Charity registered in Scotland SC014096
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. An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Welfare Services Coordinator to help progress the work of our Welfare Centre in Kilmarnock.
Your role will be to provide information, advice and support to beneficiaries and other visitors to the Kilmarnock centre as appropriate. Undertake eligibility assessments and devise work plans with clients. You will make managed referrals to specialist organisations and partners as required and where appropriate, signpost and guide clients to alternative sources of help and support. You will also promote awareness of the work of Poppyscotland to reach beneficiaries in the local communities.
Key Skills & Experience
• Experience of delivering a person-centred service
• Clear confident communicator both orally and written.
• Ability to build and develop positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent administrative, organizational, planning and coordination skills and ability to work to deadlines
• A knowledge of the military is essential
• Effective reporting and presenting skills (written and oral) for a range of audiences
• IT literacy including proficient use of MS Office functions and databases
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 need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. The main funding for this support is achieved by the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.
We are seeking to recruit a Volunteer Development Officer whose primary responsibility will be to recruit, develop and support volunteers across Scotland the majority of whom act as Area Organisers for the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal. Occasional travel and working outwith normal office hours may be required. You will have access to a Poppyscotland vehicle.
Skills & Experience
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
The role 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.
The Moving Poppy Coordinator will be responsible for researching and booking suitable venues to host the Moving Poppy vehicle in line with our objectives.
The role will be based in the Glasgow office but some travel within Scotland and weekend work will be required. The role may be expected to support the Moving Poppy Learning and Outreach Officers if required on an ad-hoc basis.
· Working to achieve the aims and outcomes of the Moving Poppy for new and existing audiences.
· To schedule and book schools onto learning sessions.
· Scheduling and coordinating staff rotas, responding to enquiries.
· Acting as the central liaison for local contacts and the Moving Poppy team.
· Meeting and liaising with local authority contacts across all 32 local authorities to plan locations suitable for the vehicle.
· Establishing and engaging with new local and national partners to create a ‘joined up’ approach to delivery.
· Securing and negotiating delivery opportunities at national events (e.g. Royal Highland Show).
· Ensuring cost-effective delivery by applying a logical approach to logistics (route planning), assessing site suitability and booking suitable venues (in terms of vehicle accessibility).
· Ensuring appropriate accommodation and travel is arranged for Moving Poppy staff.
· Creating and issuing schedules for Moving Poppy staff in a timely manner.
· Administration of the vehicle maintenance schedule.
· Assisting with the production of promotional campaign materials including posters and social media and distributing to local contacts.
· Production of quarterly and annual delivery reports for the campaign.
· Where appropriate, publicising the Moving Poppy at local and national events, conferences and forums.
· Undertaking any other duties as required to support the success of the Moving Poppy project.
· Working with the Moving Poppy team to ensure the vehicle is maintained and keeping appropriate records.
Key Skills / Qualities
· Excellent organisational skills.
· Effective verbal and written communication skills( being able to communicate clearly, effectively and with accuracy is essential).
· Ability to assimilate information quickly
· Ability to meet tight deadlines.
· Proficient in utilising IT including Microsoft Word and Excel to a high standard.
· Ability to take initiative and work without supervision.
· Marketing and/or event management experience.
· Understanding of Scottish Education system is desirable but not essential.
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
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 Deputy Head of Welfare Services – Welfare Support will be responsible for the development and implementation of the new Poppyscotland Welfare Support Service, which will have national capability and includes the introduction of peripatetic Welfare Support Officers and Independent Living Advisers who will work to support the Armed Forces community all over Scotland. The role will be responsible for the management of operations, staff and budgets, and will work across Scotland to support their team.
This role will involve regular travel across Scotland with a requirement to work outside office hours as necessary.
Key Skills & Experience
• Proven management experience and leadership skills
• Experience of working within the welfare/social sector; supporting a team who are responsible for managing multiple and complex caseloads
• Knowledge of the benefits system, mental health, homelessness, offending and substance abuse issues and how to access services for clients
• Good communication skills both written and verbal
• Financial and budgetary management experience
• Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills, including ability to deliver multiple priorities.
• Driving License is essential and own car is desirable
• Knowledge of the UK Armed Forces community is desirable but not essential
• A relevant qualification in the social policy field, e.g, Substance misuse and addiction, mental health, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and offending is desirable but not essential
18th January 2017
We would ask the group to meet regularly to come up with fundraising ideas. The group will then create fundraising ideas and run actitivies to raise money. The group will also be ambassadors for the project, meeting with the veterans involved from time to time to keep up to date … Read more