PC and the internet at home/work.

· Good interpersonal, communication, and networking skills – especially with people of differing backgrounds, as you may be required to represent the charity in the field.

· Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to trustee duties

· Experience in one of financial governance, digital communications and marketing or project management.

Desirable trustee skills and attributes:

· Experience/ interest in indigenous peoples and international development

· Experience in assessing grant applications

· Good organisational and administrative skills.

· Willingness to visit beneficiaries overseas.

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