Poppyscotland (The Earl Haig Fund Scotland)
Poppyscotland (The Earl Haig Fund Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014096

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support for the Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. The main funding for this support is achieved by the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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Welfare Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,800
  • Home based role - Covering East Scotland (Perth & Kinross, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians)
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Poppyscotland is at the forefront of delivery of support to our Armed Forces community across Scotland. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

Our work centres around seven key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health. While much of this work is delivered directly, collaboration with other specialist organisations for the benefit of Scotland's Armed Forces community is at the heart of Poppyscotland’s approach.

The Welfare Support Officer manages a caseload; providing support and advocacy to vulnerable beneficiaries and or those identified as having multiple and complex needs. The Welfare Support Officer will work with the individual to identify and prioritise needs and act as a point of contact for individuals whilst working in collaboration with partner organisations drawing on inputs from a wide network of professionals, agencies and volunteers.

The role is home based and normally involves regular travel across the region as outlined in the Job Description. Currently the work is being undertaken remotely with the use of technology rather than face to face. You may also have to work outside office hours as necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

  • General health, social care employment and housing casework experience
  • Experience of working in the Health and Social Care, Housing/Homeless sector
  • Experience of advocating on behalf of clients and beneficiaries
  • Knowledge of UK benefits system, statutory support and relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of mental health, homelessness, offending and substance abuse issues and how to access services for clients
  • Full clean Driving Licence is essential and own car is desirable
  • A relevant qualification in substance misuse and addiction, mental health, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and offending is desirable but not essential
  • PVG membership will be required
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Welfare Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,800
  • Home based role - Covering East Scotland (Perth & Kinross, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians)
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Poppyscotland is at the forefront of delivery of support to our Armed Forces community across Scotland. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

Our work centres around seven key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health. While much of this work is delivered directly, collaboration with other specialist organisations for the benefit of Scotland's Armed Forces community is at the heart of Poppyscotland’s approach.

The Welfare Support Officer manages a caseload; providing support and advocacy to vulnerable beneficiaries and or those identified as having multiple and complex needs. The Welfare Support Officer will work with the individual to identify and prioritise needs and act as a point of contact for individuals whilst working in collaboration with partner organisations drawing on inputs from a wide network of professionals, agencies and volunteers.

The role is home based and normally involves regular travel across the region as outlined in the Job Description. Currently the work is being undertaken remotely with the use of technology rather than face to face. You may also have to work outside office hours as necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

  • General health, social care employment and housing casework experience
  • Experience of working in the Health and Social Care, Housing/Homeless sector
  • Experience of advocating on behalf of clients and beneficiaries
  • Knowledge of UK benefits system, statutory support and relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of mental health, homelessness, offending and substance abuse issues and how to access services for clients
  • Full clean Driving Licence is essential and own car is desirable
  • A relevant qualification in substance misuse and addiction, mental health, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and offending is desirable but not essential
  • PVG membership will be required
Shortlist
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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £46,000 – £50,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2021

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We are best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal. This, combined with our other year-round fundraising, enables us to provide tailored support and vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women and their families to the extent of approximately £3 million per year.

We are seeking to recruit a Head of Finance whose primary responsibilities will be to oversee all financial aspects of Poppyscotland and The Lady Haig Poppy Factory and drive the company’s financial budgeting and planning including:

  • The production of the annual statutory accounts, in line with FRS102 and the Charities SORP.
  • Driving improvements in financial reporting, financial analysis and reconciliations
  • Managing the financial relationship with The Royal British Legion and our subsidiary charity the Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Key Skills

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA or CIPFA/CIMA)
  • Experience of operating at Head of Finance level managing a small team
  • Experience of preparing consolidated statutory accounts for audit and leading an annual budgeting process
  • Experience of reporting to, advising and influencing Senior Management and the Board of Trustees.
  • Experience of developing new processes and procedures and of leading change
  • Practical knowledge of tax legislation in relation to investments and gift aid
  • Adaptable and flexible to varying workloads and changing work practices and procedures
  • Reliable, responsible, and dependable to meeting external and internal deadlines
  • Good communication skills with the ability to convey information effectively to non-financial audiences
  • Experience of working in a charity would be advantageous
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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,700 – £22,440
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We are best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal. This, combined with our other year-round fundraising, enables us to provide tailored support and vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women and their families to the extent of approximately £3 million per year.

We are seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant whose primary responsibilities will be to ensuring the accurate and timely processing of all financial transactions for the Poppy Scotland Group. The role will initially be home based, whilst Covid restrictions still apply but the expectation is that it will be home/office based from September.

Key Responsibilities

· Preparation of cash and cheque banking using the Solchar scanning system

· Processing and allocating all income, receipts & payments in a timely manner

· Reconciliation of all bank accounts and control accounts

· Production and maintenance of weekly cashflow

· Preparation and set up of daily payments via the Ebis system

· Monitor and maintain all purchase invoices/credit notes to ensure these are correctly allocated and approved on the Ebis system and paid within the agreed supplier payment terms.

· Production of monthly supplier statement reconciliations

· Process sales ledger invoices where required.

· To liaise with customers to ensure prompt payment of invoices

· Processing payroll amendments and ensure information is communicated to HMRC & Pension provider

· Production of monthly payroll control account reconciliations.

Key Skills

· Accountancy qualification at HNC/HND level would be an advantage

· Experience of e-financial systems and processes

· Experience of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activities

· Experience of managing ledgers, bank and other reconciliations

· Strong IT skills – competent user of MS Office, with a high level of proficiency in Excel

· Good Organisational skills and the ability to work accurately to deadlines

· Good communication skills, verbal and written

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Major Gifts, Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and home based
  • Closing 14th July 2021

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital practical advice, assistance and funding.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for securing significant income through Major Gifts, Charitable Grants, Trusts, Foundations and Non-statutory Funding Bodies, to fund general and specific projects. Researching and identifying appropriate funders, whose criteria match our needs, preparing cases for support and submitting compelling written bids and complex grant applications as appropriate and building positive ongoing relationships to maximize the possibility of repeat grants. You will work with colleagues to identify priority work and develop a strong ‘Case for support’ along with timescales and detailed budgets. You will be responsible for ensuring grants are received, payment schedules are adhered to and timely reporting is actioned in order to keep funders informed of our work.

  • Research and identify sources of income from statutory sources, grant-making trusts, corporate trusts, individual trusts and other Major Gift prospects.
  • Prepare, write and submit compelling grant applications to charitable trusts and foundations and major gift prospects.
  • to research, develop and submit high quality funding applications to Trusts and Foundations in relation to the relevant projects.
  • To undertake appropriate presentations and activities in relation to our Trusts and Foundations applications.
  • Nurture good relationships with existing and prospective donors, and develop and deliver excellent stewardship programmes.
  • To liaise with all relevant internal and external bodies including The Royal British Legion, Legion Scotland and The Lady Haig Poppy Factory in the development and delivery of special projects.
  • Track and report back on income raised against clearly defined targets and deadlines.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experience of a similar role within a professional fundraising environment
  • Knowledge and experience of grants and foundations fundraising, and statutory applications.
  • Experience in marketing, sales or business development would be an advantage
  • Strong written and communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences
  • Good research skills with the ability to spot an opportunity
  • Ability to develop and nurture good relationships with existing and prospective donors
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good financial and budget management skills
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