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 Officers

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Home based covering one of four regions
  • Closing 23rd January 2019

Region 1 Shetland, Orkney, Highland, Western Isles, Moray, Aberdeen

Region 2 Perth & Kinross, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians

Region 3 Renfrewshire & Inverclyde, Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders

Region 4Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Glasgow

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 four newly created Welfare Support Officers will provide support and advocacy to vulnerable beneficiaries and or those identified as having multiple and complex needs. As well as develop and manage individual Support Plans, acting as point of contact for clients whilst working in collaboration with partner organisations to draw on inputs from a wide network of professionals, agencies and volunteers.

These roles will be home based and will involve regular travel across one of the four regions of Scotland as outlined in the Job Description. 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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Regional Fundraiser (West)

  • Full time
  • £24,480
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2019

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. Most of our funding comes from donations to the Scottish Poppy Appeal, however, we also have active supporter-led, individual giving, events and corporate fundraising programmes.

Your main responsibility will be to continue to develop, implement and grow supporter-led fundraising across the West of Scotland. A critical part of this role is also to support our volunteer Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to maximise their local appeal totals.

Key Skills / Experience

• experience of delivering regional fundraising activities

• experience of recruiting, motivating, managing and developing volunteers for fundraising activities

• experience of developing relationships across a wide range of external customers including individuals, groups and companies

• experience of using fundraising databases and spreadsheets

• excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters with a positive and co-operative attitude

• a willingness to use initiative and take on responsibilities and challenges

• honesty and integrity

• experience of managing projects ensuring completion within budget and to meet tight deadline

• strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences

• good financial management skills including ability to budget forecast and report fundraising income and expenditure

• full, UK driving licence is essential

• knowledge of the local business and the military is desirable

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Independent Living Advisers

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Home based covering one of two regions
  • Closing 23rd January 2019

Region 1 – Highland, Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland, Moray, Aberdeen, Perth & Kinross, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians, Forth Valley

Region 2 - Renfrewshire & Inverclyde, Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders, Lanarkshire, Glasgow

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 Independent Living Advisers will manage a caseload; providing person-centred advice, support and advocacy for members of the Armed Forces community who are living with, or caring for someone living with, long term illness, continuing care or disabilities and help them to access statutory support services, where appropriate.

This role will be home based and will involve regular travel across one of the two regions of Scotland as outlined in the Job Description. You may also have to work outside office hours as necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

• Experience of working in an Independent Living advisory capacity

• Understanding of devolved Health and Social Care systems

• Advocacy experience in a social care/welfare environment

• Experience of working with people with disabilities, older people or carers

• Good understanding of disability legislation and disability rights

• Full clean Driving Licence is essential and own car is desirable

• Relevant sector specific qualification, e.g, NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care is desirable but not essential

• PVG membership will be required

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Moving Poppy Learning & Outreach Officers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000
  • Based in Glasgow with travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th January 2019

Description

The Moving Poppy is a unique and ambitious project taking elements of Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory tour experience and Poppyscotland’s archive collection, on the road. The purpose-built vehicle will be free-to-access and accessible-to-all and will tour Scotland from early 2019 as a legacy to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It will deliver lessons and activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans across Scotland. The project has been funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR Funds and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Purpose of the post

We are recruiting one Full-time and one Part-time Learning and Outreach Officer. The roles will involve performing all duties to ensure the smooth running of the Moving Poppy programme delivering lessons and activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans across Scotland. This role will regularly involve nights away from home.

Main Responsibilities

· Delivering activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans to schools, organisations and at events throughout Scotland.

· Proactively manage the logistics of the Moving Poppy to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.

· To assist with the management and curation of exhibits.

· Managing Moving Poppy volunteers.

· Use various methods to promote, market and enhance the experience of the Moving Poppy to new and existing audiences throughout Scotland such as social media.

Key Skills / Qualities

· Demonstrate an understanding of the Scottish Education system along with as enthusiasm and passion for education.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters including children and young people.

· Ability to engage children and adults in learning.

· Good knowledge and understanding of the relevant heritage and/or the ability to learn about this quickly.

· Experience of working with different learner needs (ages, abilities) both in formal and informal education an advantage.

· Ability to problem-solve, to work independently and in a team on desired outcomes to agreed timescale.

· Flexibility is essential to the role and will include evening and weekend work. Travel, including overnight stays, will be required. This will be an annualised hours contract.

· A PVG certificate will be required for the successful candidate.

· A full clean driving licence is essential.

· A current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) would be beneficial but not essential.

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Moving Poppy Driver (FT & PT)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow based with travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th January 2019

Description

The Moving Poppy is a unique and ambitious project taking elements of Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory tour experience and Poppyscotland’s archive collection, on the road. The purpose-built vehicle will be free-to-access and accessible-to-all and will tour Scotland from early 2019 as a legacy to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It will deliver lessons and activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans across Scotland. The project has been funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR Funds and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Purpose of the post

We are recruiting one full-time and one part-time driver. The Moving Poppy Driver will undertake the operation, driving and route planning of the Moving Poppy vehicle throughout Scotland. The vehicle is an 18T truck, with expanding sides. They will also support the Moving Poppy Learning and Outreach Officer in the delivery of activities. This role will regularly involve nights away from home.

Main responsibilities

· Driving the vehicle to and from outreach activities throughout Scotland.

· Maintaining records of driving hours, distance travelled and ensuring compliance with legal requirements such as health and safety regulations.

· Work with the team to prepare an appropriate route plan for journeys, taking factors such as road conditions and height restrictions into account, as well as weather and fuel needs.

· On arrival at site, set up and open up the vehicle appropriately for the audience requirements.

· Undertake regular, routine maintenance checks of the vehicle, fixtures and fittings including fuelling, oil checks, water and tyres as well as organising vehicle servicing and reporting maintenance requirements to enable them to be dealt with appropriately.

· Maintain the overall tidiness and cleanliness of the vehicle internally and externally.

· Ensure the safe operation of the activities, whilst contributing to day to day operational planning and discussion.

· Support the Moving Poppy Outreach and Learning Officer in the delivery of activities.

Key Skills / Qualities

· A full current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is essential.

· Experience of driving an 18T vehicle on a variety of road types.

· Proven track record in basic vehicle maintenance and a working understanding of vehicle mechanics.

· Ability to work as part of a close-knit team while using your own initiative, demonstrating a professional approach to work at all times is key.

· Ability to identify and solve problems e.g. route changes/weather challenges is a must, as is the ability to keep accurate records e.g. driving hours, mileage, fuel use and expenditure.

· Good planning and organisational skills demonstrating flexibility of approach when required.

· Positive approach, whilst acting in a way which projects personal credibility, inspires trust and helps you share your knowledge and experience.

· Keeping up to date with relevant legislation.

· Good relationship skills and willingness to interact with children and young people.

· Flexible and able to undertake regular travel and overnight stays around Scotland.

· A PVG certificate will be required for the successful candidate.

· Previous military experience may be of benefit to this role.

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Welfare Services Coordinator (West)

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 1st February 2019

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.

You will be responsible for facilitating a personalised and holistic approach to meet the needs of beneficiaries, providing information, advice and support to them, potential beneficiaries, and members of the public from our Welfare Centre in Kilmarnock. You will undertake eligibility assessments of beneficiaries and devise work plans with clients. You will make referrals to specialist organisations and partners as required, or where appropriate, signpost and guide clients to alternative sources of help and support. To reach beneficiaries in the local communities you will promote awareness of Poppyscotland and its services. You will be required to maintain accurate and meaningful client records for service delivery and statistical analysis. You will support volunteers working in the front line office and deputise for the Welfare Centre Manager when required.

Key Skills -

· Experience of developing and delivering a person-centred service.

· Excellent organizational, planning and coordination skills and ability to work to deadlines.

· Ability to exercise initiative and respond proactively to emerging issues.

· Ability to build and develop positive relationships with staff and stakeholders.

· Clear confident communicator both orally and written.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Empathy and understanding of clients issues.

· IT literacy including proficient use of MS Office functions and databases.

· Effective reporting and presenting skills (written and oral) for a range of audiences.

· A knowledge of the military is essential.

· Experience of working with those affected by mental health issues is desirable.

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Purpose of the post

To develop, implement and evaluate the Learning Strategy and Plan. The strategy will promote excellence in learning experiences motivating and inspiring individuals, groups, and businesses to maximise volunteering and fundraising.

To manage the Learning team including the Moving Poppy outreach staff. The Moving Poppy truck will travel Scotland visiting schools and diverse communities and will include interactive exhibits, artefacts and oral histories of personal stories of military life. Not only will it interpret the heritage of the poppy but will host activities for groups to explore and share a contemporary understanding of remembrance, the nature of conflict and the poppy’s role in modern Scottish society as a symbol of unity and hope and will provide a unique and exciting opportunity to explore and promote all that the poppy stands for.

Key Skills / Qualities

· Knowledge and understanding of the Scottish education system including the Curriculum for Excellence

· Experience of managing projects with the ability to deliver multiple priorities ensuring completion within budget and deadlines

· Ideally experience of managing a team across a number of locations

· Experience of working with external stakeholders and funders such as National Lottery Heritage Funding

· Experience of managing an outreach project/vehicle would be an advantage but not essential

· Experience of the charity environment and ideally knowledge of the military.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters.

· Strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences.

· Good financial management skills including ability to forecast and provide accurate income and expenditure detail.

· Cooperative, adaptable and flexible attitude

· Reliable and dependable with the ability to work independently using your own Initiative

· Experience of managing volunteers.

· PVG registration required

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Purpose of the post

To lead, motivate, manage and develop the Scottish Poppy Appeal, Volunteer Development and Regional Fundraising teams assessing activities to ensure the best use of people, resources and systems to deliver organisational objectives.

To develop, implement and monitor business plans which deliver fundraising targets.

To promote excellence in donor stewardship and volunteering to motivate and inspire individuals, groups, and local business

Key Skills / Qualities

· Ideally 3 years experience of managing a fundraising team with the ability to lead, manage and motive staff across a number of locations.

· Experience of financial management and budgetary control including developing fully costed business plans and budgeting

· Excellent planning, project management and organisational skills, including ability to deliver multiple priorities internally and externally.

· Experience of delivering and achieving fundraising success

· Experience of new business development including research and production of proposals.

· Up-to-date knowledge of general fundraising methods.

· Experience of using fundraising information systems and databases.

· Excellent interpersonal skills including networking, persuasion and diplomacy in order to represent the organisation effectively to senior external stakeholders and supporters.

· Strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences.

· Strong new business development skills.

· Positive and cooperative attitude

· Adaptable and flexible to respond to changing opportunities

· Reliable, dependable and confident to use own initiative.

· Clean driving licence

· Knowledge and empathy of the military charity sector would be an advantage.

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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.

You will be the first point of contact for all Poppyscotland Welfare Services enquiries. You will be responsible for identifying priorities, judging the best avenues of support, signposting, making referrals and responding to enquiries in an accurate and timely manner. You will ensure internal databases are maintained and provide administrative support to the Welfare Services team.

Key Skills / Experience

· Commitment to customer engagement and the ability to respond positively and cooperatively to the needs of internal and external customers.

· Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people.

· Good organisational skills and the ability to manage a range of tasks, prioritising your own workload to meet deadlines.

· Ability to work flexibly using own initiative in a busy environment whilst working effectively with the team.

· Proficient use of MS Office, databases and keyboard skills

· Clear confident communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to deal with personal information in a confidential and sensitive manner

· Knowledge of the Armed Forces sector would be an advantage

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This vacancy has now closed

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.

You will be responsible for data management, analysis and preparing reports on Welfare Service activities. The post-holder will work cross-departmentally and externally to raise and maintain the profile of our Welfare Services through a range of communication tools as well as providing support to the wider Welfare Services team.

Key Skills / Experience

· Maintain and update the internal communications plan for the Welfare Services team, including website and social media activity, ensuring effective use of social media to profile key Welfare Services messages.

· Maintain and update the Welfare Services section of the website, ensuring web articles are relevant, well written and contain suitable images. Maintain a close and positive working relationship with the PR & Marketing team.

· Drafting, editing and preparation of Welfare Services promotional content (including images, case studies and copy) for publication in magazines, newsletters, reports and leaflets.

· Represent and promote Poppyscotland Welfare Services at external events as and when required.

· Make effective use of data available to report on Welfare Services activity, evidence where there is Welfare need which ultimately influences service provision.

· Manage the collation of departmental statistical data and reports compiling and interpreting these as required by the DHWS to ensure that they reflect an up to date position on relevant Welfare activities.

· Identify funding opportunities for Welfare Services activity and work with the Fundraising department to realise those opportunities.

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