British Heart Foundation
British Heart Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC039426

We’re working hard across Scotland to raise the funds we need to continue our life saving research. We’re supporting people living with heart disease and working to reduce the heart health risks of future generations.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £27,500
  • Dual - Edinburgh office & home
  • Closing 27th October 2021

The opportunity

Do you have experience working in policy or public affairs? Are you passionate about driving change in government promoting the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) mission to fund lifesaving research and advocating for the 7 million people living in the UK with a heart and circulatory disease?

If so, you may be the Policy and Public Affairs Officer we need!

About the role

You’ll support the promotion of the BHF to politicians, civil servants, researchers and service planners in Scotland, helping to ensure that key decision-makers consider the BHF the expert on heart health and research.

You'll also look for ways to engage key stakeholders with our work in their constituencies and areas of influence in particular our research, survival, support and grow income programmes.

You’ll influence the Scottish Government and other key stakeholders on our influencing priorities, making cardiovascular disease a priority in Scotland; and contributing to ensuring Scotland has an environment which supports excellence in heart research.

The BHF Policy and Public Affairs team exists to build support amongst key decision makers so that we can beat heart disease for good. We develop the BHF’s position and engage and influence stakeholders to help ensure the UK remains a global leader in heart and circulatory research.

About you

You’ll have experience of working in policy development and a proven ability to write clearly, concisely and persuasively for political audiences. You’ll also have sound knowledge of the workings of government and governmental procedures in Scotland and an interest in and understanding of the external political environment and political developments as they affect the BHF.

You’ll join BHF Scotland at an exciting time for both the charity and heart health in Scotland and will play a key role in the strategic communication of the scale of BHF investment in Scotland and the impact it is having on the lives of everyone in Scotland and the UK.

To be successful in this role you’ll have the following skills and experience:

• Exceptional research and analytical skills

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Ability to take a flexible approach to work within a matrixed team

• Able to build influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders

About us

Since the British Heart Foundation’s creation more than 50 years ago, the research we have funded has helped to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many heart and circulatory diseases. The breakthroughs we have helped make possible include new treatments for heart attacks, genetic diagnosis of inherited heart disease, the UK’s first heart transplant and the first portable defibrillator.

Here at the British Heart Foundation we celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy and we drive our strategy through our diversity and inclusion leaders group Kaleidoscope. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

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Fundraising Manager - East Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £33,050
  • Home based in East Scotland
  • Closing 4th January 2022

The opportunity

Could you motivate, inspire and influence individuals, groups, and corporations to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and achieve their fundraising goals? Do you love meeting and exceeding targets?

Would you like a people-focussed role where every day you have a direct impact on funding life-saving science?

If so, you could be our new Fundraising Manager for East Scotland. This is a great opportunity to cover a fundraising patch which has massive potential for growth.

About the role

When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. In this role you'll have a direct impact by helping fund our life saving research and helping to build a healthier world for everyone.

In this role, you’ll recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community. You’ll identify, develop and steward new relationships with corporate supporters, fundraising groups, and high value prospects.

You’ll inspire and bring out the best in our supporters, corporate partnerships and fundraising groups, enabling them to achieve their ambitious fundraising goals and reach their potential.

Joining a brave, informed, compassionate, and driven team, you’ll work with BHF colleagues and volunteers to unlock new opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to make a real difference and impact in your community, help grow our BHF supporter network, and raise funds to power remarkable research breakthroughs.

This is a rewarding and fast-paced role, in a regional field team. No two days will be the same as you'll be working with individuals, groups, and corporates, supporting them with their fundraising ambitions.

This is a field-based role covering East Scotland (EH, TD postcodes).

About you

Ambitious and tenacious, you’ll have strong planning and prioritisation skills, and enjoy working at pace and managing multiple deadlines. You’ll be data driven you’ll be able to provide insight and analysis to identify and nurture opportunities.

A creative thinker, you'll have exceptional problem-solving skills only matched by your ability to bring the BHF to life and tell stories about our research that influence and motivate.

The team combines experience from the private, public and third sector and we're looking for someone to join us with:

• Business acumen with proven experience of meeting and exceeding targets and working to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

• Excellent ability to motivate, inspire and influence people

• Strong communication and networking skills and a proven ability to build long last relationships

• Proven ability to track and report on income

• A track record of writing proposals that are engaging and concise

You'll need to live in the "EH" postcode areas or be able to relocate to this region. If you intend to relocate, please make this clear in your submission.

You'll need a full UK driving licence, access to a car, and the ability to work evenings and weekends where required. You can work under your own initiative from a home base whilst still contributing positively to your regional team.

In your supporting statement, we would like you demonstrate:

• Pitching and winning a partnership or project with a focus on identifying and securing the opportunity

• An example of growing income and networks

• Experience of managing high-value corporate and/or individual relationships

• Your passion for our cause

• Whether you plan on relocating to the region (if not already living there)

About us

Everything we do comes back to funding life-saving research into all heart and circulatory conditions including heart failure, stroke, and vascular dementia. Every hour of research we’ve ever funded, every item we’ve ever sold, every campaign we’ve ever run, all the support we’ve ever given. The donations we receive are used to make people’s lives healthier and longer.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

What can we offer you

We offer excellent benefits including generous annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential. To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.

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Retail Volunteering Manager - Scotland, the Borders and Cumbria

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,000
  • Home based
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

The opportunity

Do you have a background in volunteering management? Have you got previous retail knowledge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Retail Volunteering Manager to join and support our Retail teams across the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

About the role

As our Retail Volunteering Manager, you’ll work alongside our Regional and Area Managers covering Scotland, the Borders and Cumbria to deliver the BHF’s local and national volunteering strategy, supporting our retail team to recruit, train and retain an unpaid workforce.

Reporting into the Retail Volunteering Operations Manager, you’ll work alongside a dynamic, collaborative team of seven Retail Volunteering Managers, who have accountability for circa 100 shops each and will work closely with colleagues across the BHF, local communities, and external organisations to grow volunteer participation in your patch.

Working arrangements

This is a field based role and will cover Scotland, the Borders and Cumbria. You'll be based at home but will travel extensively across these regions.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’d be happy to consider a job share in this role and will be happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

About you

As an expert volunteering manager, you’ll be working with and influencing senior stakeholders to deliver credible and innovative solutions that meet KPI's.

With previous experience of training or coaching groups and individuals, you’ll be extremely passionate on all volunteer related topics.

You’ll have excellent organisation and communication skills with the ability to probe, investigate and challenge when needed.

Please note that this role will cover Scotland, the Borders and Cumbria, and therefore there will be a considerable amount of travel and some overnight stays depending on where the successful applicant lives. All applicants must also hold a full driving license.

About us

Every single one of us is vulnerable to the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases – they are the world’s biggest killers. But the research we fund represents hope. And nothing matters more than finding cures and treatments that give us more time with the people we love.

We have the support of over 22,000 volunteers across the organisation. The volunteering team aim to deliver consistency of approach to volunteering, wherever and however people choose to give their time to us, to ensure they have an experience that is valuable to both the volunteer and the BHF.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

What can we offer you?

Our MyBHF Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential.

Our generous staff benefits include:

• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• Private medical insurance

• Dental health cover

• Contribution towards gym membership

• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%

• Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.

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Top job! Head of BHF Scotland

  • Full time
  • £61,000 – £64,000
  • Dual - Edinburgh office & home
  • Closing 20th September 2022

The opportunity

We have an opportunity for someone to join us as our Head of BHF Scotland and be the BHF’s most senior leader in Scotland, responsible for enhancing the charity’s reputation and inspiring greater support, income, and influence.

The BHF is the largest heart charity in Scotland, supporting more than £50m of lifesaving cardiovascular research and providing information and support to thousands of families affected by heart and circulatory diseases. To raise funds and support this lifesaving work, the BHF has around 70 shops in Scotland, runs countless fundraising events, and is powered by more than 2,000 colleagues and volunteers.

As our Head of BHF Scotland you’ll be responsible for bringing together BHF Scotland to collaborate and ensure the BHF’s activities are aligned to deliver maximum impact in support of its strategy and charitable mission.

You’ll give impactful media interviews and build relationships with partners and external stakeholders crucial to the achievement of BHF’s research, policy, fundraising and retail objectives. You’ll also work in partnership with our philanthropic, corporate and community fundraising teams to identify prospects, build relationships, and inspire greater support and income for the charity’s lifesaving work.

You’ll be an internal champion for BHF Scotland, playing a leading role in strategic BHF projects, ensuring the charity takes a four nations view in everything it does, and maintaining strong connections between BHF’s central teams and BHF Scotland.

Working arrangements

This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and our Edinburgh office.

The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you must be prepared to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause. Most of our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office each week, on average.

Excited by the role, but not sure you tick every box? You may need a little more help balancing your work and home life, so please feel free to explore the flexibility you may need with us at the application or interview stage.

About you

An experienced senior leader, potentially with a background in communications or charity fundraising, you’ll have excellent communication and relationship building skills and have the initiative to spot and seize strategic opportunities.

With an awareness of medical research and heart health issues, you’ll have a good understanding of the fundraising environment in Scotland and will be a natural collaborator, able to influence internally and externally in pursuit of achieving BHF Scotland’s objectives.

With a proven track record in leadership and management, you’ll have experience of fostering and leading collaborative cross directorate projects to support fundraising, engagement and / or policy activities and will have previous experience of representing organisations to the media.

A strategic thinker who can implement communications strategies that support the delivery of organisational and marketing strategies, you’ll be able to work with and inspire high performance in Scotland.

About us

Every single one of us is vulnerable to the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases – they are the world’s biggest killers. But the research we fund represents hope. And nothing matters more than finding cures and treatments that give us more time with the people we love.

We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. We have a strong culture of internal progression and will actively support you to develop your career within the wider organisation.

Our generous staff benefits include:

• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• Private medical insurance

• Dental health cover

• Contribution towards gym membership

• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%

• Life assurance

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Retail Internal Auditor

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £31,500
  • Home based
  • Closing 26th September 2022

The opportunity

Are you an Internal Auditor who would like to put their mark on the work of one of the country’s largest charities?

Could you recommend and improve out shops and stores to exceed operation standards?

If so, you could be the Retail Internal Auditor we’re looking for!

You’ll play a crucial role in providing assurance to Senior Management and Trustees that British Heart Foundation (BHF) Retail Outlets are operating as expected.

Identifying potential weaknesses and shortfalls you’ll will be instrumental in making recommendations and highlighting improvements, working with Shop and Area Managers to help individual outlets meet and exceed the required operating standards and will act as a key driver for change and improvement in our retail operations.

Our Retail Internal Audit Team is an intrinsic part of the overall BHF Risk & Assurance Strategy and is seen as a key component of the three lines of defence model. A key feature of the team is to provide proactive support to the Retail Directorate in order to help contribute to the delivery of improvements and efficiencies, whilst retaining a strong degree of independence in its reporting and assurance to the wider BHF Charity.

Working requirements

This is a home based position with extensive travel covering your patch and extensive overnight stays required.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in different ways, from the hours or days they work, to their office or home location or a blend between the two. Please feel free to talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role in helping to deliver our cause.

About you

With an entry level qualification in Internal Auditing or Health & Safety (e.g. CIA, IOSH), you’ll have previous retail management experience and an in-depth knowledge of Shop & Store operations including till operations and financial systems ideally gained in a Charity environment.

You’ll have previous audit experience and/or extensive Charity Retail experience gained in a Shop or Store Manager, Regional Support Manager or Area Manager role, as well as experience of conducting Compliance, Operational, Security and Health & Safety Audits.

With experience of conducting investigations, gathering evidence and writing reports you’ll also have experience of training and supporting staff to deliver improved performance outcomes.

With strong personal integrity, you’ll be able to make clear independent judgments and reports without fear of influence or persuasion, and will have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to develop and maintain strong working relationships, both with auditees and Senior Management in the BHF.

A confident self-starter, able to manage their time and own workload with the minimum of supervision, you’ll be able to work as a highly effective team player, able to both collaborate and lead on audits, investigations and projects.

You’ll have a robust, determined, inquisitive nature with a willingness to go the extra mile to resolve issues, and will be able to cope with, and resolve, conflict.

About us

When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. And with our campaigning we help build a healthier world for everyone.

We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

What can we offer you?

We offer excellent benefits including 30 days annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential.

To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.

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