Listen Well Scotland
Listen Well Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC044382

Listen Well Scotland provides safe & robust listening training including ONLINE courses. We also offer 1:1 Listening Time4U in a number of community settings. YOU can make a positive impact on mental health by learning to LISTEN WELL

Current vacancies

Deputy to Director of Training & Listening Services

  • Part time
  • £18,270 pro-rata
  • Home based (occasional meeting in Aberdeen or Inverness or Edinburgh possible)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

The charity believes good listening is going to be needed more than ever following this pandemic.

Listen Well Scotland is looking for an individual who recognises the importance of listening for mental resilience and wellbeing. We are particularly looking for enthusiasm, interest and commitment to help us through this time of change and growth and actively support our volunteer team of trainers and listeners by seeking to ensure the charity's work is sustainable in future.

Main Role

The main purpose is for this post holder to work closely with, support, and deputise for the Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS) as necessary, across the spectrum of operational management of the activities of the organisation. Whilst existing knowledge of Listen Well Scotland’s structure and services will be helpful, applications from people with no previous connections are also very welcome.

At Listen Well Scotland, we are confident our robust, high-quality training and our one-to-one listening service (Listening Time4U) can and do positively impact mental resilience and wellbeing. Over the last year we have developed our training courses for adults into online and virtual workshop format, and work is progressing apace with similar developments in the resources for young people

Working with our LWS Team, you would bring a commitment and enthusiasm to fulfil the charity's response to meeting the growing interest in listening training and enable the building of a listening culture in families, schools, the NHS, workplaces and communities across Scotland.

This role would provide an exciting, stimulating opportunity and challenge to make a significant difference to mental wellbeing in Scotland, particularly but not exclusively for young people.

You will have an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and experience in volunteer and stakeholder relationships.

You will be joining a charity addressing one of the most significant challenges of our time - MENTAL HEALTH.

This is a role that will continue to be developed as LWS implements its recovery plan following the covid-19 restrictions, and it will be a priority for permanent funding at the earliest opportunity, and at a higher level. There is scope for the deputy to expand skills in management and volunteer relations, including developing into the Director role.

Reporting to: Trustee with Governance remit

Working with: Board of Trustees and Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS)

Duration:Fixed term July 2021 up to end of June 2022. Extension and development of role may be possible, depending on fundraising.

Probation period:3 months

Holiday entitlement:Part time employees’ annual holiday and public holiday entitlement will accrue on a pro-rata basis according to number of hours worked.

To find out more about the work of Listen Well Scotland you are encouraged to visit our website. listenwellscotland.org.uk

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Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,934 pro-rata
  • Home based (occasional meeting in Aberdeen or Inverness or Edinburgh possible)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

This provides an exciting opportunity to take on a pivotal role leading the marketing and communication for a rapidly growing charity. At Listen Well Scotland, we focus on developing listening skills through online and face-to-face training to support mental wellbeing. New online courses and virtual workshops continue to be developed as requests for listening training expand, To achieve our ambitious goals for growth we will need to promote and market our courses widely.

Your role will be to increase the visibility of Listen Well Scotland’s presence nationally and to engage creatively to make key stakeholders aware of the high-quality listening training resources and services available. Income from increasing course sales is vital for the future, and identifying new sectors where online courses can be offered would be of value.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate an aptitude for sales, marketing and communication who can create a high profile for the charity through various and diverse channels of communication.

This role is part-time, and we would welcome people returning to the profession after a career break who are looking for a degree of work flexibility and the ability to work from home. We would also welcome less experienced applicants who can demonstrate the leadership qualities to develop a career in marketing and communications. We are also advertising for a part-time fundraising officer, and we would consider combining the roles for the right applicant. In your application, please indicate if you are applying for this role or both roles.

We are offering this position on a fixed-term contract basis. However, we would like to extend this role on a more permanent basis if we successfully develop our revenue from courses and grant aid. In this respect, the development of the charity and the permanency of this role is very much something the successful appointee could influence.

Reporting to:Chair of Trustees

Working with: Board of Trustees and Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS)

Duration:Fixed term July 2021 up to end of June 2022 (50 weeks). Extension may be possible, depending on fundraising. The Board of LWS will also consider applications to combine this post with the one for a Fundraising Officer (Trusts & Foundations), advertised in parallel (see……), should the requirements specified for both positions be met.

Probation period:3 months

Holiday entitlement:Part time employees’ annual holiday and public holiday entitlement will accrue on a pro-rata basis according to number of hours worked.

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Fundraiser (Trusts & Foundations)

  • Part time
  • £21,934 pro-rata
  • Home based (occasional meeting in Aberdeen or Inverness or Edinburgh possible)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

This provides an exciting opportunity to take on a pivotal role leading the fundraising activity for a rapidly growing charity. At Listen Well Scotland, we focus on developing listening skills through online and face-to-face training to support mental wellbeing. New online courses and virtual workshops continue to be developed as requests for listening training expand, and to meet the rising operational needs, further funding is required urgently.

The main role is to support Listen Well Scotland to obtain funding from

  • Sources prepared to make significant awards (circa £50,000) per year to cover core revenue costs over 2 to 3 years
  • Funding events and initiatives
  • Developing partnerships with potential fund-raising partnerships

We are looking for someone who is dynamic and innovative and can demonstrate initiative and leadership in fundraising. Knowledge of the public and private grant award system would be an advantage. Some experience in fundraising is preferred, but we would welcome applications from people with a passion for charity fundraising who can demonstrate an ability to increase knowledge and skills in fundraising. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role, demonstrating an ability to write compelling funding applications. We are a small team, and applicants should be confident in working independently with limited supervision.

Therefore, being proactive and dynamic, confident in your abilities are the essential qualities we are looking to find. You will be working with the marketing and communications officer to find new areas of funding.

The role is part time, and we would welcome people returning to the profession after a career break, who are looking for a degree of work flexibility and the ability to work from home. We would also welcome less experienced applicants who can demonstrate the leadership qualities to develop a career in fundraising. We are also advertising for a part time marketing and communications officer, and we would consider combining the roles for the right applicant. In your application, please indicate if you are applying for this role or for both roles.

We are offering this position on a fixed term contract basis. However, we would like to extend this role on a more permanent basis if we are successful in raising funds to do so. In this respect, development of the charity and the permanency of the role is something the successful appointee could influence.

Reporting to:Trustee with Finance remit

Working with: Board of Trustees and Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS)

Duration:Fixed term July 2021 up to end of June 2022 (50 weeks). Extension may be possible, depending on fundraising. The Board of LWS will also consider applications to combine this post with the one for a Marketing & Communications Officer, advertised in parallel (see……), should the requirements specified for both positions be met.

Probation period:3 months

Holiday entitlement:Part time employees’ annual holiday and public holiday entitlement will accrue on a pro-rata basis according to number of hours worked.

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